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Modulation of Flight Muscle Recruitment and Wing Rotation Enables Hummingbirds to Mitigate Aerial Roll Perturbations.

Ravi S, Noda R, Gagliardi S, Kolomenskiy D, Combes S, Liu H, Biewener AA, Konow N.

Curr Biol. 2019 Dec 18. pii: S0960-9822(19)31464-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.11.025. [Epub ahead of print]


In vivo force-length and activation dynamics of two distal rat hindlimb muscles in relation to gait and grade.

Eng CM, Konow N, Tijs C, Holt NC, Biewener AA.

J Exp Biol. 2019 Dec 18;222(Pt 24). pii: jeb205559. doi: 10.1242/jeb.205559.


Getting to grips with how birds land stably on complex surfaces.

Biewener AA.

Nature. 2019 Oct;574(7777):180-181. doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-02959-w. No abstract available.


The Evolution of a Single Toe in Horses: Causes, Consequences, and the Way Forward.

McHorse BK, Biewener AA, Pierce SE.

Integr Comp Biol. 2019 Sep 1;59(3):638-655. doi: 10.1093/icb/icz050.


Goats decrease hindlimb stiffness when walking over compliant surfaces.

Clites TR, Arnold AS, Singh NM, Kline E, Chen H, Tugman C, Billadeau B, Biewener AA, Herr HM.

J Exp Biol. 2019 May 23;222(Pt 10). pii: jeb198325. doi: 10.1242/jeb.198325.


Muscle-specific indices to characterise the functional behaviour of human lower-limb muscles during locomotion.

Lai AKM, Biewener AA, Wakeling JM.

J Biomech. 2019 May 24;89:134-138. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2019.04.027. Epub 2019 Apr 23.


Animal Locomotion: Near-Ground Low-Cost Flights.

Biewener AA.

Curr Biol. 2018 Dec 3;28(23):R1348-R1349. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.10.013.


Metabolic cost underlies task-dependent variations in motor unit recruitment.

Lai AKM, Biewener AA, Wakeling JM.

J R Soc Interface. 2018 Nov 21;15(148). pii: 20180541. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2018.0541.


Foot-propelled swimming kinematics and turning strategies in common loons.

Clifton GT, Biewener AA.

J Exp Biol. 2018 Oct 11;221(Pt 19). pii: jeb168831. doi: 10.1242/jeb.168831.


Different Segments within Vertebrate Muscles Can Operate on Different Regions of Their Force-Length Relationships.

Ahn AN, Konow N, Tijs C, Biewener AA.

Integr Comp Biol. 2018 Aug 1;58(2):219-231. doi: 10.1093/icb/icy040.


Evolutionary race as predators hunt prey.

Biewener AA.

Nature. 2018 Feb 8;554(7691):176-178. doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-01278-w. No abstract available.


Three-dimensional mobility and muscle attachments in the pectoral limb of the Triassic cynodont Massetognathus pascuali (Romer, 1967).

Lai PH, Biewener AA, Pierce SE.

J Anat. 2018 Mar;232(3):383-406. doi: 10.1111/joa.12766. Epub 2018 Feb 2.


Does a two-element muscle model offer advantages when estimating ankle plantar flexor forces during human cycling?

Lai AKM, Arnold AS, Biewener AA, Dick TJM, Wakeling JM.

J Biomech. 2018 Feb 8;68:6-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2017.12.018. Epub 2017 Dec 15.


Pigeons (C. livia) Follow Their Head during Turning Flight: Head Stabilization Underlies the Visual Control of Flight.

Ros IG, Biewener AA.

Front Neurosci. 2017 Dec 1;11:655. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00655. eCollection 2017.


Comparative hindlimb myology of foot-propelled swimming birds.

Clifton GT, Carr JA, Biewener AA.

J Anat. 2018 Jan;232(1):105-123. doi: 10.1111/joa.12710. Epub 2017 Nov 3.


Scaling of the ankle extensor muscle-tendon units and the biomechanical implications for bipedal hopping locomotion in the post-pouch kangaroo Macropus fuliginosus.

Snelling EP, Biewener AA, Hu Q, Taggart DA, Fuller A, Mitchell D, Maloney SK, Seymour RS.

J Anat. 2017 Dec;231(6):921-930. doi: 10.1111/joa.12715. Epub 2017 Oct 16.


Biomechanics and neural control of movement, 20 years later: what have we learned and what has changed?

Nordin AD, Rymer WZ, Biewener AA, Schwartz AB, Chen D, Horak FB.

J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2017 Sep 11;14(1):91. doi: 10.1186/s12984-017-0298-y. Review.


Unpredictability of escape trajectory explains predator evasion ability and microhabitat preference of desert rodents.

Moore TY, Cooper KL, Biewener AA, Vasudevan R.

Nat Commun. 2017 Sep 5;8(1):440. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-00373-2.


Mechanics of evolutionary digit reduction in fossil horses (Equidae).

McHorse BK, Biewener AA, Pierce SE.

Proc Biol Sci. 2017 Aug 30;284(1861). pii: 20171174. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1174.


Experimental determination of three-dimensional cervical joint mobility in the avian neck.

Kambic RE, Biewener AA, Pierce SE.

Front Zool. 2017 Jul 24;14:37. doi: 10.1186/s12983-017-0223-z. eCollection 2017.


Vertical leaping mechanics of the Lesser Egyptian Jerboa reveal specialization for maneuverability rather than elastic energy storage.

Moore TY, Rivera AM, Biewener AA.

Front Zool. 2017 Jul 3;14:32. doi: 10.1186/s12983-017-0215-z. eCollection 2017.


High-speed surface reconstruction of a flying bird using structured light.

Deetjen ME, Biewener AA, Lentink D.

J Exp Biol. 2017 Jun 1;220(Pt 11):1956-1961. doi: 10.1242/jeb.149708. Epub 2017 Mar 27.


Comparison of human gastrocnemius forces predicted by Hill-type muscle models and estimated from ultrasound images.

Dick TJM, Biewener AA, Wakeling JM.

J Exp Biol. 2017 May 1;220(Pt 9):1643-1653. doi: 10.1242/jeb.154807. Epub 2017 Feb 15.


Rules to fly by: pigeons navigating horizontal obstacles limit steering by selecting gaps most aligned to their flight direction.

Ros IG, Bhagavatula PS, Lin HT, Biewener AA.

Interface Focus. 2017 Feb 6;7(1):20160093. doi: 10.1098/rsfs.2016.0093.


Correction to 'Through the eyes of a bird: modelling visually guided obstacle flight'.

Lin HT, Ros IG, Biewener AA.

J R Soc Interface. 2016 Dec;13(125). pii: 20160934. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2016.0934. No abstract available.


Foraging at the edge of the world: low-altitude, high-speed manoeuvering in barn swallows.

Warrick DR, Hedrick TL, Biewener AA, Crandell KE, Tobalske BW.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2016 Sep 26;371(1704). pii: 20150391. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0391.


Optic flow stabilizes flight in ruby-throated hummingbirds.

Ros IG, Biewener AA.

J Exp Biol. 2016 Aug 15;219(Pt 16):2443-8. doi: 10.1242/jeb.128488. Epub 2016 Jun 9.


R. McNeill Alexander (1934-2016).

Biewener AA, Wilson A.

Nature. 2016 Apr 28;532(7600):442. doi: 10.1038/532442a. No abstract available.


Locomotion as an emergent property of muscle contractile dynamics.

Biewener AA.

J Exp Biol. 2016 Jan;219(Pt 2):285-94. doi: 10.1242/jeb.123935. Review.


Multiple phylogenetically distinct events shaped the evolution of limb skeletal morphologies associated with bipedalism in the jerboas.

Moore TY, Organ CL, Edwards SV, Biewener AA, Tabin CJ, Jenkins FA Jr, Cooper KL.

Curr Biol. 2015 Nov 2;25(21):2785-2794. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.09.037. Epub 2015 Oct 8.


The capacity of the human iliotibial band to store elastic energy during running.

Eng CM, Arnold AS, Lieberman DE, Biewener AA.

J Biomech. 2015 Sep 18;48(12):3341-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.06.017. Epub 2015 Jun 27.


Outrun or Outmaneuver: Predator-Prey Interactions as a Model System for Integrating Biomechanical Studies in a Broader Ecological and Evolutionary Context.

Moore TY, Biewener AA.

Integr Comp Biol. 2015 Dec;55(6):1188-97. doi: 10.1093/icb/icv074. Epub 2015 Jun 27. Review.


The human iliotibial band is specialized for elastic energy storage compared with the chimp fascia lata.

Eng CM, Arnold AS, Biewener AA, Lieberman DE.

J Exp Biol. 2015 Aug;218(Pt 15):2382-93. doi: 10.1242/jeb.117952. Epub 2015 May 29.


Western and Clark's grebes use novel strategies for running on water.

Clifton GT, Hedrick TL, Biewener AA.

J Exp Biol. 2015 Apr 15;218(Pt 8):1235-43. doi: 10.1242/jeb.118745.


Hummingbird flight stability and control in freestream turbulent winds.

Ravi S, Crall JD, McNeilly L, Gagliardi SF, Biewener AA, Combes SA.

J Exp Biol. 2015 May;218(Pt 9):1444-52. doi: 10.1242/jeb.114553. Epub 2015 Mar 12.


Pigeons trade efficiency for stability in response to level of challenge during confined flight.

Williams CD, Biewener AA.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Mar 17;112(11):3392-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1407298112. Epub 2015 Mar 2.


Pigeons produce aerodynamic torques through changes in wing trajectory during low speed aerial turns.

Ros IG, Badger MA, Pierson AN, Bassman LC, Biewener AA.

J Exp Biol. 2015 Feb 1;218(Pt 3):480-90. doi: 10.1242/jeb.104141. Epub 2014 Dec 1.


Scaling of the spring in the leg during bouncing gaits of mammals.

Lee DV, Isaacs MR, Higgins TE, Biewener AA, McGowan CP.

Integr Comp Biol. 2014 Dec;54(6):1099-108. doi: 10.1093/icb/icu114. Epub 2014 Oct 9.


Validation of Hill-type muscle models in relation to neuromuscular recruitment and force-velocity properties: predicting patterns of in vivo muscle force.

Biewener AA, Wakeling JM, Lee SS, Arnold AS.

Integr Comp Biol. 2014 Dec;54(6):1072-83. doi: 10.1093/icb/icu070. Epub 2014 Jun 12. Review.


Through the eyes of a bird: modelling visually guided obstacle flight.

Lin HT, Ros IG, Biewener AA.

J R Soc Interface. 2014 May 8;11(96):20140239. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2014.0239. Print 2014 Jul 6. Erratum in: J R Soc Interface. 2016 Dec;13(125):.


The effect of fast and slow motor unit activation on whole-muscle mechanical performance: the size principle may not pose a mechanical paradox.

Holt NC, Wakeling JM, Biewener AA.

Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Apr 2;281(1783):20140002. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0002. Print 2014 May 22.


Directional differences in the biaxial material properties of fascia lata and the implications for fascia function.

Eng CM, Pancheri FQ, Lieberman DE, Biewener AA, Dorfmann L.

Ann Biomed Eng. 2014 Jun;42(6):1224-37. doi: 10.1007/s10439-014-0999-3. Epub 2014 Mar 20.


A constitutive description of the anisotropic response of the fascia lata.

Pancheri FQ, Eng CM, Lieberman DE, Biewener AA, Dorfmann L.

J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2014 Feb;30:306-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.12.002. Epub 2013 Dec 9. Erratum in: J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2015 Oct;50:308-10.


Accuracy of gastrocnemius muscles forces in walking and running goats predicted by one-element and two-element Hill-type models.

Lee SS, Arnold AS, Miara Mde B, Biewener AA, Wakeling JM.

J Biomech. 2013 Sep 3;46(13):2288-95. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2013.06.001. Epub 2013 Jul 18.


Modulation of joint moments and work in the goat hindlimb with locomotor speed and surface grade.

Arnold AS, Lee DV, Biewener AA.

J Exp Biol. 2013 Jun 15;216(Pt 12):2201-12. doi: 10.1242/jeb.082495. Epub 2013 Mar 7.


Editorial policy on computational, simulation and/or robotic papers.

Biewener AA, Dickinson MH, Lauder GV.

J Exp Biol. 2012 Dec 1;215(Pt 23):4051. doi: 10.1242/jeb.081794. No abstract available.


Recruitment of faster motor units is associated with greater rates of fascicle strain and rapid changes in muscle force during locomotion.

Lee SS, de Boef Miara M, Arnold AS, Biewener AA, Wakeling JM.

J Exp Biol. 2013 Jan 15;216(Pt 2):198-207. doi: 10.1242/jeb.072637. Epub 2012 Sep 12.


Muscle function during takeoff and landing flight in the pigeon (Columba livia).

Robertson AM, Biewener AA.

J Exp Biol. 2012 Dec 1;215(Pt 23):4104-14. doi: 10.1242/jeb.075275. Epub 2012 Sep 12.


A muscle's force depends on the recruitment patterns of its fibers.

Wakeling JM, Lee SS, Arnold AS, de Boef Miara M, Biewener AA.

Ann Biomed Eng. 2012 Aug;40(8):1708-20. doi: 10.1007/s10439-012-0531-6. Epub 2012 Feb 17.


Morphological and kinematic basis of the hummingbird flight stroke: scaling of flight muscle transmission ratio.

Hedrick TL, Tobalske BW, Ros IG, Warrick DR, Biewener AA.

Proc Biol Sci. 2012 May 22;279(1735):1986-92. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.2238. Epub 2011 Dec 14.

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