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Eric Castillo publishes an article on how and why humans use poles to carry loads

July 10, 2014

HEB graduate student Eric Castillo's article titled, "Effects of Pole Compliance and Step Frequency on the Biomechanics and Economy of Pole Carrying During Human Walking" was published in the July 2014 issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology. The article explores why humans around the world use carrying poles to transport heavy loads. Experiments suggest that people can save metabolic energy by tuning their gait cadence to the natural vibration frequency of the weighted pole.

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Andrew Cunningham awarded Leakey Foundation grant for dissertation fieldwork

May 30, 2014

During spring term 2014, HEB graduate student Andrew Cunningham was awarded a Leakey Foundation grant for $10,800 to investigate the foraging profitability of aquatic habitats and adjacent drier ones for female foragers in the Okavango region of Northwest Botswana.

Andrew is currently collecting focal behavioral data, plant samples for nutritional analyses, heart rate and VO2 data, GPS data, and weather data. This grant, in combination with the additional funding, will allow Andrew...

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