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.
The latest FYFD/JFM video is out, and it’s all about the interactions between structures and flows! We learn about plesiosaur-inspired underwater robots, how turbulence affects air-water interfaces, and how adding a tail can help hide an object in a flow. If you missed one of the previous episodes in this series, you can find them all here. (Image and video credit: T. Crawford and N. Sharp)