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20.  Garner, A. M., Stark, A. Y., Thomas, S. A. & Niewiarowski, P. H. 2017. Geckos go the distance: water’s effect on gecko locomotor performance. Journal of Herpetology (in press)


19.  Spicer, M. E., Stark, A. Y., Adams, B. J., Kneale, R. & Yanoviak, S. P. 2017. Thermal constraints on foraging of tropical canopy ants. Oecologia (in press). Link


18.  Stark, A. Y. Biomimicry: what’s in it for us? A biologist’s perspective on how biomimicry can inform studies of the natural world. Zygote Quarterly. 17(3):80-93. Link


17.  Stark, A. Y., Klittich, M., Sitti, M., Niewiarowski, P. H. & Dhinojwala, A. The effect of temperature and humidity on adhesion of a gecko-inspired adhesive: implications for the natural system. Scientific Reports. 6(30936). Link


16.  Yanoviak, S. P., Silveri, C., Stark, A. Y., Van Stan II, J. T. & Levia, Jr., D. F. Surface roughness affects the running speed of tropical canopy ants. Biotropica. Link


15.  Walker, C. S., Ethington, R. L. & Stark, A. Y. 2016. Who Is Your Champion? A close look at how plant and animal structures can help solve a problem. Science and Children. 53:39-45. Link PDF


14.  Stark, A. Y., Subarajan, S., Jain, D., Niewiarowski, P. H. & Dhinojwala, A. 2016. Superhydrophobicity of the gecko toe pad: biological optimization verses laboratory maximization. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. 374:20160184. Link


13.  Niewiarowski, P. H., Stark, A. Y. & Dhinojwala, A. 2016. Sticking to the story: outstanding challenges in gecko-inspired adhesives. Journal of Experimental Biology. 219:912-919. Link


12.  Stark, A. Y., Palecek, A. M., Argenbright, C., Bernard, C., Brennan, A., Niewiarowski, P. H. & Dhinojwala, A. 2015. Gecko adhesion on wet and dry patterned substrates. PLoS ONE. 10(12). Link


11.  Stark, A. Y., Dryden, D. M., Olderman, J., Peterson, K. A., Niewiarowski, P. H., French, R. H. & Dhinojwala, A. 2015. Adhesive interactions of geckos with wet and dry fluoropolymer substrates. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 12:20150464. Link


10.  Stark, A. Y., Ohlemacher, J., Knight, A. & Niewiarowski, P. H. 2015. Run don’t walk: locomotor performance of geckos on wet surfaces. Journal of Experimental Biology. 218:2435-2441. Link


9.  Jain, D., Stark, A. Y., Niewiarowski, P. H., Miyoshi, T. & Dhinojwala, A. 2015. NMR Spectroscopy reveals the presence and association of lipids and keratin in adhesive gecko setae. Scientific Reports. 3(9594)Link


8.  Astrop, T. I., Sahni, V., Blackledge, T. A. & Stark, A. Y. 2015. Mechanical properties of the chitin-calcium- phosphate clam shrimp carapace (Order Spinicaudata): implications for taphonomy and fossilization. Journal of Crustacean Biology. 35(2):123-131. Link


7.  Badge, I., Stark, A.Y., Paoloni, E.L., Niewiarowski, P.H. & Dhinojwala, A. 2014. The role of surface chemistry on adhesion and wetting of gecko toe pads. Scientific Reports. 4(6643). Link


6.  Stark, A.Y., Wucinich, N.A., Paoloni, E.L., Niewiarowski, P.H. & Dhinojwala, A. 2014. Self-drying: a gecko’s innate ability to remove water from wet toe pads. PLoS ONE. 9(7). Link


5.  Stark, A.Y., McClung, B., Niewiarowski, P.H. & Dhinojwala, A. 2014. Reduction of water surface tension significantly impacts gecko adhesion underwater. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 54(6):1026-1033. Link


4.  Stark, A.Y., Badge, I., Wucinich, N.A., Sullivan, T.W., Niewiarowski, P.H. & Dhinojwala, A. 2013. Surface wettability plays a significant role in gecko adhesion underwater. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 110(16):6340-6345. Link


3.  Stark, A.Y., Sullivan, T. & Niewiarowski, P.H. 2012. The effect of surface water and wetting on gecko adhesion. Journal of Experimental Biology. 215(17):3080-3086. Link


2.  Niewiarowski, P.H., Stark, A., McClung, B., Chambers, B. & Sullivan, T. 2012. Faster but not stickier: invasive house geckos can out-sprint resident mournful geckos in Moorea, French Polynesia. Journal of Herpetology. 46(2):194-197. Link


1.  Hsu, P.Y., Ge, L., Li, X., Stark, A.Y., Wesdemiotis, C., Niewiarowski, P.H. & Dhinojwala, A. 2011. Direct evidence of phospholipids in gecko footprints and spatula-substrate contact interface detected using surface-sensitive spectroscopy. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 9(69):657-664. Link