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Recent publications

Burrows, M. and Sutton, G.P. (2013) Interacting gears synchronise propulsive leg movements in a jumping insect. Science 341: 1254-1256.

Burrows, M. (2013) Jumping from the surface of water by the long-legged fly Hydrophorus (Diptera, Dolichopodidae.  J. Exp. Biol. 216: 1973-1981.

Burrows, M. (2013) Jumping mechanisms of treehopper insects (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Membracidae). J. Exp. Biol. 216: 788-799.

Burrows, M. (2012) Pygmy mole crickets jump from the surface of water. Current Biol. 22: R990

Burrows, M. (2012) Locusts use a composite of resilin and hard cuticle as an energy store for jumping and kicking. J. Exp. Biol. 215: 3501-3512.

Bayley, T.M., Sutton, G.P. and Burrows, M. (2012) A buckling region in locust hind legs contains resilin and absorbs energy when jumping or kicking goes wrong. J. Exp Biol. 215: 1151-1161.

Badisco, L., Ott, S.R., Rogers, S.M., Matheson, T., Knapen, D., Vergauwen, L., Verlinden, H., Marchal, E., Sheehy, M.R.J., Burrows, M., Vanden Broeck, J. (2011) Microarray- based transcriptomic analysis of differences between long-term gregarious and solitarious desert locusts. PLoS One 6: e28110.

Picker, M., Colville, J. and Burrows, M. (2011) A cockroach that jumps. Biol. Letters  doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.1022.

Burrows, M., Rogers S.M. and Ott, S.R. (2011) Epigenetic remodelling of brain, body and behaviour during phase change in locusts. BMC Neural Systems and Circuits 1.11

Sutton, G.P. and Burrows, M. (2011) Biomechanics of jumping in the flea. J. Exp. Biol. 214: 836-847.

Burrows, M. and Picker, M.D. (2010) Jumping mechanisms and performance of pygmy mole crickets (Orthoptera, Tridactylidae). J. Exp. Biol. 213: 2386-2398.

Sutton, G.P. and Burrows, M. (2010) The mechanics of azimuth control in jumping by froghopper insects. J. Exp. Biol. 213: 1406-1416.

Burrows, M. and Bräunig, P. (2010) The actions of neurons and leg muscles in jumping by planthopper insects (Hemiptera, Issidae). J. Comp. Neurol. 518: 1349-1369.

Rogers, S. M., Harston, G. W. J., Kilburn-Toppin, F., Matheson, T., Burrows, M., Gabbiani, F. and Krapp, H. G. (2010) Spatiotemporal receptive field properties of a looming-sensitive neuron in solitarious and gregarious phases of the desert locust. J. Neurophysiol. 103: 779-792.

Burrows, M. (2010) Leg synchronisation and energy storage in jumping planthopper insects (Hemiptera, Issidae). J. Exp. Biol. 213: 469-478.

Burrows, M. (2009) Jumping performance of planthopper insects (Hemiptera, Issidae). J. Exp. Biol. 212: 2844-2855.

Burrows, M. (2009) A single muscle moves a crustacean limb joint rhythmically by acting against a spring. BMC Biology 7: 27.

Anstey, M.L., Rogers, S.M., Ott, S.R, Burrows, M. and Simpson, S.J. (2009) Serotonin mediates behavioural gregarization underlying swarm formation in desert locusts. Science 323: 627-630.