Publications

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In Press

Johnson, M.A., E.G. Cook, and B.K. Kircher. In press. Phylogeny and ontogeny of lizard display behavior. In: Behavior of Lizards: Evolutionary and Mechanistic Perspectives. V. Bels and A. Russell, eds. CRC Press.

2018

Casagrande S., L.Z. Garamszegi, W. Goymann, J.W. Donald, C.D. Francis, M.J. Fuxjager, J.F. Husak, M.A. Johnson, B.K. Kircher, R. Knapp, L.B. Martin, E.T. Miller, L.A. Schoenle, M.N. Vitousek, T.D. Williams, J. Wingfield, M. Hau. 2018. Do seasonal glucocorticoid changes depend on reproductive investment? A comparative approach in birds. Integrative and Comparative Biology 58: 739-750. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icy022. PDF

Francis, C.D., J.W. Donald, C.J. Downs, M.J. Fuxjager, W. Goymann, M. Hau, J.F. Husak, M.A. Johnson, B.K. Kircher, R. Knapp, L.B. Martin, E.T. Miller, L.A. Schoenle, M.N. Vitousek, and T.D. Williams. 2018. Metabolic scaling of stress hormones in vertebrates. Integrative and Comparative Biology 58: 729-738. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icy063. PDF

Garamszegi L.Z., J.W. Donald, C.D. Francis, M.J. Fuxjager, W. Goymann, M. Hau, J.F. Husak, M.A. Johnson, B.K. Kircher, R. Knapp, L.B. Martin, E.T. Miller, L.A. Schoenle, M.N. Vitousek, and T.D. Williams. 2018. Species-specific means and within-species variance in glucocorticoid hormones and speciation rates in birds. Integrative and Comparative Biology 58: 763-776. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icy086. PDF

Johnson, M.A., C.D. Francis, E.T. Miller, C.J. Downs, and M.N. Vitousek. 2018. Detecting bias in large-scale comparative analysis: Methods for expanding the scope of hypothesis-testing with HormoneBase. Integrative and Comparative Biology 58: 720-728. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icy045. PDF

Johnson, M.A., B.K. Kircher, and D.J. Castro. 2018. The evolution of androgen receptor expression and behavior in Anolis lizard forelimb muscles. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 204: 71-79. Special issue: Hormonal Control of Behavior. DOI: 10.1007/s00359-017-1228-y. PDF

Karhl, A.F., B.M. Ivanov, K.C. Wollenberg Valero, and M.A. Johnson. 2018. Ecomorphological variation in three species of cybotoid anoles. Herpetologica 74:29-37. DOI: 10.1655/Herpetologica-D-17-00040. PDF

Martin, L.B., M.N. Vitousek, J.W. Donald, T. Flock, M.J. Fuxjager, W. Goymann, M. Hau, J.F. Husak, M.A. Johnson, B.K. Kircher, R. Knapp, E.T. Miller, L.A. Schoenle, T.D. Williams, and C.D. Francis. 2018. IUCN conservation status does not predict glucocorticoid concentrations in reptiles and birds. Integrative and Comparative Biology 58: 800-813. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icy102. PDF

Miles, M.C., M.N. Vitousek, J.F. Husak, M.A. Johnson, L.B. Martin, C.C. Taff, C. Zimmer, M.B. Lovern, and M.J. Fuxjager. 2018. Standing variation and the capacity for change: are endocrine phenotypes more variable than other traits? Integrative and Comparative Biology 58: 751-762. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icy062. PDF

Vitousek, M.N., M.A. Johnson, and J.F. Husak. 2018. Illuminating endocrine evolution: The power and potential of large-scale comparative analyses. Integrative and Comparative Biology 58: 712-719. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icy098. PDF

Vitousek, M.N. (1), M.A. Johnson (1), J.W. Donald, C.D. Francis, M.J. Fuxjager, W. Goymann, M. Hau, J.F. Husak, B.K. Kircher, R. Knapp, L.B. Martin, E.T. Miller, L.A. Schoenle, J. Uehling, and T.D. Williams. 2018. HormoneBase, a population-level database of steroid hormone levels across vertebrates. Scientific Data 5:180097. (1) Indicates shared first authorship. DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2018.97. PDF

2017

Kircher, B.K. and M.A. Johnson. 2017. Why do curly tail lizards (genus Leiocephalus) curl their tails? An assessment of displays toward conspecifics and predators. Ethology 123: 342-347. DOI: 10.1111/eth.12603. PDF

Muralidhar, P. and M.A. Johnson.  2017. Sexual selection and sex ratios in Anolis lizards. Journal of Zoology 302: 178-183. DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12446. PDF

Stehle, C.M., A.C. Battles, M.N. Sparks, and M.A. Johnson. 2017. Prey availability affects territory size, but not territorial display behavior, in green anole lizards. Acta Oecologica 84: 41-47. DOI: 10.1016/j.actao.2017.08.008. PDF

2016

Bush, J.M., M.M. Quinn, E.C. Balreira, and M.A. Johnson. 2016. How do lizards determine dominance? Applying ranking algorithms to animal social behavior. Animal Behaviour 118: 65-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.04.026. PDF

2015

Lailvaux, S.P., J. Leifer, B.K. Kircher, and M.A. Johnson. 2015. The incredible shrinking dewlap: skin elasticity and secondary sexual signal size in the green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis). Ecology and Evolution 5: 4400-4409. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1690. PDF. Cover photo by M.A. Johnson.

Robinson, C.D., M.S. Patton, B.M. Andre, M.A. Johnson. 2015. Convergent evolution of brain morphology and communication modalities in lizards. Current Zoology 61: 281-291. DOI: 10.1093/czoolo/61.2.281. PDF. Cover photo by M.A. Johnson.

Simpson, R.K., M.A. Johnson, and T.G. Murphy. 2015. Migration and the evolution of sexual dichromatism: evolutionary loss of female coloration with migration among wood-warblers. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: B 282: 20150375. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0375. PDF. Media coverage: Science, Nature, IFLS, phys.org, richarddawkins.net, helpinus.net

2014

Johnson, M.A., M.V. Lopez, T.K. Whittle, A.K. Dill, B.K. Kircher, D. Varghese, J. Wade. 2014. The evolution of copulation frequency and the mechanisms of reproduction in male Anolis lizards. Current Zoology 60:768-777. DOI: 10.1093/czoolo/60.6.768. PDF

Kircher, B.K., C.D. Robinson, and M.A. Johnson. 2014. Herbivory in the northern curly-tailed lizard (Leiocephalus carinatus). Caribbean Herpetology 50:1-2. DOI: 10.31611/ch.50. PDF

Robinson, C.D., B.K. Kircher, and M.A. Johnson. 2014. Communal nesting in the Cuban twig anole (Anolis angusticeps) from South Bimini, Bahamas. Reptiles & Amphibians: Conservation and Natural History 21:71-72. PDF

2013

Battles, A.C., T.K. Whittle, C.M. Stehle, and M.A. Johnson. 2013. Effects of human land use on prey availability and body condition in the green anole lizard, Anolis carolinensis. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 8: 16-26. PDF

Cook, E.G., T.G. Murphy, and M.A. Johnson. 2013. Colorful displays signal male quality in a tropical anole lizard. Naturwissenschaften 100: 993-996. DOI: 10.1007/s00114-013-1095-5. PDF

Dill, A.K., T.J. Sanger, A.C. Battles and M.A. Johnson. 2013. Sexually dimorphisms in habitat-specific morphology and behavior in the green anole lizard. Journal of Zoology 290: 135-142. DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12020. PDF

2012

Hilliard, T.J., G.T. Salmon, and Johnson, M.A. 2012. Anolis carolinensis (Green anole). Attempted saurophagy. Herpetological Review 43: 640-641. PDF

2011

Johnson, M.A., R.E. Cohen, J.R. Vandecar, and J. Wade. 2011. Relationships between reproductive morphology, behavior, and  testosterone in a natural population of the green anole lizard. Physiology & Behavior 104: 437-445. DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2011.05.004. PDF. Cover photo by M.A. Johnson.

Johnson, M.A. and J. Wade. 2011. Neuroendocrinology of reptilian reproductive behavior. In: Hormones and Reproduction in Vertebrates, Volume 3, Reptiles. Elsevier. Pp. 39-61. Ebook ISBN: 9780080958071. Cover photo by M.A. Johnson.

2010

Johnson, M.A., J.L. Caton, R.E. Cohen, J.R. Vandecar, and J. Wade. 2010. The burden of motherhood: the effect of reproductive load on female lizard locomotor, foraging, and social behavior. Ethology 116: 1217-1225. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2010.01840.x. PDF. Article highlighted in Current Research, Herpetological Review, June 2010.

Johnson, M.A. and J. Wade. 2010.  Courtship neuromuscular systems across nine Anolis lizard species: sexual dimorphisms in structure and function. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B 277:1711-1719. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2009.2323. PDF. Cover photo by M.A. Johnson

Johnson, M. A., L. J. Revell, and J. B. Losos. 2010. Behavioral convergence and adaptive radiation: effects of habitat use on territorial behavior in Anolis lizards. Evolution 64:1151-1159. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00881.x. PDF. Article highlighted in Current Research, Herpetological Review, March 2010.

2008

Johnson, M. A., M. Leal, L. R. Schettino, A. C. Lara, L. J. Revell, and J. B. Losos.  2008. A phylogenetic perspective on foraging mode evolution in West Indian Anolis lizards. Animal Behavior 75:555-563. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2007.06.012. PDF

Sanger, T. J., P. M. Hime, M. A. Johnson, J. Diani, and J. B. Losos. 2008. Laboratory protocols for husbandry and embryo collection of Anolis lizards. Herpetological Review 39:58-63. PDF

2007

Glor, R. E., M. A. Johnson, and A. Larson. 2007. Polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Puerto Rican crested anole (Anolis cristatellus) and their amplification in related Puerto Rican species. Conservation Genetics 8:1491-1493. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-007-9305-3. PDF

Revell, L. J., M. A. Johnson, J. A. Schulte, II, J. J. Kolbe, and J. B. Losos. 2007. A phylogenetic test for adaptive convergence in rock-dwelling lizards. Evolution 61:2898-2912. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2007.00225.x. PDF

Singhal, S., M. A. Johnson, and J. T. Ladner. 2007. The behavioral ecology of sleep: natural sleeping site choice in three Anolis lizard species. Behaviour 144: 1033-1052. DOI: 10.1163/156853907781871860. PDF

2006

Johnson, M. A., R. Kirby, S. Wang, and J. B. Losos. 2006. What drives habitat use by Anolis lizards: habitat availability or selectivity? Canadian Journal of Zoology 84: 877-886. DOI: 10.1139/Z06-068. PDF

2005

Johnson, M. A. 2005. A new method of temporarily marking lizards. Herpetological Review 36:277-279. PDF

2003

Browne, R. A., D. J. Anderson, M. D. White, and M. A. Johnson. 2003. Evidence for low genetic divergence among Galápagos' Opuntia cactus species. Noticias de Galápagos 62:11-15. PDF