Research Publications

Publications authored and co-authored by BESS trainees




  • de Lira, JJPR, Yan, Y, Levasseur, S, Kelly, CD, Hendry, AP. (2021). The complex ecology of genitalia: Gonopodium length and allometry in the Trinidadian guppy. Ecol Evol. 00: 1– 13.


  • Betzi, P.-O., Rebecca, D., Brennan, P., Emma, G., & Laura, J. M.-C. (2021). Dolphin-watching boats affect whistle frequency modulation in bottlenose dolphins. Frontiers in Marine Science.


  • Stewart, H. A., Kline, D. I., Chapman, L. J., & Altieri, A. H. (2021). Caribbean mangrove forests act as coral refugia by reducing light stress and increasing coral richness. Ecosphere, 12(3).


  • Blondel Léa, Paterson, I. G., Bentzen, P., & Hendry, A. P. (2021). Resistance and resilience of genetic and phenotypic diversity to “black swan” flood events: a retrospective analysis with historical samples of guppies. Molecular Ecology, (20210107).


  • Ibarra‐Isassi, J, Handa, IT, Arenas‐Clavijo, A, Escobar‐Ramírez, S, Armbrecht, I, Lessard, J‐P. (2021). Shade‐growing practices lessen the impact of coffee plantations on multiple dimensions of ant diversity. J Appl Ecol. 00: 1– 12.


  • Sharpe, D. M. T., de Lira, J. J. P. R., Brown, G. E., Torchin, M. E., & Hendry, A. P. (2021). Testing the prey naiveté hypothesis: can native prey (astyanax ruberrimus) recognize an introduced top predator, cichla monoculus? Biological Invasions, 23(1), 205–219.



  • Alejo, C., Meyer, C., Walker, W. S., Gorelik, S. R., Josse, C., Aragon-Osejo, J. L., … Potvin, C. (2020). Are indigenous territories and community-managed areas effective natural climate solutions? A neotropical analysis using matching methods and geographic discontinuity designs. BioRxiv, 2020.1


  • Avila-Cervantes, J., Arias, C., Venegas-Anaya, M., Vargas, M., Larsson, H. C. E., & McMillan, W. O. (2020). Effect of the central american isthmus on gene flow and divergence of the american crocodile (crocodylus acutus). Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution, 2020 Dec 14.


  • Blondel Léa, Sandra, K.-N. G., Marilyn, E. S., & Andrew, P. H. (2020). Asymmetric isolation and the evolution of behaviors influencing dispersal: rheotaxis of guppies above waterfalls. Genes, 11(2).


  • Brevik, K., Adams, J., Dube, B., Barbieri, L., & Haage, G. (2020). "Wellbeing in the more-than-human world". In Sustainable Wellbeing Futures. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:


  • Carl, N. J., Stewart, H. A., & Paul, J. S. (2020). Unprovoked mouth gaping behavior in extant crocodylia. Journal of Herpetology, 54(4), 418–426.


  • Christian, N., Sedio, B. E., Florez-Buitrago, X., Ramírez-Camejo LA, Rojas, E. I., Mejía LC, … Herre, E. A. (2020). Host affinity of endophytic fungi and the potential for reciprocal interactions involving host secondary chemistry. American Journal of Botany, 107(2), 219–228.



  • Feeley K, Martinez-Villa J, Perez T, Silva Duque A, Triviño Gonzalez D and Duque A (2020) The Thermal Tolerances, Distributions, and Performances of Tropical Montane Tree Species. Front. For. Glob. Change 3:25.


  • Lalla, K. M., Whelan, S., Brown, K., Patterson, A., Jimenez, A. G., Hatch, S. A., & Elliott, K. H. (2020). Accelerometry predicts muscle ultrastructure and flight capabilities in a wild bird. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 223.


  • Luque, J., Cortés, D., Rodríguez, A., Cárdenas, D., and Parra J.D.D. (2020). Orithopsid crabs from the Lower Cretaceous Paja Formation in Boyacá (Colombia), and the earliest record of parasitic isopod traces in Raninoida. Cretaceous Research 116: 104602.


  • Martínez-Villa, J.A., González-Caro, S. & Duque, Á. (2020) The importance of grain and cut-off size in shaping tree beta diversity along an elevational gradient in the northwest of Colombia. For. Ecosyst. 7, 2 .


  • Maxwell, E.E., and Cortés, D. (2020). A revision of the Early Jurassic ichthyosaur Hauffiopteryx (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria), and description of a new species from southwestern Germany. Paleontologia Electronica 23(2):a29.


  • Pillco Huarcaya, R.*, Creighton, M.J.A.*, López Morales, M., Connor, D., Flatt, E., & Whitworth, A. (2020). Foods eaten by the Endangered Geoffroy’s spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi). Chicago Field Museum, Field Guide.


  • Sellers, A. J., Leung, B., & Torchin, M. E. (2020). Global meta-analysis of how marine upwelling affects herbivory. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 29(2), 370–383.



  • Toure, M. W., Young, F. J., McMillan, W. O., & Montgomery, S. H. (2020). Heliconiini butterflies can learn time-dependent reward associations. Biology Letters, 16(9), 20200424–20200424.


  • Valverde, M. P., Sharpe, D. M. T., Torchin, M. E., Buck, D. G., & Chapman, L. J. (2020). Trophic shifts in a native predator following the introduction of a top predator in a tropical lake. Biological Invasions, 22(2), 643–661.



  • Beausoleil, M. O., Frishkoff, L. O., M'Gonigle, L. K., Raeymaekers, J. A. M., Knutie, S. A., De León LF, … Barrett, R. D. H. (2019). Temporally varying disruptive selection in the medium ground finch (geospiza fortis). Proceedings. Biological Sciences, 286(1916), 20192290–20192290.


  • Blondel Léa, Baillie, L., Quinton, J., Alemu, J. B., Paterson, I., Hendry, A. P., & Bentzen, P. (2019). Evidence for contemporary and historical gene flow between guppy populations in different watersheds, with a test for associations with adaptive traits. Ecology and Evolution, 9(8), 4504–4517.


  • Brown, K., Jimenez, A. G., Whelan, S., Lalla, K., Hatch, S. A., & Elliott, K. H. (2019). Muscle fiber structure in an aging long-lived seabird, the black-legged kittiwake (rissa tridactyla). Journal of Morphology, 280(7), 1061–1070.


  • Bubac, Christine M., Amy C. Johnson, Janay A. Fox, and Catherine I. Cullingham. (2019). “Conservation Translocations and Post-Release Monitoring: Identifying Trends in Failures, Biases, and Challenges from Around the World.” Biological Conservation 238.


  • Camacho, C., Beausoleil, M.-O., Richard, R., & Rabadan-Gonzalez, J. (2019). Nest building by darwin's finches as an overlooked seed dispersal mechanism. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 43-45, 43–45.


  • Cortés, D., De Gracia, C., Carrillo-Briceño, J.D., Aguirre-Fernández, G., Jaramillo C., Benites-Palomino, A., and Atencio-Araúz, J.E. (2019). Shark-cetacean trophic interactions during the late Pliocene in the Central Eastern Pacific (Panama). Palaeontologia Electronica, 22.2.49A(1-13).


  • Cortés, D., Larsson, H.C.E., Maxwell, E.E., Parra-Ruge, M.L., Patarroyo, P., and Wilson J.A. (2019). An Early Cretaceous Teleosauroid (Crocodylomorpha: Thalattosuchia) from Colombia. Ameghiniana 56: 365-379.


  • Creighton, Maria J. A. and Joseph R. Bennett. (2019). “Taxonomic Biases Persist from Listing to Management for Canadian Species at Risk.” Écoscience 26(4):315–21.


  • Crownshaw, T., Morgan, C., Adams, A., Sers, M., Britto, dos S. N., Damiano, A., Gilbert,L., Haage,G. & Horen, G. D. (2019). Over the horizon: exploring the conditions of a post-growth world. Anthropocene Review, 6(1-2), 117–141.


  • de Oliveira Rocha, C. A., de Lira José Jonathas Pereira Rodrigues, de Lemos Santana, J., Guimarães Márcio Paiva, & dos Santos Calado, T. C. (2019). Biological aspects of the marine crab plagusia depressa (fabricius, 1775) on the northeast coast of brazil. Marine Biology Research, 15(2), 181–190.


  • Maxwell, E.E., Cortés, D., Patarroyo, P., and Parra-Ruge, M.L. (2019). A new specimen of Platypterygius sachicarum (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria) from the Early Cretaceous of Colombia and its phylogenetic implications. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.


  • Pereira Martins, A. R., Duarte, M., & Robbins, R. K. (2019). Hairstreak butterflies (lepidoptera, lycaenidae) and evolution of their male secondary sexual organs. Cladistics, 35(2), 173–197.


  • Quiroz, L. I., Buatois, L. A., Seike, K., Mángano M. Gabriela, Jaramillo, C., & Sellers, A. J. (2019). The search for an elusive worm in the tropics, the past as a key to the present, and reverse uniformitarianism. Scientific Reports, 9(1).


  • Stewart, H. A., Aboagye, D. L., Ramee, S. W., & Allen, P. J. (2019). Effects of acute thermal stress on acid-base regulation, haematology, ion-osmoregulation and aerobic metabolism in channel catfish (ictalurus punctatus). Aquaculture Research, 50(8), 2133–2141.


  • Winer, D. R. C., & Windsor, E. A. (2019). Effects of temperature and water turbulence on vertebral number and body shape in astyanax mexicanus (teleostei: characidae). Plos One, 14(7).



  • Allen, P. J., Baumgartner, W., Brinkman, E., DeVries, R. J., Stewart, H. A., Aboagye, D. L., … Petrie-Hanson, L. (2018). Fin healing and regeneration in sturgeon. Journal of Fish Biology, 93(5), 917–930.


  • de, L. J. J. P. R., Perez-Jvostov, F., Gotanda, K. M., Kou-Giesbrecht, S., Pease, S. K., Jackson, M., … Hendry, A. P. (2018). Testing for a whole-organism trade-off between natural and sexual selection: are the male guppies preferred by females more likely to be eaten by predators? Evolutionary Ecology Research, 19(4), 441–453.


  • Hu J., Perez-Jvostov F., Blondel L., Barrett R.D. (2018) Genome-wide DNA methylation signatures of infection status in Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata). Molecular Ecology,


  • Ibarra-Isassi, J., & Oliveira, P. S. (2018). Indirect effects of mutualism: ant-treehopper associations deter pollinators and reduce reproduction in a tropical shrub. Oecologia, 186(3), 691–701.


  • Skovmand, L. H., Xu, C. C. Y., Servedio, M. R., Nosil, P., Barrett, R. D. H., & Hendry, A. P. (2018). Keystone genes. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 33(9), 689–700.


  • Varela, B. J., Lesbarrères David, Ibáñez Roberto, & Green, D. M. (2018). Environmental and host effects on skin bacterial community composition in panamanian frogs. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9.


  • Whippo, R., Knight, N. S., Prentice, C., Cristiani, J., Siegle, M. R., & O'Connor, M. I. (2018). Epifaunal diversity patterns within and among seagrass meadows suggest landscape-scale biodiversity processes. Ecosphere, 9(11).



  • Avila-Cervantes, J. Charruau, P., Cedeño-Vazquez, J.R. Varela, B.J. and Hans. C.E. Larsson. (2017). Diet of the American Crocodile. Herpetological Review 48(4): 839-840.


  • Santos C.S.A., Blondel L., Sotillo A., Müller W., Stienen E.W.M., Boeckx P., Soares A. M. V. M., Monteiro M. S., Loureiro S., De Neve L., and Lens L. (2017). Offspring Hg exposure relates to parental feeding strategies in a generalist bird with strong individual foraging specialization. Sci. Total Environ. 601–602: 1315–132.



  • Martins, A. R. P., Faynel, C., & Robbins, R. K. (2016). Variation of male secondary sexual structures and the taxonomy of theritas lisus and relatives (lepidoptera, lycaenidae, eumaeini). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 118(4), 555–573.




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