Robbie S Wilson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Queensland
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Females prefer athletes, males fear the disadvantaged: different signals used in female choice and male competition have varied consequences
    Robbie S Wilson
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 277:1923-8. 2010
  2. pmc Competition moderates the benefits of thermal acclimation to reproductive performance in male eastern mosquitofish
    Robbie S Wilson
    School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1199-204. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Dishonest signals of strength in male slender crayfish (Cherax dispar) during agonistic encounters
    Robbie S Wilson
    School of Integrative Biology, Ecology Centre, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Am Nat 170:284-91. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Consequences of metamorphosis for the locomotor performance and thermal physiology of the newt Triturus cristatus
    Robbie S Wilson
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Physiol Biochem Zool 78:967-75. 2005
  5. pmc Consequences of thermal acclimation for the mating behaviour and swimming performance of female mosquito fish
    Robbie S Wilson
    School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:2131-9. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Costs and benefits of increased weapon size differ between sexes of the slender crayfish, Cherax dispar
    Robbie S Wilson
    School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, 4072 Australia
    J Exp Biol 212:853-8. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Predicting the physiological performance of ectotherms in fluctuating thermal environments
    Amanda C Niehaus
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4068, Australia
    J Exp Biol 215:694-701. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Fall field crickets did not acclimate to simulated seasonal changes in temperature
    Amanda C Niehaus
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
    J Comp Physiol B 182:199-207. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Physiological and behavioural responses to seasonal changes in environmental temperature in the Australian spiny crayfish Euastacus sulcatus
    Katrin Lowe
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    J Comp Physiol B 180:653-60. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Reduced size and starvation resistance in adult mosquitoes, Aedes notoscriptus, exposed to predation cues as larvae
    Vincent O van Uitregt
    Integrative Ecology Lab, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    J Anim Ecol 81:108-15. 2012

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. pmc Females prefer athletes, males fear the disadvantaged: different signals used in female choice and male competition have varied consequences
    Robbie S Wilson
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 277:1923-8. 2010
    ..This provides a mechanism for understanding why locomotor costs for exaggerated male ornamentation are not often empirically demonstrated...
  2. pmc Competition moderates the benefits of thermal acclimation to reproductive performance in male eastern mosquitofish
    Robbie S Wilson
    School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1199-204. 2007
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Dishonest signals of strength in male slender crayfish (Cherax dispar) during agonistic encounters
    Robbie S Wilson
    School of Integrative Biology, Ecology Centre, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Am Nat 170:284-91. 2007
    ..From our studies of crayfish, we believe dishonest signaling could play a greater role in territorial disputes than previously imagined...
  4. ncbi request reprint Consequences of metamorphosis for the locomotor performance and thermal physiology of the newt Triturus cristatus
    Robbie S Wilson
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Physiol Biochem Zool 78:967-75. 2005
    ..cristatus may indicate that thermal sensitivity may be a conservative trait across ontogenetic stages in amphibians, but further studies are required to investigate this assertion...
  5. pmc Consequences of thermal acclimation for the mating behaviour and swimming performance of female mosquito fish
    Robbie S Wilson
    School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:2131-9. 2007
    ..The significance of this change in female mating-avoidance behaviours with thermal acclimation remains to be explored...
  6. doi request reprint Costs and benefits of increased weapon size differ between sexes of the slender crayfish, Cherax dispar
    Robbie S Wilson
    School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, 4072 Australia
    J Exp Biol 212:853-8. 2009
    ..Larger weaponry of males may then act as a handicap ensuring large chelae are reliable signals of quality...
  7. doi request reprint Predicting the physiological performance of ectotherms in fluctuating thermal environments
    Amanda C Niehaus
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4068, Australia
    J Exp Biol 215:694-701. 2012
    ..Our results underscore the need to measure physiological performance under naturalistic thermal conditions when testing hypotheses about thermal plasticity or when parameterizing models of life-history evolution...
  8. doi request reprint Fall field crickets did not acclimate to simulated seasonal changes in temperature
    Amanda C Niehaus
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
    J Comp Physiol B 182:199-207. 2012
    ..Furthermore, acclimation of performance was not ubiquitous among traits. We recommend additional studies of acclimation in fluctuating environments to assess the generality of these findings...
  9. doi request reprint Physiological and behavioural responses to seasonal changes in environmental temperature in the Australian spiny crayfish Euastacus sulcatus
    Katrin Lowe
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    J Comp Physiol B 180:653-60. 2010
    ..sulcatus. Thus, we found that the semi-terrestrial crayfish E. sulcatus used neither thermoregulatory behaviours nor physiological strategies to deal with seasonal changes in environmental temperature...
  10. doi request reprint Reduced size and starvation resistance in adult mosquitoes, Aedes notoscriptus, exposed to predation cues as larvae
    Vincent O van Uitregt
    Integrative Ecology Lab, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    J Anim Ecol 81:108-15. 2012
    ..We suggest that the demonstrable costs of inducible defences in mosquito larvae make this a good system for testing theoretical models for the evolutionary maintenance of adaptive phenotypic plasticity...
  11. doi request reprint Zebrafish take their cue from temperature but not photoperiod for the seasonal plasticity of thermal performance
    Catriona H Condon
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, 4072, Australia
    J Exp Biol 213:3705-9. 2010
    ..Our results support the intuitive idea that photoperiod may be a less important seasonal cue for animals living at lower latitudes...
  12. doi request reprint Striped marsh frog (Limnodynastes peronii) tadpoles do not acclimate metabolic performance to thermal variability
    Amanda C Niehaus
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    J Exp Biol 214:1965-70. 2011
    ..This lack of plasticity may have important implications for the growth and population dynamics of organisms in environments that are beginning to experience increased thermal variability...
  13. pmc A small increase in UV-B increases the susceptibility of tadpoles to predation
    Lesley A Alton
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 278:2575-83. 2011
    ..Simultaneous exposure to UV-B and PCC resulted in no interactive effects. These findings demonstrate that increased UV-B has the potential to reduce tadpole fitness, while exposure to PCCs improves their fitness...
  14. pmc Constraints on muscular performance: trade-offs between power output and fatigue resistance
    Robbie S Wilson
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S222-5. 2004
    ..We suggest that this trade-off detected at the whole-muscle level has imposed an important constraint on the evolution of vertebrate physical performance...
  15. ncbi request reprint Interindividual variation of isolated muscle performance and fibre-type composition in the toad Bufo viridus
    Robbie S Wilson
    School of Life Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
    J Comp Physiol B 174:453-9. 2004
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  16. pmc Receivers limit the prevalence of deception in humans: evidence from diving behaviour in soccer players
    Gwendolyn K David
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e26017. 2011
    ..Our study provides empirical support to recent theoretical models in signalling theory, and identifies conditions that may facilitate human deception and hinder its detection...
  17. ncbi request reprint Improving sneaky-sex in a low oxygen environment: reproductive and physiological responses of male mosquito fish to chronic hypoxia
    Alecia J Carter
    School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    J Exp Biol 209:4878-84. 2006
    ..This study represents one of the first experimental tests of the benefits of reversible acclimation responses, and indicates that the ecological significance of physiological plasticity may be more complicated than previously imagined...
  18. doi request reprint Social control of unreliable signals of strength in male but not female crayfish, Cherax destructor
    Gregory M Walter
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    J Exp Biol 214:3294-9. 2011
    ..The reliance by females on unreliable signals to determine dominance highlights our poor current understanding of the prevalence and distribution of dishonesty in animal communication...
  19. pmc Visual habitat geometry predicts relative morph abundance in the colour-polymorphic ornate rainbowfish
    Daniel Hancox
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122377. 2013
    ..This visual habitat geometry should increase contrast between the colour signal and background, with large potential to influence the strength of natural and sexual selection in this system...
  20. doi request reprint Cockroaches breathe discontinuously to reduce respiratory water loss
    Natalie G Schimpf
    School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biological and Chemical Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4000, Australia
    J Exp Biol 212:2773-80. 2009
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  21. ncbi request reprint Short- and long-term consequences of thermal variation in the larval environment of anurans
    Amanda C Niehaus
    School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia Queensland 4072, Australia
    J Anim Ecol 75:686-92. 2006
    ..Treatment differences in performance could not be explained by whole-animal morphological variation, suggesting improved contractile properties of the muscles in the fluctuating group...
  22. doi request reprint Dehydration hardly slows hopping toads (Rhinella granulosa) from xeric and mesic environments
    Ivan Prates
    Department of Biology, City College and Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, New York 10031, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 86:451-7. 2013
    ..This observation suggests that migration or gene flow between toads from the forest and those from a drier region occurred or that toads from a dry region colonized the forest secondarily...
  23. doi request reprint Explosive jumping: extreme morphological and physiological specializations of Australian rocket frogs (Litoria nasuta)
    Rob S James
    Department of Biomolecular and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Coventry University, Coventry CV1 5FB, United Kingdom
    Physiol Biochem Zool 81:176-85. 2008
    ..We found that the mean power output expended during the takeoff phase of jumping in the individual that jumped the farthest was about three times greater than our estimate of available muscle power output...
  24. ncbi request reprint Interindividual differences in leg muscle mass and pyruvate kinase activity correlate with interindividual differences in jumping performance of Hyla multilineata
    Rob S James
    School of Science and the Environment, Coventry University, Coventry CV1 5FB, United Kingdom
    Physiol Biochem Zool 78:857-67. 2005
    ..This suggests that individuals with relatively large jumping muscles and high pyruvate kinase activity for their body size achieved comparatively large maximal jump distances for their body size...
  25. ncbi request reprint Morphological and physiological specialization for digging in amphisbaenians, an ancient lineage of fossorial vertebrates
    Carlos A Navas
    Departamento de Fisiologia, Instituto de Biociencias, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Rua do Matão Travessa 14 No 321, CEP 05508 900, SP, Brazil
    J Exp Biol 207:2433-41. 2004
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  26. ncbi request reprint Locomotor performance of closely related Tropidurus species: relationships with physiological parameters and ecological divergence
    Tiana Kohlsdorf
    Departamento de Fisiologia, Instituto de Biociencias, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Rua do Matao, Travessa 14, no 321, 05508 900, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    J Exp Biol 207:1183-92. 2004
    ..This study provides evidence of rapid divergence of locomotor parameters between sister-species that use different substrates, which is only partially explained by variation in physiological parameters of the iliofibularis muscle...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effects of caffeine on mouse skeletal muscle power output during recovery from fatigue
    Rob S James
    School of Science and the Environment, Coventry University, Coventry CV1 5FB, UK
    J Appl Physiol 96:545-52. 2004
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  28. ncbi request reprint Trade-offs between speed and endurance in the frog Xenopus laevis: a multi-level approach
    Robbie S Wilson
    Laboratory of Functional Morphology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, Wilrijk B 2610, Belgium
    J Exp Biol 205:1145-52. 2002
    ..The apparent incongruence between whole-muscle and whole-animal performance warrants further detailed investigation and may be related to factors influencing both whole-muscle and whole-animal performance measures...
  29. pmc Individual recognition in crayfish (Cherax dispar): the roles of strength and experience in deciding aggressive encounters
    Frank Seebacher
    Integrative Physiology, School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Biol Lett 3:471-4. 2007
    ..We suggest that this prolonged recognition of individuals and their relative fighting ability is a mechanism that can reduce the number of agonistic encounters experienced by individuals...
  30. ncbi request reprint Coadaptation: a unifying principle in evolutionary thermal biology
    Michael J Angilletta
    Department of Ecology and Organismal Biology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana 47809, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 79:282-94. 2006
    ....