Andrew A. Biewener

Charles P. Lyman Professor of Biology

Phone: 781-275-1725
Office: Concord Field Station, Bedford, MA 01730

Lab Website:

Comparative biomechanics of mammalian and avian locomotion, adaptive remodeling and design of musculoskeletal systems.

Recent Publications

Hedrick TL, AA Biewener, 2007. Low speed maneuvering flight of the rose-breasted cockatoo (Eolophus roseicapillus). I. Kinematic and neuromuscular control of turning. Journal of Experimental Biology 210 (11): 1897-1911

McGowan CP, RV Baudinette, AA. Biewener, 2007. Modulation of proximal muscle function during level versus incline hopping in tammar wallabies (Macropus eugenii). Journal of Experimental Biology 210 (7): 1255-1265

Daley MA, G Felix, AA Biewener, 2007. Running stability is enhanced by a proximo-distal gradient in joint neuromechanical control (vol 210, pg 383, 2006). Journal of Experimental Biology 210 (4): 732-732

Biewener AA, 2006. Patterns of mechanical energy change in tetrapod gait: Pendula, springs and work. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A-Comparative Experimental Biology 305A (11): 899-911

Daley MA, AA Biewener, 2006. Running over rough terrain reveals limb control for intrinsic stability. Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America 103 (42): 15681-15686

Courses Taught

OEB 121a. Advanced Structure and Physiology of the Vertebrates
OEB 173. Comparative Biomechanics


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