76. Uller, T. and Olsson, M. 2003. Prenatal exposure to testosterone increases ectoparasite susceptibility in the common lizard, Lacerta vivipara. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 270: 1867-1870. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2003.2451

75. Olsson, M., Madsen, T., Nordby, J., Wapstra, E., Ujvari, B. and Wittzell, H. 2003. Major histocompatibility complex and mate choice in sand lizards. Biology Letters, 270: 254-256. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2003.0079

74. Uller, T., Olsson, M. and Madsen, T. 2003. Family and population effects on disease resistance in a reptile. Heredity, 91: 112-116. doi: 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800288

73. Olsson, M. and Uller, T. 2003. Thermal environment, survival, and local adaptation in the common frog, Rana temporaria. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 5: 431-437.

72. Shine, R. and Olsson, M. 2003. When to be born? Prolonged pregnancy or incubation enhances locomotor performance in neonatal lizards Scincidae. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 16: 823-832. doi: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.2003.00600.x

71. Uller, T. and Olsson, M. 2003. Prenatal sex ratio influences sexual dimorphism in a reptile. Journal of Experimental Zoology, 295A: 183-187. doi: 10.1002/jez.a.10220

70. Uller, T. and Olsson, M. 2003. Life in the land of the midnight sun: are northern lizards adapted to longer days? Oikos, 101: 317-322. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0706.2003.12374.x

69. Olsson, M. and Shine, R. 2003. Female-biased natal dispersal in an alpine lizard, Niveoscincus microlepidotus. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 79: 277-283. doi: 10.1046/j.1095-8312.2003.00116.x

68. Olsson, M. and Shine, R. 2003. Growth to death in lizards. Evolution, 56 (9): 1867-1870. doi: 10.1111/j.0014-3820.2002.tb00202.x


67. Olsson, M., Shine, R., Wapstra, E., Ujvari, B. and Madsen, T. 2002. Sexual dimorphism in lizard body shape: the roles of sexual selection and fecundity selection. Evolution, 56 (7): 1538-1542. doi: 10.1111/j.0014-3820.2002.tb01464.x

66. Uller, T. and Olsson, M. 2002. Variation in heritability of tadpole growth: an experimental analysis. Heredity, 88: 480-484. doi: 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800088

65. Olsson, M. and Uller, T. 2002. Developmental stability and genetic architecture: a comparison within and across thermal regimes in tadpoles. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 15: 625-633. doi: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.2002.00417.x

64. Olsson, M. 2001. No female mate choice in Mallee dragon lizards, Ctenophorus fordi. Evolutionary Ecology, 15: 129-141. doi: 10.1023/A:1013865624146

63. Olsson, M., Wapstra, E. and Olofsson, C. 2002. Offspring size-number strategies: experimental manipulation of offspring size in a viviparous lizard Lacerta vivipara. Functional Ecology, 16: 135-140. doi: 10.1046/j.0269-8463.2001.00600.x

62. Ujvari, B., Madsen, T., Kotenko, T., Olsson, M., Shine, R. and Wittzell, H. 2002. Low genetic diversity threatens imminent extinction for the Hungarian meadow viper, Vipera ursinii rakosiensis. Biological Conservation, 105: 127-130. doi: 10.1016/S0006-3207(01)00176-8


61. Olsson, M. 2001. 'Voyeurism' prolongs copulation in the dragon lizard, Ctenophorus fordi. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 50 (4): 378-381. doi: 10.1007/s002650100373

60. Olsson, M. and Madsen, T. 2001. Between-year variation in determinants of offspring survival, Lacerta agilis. Functional Ecology, 15: 443-450. doi: 10.1046/j.0269-8463.2001.00544.x

59. Ståhlberg, F., Olsson, M. and Uller, T. 2001. Population divergence of developmental thermal optima in the Common Frog, Rana temporaria. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 14 (5): 755-762. doi: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.2001.00333.x

58. Olsson, M. and Madsen, T. 2001. ‘Promiscuity’ in sand lizards and adder snakes: causes and consequences. Journal of Heredity, 92 (2): 190-197. doi: 10.1093/jhered/92.2.190

57. Shine, R., LeMaster, M. P., Moore, I. T. M, Olsson, M. and Mason, R. T. 2001. Bumpus in the snake den: effects of sex, size and body condition on mortality in red-sided garter snakes. Evolution, 55 (3): 598-604. doi: 10.1111/j.0014-3820.2001.tb00792.x

56. Olsson, M. and Shine, R. 2001. Facultative sex allocation in snow skink lizards, Niveoscincus microlepidotus. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 14 (1): 120-128. doi: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.2001.00255.x

55. Olsson, M. and Shine, R. 2000. Ownership determines the outcome of male-male contests in the scincid lizard, Niveoscincus microlepidotus. Behavioural Ecology, 11 (6): 587-590. doi: 10.1093/beheco/11.6.587

54. Olsson, M. and Shine, R. 2001. Costs of reproduction in a lizard: a comparison of observational and experimental data. Oikos, 93: 121-125. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0706.2001.930113.x


53. Shine, R., Harlow, P. S., Elphick, M. J., Olsson, M. and Mason, R. T. 2000. Conflicts between courtship and thermoregulation: the thermal ecology of amorous male garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis, Colubridae. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 73 (4): 508-516. doi: doi: 10.1086/317734

52. Olsson, M., Wapstra, E., Madsen, T. and Silverin, B. 2000. Testosterone, ticks, and travels: a test of the immunocompetence-handicap hypothesis in free-ranging lizards. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 267: 1-5. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2000.1289

51. Shine, R., Olsson, M., Mason, R., LeMaster, M. and Moore, T. 2000. Body size enhances mating success in male garter snakes. Animal Behaviour, 59 (3): F4-F11. doi: 10.1006/anbe.1999.1338

50. Shine, R., Olsson, M. and Mason, R. T. 2000. Chastity belts in garter snakes: the functional significance of mating plugs. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 70 (3): 377-390. doi: 10.1006/bijl.1999.0427

49. Olsson, M., Shine, R. and Ba’k-Olsson, E. 2000. Lizards as a plant’s ‘hired help’: letting pollinators in and seeds out. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 71 (2): 191-202. doi: 10.1006/bijl.2000.0442

48. Shine, R., Olsson, M., Mason, R. T., Moore, I. T. and LeMaster, M. P. 2000. Are snakes right-handed? Asymmetry in hemipenis size and usage in garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis. Behavioral Ecology, 11 (4): 411-415. doi: 10.1093/beheco/11.4.411

47. Madsen, T., Shine R., Olsson, M. and Wittzell, H. 1999. Restoration of an inbred adder population. Nature, 402: 34-35. doi: 10.1038/46941

46. Madsen, T., Olsson, M., Wittzell, H., Stille, B., Gullberg, A., Shine, R., Andersson, S. and Tegelström, H. 2000. Population size and genetic diversity in sand lizards, Lacerta agilis and adders, Vipera berus. Biological Conservation, 94: 257-262. doi: s0006-3207(99)00127-5

45. Shine, R., Olsson, M., Moore, I. T., LeMaster, M. P. and Mason, R. T. 1999. Why do males have longer tails than females? Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 266: 2147-2151. doi: 10.1098/rspb.1999.0901

44. Shine, R., Olsson, M., LeMaster, M., Moore, I. T. and Mason, R. T. 2000. Effects of sex, body size, temperature, and location on antipredator tactics in free-ranging garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis, Colubridae. Behavioral Ecology, 11 (3): 239-240. doi: 10.1093/beheco/11.3.239

43. Olsson, M., Shine, R. and Ba’k-Olsson, E. 2000. Locomotor impairment of gravid lizards: is the burden physical or physiological? Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 13: 263-268. doi: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.2000.00162.x

Photo: Western boundary. Copyright: M. Tobler.