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Shear-sensitive adhesion enables size-independent adhesive performance in stick insects.

Labonte D, Struecker MY, Birn-Jeffery AV, Federle W.

Proc Biol Sci. 2019 Oct 23;286(1913):20191327. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1327. Epub 2019 Oct 23.


Light level impacts locomotor biomechanics in a secondarily diurnal gecko, Rhoptropus afer.

Birn-Jeffery AV, Higham TE.

J Exp Biol. 2016 Nov 15;219(Pt 22):3649-3655.


Human and avian running on uneven ground: a model-based comparison.

Müller R, Birn-Jeffery AV, Blum Y.

J R Soc Interface. 2016 Sep;13(122). pii: 20160529. Review.


Geckos decouple fore- and hind limb kinematics in response to changes in incline.

Birn-Jeffery AV, Higham TE.

Front Zool. 2016 Mar 2;13:11. doi: 10.1186/s12983-016-0144-2. eCollection 2016.


Adaptive simplification and the evolution of gecko locomotion: morphological and biomechanical consequences of losing adhesion.

Higham TE, Birn-Jeffery AV, Collins CE, Hulsey CD, Russell AP.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jan 20;112(3):809-14. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1418979112. Epub 2014 Dec 29.


Don't break a leg: running birds from quail to ostrich prioritise leg safety and economy on uneven terrain.

Birn-Jeffery AV, Hubicki CM, Blum Y, Renjewski D, Hurst JW, Daley MA.

J Exp Biol. 2014 Nov 1;217(Pt 21):3786-96. doi: 10.1242/jeb.102640.


Geckos significantly alter foot orientation to facilitate adhesion during downhill locomotion.

Birn-Jeffery AV, Higham TE.

Biol Lett. 2014 Oct;10(10):20140456. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0456.


Swing-leg trajectory of running guinea fowl suggests task-level priority of force regulation rather than disturbance rejection.

Blum Y, Vejdani HR, Birn-Jeffery AV, Hubicki CM, Hurst JW, Daley MA.

PLoS One. 2014 Jun 30;9(6):e100399. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100399. eCollection 2014.


The scaling of uphill and downhill locomotion in legged animals.

Birn-Jeffery AV, Higham TE.

Integr Comp Biol. 2014 Dec;54(6):1159-72. doi: 10.1093/icb/icu015. Epub 2014 Apr 14. Review.


Pedal claw curvature in birds, lizards and mesozoic dinosaurs--complicated categories and compensating for mass-specific and phylogenetic control.

Birn-Jeffery AV, Miller CE, Naish D, Rayfield EJ, Hone DW.

PLoS One. 2012;7(12):e50555. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050555. Epub 2012 Dec 5.


Birds achieve high robustness in uneven terrain through active control of landing conditions.

Birn-Jeffery AV, Daley MA.

J Exp Biol. 2012 Jun 15;215(Pt 12):2117-27. doi: 10.1242/jeb.065557.

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