Ord Lab    
Behaviour and Evolution
UNSW | Sydney, Australia


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2020 Ord TJ & Hundt PJ. Crossing extreme habitat boundaries: Jack-of-all-trades faciliates invasion but is eroded by adaptation to a master-of-one. Functional Ecology XX: 0000-0000. [pdf not yet available]  
2020 Ord TJ, Garcia-Porta J, Querejeta M & Collar DC. Gliding dragons and flying squirrels: diversifying versus stabilizing selection on morphology following the evolution of an innovation. American Naturalist 195: E51-E66. Dryad data repository
2018 Medina I, Cooke GM & Ord TJ. Walk, swim, or fly? Locomotor mode predicts genetic differentiation in vertebrates. Ecology Letters 21: 638-645.  
2017 Ord TJ & Stamps JA. Why does the rate of signal production in ectotherms vary with temperature? Behavioral Ecology 28: 1272-1282. Dryad data repository
2017 Ord TJ, Emblen J, Hagman M, Shofner R & Unruh S. Manipulation of habitat isolation and area implicates deterministic factors and limited neutrality in community assembly. Ecology and Evolution 7: 5845-5860. Dryad data repository
2017 Ord TJ, Summers TC, Noble MM & Fulton CJ. Ecological release from aquatic predation is associated with the emergence of marine blenny fishes onto land. American Naturalist 189: 570-579. Dryad data repository
2017 Klomp DA, Stuart-Fox D, Das I & Ord TJ. Gliding lizards use the position of the sun to enhance social display. Biology Letters 13: 20160979. Dryad data repository
2017 Klomp DA, Stuart-Fox D, Cassidy EJ, Ahmad N & Ord TJ . Color pattern facilitates species recognition but not signal detection: a field test using robots. Behavioral Ecology 28: 597-606. Dryad data repository
2016 Tucker MA, Ord TJ & Rogers TL. Revisiting the cost of carnivory in mammals. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29: 2181-2190. Dryad data repository
2016 Ord TJ & Cooke GM. Repeated evolution of amphibious behavior in fish and its implications for the colonisation of novel environments. Evolution 70: 1747-1759. Dryad data repository
2016 Hagman M & Ord TJ. Many paths to a common destination: morphological differentiation of a functionally convergent visual signal. American Naturalist 188: 306-318. Dryad data repository
2016 Klomp DA, Ord TJ, Das I, Diesmos A, Ahmad N & Stuart-Fox D. Ornament size and colour as alternative strategies for effective communication in gliding lizards. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29: 1689-1700. Dryad data repository
2016 Cooke GM, Schlub TE, Sherwin WB & Ord TJ. Understanding the spatial scale of genetic connectivity at sea: unique insights from a land fish and a meta-analysis. PLoS One 11: e0150991. Dryad data repository
2016 Platt ERM, Fowler AM & Ord TJ. Land colonisation by fish is associated with predictable changes in life history. Oecologia 181: 769-781. Dryad data repository
2016 Ord TJ, Charles GK, Palmer M & Stamps JA. Plasticity in social communication and its implications for the colonization of novel habitats. Behavioral Ecology 27: 341-351. Dryad data repository
2015 Platt ERM & Ord TJ. Population variation in the life history of a land fish, Alticus arnoldorum, and the effects of predation and density. PLoS One 10: e0137244. Dryad data repository
2015 Ord TJ, Klomp DA, Garcia-Porta J & Hagman M. Repeated evolution of exaggerated dewlaps and other throat morphology in lizards. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28: 1948-1964. Dryad data repository
2015 Clark DL, Macedonia JM, Rowe JW, Stuart MA, Kemp DJ & Ord TJ. Evolution of displays in Galapagos lava lizards: comparative analyses of signallers and robot playbacks to receivers. Animal Behaviour 109: 33-44.  
2015 Ord TJ & Summers TC. Repeated evolution and the impact of evolutionary history on adaptation. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 137.  
2014 Klomp DA, Stuart-Fox D, Das I, & Ord TJ. Marked colour divergence in the gliding membranes of a tropical lizard mirrors population differences in the colour of fall leaves. Biology Letters 10: 20140776.  
2014 Ord TJ & Klomp DA. Habitat partitioning and morphological differentiation: the Southeast Asian Draco and Caribbean Anolis lizards compared. Oecologia 175: 651-666. Dryad data repository
2014 Morgans CL, Cooke GM & Ord TJ. 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: 97. Dryad data repository
2014 Tucker MA, Ord TJ & Rogers TL. Evolutionary predictors of mammalian home range size: body size, diet and the environment. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23: 1105-1114.  
2013 Morgans CL & Ord TJ. Natural selection in novel environments: predation selects for background matching in the body colour of a land fish. Animal Behaviour 86: 1241-1249. Dryad data repository
2013 Garcia-Porta J & Ord TJ. Key innovations and island colonization as engines of evolutionary diversification: a comparative test with the Australasian diplodactyloid gekkotans. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26: 2662-2680. Dryad data repository
2013 Ord TJ, Collar DC & Sanger TJ. The biomechanical basis of evolutionary change in a territorial display. Functional Ecology 27: 1186-1200. Dryad data repository
2013 Ord TJ, Stamps JA & Losos JB. Convergent evolution in the territorial communication of a classic adaptive radiation: Caribbean Anolis lizards. Animal Behaviour. 85: 1415-1426. Dryad data repository
2012 Ord TJ. Historical contingency and behavioural divergence in territorial Anolis lizards. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 25: 2047-2055. Dryad data repository
2012 Mowles SL & Ord TJ. Repetitive signals and mate choice: insights from contest theory. Animal Behaviour. 84: 295-304.  
2012 Freeberg TM, Ord TJ & Dunber RIM. The social network and communicative complexity: preface to theme issue. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 316: 1782-1784.  
2012 Ord TJ & Garcia-Porta J. 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. 316: 1811-1828. Dryad data repository
2012 Freeberg TM, Dunber RIM & Ord TJ. Social complexity as a proximate and ultimate factor in communication complexity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 316: 1785-1801.  
2012 Ord TJ. Receiver perception predicts species divergence in long-range communication. Animal Behaviour. 83: 3-10 Dryad data repository
2012 Charles GK & Ord TJ. Factors leading to the evolution and maintenance of a male ornament in territorial species. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology. 66: 231-239. Dryad data repository
2011 Ord TJ & Hsieh ST. A highly social, land-dwelling fish defends territories in a constantly fluctuating environment. Ethology. 117: 918-927. Dryad data repository
2011 Ord TJ, King L & Young AR. Contrasting theory with the empirical data of species recognition. Evolution. 65: 2572-2591. Dryad data repository
2011 Ord TJ, Charles GK & Hofer RK. The evolution of alternative adaptive strategies for effective communication in noisy environments. American Naturalist 177: 54-64. Dryad data repository
2010 Clucas B, Ord TJ & Owings DH. Fossils and phylogeny uncover the evolutionary history of a unique antipredator behaviour. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 2197-2211. appendix
2010 Ord TJ, Stamps JA & Losos JB. Adaptation and plasticity of animal communication in fluctuating environments. Evolution 64: 3134-3148. Dryad data repository
2009 Ord TJ & Stamps JA. Species identity cues in animal communication. American Naturalist 174:585-593
2008 Ord TJ & Stamps JA. Alert signals enhance animal communication in 'noisy' environments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105: 18830-18835.

2008 Ord TJ. Dawn and dusk 'chorus' in visually communicating Jamaican anole lizards. American Naturalist 172: 585-592.  
2007 Ord TJ, Peters RA, Clucas B & Stamps JA. Lizards speed up visual displays in noisy motion habitats. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 274: 1057-1062.  
2006 Ord TJ & Martins EP. Tracing the origins of signal diversity in anole lizards: phylogenetic approaches to inferring the evolution of complex behaviour. Animal Behaviour 71: 1411-1429.  
2006 Ord TJ & Stuart-Fox DM. Ornament evolution in dragon lizards: multiple gains and widespread losses reveal a complex history of evolutionary change. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19: 797-808.

2006 Martins EP, Ord TJ, Slaven J, Wright JA & Housworth EA. Individual, sex, seasonal and temporal variation in the amount of sagebrush lizard chemical deposits. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32: 881-893.  
2005 Martins EP, Ord TJ & Davenport SW. Combining motions into complex displays: playbacks with a robotic lizard. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 58: 351-360.  
2005 Ord TJ, Martins EP, Thakur S, Mane KK & Borner K. Trends in animal behaviour research (1968-2002): ethoinformatics and the mining of library databases. Animal Behaviour 69: 1399-1413.  
2004 Stuart-Fox DM & Ord TJ. Sexual selection, natural selection and the evolution of dimorphic coloration and ornamentation in agamid lizards. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 271: 2249-2255.

2003 Ord TJ & Evans CS. Display rate and opponent assessment in the Jacky dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus): an experimental analysis. Behaviour 140: 1495-1508.  
2003 Peters RA & Ord TJ. Display response of the Jacky dragon, Amphibolurus muricatus (Lacertilia: Agamidae), to intruders: a semi-Markovian process. Austral Ecology 28: 499-506.  
2002 Ord TJ, Blumstein DT & Evans CS. Ecology and signal evolution in lizards. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 77: 127-148.  
2002 Ord TJ & Evans CS. Interactive video playback and opponent assessment in lizards. Behavioural Processes 59: 55-65.  
2002 Ord TJ, Peters RA, Evans CS & Taylor AJ. Digital video playback and visual communication in lizards. Animal Behaviour 63: 879-890.  
2002 Ord TJ & Blumstein DT. Size constraints and the evolution of display complexity: why do large lizards have simple displays? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 76: 145-161.  
2001 Ord TJ, Blumstein DT & Evans CS. Intrasexual selection predicts the evolution of signal complexity in lizards. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 268: 737-744.

2001 Ord TJ & Dangerfield JM. Implications of paradoxomatid millipede density and dispersion for faecal pellet production in Eucalyptus woodland of eastern Australia. General and Applied Entomology 30: 1-10.  
1999 Ord TJ, Evans CS & Cooper DW. The nocturnal behaviour of the Parma wallaby, Macropus parma (Marsupialia: Macropodoidea). Australian Journal of Zoology 47: 155-167.  


Book Chapters

2014 Ord TJ. Evolutionary history of behavior. In: Animal Behavior: How and Why Animals Do the Things They Do. Vol 2: Function and Evolution of Behavior (ed Yasukawa K). Praeger.  
2010 Ord TJ. Phylogeny. In: The Encyclopedia of Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare (ed Mills D), pp 510-518. CAB International: Wallingford, UK. [pdf not available]  
2010 Ord TJ. Phylogeny and the evolution of communication. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior (eds Breed M & Moore J), pp 652-660. Academic Press: Oxford.
2010 Ord TJ & Martins EP. The evolution of behavior: phylogeny and the origin of present-day diversity. In: Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology (eds Westneat DF & Fox CW), pp 108-128. Oxford University Press: New York NY.  
2004 Ord TJ & Martins EP. Behavioral phylogeny: the evolutionary origins of behavior. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior (ed Bekoff M), vol 1, pp 87-92. Greenwood Press: Westport CT.