Journal Articles: Present - 2014

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A.Kamath and J. B. Losos. Forthcoming. “The Erratic and Contingent Progression of Research on Territoriality: a Case Study.” Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 71, 89, Pp. 1-13. PDF
J.J. Kolbe, J.E. Wegener, Y.E. Stuart, U. Milstead, K.E. Boronow, A.S. Harrison, and J. B. Losos. 4/4/2017. “An Incipient Invasion of Brown Anole Lizards (Anolis sagrei) into Their Own Native Range in the Cayman Islands: a Case of Cryptic Back-Introduction.” Biological Invasions, 19. PDF
D.N. Losos, J.B.R. Weaver, T.W. Fies, A. Herrel, A-C Fabre, and J. B. Losos. 5/26/2017. “The Curious Case of the Left-Sided Dewlap: Directional Asymmetry in the Curaçao Anole, Anolis Lineatus.” Breviora, 553, 0006-9698, Pp. 1-7. PDF
K d. Queiroz and JB Losos. 2017. “Anolis Pulchellus (Puerto Rican Grass-bush Anole) and Sphaerodactylus Macrolepis (Big-scaled Dwarf Gecko). Predator-Prey Interaction.” Herpetological Review, 48, 1, Pp. 184. PDF
A.Kamath and J. B. Losos. 3/7/2017. “Does Ecological Specialization Transcend Scale? Habitat Partitioning Among Individuals and Species of Anolis Lizards.” Evolution, 71, 3, Pp. 541-549. PDF
T. Ingram, A. Harrison, D.L. Mahler, M. R. d. Castañeda, R.E. Glor, A. Herrel, Y.E. Stuart, and J. B. Losos. 11/17/2016. “Comparative Tests of the Role of Dewlap Size in Anolis Lizard Speciation.” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 283. PDF
S. C. Campbell-Staton, S. V. Edwards, and J. B. Losos. 10/2016. “Climate-mediated Adaptation after mainland colonization of an ancestrally subtropical islan lizard, Anolis carolinensis.” Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29, 10, Pp. 2168-2180. PDF
James T. Stroud and Jonathan B. Losos. 9/30/2016. “Ecological Opportunity and Adaptive Radiation.” Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 47, Pp. 507-32. Publisher's Version PDF
J.J. Kolbe, P. Van Middlesworth, A.C. Battles, J.T. Stroud, B. Buffum, R.T.T. Forman, and J. B. Losos. 2016. “Determinants of spread in an urban landscape by an introduced lizard..” Landscape Ecology. PDF
A.L. Jaffe, S. C. Campbell-Staton, and J. B. Losos. 2016. “Geographical variation in morphology and its environmental correlates in a widespread North American lizard, Anolis carolinensis (Squamata: Dactyloidae)..” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 117, Pp. 760-774. PDF Supplementary Material
A. Wittorski, J. B. Losos, and A. Herrel. 2016. “Proximate determinants of bite force in Anolis lizards..” Journal of Anatomy, 228, Pp. 85-95. PDF Supplementary Material
M. M. Munoz, K. E. Crandell, S. C. Campbell-Staton, K. Fenstermacher, H. K. Frank, P. V. Middlesworth, M. Sasa, J. B. Losos, and A. Herrel. 2/26/2015. “Multiple Paths to Aquatic Specialisation in Four Species of Central American Anolis Lizards.” Journal of Natural History, 49, 27-28, Pp. 1717-1730. PDF
S. Scarpetta, L. Gray, A. Nieto-Montes de Oca, M.d.R. Castañeda, A. Herrel, J. B. Losos, R. Luna-Reyes, N. Jiménez Lang, and S. Poe. 2015. “Morphology and ecology of the Mexican cave anole Anolis Alvarezdeltoroi..” Mesoamerican Herpetology, 2, Pp. 260-268. PDF
E. Sherratt, M.d.R. Castañeda, R. J. Garwood, D.L. Mahler, T. J. Sanger, A. Herrel, K. de Queiroz, and J. B. Losos. 2015. “Amber fossils demonstrate deep-time stability of Caribbean lizard communities.” PNAS, Early Edition. Supplementary video PDF
A.S. Harrison, L. J. Revell, and J. B. Losos. 2015. “Correlated evolution of microhabitat, morphology, and behavior in West Indian Anolis lizards: a test of the habitat matrix model..” Behaviour, 152, Pp. 1187-1207. PDF
Julia Klaczko, Travis Ingram, and J. B. Losos. 2015. “Genitals evolve faster then other traits in Anolis lizards..” Journal of Zoology, 295, Pp. 44-48. PDF Supplementary material
J.E. Wegener, G.E.A. Gartner, and J. B. Losos. 2014. “Lizard scales in an adaptive radiation: variation in scale number follows climatic and structural habitat diversity in Anolis Lizards..” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 113, Pp. 570-579. PDF
M.d.R. Castañeda, E. Sherratt, and J. B. Losos. 2014. “The Mexican amber anole, Anolis electrum, within a phylogenetic context: implications for the origins of Caribbean anoles..” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 172, Pp. 133-144. PDF
M. R. Helmus, D.L. Mahler, and J. B. Losos. 2014. “Island biogeography of the Anthropocene.” Nature, 513, Pp. 543-6.Abstract

For centuries, biogeographers have examined the factors that produce patterns of biodiversity across regions. The study of islands has proved particularly fruitful and has led to the theory that geographic area and isolation influence species colonization, extinction and speciation such that larger islands have more species and isolated islands have fewer species (that is, positive species-area and negative species-isolation relationships). However, experimental tests of this theory have been limited, owing to the difficulty in experimental manipulation of islands at the scales at which speciation and long-distance colonization are relevant. Here we have used the human-aided transport of exotic anole lizards among Caribbean islands as such a test at an appropriate scale. In accord with theory, as anole colonizations have increased, islands impoverished in native species have gained the most exotic species, the past influence of speciation on island biogeography has been obscured, and the species-area relationship has strengthened while the species-isolation relationship has weakened. Moreover, anole biogeography increasingly reflects anthropogenic rather than geographic processes. Unlike the island biogeography of the past that was determined by geographic area and isolation, in the Anthropocene--an epoch proposed for the present time interval--island biogeography is dominated by the economic isolation of human populations.

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Y.E. Stuart, T. S. Campbell, P. A. Hohenlohe, R. G. Reynolds, L. J. Revell, and J. B. Losos. 2014. “Rapid evolution of a native species following invasion by a congener.” ScienceScienceScience, 346, Pp. 463-6.Abstract

In recent years, biologists have increasingly recognized that evolutionary change can occur rapidly when natural selection is strong; thus, real-time studies of evolution can be used to test classic evolutionary hypotheses directly. One such hypothesis is that negative interactions between closely related species can drive phenotypic divergence. Such divergence is thought to be ubiquitous, though well-documented cases are surprisingly rare. On small islands in Florida, we found that the lizard Anolis carolinensis moved to higher perches following invasion by Anolis sagrei and, in response, adaptively evolved larger toepads after only 20 generations. These results illustrate that interspecific interactions between closely related species can drive evolutionary change on observable time scales.

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