Richard Shine

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Publications

  1. pmc Phylogeography and dispersal in the velvet gecko (Oedura lesueurii), and potential implications for conservation of an endangered snake (Hoplocephalus bungaroides)
    Sylvain Dubey
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore Bld, University of Lausanne, Lausanne 1015, Switzerland
    BMC Evol Biol 12:67. 2012
  2. pmc Population demography of an endangered lizard, the Blue Mountains Water Skink
    Sylvain Dubey
    University of Lausanne, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore Bld, Lausanne, 1015, Switzerland
    BMC Ecol 13:4. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Ecology: the lunch of a lifetime
    Richard Shine
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Curr Biol 23:R615-7. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Reptiles
    Richard Shine
    Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Curr Biol 23:R227-31. 2013
  5. pmc An airborne sex pheromone in snakes
    R Shine
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Biol Lett 8:183-5. 2012
  6. pmc An evolutionary process that assembles phenotypes through space rather than through time
    Richard Shine
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:5708-11. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint The ecological impact of invasive cane toads (Bufo marinus) in Australia
    Richard Shine
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Q Rev Biol 85:253-91. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Determinants of incubation period: do reptilian embryos hatch after a fixed total number of heart beats?
    Wei Guo Du
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW, 2006 Australia
    J Exp Biol 212:1302-6. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Host-parasite relationships during a biologic invasion: 75 years postinvasion, cane toads and sympatric Australian frogs retain separate lungworm faunas
    Ligia Pizzatto
    School of Biological Sciences, A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    J Wildl Dis 48:951-61. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Maternal and environmental effects on offspring phenotypes in an oviparous lizard: do field data corroborate laboratory data?
    Daniel A Warner
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Oecologia 161:209-20. 2009

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Publications85

  1. pmc Phylogeography and dispersal in the velvet gecko (Oedura lesueurii), and potential implications for conservation of an endangered snake (Hoplocephalus bungaroides)
    Sylvain Dubey
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore Bld, University of Lausanne, Lausanne 1015, Switzerland
    BMC Evol Biol 12:67. 2012
    ..We also analysed 260 records from a longterm (3-year) capture-mark-recapture program at three sites, to evaluate dispersal rates of geckos as a function of locality, sex and body size...
  2. pmc Population demography of an endangered lizard, the Blue Mountains Water Skink
    Sylvain Dubey
    University of Lausanne, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore Bld, Lausanne, 1015, Switzerland
    BMC Ecol 13:4. 2013
    ..We used skeletochronology of phalanges (corroborated by mark-recapture data) to estimate ages of 222 individuals from 13 populations...
  3. doi request reprint Ecology: the lunch of a lifetime
    Richard Shine
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Curr Biol 23:R615-7. 2013
    ..A single meal soon after hatching can reverberate through a lizard's entire life. More generally, events early in life may outweigh genetic factors in fashioning an organism's life history traits. ..
  4. doi request reprint Reptiles
    Richard Shine
    Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Curr Biol 23:R227-31. 2013
    ..And another 200-million-year-old lineage has left just a single survivor, a lizard-like creature (the tuatara), on a few islands in New Zealand...
  5. pmc An airborne sex pheromone in snakes
    R Shine
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Biol Lett 8:183-5. 2012
    ..Hence, the sexual behaviour of reptiles can be affected by airborne as well as substrate-bound pheromones...
  6. pmc An evolutionary process that assembles phenotypes through space rather than through time
    Richard Shine
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:5708-11. 2011
    ..g., acceleration of invasion fronts, insular flightlessness, preadaptation) may have evolved via spatial sorting as well as (or rather than) by natural selection, and this evolutionary mechanism warrants further study...
  7. ncbi request reprint The ecological impact of invasive cane toads (Bufo marinus) in Australia
    Richard Shine
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Q Rev Biol 85:253-91. 2010
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Determinants of incubation period: do reptilian embryos hatch after a fixed total number of heart beats?
    Wei Guo Du
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW, 2006 Australia
    J Exp Biol 212:1302-6. 2009
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Host-parasite relationships during a biologic invasion: 75 years postinvasion, cane toads and sympatric Australian frogs retain separate lungworm faunas
    Ligia Pizzatto
    School of Biological Sciences, A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    J Wildl Dis 48:951-61. 2012
    ..are widely distributed geographically and across host taxa but are more common in some frog species (especially, large-bodied species) than they are in others...
  10. doi request reprint Maternal and environmental effects on offspring phenotypes in an oviparous lizard: do field data corroborate laboratory data?
    Daniel A Warner
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Oecologia 161:209-20. 2009
    ..Hence, although many results from this field study corroborate those from the laboratory, caution is needed when extrapolating laboratory-incubation results to field conditions...
  11. doi request reprint Abiotic and biotic influences on the dispersal behavior of metamorph cane toads (Bufo marinus) in tropical Australia
    Travis Child
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol 309:215-24. 2008
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  12. pmc Beyond size-number trade-offs: clutch size as a maternal effect
    Gregory P Brown
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:1097-106. 2009
    ..Our results also challenge conventional experimental methodologies such as split-clutch designs for laboratory incubation studies: by separating an egg from its siblings, we may directly affect offspring size and thus viability...
  13. doi request reprint Reid's paradox revisited: the evolution of dispersal kernels during range expansion
    Benjamin L Phillips
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Am Nat 172:S34-48. 2008
    ..For accurate long-range forecasts of range advance, we need to take into account the potential for dispersal kernels to be evolutionarily dynamic...
  14. pmc Maternal nutrition affects reproductive output and sex allocation in a lizard with environmental sex determination
    Daniel A Warner
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 274:883-90. 2007
    ..Overall, our results show that sex determination in these animals is more complex, and responsive to a wider range of environmental cues, than that suggested by the classification of 'environmental sex determination'...
  15. ncbi request reprint Rain, prey and predators: climatically driven shifts in frog abundance modify reproductive allometry in a tropical snake
    Gregory P Brown
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Oecologia 154:361-8. 2007
    ..Thus, the link between female body size and reproductive output varied among years, with climatic factors modifying the relative reproductive rates of larger (older) versus smaller (younger) animals within the keelback population...
  16. doi request reprint The influence of hydric environments during egg incubation on embryonic heart rates and offspring phenotypes in a scincid lizard (Lampropholis guichenoti)
    Wei Guo Du
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 151:102-7. 2008
    ..Thus, as in many other squamate species, hatchling phenotypes and embryonic developmental rates of L. guichenoti are less sensitive to hydric conditions in the nest than to thermal regimes...
  17. pmc Exploiting intraspecific competitive mechanisms to control invasive cane toads (Rhinella marina)
    Michael R Crossland
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 279:3436-42. 2012
    ..More generally, communication systems that have evolved for intraspecific conflict provide novel opportunities for invasive-species control...
  18. pmc Habitat selection in a rocky landscape: experimentally decoupling the influence of retreat site attributes from that of landscape features
    Benjamin M Croak
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e37982. 2012
    ..Standardized retreat sites can provide robust experimental data on the effects of landscape-scale attributes on retreat site selection, revealing interspecific divergences among sympatric taxa that use similar habitats...
  19. pmc Embryonic exposure to conspecific chemicals suppresses cane toad growth and survival
    Michael R Crossland
    School of Biological Sciences, A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Biol Lett 8:226-9. 2012
    ..The waterborne cue responsible for these effects might provide a weapon to reduce toad recruitment within the species' invaded range...
  20. ncbi request reprint Are the phenotypic traits of hatchling lizards affected by maternal allocation of steroid hormones to the egg?
    Rajkumar S Radder
    School of Biological Sciences A08, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 154:111-9. 2007
    ..Hence, our results do not support the hypothesis that reproducing female lizards manipulate the phenotypic traits of their offspring by differential allocation of steroid hormones...
  21. pmc Fatal attraction: adaptations to prey on native frogs imperil snakes after invasion of toxic toads
    Mattias Hagman
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 276:2813-8. 2009
    ..Together, these results illustrate the dissonance in behavioural adaptations that can arise following the arrival of invasive species, and reveal the strong selection that occurs when mutually naive species first interact...
  22. doi request reprint Plio-pleistocene diversification and connectivity between mainland and Tasmanian populations of Australian snakes (Drysdalia, Elapidae, Serpentes)
    Sylvain Dubey
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 56:1119-25. 2010
    ..Two highly divergent genetic lineages within Drysdalia coronoides occur in Tasmania. Molecular dating suggests that these lineages were isolated from the mainland in the Pleistocene...
  23. doi request reprint Offspring sex in a lizard depends on egg size
    Rajkumar S Radder
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Curr Biol 19:1102-5. 2009
    ..Remarkably, then, offspring sex in this species is the end result of an interaction between three mechanisms: sex chromosomes, nest temperatures, and yolk allocation...
  24. doi request reprint Impact of invasive cane toads on Australian birds
    Christa Beckmann
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia
    Conserv Biol 23:1544-9. 2009
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  25. ncbi request reprint Infection dynamics of the lungworm Rhabdias pseudosphaerocephala in its natural host, the cane toad (Bufo marinus), and in novel hosts (native Australian frogs)
    Ligia Pizzatto
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    J Wildl Dis 46:1152-64. 2010
    ..Evolution has resulted in an enhanced ability of the lungworm to locate the target organ (the lungs) of the toad, and an increase in rates of parasite survival within this host...
  26. ncbi request reprint Fitness of juvenile lizards depends on seasonal timing of hatching, not offspring body size
    Daniel A Warner
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
    Oecologia 154:65-73. 2007
    ..Growth rates and survival were strongly enhanced by early-season hatching, but were not affected by hatchling body size...
  27. pmc Can reptile embryos influence their own rates of heating and cooling?
    Wei Guo Du
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e67095. 2013
    ..Our data challenge the view of reptile eggs as thermally passive, and suggest that embryos of reptile species with large eggs can influence their own rates of heating and cooling. ..
  28. pmc Movements and habitat use of an endangered snake, Hoplocephalus bungaroides (Elapidae): implications for conservation
    Benjamin M Croak
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e61711. 2013
    ....
  29. pmc Invasion, stress, and spinal arthritis in cane toads
    Gregory P Brown
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:17698-700. 2007
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  30. ncbi request reprint Invasion and the evolution of speed in toads
    Benjamin L Phillips
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Nature 439:803. 2006
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  31. pmc Cane toads on cowpats: commercial livestock production facilitates toad invasion in tropical australia
    Edna González-Bernal
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e49351. 2012
    ..Livestock grazing is the primary form of land use over vast areas of Australia, and pastoral activities may have contributed substantially to the cane toad's successful invasion of that continent...
  32. doi request reprint Ontogenetic shifts in a prey's chemical defences influence feeding responses of a snake predator
    John Llewelyn
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Oecologia 169:965-73. 2012
    ..Our data are thus consistent with the hypothesis that ontogenetic changes in toxin content can affect individuals' vulnerability to predation...
  33. pmc Determinants of habitat selection by hatchling Australian freshwater crocodiles
    Ruchira Somaweera
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e28533. 2011
    ..Thus, habitat selection of hatchling crocodiles in this system may be driven both by prey availability and by predation risk...
  34. doi request reprint Locomotor performance in an invasive species: cane toads from the invasion front have greater endurance, but not speed, compared to conspecifics from a long-colonised area
    John Llewelyn
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
    Oecologia 162:343-8. 2010
    ..Nonetheless, shifts in endurance between frontal and core populations of this invasive species point to the complex panoply of traits affected by selection for increased dispersal ability on expanding population fronts...
  35. pmc Thermally induced torpor in fullterm lizard embryos synchronizes hatching with ambient conditions
    Rajkumar Radder
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Biol Lett 2:415-6. 2006
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  36. doi request reprint Corticosterone exposure during embryonic development affects offspring growth and sex ratios in opposing directions in two lizard species with environmental sex determination
    Daniel A Warner
    University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Physiol Biochem Zool 82:363-71. 2009
    ..These results demonstrate the complexity of proximate mechanisms for sex determination among reptiles with TSD and illustrate the potential role of corticosterone in sex-determining systems...
  37. ncbi request reprint The ecological impact of invasive cane toads on tropical snakes: field data do not support laboratory-based predictions
    Gregory P Brown
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Ecology 92:422-31. 2011
    ..Our study casts doubt on the ability of a priori desktop studies, or short-term field surveys, to predict or document the ecological impact of invasive species...
  38. doi request reprint Facultative cardiac responses to regional hypoxia in lizard embryos
    Wei Guo Du
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 156:491-4. 2010
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Modeling the consequences of thermal trait variation for the cane toad invasion of Australia
    Jason J Kolbe
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Ecol Appl 20:2273-85. 2010
    ..Low-temperature tolerance of the adult phase may constrain the southern range limit of the cane toad in Australia, and plasticity in this trait may have facilitated the southward range expansion...
  40. ncbi request reprint Do lizards and snakes really differ in their ability to take large prey? A study of relative prey mass and feeding tactics in lizards
    Richard Shine
    Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
    Oecologia 144:492-8. 2005
    ..Thus, although lizards lack the impressive cranial kinesis or prey-subduction adaptations of snakes, at least some lizards are capable of overpowering and ingesting prey items as large as those consumed by snakes of similar body sizes...
  41. ncbi request reprint Parasites and pathogens lag behind their host during periods of host range advance
    Ben L Phillips
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Ecology 91:872-81. 2010
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  42. pmc Adapting to the unpredictable: reproductive biology of vertebrates in the Australian wet-dry tropics
    Richard Shine
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:363-73. 2008
    ..Such flexibility fine-tunes developmental rates and trajectories to conditions--especially, rainfall patterns--that are not predictable at the time of oviposition...
  43. ncbi request reprint Is increased maternal basking an adaptation or a pre-adaptation to viviparity in lizards?
    Richard Shine
    Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    J Exp Zool A Comp Exp Biol 305:524-35. 2006
    ..Thus, as for many other behavioural correlates of pregnancy in viviparous reptiles, maternal thermophily likely may have already been present in the ancestral oviparous taxa that gave rise to present-day viviparous forms...
  44. ncbi request reprint Different optimal offspring sizes for sons versus daughters may favor the evolution of temperature-dependent sex determination in viviparous lizards
    Tracy Langkilde
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Evolution 59:2275-80. 2005
    ..Hence, opposing fitness determinants of sons and daughters may have favored evolutionary transitions from genetic sex determination to TSD in both oviparous turtles and viviparous lizards...
  45. doi request reprint Size and sex matter: infection dynamics of an invading parasite (the pentastome Raillietiella frenatus) in an invading host (the cane toad Rhinella marina)
    Crystal Kelehear
    School of Biological Sciences, A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Parasitology 139:1596-604. 2012
    ..Although experimental studies are required to identify the causal bases of such patterns, our data confirm that infection status within a population can be strongly linked to host phenotypic traits...
  46. doi request reprint Interacting impacts of invasive plants and invasive toads on native lizards
    Samantha J Price-Rees
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Am Nat 179:413-22. 2012
    ..As a result, populations of lizards from areas previously exposed to these alien plants may be preadapted to deal with the toxins of the more recent anuran invader...
  47. ncbi request reprint Why do female lizards lay their eggs in communal nests?
    Rajkumar S Radder
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    J Anim Ecol 76:881-7. 2007
    ..5. Hydric modifications of incubation conditions within a cluster of tightly packed eggs thus may provide a direct fitness benefit to communal oviposition...
  48. doi request reprint Influence of lung parasites on the growth rates of free-ranging and captive adult cane toads
    Crystal Kelehear
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Oecologia 165:585-92. 2011
    ..Rhabdias pseudosphaerocephala may be a valuable component of a biological control strategy for cane toads in Australia...
  49. ncbi request reprint Estimating survival rates of uncatchable animals: the myth of high juvenile mortality in reptiles
    David A Pike
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Ecology 89:607-11. 2008
    ..Our analyses challenge the widely held belief that juvenile reptiles have low rates of annual survival and suggest instead that sampling problems and the elusive biology of juvenile reptiles have misled researchers in this respect...
  50. pmc Turgid female toads give males the slip: a new mechanism of female mate choice in the Anura
    Bas Bruning
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Biol Lett 6:322-4. 2010
    ..This overlooked mechanism of anuran mate choice may reflect a common evolutionary pattern, whereby females co-opt defensive traits for use in sexual selection...
  51. doi request reprint Establishment success of introduced amphibians increases in the presence of congeneric species
    Reid Tingley
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Am Nat 177:382-8. 2011
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  52. ncbi request reprint Windows of embryonic sexual lability in two lizard species with environmental sex determination
    Richard Shine
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Ecology 88:1781-8. 2007
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  53. ncbi request reprint Does viviparity evolve in cold climate reptiles because pregnant females maintain stable (not high) body temperatures?
    Richard Shine
    School of Biological Sciences, A08, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Evolution 58:1809-18. 2004
    ..More generally, variances as well as mean values of abiotic factors may constitute significant selective forces on life-history evolution...
  54. pmc Rapid shifts in dispersal behavior on an expanding range edge
    Tom Lindström
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:13452-6. 2013
    ..This, in turn, will cause us to underpredict the rates at which invasive organisms move into new territory and at which native taxa can expand into newly available habitat under climate change. ..
  55. ncbi request reprint Does large body size in males evolve to facilitate forcible insemination? A study on garter snakes
    Richard Shine
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Evolution 59:2426-32. 2005
    ..Experimental studies are needed to determine whether the same situation occurs in other organisms in which body-size advantages have been attributed to male-male rather than male-female interactions...
  56. pmc Kleptothermy: an additional category of thermoregulation, and a possible example in sea kraits (Laticauda laticaudata, Serpentes)
    François Brischoux
    Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Biol Lett 5:729-31. 2009
    ..Thermal monitoring on a small tropical island documents a possible example of kleptothermy, based on high stable temperatures of a sea snake (Laticauda laticaudata) inside a burrow occupied by seabirds...
  57. pmc Using combined morphological, allometric and molecular approaches to identify species of the genus Raillietiella (Pentastomida)
    Crystal Kelehear
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e24936. 2011
    ..To facilitate valid descriptions of new species of pentastomes, future taxonomic work should include both morphological measurements (incorporating quantitative measures of body size and hook bluntness) and molecular data...
  58. doi request reprint The effects of experimentally infecting Australian tree frogs with lungworms (Rhabdias pseudosphaerocephala) from invasive cane toads
    Ligia Pizzatto
    School of Biological Sciences A08, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Int J Parasitol 41:943-9. 2011
    ....
  59. pmc Smart moves: effects of relative brain size on establishment success of invasive amphibians and reptiles
    Joshua J Amiel
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e18277. 2011
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  60. doi request reprint Lizards combine stored energy and recently acquired nutrients flexibly to fuel reproduction
    Daniel A Warner
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Anim Ecol 77:1242-9. 2008
    ....
  61. doi request reprint Impact of the invasive cane toad (Bufo marinus) on an Australian frog (Opisthodon ornatus) depends on minor variation in reproductive timing
    Michael R Crossland
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
    Oecologia 158:625-32. 2009
    ..Minor interspecific differences in the seasonal timing of oviposition thus have the potential to massively alter the impact of invasive cane toads on native anurans...
  62. ncbi request reprint Nesting lizards (Bassiana duperreyi) compensate partly, but not completely, for climate change
    Rory S Telemeco
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Ecology 90:17-22. 2009
    ..As a result, mean incubation temperatures in natural nests now have crossed the thermal threshold at which incubation temperature directly affects offspring sex in this population...
  63. pmc Genetic evidence for co-occurrence of chromosomal and thermal sex-determining systems in a lizard
    Rajkumar S Radder
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Biol Lett 4:176-8. 2008
    ....
  64. pmc Interactions among thermal parameters determine offspring sex under temperature-dependent sex determination
    Daniel A Warner
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 278:256-65. 2011
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  65. ncbi request reprint Do changing moisture levels during incubation influence phenotypic traits of hatchling snakes (Tropidonophis mairii, Colubridae)?
    Gregory P Brown
    Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Physiol Biochem Zool 78:524-30. 2005
    ....
  66. pmc Evolutionary diversification of the lizard genus Bassiana (Scincidae) across Southern Australia
    Sylvain Dubey
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 5:e12982. 2010
    ..The lizard genus Bassiana (Squamata, Scincidae) contains three species that occur across a wide area of southern Australia (including Tasmania), rendering them ideally-suited to studies on the impact of past climatic fluctuations...
  67. doi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships within laticaudine sea snakes (Elapidae)
    Amanda Lane
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 59:567-77. 2011
    ..saintgironsi. A major divergence in speciation patterns between the two major clades of laticaudine snakes thus correlates with (and perhaps, is driven by) differences in the importance of terrestrial habitats in the species' ecology...
  68. pmc Hotter nests produce smarter young lizards
    Joshua J Amiel
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Biol Lett 8:372-4. 2012
    ..Hence, factors such as maternal nest-site selection and climate change affect not only the size, shape and athletic abilities of hatchling reptiles, but also their ability to learn novel tasks...
  69. ncbi request reprint Life-history evolution in range-shifting populations
    Benjamin L Phillips
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Ecology 91:1617-27. 2010
    ..Recent studies suggest that such nonequilibrium processes during recent population history may have contributed to many patterns usually ascribed to evolutionary forces acting in populations at spatial equilibrium...
  70. doi request reprint Origin of the parasites of an invading species, the Australian cane toad (Bufo marinus): are the lungworms Australian or American?
    Sylvain Dubey
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Mol Ecol 17:4418-24. 2008
    ..We did not find this lungworm species in any Australian frogs sympatric with cane toads, suggesting that the parasite does not attack Australian frogs and hence may offer potential as a biocontrol agent of the toad...
  71. ncbi request reprint Removing forest canopy cover restores a reptile assemblage
    David A Pike
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia
    Ecol Appl 21:274-80. 2011
    ..One such species is Australia's most endangered snake, the broadheaded snake (Hoplocephalus bungaroides)...
  72. pmc Geographic variation in the age of temperate-zone reptile and amphibian species: Southern Hemisphere species are older
    Sylvain Dubey
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Biol Lett 7:96-7. 2011
    ..Because a species' age may influence its vulnerability to anthropogenic threats, geographical variation in species ages should be incorporated into conservation planning...
  73. ncbi request reprint Climate-induced reaction norms for life-history traits in pythons
    Beata Ujvari
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Ecology 92:1858-64. 2011
    ..Thus, the reaction norms recorded over 16 years of mal" (albeit highly variable) climatic conditions gave little insight into the population's response to a more extreme nutritional crisis...
  74. ncbi request reprint Offspring sex is not related to maternal allocation of yolk steroids in the lizard Bassiana duperreyi (Scincidae)
    Rajkumar Radder
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Physiol Biochem Zool 80:220-7. 2007
    ..Further, yolk steroid concentrations were not significantly related to egg size. Thus, yolk steroid hormones do not appear to play a critical role in sex determination for B. duperreyi...
  75. doi request reprint Early experience influences both habitat choice and locomotor performance in tiger snakes
    Fabien Aubret
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Am Nat 171:524-31. 2008
    ..imposed by that habitat type. The end result may be to create ecomorphs, whereby different individuals within a population become specialized for different types of habitats even in the absence of genetic differentiation...
  76. doi request reprint Intraspecific variation in the direction and degree of sex-biased dispersal among sea-snake populations
    Amanda Lane
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Mol Ecol 20:1870-6. 2011
    ..This flexibility may reflect sex differences in diets, with spatial variation in sex-specific resources generating spatial variation in sex-specific dispersal distances...
  77. doi request reprint When dinner is dangerous: toxic frogs elicit species-specific responses from a generalist snake predator
    Ben Phillips
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Am Nat 170:936-42. 2007
    ..Adders deal with these prey types in different and highly stereotyped ways: they consume nontoxic frogs directly but envenomate and release the other taxa, waiting until the chemical defense loses its potency before consuming the prey...
  78. pmc Reproducing lizards modify sex allocation in response to operational sex ratios
    Daniel A Warner
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Biol Lett 3:47-50. 2007
    ..e. overproduced the more abundant sex). This response may enhance fitness if local OSRs predict survival probabilities of offspring of each sex, rather than the intensity of sexual competition...
  79. pmc Desiccation risk drives the spatial ecology of an invasive anuran (Rhinella marina) in the Australian semi-desert
    Reid Tingley
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e25979. 2011
    ..This finding illustrates that risk assessment protocols need to recognise that under some circumstances an introduced species may be able to thrive in conditions far removed from any that it experiences in its native range...
  80. ncbi request reprint How much stress do researchers inflict on their study animals? A case study using a scincid lizard, Eulamprus heatwolei
    Tracy Langkilde
    Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    J Exp Biol 209:1035-43. 2006
    ..More generally, we urge researchers to seek objective information on the effects of their activities on research subjects, rather than relying upon subjectivity and anthropomorphism in making these evaluations...
  81. doi request reprint PERMANENT GENETIC RESOURCES: Characterization of tri- and tetranucleotide microsatellite loci for the slatey-grey snake (Stegonotus cucullatus, Colubridae)
    Sylvain Dubey
    School of Biological Sciences, Heydon Laurence Building, A08, Science Road, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia, School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
    Mol Ecol Resour 8:431-3. 2008
    ..Based on a total of 100 samples, the number of alleles per locus ranged from three to 10, and the observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.62 to 0.86 and from 0.53 to 0.83, respectively...
  82. doi request reprint Morphological adaptations to marine life in snakes
    François Brischoux
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    J Morphol 272:566-72. 2011
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  83. ncbi request reprint Compensating for a bad start: catch-up growth in juvenile lizards (Amphibolurus muricatus, Agamidae)
    Rajkumar S Radder
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol 307:500-8. 2007
    ..Thus, the two groups were indistinguishable in body size at 6 months of age. Intriguingly, the compensatory growth occurred in winter, a period that is generally unsuitable for rapid growth in ectotherms...
  84. ncbi request reprint The adaptive significance of temperature-dependent sex determination: experimental tests with a short-lived lizard
    Daniel A Warner
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Evolution 59:2209-21. 2005
    ..Thus, the timing of hatching is likely to influence reproductive success in this short-lived, early maturing species; and this effect may well differ between the sexes...
  85. doi request reprint Tracking elusive timber rattlers with molecular genetics
    Richard Shine
    School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Mol Ecol 17:715-6. 2008
    ..The study by Clark et al. in this issue builds upon our increasingly sophisticated understanding of snake behaviour, to interpret patterns of gene flow in the light of our emerging knowledge of snake behavioural ecology...