• Ortega-Jimenez, V. M, von Rabenau, L. and Dudley, R. 2017. Escape jumping by three age-classes of water striders from smooth, wavy and bubbling water surfaces. J Exp Biol 220:2809-2815. DOI:10.1242/jeb.157172. Video
  • Ortega-Jimenez, V. M, Alcántara-Martin A., Fernández-Feria R. and Dudley, R. 2017. On the autorotation of animal wings. Interface 14:. JOURNAL COVER. Press: La Vanguardia (Barcelona)
  • Ortega-Jimenez, V. M, Arriaga-Ramirez, S. and Dudley, R. 2016. Meniscus ascent by Thrips (Thysanoptera). Biology Letters 12: 20160279. (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0279). Video
  • Ortega-Jimenez, V. M, Badger, M., Wang H. and Dudley, R. 2016. Into rude air: hummingbird flight performance in unpredictable aerial environments. Phil Trans R Soc B.  371:. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0387
  • Badger, M., Ortega-Jimenez, V. M*., von Rabenau, L, Smiley, A. and Dudley, R. 2015. Electrostatic charge on flying hummingbirds and its potential role in pollination. Plos one, 10: e0138003. * Corresponding and sharing credits as first 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. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 281: 2014018. INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE: ScienceNews, DailyCal, PBS.
  • Ortega-Jimenez, V. M., Mittal, R., Hedrick, T. L. 2014. Hawkmoth flight performance in tornado-like whirlwind vortices. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. 9: 025003.INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE: BBC, Phys.Org, LiveScience, CBS.
  • Kim E. J., Wolf, M., Ortega-Jimenez, V. M*., Cheng, S. and 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., Greeter, J. S., Mittal, R., Hedrick, T. L. 2013. Hawkmoth flight stability in turbulent vortex streets. J. Exp. Biol. 216: 4567-4579. Video
  • Ortega-Jiménez, V. M., Álvarez-Borrego S., Arriaga-Ramírez 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. doi: 10.1675/063.034.0113.
  • Ortega-Jiménez, V. M., Álvarez-Borrego S., Arriaga-Ramírez S. 2011 Parental Infanticide in Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) during Nest Defense. Journal of Raptor Research 45: 93-95. doi: 10.3356/JRR-10-65.1
  • Ortega-Jiménez, V. M., S. Álvarez-Borrego, S. Arriaga- Ramírez, M. Renner, 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. Journal of Ornithology 151:169–177. doi:10.1007/s10336-009-0441-z
  • Ortega-Jiménez, V. M., Álvarez-Borrego, S. 2010. Alcid feathers wet on one side impede air outflow without compromising resistance to water penetration. Condor 112:172–176. doi:10.1525/cond.2010.090137


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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