Publications
1984-1999

1999

42. Olsson, M. and Shine, R. 1999. Plasticity in the frequency of reproduction in an alpine lizard. Copeia, 3: 794-796. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1447617

41. Olsson, M. and Shine, R. 1999. Timing of parturition as a maternal care tactic in an alpine lizard species. Evolution, 52 (6): 1861-1864. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2411358

40. Olsson, M., Birkhead, T. and Shine, R. 1999. Can relaxed time constraints on sperm production eliminate protandry in an ectotherm? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 66: 159-170. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.1999.tb01881.x

39. Olsson, M., Pagel, M., Shine, R., Madsen, T., Doums, C., Gullberg, A. and Tegelström, H. 1999. Sperm choice and sperm competition: suggestions for field and laboratory studies. Oikos, 84: 172-175. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3546880

1998

38. Gullberg, A., Olsson, M. and Tegelström, H. 1998. Colonization, genetic diversity, and evolution in the Swedish sand lizard, Lacerta agilis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 65: 257-277. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.1998.tb01142.x

37. Gullberg, A., Olsson, M. and Tegelström, H. 1999. Evolution in populations of Swedish sand lizards: genetic differentiation and loss of variability revealed by multi-locus DNA fingerprinting. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 12: 17-26. doi: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.1999.00003.x

36. Gullberg, A., Tegelström, H. and Olsson, M. 1997. Microsatellites in the sand lizard Lacerta agilis: description, variation, inheritance, and applicability. Biochemical Genetics, 35: 281-295. doi: 10.1023/A:1021801217185

35. Olsson, M. and Shine, R. 1998. Olfactory mate recognition and mate guarding by snow skinks, Niveoscincus microlepidotus. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 43: 359-363. doi: 10.1007/s002650050502

34. Olsson, M. and Madsen, T. 1998. Sexual selection and sperm competition in reptiles. In: Sexual Selection and Sperm Competition. T. Birkhead and A. Møller (eds) Academic Press. Peer reviewed book chapter, pp. 503-564.

1997

33. Olsson, M., Madsen, T. and Shine, R. 1997. Is sperm really so cheap? Costs of reproduction in male adders, Vipera berus. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 264: 455-459. doi: 10.1098/rspb.1997.0065

32. Olsson, M., Shine, R., Madsen, T., Gullberg, A. and Tegelström, H. 1997. Sperm choice by females. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 12 (11): 445-446. doi: 10.1016/S0169-5347(97)85751-5

31. Olsson, M. and Shine, R. 1997. Advantages of multiple matings to females: a test of the infertility hypothesis using lizards. Evolution, 51 (5): 1684-1688. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2411220

30. Olsson, M. and Silverin, B. 1997. Effects of growth rate on variation in breeding coloration in male sand lizards Lacerta agilis: Sauria. Copeia, 2: 456-460. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1447772

29. Olsson, M. and Shine, R. 1997. The seasonal timing of oviposition in sand lizards Lacerta agilis: why early clutches are better. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 10: 369-381. doi: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.1997.10030369.x

28. Gullberg, A., Olsson, M. and Tegelström. H. 1997. Male mating success, reproductive success and multiple paternity in a natural population of sand lizards: behavioural and molecular genetics data. Molecular Ecology, 6: 105-112. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-294X.1997.t01-1-00156.x

27. Olsson, M., Gullberg, A. and H. Tegelström. 1997. Determinants of breeding dispersal in the sand lizard, Lacerta agilis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 60: 243-256. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.1997.tb01494.x

26. Olsson, M. and Shine, R. 1997. The limits to reproductive output: offspring size versus number in the sand lizard, Lacerta agilis. The American Naturalist, 149 (1): 179-188. CCC: 003-0147/97/4901-0010

1996

25. Olsson, M., Shine, R., Madsen, T., Gullberg, A. and Tegelström, H. 1996. Sperm selection by females. Nature, 383: 585. doi: 10.1038/383585a0

24. Olsson, M., Gullberg, A., Shine, R., Madsen, T. and Tegelström, H. 1996. Paternal genotype influences incubation period, offspring size, and offspring shape in an oviparous reptile. Evolution, 50 (3): 1328-1333. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2410672

23. Olsson, M., Gullberg, A. and Tegelström, H. 1996. Mate guarding in male sand lizards, Lacerta agilis. Behaviour, 133: 367-386. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4535364

22. Olsson, M., A. Gullberg and H. Tegelström. 1996. Malformed offspring, sibling matings, and selection against inbreeding in the sand lizard Lacerta agilis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 9: 229-242. doi: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.1996.9020229.x

21. Olsson, M. and Shine, R. 1996. Does reproductive success increase with age or with size in a species with indeterminate growth? A case study using sand lizards Lacerta agilis. Oecologia, 105: 175-178. doi: 10.1007/BF00328543

20. Olsson, M. and Madsen, T. 1996. Costs of mating with infertile males selects for late emergence in female Lacerta agilis. Copeia, 2: 462-464. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1446866

1995

19. Olsson, M. 1995. Territoriality in Lake Eyre Dragons Ctenophorus maculosus: are males superterritorial? Ethology, 101: 222-227. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.1995.tb00360.x

18. Olsson, M. 1995. Forced copulations and costly female resistance behavior in the Lake Eyre dragon, Ctenophorus maculosus. Herpetologica, 51 (1): 19-24. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3892780

17. Olsson, M. and Madsen, T. 1995. Female choice on male quantitative traits - why is it so rare? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 36: 179-184. doi: 10.1007/BF00177794

1994

16. Olsson, M., Gullberg, A., Tegelström, H., Madsen, T. and Shine, R. 1994. Rewards of 'promiscuity'. Nature, 372: 230. doi: 10.1038/372230a0

15. Olsson, M. 1994. Rival recognition affects male contest behavior in sand lizards Lacerta agilis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 35: 249-252. doi: 10.1007/BF00170705

14. Olsson, M. 1994. Why are sand lizard Lacerta agilis males not equally green? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 35: 169-173. doi: 10.1007/BF00167956

13. Olsson, M., Norberg, A., Tegelström, H., Madsen, T. and Shine, R. 1994. Promiscuous lizard females have more viable young: can female adders multiply? Nature, 369: 528. doi: 10.1038/369528b0

12. Olsson, M. 1994. Nuptial coloration in the sand lizard, Lacerta agilis: an intrasexually selected cue to fighting ability. Animal Behaviour, 48: 607-613. doi: 10.1006/anbe.1994.1280

11. Olsson, M., Gullberg, A. and Tegelström, H. 1994. Sperm competition in the sand lizard, Lacerta agilis. Animal Behaviour, 48: 193-200. doi: 10.1006/anbe.1994.1226

1993

10. Olsson, M. 1993. Nuptial coloration and predation risk in model sand lizards, Lacerta agilis. Animal Behaviour, 46: 410-412. doi: 10.1006/anbe.1993.1207

9. Olsson, M. 1993. Contest success and mate guarding in male sand lizards, Lacerta agilis. Animal Behaviour, 46: 408-409. doi: 10.1006/anbe.1993.1206

8. Olsson, M. 1993. Male preference for large females and assortative mating for body size in the sand lizard, Lacerta agilis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 32 (5): 337-341. doi: 10.1007/BF00183789

1992

7. Olsson, M. 1992. Contest success in relation to size and residency in male sand lizards Lacerta agilis. Animal Behaviour, 44: 386-388. doi: 10.1016/0003-3472(92)90046-C

6. Olsson, M. 1992. Sexual selection and reproductive strategies in the sand lizard, Lacerta agilis. Ph. D. thesis. University of Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden.

1988

5. Andrén, C., Henriksson, L., Olsson, M. and Nilson, G. 1988. Effects of pH and aluminium on embryonic and early larval stages of Swedish brown frogs Rana arvalis, R. temporaria and R. dalmatina. Holarctic Ecology, 11: 127-135. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3682470

4. Olsson, M. 1988. Ecology of a Swedish population of the sand lizard, Lacerta agilis - a preliminary report. Mertensiella, 1: 86-91.

1987

3. Olsson, M., Hogstrand, C., Dahlberg, A. and Berglind, S-Å. 1987. Acid-shock, aluminum and presence of Sphagnum aurantiacum : effects on embryological development in the common frog, Rana temporaria and the moor frog, Rana arvalis. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicolology, 39: 37-44. doi: 10.1007/BF01691786

1986

2. Olsson, M. 1986. Spatial distribution and home range size in the Swedish sand lizard, Lacerta agilis during the mating season. In: Studies in Herpetology. Z. Ro'cek (ed). Pp. 597-600.

1984

1. Olsson, M. 1984. Spacing patterns and social system in the sand lizard, Lacerta agilis. Honours thesis, University of Göteborg.


Photo: C. pictus hatchlings. Copyright: M. Tobler.