Dr. Joseph Bahlman Assistant Professor Sacramento State University
A bird soaring through the air looks elegant, and moves
seemingly without effort to its final destination. But with a bit of
exploration, Dr. Joseph Bahlman of Sacramento State shows us that flight is a
complex ballet of effort expenditure battling the forces of gravity, drag, and
wind. Dr. Bahlman discusses physical challenges and hurdles that flying
vertebrates encounter, and shares data on how these creatures overcome their
environments to fly.