Publications

Swierk, L, JFF Boyer, J Chang, M Petelo, S Drobniak. In revision. Costs of conspicuousness: dewlap color influences attack rate on Anolis models in an experimental test. Evolutionary Ecology.

Tennessen, JB, SE Parks, L Swierk, LK Reinert, WM Holden, LA Rollins-Smith, T Langkilde. In revision. Frogs adapt to physiologically costly traffic noise. Science.

Lambert, MR, BE Carlson, MS Smylie, L Swierk. Accepted. Ontogeny of sexual dichromatism in the explosively breeding wood frog. Herpetological Conservation and Biology.

Boyer, J and L Swierk. 2017. Rapid body color brightening is associated with exposure to a stressor in an Anolis lizard. Canadian Journal of Zoology 95: 213-219.
**Editor’s Choice article*
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Petelo, M and L Swierk. 2017Trait allometries generate super-honesty in Anolis dewlaps and may underlie sexual dimorphism. Integrative Zoology 12: 97-111, DOI: 10.1111/1749-4877.12238
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Stephenson, BP, N Ihász, DC Byrd, J Swierk, L Swierk. 2016. Temperature-dependent colour change is a function of sex and directionality of temperature shift in the eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, DOI: 10.1111/bij.12870
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Swierk, L, JB Tennessen, and T Langkilde. 2015. Sperm depletion may not limit male reproduction in a capital breeder. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116: 684-690.
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Swierk, L and SR Madigosky. 2014. Environmental perceptions and resource use in rural communities of the Peruvian Amazon (Iquitos and vicinity, Maynas Province). Tropical Conservation Science 7: 382-402.
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Swierk, L, SP Graham and T Langkilde. 2014. The stress of scramble: sex differences in behavior and physiological stress response in a time-constrained mating system. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68: 1761 – 1768.
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Swierk, L and T Langkilde. 2013. Bearded ladies: Females suffer fitness consequences when bearing male traits. Biology Letters 9: 20130644.
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Swierk, L and T Langkilde. 2013. Sizing-up the competition: Factors modulating male display behavior during mate competition. Ethology 119: 948 – 959.
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Swierk, L, A Myers and T Langkilde. 2013. Male mate preference is influenced by both female behaviour and morphology. Animal Behaviour 85: 1451 – 1457.
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Brossman, K, B Carlson, L Swierk and T Langkilde. 2013. Aquatic tail size carries over to the terrestrial phase without impairing locomotion in adult eastern red-spotted newts (Notophthalmus v. viridescens). Canadian Journal of Zoology 91: 7 – 12.
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Swierk, L, M Ridgway and T Langkilde. 2012. Female lizards discriminate between potential reproductive partners using multiple male traits when territory cues are absent. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66: 1033 -1043.
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Swierk, L and T Langkilde. 2009. Micronutrient input into a mangrove ecosystem in Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico, by the exotic green iguana Iguana iguana. Current Zoology 55(6): 50-53.
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Peer-reviewed natural history contributions

Swierk, L. Rana sylvatica (Wood Frog): Clutch size measurement. Herpetological Review 46: 544.   

Swierk, L. 2012. Rana sylvatica (Wood Frog): Larval duration. Herpetological Bulletin 119: 39.

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