Matthew R E Symonds

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Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Latitudinal gradients in abundance, and the causes of rarity in the tropics: a test using Australian honeyeaters (Aves: Meliphagidae)
    Matthew R E Symonds
    School of Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, 4811, Australia
    Oecologia 149:406-17. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Geographical variation in bill size across bird species provides evidence for Allen's rule
    Matthew R E Symonds
    Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Am Nat 176:188-97. 2010
  3. doi request reprint The evolution of pheromone diversity
    Matthew R E Symonds
    Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Trends Ecol Evol 23:220-8. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Species richness and evenness in Australian birds
    Matthew R E Symonds
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia
    Am Nat 171:480-90. 2008
  5. pmc Gender differences in publication output: towards an unbiased metric of research performance
    Matthew R E Symonds
    Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 1:e127. 2006
  6. pmc The mode of pheromone evolution: evidence from bark beetles
    Matthew R E Symonds
    Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 271:839-46. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint The effects of topological inaccuracy in evolutionary trees on the phylogenetic comparative method of independent contrasts
    Matthew R E Symonds
    University Museum of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Syst Biol 51:541-53. 2002
  8. doi request reprint Sexual selection and the evolution of complex color patterns in dragon lizards
    I Ping Chen
    Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Evolution 66:3605-14. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Web-building spiders attract prey by storing decaying matter
    Bojun T Bjorkman-Chiswell
    Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Naturwissenschaften 91:245-8. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny affects estimation of metabolic scaling in mammals
    Matthew R E Symonds
    Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Evolution 56:2330-3. 2002

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Publications11

  1. ncbi request reprint Latitudinal gradients in abundance, and the causes of rarity in the tropics: a test using Australian honeyeaters (Aves: Meliphagidae)
    Matthew R E Symonds
    School of Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, 4811, Australia
    Oecologia 149:406-17. 2006
    ..This suggests an intrinsic cause of the pattern of 'rarity in the tropics' in Australian honeyeaters. We suggest that evolutionary age may provide a key to understanding patterns of abundance in these birds...
  2. doi request reprint Geographical variation in bill size across bird species provides evidence for Allen's rule
    Matthew R E Symonds
    Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Am Nat 176:188-97. 2010
    ..Our results provide the strongest comparative support yet published for Allen's rule and demonstrate that thermoregulation has been an important factor in shaping the evolution of bird bills...
  3. doi request reprint The evolution of pheromone diversity
    Matthew R E Symonds
    Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Trends Ecol Evol 23:220-8. 2008
    ..Genetic analyses are also needed to gain a clearer picture of how changes in receivers are associated with changes in the signal...
  4. doi request reprint Species richness and evenness in Australian birds
    Matthew R E Symonds
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia
    Am Nat 171:480-90. 2008
    ..The relative strength of these two processes and the observed relationship between richness and evenness are likely to depend on the scale of the analysis and the species and range of habitats studied...
  5. pmc Gender differences in publication output: towards an unbiased metric of research performance
    Matthew R E Symonds
    Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 1:e127. 2006
    ..We show that a recently proposed index designed to rank scientists fairly is in fact strongly biased against female researchers, and advocate a modified index to assess men and women on a more equitable basis...
  6. pmc The mode of pheromone evolution: evidence from bark beetles
    Matthew R E Symonds
    Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 271:839-46. 2004
    ..e. pheromonally) different from one another, thus agreeing with theoretical predictions...
  7. ncbi request reprint The effects of topological inaccuracy in evolutionary trees on the phylogenetic comparative method of independent contrasts
    Matthew R E Symonds
    University Museum of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Syst Biol 51:541-53. 2002
    ..Therefore, the use of random phylogenies is not beneficial in the absence of knowledge of the true phylogeny...
  8. doi request reprint Sexual selection and the evolution of complex color patterns in dragon lizards
    I Ping Chen
    Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Evolution 66:3605-14. 2012
    ..Our results suggest that sexual selection rather than natural selection has led to increased color pattern complexity in males...
  9. ncbi request reprint Web-building spiders attract prey by storing decaying matter
    Bojun T Bjorkman-Chiswell
    Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Naturwissenschaften 91:245-8. 2004
    ..The spider's habit of replenishing the debris band may be necessary to maintain its efficacy for attracting prey...
  10. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny affects estimation of metabolic scaling in mammals
    Matthew R E Symonds
    Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Evolution 56:2330-3. 2002
    ..75 exponent. However, molecular phylogenies yield more variable results than morphological phylogenies and thus are not currently helping to resolve the issue...
  11. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny and life histories of the 'Insectivora': controversies and consequences
    Matthew R E Symonds
    University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 80:93-128. 2005
    ..Finally, I consider the implications for comparative analyses of the recent strongly supported phylogenetic hypothesis of an endemic African clade of mammals that includes the insectivore families of tenrecs and golden moles...