Hominin Locomotion Laboratory


Steudel-Numbers, K. and C. Wall-Scheffler (2009) Optimal running speed and the evolution of hominin hunting strategies. Journal of Human Evolution 56:355-360.pdf

Steudel-Numbers, K., Wall-Scheffler, C.M. and Weaver, T.D.  2007.  The Evolution of Human Running: Effects of Changes in Lower Limb Length on Locomotor Economy. J. Hum. Evol. 53:191-6. pdf

Tilkens, M., C. Wall-Scheffler, T.D. Weaver and K. Steudel-Numbers (2007). The effects of body proportions on thermoregulation: An experimental approach. J. Hum. Evol. 53: 286-291.

Wall-Scheffler, C.M., Geiger, K., and Steudel-Numbers, K.  2007.  Infant Carrying:  The role of increased locomotory costs in early tool development. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 133(2): 841-846.

Steudel-Numbers, K. 2006.  Energetics in Homo erectus and other early hominins: The consequences of increased lower limb length. J. Hum Evol. 51(5): 445-453.pdf

Steudel-Numbers, K. and Weaver, T.D. 2006.   Froude Number Corrections in Anthropological Studies. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 131: 27-32. pdf

Wall-Scheffler, CM, Myers, MJ and Steudel-Numbers, K. 2006.  A geometric model of lower limb segment inertial properties. Journal of Human Evolution 51(3): 320-326. pdf

Weaver, T. and K. Steudel-Numbers 2005.  Does climate or mobility explain the differences in body proportions between Neandertals and their Upper Paleolithic successors? Evol. Anthropol. 14: 218-223. pdf

Steudel-Numbers, K. and M. Tilkens. 2004.   The effect of lower limb length on the energetic cost of locomotion: Implications for fossil hominids. J. Hum. Evol. 47: 95-109. pdf

Steudel-Numbers, K. 2003. The energetic cost of locomotion: humans and primates compared to generalized endotherms. J. Hum. Evol. 44: 255-262. pdf

Harris, M. and K. Steudel. 2002. The relationship between maximum jumping performance and hindlimb morphology/physiology in domestic cats (Felix silvestris catus). J. exp. Biol. 205: 3877-3889. pdf

Steudel-Numbers, K. 2001. Role of locomotor economy in the origin of bipedal posture and gait. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 116: 171-173.pdf

Steudel, K. 2000. The physiology and energetics of movement: effects on individuals and groups. In: S. Boinski and P. Garber (eds.) On the Move: How and why animals travel in groups. pp 9-23. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Myers, M.J. and K. Steudel. 1997.Morphological conservation of limb natural pendular period in the domestic dog (Canis familiaris): Implications for locomotor energetics.. J. Morphol.234: 183-196. pdf

Harris, M. and K. Steudel. 1997. The selection of hind limb length in the Carnivora: the influence of daily movement distance, home range area, prey size, latitude, and prey capture method. J. Zool., Lond.241: 381-408.

Steudel, K. 1996. Limb morphology, bipedal gait and the energetics of hominid locomotion. Am J. Phys. Anthrop.99: 345-355. pdf

Steudel, K., and J. Beattie. 1995. Does limb length predict the energetic cost of locomotion in mammals? J. Zool., Lond. 235: 501-514.

Steudel, K. 1994. Locomotor energetics and hominid evolution. Evolutionary Anthropology 3: 42-48.

Steudel, K., Porter, W.P. and D. Sher 1994. The biophysics of Bergman’s Rule: A comparison of the effects of pelage and body size variation on metabolic rate. Can. J. zool. 72: 70-77.

Myers, M. J., K. Steudel and S.C. White 1993. Uncoupling of correlates of locomotor costs: A factorial approach. J. exp. Zool. 265: 211-223.

Steudel, K. and J. Beattie 1993. The Scaling of Cursoriality in Mammals. J. Morphol. 217: 55-63

Strang, K.T. and K. Steudel 1990. Explaining the scaling of transport costs: The role of stride frequency and stride length. J. Zool. Lond. 221: 343-358.

Steudel, K. 1990. The work and energetic cost of locomotion 1. The effects of limb mass distribution in quadrupeds. J. exp. Biol. 154: 273-286. pdf

Steudel, K. 1990. The work and energetic cost of locomotion 2. Partitioning the cost of internal and external work within a species. J. exp. Zool. 144: 287-304. pdf

Myers, M and K. Steudel. 1985. Effect of limb mass distribution on the energetic cost of running. J. exp. Biol. 16: 363-373. pdf

Steudel, K. 1984. Allometric Perspectives on Fossil Catarrhine Morphology. In: W. L. Jungers (ed.) Size and Scaling in Primate Biology. Plenum Press.

Steudel, K. 1984. Limb Bone Allometry in Primates: A Test of the Elastic Similarity Model. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 65: 323-328. pdf

Steudel, K. 1982. Allometry and Adaptation in the Catarrhine Postcranial Skeleton. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 59: 419-430. pdf

Steudel, K. 1982. Patterns of Intraspecific and Interspecific Allometry in Old World Primates. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 59: 431-441. pdf

Steudel, K. 1981. Functional Aspects of Prime Pelvis Structure: A Multivariate Approach. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 55: 399-410. pdf

Steudel, K. 1981. Sexual Dimorphism and Allometry in Primate Ossa Coxae. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 55: 209-215. pdf

Steudel, K. 1981. Body Size Estimators in Primate Skeletal Material. Int. J. Primatol. 2: 81-90.

Steudel, K. 1980. New Estimates of Early Hominid Body Size. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 52, 63-70. pdf

Steudel, K. 1978. A Multivariate Analysis of the Pelvis of Early Hominids. Journal of Human Evolution 7, 583-595. Abstract

Robinson, J. T. and K. Steudel. 1976. Allometry, Diet and the Early Hominids. Les plus anciens Hominides. P.V. Tobias and Y. Coppens (ed.) IX Congres UISPP, Nice.

Robinson, J.T. and K. Steudel. 1973. Multivariate Discriminant Analysis of Dental Data Bearing on Early Hominid Affinities. Journal of Human Evolution 2, 509-527.  Abstract


Tilkens, M. C.M. Wall-Scheffler, T.D. Weaver and K. Steudel-Numbers. (submitted) The effects of body proportions on thermoregulation: An experimental approach. J. Hum. Evol.

Tilkens, M. and K. Steudel-Numbers (submitted) Are there gender differences in the energetic cost of human walking? A regression approach. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol.



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