Mats Olsson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Wollongong
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Sexual dimorphism in lizard body shape: the roles of sexual selection and fecundity selection
    Mats Olsson
    The University of Sydney, School of Biological Sciences, New South Wales, Australia
    Evolution 56:1538-42. 2002
  2. doi request reprint In hot pursuit: fluctuating mating system and sexual selection in sand lizards
    Mats Olsson
    University of Sydney, School of Biological Sciences, Heydon Lawrence Building, AO8, NSW 2006, Australia
    Evolution 65:574-83. 2011
  3. pmc Sons are made from old stores: sperm storage effects on sex ratio in a lizard
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522, Australia
    Biol Lett 3:491-3. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint The role of Haldane's rule in sex allocation
    Mats Olsson
    Department of Zoology, The University of Gothenburg, Animal Ecology, 413 90 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Evolution 59:221-5. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Testing the quality of a carrier: a field experiment on lizard signalers
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
    Evolution 63:695-701. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Carotenoid intake does not mediate a relationship between reactive oxygen species and bright colouration: experimental test in a lizard
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
    J Exp Biol 211:1257-61. 2008
  7. pmc Costly parasite resistance: a genotype-dependent handicap in sand lizards?
    Mats Olsson
    Department of Zoology, The University of Gothenburg, Animal Ecology, PO Box 463, 413 90 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Biol Lett 1:375-7. 2005
  8. pmc Differential sex allocation in sand lizards: bright males induce daughter production in a species with heteromorphic sex chromosomes
    Mats Olsson
    Department of Zoology, University of Gothenburg, 413 90 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Biol Lett 1:378-80. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Variation in levels of reactive oxygen species is explained by maternal identity, sex and body-size-corrected clutch size in a lizard
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, 2522, Australia
    Naturwissenschaften 96:25-9. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Mating system variation and morph fluctuations in a polymorphic lizard
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
    Mol Ecol 16:5307-15. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Sexual dimorphism in lizard body shape: the roles of sexual selection and fecundity selection
    Mats Olsson
    The University of Sydney, School of Biological Sciences, New South Wales, Australia
    Evolution 56:1538-42. 2002
    ..Thus, fecundity selection and sexual selection work in concert to drive the evolution of sexual dimorphism in trunk length in snow skinks...
  2. doi request reprint In hot pursuit: fluctuating mating system and sexual selection in sand lizards
    Mats Olsson
    University of Sydney, School of Biological Sciences, Heydon Lawrence Building, AO8, NSW 2006, Australia
    Evolution 65:574-83. 2011
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  3. pmc Sons are made from old stores: sperm storage effects on sex ratio in a lizard
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522, Australia
    Biol Lett 3:491-3. 2007
    ..Thus, shifts in sex ratio, for example over the reproductive season, can partly be explained by different survival of son-producing sperm or some unidentified female mechanism taking effect during prolonged storage...
  4. ncbi request reprint The role of Haldane's rule in sex allocation
    Mats Olsson
    Department of Zoology, The University of Gothenburg, Animal Ecology, 413 90 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Evolution 59:221-5. 2005
    ..If our study has general applicability across taxa, it predicts taxon-specific sex allocation effects depending on which sex is the heterogametic one...
  5. doi request reprint Testing the quality of a carrier: a field experiment on lizard signalers
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
    Evolution 63:695-701. 2009
    ..However, bibbed males may invest more into "mating success" than nonbibbed males, which agrees with our experimental results and paternity data...
  6. doi request reprint Carotenoid intake does not mediate a relationship between reactive oxygen species and bright colouration: experimental test in a lizard
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
    J Exp Biol 211:1257-61. 2008
    ..Thus, carotenoid intake does not reduce circulating levels of ROS or bSO, suggesting that carotenoids are inefficient antioxidants in vivo and, therefore, are unlikely to provide a direct link between oxidative stress and colouration...
  7. pmc Costly parasite resistance: a genotype-dependent handicap in sand lizards?
    Mats Olsson
    Department of Zoology, The University of Gothenburg, Animal Ecology, PO Box 463, 413 90 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Biol Lett 1:375-7. 2005
    ..In agreement with Zahavian handicap theory, O-males had a (marginally) higher reproductive success than males that lacked this fragment...
  8. pmc Differential sex allocation in sand lizards: bright males induce daughter production in a species with heteromorphic sex chromosomes
    Mats Olsson
    Department of Zoology, University of Gothenburg, 413 90 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Biol Lett 1:378-80. 2005
    ..However, it also suggests that this has probably evolved through natural selection for increased offspring viability (primarily through production of daughters), rather than through increased mate attraction (e.g. sexy sons)...
  9. doi request reprint Variation in levels of reactive oxygen species is explained by maternal identity, sex and body-size-corrected clutch size in a lizard
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, 2522, Australia
    Naturwissenschaften 96:25-9. 2009
    ..Thus, levels of reactive oxygen species varies among females, offspring and in relation to reproductive investment in a manner that makes its regulatory processes likely targets of selection...
  10. ncbi request reprint Mating system variation and morph fluctuations in a polymorphic lizard
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
    Mol Ecol 16:5307-15. 2007
    ..unsuccessful mate acquisition showed that red males were under negative selection when they dominated the population, which suggests ongoing frequency dependent selection on male colouration...
  11. ncbi request reprint Afternoon T: testosterone level is higher in red than yellow male polychromatic lizards
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
    Physiol Behav 91:531-4. 2007
    ..In conclusion, there are significant differences in testosterone profile between the two color morphs, providing a potential proximate link to the behavioural differences between them...
  12. doi request reprint Polymorphic ROS scavenging revealed by CCCP in a lizard
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia
    Naturwissenschaften 96:845-9. 2009
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  13. pmc Proximate determinants of telomere length in sand lizards (Lacerta agilis)
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522, Australia
    Biol Lett 6:651-3. 2010
    ..We conclude that the proximate effect of compromised antipredation and its associated stress seems to have a more pronounced effect in males than in females and that age-associated telomere dynamics differ between the sexes...
  14. pmc Sex differences in sand lizard telomere inheritance: paternal epigenetic effects increases telomere heritability and offspring survival
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e17473. 2011
    ..To date, the only estimate of the heritability of telomere length in wild populations comes from humans. Thus, there is a need for analysis of natural populations with respect to how telomeres evolve...
  15. pmc Free radicals run in lizard families
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
    Biol Lett 4:186-8. 2008
    ..We suggest that the evolution of ROS dynamics may be ROS species specific and perhaps depend on the relative degree of uni- or biparental inheritance of ROS main regulatory pathways...
  16. ncbi request reprint Fecundity and MHC affects ejaculation tactics and paternity bias in sand lizards
    Mats Olsson
    Department of Zoology, University of Gothenburg, Box 463 SE 405 30, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Evolution 58:906-9. 2004
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  17. doi request reprint Polymorphic male color morphs visualized with steroids in monomorphic females: a tool for designing analysis of sex-limited trait inheritance
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, NSW 2600, Australia
    J Exp Biol 215:575-7. 2012
    ..Females with throat bibs had significantly lower levels of superoxide than females without a bib, which was not the case for males...
  18. doi request reprint Sex-specific SOD levels and DNA damage in painted dragon lizards (Ctenophorus pictus)
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Heydon Lawrence Building, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
    Oecologia 170:917-24. 2012
    ..Furthermore, a multiple regression analysis showed that females that produced more clutches over time suffered more DNA erosion, whereas females with higher SOD levels suffered less DNA erosion...
  19. doi request reprint A significant component of ageing (DNA damage) is reflected in fading breeding colors: an experimental test using innate antioxidant mimetics in painted dragon lizards
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Heydon Lawrence Building, NSW 2006, Australia
    Evolution 66:2475-83. 2012
    ..Thus, EUK's powerful antioxidation removes the erosion effect of superoxide on coloration and experimentally verifies the prediction that colors reflect innate capacity for antioxidation...
  20. pmc Major histocompatibility complex and mate choice in sand lizards
    Mats Olsson
    Department of Zoology, The University of Göteborg, Division of Animal Ecology, Box 463, SE 413 90 Goteborg, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 270:S254-6. 2003
    ..However, male spatial distribution and mobility during the mating season suggest that the non-random pairing process in the wild may also be driven by corresponding genetic benefits to males pairing with less related females...
  21. doi request reprint Sexual differences in telomere selection in the wild
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, The Heydon Laurence Building AO8, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Mol Ecol 20:2085-99. 2011
    ..ImageJ resulted in shorter average telomere length, but this difference had virtually no qualitative effect on the patterns of ongoing selection...
  22. doi request reprint Predictors of telomere content in dragon lizards
    Cissy Ballen
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Camperdown, Sydney, Australia
    Naturwissenschaften 99:661-4. 2012
    ..We suggest that the effects of superoxide on hatchling telomere shortening may be partly balanced by transgenerational effects of vitellogenin antioxidation...
  23. doi request reprint Net superoxide levels: steeper increase with activity in cooler female and hotter male lizards
    Cissy Ballen
    University of Sydney School of Biological Sciences, Heydon Lawrence Building, NSW 2006, Australia
    J Exp Biol 215:731-5. 2012
    ..In short, males and females differ in how their levels of reactive oxygen species change with temperature-triggered activity...
  24. pmc Basal superoxide as a sex-specific immune constraint
    Michael Tobler
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Biol Lett 7:906-8. 2011
    ..We therefore suggest that systemic SO constrains immune activation in painted dragon males. We speculate that this may be due to sex-specific selection pressures on immune investment...
  25. ncbi request reprint Paternal alleles enhance female reproductive success in tropical pythons
    Thomas Madsen
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
    Mol Ecol 14:1783-7. 2005
    ..As microsatellite loci are unlikely to be direct targets of selection, we suggest that variability at these loci may cosegregate with other polymorphic genes directly linked to fitness...
  26. ncbi request reprint No seasonal sex-ratio shift despite sex-specific fitness returns of hatching date in a lizard with genotypic sex determination
    Tobias Uller
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, 2522 New South Wales, Australia
    Evolution 60:2131-6. 2006
    ..The results are discussed in relation to potential constraints on sex-ratio adjustment, alternative selection pressures, and the evolution of temperature-dependent sex determination...
  27. doi request reprint Within-population variation in ejaculate characteristics in a prolonged breeder, Peron's tree frog, Litoria peronii
    Craig D H Sherman
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, 2522, Australia
    Naturwissenschaften 95:1055-61. 2008
    ..We discuss the results in relation to selection on ejaculate traits via natural and sexual selection in this and other amphibians...
  28. pmc Fit and fat from enlarged badges: a field experiment on male sand lizards
    Sofia Anderholm
    Department of Zoology, University of Gothenburg, Box 405, SE 405 30, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S142-4. 2004
    ..This increase in condition is likely to stem from greater access to female-associated sites with high food availability...
  29. pmc Prenatal exposure to testosterone increases ectoparasite susceptibility in the common lizard (Lacerta vivipara)
    Tobias Uller
    Department of Zoology, Medicinaregatan 18, SE 405 30 Goteborg, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1867-70. 2003
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  30. pmc Consistent sex ratio bias of individual female dragon lizards
    Tobias Uller
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, 2500 New South Wales, Australia
    Biol Lett 2:569-72. 2006
    ..Furthermore, sex ratios were not influenced by incubation temperature. However, the variation among females resulted in female-biased mean population sex ratios at hatching both within and among years...
  31. ncbi request reprint Prenatal sex ratios influence sexual dimorphism in a reptile
    Tobias Uller
    Department of Zoology, University of Goteborg, 413 90 Goteborg, Sweden
    J Exp Zool A Comp Exp Biol 295:183-7. 2003
    ..In males, the difference in allometry between sex ratio environments remained over time, whereas in females the corresponding effect disappeared...
  32. pmc UV-deprived coloration reduces success in mate acquisition in male sand lizards (Lacerta agilis)
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e19360. 2011
    ..The role of UV in communication has, however, never been examined...
  33. pmc Consistent male-male paternity differences across female genotypes
    Craig D H Sherman
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Wollongong, New South Wales 2522, Australia
    Biol Lett 5:232-4. 2009
    ..This study demonstrates that male siring success is primarily dictated by among-male differences in innate siring success with less influence of male-female relatedness...
  34. ncbi request reprint Old pythons stay fit; effects of haematozoan infections on life history traits of a large tropical predator
    Thomas Madsen
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia
    Oecologia 142:407-12. 2005
    ..Long-lived organisms, such as water pythons, may invest relatively more into crucial self-maintenance functions such as parasite defence, compared to short-lived organisms...
  35. doi request reprint Sperm storage and sperm competition across ovarian cycles in the dragon lizard, Ctenophorus fordi
    Tobias Uller
    Department of Zoology, Edward Grey Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol 319:404-8. 2013
    ..We suggest that sperm storage across ovarian cycles may be common in small, multi-clutched lizards and that its impact on selection on male phenotypes could contribute to the evolution of lizard mating systems...
  36. doi request reprint Oxidative stress physiology in relation to life history traits of a free-living vertebrate: the spotted snow skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus
    Caroline Isaksson
    University of Groningen, Animal Ecology Group, Haren, The Netherlands
    Integr Zool 6:140-9. 2011
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  37. ncbi request reprint Growth to death in lizards
    Mats Olsson
    The University of Sydney, School of Biological Sciences, New South Wales, Australia
    Evolution 56:1867-70. 2002
    ..When later released into the wild, the individuals that grew more rapidly as neonates experienced much higher mortality than did slower-growing conspecifics, regardless of the elevation at which they had been kept...
  38. doi request reprint Sex ratio variation and sex determination in the mallee dragon Ctenophorus fordi
    Tobias Uller
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia Department of Structural and Functional Biology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
    Integr Zool 3:157-65. 2008
    ..fordi strongly contrasts with the results for the congener Ctenophorus pictus, where sex ratios show variation among females. Thus, Australian agamids offer promising opportunities to address fundamental issues in sex ratio biology...
  39. ncbi request reprint Continuous male presence required for fertilization in captive painted dragons, Ctenophorus pictus
    Tobias Uller
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, Australia
    J Exp Zool A Comp Exp Biol 303:1115-9. 2005
    ..When housed continuously together with males, however, follicle recruitment and fertilization were achieved. Thus, not only ovarian growth, but also fertilization, is dependent on male stimuli...
  40. pmc A genetic component of resistance to fungal infection in frog embryos
    Jörgen Sagvik
    Department of Zoology, University of Gothenburg, Medicinaregatan 18, 413 90 Goteborg, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 275:1393-6. 2008
    ..Thus, there is likely to be a significant genetic component in embryonic resistance to fungal infection in frog embryos. Early developmental stages may show more diverse defences against pathogens than has previously been acknowledged...
  41. doi request reprint Genetics and evolution of colour patterns in reptiles
    Mats Olsson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Heydon Laurence Building AO8, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia Electronic address
    Semin Cell Dev Biol 24:529-41. 2013
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  42. doi request reprint The UGT2B17 gene deletion is not associated with prostate cancer risk
    Mats Olsson
    Department of Urology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Prostate 68:571-5. 2008
    ..Here we determine the risk in a large-scale population-based case-control study...
  43. ncbi request reprint Validity of a population-based cancer register in Sweden--an assessment of data reproducibility in the South-East Region Prostate Cancer Register
    Gabriel Sandblom
    Centre of Oncology, University Hospital, SE 581 85 Linkoping, Sweden
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 37:112-9. 2003
    ..To assess the reproducibility of the data recorded a random sample of the cases were reviewed a second time and compared to the original recording...
  44. ncbi request reprint Concentrations and enantiomer fractions of organochlorine compounds in Baltic species hit by reproductive impairment
    Karin Wiberg
    Department of Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Umea University, SE 901 87 Umea, Sweden
    Environ Toxicol Chem 21:2542-51. 2002
    ..High biotransformation rate (as indicated by fraction of chlordane metabolites in relation to total level of chlordanes) was also associated with large deviations from racemic values and high contaminant levels...
  45. pmc Maternal basking behaviour determines offspring sex in a viviparous reptile
    Erik Wapstra
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S230-2. 2004
    ..Changes in thermoregulatory behaviour thus allow pregnant female lizards to modify the sex of their offspring...
  46. ncbi request reprint Bis(4-chlorophenyl) sulfone (BCPS) in Swedish marine and fresh water wildlife-a screening study
    Karin Norstrom
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University, SE 106 91, Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Int 30:667-74. 2004
    ..However, the guillemot has levels in the low ppm range indicating a considerable biomagnification of BCPS in this species...
  47. ncbi request reprint The institution of retirement on Scanian estates in the nineteenth century
    Christer Lundh
    Contin Chang 17:373-403. 2002