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Journal articles

Campbell NE; Ord TJ, 2023, 'Wild kangaroos become more social when caring for young and may maintain long-term affiliations with popular individuals', Animal Behaviour, 205, pp. 183 - 195,

Ord TJ, 2023, 'Drought-induced relocation of ant colonies and its consequences for the long-term spatial ecology of a population under stress', Functional Ecology, 37, pp. 2231 - 2245,

Ord TJ; Diesmos A; Ahmad N; Das I, 2023, 'Evolutionary loss of complexity in animal signals: cause and consequence', Evolution; international journal of organic evolution, 77, pp. 660 - 669,

Iglesias-Carrasco M; Medina I; Ord TJ, 2023, 'Global effects of forest modification on herpetofauna communities', Conservation Biology, 37,

Summers TC; Ord TJ, 2022, 'Signal detection shapes ornament allometry in functionally convergent Caribbean Anolis and Southeast Asian Draco lizards', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 35, pp. 1508 - 1523,

Nelson CMV; Sherwin WB; Ord TJ, 2022, 'Why does the complexity of functionally equivalent signals vary across closely related species?', Behavioral Ecology, 33, pp. 926 - 936,

Summers TC; Ord TJ, 2022, 'Female preference for super-sized male ornaments and its implications for the evolution of ornament allometry', Evolutionary Ecology, 36, pp. 701 - 716,

Nelson CMV; Ord TJ, 2022, 'Identifying potential cues of species identity in complex animal signals', Animal Behaviour, 186, pp. 121 - 136,

Iglesias-Carrasco M; Cabido C; Ord TJ, 2022, 'Natural toxins leached from Eucalyptus globulus plantations affect the development and life-history of anuran tadpoles', Freshwater Biology, 67, pp. 378 - 388,

Summers TC; Ord TJ, 2022, 'The stabilising impact of natural selection on the allometry of sexual ornaments: Fish that escape locomotor constraints exhibit extravagant ornamentation', Functional Ecology, 36, pp. 500 - 511,

Ord TJ, 2021, 'Costs of territoriality: a review of hypotheses, meta-analysis, and field study', Oecologia, 197, pp. 615 - 631,

Ord TJ; Klomp DA; Summers TC; Diesmos A; Ahmad N; Das I, 2021, 'Deep-time convergent evolution in animal communication presented by shared adaptations for coping with noise in lizards and other animals', Ecology Letters, 24, pp. 1750 - 1761,

Ord TJ; Blazek K; White TE; Das I, 2021, 'Conspicuous animal signals avoid the cost of predation by being intermittent or novel: Confirmation in the wild using hundreds of robotic prey', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288, pp. 20210706,

Ord TJ; Hundt PJ, 2020, 'Crossing extreme habitat boundaries: Jack-of-all-trades facilitates invasion but is eroded by adaptation to a master-of-one', Functional Ecology, 34, pp. 1404 - 1415,

Ord TJ; Garcia-Porta J; Querejeta M; Collar DC, 2020, 'Gliding dragons and flying squirrels: Diversifying versus stabilizing selection on morphology following the evolution of an innovation', American Naturalist, 195, pp. E51 - E66,

Cortesi F; Cheney KL; Cooke GM; Ord TJ, 2018, 'Opsin gene evolution in amphibious and terrestrial combtooth blennies (Blenniidae)', , pp. 503516,

Medina I; Cooke GM; Ord TJ, 2018, 'Walk, swim or fly? Locomotor mode predicts genetic differentiation in vertebrates', Ecology Letters, 21, pp. 638 - 645,

Ord TJ; Stamps JA, 2017, 'Why does the rate of signal production in ectotherms vary with temperature?', Behavioral Ecology, 28, pp. 1272 - 1282,

Ord TJ; Emblen J; Hagman M; Shofner R; Unruh S, 2017, 'Manipulation of habitat isolation and area implicates deterministic factors and limited neutrality in community assembly', Ecology and Evolution, 7, pp. 5845 - 5860,

Klomp DA; Stuart-Fox D; Cassidy EJ; Ahmad N; Ord TJ, 2017, 'Color pattern facilitates species recognition but not signal detection: A field test using robots', Behavioral Ecology, 28, pp. 597 - 606,

Klomp DA; Stuart-Fox D; Das I; Ord TJ, 2017, 'Gliding lizards use the position of the sun to enhance social display', Biology Letters, 13,

Klomp DA; Stuart-Fox D; Das I; Ord TJ, 2017, 'Gliding lizards use the position of the sun to enhance social display', Biology Letters, 13,

Ord TJ; Summers TC; Noble MM; Fulton CJ, 2017, 'Ecological release from aquatic predation is associated with the emergence of marine blenny fishes onto land', American Naturalist, 189, pp. 570 - 579,

Tucker MA; Ord TJ; Rogers TL, 2016, 'Revisiting the cost of carnivory in mammals', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29, pp. 2181 - 2190,

Hagman M; Ord TJ, 2016, 'Many paths to a common destination: Morphological differentiation of a functionally convergent visual signal', American Naturalist, 188, pp. 306 - 318,

Klomp DA; Ord TJ; Das I; Diesmos A; Ahmad N; Stuart-Fox D, 2016, 'Ornament size and colour as alternative strategies for effective communication in gliding lizards', Journal of evolutionary biology, 29, pp. 1689 - 1700,

Ord TJ; Cooke GM, 2016, 'Repeated evolution of amphibious behavior in fish and its implications for the colonization of novel environments', Evolution; international journal of organic evolution, 70, pp. 1747 - 1759,

Platt ERM; Fowler AM; Ord TJ, 2016, 'Land colonisation by fish is associated with predictable changes in life history', Oecologia, 181, pp. 769 - 781,

Cooke GM; Schlub TE; Sherwin WB; Ord TJ, 2016, 'Understanding the spatial scale of genetic connectivity at sea: Unique insights from a land fish and a meta-analysis', PLoS ONE, 11, pp. e0150991,

Ord TJ; Charles GK; Palmer M; Stamps JA, 2016, 'Plasticity in social communication and its implications for the colonization of novel habitats', Behavioral Ecology, 27, pp. 341 - 351,

Clark DL; Macedonia JM; Rowe JW; Stuart MA; Kemp DJ; Ord TJ, 2015, 'Evolution of displays in Galápagos lava lizards: Comparative analyses of signallers and robot playbacks to receivers', Animal Behaviour, 109, pp. 33 - 44,

Ord TJ; Klomp DA; Garcia-Porta J; Hagman M, 2015, 'Repeated evolution of exaggerated dewlaps and other throat morphology in lizards', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28, pp. 1948 - 1964,

Platt ERM; Ord TJ, 2015, 'Population variation in the life history of a land fish, alticus arnoldorum, and the effects of predation and density', PLoS ONE, 10, pp. e0137244,

Ord TJ; Summers TC, 2015, 'Repeated evolution and the impact of evolutionary history on adaptation Evolutionary Ecology and Behaviour', BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15, pp. 137,

Klomp DA; Stuart-Fox D; Das I; Ord TJ, 2014, 'Marked colour divergence in the gliding membranes of a tropical lizard mirrors population differences in the colour of falling leaves', Biology Letters, 10,

Morgans CL; Cooke GM; Ord TJ, 2014, 'How populations differentiate despite gene flow: Sexual and natural selection drive phenotypic divergence within a land fish, the Pacific leaping blenny', BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14, pp. 97,

Tucker MA; Ord TJ; Rogers TL, 2014, 'Evolutionary predictors of mammalian home range size: Body mass, diet and the environment', Global Ecology and Biogeography, 23, pp. 1105 - 1114,

Ord TJ; Klomp DA, 2014, 'Habitat partitioning and morphological differentiation: The Southeast Asian Draco lizards and Caribbean Anolis lizards compared', Oecologia, 175, pp. 651 - 666,

Garcia-Porta J; Ord TJ, 2013, 'Key innovations and island colonization as engines of evolutionary diversification: A comparative test with the Australasian diplodactyloid geckos', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 26, pp. 2662 - 2680,

Morgans CL; Ord TJ, 2013, 'Natural selection in novel environments: Predation selects for background matching in the body colour of a land fish', Animal Behaviour, 86, pp. 1241 - 1249,

Ord TJ; Collar DC; Sanger TJ, 2013, 'The biomechanical basis of evolutionary change in a territorial display', Functional Ecology, 27, pp. 1186 - 1200,

Charles GK; Ord T, 2012, 'Factors leading to the evolution and maintenance of a male ornament in territorial species', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66, pp. 231 - 239,

Ord T, 2012, 'Historical contingency and behavioural divergence in territorial Anolis lizards', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25, pp. 2047 - 2055,

Ord T; Garcia-porta J, 2012, 'Is sociality required for the evolution of communicative complexity? Evidence weighed against alternative hypotheses in diverse taxonomic groups', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 316, pp. 1811 - 1828,

Ord T, 2012, 'Receiver perception predicts species divergence in long-range communication', Animal Behaviour, 83, pp. 3 - 10,

Ord T; Mowles SL, 2012, 'Repetitive signals and mate choice: insights from contest theory', Animal Behaviour, 84, pp. 295 - 304,

Freeberg T; Dunbar RIM; Ord T, 2012, 'Social complexity as a proximate and ultimate factor in communicative complexity', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 367, pp. 1785 - 1801,

Freeberg T; Ord T; Dunbar RIM, 2012, 'The social network and communicative complexity: preface to theme issue', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 316, pp. 1782 - 1784,

Ord T; Tonia hsieh S, 2011, 'A highly social, land-dwelling fish defends territories in a constantly fluctuating environment', Ethology, 117, pp. 918 - 927,

Ord T; King L; Young AM, 2011, 'Contrasting theory with the empirical data of species recognition', Evolution, 65, pp. 2572 - 2591,

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