Neil Cumberlidge (Biology) was invited to present three talks in four days at the International Symposium on Advances in Freshwater Crab Biology, hosted by the department of biological sciences at the National University of Singapore. His presentations were: "Phylogeny of the Afrotropical freshwater crabs"; "Biogeography of the freshwater crabs"; and "Red list assessments and conservation of the freshwater crabs." This was the first-ever meeting of leading experts in this group, which included specialists from Singapore, the Philippines, China, Japan, South Africa and Brazil.

The following papers were presented at the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport in Seoul, Korea. All were co-authored by NMU faculty (in bold) and students and published in the Proceedings of the XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.

Randall Jensen (HPER), E.P. Flanagan, W.P. Ebben: "Rate of force development and time to peak force during plyometric exercises"

M.J. McCutcheon, Randall Jensen, R.A. Marlor, Phil Watts: "Energy economy: effect of lateral pedal width variations relative to Q-angle in avid cyclists"

Randall Jensen, E.P. Flanagan, N.L. Jensen, W.P. Ebben: "Kinetic responses during landings of plyometric exercises"

S. Abe, Randall Jensen, P.L. Malin, Phil Watts: "Joint angle changes with varied foot positioning in rock climbing"

The following was presented at the North American Congress on Biomechanics in Ann Arbor and published in the congress proceedings:

P.L. Malin, S. Abe, Randall Jensen, Phil Watts: "Reliability of joint angle movements during rock climbing"

The following paper was presented at the American Society of Exercise Phyiologists conference:

J. Tervo and Randall Jensen: "Correlation of Training and Performance in the Elite Sit-Ski Athlete"


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