SCHOFIELD LECTURE 2021 - Dr. Alan Wilson
Friday, November 19, 2021
Join us for a 2021 Schofield Lecture with honoured guest, Dr. Alan Wilson.
** Please note the link for this event has been updated. If you registered for this event prior to November 15, 2021, you will need to re-register at the link below. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
Trotting Horses and Hunting Cheetah: An anatomist's perspective on locomotion
This is a hybrid event with limited capacity for in-person attendance, up to 25 people. Registration is required for all those that plan to attend, virtually or in person.
About Dr. Alan Wilson:
In this talk Dr. Alan Wilson, Professor of Locomotor Biomechanics at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, will describe the specialised anatomy of athletic animals with particular reference to muscle and tendon and discuss the factors that define endurance, speed, acceleration and maneuvering performance. He will present data and insights gained from studies of a range of domestic species, African predators and their prey and talk about the evolution from laboratory-based measurements to developing wildlife collars containing using GPS and inertial sensors. Topics will also include how athletic a prey animal needs to be to evade capture by a cheetah or lion, the tactics the prey should use to maximise its chance of survival and the remarkable anatomy and physiology that enable a wildebeest to cover 80 km over five days in 40oC heat without drinking.