Representative Publications

D. Schmitt, Primate Locomotor Evolution: Biomechanical Studies of Primate Locomotion and Their Implications for Understanding Primate Neuroethology, in Primate Neuroethology, edited by M. Platt and A. Ghazanfar (2012), pp. 31-61, Oxford, London

D. Schmitt, Translating Primate Locomotor Biomechanical Variables from the Laboratory to the Field, in Primate Locomotion: Linking in-situ and ex-situ Research, edited by KD D'Auot and E. Vereecke (2010), pp. 7 - 28, Springer, New York, ISBN 1441914196

P. Lemelin and D. Schmitt, The origins of grasping and locomotor adaptations in primates: Comparative and experimental approaches using an opossum model, in Primate Origins, edited by M. Dagosto and M. Ravosa (2006), Kluwer

MC O'Neill, D Schmitt, The gaits of primates: center of mass mechanics in walking, cantering and galloping ring-tailed lemurs, Lemur catta., The Journal of experimental biology, vol. 215 no. Pt 10 (May, 2012), pp. 1728-39, ISSN 1477-9145 [doi]  [abs]

JB Hanna, D Schmitt, Locomotor energetics in primates: gait mechanics and their relationship to the energetics of vertical and horizontal locomotion., American journal of physical anthropology, vol. 145 no. 1 (May, 2011), pp. 43-54, ISSN 1096-8644 [doi]  [abs]

D Schmitt, AC Zumwalt, MW Hamrick, The relationship between bone mechanical properties and ground reaction forces in normal and hypermuscular mice., Journal of experimental zoology. Part A, Ecological genetics and physiology, vol. 313 no. 6 (July, 2010), pp. 339-51, ISSN 1932-5231 [doi]  [abs]

TL Kivell, D Schmitt, RE Wunderlich, Hand and foot pressures in the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) reveal novel biomechanical trade-offs required for walking on gracile digits., The Journal of experimental biology, vol. 213 no. Pt 9 (May, 2010), pp. 1549-57, ISSN 1477-9145 [doi]  [abs]

MB Nebel, EL Sims, FJ Keefe, VB Kraus, F Guilak, DS Caldwell, JJ Pells, R Queen, D Schmitt, The relationship of self-reported pain and functional impairment to gait mechanics in overweight and obese persons with knee osteoarthritis., Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, vol. 90 no. 11 (November, 2009), pp. 1874-9, ISSN 1532-821X [doi]  [abs]

TL Kivell, D Schmitt, Independent evolution of knuckle-walking in African apes shows that humans did not evolve from a knuckle-walking ancestor., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 106 no. 34 (August, 2009), pp. 14241-6, ISSN 1091-6490 [doi]  [abs]

JB Hanna, D Schmitt, TM Griffin, The energetic cost of climbing in primates., Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 320 no. 5878 (May, 2008), pp. 898, ISSN 1095-9203 [doi]  [abs]

KL Bishop, AK Pai, D Schmitt, Whole body mechanics of stealthy walking in cats., PloS one, vol. 3 no. 11 (2008), pp. e3808, ISSN 1932-6203 [doi]  [abs]

D Schmitt, M Cartmill, TM Griffin, JB Hanna, P Lemelin, Adaptive value of ambling gaits in primates and other mammals., The Journal of experimental biology, vol. 209 no. Pt 11 (June, 2006), pp. 2042-9, ISSN 0022-0949 [doi]  [abs]KJ Chi, D Schmitt, Mechanical energy and effective foot mass during impact loading of walking and running., Journal of biomechanics, vol. 38 no. 7 (July, 2005), pp. 1387-95, ISSN 0021-9290 [doi]  [abs]

D Schmitt, MD Rose, JE Turnquist, P Lemelin, Role of the prehensile tail during ateline locomotion: experimental and osteological evidence., American journal of physical anthropology, vol. 126 no. 4 (April, 2005), pp. 435-46, ISSN 0002-9483 [doi]  [abs]