R McNeill Alexander

Summary

Affiliation: University of Leeds
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Energetics and optimization of human walking and running: the 2000 Raymond Pearl memorial lecture
    R McNeill Alexander
    School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
    Am J Hum Biol 14:641-8. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Biomechanics: stable running
    R McNeill Alexander
    Institute for Integrative and Comparative Biology, University of Leeds, LC Miall Building, Leeds, UK
    Curr Biol 17:R253-5. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Biophysics. Antennae as gyroscopes
    R McNeill Alexander
    Institute for Integrative and Comparative Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Science 315:771-2. 2007
  4. pmc Dinosaur biomechanics
    R McNeill Alexander
    Institute for Integrative and Comparative Biology, University of Leeds, Miall Building, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1849-55. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint A new sense for muddy water
    R McNeill Alexander
    University of Leeds
    J Exp Biol 209:200-1. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Mechanics of animal movement
    R McNeill Alexander
    School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Curr Biol 15:R616-9. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Models and the scaling of energy costs for locomotion
    R McNeill Alexander
    School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    J Exp Biol 208:1645-52. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Physiology. Walking made simple
    R McNeill Alexander
    School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Science 308:58-9. 2005
  9. pmc Bipedal animals, and their differences from humans
    R McN Alexander
    School of Biology, University of Leeds, UK
    J Anat 204:321-30. 2004
  10. pmc Hitching a lift hydrodynamically--in swimming, flying and cycling
    R McNeill Alexander
    School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    J Biol 3:7. 2004

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Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Energetics and optimization of human walking and running: the 2000 Raymond Pearl memorial lecture
    R McNeill Alexander
    School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
    Am J Hum Biol 14:641-8. 2002
    ..Energy costs are also increased by heavy loads, though it seems possible in some circumstances to carry moderate loads without measurable extra cost...
  2. ncbi request reprint Biomechanics: stable running
    R McNeill Alexander
    Institute for Integrative and Comparative Biology, University of Leeds, LC Miall Building, Leeds, UK
    Curr Biol 17:R253-5. 2007
    ..Runners need dynamic stability to maintain their gait despite uneven terrain and other disturbances. Research on guinea fowl is providing welcome new insight into how this difficult problem is solved...
  3. ncbi request reprint Biophysics. Antennae as gyroscopes
    R McNeill Alexander
    Institute for Integrative and Comparative Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Science 315:771-2. 2007
  4. pmc Dinosaur biomechanics
    R McNeill Alexander
    Institute for Integrative and Comparative Biology, University of Leeds, Miall Building, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1849-55. 2006
    ..The lack of living specimens and even soft tissues oblige us to make many assumptions. It is important to be aware of the often wide ranges of uncertainty that result...
  5. ncbi request reprint A new sense for muddy water
    R McNeill Alexander
    University of Leeds
    J Exp Biol 209:200-1. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Mechanics of animal movement
    R McNeill Alexander
    School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Curr Biol 15:R616-9. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Models and the scaling of energy costs for locomotion
    R McNeill Alexander
    School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    J Exp Biol 208:1645-52. 2005
    ..The finding that efficiency seems to increase with body mass, at least in running and flight, is discussed in relation to the metabolic energy costs of muscular work and force...
  8. ncbi request reprint Physiology. Walking made simple
    R McNeill Alexander
    School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Science 308:58-9. 2005
  9. pmc Bipedal animals, and their differences from humans
    R McN Alexander
    School of Biology, University of Leeds, UK
    J Anat 204:321-30. 2004
    ..Bipedal locomotion is remarkably economical for wading birds, and expensive for geese and penguins...
  10. pmc Hitching a lift hydrodynamically--in swimming, flying and cycling
    R McNeill Alexander
    School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    J Biol 3:7. 2004
    ..A new study of dolphin mothers and calves exemplifies the advantages of moving in concert...
  11. pmc Modelling approaches in biomechanics
    R McN Alexander
    School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 358:1429-35. 2003
    ..The simpler the model, the clearer it is which of its features is essential to the calculated effect...
  12. ncbi request reprint Evolution. Enhanced: A rodent as big as a buffalo
    R McNeill Alexander
    Department of Pure and Applied Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Science 301:1678-9. 2003
    ..reveals that the capybara would be dwarfed by Phoberomys, a giant rodent the size of a buffalo that lived during the Miocene Epoch...
  13. ncbi request reprint Tendon elasticity and muscle function
    R McNeill Alexander
    School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 133:1001-11. 2002
    ..Thirdly, tendon elasticity affects the control of muscles, enhancing force control at the expense of position control...
  14. pmc Flat and bouncy walking
    R McNeill Alexander
    Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    J Physiol 582:474. 2007
  15. ncbi request reprint Obituary: Knut Schmidt-Nielsen (1915-2007)
    R McNeill Alexander
    R McNeill Alexander is at the Institute for Integrative and Comparative Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT
    Nature 446:744. 2007
  16. ncbi request reprint Sprinting and endurance for cyclists and runners
    R McNeill Alexander
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 290:R757. 2006
  17. ncbi request reprint Biomechanics: frogs in and out of phase
    R McNeill Alexander
    Nature 420:621. 2002