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    Anstis, M., Price, L.C., Roberts, J.D., Catalano, S.R., Hines, H.B., Doughty, P. & Donnellan, S.C. (2016). Revision of the water-holding frogs, Cyclorana platycephala (Anura: Hylidae), from arid Australia, including description of a new species. Zootaxa 4126, 451-479.

    Ashman, K. R., McNamara, K. B., Symonds, M. R. E. 2016 Experimental evolution reveals that population density does not affect moth signalling behaviour and antennal morphology. Evolutionary Ecology, 30, 1009-1021.

    Beekman, M., Nieuwenhuis, B., Ortiz-Barrientos, D. & Evans, J. P. 2016 Sexual selection in hermaphrodites, sperm- and broadcast spawners, plants and fungi. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond B. 371: 20150541

    Cattelan, S., Evans, J. P., Pilastro, A. & Gasparini, C. 2016 The effect of sperm production on patterns of alternative mating tactics in the guppy Poecilia reticulata. Anim. Behav. 112: 105-110

    Dias, P.J., Simpson, T., Hitchen, Y., Lukehurst, S., Snow, M. & Kennington, W.J. (2016). Isolation and characterization of 17 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the widespread ascidian Didemnum perlucidum (Tunicata, Ascidiacea). Management of Biological Invasions 7, 189–191.

    Donovan C, Harwood J, King SL, Booth C, Caneco B, Walker C (2016) Expert elicitation methods in quantifying the consequences of acoustic disturbance from offshore renewable energy developments. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 875: 231-237.

    Dosselli, R., Grassl, J., Carson, A., Simmons, L.W. & Baer, B. 2016. Flight behaviour of honey bee (Apis mellifera) workers is altered by initial infections of the fungal parasite Nosema apis. Scientific Reports, 6, 36649. doi: 10.1038/srep36649

    Dougherty, L.R., Simmons, L.W. & Shuker, D.M. 2016. Post-copulatory sexual selection when a female mates once. Animal Behaviour, 116, 13-16.

    Dougherty, L.R. & Shuker, D.M. (2016) Variation in pre- and post-copulatory sexual selection on male genital size in two species of lygaeid bug. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70(4): 625-637.

    Eads, A. R., Kennington, W. J. & Evans, J. P. 2016 Interactive effects of ocean warming and acidification on sperm motility and fertilization in the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 562: 101-111

    Eads, A. R., Evans, J. P. & Kennington, W. J. 2016 Plasticity of fertilization rates under varying temperature in the broadcast spawning mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis. Ecol. Evol. 6: 6578-6585

    Engesser, S., Ridley, M., Townsend, S.W. (2016). Meaningful call combinations and compositional processing in the southern pied babbler. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113, 5976-5981.

    Evans, J. P. & Garcia-Gonzalez, F. 2016 The total opportunity for sexual selection and the integration of pre- and post-mating episodes of sexual selection in a complex world. J. Evol. Biol. 29: 2338-2361

    Gagliano, M., Vyazovskiy, V.V., Borbély, A.A., Grimonprez, M. & Depczynski, M. (2016) Learning by association in plants. Scientific Reports 6, 38472.

    Harvey, M., Abrams, K., Beavis, A., Hillyer, M., & Huey, J.A. (2016). Pseudoscorpions of the family Feaellidae (Pseudoscorpiones: Feaelloidea) from the Pilbara region of Western Australia show extreme short-range endemism. Invertebrate Systematics 30: 491-50.

    Harvey, M.S., Huey, J.A., Hillyer, M.J., Mcintyre, E., & Giribet, G. (2016). The first troglobitic species of Gymnobisiidae (Pseudoscorpiones: Neobisioidea), from Table Mountain (Western Cape Province, South Africa) and its phylogenetic position. Invertebrate Systematics 30: 75-85.

    Harwood J, King SL, Booth C, Donovan C, Schick RS, Thomas L, New L (2016) Understanding the Population Consequences of Acoustic Disturbance for marine mammals. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 875: 417-423.

    Hiley, H, Perry, S, Hartley, S, & King, SL. (2016). What’s Occurring? Ultrasonic signature whistle use in Welsh bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Bioacoustics. 26: 25-35

    Humphries, D.J., Finch, F.M., Bell, M.B.V., Ridley, M. (2016). Vocal Cues to Identity: Pied Babblers Produce Individually Distinct But Not Stable Loud Calls. Ethology, 122, 609-619.

    Kelley JL, Rodgers GM & Morrell LJ (2016) Conflict between background matching and social signalling in a colour-changing freshwater fish. Royal Society Open Science 3: 160040.

    Kelley JL & Davies WI (2016) The biological mechanisms and behavioral functions of opsin-based light detection by the skin. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. Doi: 10.3389/fevo.2016.00106.

    Keynan, O., Ridley, M., Lotem, A. (2016). Task-Dependent Differences in Learning by Subordinate and Dominant Wild Arabian Babblers. Ethology, 122, 399-410.

    Keynan, O., Ridley, M. (2016). Component, group and demographic Allee effects in a cooperatively breeding bird species, the Arabian babbler (Turdoides squamiceps), Oecologia, 182, 153-161.

    King SL, McGregor PK (2016) Vocal Matching: the what, the why and the how. Biology Letters. 12(10): 20160666

    King, SL, Allen, SJ, Connor, RC, & Jaakkola, K. (2016). Cooperation or dolphin ‘tug-of-war’: comment on Kuczaj et al. and Eskelinen et al. Animal Cognition. 19(6): 1227-1229.

    King SL, Guarino E, Donegan K, Hecksher J, Jaakola, K (2016) Further insights into postpartum signature whistle use in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Marine Mammal Science. 32(4): 1458-1469

    King, SL, Guarino, E, Keaton, L, Erb, L, & Jaakkola, K. (2016) Maternal signature whistle use aids mother-calf reunions in a bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus. Behavioural Processes. 126: 64-70.

    Larsdotter-Mellström, H., Eriksson, K., Janz, N. Nylin, S. & and Carlsson, M.A. (2016). Male butterflies use an anti-aphrodisiac pheromone to tailor ejaculates. Functional Ecology, 30, 255–261. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12521

    Larsdotter-Mellström, H., Eriksson, K., Liblikas, I., Wiklund, C., Borg-Karlsson, A.K., Nylin, S., Janz, N. & Carlsson, M.A. (2016). It’s all in the mix: blend-specific behavioural response to a sexual pheromone in a butterfly. Frontiers in Physiology, 7:68. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00068

    Lindholm, AK, Dyer, KA, Firman, RC, Fishman, L, Forstmeier, W, Holman, L, Johannesson, H, Knief, U, Kokko, H, Larracuente, MA, Manser, A, Montchamp-Moreau, C, Petrosyan, VG, Pomiankowski, A, Presgraves, DC, Safronova, LD, Sutter, A, Unckless, RL, Verspoor, RL, Wedell, N, Wilkinson, GS and Price, TAR. 2016. The ecology and evolutionary dynamics of meiotic drive. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 31: 315-326.

    Lymbery, R. A, Kennington, W. J. & Evans, J. P. 2016 Fluorescent sperm offer a method for tracking the real-time success of ejaculates when they compete to fertilise eggs. Scientific Reports 6: 22689

    Lymbery, S. J., Didham, R.K., Hopper, S.D. & Simmons, L.W. 2016. Mutualists or parasites? Context-dependent influence of symbiotic fly larvae on carnivorous investment in the Albany pitcher plant. Royal Society Open Science, 3, 160690. doi:10.1098/ros.160690

    Machado G., B.A. Buzatto, S. García-Hernández & R. Macías-Ordóñez. 2016. Macroecology of sexual selection: a predictive conceptual framework for large-scale variation in reproductive traits. American Naturalist, 188: S8–S27.

    McCullough, E. L., Miller, C. W., and Emlen, D. J. 2016. Why sexually selected weapons are not ornaments. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31: 742-751.

    McCullough, E.L. & Simmons, L.W. 2016. Selection on male physical performance during male-male competition and female choice. Behavioral Ecology, 27, 1288-1295.

    McNamara, K.B., Robinson, S.P., Rosa, M.E., Sloan, N.S., van Lieshout, E. & Simmons, L.W. 2016. Male-biased sex ratio does not promote increased sperm competitiveness in the seed beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus. Sci. Rep., 6, 28153. doi: 10.1038/srep28153

    Middelfart, P.U., Kirkendale, L.M. & Wilson, N.G. (2016). Tropical marine molluscs: an overwhelming bias. Diversity 8: 17; doi:10.3390/d8030017

    Millar, M.A., Byrne, M., Coates, D.J. & Roberts, J.D. (2016). Contrasting diversity and demographic signals in sympatric narrow-range endemic shrubs of the south-west Western Australian semi-arid zone. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118, 315–329.

    Mirville, M. Kelley, J.L. & Ridley, A.R. (2016). The effect of group size on associative learning in the Australian magpie. Behavioural Ecology & Sociobiology 70, 417-427.

    Moir, M.L., Coates, D.J., Kensington, W.J., Barrett, S. & Taylor, G.S. (2016) Concordance in evolutionary history of threatened plant and insect populations warrant unified conservation management approaches. Biological Conservation 198, 135–144.

    Moore, F.R., Shuker, D.M. & Dougherty, L.R. (2016) Stress and sexual signalling: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Behavioral Ecology 27(2): 363-371.

    Moore, F.R., Shuker, D.M. & Dougherty, L.R. (2016) A response to comments on stress and sexual signaling: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Behavioral Ecology 27(2): 375-376.

    Nelson-Flower, M.J., Ridley, M. (2016). Nepotism and subordinate tenure in a cooperative breeder, Biology Letters, 12, 1-4.

    Rix, M.G., Huey, J.A., Main, B.Y., Waldock, J.M., Harrison, S.E., Comer, S., Austin, A.D. & Harvey, M.S. (2016). Where have all the spiders gone? The decline of a poorly known invertebrate fauna in the agricultural and arid zones of southern Australia. Austral Entomology 56: 14–22

    Seed, C. E. & Tomkins, J. L. 2016 Flow cytometric methodsfor indirect analysis and quantification orf gametogenesis in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (Chlorophyceae). PLoS one 11 (9) e0161453.

    Seed, C. E., Lama, I. & Tomkins, J. L. 2016 Cell size selection in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii gametes using fluorescence activated cell sorting. Algal Research 16 93-101.

    Silva D.P., B. Vilela, B.A. Buzatto, A.P. Moczek & J. Hortal. 2016. Contextualized niche shifts upon independent invasions by the dung beetle Onthophagus taurus. Biological Invasions, 18(11): 3137-3148.

    Simmons, L.W. & Fitzpatrick, J.L. 2016. Sperm competition and the coevolution of pre- and post-copulatory traits: weapons evolve faster than testes among onthophagine dung beetles. Evolution, 70, 998-1008.

    Sutter, A., Simmons, L.W., Lindhom, A.K. & Firman, R.C. 2016. Function of copulatory plugs in house mice: mating behavior and paternity outcomes of rival males. Behavioral Ecology, 27, 185-195.

    Tedeschi, J. N., Kennington, W. J., Tomkins, J. L., Berry, O., Whiting, S., Meekan, M. G. & Mitchell, N. J. 2016. Heritable variation in heat shock gene expression: a potential mechanism for adaptation to thermal stress in embryos of sea turtles. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 283, 20152320.

    Thomas, L., Stat, M., Evans, R.D. & Kennington, W.J. (2016) A fluorescence-based quantitative real-time PCR assay for accurate Pocillopora damicornis species identification. Coral Reefs 35, 895-899.

    Travers, L.M., Garcia-Gonzalez, F. & Simmons, L.W. 2016. Genetic variation but weak genetic covariation between pre- and postcopulatory episodes of sexual selection in Drosophila melanogaster. J. Evol. Biol., 29, 1535-1552.

    Travers, L.M., Simmons, L.W. & Garcia-Gonzalez, F. 2016. Additive genetic variance in polyandry enables its evolution but polyandry is unlikely to evolve through sexy or good sperm processes. J. Evol. Biol., 29, 916-928.

    Travers, L.M., Simmons, L.W. & Garcia-Gonzalez, F. 2016. Lifetime changes in phenotypic expression and evolutionary potential of female mating traits in Drosophila melanogaster. Animal Behaviour, 121, 147-155.

    Tuni, C., Perdigón-Ferreira, J., Fritz, Y., Munoz Menses, A. & Gasparini, C. (2016) Impaired sperm quality, delayed mating but no costs for offspring fitness in crickets winning a fight. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29, 1643–1647

    Wiley, E.M., Ridley, A.R. (2016). The effects of temperature on offspring provisioning in a cooperative breeder. Animal Behaviour, 117, 187-195.

    Wilson, N.G., Winters, A.E. & Cheney, K.L. (2016). Tropical range extension for the temperate, endemic south-eastern Australian nudibranch Goniobranchus splendidus (Angas, 1864). Diversity 8: 16 doi:10.3390/d8030016

    Rouse, GW, Wilson, NG, Carvajal, JI & Vrijenhoek, RC (2016). New deep-sea species of Xenoturbella and the position of Xenacoelomorpha. Nature 530: 94-97.

    Yasui, Y. & Garcia-Gonzalez, F. 2016. Bet-hedging as a mechanism for the evolution of polyandry, revisited. Evolution, 70: 385-397

    Yokochi, K., Kennington, W.J. & Bencini, R. (2016). An endangered arboreal specialist, the western ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus occidentalis), shows a greater genetic divergence across a narrow artificial waterway than a major road. PLoS One, 11, e0146167

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