Professor Michael Thompson

A08 - Heydon-Laurence Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3989
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Website A08 - Heydon-Laurence Building

Biographical details

Professor in Zoology, University of Sydney, 2007
Lecturer in Animal Biology, University of Sydney, 1989
Archie Carr Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Florida, 1988-1989
University Grants Committee, Postgraduate Research Fellow, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ1985-1988
PhD, Adelaide 1983
BSc(Hons) Adelaide, Zoology 1978
BSc (Adelaide) 1977

Research interests

The main focus of my research has been on reproduction in reptiles, with a particular emphasis on the physiology and ecology of eggs and embryos. I have studied eggs of all the major groups of reptiles in the world and have recently been studying viviparous species. My current research is concerned mainly with the evolution of viviparity (live birth) using lizards as the model. I combine physiology, anatomy and molecular biology to understand the evolution of viviparity across a range of species that have different placental complexities. Other recent projects in the lab include reproduction in shovel-nosed rays, the physiology and ecology of invasive lizards, sex determination in lizards, physiological ecology of flat rock spiders and feeding behaviour in desert lizards. I maintain active collaborations with other scientists in the USA, Colombia, and Australia.

Opportunities for Research Projects I am always interested to hear from prospective research students ¿ those wishing to conduct Honours of PhD projects. I have many opportunities around questions associated with understanding the evolution of live birth, including projects that would enable you to master a range of techniques that could be used in many fields, including light and electron microscopy, physiology, immunohistochemistry and molecular biology. I am, however, willing to entertain ideas for projects in other areas that embrace combinations of physiology, ecology, morphology and molecular biology. Projects that have been completed in the lab include: thermal biology of fossorial lizards, energetic of singing in cicadas, ecophysiology of limpets, thermal acclimation in tadpoles, metabolism of bats and respiration in lizards and turtles. My philosophy of supervision is to provide you with an opportunity to take charge of your own project and to guide, rather than direct, you through the completion of the project. If you have idea for projects that you would like to discuss, please send me an e-mail.

Current projects

Evolution of viviparity (libe birth) in vertebrates.

Selected grants

2013

  • A novel study of megapode eggs and eggshells functional morphology to understand evolutionary and ecological responses of ground nesting dinosaurs to environmental changes; Grellet-Tinner G, Thompson M; DVC Research/International Research Collaboration Award (IRCA).
  • Lively reproduction: do common molecules underlie all vertebrate live birth?; Murphy C, Thompson M, McAllan B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2012

  • The link between the angiogenesis of live birth and cancer: a lizard model; Thompson M, Murphy C, Grau G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2010

  • Gene expression and the evolution of viviparity and the placenta in reptiles; Brandley M, Brandley M, Thompson M; DVC Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.

2009

  • Assessing the response of the lizard fauna of Lord Howe Island to the removal of introduced rats; Thompson M, Chapple D, Chapple D; Hermon Slade Foundation/Research Grants.

2008

  • Plasticity in placental vasculature and the evolution of viviparity in lizards; Thompson M, Murphy C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Video analysis suite for the integrative analysis of resource acquisition behaviour in animals; Simpson S, Shine R, Thompson M, Seebacher F, Pile A, McArthur C, Coleman R, Beekman M, Ward A, Sword G, Brooks R, Poore A, Bonduriansky R, Cassis G, Olsson M, Booth D, Williams S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).
  • Unraveling Rules of Movement Ecology and Collective Behaviour; Rubenstein D, Thompson M, Rubenstein D; DVC Research/International Visiting Research Fellowship (IVRF).
  • Video analysis suite for the integrative analysis of resource acquisition behaviour in animals; Simpson S, Shine R, Thompson M, Seebacher F, Pile A, McArthur C, Coleman R, Beekman M, Ward A, Sword G, Brooks R, Poore A, Bonduriansky R, Cassis G, Olsson M, Williams S, Booth D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2006

  • Avoiding Environmental Bankruptcy: the grazing impacts of red kangaroos and sheep; Dickman C, Thompson M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2005

  • The Evolution of Viviparity in Reptiles: The Fundamental Role of Junctional Complexes; Thompson M, Murphy C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Molecular and cellular pathways that have evolved to regulate uterine function in a viviparous lizard; Thomson M, Thompson M; University of Sydney/Research & Development.

2004

  • The role of the developmental gene HOXA10 in the regulation of the uterus in a vivaparous lizard; Thompson M, Thomson M, Murphy C; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

2003

  • The fox and the turtle: is predator control in riparian systems effective for threatened species; Thompson M, Blamires S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
  • Uterodomes and the evolution of viviparity; Thompson M, Murphy C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2002

  • Australias rarest turtle: Biology and conservation Bellinger River Emydura; Thompson M, Nesbitt B; NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service/BLO Project.

2001

  • Energetics of singing in cicadas; Thompson M; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).
  • Evolution of viviparity in vertebrates: calcium transport; Thompson M, Murphy C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).

2000

  • Visual functioning and optic tectum plasticity in the dragon Ctenophorus nuchalis; Thompson M, Van Der Zwan R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Small Grants.
  • Evolutionary origins of viviparity: an ultrastructural study of uterine epithelium and embryonic attachment; Thompson M, Murphy C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Thompson, M., Speake, B. (2004). Egg Morphology And Composition. In D. C. Deeming (Eds.), Reptilian Incubation: Environment, Evolution and Behaviour, (pp. 45-74). Nottingham: Nottingham University Press.
  • Nelson, N., Cree, A., Thompson, M., Keall, S., Daugherty, C. (2004). Temperature-Dependant Sex Determination In Tuatara. In Not known (Eds.), Temperature-dependant sex determination in vertebrates, (pp. 53-58). Washington: Smithsonian Books.
  • Green, M., Thompson, M., Lemckert, F. (2004). The Effects Of Suspended Sediments On The Tadpoles Of Two Stream-Breeding And Forest-Dwelling Frogs, Mixophyes Balbus And Helioporus Australiacus. In Lunney, D (Eds.), Conservation of Australias Forest Fauna, (pp. 713-720). Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of NSW.

Journals

  • Van Dyke, J., Griffith, O., Thompson, M. (2014). High Food Abundance Permits the Evolution of Placentotrophy: Evidence from a Placental Lizard, Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii. The American Naturalist, 184(2), 198-210. [More Information]
  • Van Dyke, J., Brandley, M., Thompson, M. (2014). The evolution of viviparity: molecular and genomic data from squamate reptiles advance understanding of live birth in amniotes. Reproduction, 147(1), R15-R26. [More Information]
  • Chapple, D., Whitaker, A., Chapple, S., Miller, K., Thompson, M. (2013). Biosecurity interceptions of an invasive lizard: origin of stowaways and human-assisted spread within New Zealand. Evolutionary Applications (Online), 6, 324-339. [More Information]
  • Chapple, D., Miller, K., Kraus, F., Thompson, M. (2013). Divergent introduction histories among invasive populations of the delicate skink (Lampropholis delicata): Has the importance of genetic admixture in the success of biological invasions been overemphasized? Diversity and Distributions: a journal of conservation biogeography, 19(2), 134-146. [More Information]
  • Wall, M., Thompson, M., Shine, R. (2013). Does foraging mode affect metabolic responses to feeding? A study of pygopodid lizards. Current Zoology, 59(5), 618-625.
  • Andrews, R., Thompson, M., Greene, V. (2013). Does Low Gas Permeability of Rigid-Shelled Gekkotan Eggs Affect Embryonic Development? Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 319(5), 259-267. [More Information]
  • Pezaro, N., Doody, J., Green, B., Thompson, M. (2013). Hatching and residual yolk internalization in lizards: evolution, function and fate of the amnion. Evolution and Development, 15(2), 87-95. [More Information]
  • Griffith, O., Van Dyke, J., Thompson, M. (2013). No implantation in an extra-uterine pregnancy of a placentotrophic reptile. Placenta, 34(6), 510-511. [More Information]
  • Griffith, O., Ujvari, B., Belov, K., Thompson, M. (2013). Placental lipoprotein Lipase (LPL) Gene Expression in a Placentotrophic Lizard, Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 320(7), 465-470. [More Information]
  • Stewart, J., Russell, K., Thompson, M. (2012). Development of yolk sac and chorioallantoic membranes in the Lord Howe Island skink, Oligosoma lichenigerum. Journal of Morphology, 273(10), 1163-1184. [More Information]
  • Murphy, B., Brandley, M., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2012). Morphology and development of the placentae in Eulamprus quoyii group skinks (Squamata: Scincidae). Journal of Anatomy, 220(5), 454-471. [More Information]
  • Stinnett, H., Stewart, J., Ecay, T., Pyles, R., Herbert, J., Thompson, M. (2012). Placental development and expression of calcium transporting proteins in the extraembryonic membranes of a placentotrophic lizard. Journal of Morphology, 273(3), 347-359. [More Information]
  • Llewellyn, D., Thompson, M., Brown, G., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2012). Reduced investment in immune function in invasion-front populations of the cane toad (Rhinella marina) in Australia. Biological invasions, 14(5), 999-1008. [More Information]
  • Ramirez-Pinilla, M., Parker, S., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2012). Uterine and chorioallantoic angiogenesis and changes in the uterine epithelium during gestation in the viviparous lizard, Niveoscincus conventryi (Squamata: Scincidae). Journal of Morphology, 273(1), 8-23. [More Information]
  • Biazik, J., Parker, S., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2012). Uterine epithelial morphology and progesterone receptors in a mifepristone-treated viviparous lizard pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Squamata: Scincidae) during gestation. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 318(2), 148-158. [More Information]
  • Brandley, M., Young, R., Warren, D., Thompson, M., Wagner, G. (2012). Uterine gene expression in the live-bearing lizard, Chalcides ocellatus, reveals convergence of squamate reptile and mammalian pregnancy mechanisms. Genome Biology and Evolution, 4(3), 394-411. [More Information]
  • Murphy, B., Thompson, M. (2011). A review of the evolution of viviparity in squamate reptiles: The past, present and future role of molecular biology and genomics. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 181(5), 575-594. [More Information]
  • Llewellyn, D., Brown, G., Thompson, M., Shine, R. (2011). Behavioral Responses to Immune-System Activation in an Anuran (the Cane Toad, Bufo marinus): Field and Laboratory Studies. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 84(1), 77-86. [More Information]
  • Chapple, D., Chapple, S., Thompson, M. (2011). Biogeographic barriers in south-eastern Australia drive phylogeographic divergence in the garden skink, Lampropholis guichenoti. Journal of Biogeography, 38(9), 1761-1775. [More Information]
  • Wu, Q., Thompson, M., Murphy, C. (2011). Changing distribution of cadherins during gestation in the uterine epithelium of lizards. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 316(6), 440-450. [More Information]
  • Chapple, D., Hoskin, C., Chapple, S., Thompson, M. (2011). Phylogeographic divergence in the widespread delicate skink (Lampropholis delicata) corresponds to dry habitat barriers in eastern Australia. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11(191), 1-18. [More Information]
  • Murphy, B., Parker, S., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2011). Placentation in the Eastern Water Skink (Eulamprus Quoyii): A Placentome-Like Structure in a Lecithotrophic Lizard. Journal of Anatomy, 218(6), 678-689. [More Information]
  • Murphy, B., Parker, S., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2010). Angiogenesis of the uterus and chorioallantois in the eastern water skink Eulamprus quoyii. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 213(19), 3340-3347. [More Information]
  • Herbert, J., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2010). Calcium ATPase Localization in the Uterus of Two Species of Pseudemoia (Lacertilia: Scincidae) with Complex Placentae. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 5(2), 290-296.
  • Biazik, J., Thompson, M., Murphy, C. (2010). Desmosomes in the Uterine Epithelium of Noninvasive Skink Placentae. Anatomical Record - Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology, 293(3), 502-512. [More Information]
  • Murphy, B., Belov, K., Thompson, M. (2010). Evolution of viviparity and uterine angiogenesis: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in oviparous and viviparous skinks. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 314 B(2), 148-156. [More Information]
  • Du, W., Thompson, M., Shine, R. (2010). Facultative cardiac responses to regional hypoxia in lizard embryos. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 156, 491-494.
  • Pelster, B., Gittenberger-de Groot, A., Poelmann, R., Rombough, P., Schwerte, T., Thompson, M. (2010). Functional Plasticity of the Developing Cardiovascular System: Examples from Different Vertebrates. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 83(5), 775-791.
  • Hare, K., Pledger, S., Thompson, M., Miller, J., Daugherty, C. (2010). Nocturnal lizards from a cool-temperate environment have high metabolic rates at low temperatures. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 180, 1173-1181. [More Information]
  • Grigg, G., Thompson, M., Beard, L., Harlow, P. (2010). Oxygen levels in mound nests of Crocodylus porosus and Alligator mississippiensis are high, and gas exchange occurs primarily by diffusion, not convection. Australian Zoologist, 35(2), 235-244.
  • Biazik, J., Thompson, M., Murphy, C. (2010). Paracellular and Transcellular Transport Across the Squamate Uterine Epithelium. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 5(2), 257-262.
  • Gordon, C., Dickman, C., Thompson, M. (2010). Partitioning of temporal activity among desert lizards in relation to prey availability and temperature. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 35(1), 41-52.
  • Linville, B., Stewart, J., Ecay, T., Herbert, J., Parker, S., Thompson, M. (2010). Placental calcium provision in a lizard with prolonged oviductal egg retention. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 180(2), 221-227. [More Information]
  • Thompson, M., Blackburn, D., Parker, S. (2010). Reproduction in Reptiles from Genes to Ecology: A Retrospective and Prospective Vision. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 5(2), 252-256.
  • Stewart, J., Mathieson, A., Ecay, T., Herbert, J., Parker, S., Thompson, M. (2010). Uterine and Eggshell Structure and Histochemistry in a Lizard With Prolonged Uterine Egg Retention (Lacertilia, Scincidae, Saiphos). Journal of Morphology, 271(11), 1342-1351. [More Information]
  • Parker, S., Manconi, F., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2010). Uterine and Placental Angiogenesis in the Australian Skinks, Ctenotus taeniolatus, and Saiphos equalis. Anatomical Record - Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology, 293(5), 829-838. [More Information]
  • Parker, S., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2010). Uterine Angiogenesis in Squamate Reptiles: Implications for the Evolution of Viviparity. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 5(2), 330-334.
  • Gordon, C., Dickman, C., Thompson, M. (2010). What factors allow opportunistic nocturnal activity in a primarily diurnal desert lizard (Ctenotus pantherinus)? Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 156, 255-261. [More Information]
  • Murphy, B., Thompson, M., Belov, K. (2009). Evolution of viviparity and the maternal immune system: Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I genes in skinks. Orbit: University of Sydney Undergraduate Research Journal, 1(1), 1-17.
  • Munn, A., Dawson, T., McLeod, S., Croft, D., Thompson, M., Dickman, C. (2009). Field metabolic rate and water turnover of red kangaroos and sheep in an arid rangeland: an empirically derived dry-sheep-equivalent for kangaroos. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57(1), 23-28.
  • Chapple, D., Thompson, M. (2009). Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from the invasive delicate skink (Lampropholis delicata), with cross-amplification in other Australian Eugongylus group species. Conservation Genetics Resources, 1(1), 55-58. [More Information]
  • Biazik, J., Thompson, M., Murphy, C. (2009). Lysosomal and alkaline phosphatase activity indicate macromolecule transport across the uterine epithelium in two viviparous skinks with complex placenta. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 312(8), 817-826. [More Information]
  • Stewart, J., Ecay, T., Garland, C., Fregoso, S., Price, E., Herbert, J., Thompson, M. (2009). Maternal provision and embryonic uptake of calcium in an oviparous and a placentotrophic viviparous Australian lizard (Lacertilia: Scincidae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 153(2), 202-208. [More Information]
  • Stewart, J., Thompson, M. (2009). Parallel Evolution of Placentation in Australian Scincid Lizards. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 312(6), 590-602. [More Information]
  • Stewart, J., Thompson, M. (2009). Placental Ontogeny in Tasmanian Snow Skinks (Genus Niveoscincus) (Lacertilia: Scincidae). Journal of Morphology, 270, 485-516. [More Information]
  • Blamires, S., Hochuli, D., Thompson, M. (2009). Prey protein influences growth and decoration building in the orb web spider Argiope keyserlingi. Ecological Entomology, 34, 545-550.
  • Wu, Q., Parker, S., Thompson, M. (2009). Selected body temperature, metabolic rate and activity pattern of the Australian fossorial skink, Saiphos equalis. Herpetological Journal, 19, 127-133.
  • Robert, K., Thompson, M. (2009). Viviparity and Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination. Sexual Development, 4(1-2), 119-128. [More Information]
  • Biazik, J., Thompson, M., Murphy, C. (2008). Claudin-5 is restricted to the tight junction region of uterine epithelial cells in the uterus of pregnant/gravid squamate reptiles. Anatomical Record - Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology, 291(5), 547-556. [More Information]
  • Parker, S., Lindsay, L., Herbert, J., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2008). Expression and localization of Ca(2+)-ATPase in the uterus during the reproductive cycle of king quail (Coturnix chinensis) and zebra finch (Poephila guttata). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 149, 30-35. [More Information]
  • Blamires, S., Hochuli, D., Thompson, M. (2008). Why cross the web: decoration spectral properties and prey capture in an orb spider (Argiope keyserlingi) web. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 94(2), 221-229.
  • Grellet-Tinner, G., Wroe, S., Thompson, M., Ji, Q. (2007). A note on pterosaur nesting behavior. Historical Biology: An international journal of paleobiology, 19(4), 273-277.
  • Rogers, K., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2007). Beneficial acclimation: sex specific thermal acclimation of metabolic capacity in the striped marsh frog (Limnodynastes peronii). The Journal of Experimental Biology, 210(16), 2932-2938.
  • Thompson, M., Lindsay, L., Herbert, J., Murphy, C. (2007). Calcium ATPase expression in the oviducts of the skink, Lampropholis guichenoti. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology. [More Information]
  • Thompson, M. (2007). Comparison of the respiratory transition at birth or hatching in viviparous and oviparous amniote vertebrates. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 148(4), 755-760. [More Information]
  • Blamires, S., Hochuli, D., Thompson, M. (2007). Does decoration building influence antipredator responses in an orb-web spider (Argiope keyserlingi) in its natural habitat? Australian Journal of Zoology, 55(1), 1-7.
  • Adams, S., Biazik, J., Stewart, R., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2007). Fundamentals of viviparity: Comparison of seasonal changes in the uterine epithelium of oviparous and viviparous Lerista bougainvillii (Squamata : Scincidae). Journal of Morphology, 268(7), 624-635. [More Information]
  • Blamires, S., Thompson, M., Hochuli, D. (2007). Habitat selection and web plasticity by the orb spider Argiope keyserlingi (Argiopidae): Do they compromise foraging success for predator avoidance? Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 32(5), 551-563.
  • Robert, K., Thompson, M. (2007). Is basking opportunity in the viviparous lizard, Eulamprus tympanum, compromised by the presence of a predator scent? Journal of Herpetology, 41(2), 287-293.
  • Hare, K., Pledger, S., Thompson, M., Miller, J., Daugherty, C. (2007). Low cost of locomotion in lizards that are active at low temperatures. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 80(1), 46-58.
  • Biazik, J., Thompson, M., Murphy, C. (2007). The tight junctional protein occludin is found in the uterine epithelium of squamate reptiles. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 177(8), 935-943. [More Information]
  • Adams, S., Lui, S., Jones, S., Thompson, M., Murphy, C. (2007). Uterine epithelial changes during placentation in the viviparous skink Eulamprus tympanum. Journal of Morphology, 268(5), 385-400. [More Information]
  • Thompson, M., Speake, B. (2006). A review of the evolution of viviparity in lizards: structure, function and physiology of the placenta. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 176(3), 179-189. [More Information]
  • Herbert, J., Lindsay, L., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2006). Calcium transport across the uterine epithelium of pregnant lizards. Herpetological Monographs, 20(1), 205-211.
  • Spencer, R., Janzen, F., Thompson, M. (2006). Counterintuitive density-dependent growth in a long-lived vertebrate after removal of nest predators. Ecology, 87(12), 3109-3118.
  • Hare, K., Pledger, S., Thompson, M., Miller, J., Daugherty, C. (2006). Daily patterns of metabolic rate among New Zealand lizards (Reptilia: Lacertilia: Diplodactylidae and Scincidae). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 79(4), 745-753.
  • Shine, R., Thompson, M. (2006). Did embryonic responses to incubation conditions drive the evolution of reproductive modes in squamate reptiles? Herpetological Monographs, 20(1), 159-171.
  • Prosser, C., Hudson, S., Thompson, M. (2006). Effects of urbanization on behavior, performance, and morphology of the Garden Skink, Lampropholis guichenoti. Journal of Herpetology, 40(2), 151-159.
  • Harvey, P., Thompson, M. (2006). Energetics of emergence in the cicadas, Cyclochila australasiae and Abricta curvicosta (Homoptera: Cicadidae). Journal of Insect Physiology, 52(9), 905-909. [More Information]
  • Thompson, M., Blackburn, D. (2006). Evolution of viviparity in Reptiles: Introduction to the symposium. Herpetological Monographs, 20, 129-130.
  • Thompson, M., Biazik, J., Lui, S., Adams, S., Murphy, C. (2006). Morphological and functional changes to the uterus of lizards with different placental complexities. Herpetological Monographs, 20(1), 178-185.
  • Nelson, N., Thompson, M., Pledger, S., Keall, S., Daugherty, C. (2006). Performance of Juvenile Tuatara Depends on Age, Clutch, and Incubation Regime. Journal of Herpetology, 40(3), 399-403.
  • Sinclair, E., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2006). Phenotypic flexibility in the metabolic response of the limpet Cellana tramoserica to thermally different microhabitats. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 335(1), 131-141. [More Information]
  • Robert, K., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2006). Thermal biology of a viviparous lizard with temperature-dependant sex determination. Journal of Thermal Biology, 31(4), 292-301.
  • Seebacher, F., Schwartz, T., Thompson, M. (2006). Transition from ectothermy to endothermy: the development of metabolic capacity in a bird (Gallus gallus). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 273(1586), 565-570.
  • Thomson, M., Herbert, J., Thompson, M. (2006). Tyrosine phosphorylated proteins in the reproductive tract of the viviparous lizard Eulamprus tympanum and the oviparous lizard Lampropholis guichenoti. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 144(3), 382-386. [More Information]
  • Stewart, J., Thompson, M., Attaway, M., Herbert, J., Murphy, C. (2006). Uptake of dextran-FITC by epithelial cells of the chorioallantoic placentome and the omphalopleure of the placentotrophic lizard, Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii. Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 305A (10), 883-889. [More Information]
  • Osborne, L., Thompson, M. (2005). Chemical composition and structure of the eggshell of three oviparous lizards. Copeia, 2005 (3), 683-692.
  • Adams, S., Biazik, J., Thompson, M., Murphy, C. (2005). Cyto-epitheliochorial placenta of the viviparous lizard Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii: a new placental morphotype. Journal of Morphology, 264(3), 264-276. [More Information]
  • Spencer, R., Thompson, M. (2005). Experimental analysis of the impact of foxes on freshwater turtle populations. Conservation Biology, 19(3), 845-854.
  • Thomson, M., Herbert, J., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2005). HoxA10-like proteins in the reproductive tract of the viviparous lizard Eulamprus tympanum and the oviparous lizard Lampropholis guichenoti. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 142(1), 123-127. [More Information]
  • Thompson, M., Hutchinson, M., Stewart, J. (2005). Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink, Rainbow Skink). Herpetological Review, 36(4), 450-451.
  • Blamires, S., Spencer, R., King, P., Thompson, M. (2005). Population parameters and life-table analysis of two coexisting freshwater turtles: are the Bellinger River turtle populations threatened? Wildlife Research, 32(4), 339-347.
  • Rogers, K., Seebacher, F., Thompson, M. (2004). Biochemical Acclimation Of Metabolic Enzymes In Response To Lowered Temperature In Tadpoles Of Limnodynastes Peronii. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 137(4), 731-738. [More Information]
  • Adams, S., Hosie, M., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2004). Changes In Oviductal Morphology Of The Skink, Lampropholis Guichenoti, Associated With Egg Production. Journal of Morphology, 262(1), 536-544. [More Information]
  • Speake, B., Herbert, J., Thompson, M. (2004). Comparison Of The Fatty-Acid Compositions Of Prey Items And Yolks Of Australian Insectivorous Scincid Lizards. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 174(5), 393-397.
  • Hare, K., Pledger, S., Thompson, M., Miller, J., Daugherty, C. (2004). Conditioning Reduces Metabolic Rate And Time To Steady-State In The Lizard Naultinus Manukanus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 139(2), 245-250. [More Information]
  • Nelson, N., Thompson, M., Pledger, S., Keall, S., Daugherty, C. (2004). Do Tsd, Sex Ratios, And Nest Characteristics Influence The Vulnerability Of Tuatara To Global Warming? International Congress Series, 1275, 250-257. [More Information]
  • Nelson, N., Thompson, M., Pledger, S., Keall, S., Daugherty, C. (2004). Egg Mass Determines Hatchling Size, And Incubation Temperature Influences Post-Hatching Growth, Of Tuatara Sphenodon Punctatus. Journal of Zoology, 263(1), 77-87.
  • Chen, X., Thompson, M., Dickman, C. (2004). Energy Density And Its Seasonal Variation In Desert Beetles. Journal of Arid Environments, 56(3), 559-567.
  • Speake, B., Herbert, J., Thompson, M. (2004). Evidence for placental transfer of lipids during gestation in the viviparous lizard, Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 139(2), 213-220. [More Information]
  • Nelson, N., Thompson, M., Pledger, S., Keall, S., Daugherty, C. (2004). Induction of oviposition produces smaller eggs in tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus). New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 31(4), 283-289.
  • Thompson, M., Adams, S., Herbert, J., Biazik, J., Murphy, C. (2004). Placental Function In Lizards. International Congress Series, 1275, 218-225. [More Information]
  • Stewart, J., Thompson, M. (2004). Placental Ontogeny Of The Tasmanian Scincid Lizard, Niveoscincus Ocellatus (Reptilia : Squamata). Journal of Morphology, 259(2), 214-237. [More Information]
  • Chen, X., Dickman, C., Thompson, M. (2004). Selective consumption by predators of different body regions of prey: is rate of energy intake important? Journal of Zoology, 264(2), 189-196.
  • Seebacher, F., Sparrow, J., Thompson, M. (2004). Turtles (Chelodina Longicollis) Regulate Muscle Metabolic Enzyme Activity In Response To Seasonal Variation In Body Temperature. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 174(3), 205-210. [More Information]
  • Speake, B., Thompson, M., Thacker, F., Bedford, G. (2003). Distribution of lipids from the yolk to the tissues during development of the water python (Liasis fuscus). Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 173, 541-547. [More Information]
  • Blackburn, D., Weaber, K., Stewart, J., Thompson, M. (2003). Do Pregnant Lizards Resorb or Abort Inviable Eggs and Embryos? Morphological Evidence From an Australian skink, Pseudemoia pagenstecheri. Journal of Morphology, 256(2), 219-234. [More Information]
  • Iglesias, S., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2003). Energetic cost of a meal in a frequent feeding lizard. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 135(3), 377-382.
  • Thompson, M., Speake, B. (2003). Energy and nutrient utilisation by embryonic reptiles. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 133(3), 529-538.
  • Alibardi, L., Thompson, M. (2003). Epidermal Differentiation During Ontogeny and After Hatching in the Snake Liasis fuscus (Pythonidae, Serpentes, Reptilia), With Emphasis on the Formation of the Shedding Complex. Journal of Morphology, 256(1), 29-41. [More Information]
  • Stewart, J., Thompson, M. (2003). Evolutionary Transformations of the Fetal Membranes of Viviparous Reptiles: A Case Study of Two Lineages. Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 299A (1), 13-32.
  • Robert, K., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2003). Facultative sex allocation in the viviparous lizard Eulamprus tympanum, a species with temperature-dependent sex determination. Australian Journal of Zoology, 51(4), 367-370.
  • Robert, K., Thompson, M. (2003). Reconstructing Thermochron iButtons to reduce size and weight as a new technique in the study of small animal thermal biology. Herpetological Review, 34(2), 130-132.
  • Spencer, R., Thompson, M. (2003). The significance of predation in nest site selection of turtles: an experimental consideration of macro- and microhabitat preferences. Oikos: a journal of ecology, 102(3), 592-600.
  • Hosie, M., Adams, S., Thompson, M., Murphy, C. (2003). Viviparous lizard, Eulamprus tympanum, shows changes in the uterine surface epithelium during early pregnancy that are similar to the plasma membrane transformation of mammals. Journal of Morphology, 258(3), 346-357. [More Information]
  • Thompson, M., Stewart, J., Speake, B., Hosie, M., Murphy, C. (2002). Evolution of viviparity: what can Australian lizards tell us? Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 131(4), 631-643.
  • Alibardi, L., Thompson, M. (2002). Keratinization and ultrastructure of the epidermis of late embryonic stages in the alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). Journal of Anatomy, 201(1), 71-84.
  • Alibardi, L., Thompson, M. (2001). Fine structure of the developing epidermis in the embryo of the American alligator (Aligator mississippiensis, Crocodilia, Reptilia). Journal of Anatomy, 198, 265-282.
  • Spencer, R., Thompson, M., Banks, P. (2001). Hatch or wait? A dilemma in reptilian incubation. Oikos: a journal of ecology, 93, 401-406.
  • Thompson, M., Russell, K., Speake, B., McCartney, R. (2001). Nutrient uptake by embryos of the Australian viviparous lizard Eulamprus tympanum. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 74(4), 560-567.
  • Thompson, M., Russell, K., Speake, B., Stewart, J., McCartney, R. (2001). Placental nutrition in the Tasmanian skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 171, 155-160.
  • Thompson, M., Russell, K., Speake, B., McCartney, R. (2001). Utilisation of lipids, protein, ions and energy during embryonic development of Australian oviparous skinks in the genus Lampropholis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 129, 313-326.
  • Thompson, M., Russell, K., Stewart, J., Speake, B., McCartney, R. (2001). Utilisation of Nutrients by Embryos of the Enigmatic Australian Viviparous Skink Niveoscincus coventryi. Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 290(3), 291-298. [More Information]
  • Robert, K., Thompson, M. (2001). Viviparous lizard selects sex of embryos. Nature, 412, 698-699.

Conferences

  • Griffith, O., Brandley, M., Belov, K., Thompson, M. (2013). Gene expression and the evolution of placental functions in reptiles. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • McKenna, J., Belov, K., Griffith, O., Thompson, M. (2013). Using lizards to investigate the genetic mechanisms controlling uterine angiogenesis during live birth: consequences for cancer. Genetics Society of Australia Inc Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: UNSW.
  • Parker, S., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2008). Angiogenesis in the Uterus of the Three-Toed Skink, Saiphos equalis. 4th CPB Meeting in Africa: MARA 2008, Bologna, Italy: Medimond International Proceedings.

2014

  • Van Dyke, J., Griffith, O., Thompson, M. (2014). High Food Abundance Permits the Evolution of Placentotrophy: Evidence from a Placental Lizard, Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii. The American Naturalist, 184(2), 198-210. [More Information]
  • Van Dyke, J., Brandley, M., Thompson, M. (2014). The evolution of viviparity: molecular and genomic data from squamate reptiles advance understanding of live birth in amniotes. Reproduction, 147(1), R15-R26. [More Information]

2013

  • Chapple, D., Whitaker, A., Chapple, S., Miller, K., Thompson, M. (2013). Biosecurity interceptions of an invasive lizard: origin of stowaways and human-assisted spread within New Zealand. Evolutionary Applications (Online), 6, 324-339. [More Information]
  • Chapple, D., Miller, K., Kraus, F., Thompson, M. (2013). Divergent introduction histories among invasive populations of the delicate skink (Lampropholis delicata): Has the importance of genetic admixture in the success of biological invasions been overemphasized? Diversity and Distributions: a journal of conservation biogeography, 19(2), 134-146. [More Information]
  • Wall, M., Thompson, M., Shine, R. (2013). Does foraging mode affect metabolic responses to feeding? A study of pygopodid lizards. Current Zoology, 59(5), 618-625.
  • Andrews, R., Thompson, M., Greene, V. (2013). Does Low Gas Permeability of Rigid-Shelled Gekkotan Eggs Affect Embryonic Development? Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 319(5), 259-267. [More Information]
  • Griffith, O., Brandley, M., Belov, K., Thompson, M. (2013). Gene expression and the evolution of placental functions in reptiles. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Pezaro, N., Doody, J., Green, B., Thompson, M. (2013). Hatching and residual yolk internalization in lizards: evolution, function and fate of the amnion. Evolution and Development, 15(2), 87-95. [More Information]
  • Griffith, O., Van Dyke, J., Thompson, M. (2013). No implantation in an extra-uterine pregnancy of a placentotrophic reptile. Placenta, 34(6), 510-511. [More Information]
  • Griffith, O., Ujvari, B., Belov, K., Thompson, M. (2013). Placental lipoprotein Lipase (LPL) Gene Expression in a Placentotrophic Lizard, Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 320(7), 465-470. [More Information]
  • McKenna, J., Belov, K., Griffith, O., Thompson, M. (2013). Using lizards to investigate the genetic mechanisms controlling uterine angiogenesis during live birth: consequences for cancer. Genetics Society of Australia Inc Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: UNSW.

2012

  • Stewart, J., Russell, K., Thompson, M. (2012). Development of yolk sac and chorioallantoic membranes in the Lord Howe Island skink, Oligosoma lichenigerum. Journal of Morphology, 273(10), 1163-1184. [More Information]
  • Murphy, B., Brandley, M., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2012). Morphology and development of the placentae in Eulamprus quoyii group skinks (Squamata: Scincidae). Journal of Anatomy, 220(5), 454-471. [More Information]
  • Stinnett, H., Stewart, J., Ecay, T., Pyles, R., Herbert, J., Thompson, M. (2012). Placental development and expression of calcium transporting proteins in the extraembryonic membranes of a placentotrophic lizard. Journal of Morphology, 273(3), 347-359. [More Information]
  • Llewellyn, D., Thompson, M., Brown, G., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2012). Reduced investment in immune function in invasion-front populations of the cane toad (Rhinella marina) in Australia. Biological invasions, 14(5), 999-1008. [More Information]
  • Ramirez-Pinilla, M., Parker, S., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2012). Uterine and chorioallantoic angiogenesis and changes in the uterine epithelium during gestation in the viviparous lizard, Niveoscincus conventryi (Squamata: Scincidae). Journal of Morphology, 273(1), 8-23. [More Information]
  • Biazik, J., Parker, S., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2012). Uterine epithelial morphology and progesterone receptors in a mifepristone-treated viviparous lizard pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Squamata: Scincidae) during gestation. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 318(2), 148-158. [More Information]
  • Brandley, M., Young, R., Warren, D., Thompson, M., Wagner, G. (2012). Uterine gene expression in the live-bearing lizard, Chalcides ocellatus, reveals convergence of squamate reptile and mammalian pregnancy mechanisms. Genome Biology and Evolution, 4(3), 394-411. [More Information]

2011

  • Murphy, B., Thompson, M. (2011). A review of the evolution of viviparity in squamate reptiles: The past, present and future role of molecular biology and genomics. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 181(5), 575-594. [More Information]
  • Llewellyn, D., Brown, G., Thompson, M., Shine, R. (2011). Behavioral Responses to Immune-System Activation in an Anuran (the Cane Toad, Bufo marinus): Field and Laboratory Studies. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 84(1), 77-86. [More Information]
  • Chapple, D., Chapple, S., Thompson, M. (2011). Biogeographic barriers in south-eastern Australia drive phylogeographic divergence in the garden skink, Lampropholis guichenoti. Journal of Biogeography, 38(9), 1761-1775. [More Information]
  • Wu, Q., Thompson, M., Murphy, C. (2011). Changing distribution of cadherins during gestation in the uterine epithelium of lizards. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 316(6), 440-450. [More Information]
  • Chapple, D., Hoskin, C., Chapple, S., Thompson, M. (2011). Phylogeographic divergence in the widespread delicate skink (Lampropholis delicata) corresponds to dry habitat barriers in eastern Australia. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11(191), 1-18. [More Information]
  • Murphy, B., Parker, S., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2011). Placentation in the Eastern Water Skink (Eulamprus Quoyii): A Placentome-Like Structure in a Lecithotrophic Lizard. Journal of Anatomy, 218(6), 678-689. [More Information]

2010

  • Murphy, B., Parker, S., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2010). Angiogenesis of the uterus and chorioallantois in the eastern water skink Eulamprus quoyii. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 213(19), 3340-3347. [More Information]
  • Herbert, J., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2010). Calcium ATPase Localization in the Uterus of Two Species of Pseudemoia (Lacertilia: Scincidae) with Complex Placentae. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 5(2), 290-296.
  • Biazik, J., Thompson, M., Murphy, C. (2010). Desmosomes in the Uterine Epithelium of Noninvasive Skink Placentae. Anatomical Record - Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology, 293(3), 502-512. [More Information]
  • Murphy, B., Belov, K., Thompson, M. (2010). Evolution of viviparity and uterine angiogenesis: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in oviparous and viviparous skinks. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 314 B(2), 148-156. [More Information]
  • Du, W., Thompson, M., Shine, R. (2010). Facultative cardiac responses to regional hypoxia in lizard embryos. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 156, 491-494.
  • Pelster, B., Gittenberger-de Groot, A., Poelmann, R., Rombough, P., Schwerte, T., Thompson, M. (2010). Functional Plasticity of the Developing Cardiovascular System: Examples from Different Vertebrates. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 83(5), 775-791.
  • Hare, K., Pledger, S., Thompson, M., Miller, J., Daugherty, C. (2010). Nocturnal lizards from a cool-temperate environment have high metabolic rates at low temperatures. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 180, 1173-1181. [More Information]
  • Grigg, G., Thompson, M., Beard, L., Harlow, P. (2010). Oxygen levels in mound nests of Crocodylus porosus and Alligator mississippiensis are high, and gas exchange occurs primarily by diffusion, not convection. Australian Zoologist, 35(2), 235-244.
  • Biazik, J., Thompson, M., Murphy, C. (2010). Paracellular and Transcellular Transport Across the Squamate Uterine Epithelium. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 5(2), 257-262.
  • Gordon, C., Dickman, C., Thompson, M. (2010). Partitioning of temporal activity among desert lizards in relation to prey availability and temperature. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 35(1), 41-52.
  • Linville, B., Stewart, J., Ecay, T., Herbert, J., Parker, S., Thompson, M. (2010). Placental calcium provision in a lizard with prolonged oviductal egg retention. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 180(2), 221-227. [More Information]
  • Thompson, M., Blackburn, D., Parker, S. (2010). Reproduction in Reptiles from Genes to Ecology: A Retrospective and Prospective Vision. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 5(2), 252-256.
  • Stewart, J., Mathieson, A., Ecay, T., Herbert, J., Parker, S., Thompson, M. (2010). Uterine and Eggshell Structure and Histochemistry in a Lizard With Prolonged Uterine Egg Retention (Lacertilia, Scincidae, Saiphos). Journal of Morphology, 271(11), 1342-1351. [More Information]
  • Parker, S., Manconi, F., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2010). Uterine and Placental Angiogenesis in the Australian Skinks, Ctenotus taeniolatus, and Saiphos equalis. Anatomical Record - Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology, 293(5), 829-838. [More Information]
  • Parker, S., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2010). Uterine Angiogenesis in Squamate Reptiles: Implications for the Evolution of Viviparity. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 5(2), 330-334.
  • Gordon, C., Dickman, C., Thompson, M. (2010). What factors allow opportunistic nocturnal activity in a primarily diurnal desert lizard (Ctenotus pantherinus)? Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 156, 255-261. [More Information]

2009

  • Murphy, B., Thompson, M., Belov, K. (2009). Evolution of viviparity and the maternal immune system: Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I genes in skinks. Orbit: University of Sydney Undergraduate Research Journal, 1(1), 1-17.
  • Munn, A., Dawson, T., McLeod, S., Croft, D., Thompson, M., Dickman, C. (2009). Field metabolic rate and water turnover of red kangaroos and sheep in an arid rangeland: an empirically derived dry-sheep-equivalent for kangaroos. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57(1), 23-28.
  • Chapple, D., Thompson, M. (2009). Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from the invasive delicate skink (Lampropholis delicata), with cross-amplification in other Australian Eugongylus group species. Conservation Genetics Resources, 1(1), 55-58. [More Information]
  • Biazik, J., Thompson, M., Murphy, C. (2009). Lysosomal and alkaline phosphatase activity indicate macromolecule transport across the uterine epithelium in two viviparous skinks with complex placenta. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 312(8), 817-826. [More Information]
  • Stewart, J., Ecay, T., Garland, C., Fregoso, S., Price, E., Herbert, J., Thompson, M. (2009). Maternal provision and embryonic uptake of calcium in an oviparous and a placentotrophic viviparous Australian lizard (Lacertilia: Scincidae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 153(2), 202-208. [More Information]
  • Stewart, J., Thompson, M. (2009). Parallel Evolution of Placentation in Australian Scincid Lizards. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 312(6), 590-602. [More Information]
  • Stewart, J., Thompson, M. (2009). Placental Ontogeny in Tasmanian Snow Skinks (Genus Niveoscincus) (Lacertilia: Scincidae). Journal of Morphology, 270, 485-516. [More Information]
  • Blamires, S., Hochuli, D., Thompson, M. (2009). Prey protein influences growth and decoration building in the orb web spider Argiope keyserlingi. Ecological Entomology, 34, 545-550.
  • Wu, Q., Parker, S., Thompson, M. (2009). Selected body temperature, metabolic rate and activity pattern of the Australian fossorial skink, Saiphos equalis. Herpetological Journal, 19, 127-133.
  • Robert, K., Thompson, M. (2009). Viviparity and Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination. Sexual Development, 4(1-2), 119-128. [More Information]

2008

  • Parker, S., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2008). Angiogenesis in the Uterus of the Three-Toed Skink, Saiphos equalis. 4th CPB Meeting in Africa: MARA 2008, Bologna, Italy: Medimond International Proceedings.
  • Biazik, J., Thompson, M., Murphy, C. (2008). Claudin-5 is restricted to the tight junction region of uterine epithelial cells in the uterus of pregnant/gravid squamate reptiles. Anatomical Record - Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology, 291(5), 547-556. [More Information]
  • Parker, S., Lindsay, L., Herbert, J., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2008). Expression and localization of Ca(2+)-ATPase in the uterus during the reproductive cycle of king quail (Coturnix chinensis) and zebra finch (Poephila guttata). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 149, 30-35. [More Information]
  • Blamires, S., Hochuli, D., Thompson, M. (2008). Why cross the web: decoration spectral properties and prey capture in an orb spider (Argiope keyserlingi) web. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 94(2), 221-229.

2007

  • Grellet-Tinner, G., Wroe, S., Thompson, M., Ji, Q. (2007). A note on pterosaur nesting behavior. Historical Biology: An international journal of paleobiology, 19(4), 273-277.
  • Rogers, K., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2007). Beneficial acclimation: sex specific thermal acclimation of metabolic capacity in the striped marsh frog (Limnodynastes peronii). The Journal of Experimental Biology, 210(16), 2932-2938.
  • Thompson, M., Lindsay, L., Herbert, J., Murphy, C. (2007). Calcium ATPase expression in the oviducts of the skink, Lampropholis guichenoti. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology. [More Information]
  • Thompson, M. (2007). Comparison of the respiratory transition at birth or hatching in viviparous and oviparous amniote vertebrates. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 148(4), 755-760. [More Information]
  • Blamires, S., Hochuli, D., Thompson, M. (2007). Does decoration building influence antipredator responses in an orb-web spider (Argiope keyserlingi) in its natural habitat? Australian Journal of Zoology, 55(1), 1-7.
  • Adams, S., Biazik, J., Stewart, R., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2007). Fundamentals of viviparity: Comparison of seasonal changes in the uterine epithelium of oviparous and viviparous Lerista bougainvillii (Squamata : Scincidae). Journal of Morphology, 268(7), 624-635. [More Information]
  • Blamires, S., Thompson, M., Hochuli, D. (2007). Habitat selection and web plasticity by the orb spider Argiope keyserlingi (Argiopidae): Do they compromise foraging success for predator avoidance? Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 32(5), 551-563.
  • Robert, K., Thompson, M. (2007). Is basking opportunity in the viviparous lizard, Eulamprus tympanum, compromised by the presence of a predator scent? Journal of Herpetology, 41(2), 287-293.
  • Hare, K., Pledger, S., Thompson, M., Miller, J., Daugherty, C. (2007). Low cost of locomotion in lizards that are active at low temperatures. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 80(1), 46-58.
  • Biazik, J., Thompson, M., Murphy, C. (2007). The tight junctional protein occludin is found in the uterine epithelium of squamate reptiles. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 177(8), 935-943. [More Information]
  • Adams, S., Lui, S., Jones, S., Thompson, M., Murphy, C. (2007). Uterine epithelial changes during placentation in the viviparous skink Eulamprus tympanum. Journal of Morphology, 268(5), 385-400. [More Information]

2006

  • Thompson, M., Speake, B. (2006). A review of the evolution of viviparity in lizards: structure, function and physiology of the placenta. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 176(3), 179-189. [More Information]
  • Herbert, J., Lindsay, L., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2006). Calcium transport across the uterine epithelium of pregnant lizards. Herpetological Monographs, 20(1), 205-211.
  • Spencer, R., Janzen, F., Thompson, M. (2006). Counterintuitive density-dependent growth in a long-lived vertebrate after removal of nest predators. Ecology, 87(12), 3109-3118.
  • Hare, K., Pledger, S., Thompson, M., Miller, J., Daugherty, C. (2006). Daily patterns of metabolic rate among New Zealand lizards (Reptilia: Lacertilia: Diplodactylidae and Scincidae). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 79(4), 745-753.
  • Shine, R., Thompson, M. (2006). Did embryonic responses to incubation conditions drive the evolution of reproductive modes in squamate reptiles? Herpetological Monographs, 20(1), 159-171.
  • Prosser, C., Hudson, S., Thompson, M. (2006). Effects of urbanization on behavior, performance, and morphology of the Garden Skink, Lampropholis guichenoti. Journal of Herpetology, 40(2), 151-159.
  • Harvey, P., Thompson, M. (2006). Energetics of emergence in the cicadas, Cyclochila australasiae and Abricta curvicosta (Homoptera: Cicadidae). Journal of Insect Physiology, 52(9), 905-909. [More Information]
  • Thompson, M., Blackburn, D. (2006). Evolution of viviparity in Reptiles: Introduction to the symposium. Herpetological Monographs, 20, 129-130.
  • Thompson, M., Biazik, J., Lui, S., Adams, S., Murphy, C. (2006). Morphological and functional changes to the uterus of lizards with different placental complexities. Herpetological Monographs, 20(1), 178-185.
  • Nelson, N., Thompson, M., Pledger, S., Keall, S., Daugherty, C. (2006). Performance of Juvenile Tuatara Depends on Age, Clutch, and Incubation Regime. Journal of Herpetology, 40(3), 399-403.
  • Sinclair, E., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2006). Phenotypic flexibility in the metabolic response of the limpet Cellana tramoserica to thermally different microhabitats. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 335(1), 131-141. [More Information]
  • Robert, K., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2006). Thermal biology of a viviparous lizard with temperature-dependant sex determination. Journal of Thermal Biology, 31(4), 292-301.
  • Seebacher, F., Schwartz, T., Thompson, M. (2006). Transition from ectothermy to endothermy: the development of metabolic capacity in a bird (Gallus gallus). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 273(1586), 565-570.
  • Thomson, M., Herbert, J., Thompson, M. (2006). Tyrosine phosphorylated proteins in the reproductive tract of the viviparous lizard Eulamprus tympanum and the oviparous lizard Lampropholis guichenoti. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 144(3), 382-386. [More Information]
  • Stewart, J., Thompson, M., Attaway, M., Herbert, J., Murphy, C. (2006). Uptake of dextran-FITC by epithelial cells of the chorioallantoic placentome and the omphalopleure of the placentotrophic lizard, Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii. Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 305A (10), 883-889. [More Information]

2005

  • Osborne, L., Thompson, M. (2005). Chemical composition and structure of the eggshell of three oviparous lizards. Copeia, 2005 (3), 683-692.
  • Adams, S., Biazik, J., Thompson, M., Murphy, C. (2005). Cyto-epitheliochorial placenta of the viviparous lizard Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii: a new placental morphotype. Journal of Morphology, 264(3), 264-276. [More Information]
  • Spencer, R., Thompson, M. (2005). Experimental analysis of the impact of foxes on freshwater turtle populations. Conservation Biology, 19(3), 845-854.
  • Thomson, M., Herbert, J., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2005). HoxA10-like proteins in the reproductive tract of the viviparous lizard Eulamprus tympanum and the oviparous lizard Lampropholis guichenoti. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 142(1), 123-127. [More Information]
  • Thompson, M., Hutchinson, M., Stewart, J. (2005). Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink, Rainbow Skink). Herpetological Review, 36(4), 450-451.
  • Blamires, S., Spencer, R., King, P., Thompson, M. (2005). Population parameters and life-table analysis of two coexisting freshwater turtles: are the Bellinger River turtle populations threatened? Wildlife Research, 32(4), 339-347.

2004

  • Rogers, K., Seebacher, F., Thompson, M. (2004). Biochemical Acclimation Of Metabolic Enzymes In Response To Lowered Temperature In Tadpoles Of Limnodynastes Peronii. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 137(4), 731-738. [More Information]
  • Adams, S., Hosie, M., Murphy, C., Thompson, M. (2004). Changes In Oviductal Morphology Of The Skink, Lampropholis Guichenoti, Associated With Egg Production. Journal of Morphology, 262(1), 536-544. [More Information]
  • Speake, B., Herbert, J., Thompson, M. (2004). Comparison Of The Fatty-Acid Compositions Of Prey Items And Yolks Of Australian Insectivorous Scincid Lizards. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 174(5), 393-397.
  • Hare, K., Pledger, S., Thompson, M., Miller, J., Daugherty, C. (2004). Conditioning Reduces Metabolic Rate And Time To Steady-State In The Lizard Naultinus Manukanus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 139(2), 245-250. [More Information]
  • Nelson, N., Thompson, M., Pledger, S., Keall, S., Daugherty, C. (2004). Do Tsd, Sex Ratios, And Nest Characteristics Influence The Vulnerability Of Tuatara To Global Warming? International Congress Series, 1275, 250-257. [More Information]
  • Nelson, N., Thompson, M., Pledger, S., Keall, S., Daugherty, C. (2004). Egg Mass Determines Hatchling Size, And Incubation Temperature Influences Post-Hatching Growth, Of Tuatara Sphenodon Punctatus. Journal of Zoology, 263(1), 77-87.
  • Thompson, M., Speake, B. (2004). Egg Morphology And Composition. In D. C. Deeming (Eds.), Reptilian Incubation: Environment, Evolution and Behaviour, (pp. 45-74). Nottingham: Nottingham University Press.
  • Chen, X., Thompson, M., Dickman, C. (2004). Energy Density And Its Seasonal Variation In Desert Beetles. Journal of Arid Environments, 56(3), 559-567.
  • Speake, B., Herbert, J., Thompson, M. (2004). Evidence for placental transfer of lipids during gestation in the viviparous lizard, Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 139(2), 213-220. [More Information]
  • Nelson, N., Thompson, M., Pledger, S., Keall, S., Daugherty, C. (2004). Induction of oviposition produces smaller eggs in tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus). New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 31(4), 283-289.
  • Thompson, M., Adams, S., Herbert, J., Biazik, J., Murphy, C. (2004). Placental Function In Lizards. International Congress Series, 1275, 218-225. [More Information]
  • Stewart, J., Thompson, M. (2004). Placental Ontogeny Of The Tasmanian Scincid Lizard, Niveoscincus Ocellatus (Reptilia : Squamata). Journal of Morphology, 259(2), 214-237. [More Information]
  • Chen, X., Dickman, C., Thompson, M. (2004). Selective consumption by predators of different body regions of prey: is rate of energy intake important? Journal of Zoology, 264(2), 189-196.
  • Nelson, N., Cree, A., Thompson, M., Keall, S., Daugherty, C. (2004). Temperature-Dependant Sex Determination In Tuatara. In Not known (Eds.), Temperature-dependant sex determination in vertebrates, (pp. 53-58). Washington: Smithsonian Books.
  • Green, M., Thompson, M., Lemckert, F. (2004). The Effects Of Suspended Sediments On The Tadpoles Of Two Stream-Breeding And Forest-Dwelling Frogs, Mixophyes Balbus And Helioporus Australiacus. In Lunney, D (Eds.), Conservation of Australias Forest Fauna, (pp. 713-720). Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of NSW.
  • Seebacher, F., Sparrow, J., Thompson, M. (2004). Turtles (Chelodina Longicollis) Regulate Muscle Metabolic Enzyme Activity In Response To Seasonal Variation In Body Temperature. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 174(3), 205-210. [More Information]

2003

  • Speake, B., Thompson, M., Thacker, F., Bedford, G. (2003). Distribution of lipids from the yolk to the tissues during development of the water python (Liasis fuscus). Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 173, 541-547. [More Information]
  • Blackburn, D., Weaber, K., Stewart, J., Thompson, M. (2003). Do Pregnant Lizards Resorb or Abort Inviable Eggs and Embryos? Morphological Evidence From an Australian skink, Pseudemoia pagenstecheri. Journal of Morphology, 256(2), 219-234. [More Information]
  • Iglesias, S., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2003). Energetic cost of a meal in a frequent feeding lizard. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 135(3), 377-382.
  • Thompson, M., Speake, B. (2003). Energy and nutrient utilisation by embryonic reptiles. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 133(3), 529-538.
  • Alibardi, L., Thompson, M. (2003). Epidermal Differentiation During Ontogeny and After Hatching in the Snake Liasis fuscus (Pythonidae, Serpentes, Reptilia), With Emphasis on the Formation of the Shedding Complex. Journal of Morphology, 256(1), 29-41. [More Information]
  • Stewart, J., Thompson, M. (2003). Evolutionary Transformations of the Fetal Membranes of Viviparous Reptiles: A Case Study of Two Lineages. Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 299A (1), 13-32.
  • Robert, K., Thompson, M., Seebacher, F. (2003). Facultative sex allocation in the viviparous lizard Eulamprus tympanum, a species with temperature-dependent sex determination. Australian Journal of Zoology, 51(4), 367-370.
  • Robert, K., Thompson, M. (2003). Reconstructing Thermochron iButtons to reduce size and weight as a new technique in the study of small animal thermal biology. Herpetological Review, 34(2), 130-132.
  • Spencer, R., Thompson, M. (2003). The significance of predation in nest site selection of turtles: an experimental consideration of macro- and microhabitat preferences. Oikos: a journal of ecology, 102(3), 592-600.
  • Hosie, M., Adams, S., Thompson, M., Murphy, C. (2003). Viviparous lizard, Eulamprus tympanum, shows changes in the uterine surface epithelium during early pregnancy that are similar to the plasma membrane transformation of mammals. Journal of Morphology, 258(3), 346-357. [More Information]

2002

  • Thompson, M., Stewart, J., Speake, B., Hosie, M., Murphy, C. (2002). Evolution of viviparity: what can Australian lizards tell us? Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 131(4), 631-643.
  • Alibardi, L., Thompson, M. (2002). Keratinization and ultrastructure of the epidermis of late embryonic stages in the alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). Journal of Anatomy, 201(1), 71-84.

2001

  • Alibardi, L., Thompson, M. (2001). Fine structure of the developing epidermis in the embryo of the American alligator (Aligator mississippiensis, Crocodilia, Reptilia). Journal of Anatomy, 198, 265-282.
  • Spencer, R., Thompson, M., Banks, P. (2001). Hatch or wait? A dilemma in reptilian incubation. Oikos: a journal of ecology, 93, 401-406.
  • Thompson, M., Russell, K., Speake, B., McCartney, R. (2001). Nutrient uptake by embryos of the Australian viviparous lizard Eulamprus tympanum. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 74(4), 560-567.
  • Thompson, M., Russell, K., Speake, B., Stewart, J., McCartney, R. (2001). Placental nutrition in the Tasmanian skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 171, 155-160.
  • Thompson, M., Russell, K., Speake, B., McCartney, R. (2001). Utilisation of lipids, protein, ions and energy during embryonic development of Australian oviparous skinks in the genus Lampropholis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 129, 313-326.
  • Thompson, M., Russell, K., Stewart, J., Speake, B., McCartney, R. (2001). Utilisation of Nutrients by Embryos of the Enigmatic Australian Viviparous Skink Niveoscincus coventryi. Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 290(3), 291-298. [More Information]
  • Robert, K., Thompson, M. (2001). Viviparous lizard selects sex of embryos. Nature, 412, 698-699.

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