Brown, C., Deban, S.M., Dudley, R. and E.A. Sathe. (2022). Gliding and aerial maneuvering by Wandering Salamanders (Aneides vagrans). Current Biology, in press.

Campbell, C., Maro, A., Weaver, V. and R. Dudley. (2022). Dietary ethanol ingestion by free-ranging spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi). Royal Society Open Science 9:211729. [link]

Maro, A. and R. Dudley. (2022). Non-random distribution of ungulate salt licks relative to distance from North American oceanic margins. Journal of Biogeography 49:254-260. [link]

Louis, L.D., Bowie, R.C.K. and R. Dudley. (2022). Wing and leg bone microstructure reflects migratory demands in resident and migrant populations of the Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis). Ibis 164:132-150. [link]


Carn, D., Lanaspa, M.A., Benner, S.A., Andrews, P., Dudley, R., Andres-Hernando, A., Tolan, D.R and R.J. Johnson. (2021). The role of thrifty genes in the origin of alcoholism: a narrative review and hypothesis. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 45:1519–1526. [link]

Dudley, R. (2021). A morphofunctional hypothesis for selection on EDAR V370A and associated elements of sinodonty. Dental Anthropology 34:49-54. [link]

Dudley, R. and A. Maro. (2021). Human evolution and dietary ethanol. Nutrients 13:2419 (9 pp.) [link]


Dudley, R. (2020). The natural biology of dietary ethanol, and its implications for primate evolution. In: Alcohol and Humans: A Long and Social Affair (eds. K. Hockings and R. Dunbar), pp. 10–23. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [link]

Ortega-Jimenez, V. M., Herbst, E.C., Leung, M. and R. Dudley. (2020). Natural barriers: waterfall transit by small flying animals. Royal Society Open Science 7:201185 (9 pp.) [link]

Su, G., Dudley, R., Pan, T., Zheng, M., Peng, L. and Q. Li. (2020). Maximum aerodynamic force production by the wandering glider dragonfly (Pantala flavescens, Libellulidae). Journal of Experimental Biology 223:218552 (8 pp.) [link]

Zeng, Y., Chang, S.W., Williams, J.Y., Nguyen, L.Y.-N., Tang, J., Naing, G., Kazi, C. and R. Dudley. (2020). Canopy parkour: movement ecology of post-hatch dispersal in a gliding nymphal stick insect (Extatosoma tiaratum). Journal of Experimental Biology 223:226266 (12 pp.) [link]

Zeng, Y., O’Malley, C., Singhal, S., Rahim, F., Park, S., Chen, X. and R. Dudley. (2020). A tale of winglets: evolution of flight morphology in stick insects. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8:121 (15 pp.) [link]


Badger, M., Wang, H. and R. Dudley. (2019). Avoiding topsy-turvy: how Anna’s Hummingbirds (Calypte anna) fly through upward gusts. Journal of Experimental Biology 222:176263, 10 pp. [link]

Dudley, R. and R.J. Wootton. (2019). Charles Porter Ellington (1952-2019). Journal of Experimental Biology 222:218628 (2 pp.) [link]

Ortega-Jimenez, V.M. and R. Dudley. (2019). Superb autorotator: rapid decelerations in impulsively launched samaras. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 16:20181456, 5 pp. [link]

Rico-Guevara, A., Rubega, M.A., Hurme, K.J. and R. Dudley. (2019). Shifting paradigms in the mechanics of nectar feeding and hummingbird bill morphology. Integrative Organismal Biology 10.1093/iob/oby006, 15 pp. [link] 

Rico-Guevara, A., Sustaita, D., Gussekloo, S., Olsen, A., Bright, J., Corbin, C. and R. Dudley. (2019). Feeding in birds: thriving in terrestrial, aquatic, and aerial niches. In: Feeding in Vertebrates (ed. V.L. Bels and I.Q. Whishaw), pp. 643-693. Berlin: Springer Verlag. [link]

Wang, Y., Yin, Y., Ge, S., Li, M., Zhang, Q., Li, J., Wu, Y., Li, D. and R. Dudley. (2019). Limits to load-lifting performance in a passerine bird: the effects of intraspecific variation in morphological and kinematic parameters. PeerJ 7:e8048, 12 pp. [link]


Dudley, R. and G. Pass. (2018). Wings and powered flight: core novelties in insect evolution. Arthropod Structure & Development 47:319-321. [link]

Ortega-Jimenez, V.M. and R. Dudley. (2018). Ascending flight and decelerating vertical glides in Anna’s Hummingbirds. Journal of Experimental            Biology 14:20180152. [link]

Skowron Volponi, M.A.A., McLean, D.J., Volponi, P. and R. Dudley. (2018). Moving like a model: mimicry of hymenopteran flight trajectories by clearwing moths of Southeast Asian rainforests. Biology Letters 14:20180152. [link]

Yanoviak, S.P. and R. Dudley. (2018). Jumping and the aerial behavior of aquatic mayfly larvae (Myobaetis ellenae, Baetidae). Arthropod Structure & Development 47:370-374. [link]


Ortega-Jimenez, V.M., von Rabenau, L. and R. Dudley. (2017). Escape jumping by three age classes of water striders from smooth, wavy and bubbling water surfaces. Journal of Experimental Biology 220:2809-2815. [link]

Ortega-Jimenez, V.M., Martín-Alcántara, A., Fernandez-Feria, R. and R. Dudley. (2017). On the autorotation of animal wings. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 14:20160870. (10 pp.) [link]

Anderson, P., Berridge, V., Conrod, P., Dudley, R., Hellman, M., Lachenmeier, D., Lingford-Hughes. A., Miller. D., Rehm, J., Room, R., Schmidt, L., Sullivan, R., Ysa, T. and A. Gual. (2017). Reframing the science and policy of nicotine, illegal drugs and alcohol – conclusions of the ALICE RAP Project. F1000Research 6:289. (13 pp.) [link]

Muijires, F.T., Chang, S., van Veen, W., Spitzen, J., Biemans, B.T., Koehl, M.A.R. and R. Dudley. (2017). Escaping blood-fed malaria mosquitoes minimize tactile detection without compromising on take-off speed. Journal of Experimental Biology 220:3751-3762. [link]

Skandalis, D.A., Bahlman, J.W., Groom, D., Segre, P.S., Welch, K.C., Witt, C.C., McGuire, J.A., Dudley, R., Lentink, D. and D.L. Altshuler. (2017). The biomechanical origin of extreme wing allometry in hummingbirds. Nature Communications 8:1047 (9 pp.) [link]

Zeng, Y., Lam, K., Chen, Y., Gong, M., Xu, Z. and R. Dudley. (2017). Biomechanics of aerial righting in wingless nymphal stick insects. Interface Focus 7:20160075 (12 pp.) [link]


Badger, M., Ortega-Jimenez, V., Wang, H. and R. Dudley. (2016). Into rude air: hummingbird flight performance in variable aerial environments. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 371:20150387 (7 pp.) [link]

Ortega-Jimenez, V.M., Arriaga-Ramírez, S. and R. Dudley. (2016). Meniscus ascent by thrips (Thysanoptera). Biology Letters 12:20160279 (4 pp.) [link]

Sun, Y.-F., Ren, Z.-P., Wu, Y.-F., Lei, F.-M., Dudley, R. and D.-M. Li. (2016). Flying high: limits to flight performance by sparrows on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau. Journal of Experimental Biology 219:3642-3648. [link]


Badger, M., Ortega-Jimenez, V.M., von Rabenau, L., Smiley, A. and R. Dudley. (2015). Electrostatic charge on flying hummingbirds and its potential role in pollination. PLOS ONE doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138003 (11 pp.) [link]

Full, R.J., Dudley, R., Koehl, M.A.R., Libby, T. and C. Schwab. (2015). Interdisciplinary laboratory course facilitating knowledge integration, mutualistic teaming, and original discovery. Integrative and Comparative Biology 5:912-925. [link]

Munk, Y., Yanoviak, S.P., Koehl, M.A.R. and R. Dudley. (2015). The descent of ant: field-measured three-dimensional trajectories of gliding ants.      Journal of Experimental Biology 218:1393-1401. doi:10.1242/jeb.106914 [link]

Yanoviak, S.P., Munk, Y. and R. Dudley. (2015). Arachnid aloft: directed aerial descent in a Neotropical canopy spider. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 12:20150534 (5 pp.) doi:10.1098/rsif.2015.0534 [link]

Zeng, Y., Lin, Y., Abundo, A. and R. Dudley. (2015). The visual ecology of directed aerial descent in first-instar nymphs of the stick insect Extatosoma tiaratum. Journal of Experimental Biology 218:2305-2314. doi:10.1242/jeb.109553 [link]


Dillon, M.E. and R. Dudley. (2014). Surpassing Mt. Everest: extreme flight performance of alpine bumble-bees. Biology Letters doi:10.1098/rsbl.2013.0922 (4 pp.) [link]

Dudley, R. (2014). The Drunken Monkey: Why We Drink and Abuse Alcohol. Berkeley: University of California Press. 154 pp. [link]

Evangelista, D., Cam, S., Huynh, T., Krivitskiy, I. and R. Dudley. (2014). Ontogeny of aerial righting and wing flapping in juvenile birds. Biology Letters doi:10.1098/rsbl.2014.0497 (4 pp.) [link]

Evangelista, D., Cam, S., Huynh, T., Kwong, A., Mehrabani, H., Tse, K. and R. Dudley. (2014). Shifts in stability and control effectiveness during evolution of Paraves support aerial maneuvering hypotheses for flight origins. PeerJ 2:e632 (25 pp.) [link]

Kim, E.J., Wolf, M., Ortega-Jimenez, V.M. and R. Dudley. (2014). Hovering performance of Anna’s Hummingbirds (Calypte anna) in ground effect. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11: 20140505 (8 pp.) [link]

McGuire, J.A., Witt, C.C., Van Remsen, J., Corl, A., Rabosky, D.L., Altshuler, D.L. and R. Dudley. (2014). Molecular phylogenetics and the diversification of hummingbirds (Apodiformes: Trochilidae). Current Biology doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.03.016 (7 pp.) [link]

Ortega-Jimenez, V.M., Wolf, M., Variano, E.A. and R. Dudley. (2014). Into turbulent air: size-dependent effects of von Kármán vortex streets on hummingbird flight kinematics and energetics. Proceedings of the Royal Society B doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.0180 (10 pp.) [link]

Srygley, R.B., Dudley, R., Oliveira, E.G. and A.J. Riveros. (2014). El Niño, host plant growth, and migratory butterfly abundance in a changing climate. Biotropica 46:90-97. [link]

Xu, X., Zhou, Z., Dudley, R., Mackem, S., Chuong, C.-M., Erickson, G.M. and D.J. Varricchio. (2014). An integrative approach to understanding bird origins. Science 346:1253293 doi:10.1126/science.1253293 (12 pp.) [link]


Ortega-Jimenez, V.M. and R. Dudley. (2013). Rapid spiderweb deformation induced by electrostatically charged insects. Scientific Reports doi:10.1038/srep02108 (4 pp.) [link]

Projecto-Garcia, J., Natarajan, C., Moriyama, H., Weber, R.E., Fago, A., Cheviron, Z.A., Dudley, R., McGuire, J.A., Witt, C.C. and J.F. Storz. (2013). Repeated elevational transitions in hemoglobin function during the evolution of Andean hummingbirds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110:20669-20674. [link]

Sapir, N. and R. Dudley. (2013). Implications of floral orientation for flight kinematics and metabolic expenditure of hover-feeding hummingbirds. Functional Ecology 27:227-235. [link]

Wolf, M., Ortega-Jimenez, V.M. and R. Dudley. (2013). Structure of the vortex wake in hovering Anna’s Hummingbirds (Calypte anna). Proceedings of the Royal Society B doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.2391 (7 pp.) [link]


Dudley, R., Kaspari, M. and S.P. Yanoviak. (2012). Lust for salt in the western Amazon. Biotropica 44:6-9. [link]

Medeiros, M.J. and R. Dudley. (2012). Jumping performance in flightless Hawaiian grasshopper moths (Xyloryctidae: Thyrocopa spp.). Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 44:55-61. [link]

Ortega-Jimenez, V.M. and R. Dudley. (2012a). Aerial shaking performance of wet Anna’s Hummingbirds. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 9:1093-1099. [link]

Ortega-Jimenez, V.M. and R. Dudley. (2012b). Flying in the rain: hovering performance of Anna’s Hummingbirds under varied precipitation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279:3996-4002. [link]

Sapir, N. and R. Dudley. (2012). Backward flight in hummingbirds employs unique kinematic adjustments and entails low metabolic cost. Journal of Experimental Biology 215:3603-3611. [link]


Buermann, W., Chaves, J.A., Dudley, R., McGuire, J.A., Smith, T.B. and D.L. Altshuler. (2011). Projected changes in elevational distribution and flight performance of montane Neotropical hummingbirds in response to climate change. Global Change Biology 17:1671-1680. [link]

Dudley, R. and S.P. Yanoviak. (2011). Animal aloft: the origins of aerial behavior and flight. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51:926-936. [link]

Fernández, M.J., Dudley, R. and F. Bozinovic. (2011). Comparative energetics of the Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 84:333-340. [link]

Jusufi, A., Zeng, Y., Full, R.J. and R. Dudley. (2011). Aerial righting reflexes in flightless animals. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51:937-943. [link]

McGuire, J.A. and R. Dudley. (2011). The biology of gliding in flying lizards (genus Draco) and their fossil and extant analogs. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51:983-990. [link]

Peterson, K., Birkmeyer, P., Dudley, R. and R. Fearing. (2011). A wing-assisted running robot and implications for avian flight evolution. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 6 046008 (8 pp.) [link]

Yanoviak, S.P., Munk, Y. and R. Dudley. (2011). Evolution and ecology of directed aerial descent in arboreal ants. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51:944-956. [link]


Altshuler, D.L., Dudley, R., Heredia, S.M. and J.A. McGuire. (2010). Allometry of hummingbird lifting performance. Journal of Experimental Biology 213:725-734. [link]

Buchwald, R. and R. Dudley. (2010). Limits to vertical force and power production in bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Bombus impatiens). Journal of Experimental Biology 213:426-432. [link]

Clark, C.J. and R. Dudley. (2010). Hovering and forward flight energetics in Anna’s and Allen’s Hummingbirds. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83:654-662. [link]

Evangelista, D., Fernández, M.J., Berns, M.S., Hoover, A. and R. Dudley. (2010). Hovering energetics and thermal balance in Anna’s Hummingbirds (Calypte anna). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83:406-413. [link]

Sane, S.P., Srygley, R.B. and R. Dudley. (2010). Antennal regulation of migratory flight in the Neotropical moth Urania fulgens. Biology Letters 6:406-409. [link]

Srygley, R.B., Dudley, R., Oliveira, E.G., Aizprúa, R., Pelaez, N.Z. and A.J. Riveros. (2010). El Niño and dry season rainfall influence hostplant phenology and an annual butterfly migration from Neotropical wet to dry forests. Global Change Biology 16:936-945. [link]

Yanoviak, S.P., Munk, Y., Kaspari, M. and R. Dudley. (2010). Aerial manoeuvrability in wingless gliding ants (Cephalotes atratus). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277:2199-2204. [link]


Bradley, T.J., Briscoe, A.D., Brady, S., Contreras, H.L., Danforth, B.N., Dudley, R., Grimaldi, D., Harrison, J.F., Kaiser, A., Merlin, C., Reppert, S.M., VandenBrooks, J.M. and S.P. Yanoviak. (2009). Episodes in insect evolution. Integrative and Comparative Biology 49:590-606. [link]

Clark, C.J. and R. Dudley. (2009). Flight costs of long, sexually selected tails in hummingbirds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276:2109-2115. [link]

Combes, S.A. and R. Dudley. (2009). Turbulence-driven instabilities limit insect flight performance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106:9105-9108. [link]

Dickinson, M.H. and R. Dudley. (2009). Flight. In: Encyclopedia of Insects, 2nd ed. (eds. V. Resh and R. Cardé), pp. 364-372. San Diego: Academic Press.

Kaspari, M., Yanoviak, S.P., Dudley, R., Yuan, M. and N. Clay. (2009). Sodium shortage as a constraint on the carbon cycle in an inland tropical rainforest. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106:19405-19409. [link]

McGuire, J.A., Witt, C.C., Remsen, J.V., Dudley, R. and D.L. Altshuler. (2009). A higher-level taxonomy for hummingbirds. Journal of Ornithology 150:155-165. [link]

Yanoviak, S.P., Kaspari, M. and R. Dudley. (2009). Gliding hexapods and the origins of insect aerial behaviour. Biology Letters 5:510-512. [link]


Dudley, R. and R.B. Srygley. (2008). Airspeed adjustment and lipid reserves in migratory Neotropical butterflies. Functional Ecology 22:264-270. [link]

Kaspari, M., Yanoviak, S.P. and R. Dudley. (2008). On the biogeography of salt limitation: a study of ant communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105:17848-17851. [link]

Kunz, T.H., Gauthreaux, S.A., Hristov, N.I., Horn, J.W., Jones, G., Kalko, E.K.V., Kelly, T.A., Larkin, R.P., McCracken, G.F., Swartz, S.M., Srygley, R.B., Dudley, R., Westbrook, J.K. and M. Wikelski. (2008). Aeroecology: probing and modelling the aerosphere. Integrative and Comparative Biology 48:1-11. [link]

Mazeh, S., Korine, C., Pinshow, B. and R. Dudley. (2008). Does ethanol in fruit influence feeding in the frugivorous yellow-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus xanthopygos)? Behavioural Processes 77:369-375. [link]

Srygley, R.B. and R. Dudley. (2008). Optimal strategies for insects migrating in the flight boundary layer: mechanisms and consequences. Integrative and Comparative Biology 48:119-133. [link]

Yanoviak, S.P., Kaspari, M., Dudley, R. and G. Poinar. (2008). Parasite-induced fruit mimicry in a tropical canopy ant. American Naturalist 171:536-544. [link]


Dudley, R. (2007). Air. In: Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores (eds. M.W. Denny and S.D. Gaines), pp. 8 – 10. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Dudley, R., Byrnes, G., Yanoviak, S.P., Borrell, B.J., Brown, R. and J.A. McGuire. (2007). Gliding and the functional origins of flight: biomechanical novelty or necessity? Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 38:179-201. [link]


Altshuler, D.L. and R. Dudley. (2006a). Adaptations to life at high elevation: an introduction to the symposium. Integrative and Comparative Biology 46:3-4. [link]

Altshuler, D.L. and R. Dudley. (2006b). The physiology and biomechanics of avian flight at high altitude. Integrative and Comparative Biology 46:62-71. [link]

Srygley, R.B., Dudley, R., Oliveira, E.G. and A. Riveros. (2006). Experimental evidence for a magnetic sense in Neotropical migrating butterflies (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). Animal Behaviour 71:183-191. [link]

Sánchez, F., Korine, C., Steeghs, M., Laarhoven, L.-J., Harren, F.J.M., Cristescu, S.M., Dudley, R. and B. Pinshow. (2006). Ethanol and methanol as possible odor cues for Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus). Journal of Chemical Ecology 32:1289-1300. [link]

Dudley, R., Huey, R.B. and D.R. Carrier. (2006). Living History of Physiology: Carl Gans. Advances in Physiology Education 30:102-107. [link]

Dillon, M., Frazier, M.R. and R. Dudley. (2006). Into thin air: physiology and evolution of alpine insects. Integrative and Comparative Biology 46:49-61. [link]

Yanoviak, S.P. and R. Dudley. (2006). The role of visual cues in directed aerial descent of Cephalotes atratus workers (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Experimental Biology 209:1777-1783. [link]


Dudley, R. (2005). Evolutionary and historical aspects of ethanol ingestion. In: Comprehensive Handbook of Alcohol-Related Pathology, Volume 1. General aspects of alcohol and mechanisms of disease (eds. V.R. Preedy and R.R. Watson), pp. 3-13. London: Academic Press.

McGuire, J.A. and R. Dudley. (2005). The cost of living large: comparative gliding performance in flying lizards (Agamidae: Draco). American Naturalist 166:93-106. [link]

Borrell, B.J., Goldbogen, J. and R. Dudley. (2005). Flapping aquatic propulsion at low Reynolds numbers: swimming kinematics of the Antarctic pteropod, Clione antarctica. Journal of Experimental Biology 208:2939-2949. [link]

Borrell, B.J., LaDuc, T.J. and R. Dudley. (2005). Respiratory cooling in rattlesnakes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 140:471-476. [link]

Stiles, F.G., Altshuler, D.L. and R. Dudley. (2005). On the wing morphology and flight behavior of some North American hummingbird species. The Auk 122:872-886. [link]

Yanoviak, S.P., Dudley, R. and M. Kaspari. (2005). Directed aerial descent in canopy ants. Nature 433:624-626. [link]


Altshuler, D.L., Dudley, R. and J.A. McGuire. (2004). Resolution of a paradox: hummingbird flight at high elevation does not come without a cost. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 101:17731-17736. [link]

Altshuler, D.L., Stiles, F.G. and R. Dudley. (2004). Of hummingbirds and helicopters: hovering costs, competitive ability and foraging strategies. American Naturalist 163:16-25. [link]

Dudley, R. (2004). Ethanol, fruit ripening, and the historical origins of human alcoholism in primate frugivory. Integrative and Comparative Biology 44:315-323. [link]

Dudley, R. and M.H. Dickinson. (2004). The comparative biology of ethanol consumption: an introduction to the symposium. Integrative and Comparative Biology 44:267-268. [link]

Altshuler, D.L., Dudley, R. and C.P. Ellington. (2004). Aerodynamic forces of revolving hummingbird wings and wing models. Journal of Zoology, London 264:327-332. [link]

Childress, S. and R. Dudley. (2004). Transition from ciliary to flapping mode in a swimming mollusc: flapping flight as a bifurcation in Reω. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 498:257-288. [link]

Dillon, M.E. and R. Dudley. (2004). Allometry of maximum vertical force production during hovering flight of Neotropical orchid bees (Apidae: Euglossini). Journal of Experimental Biology 207:417-425. [link]

Roberts, S.P., Harrison, J.F. and R. Dudley. (2004). Allometry of kinematics and energetics in Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa varipuncta) hovering in variable-density gases. Journal of Experimental Biology 207:993-1004. [link]

Sánchez, F., Korine, C., Pinshow, B. and R. Dudley. (2004). The possible roles of ethanol in the relationship between plants and frugivores: first experiments with Egyptian fruit bats. Integrative and Comparative Biology 44:290-294. [link]

Stephens, D. and R. Dudley. (2004). The drunken monkey hypothesis. Natural History 113(10):40-44.


Altshuler, D.L. and R. Dudley. (2003). Kinematics of hummingbird hovering flight along simulated and natural elevational gradients. Journal of Experimental Biology 206:3139-3147. [link]

Berner, R.A., Beerling, D.J., Dudley, R., Robinson, J.M. and R.A. Wildman. (2003). Phanerozoic atmospheric oxygen. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 31:105-134. [link]

Dickinson, M.H. and R. Dudley. (2003). Flight. In: Encyclopedia of Insects (eds. V. Resh and R. Cardé), pp. 416-426. San Diego: Academic Press.


Altshuler, D.L. and R. Dudley. (2002). The ecological and evolutionary interface of hummingbird flight physiology. Journal of Experimental Biology 205:2325-2336. [link]

Dudley, R. (2002a). Fermenting fruit and the historical ecology of ethanol ingestion: is alcoholism in modern humans an evolutionary hangover? Addiction 97:381-388. [link]

Dudley, R. (2002b). Mechanisms and implications of animal flight maneuverability. Integrative and Comparative Biology 42:135-140. [link]

Dudley, R. and Y. Winter. (2002). Hovering flight mechanics of Neotropical flower bats (Phyllostomidae: Glossophaginae) in normo- and hypodense gas mixtures. Journal of Experimental Biology 205:3669-3677. [link]

Dudley, R., Srygley, R.B., Oliveira, E.G. and P.J. DeVries. (2002). Flight speeds, lipid reserves, and predation of the migratory moth Urania fulgens (Uraniidae). Biotropica 34:120-126. [link]

Moon, B.R., LaDuc, T.J., Dudley, R. and Chang, A. (2002). A twist to the rattlesnake tail. In: Topics in Functional and Ecological Vertebrate Morphology (eds. P. Aerts, R. Van Damme, K. D’Août and A. Herrel), pp. 63-76. Shaker Publishing, Maastricht.


Dudley, R. (2001a). Limits to human locomotor performance: phylogenetic origins and comparative perspectives. Journal of Experimental Biology 204:3235-3240. [link]

Dudley, R. (2001b). The biomechanics and functional diversity of flight. In: Insect Movement: Mechanisms and Consequences (ed. I. Woiwod and D. Reynolds), pp. 19-41. Wallingford: CAB International.


Dudley, R. (2000a). Evolutionary origins of human alcoholism in primate frugivory. Quarterly Review of Biology 75:3-15. [link]

Dudley, R. (2000b). The Biomechanics of Insect Flight: Form, Function, Evolution. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 476 pp. [link]

Dudley, R. (2000c). The evolutionary physiology of animal flight: paleobiological and present perspectives. Annual Review of Physiology 62:135-155. [link]

Vermeij, G.J. and R. Dudley. (2000). Why are there so few evolutionary transitions between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 70:541–554. [link]


Chai, P. and R. Dudley. (1999). Maximum flight performance of hummingbirds: capacities, constraints, and trade-offs. American Naturalist 153:398-411. [link]

Dudley, R. (1999). Unsteady aerodynamics. [Perspectives: Biomechanics]. Science 284:1937-1938. [link]

Gans, C., Dudley, R., Aguilar, N.M. and J.B. Graham. (1999a). Late Paleozoic atmospheres and biotic evolution. Historical Biology 13:199-219. [link]

Gans, C., Dudley, R., Aguilar, N.M. and J.B. Graham. (1999b). The pre-Devonian carbon dioxide crash, the late Paleozoic oxygen pulse, and associated shifts in ventilatory mechanisms. In: Water/Air Transition in Biology (ed. A.K. Mittal, F.B. Eddy, and J.S. Datta Munshi), pp. 31-43. New Delhi: Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. [link]


Chai, P., Chang, A.C. and R. Dudley. (1998). Flight thermogenesis and energy conservation in hovering hummingbirds. Journal of Experimental Biology 201:963-968. [link]

Dudley, R. (1998). Atmospheric oxygen, giant Paleozoic insects and the evolution of aerial locomotor performance. Journal of Experimental Biology 201:1043-1050. [link]

Oliveira, E.G., Srygley, R.B. and R. Dudley. (1998). Do neotropical migrant butterflies navigate using a solar compass? Journal of Experimental Biology 201:3317-3331. [link]


Chai, P., Chen, J.S.C. and R. Dudley. (1997). Transient hovering performance of hummingbirds under conditions of maximal loading. Journal of Experimental Biology 200:921-929. [link]

Graham, J.B., Aguilar, N., Dudley, R. and C. Gans. (1997). The late Paleozoic atmosphere and the evolutionary physiology of tetrapods. In: Amniote Origins: Completing the Transition to Land (eds. S.S. Sumida and K.L.M. Martin), pp. 141-167. New York: Academic Press.

Jaramillo, C., Rand, A.S., Ibáñez, R. and R. Dudley. (1997). Elastic structures in the vocalization apparatus of the túngara frog, Physalaemus pustulosus (Leptodactylidae). Journal of Morphology 233:287-295. [link]


Chai, P. and R. Dudley. (1996). Limits to flight energetics of hummingbirds hovering in hypodense and hypoxic gas mixtures. Journal of Experimental Biology 199:2285-2295.[link]

Chai, P., Harrykissoon, R. and R. Dudley. (1996). Hummingbird hovering performance in hyperoxic heliox: effects of body mass and sex. Journal of Experimental Biology 199:2745–2755. [link]

Dudley, R. and G.H. Adler. (1996). Biogeography of milkweed butterflies (Nymphalidae: Danainae) and mimetic patterns on tropical Pacific archipelagos. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 57:317-326. [link]

Dudley, R. and P. Chai. (1996). Animal flight mechanics in physically variable gas mixtures. Journal of Experimental Biology 199:1881-1885. [link]

Grodnitsky, D.L. and R. Dudley. (1996). Vortex visualization during free flight of heliconiine butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 69:199-203. [link]

Srygley, R.B., Oliveira, E. and R. Dudley. (1996). Wind drift compensation, flyways, and conservation of diurnal, migrant Neotropical Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 263:1351-1357. [link]


Adler, G.H., Austin, C.C. and R. Dudley. (1995). Dispersal and speciation of skinks among archipelagos in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Evolutionary Ecology 9:529-541. [link]

Chai, P. and R. Dudley. (1995). Limits to vertebrate locomotor energetics suggested by hummingbirds hovering in heliox. Nature 377:722-725. [link]

Dudley, R. (1995a). Aerodynamics, energetics and reproductive constraints of migratory flight in insects. In: Insect Migration: Tracking Resources Through Space and Time (ed. V.A. Drake and A.G. Gatehouse), pp. 303-319. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Dudley, R. (1995b). Extraordinary flight performance of orchid bees (Apidae: Euglossini) hovering in heliox (80% He/20% O2). Journal of Experimental Biology 198:1065-1070. [link]

Graham, J.B., Dudley, R., Aguilar, N. and C. Gans. (1995). Implications of the late Palaeozoic oxygen pulse for physiology and evolution. Nature 375:117-120. [link]

Larimer, J.L. and R. Dudley. (1995). Accelerational implications of hummingbird display dives. The Auk 112:1064-1066. [link]


Dudley, R. (1994). Aerodynamics of insect dispersal and the constraint of body size. In: Proceedings of the 13th International Biometeorology Congress (ed. A.R. Maarouf, N.N. Barthakur and W.O. Haufe), Part 2 (Vol. 3), pp. 1035-1041. Downsview: Environment Canada.

Dudley, R. and R.B. Srygley. (1994). Flight physiology of Neotropical butterflies: allometry of airspeeds during natural free flight. Journal of Experimental Biology 191:125-139. [link]

Dudley, R. and G.J. Vermeij. (1994). Energetic constraints of folivory: leaf fractionation by frugivorous bats. Functional Ecology 8:668. [link]

Adler, G.H. and R. Dudley. (1994). Butterfly biogeography and endemism on tropical Pacific islands. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 51:151-162. [link]

Larimer, J.L. and R. Dudley. (1994). Centrifugal force and blood pressure elevation in the wings of flying hummingbirds. Journal of theoretical Biology 168:233-236. [link]


Rand, A.S. and R. Dudley. (1993). Frogs in helium: the anuran vocal sac is not a cavity resonator. Physiological Zoology 66:793-806. [link]

Srygley, R.B. and R. Dudley. (1993). Correlations of the position of center of body mass with butterfly escape tactics. Journal of Experimental Biology 174:155-166. [link]


Dudley, R. (1992). Aerodynamics of flight. In: Biomechanics (Structures & Systems): A Practical Approach (ed. A.A. Biewener), pp. 97-121. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Dudley, R. and A.S. Rand. (1992). Underwater sound production in a Neotropical anuran, Physalaemus pustulosus (Leptodactylidae). Bioacoustics 4:211-216. [link]

Dudley, R. and G.J. Vermeij. (1992). Do the power requirements of flapping flight constrain folivory in flying animals? Functional Ecology 6:101-104. [link]

Mulkey, S.S., A.P. Smith, S.J. Wright, J.L. Machado and R. Dudley. (1992). Contrasting leaf phenotypes control seasonal variation in water loss in a tropical forest shrub. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 89:9084-9088. [link]


Dudley, R. (1991a). Biomechanics of flight in Neotropical butterflies: aerodynamics and mechanical power requirements. Journal of Experimental Biology 159:335-357. [link]

Dudley, R. (1991b). Comparative biomechanics and the evolutionary diversification of flying insect morphology. In: The Unity of Evolutionary Biology (ed. E.C. Dudley), pp. 503-514. Portland: Dioscorides Press.

Dudley, R. (1991c). Thermoregulation in unpalatable danaine butterflies. Functional Ecology 5:503-506. [link]

Dudley, R. and C. Gans. (1991). A critique of symmorphosis and optimality models in physiology. Physiological Zoology 64:627-637. [link]

Dudley, R. and A.S. Rand. (1991). Vocal sac inflation and sound production in the túngara frog, Physalaemus pustulosus (Leptodactylidae). Copeia 1991:460-470. [link]

Dudley, R., King, V.A. and R.J. Wassersug. (1991). The implications of shape and metamorphosis for drag forces on a generalized pond tadpole (Rana catesbeiana). Copeia 1991:252-257. [link]

Stern, D.L. and R. Dudley. (1991). Wing buzzing by territorial male orchid bees, Eulaema meriana (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 64:88-94. [link]


DeVries, P.J. and R. Dudley. (1990). Morphometrics, airspeed, thermoregulation and lipid reserves of migrating Urania fulgens (Uraniidae) moths in natural free flight. Physiological Zoology 63:235-251. [link]

Dudley, R. (1990a). Biomechanics of flight in Neotropical butterflies: morphometrics and kinematics. Journal of Experimental Biology 150:37-53. [link]

Dudley, R. (1990b). Thanatosis in the Neotropical butterfly Caligo illioneus (Nymphalidae: Brassolinae). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 28:125-126.

Dudley, R. and P.J. DeVries. (1990a). Flight physiology of migrating Urania fulgens (Uraniidae) moths: kinematics and aerodynamics of natural free flight. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 167:145-154. [link]

Dudley, R. and P.J. DeVries. (1990b). Tropical rain forest structure and the geographical distribution of gliding vertebrates. Biotropica 22:432-434. [link]

Dudley, R. and C.P. Ellington. (1990a). Mechanics of forward flight in bumblebees. I. Kinematics and morphology. Journal of Experimental Biology 148:19-52. [link]

Dudley, R. and C.P. Ellington. (1990b). Mechanics of forward flight in bumblebees. II. Quasi-steady lift and mechanical power requirements. Journal of Experimental Biology 148:53-88. [link]

Dudley, R. and K. Milton. (1990). Parasite deterrence and the energetic costs of slapping in howler monkeys, Alouatta palliata. Journal of Mammalogy 71:463-465. [link]

Dudley, R. (1985). Fluid-dynamic drag of limpet shells. Veliger 28:6-13.

Dudley, R. (1980). Crab-crushing of periwinkle shells, Littorina littorea, from two geographical provinces. Nautilus 94:108-111.