Sharon M Swartz

Summary

Affiliation: Brown University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Theoretical and empirical scaling patterns and topological homology in bone trabeculae
    S M Swartz
    Department of Ecology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Biol 201:573-90. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Biomechanics of the bat limb skeleton: scaling, material properties and mechanics
    Sharon M Swartz
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Cells Tissues Organs 187:59-84. 2008
  3. doi request reprint The effect of body size on the wing movements of pteropodid bats, with insights into thrust and lift production
    Daniel K Riskin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Biol 213:4110-22. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Whole-body kinematics of a fruit bat reveal the influence of wing inertia on body accelerations
    Jose Iriarte-Diaz
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Biol 214:1546-53. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Wake structure and wing kinematics: the flight of the lesser dog-faced fruit bat, Cynopterus brachyotis
    Tatjana Y Hubel
    Division of Engineering, Brown University, Providence RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Biol 213:3427-40. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Quantifying the complexity of bat wing kinematics
    Daniel K Riskin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Theor Biol 254:604-15. 2008
  7. pmc Upstroke wing flexion and the inertial cost of bat flight
    Daniel K Riskin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:2945-50. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Design and characterization of a multi-articulated robotic bat wing
    Joseph W Bahlman
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Bioinspir Biomim 8:016009. 2013
  9. pmc Kinematic plasticity during flight in fruit bats: individual variability in response to loading
    Jose Iriarte-Diaz
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e36665. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Kinematics of slow turn maneuvering in the fruit bat Cynopterus brachyotis
    Jose Iriarte-Diaz
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Biol 211:3478-89. 2008

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Theoretical and empirical scaling patterns and topological homology in bone trabeculae
    S M Swartz
    Department of Ecology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Biol 201:573-90. 1998
    ..We found no systematic differences in trabecular size or scaling patterns related to locomotor mode...
  2. ncbi request reprint Biomechanics of the bat limb skeleton: scaling, material properties and mechanics
    Sharon M Swartz
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Cells Tissues Organs 187:59-84. 2008
    ..Conclusion: Bat limb skeletons share features with other mammals and possess specialized characteristics, mostly related to the mechanical demands of flight...
  3. doi request reprint The effect of body size on the wing movements of pteropodid bats, with insights into thrust and lift production
    Daniel K Riskin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Biol 213:4110-22. 2010
    ..Our results demonstrate that for medium- to large-sized bats, the ways that bats modulate their wing kinematics to produce thrust and lift over the course of a wingbeat cycle are independent of body size...
  4. doi request reprint Whole-body kinematics of a fruit bat reveal the influence of wing inertia on body accelerations
    Jose Iriarte-Diaz
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Biol 214:1546-53. 2011
    ..These results highlight the crucial importance of the incorporation of inertial effects of wing motion in the analysis of flapping flight...
  5. doi request reprint Wake structure and wing kinematics: the flight of the lesser dog-faced fruit bat, Cynopterus brachyotis
    Tatjana Y Hubel
    Division of Engineering, Brown University, Providence RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Biol 213:3427-40. 2010
    ..We also investigated the degree of consistency within trials and looked at individual variation in flight parameters, and found distinct differences between individuals as well as within individuals...
  6. doi request reprint Quantifying the complexity of bat wing kinematics
    Daniel K Riskin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Theor Biol 254:604-15. 2008
    ..These groups describe 14/20 joint angles, and provide a framework for models of bat flight for experimental and modeling purposes...
  7. pmc Upstroke wing flexion and the inertial cost of bat flight
    Daniel K Riskin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:2945-50. 2012
    ..This highlights the energetic benefit afforded to bats by the decreased mineralization of the distal wing bones...
  8. ncbi request reprint Design and characterization of a multi-articulated robotic bat wing
    Joseph W Bahlman
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Bioinspir Biomim 8:016009. 2013
    ..We show that the kinematics, inputs, and outputs demonstrate good repeatability both within and among trials. Finally, we describe lessons about the structure of living bats learned from trying to mimic their flight in a robotic wing...
  9. pmc Kinematic plasticity during flight in fruit bats: individual variability in response to loading
    Jose Iriarte-Diaz
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e36665. 2012
    ..The kinematic plasticity and functional redundancy observed in bat flight can have evolutionary consequences, such as an increase potential for morphological and kinematic diversification due to weakened locomotor trade-offs...
  10. doi request reprint Kinematics of slow turn maneuvering in the fruit bat Cynopterus brachyotis
    Jose Iriarte-Diaz
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Biol 211:3478-89. 2008
    ..Body reorientation prior to changes in direction might be a mechanism to maintain the head and body aligned with the direction of travel and, thus, maximizing spatial accuracy in three-dimensionally complex environments...
  11. pmc Glide performance and aerodynamics of non-equilibrium glides in northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus)
    Joseph W Bahlman
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J R Soc Interface 10:20120794. 2013
    ..Using results from both the observed glides and the simulation, we describe the mechanics and execution of inter-tree glides, and then discuss how gliding behaviour may relate to the evolution of flapping flight...
  12. doi request reprint Climbing flight performance and load carrying in lesser dog-faced fruit bats (Cynopterus brachyotis)
    Leigh C Macayeal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Biol 214:786-93. 2011
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  13. pmc Variation in within-bone stiffness measured by nanoindentation in mice bred for high levels of voluntary wheel running
    KEVIN M MIDDLETON
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    J Anat 216:121-31. 2010
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  14. doi request reprint Scientific sketching for collaborative VR visualization design
    Daniel F Keefe
    Department of Computer Science, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 1910, USA
    IEEE Trans Vis Comput Graph 14:835-47. 2008
    ..We call this proposed methodology Scientific Sketching...
  15. pmc The aerodynamic cost of flight in the short-tailed fruit bat (Carollia perspicillata): comparing theory with measurement
    Rhea von Busse
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J R Soc Interface 11:20140147. 2014
    ..Mechanical efficiency-the ratio of aerodynamic power output to metabolic power input-varied from 5.9% to 9.8% for the same individuals, changing with flight speed. ..
  16. pmc Specialized bat tongue is a hemodynamic nectar mop
    Cally J Harper
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:8852-7. 2013
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  17. pmc The relative importance of genetics and phenotypic plasticity in dictating bone morphology and mechanics in aged mice: evidence from an artificial selection experiment
    KEVIN M MIDDLETON
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 111:135-47. 2008
    ..After controlling for body mass, measures of the femoral neck remain significant predictors of femoral neck strength...
  18. doi request reprint Bats go head-under-heels: the biomechanics of landing on a ceiling
    Daniel K Riskin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Biol 212:945-53. 2009
    ..We postulate that these interspecific differences in impact force could result because of stronger selective pressure for gentle landing in cave-roosting (C. perspicillata, G. soricina) versus foliage-roosting (C. brachyotis) species...
  19. ncbi request reprint How wing kinematics affect power requirements and aerodynamic force production in a robotic bat wing
    Joseph W Bahlman
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Bioinspir Biomim 9:025008. 2014
    ..These results compare well with studies performed on C. brachyotis, offering insight into natural flight kinematics. ..
  20. pmc Hindlimb Motion during Steady Flight of the Lesser Dog-Faced Fruit Bat, Cynopterus brachyotis
    Jorn A Cheney
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e98093. 2014
    ..We conclude that during forward flight in C. brachyotis, wing membrane tension does not power hindlimb motion; instead, we propose that hindlimb movements arise from muscle activity and/or inertial effects. ..
  21. doi request reprint Flight metabolism in relation to speed in Chiroptera: testing the U-shape paradigm in the short-tailed fruit bat Carollia perspicillata
    Rhea von Busse
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Biol 216:2073-80. 2013
    ..The results of our experiment support the theoretical expectation of a U-shaped power curve for flight metabolism in a bat...
  22. pmc An aeroelastic instability provides a possible basis for the transition from gliding to flapping flight
    Oscar M Curet
    School of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    J R Soc Interface 10:20120940. 2013
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  23. doi request reprint Aeromechanics in aeroecology: flight biology in the aerosphere
    Sharon M Swartz
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA Division of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA 02139, USA
    Integr Comp Biol 48:85-98. 2008
    ..Flight biologists can offer considerable insight into the ecology of the aerial world, and an aeroecological approach holds great promise for stimulating and enriching the study of the biology of flight...
  24. ncbi request reprint A computational model for estimating the mechanics of horizontal flapping flight in bats: model description and validation
    P Watts
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Biol 204:2873-98. 2001
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