Pranav Khandelwal

Pranav Khandelwal

Apr 24, 2016

Group 6 Copy 124
2
Please wait...

About This Project

Gliding animals are not paper planes - and yet many studies have modeled them so. Flying lizards are agile gliders with a unique wing design, capable of active control over their glide path. Past research has studied lizard glides in 2D, which cannot capture details like body shape and orientation. I will track body points in 3D during the glide along with morphometric measurements, which will lead to more realistic models and give insights into gliding biomechanics of these animals.

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Lemur Boot Camp! Challenging survival skills for reintroduction

Lemurs are in Trouble. They are the world’s most endangered vertebrates, and attempts to reintroduce captive...

How can we maintain rhino populations during poaching crises? A population genetics management study.

African rhinos are of great economic and ecological importance within their range states, but are threatened...

Loggerhead Sea Turtles Dig The Dark! Artificial Light Effects on Hatchling Movement

Our goal is to measure the effect of coastal light pollution on hatchling loggerhead ability to find the...

Backer Badge Funded

An ecology project funded by 284 people