Constraints on locomotor performance in animals: implications for behaviour and fitness

12 October 2012

Presented by A/Prof. Frank Seebacher, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Sydney.

Locomotor performance is essential for activity and behavioural interactions, so thatconstraints on locomotor performance can affect ecology and fitness. Constraints on locomotor performance reside principally in muscle calcium handling dynamics, as well as in metabolic capacities that support muscle function. I will present recent work on the mechanisms that modulate muscle function and metabolism, and I give examples on how these may influence behavioural interactions and fitness.

Time: 1-2pm

Location: DT Anderson Lecture Theatre, A08