Ruiz C. and Theobald J. C. (2021). Stabilizing responses to sideslip disturbances in Drosophila melanogaster are modulated by the density of moving elements on the ground. Biology Letters, 20200748.

Sondhi, Y., Ellis, E. A., Bybee, S. M., Theobald, J. C. and Kawahara, A. Y. (2021). Light environment drives evolution of color vision genes in butterflies and moths. Communications Biology 4, 1–11.

Palavalli-Nettimi, R. and Theobald, J. (2020). Insect Neurobiology: How a Small Spot Stops a Fly. Current Biology 30, R761–R763.

Ruiz, C. and Theobald, J. C. (2020). Ventral motion parallax enhances fruit fly steering to visual sideslip. Biology Letters 16, 20200046.

Palavalli-Nettimi, R. and Theobald, J. C. (2020). Small eyes in dim light: Implications to spatio-temporal visual abilities in Drosophila melanogaster. Vision Res. 169, 33–40.

Theobald, J. (2019). Insect Neurobiology: What to Make of a Small Spot? Curr. Biol. 29, R568–R570.

Palermo, N., and Theobald, J. (2019). Fruit flies increase attention to their frontal visual field during fast forward optic flow. Biol. Lett. 15, 20180767. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2018.0767.

Theobald, J. (2018). Insect Neurobiology: Optical Illusions at the Cellular Level. Curr. Biol. 28, R1335–R1337. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.10.023.

Currea, J. P., Smith, J. L., and Theobald, J. C. (2018). Small fruit flies sacrifice temporal acuity to maintain contrast sensitivity. Vision Res. 149, 1–8. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2018.05.007.

Ruiz, C., and Theobald, J. (2018). Insect Vision: Judging Distance with Binocular Motion Disparities. Curr. Biol. 28, R148–R150. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.01.039.

Pack, C. C., and Theobald, J. C. (2018). Fruit flies are multistable geniuses. PLoS Biol. 16, e2005429. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.2005429.

Theobald, J. (2017). Optic flow induces spatial filtering in fruit flies. Curr. Biol. 27, R212–R213. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.02.018.

Tomsic, D., and Theobald, J. (2017). Insect Neurobiology: An Eye to Forward Motion. Curr. Biol. 27, R1156–R1158. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.09.038.

Theobald, J. (2017). Insect Flight: Navigating with Smooth Turns and Quick Saccades. Curr. Biol. 27, R1125–R1127. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.09.002.

Smith, J. L., Palermo, N. A., Theobald, J. C., and Wells, J. D. (2016). The forensically important blow fly, Chrysomya megacephala (Diptera: Calliphoridae), is more likely to walk than fly to carrion at low light levels. Forensic Sci. Int. 266, 245–249. doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.06.004.

Caballero, J., Mazo, C., Rodriguez-Pinto, I., and Theobald, J. C. (2015). A visual horizon affects steering responses during flight in fruit flies. J. Exp. Biol. 218, 2942–2950. doi:10.1242/jeb.119313.

Smith, J. L., Palermo, N. A., Theobald, J. C., and Wells, J. D. (2015). Body Size, Rather Than Male Eye Allometry, Explains Chrysomya megacephala (Diptera: Calliphoridae) Activity in Low Light. J. Insect Sci. 15, 133. doi:10.1093/jisesa/iev114.

Mazo, C., and Theobald, J. C. (2014). To keep on track during flight, fruitflies discount the skyward view. Biol. Lett. 10, 20131103. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2013.1103.

Theobald, J. (2014). Insect Neurobiology: How Small Brains Perform Complex Tasks. Curr. Biol. 24, R528–R529. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.04.015.

Cabrera, S., and Theobald, J. C. (2013). Flying fruit flies correct for visual sideslip depending on relative speed of forward optic flow. Front. Behav. Neurosci. 7, 76. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00076.

Chow, D. M., Theobald, J. C., and Frye, M. A. (2011). An olfactory circuit increases the fidelity of visual behavior. J. Neurosci. 31, 15035–15047.

Theobald, J. C., Ringach, D. L., and Frye, M. A. (2010). Dynamics of optomotor responses in Drosophila to perturbations in optic flow. J. Exp. Biol. 213, 1366–1375. doi:10.1242/jeb.037945.

Theobald, J. C., Ringach, D. L., and Frye, M. A. (2010). Visual stabilization dynamics are enhanced by standing flight velocity. Biol. Lett. 6, 410–413.

Theobald, J. C., Shoemaker, P. A., Ringach, D. L., and Frye, M. A. (2010). Theta motion processing in fruit flies. Front. Behav. Neurosci. 4.

Theobald, J. C., Warrant, E. J., and O’Carroll, D. C. (2010). Wide-field motion tuning in nocturnal hawkmoths. Proc. R. Soc. B 277, 853–860. doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.1677.

Theobald, J. C., Duistermars, B. J., Ringach, D. L., and Frye, M. A. (2008). Flies see second-order motion. Curr. Biol. 18, R464–R165.

Theobald, J. C., and Frye, M. A. (2008). Animal behavior: flying back to front. Curr. Biol. 18, R169–R170.

Theobald, J. C., Coates, M. M., Wcislo, W. T., and Warrant, E. J. (2007). Flight performance in night-flying sweat bees suffers at low light levels. J. Exp. Biol. 210, 4034–42.

Theobald, J. C., Greiner, B., Wcislo, W. T., and Warrant, E. J. (2006). Visual summation in night-flying sweat bees: A theoretical study. Vision Res. 46, 2298–2309.

Kelber, A., Warrant, E. J., Pfaff, M., Wallen, R., Theobald, J. C., Wcislo, W. T., et al. (2006). Light intensity limits foraging activity in nocturnal and crepuscular bees. Behav. Ecol. 17, 63–72.

Coates, M. M., Garm, A., Theobald, J. C., Thompson, S. H., and Nilsson, D.-E. (2006). The spectral sensitivity of the lens eyes of a box jellyfish, Tripedalia cystophora (Conant). J. Exp. Biol. 209, 3758–3765. doi:10.1242/jeb.02431.

Hanein, Y., Lang, U., Theobald, J., Wyeth, R., Daniel, T., Willows, A. O. D., et al. (2001). Intracellular neuronal recording with high aspect ration MEMS probes. Transducers 01: Eurosensors XV, Digest of Technical Papers, Vols 1 and 2, 386–389.

Media Coverage
Blackburn, L.  Low light, bad flight. Inside JEB,  Journal of Experimental Biology, 210: iii (2007).

Doctoral Dissertation

Theobald, J. C. Perceiving Motion in the Dark (2004).

Masters Thesis

Theobald, J. C. Fitness Implications of Caloric Restriction in the Wild House Mouse (1997).


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