Slow flight is extremely energetically costly per unit time, yet highly important for takeoff and survival. Kristen Crandell and Bret Tobalske investigated the kinematics and aerodynamics of upstrokes during slow flight. Check out their new paper here (and the image that made the cover of the Journal of Experimental Biology)!
Flight lab video wins competition for "Best Video on Fluid Dynamics" at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society. Watch the video here!
This new book features chapters by many of the world's most accomplished evolutionary biologists looking at some of the great transformations in the 500-million-year history of vertebrate life. Edited by our own Ken Dial as well as Neil Shubin and Elizabeth Brainerd in honor of a leader in the field of evolutionary biology and paleontology: Farish A. Jenkins Jr. and available from the University of Chicago Press. Read more here!