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    Allen SJ, King SL, Krützen M, Brown AM (2017) Multi-modal socio-sexual displays in Australian humpback dolphins. Scientific Reports, 7:13644

    Buzatto, B.A., Thyer, E.M., Roberts, J.D. & Simmons, L.W. 2017. Sperm competition and the evolution of precopulatory weapons: testis size and amplexus position, but not arm strength, affect fertilization success in a chorusing frog. Evolution, 71, 329-341.

    Castalanelli, M.A., Huey, J.A., Hillyer, M.J. & Harvey, M.S. 2017 Molecular and morphological evidence for a new genus of small trapdoor spiders from arid Western Australia (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Nemesiidae: Anaminae). Invertebrate Systematics, 31, 492-505

    Cure K, Thomas L, Hobbs, J-PA, Fairclough DV & Kennington WJ (2017). Genomic signatures of local adaptation reveal source-sink dynamics in a high gene flow fish species. Scientific Reports, 7, 8618.

    Dougherty, L.R. (2017) Sexual antagonism hypothesis. In ‘Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior’ (eds. Vonk, J. & Shackleford, T.). Springer International Publishing.

    Dougherty, L.R. & Simmons, L.W. 2017. X-ray micro-CT scanning reveals temporal separation of male harm and female kicking during traumatic mating in seed beetles. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20170550. 

    Dougherty, L.R., van Lieshout, E., McNamara, K.B., Moschilla, J.A., Arnqvist, G., Simmons, L.W. 2017. Sexual conflict and correlated evolution between male persistence and female resistance traits in the seed beetle Callosobruchus maculatus. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284, 20170132. 

    Engesser, S., Ridley, A.R. & Townsend, S.W. 2017. Element repetition rates encode functionally distinct information in pied babbler “clucks” and “purrs”. Animal Cognition, 20, 953-960.

    Evans, J. P., Lymbery, R. A., Wiid, K. S., Rahman, Md M. & Gasparini, C. 2017 Sperm as moderators of environmentally induced paternal effects in a livebearing fish. Biology Letters 13: 20170087

    Firman, RC, Gasparini, G, Manier, MK, Pizzari, T. 2017. Postmating female control: 20 years of cryptic female choice. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32: 368-382.   

    Firman, RC, Gasparini, G, Manier, MK, Pizzari, T. 2017. Reply to Eberhard. Cryptic female choice: a general phenomenon. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32: 807.

    Flacke, G. F., Tomkins, J. L., Black, R & Steck, B. 2017 Demographics of Polycystic Kidney Disease and captive population viability in pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis). Zoo Biology 36:136-151.

    Foo, Y.Z., Rhodes, G., & Simmons, L.W. 2017. Predictors of facial attractiveness and health in humans. Scientific Reports, 6, 39731. DOI: 10.1038/srep39731

    Foo, Y.Z., Nakagawa, S., Rhodes, G., & Simmons, L.W. 2017. The effects of sex hormones on immune function: a meta-analysis. Biological Reviews, 92, 551-571.

    Foo, Y.Z., Rhodes, G., & Simmons, L.W. 2017. The carotenoid beta-carotene enhances facial color, attractiveness and perceived health, but not actual health, in humans. Behavioral Ecology, 28, 570-578.

    Foo, Y.Z., Simmons, L.W. & Rhodes, G. 2017. The relationship between health and mating success in humans. Royal Society Open Science, 4, 160603. https://dx.doi.org/10.1098/ros.160603

    Garcia-Gonzalez, F. 2017. Promiscuity. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior, (Vonk, J. & Shackelford, T. K., eds.). 7 pages. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6_423-1

    Gasparini, C., Dosselli, R. & Evans, J. P. 2017 Sperm storage by males causes changes in sperm phenotype and influences the reproductive fitness of males and their sons. Evolution Letters 1: 16-25

    Groom, C., White, N.E., Mitchell, N., Roberts, J.D. & Mawson, P. (2017).  Assessing the spatial ecology and resource use of a mobile and endangered species in an urbanized landscape using satellite telemetry and DNA faecal barcoding.  Ibis 159, 390–405.

    Grueber, C. E., Fitzpatrick, J. L., Devigili, A., Gasparini, C., Ramnarine, I. W. & Evans, J. P. 2017 Population demography and heterozygosity-fitness correlations in natural guppy populations: an examination using sexually selected fitness traits. Molecular Ecology 26: 4631-4643

    Grueter CC, Li D, Ren B, Wei F, Li M (2017). Deciphering the social organization and structure of wild Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus bieti). Folia Primatologica 88:358-383. 

    Grueter CC, Qi X, Li B, Li M (2017). Multilevel societies (Quick Guide). Current Biology 27: R984-R986

    Hare, R.M., Schlatter, S., Rhodes, G., & Simmons, L.W. 2017. Putative sex-specific human pheromones do not affect gender perception, attractiveness ratings or unfaithfulness judgements of opposite sex faces. Royal Society Open Science, 4, 160831.

    Huey, JA Balcombe, SR Real, KM Sternberg, D Hughes JM, 2017. Genetic structure and effective population size of the most northern population of the Australian river blackfish, Gadopsis marmoratus (Richardson 1848): implication for long-term population viability. Freshwater Science 36, 113-123.

    Kekäläinen, J. & Evans, J. P. 2017 Female-induced remote regulation of sperm physiology may provide opportunities for gamete-level mate choice. Evolution 71: 238-248

    Kelley, J.L., Davies, P.M., Collin, S.P. & Grierson, P.F. 2017. Morphological plasticity in a native freshwater fish from semi-arid Australia in response to variable water flows. Ecology and Evolution, 7, 6595-6605. 

    Kelley, J.L., Taylor, I., Hart, N.S. & Partridge, J.C. 2017. Aquatic prey use countershading camouflage to match the visual background. Behavioral Ecology, 28, 1314-1322. 

    Kelley, JL, Grierson, PF, Davies, PM & Collin, SP. 2017. Water flows shape lateral line morphology in an arid zone freshwater fish. Evolutionary Ecology Research 18: 411-428.

    Kennington WJ, Keron PW, Harvey ES, Wakefield CB, Williams AJ, Halafihi T & Newman SJ (2017). High intra-ocean, but limited inter-ocean genetic connectivity in populations of the deep-water oblique-banded snapper Pristipomoides zonatus (Pisces: Lutjanidae). Fisheries Research 193: 242-249.

    Lymbery, R. A, Kennington, W. J. & Evans, J. P. 2017 Egg chemoattractants moderate intraspecific sperm competition. Evolution Letters 1: 317-327

    Manser, A., Lindholm, A.K., Simmons, L.W. & Firman, R.C. 2017. Sperm competition suppresses gene drive among experimentally evolving populations of house mice. Molecular Ecology, 26, 5784-5792.

    Mahoney, P. C., Tatarnic, N. J., O'Hanlon, J. C. and Umbers, K. D. L. 2017. Mate guarding and male mate choice in the chameleon grasshopper Kosciuscola tristis (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Journal of Ethology 35, 197-201.

    Malo, A. F., Martinez-Pastor, F., Garcia-Gonzalez, F., Garde, J., Ballou, J. D. & Lacy, R. C. 2017. A father effect explains sex-ratio bias. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284: 20171159. 

    Martinez-Padilla, J., Estrada, A., Early, R. & Garcia-Gonzalez, F. 2017. Evolvability meets biogeography: evolutionary potential decreases at high and low environmental favourability. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284: 20170516. 

    McCullough, E.L., Buzatto, B.A. & Simmons, L.W. 2017. Benefits of polyandry: Molecular evidence from field-caught dung beetles. Molecular Ecolology, 26, 3546-3555.

    McNamara, K.B. & Simmons, L.W. 2017. Experimental evolution reveals differences between phenotypic and evolutionary responses to population density. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30, 1763-1771.

    Pike, K.N., Tomkins, J.L. &  Buzatto, B.B. 2017 Mixed Evidence for the erosion of inter-tactical genetic correlations through intralocus sexual conflict. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30: 1195–1204.

    Polak, M., Simmons, L.W., Benoit, J.B., Ruohonen, K., Simpson, S.J. & Solon-Biet, S.M. 2017. Nutritional geometry of paternal effects on embryo mortality. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284, 20171492.

    Pruisscher P, Larsdotter Mellström H, Stefanescu C, Nylin S, Wheat CW, Gotthard K.  2017. Sex-linked inheritance of diapause induction in the butterfly Pieris napi.  Physiological Entomology, 42, 257–265.

    Qi X, Huang K, Fang G, Grueter CC, Dunn DW, Ji W, Wang X, Wang R, Li Y, Garber PA, Li B (2017). Male cooperation for breeding opportunities contributes to the evolution of multilevel societies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20171480

    Rix, M.G., Huey, J.A., Main, B.Y., Waldock, J.M., Harrison, S.E., Comer, S., Austin, A.D. & Harvey, M.S. 2017. 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.

    Rosser NL, Thomas L, Stankowski S, Richards ZT, Kennington WJ & Johnson MS (2017). Phylogenomics provides new insight into evolutionary relationships and genealogical discordance in the reef-building coral genus Acropora. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20162182.

    Rouse, GW, Stiller, J, Wilson, NG (2017). First live records of the ruby seadragon (Phyllopteryx dewysea, Syngnathidae). Marine Biodiversity Records 10: 2.

    Rowland J.M., C.R. Qualls & B.A. Buzatto. 2017. A model for conditional male trimorphisms. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 419: 184-192.

    Rudin, F. S., Tomkins, J.L. & Simmons, L.W. 2017. Changes in dominance status erode personality and behavioral syndromes. Behavioral Ecology, 28, 270-279.

    Schmidt, D.J., Huey, J.A. & Hughes J.M. 2017. Genome-Wide SNPs Identify Limits to Connectivity in the Extreme Freshwater Disperser, Spangled Perch Leiopotherapon unicolor (Terapontidae). Journal of Heredity 109 (3), 320-325

    Simmons, L.W. & Lovegrove, M. 2017. Socially cued seminal fluid gene expression mediates responses in ejaculate quality to sperm competition risk. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284, 20171486.

    Simmons, L.W., Lüpold, S. & Fitzpatrick, J.L. 2017. Evolutionary trade-off between secondary sexual traits and ejaculates. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 32, 964-976.

    Spiller, L, Grierson, PG, Davies, PM, Hemmi, J, Collin, SP & Kelley, JL. 2017. Functional diversity of the lateral line system among populations of a native Australian freshwater fish. Journal of Experimental Biology. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.151530. 

    Stiller, J, Wilson, NG, Donellan, S, Rouse, GW (2017). The leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques, a flagship species with low but structured genetic variability. Journal of Heredity 108(2): 152-162.

    Thomas L, Kennington WJ, Evans RD, Kendrick GA & Stat M (2017). Restricted gene flow and local adaptation highlight the vulnerability of high latitude reefs to rapid environmental change. Global Change Biology 23: 2197–2205.

    Wilson, NG, Jörger KM, Brenzinger, B and Schrödl, M (2017). Phylogenetic placement of the enigmatic worm-like Rhodopemorpha slugs as basal Heterobranchia. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 83,  399-408.

    Wilson NG, Stiller J & Rouse GW (2017). Barriers to gene flow in common seadragons (Syngnathidae: Phyllopteryx taeniolatus). Conservation Genetics, 18, 53-66.

    Winters, AE, Green, N, Wilson, NG, How, M, Garson, MJ, Marshall, J, and Cheney, K. (2017). Relaxed selection on individual pattern elements may allow phenotypic variation of aposematic signals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284: 20170926

    Xiang Z, Yang W, Qi X, Yao H, Grueter CC, Garber PA, Li B, Li M (2017). An examination of factors potentially influencing birth distributions in golden snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana). PeerJ 5: e2892

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