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The Role of Wind-Tunnel Studies in Integrative Research on Migration Biology

Engel, Sophia LU ; Bowlin, Melissa LU and Hedenström, Anders LU (2010) Symposium on Integrative Migration Biology In Integrative and Comparative Biology 50(3). p.323-335
Abstract
Wind tunnels allow researchers to investigate animals' flight under controlled conditions, and provide easy access to the animals during flight. These increasingly popular devices can benefit integrative migration biology by allowing us to explore the links between aerodynamic theory and migration as well as the links between flight behavior and physiology. Currently, wind tunnels are being used to investigate many different migratory phenomena, including the relationship between metabolic power and flight speed and carry-over effects between different seasons. Although biotelemetry is also becoming increasingly common, it is unlikely that it will be able to completely supplant wind tunnels because of the difficulty of measuring or varying... (More)
Wind tunnels allow researchers to investigate animals' flight under controlled conditions, and provide easy access to the animals during flight. These increasingly popular devices can benefit integrative migration biology by allowing us to explore the links between aerodynamic theory and migration as well as the links between flight behavior and physiology. Currently, wind tunnels are being used to investigate many different migratory phenomena, including the relationship between metabolic power and flight speed and carry-over effects between different seasons. Although biotelemetry is also becoming increasingly common, it is unlikely that it will be able to completely supplant wind tunnels because of the difficulty of measuring or varying parameters such as flight speed or temperature in the wild. Wind tunnels and swim tunnels will therefore continue to be important tools we can use for studying integrative migration biology. (Less)
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Integrative and Comparative Biology
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50
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323 - 335
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Symposium on Integrative Migration Biology
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1540-7063
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10.1093/icb/icq063
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  abstract     = {Wind tunnels allow researchers to investigate animals' flight under controlled conditions, and provide easy access to the animals during flight. These increasingly popular devices can benefit integrative migration biology by allowing us to explore the links between aerodynamic theory and migration as well as the links between flight behavior and physiology. Currently, wind tunnels are being used to investigate many different migratory phenomena, including the relationship between metabolic power and flight speed and carry-over effects between different seasons. Although biotelemetry is also becoming increasingly common, it is unlikely that it will be able to completely supplant wind tunnels because of the difficulty of measuring or varying parameters such as flight speed or temperature in the wild. Wind tunnels and swim tunnels will therefore continue to be important tools we can use for studying integrative migration biology.},
  author       = {Engel, Sophia and Bowlin, Melissa and Hedenström, Anders},
  booktitle    = {Integrative and Comparative Biology},
  issn         = {1540-7063},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {323--335},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  title        = {The Role of Wind-Tunnel Studies in Integrative Research on Migration Biology},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icb/icq063},
  volume       = {50},
  year         = {2010},
}