102. Nasir AFAA, Clemente C, Wynn M & Wilson RS. 2017. Optimal running speeds when there is a trade-off between speed and the probability of mistakes. Functional Ecology (in press).

101. Heiniger J, Van Uitregt VV, Nywater CL & Wilson RS. 2017. Fine tuning anti-predator responses: are the costs of inducible predator defences proportional to the magnitude of the responses? Austral Ecology (in press) 


100. Ellis WA, FitzGibbon SI, Barth B, Niehaus AC, David GK, Taylor BD, Matsushige H, Melzer A, Bercovitch F, Carrick F, Jones DN, Dexter C, Gillett A, Predavec M, Lunney D, & Wilson RS. 2016. Daylight savings time can decrease the frequency of wildlife-vehicle collisions. Biology Letters in press

99. Jessop TS, Lane ML, Teasdale L, Stuart-Fox D, Wilson RS, Careau V & Moore IT. 2016. Multiscale Evaluation of Thermal Dependence in the Glucocorticoid Response of Vertebrates. American Naturalist 188: 342–356.

98. von Hippel W, Baker E, Wilson RS, Brin L & Page L. 2016. Detecting deceptive behaviour after the fact. British Journal of Social Psychology 55: 195–205.

97. Wilson RS, James RS, David G, Hermann E, Morgan OJ, Niehaus AC, Hunter A & Smith, M. 2016. Multivariate analyses of individual variation in soccer skill as a tool for talent identification and development: utilizing evolutionary theory in sports science. Journal of Sports Sciences. 10.1080/02640414.2016.1151544.

96. van Uitregt, V, Alton LA, Heiniger J & Wilson RS. 2016. Warmer temperatures reduce the costs of inducible defences in the marine toad, Rhinella marinus. Journal of Comparative Physiology B
186: 123-130.


95. David GK & Wilson RS. 2015. Cooperation Improves Success during Intergroup Competition: An Analysis Using Data from Professional Soccer Tournaments. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0136503. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0136503

94. Wilson RS & Husak JF. 2015. Introduction to the Symposium: Towards a General Framework for Predicting Animal Movement Speeds in Nature. Integrative and Comparative Biology 5 (6): 1121-1124. doi: 10.1093/icb/icv107

93. Clemente CJ & Wilson RS. 2015. Balancing biomechanical constraints: Optimal escape speeds when there is a trade-off between speed and manoeuvrability. Integrative and Comparative Biology.  55 (6): 1142-1154 doi:10.1093/icb/icv103

92. Bywater CL, Seebacher F & Wilson RS. 2015. Building a dishonest signal: the functional basis of unreliable signals of strength in males of the two-toned fiddler crab, Uca vomeris. Journal of Experimental Biology 218: 3077-3082; doi: 10.1242/jeb.120857

91. Wilson RS, Husak JF, Halsey L & Clemente CJ. 2015. Predicting the movement speeds of animals in natural environments. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 55 (6): 1125-1141 doi:10.1093/icb/icv106

90. Niehaus AC & Wilson RS. In press. Can cheating crustaceans teach us anything about the origins of deception? in Lying: The making of Our World, (ed. Edward Mallot).

89. Wheatley R, Angilletta MJ, Niehaus AC & Wilson RS. 2015. How fast should an animal run when escaping? An optimality model based on the trade-off between speed and accuracy. Integrative and Comparative Biology doi: 10.1093/icb/icv091.

88. Clemente C & Wilson RS. 2015. Speed and maneuverability jointly determine escape success during simulated games of escape behaviour. Behavioural Ecology. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arv080

87. Murphy SC, von Hippel W, Dubbs SL, Angilletta Jr MJ, Wilson RS, Trivers R & Barlow FK. 2015. The role of overconfidence in romantic desirability and competition. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 41: 1036-1052.

86. Wynn ML, Clemente C, Amir Abdul Nasir AF & Wilson RS. 2015. Running faster causes disaster: trade-offs between speed, manoeuvrability and motor control when running around corners in northern quolls (Dasyurus hallucatus). Journal of Experimental Biology 218: 433-439.

85. Barth B, FitzGibbon S & Wilson RS. 2015. New urban developments that retain more remnant trees have greater bird diversity. Landscape and Urban Planning 136: 122-129.


84. Bywater CL, White CR and Wilson RS. 2014. Metabolic incentives for dishonest signals of strength in the fiddler crab Uca vomeris. J. Exp. Biol. 217: 2848-2850; doi: 10.1242/jeb.099390

83. Kuchel LJ, Stevens SK, Wilson RS & Cokley J. 2014. A documentary video assignment to enhance learning in large first-year science classes. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 22: 48-64.

82. Wilson RS & Angilletta MJ. 2014. Dishonest signals of strength. In Ed. D. J. Irschick, M. Briffa, and J. Podos. Animal Signalling: a Functional Perspective. Ralph Wiley Press.

81. Lailvaux S, Wilson RS & Kasumovic M. 2014. Trait compensation and sex-specific aging of performance in male and female professional basketball players. Evolution 68(5):1523-32.

80. Latimer C, McGuigan K, Blows M, Wilson RS & Chenoweth S. 2014. The contribution of spontaneous mutations to thermal sensitivity curve variation in Drosophila serrata. Evolution 68(6): 1824-37.

79. McElroy E, Wilson RS, Biknevisius A & Reilly S. 2014. A comparative study of single leg ground reaction forces in running lizards. Journal of Experimental Biology 217: 735-742.

78. Wilson RS, Niehaus AC, David G, Hunter A & Smith M. 2014. Individual quality masks the detection of performance trade-offs: A test using analyses of human physical performance. Journal of Experimental Biology 217: 545-55.


77. Cameron SF, Wynn ML, and Wilson RS. 2013. Sex-specific trade-offs and compensatory mechanisms: bite force and sprint speed pose conflicting demands on the design of geckos (Hemidactylus frenatus). Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 3781-3789.

76. Trappett A and Wilson RS. 2013. Extravagant ornaments of male threadfin rainbowfish (Iriatherina werneri) are not costly for swimming. Functional Ecology 27(4): 1034-1041.

75.  Prates I, Angilletta MJ, Wilson RS, Niehaus AC and Navas CA. 2013. Dehydration hardly slows hopping toads (Rhinella granulosa) from xeric and mesic environments. Physiol Biochem Zool 86(4): 451-457. 

74. Seebacher F, Ward JW & Wilson RS. 2013. Increased aggression during pregnancy comes at a higher metabolic cost. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 771-776.

73. Ellis W, FitzGibbon S, Melzer A, Wilson RS, Johnston S, Bercovitch F, Dique D, Carrick F. 2013 Koala habitat use and population density: using field data to test the assumptions of ecological models. Australian Mammology 35(2) 160-165.

72. van Uitregt VO, Hurst T & Wilson RS. 2013. Greater costs of inducible behavioural defences at cooler temperatures in larvae of the mosquito, Aedes notoscriptus. Evolutionary Ecology 27:13-26


71. Hancox D, Wilson RS & White CR. 2012. Visual habitat geometry predicts relative morph abundance in the colour-polymorphic ornate rainbowfish. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 280: 20122377.

70. Seebacher F, Holmes S, Roosen N, Nouvian M, Wilson RS & Ward A. 2012. Capacity for thermal acclimation differs between populations and phylogenetic lineages within a species. Functional Ecology 26(6): 1418-1428.

69. Angilletta MJ & Wilson RS. 2012. Cryptic asymmetry: unreliable signals mask asymmetric performance of crayfish weapons. Biology Letters 8: 551-553.

68. Ferris R & Wilson RS. 2012. The physiological arms race: exploring thermal acclimation among interacting species. Journal of Thermal Biology 37(3): 236-242.

67. Niehaus AC, Wilson RS, Storm JJ & Angilletta MJ. 2012. Fall field crickets did not acclimate to simulated seasonal changes in temperature. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 182(2): 199-207.

66. Bywater C & Wilson RS. 2012. Is honesty the best policy? Testing signal reliability in fiddler crabs when receiver-dependent costs are high. Functional Ecology 26(4): 804-811.

65. Adriaenssens B, Van Damme R, Seebacher F & Wilson RS. 2012. Sex cells in changing environments: can organisms adjust the physiological function of gametes to different temperatures? Global Change Biology 18(6): 1797-1803.

64. Niehaus AC, Angilletta MJ, Sears M, Franklin CE & Wilson RS. 2012. Predicting the physiological performance of ectotherms in fluctuating thermal environments. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 694-701.

63. David GK, Condon CK, Bywater CL, Ortiz-Barrientos D & Wilson RS. 2012. Receivers limit the prevalence of deception in humans: Evidence from diving behaviour in soccer players. PLOS ONE 6(10): e26017.

62. Alton LA, White CR, Wilson RS & Franklin CE. 2012. The energetic cost of exposure to UV radiation is greater for tadpoles when they live with predators. Functional Ecology 26(1): 94-103.


61. Walter G, Van Uitregt V, & Wilson RS. 2011. Social control of unreliable signals of strength in males but not females of the crayfish Cherax destructor. Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 3294-3299.

60. van Uitregt VO, Hurst T & Wilson RS. 2011 Reduced size and starvation resistance in adult mosquitoes, Aedes notoscriptus. Journal of Animal Ecology 81(1): 108-115.

59. Latimer, CA, Wilson RS and Chenoweth SF. 2011. Quantitative genetic variation for thermal performance curves within and among natural populations of Drosophila serrata. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 965-975.

58. Niehaus, AC, Wilson RS, Seebacher F & Franklin CE. 2011. Striped marsh frog (Limnodynastes peronii) tadpoles do not acclimate metabolic performance to thermal variability. Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 1965-1970.

57. Ellis W, Bercovitch F, FitzGibbon SI, Roe P, Wimmer J, Melzer A & Wilson RS. 2011. Koala bellows and their association with the spatial dynamics of free ranging koalas. Behavioural Ecology 22(2): 372-377.

56. FitzGibbon SI, Wilson RS & Goldizen A. 2011. The behavioural ecology and population dynamics of a cryptic ground-dwelling mammal in an urban Australian landscape. Austral Ecology 36(6): 722-732. View abstract here.

55. Alton LA,  Wilson RS & Franklin CE. 2011. A small increase in UV-B increases the susceptibility of tadpoles to predation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 278, 2575-2583. View abstract here.


54. Wilson RS, Lefrancois C, Domenici P & Johnston IA. 2010. Environmental influences on unsteady swimming behaviour: consequences for predator-prey and mating encounters in teleosts In Fish Locomotion: An eco-ethological perspective (Eds Domenici, P & Kapoor, BG). Science Publishers, NH, USA. 

53. Wilson RS, Condon CH, David G, FitzGibbon SI, Niehaus AC & Pratt K. 2010. Females prefer athletes, males fear the disadvantaged: different signals used in female choice and male competition have varied consequences. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 277: 1923-1928. View abstract here.

52. Condon CH, Chenoweth SF & Wilson RS. 2010. Zebrafish take their cue from temperature but not photoperiod for the seasonal plasticity of thermal performance. Journal of Experimental Biology 213, 3705-3709. View abstract here.

51. Hancox D, Hoskins C & Wilson RS. 2010. Evening up the score: sexual selection favours both alternatives in the colour-polymorphic ornate rainbowfish. Animal Behaviour 80: 845-851. View abstract here.

50. Barth B & Wilson RS. 2010. Life in Acid: interactive effects of pH and natural organic acids on growth, development and locomotor performance of larval striped marsh frogs (Limnodynastes peronii). Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 1293-1300. View full text here.

49. Lowe K, FitzGibbon SI, Seebacher F & Wilson RS. 2010. Physiological and behavioural responses to seasonal changes in environmental temperature in the Australian spiny crayfish Euastacus sulcatusJournal of Comparative Physiology B 180: 653-660. View abstract here.

48. Bowndes C, Wilson RS and Marshall DJ. 2010. Why do colder mothers produce larger eggs? An optimality model. Journal of Experimental Biology 213, 3796-3801. View abstract here.

47. Alton LA, Wilson RS & Franklin CE. 2010. Risk of predation enhances the lethal effects of UV-B in amphibians. Global Change Biology 16: 538-545. View abstract here.


46. Wilson RS, James RS, Bywater C, Seebacher F. 2009. Costs and benefits of increased weapon size differ between sexes of the slender crayfish, Cherax disparJournal of Experimental Biology 212:853-858. View abstract here.

45. Schimpf NG, Matthews PGD, Wilson RS & White CR. 2009. Cockroaches breathe discontinuously to reduce respiratory water loss. Journal of Experimental Biology 212: 2773-2780. View abstract here.


44. Bywater C, Angilletta MJ and Wilson RS. 2008. Weapon size is a reliable predictor of weapon strength and social dominance in females of the slender crayfish. Functional Ecology 22:311-316. View abstract here.

43. Angilletta MJ, Wilson RS, Niehaus AC & Ribiero P. 2008. The fast and the fractalous: tradeoffs between running speed and manoeuvrability in leaf-cutter ants. Functional Ecology 22:78-83. View abstract here.

42. James RS & Wilson RS. 2008. Explosive jumping: Morphological and physiological specialisations for extreme jumping in Australian rocket frogs. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 81:176-185. View abstract here.


41. Seebacher F & Wilson RS. 2007. Individual recognition in crayfish (Cherax dispar): the roles of strength and experience in deciding aggressive encounters. Biology Letters 3:471-474. View abstract here.

40. Wilson RS, Hammill E, Johnston IA. 2007. Competition moderates the benefits of thermal acclimation to reproductive performance in male eastern mosquitofish. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 274:1199-1204. View full text here.

39. Wilson RS, Angilletta MJ, James RS, Navas C & Seebacher F. 2007. Dishonest signals of strength in male slender crayfish (Cherax dispar) during agonistic interactions. The American Naturalist 170:284-291. View abstract here.

38. Angilletta MJ, Wilson RS, Niehaus A, Ribeiro PL & Navas CA. 2007. Urban physiology: City ants possess high heat tolerance. PLoS One 2(2): e258. View full text here.

37. Van Uitregt VO, Wilson RS & Franklin CE. 2007. Thermal sensitivity of UVb effects on embryonic and larval striped marsh frogs Limnodynastes peroniiGlobal Change Biology 13: 2684-2697. View abstract here.

36. Wilson RS, Condon CHL & Johnston IA. 2007. Consequences of thermal acclimation for the mating behaviour and swimming performance of female mosquitofish. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 362: 2131-2139. View full text here.


35. Johnston IA & Wilson RS. 2006. Temperature-induced developmental plasticity in ectotherms. In Comparative Developmental Physiology (Ed. S.J. Warburton, W. W. Burggren, B. Pelster, C.L. Reiber, John Spicer) pp124-138, Oxford University Press: New York.

34. Kraft P, Wilson RS, Blows M & Franklin CE. 2006. Substantial changes in the genetic basis of tadpole morphology of Rana lessonae in the absence of predators. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19:1813-1818. View abstract here.

33. Carter A & Wilson RS. 2006. Improving sneaky-sex in a low oxygen environment:reproductive and physiological responses of male mosquito fish to chronic hypoxia. Journal of Experimental Biology. 209:4878-4884. View full text here.

32. Seebacher F & Wilson RS. 2006. Fighting fit: Thermal plasticity of metabolic function and fighting success in the crayfish Cherax destructorFunctional Ecology 20: 1045-1053. View abstract here.

31. Niehaus A, Wilson RS & Franklin CE. 2006. Short- and long-term consequences of thermal variation in the larval environment of anurans. Journal of Animal Ecology 75: 686-692. View abstract here.

30. Condon CHL & Wilson RS. 2006. Effect of thermal acclimation on female resistance to forced matings in the eastern mosquito fish. Animal Behaviour 72: 585-593. View abstract here.

29. Angilletta MJ, Bennett AF, Guderley H, Navas CA, Seebacher F, & Wilson RS. 2006. Coadaptation: A unifying principle in evolutionary thermal biology. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 79:282-593. View abstract here.


28. Wilson RS. 2005. Temperature influences swimming and sneaky-mating performance of male mosquitofish Gambusia holbrookiAnimal Behaviour 70:1387-1394. 

27. Wilson RS. 2005 Consequences of metamorphosis for the locomotor performance and thermal physiology of the newt Triturus cristatusPhysiological and Biochemical Zoology 78:967-975. View abstract here.

26. Kraft P, Wilson RS & Franklin CE. 2005. Phenotypic plasticity as a defence strategy in tadpoles of Limnodynastes peronii: Induction cues, costs and benefits. Austral Ecology 30:558-563.

25. Wilson RS, Kraft PG, Van Damme R. 2005. Predator-specific changes in morphology and swimming performance of anuran larvae. Functional Ecology 19:238-244.

24. James RS, Wilson RS, de Carvalho J, Kohlsdorf T, Gomes F,  & Navas CA. 2005. Structural basis of individual variation in jump performance of the frog Hyla multilineataPhysiological and Biochemical Zoology 78:857-867.

 23. Navas C, James RS & Wilson RS. 2005. Inter-individual variation in the muscle physiology of vertebrate ectotherms: consequences for behavioural and ecological performance in Ecology and Biomechanics:  A Mechanical Approach to the Ecology of Animals and Plants. (eds: A Herrel, T Speck & NP Rowe). Taylor & Francis publishing. P 231-251


22. Wilson RS & Johnston IA. 2004. Combining studies of comparative physiology and behavioural ecology to test the benefits of thermal acclimation. International Congress Series 1275:201-208.

21. Hammill E, Wilson RS, & Johnston IA. 2004. Sustained swimming performance and muscle structure are altered by thermal acclimation in male mosquitofish. Journal of Thermal Biology 29:251-257.

20. Navas CA, Jared C, Carvalho JE, Chaui-Berlink JG, Dal Pai Silva M, Antoniazzi M, James RS, Wilson RS and Kohlsdorf T. 2004. Muscle morphological and physiological specialization for digging in the amphisbaenian Leposternon microcephalum (Squamata; Amphisbaenia) Journal of Experimental Biology 207:2433-2441.

19. Wilson RS, James RS, Kohlsdorf T, and Cox VM. 2004. Inter-individual variation in isolated muscle performance and fiber-type composition in the toad Bufo viridusJournal of Comparative Physiology B 174:453-459.

18. Kohlsdorf T, James RS, Carvalho JE, Wilson RS, Pae-Silva MD & Navas CA. 2004. Locomotor performance of closely related Tropidurus species: relationships with physiological parameters and ecological divergence. Journal of Experimental Biology 207: 1183-1192.

17. James RS, Wilson RS, & Askew G. 2004. The effects of caffeine on power output during recovery from fatigue in isolated mouse EDL and soleus muscle. Journal of Applied Physiology 96:545-552.

16. Wilson RS & James RS. 2004. Constraints on muscular performance: trade-offs between power output and fatigue-resistance in skeletal muscle. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 271: S222-S225.


15. Angilleta MJ, Wilson RS, Navas C & James RS. 2003. Evolution of Thermal Reaction Norms. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 18:234-240.

14. Franklin CE, Wilson RS & Davison W. 2003. Burst swimming performance of 5 species of Antarctic fish at –1°C. Journal of Thermal Biology 28: 59-65.


13. Van Damme R, Wilson RS, Van Hooydonck B, & Aerts P. 2002. Performance constraints in decathletes. Nature 415:755-756. View abstract here.

12. Wilson RS, Kuchel L, Franklin CE & Davison W. 2002. Turning up the heat on subzero fish: thermal dependence of sustained swimming in an Antarctic notothenioid. Journal of Thermal Biology 27: 381-386.

11. Wilson RS, James RS & Van Damme R. 2002.Trade-offs between speed and endurance in the frog Xenopus laevis: a multi-level approach. Journal of Experimental Biology 205: 1145-1152. View full text here.

10. Wilson RS & Franklin CE. 2002. The detrimental acclimation hypothesis. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 17: 408. View abstract here.

9. Wilson RS & Franklin CE. 2002. Testing the Beneficial Acclimation Hypothesis. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 17:66-70. View abstract here.


8. Wilson RS. 2001. Geographic variation in thermal sensitivity of jumping performance in the frog Limnodynastes peroniiJournal of Experimental Biology. 204: 4227-4236. View full text here.

7. Wilson RS, Franklin CE, Davison W & Kraft P. 2001. Stenotherms at sub-zero temperatures: thermal dependence of swimming performance in Antarctic fish. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 171: 263-269. View abstract here.

2000 & beyond

6. Wilson RS & Franklin CE. 2000. Inability of adult Limnodynastes peronii (Amphibia : Anura) to thermally acclimate locomotor performance. Journal of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 127: 21-28. View abstract here.

5. Wilson RS, James RS & Johnston IA. 2000. Thermal acclimation of locomotor performance in tadpoles and adults of the aquatic frog Xenopus laevisJournal of Comparative Physiology B 170: 117-124. View abstract here.

4. Wilson RS, Franklin CE, James RS & Johnston IA. 2000. Allometric scaling relationships of jumping performance in the striped marsh frog Limnodynastes peroniiJournal of Experimental Biology 203: 1937-1946. View abstract here.

3. Wilson RS & Franklin CE. 2000. Effect of ontogenetic increases in body size on burst swimming performance in tadpoles of the striped marsh frog, Limnodynastes peroniiPhysiological and Biochemical Zoology 73: 142152. View abstract here.

2. Wilson RS & Franklin CE. 1999. Thermal acclimation of locomotor performance in tadpoles of the frog Limnodynastes peroniiJournal of Comparative Physiology B 169: 445-451. View abstract here.

1. Wilson RS & Booth DT. 1998. Effect of tail loss on reproductive output and its ecological significance in the skink Eulpamprus quoyiiJournal of Herpetology 32:128-131. View abstract here.