• Ortega-Jimenez, V. M., von Rabenau, L., Dudley, R. 2017. Escape jumping by three age-classes of water striders from smooth, wavy and bubbling water surfaces. J. Exp. Biol. 220:28092815. Video.

  • Ortega-Jimenez, V. M., Alcantara-Martin A., Fernandez-Feria R., Dudley, R. 2017. On the autorotation of animal wings. J. Roy. Soc. Interface 14:20160870. JOURNAL COVER. Press: La Vanguardia (Barcelona).
  • Ortega-Jimenez, V. M., Arriaga-Ramirez, S., Dudley, R. 2016. Meniscus ascent by Thrips (Thysanoptera). Biol. Lett. 12: 20160279.

  • Ortega-Jimenez, V. M., Badger, M., Wang, H., Dudley, R. 2016. Into rude air: hummingbird flight performance in unpredictable aerial environments. Phil Trans R Soc B. 371: 20150387.

  • Badger, M., Ortega-Jimenez, V. M.*, von Rabenau, L., Smiley, A., Dudley, R. 2015. Electrostatic charge on flying hummingbirds and its potential role in pollination. PLOS ONE 10: e0138003. *Corresponding Author.

  • Ortega-Jimenez, V. M., Sapir, N., Wolf, M., Variano, E., Dudley, R. 2014. Into turbulent air: size-dependent effects of von Kármán vortex streets on hummingbird flight kinematics and energetics. Proc. R. Soc. B. 281: 2014018. INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE: ScienceNews, DailyCal, PBS.

  • Kim E. J., Wolf, M., Ortega-Jimenez, V.M.*, Cheng, S., Dudley, R. 2014. Hovering performance of Anna’s Hummingbirds in ground effect. J. Roy. Soc. Interface 11: 20140505. *Corresponding Author.

  • Wolf, M., Ortega-Jimenez, V. M., Dudley, R. 2013. Structure of the vortex wake in hovering Anna’s hummingbirds (Calypte anna). Proc. R. Soc. B. 280: 20132391

  • Ortega-Jimenez, V. M., Mittal, R., Hedrick, T. L. 2014. Hawkmoth flight performance in tornado-like whirlwind vortices. Bioinspir. Biomim. 9: 025003. INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE: BBC, Phys.Org, LiveScience, CBS.

  • Ortega-Jimenez, V. M., Dudley, R.. 2013. Spiderweb deformation induced by electrostatically charged insects. Sci. Rep. 3: 2108. INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE: National Geographic, Science Now, Discovery News, The Telegraph, Le Monde, LiveScience, iO9, RedOrbit, The Verge, The Atlantic, Phys, Dailycal, ScienceDaily, The Hindu, etc.

  • Ortega-Jimenez, V. M., Greeter, J. S., Mittal, R., Hedrick, T. L. 2013. Hawkmoth flight stability in turbulent vortex streets. J. Exp. Biol. 216: 45674579. Video

  • Ortega-Jimenez, V. M., Dudley, R. 2012. Flying in the rain: hovering performance of Anna’s Hummingbirds under varied precipitation. Proc. R. Soc. B. 279:3996–4002. INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE: Science Now, New York Times, The Times of London, ABC, Huffington post, Earth Time, Phys.Org,

  • Ortega-Jimenez, V. M., Dudley, R. 2012. Aerial shaking performance of wet Anna’s Hummingbirds. J. Roy. Soc. Interface 9:1093–1099. INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE: BBC, NBC, Wired, Reuters, Dailymail, NPR, New Scientist, Scientific American, LiveScience, etc.

  • Ortega-Jimenez, V. M., Alvarez-Borrego, S., Arriaga-Ramirez, S., Renner, M., Bridge, S. E. 2011. Maximum load-carrying during takeoff of Cassin’s Auklet and Leach’s Storm-Petrel. Waterbirds 34: 102–106.

  • Ortega-Jimenez, V. M., Alvarez-Borrego, S., Arriaga-Ramirez, S. 2011. Parental infanticide in Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) during nest defense. J. Raptor. Res. 45: 93–95.

  • Ortega-Jimenez, V. M., Alvarez-Borrego, S. Arriaga-Ramirez, S., Renner, M., Bridge, E. S. 2010. Takeoff flight performance and plumage wettability in Cassin’s Auklet Ptychoramphus aleuticus, Xantus’s Murrelet Synthliboramphus hypoleucus and Leach’s Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa. J. Ornithol. 151:169–177.

  • Ortega-Jimenez, V. M., Alvarez-Borrego, S. 2010. Alcid feathers wet on one side impede air outflow without compromising resistance to water penetration. Condor 112:172–176.


Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Interface, Biology letters, Animal Behavior, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, Journal of Comparative Physiology B. Frontiers in Zoology, PlosOne, SoftMatter (Royal Society), Huitzil (Journal of Mexican Ornithology).


  • Ortega, V.M. and T. Velázquez. 2010. Amores Extremos. La Jornada en la Ciencia.

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