Welcome to the Physical Ecology Group at the University of Lincoln
Although organisms obey the same physical laws as inanimate objects the evolutionary implications of these laws are often neglected. Physical factors influence the fitness value of traits and play an important role in the course of evolution. These are the areas of investigation that interest us.
It’s time for another look at breaking fluid dynamics research with the latest FYFD/JFM video! This time around, we tackle some geophysical fluid dynamics, like listening to the sounds newborn tornadoes make below the range of human hearing; studying how melting ice affects burning oil spills; and how salt sinking from sea ice affects the ocean circulation. Check out the full video below for much more! If you’ve missed any of the previous videos in the series, you can check them out here. (Image and video credit: T. Crawford and N. Sharp)