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Scientific Papers in Refereed Journals 2000-2003

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Tiliqua nigrolutea, Brindabella Range

Tiliqua nigrolutea, Brindabella Range.


248. Webb, J. K., R. Shine, W. R. Branch, and P. S. Harlow. 2000. Life history strategies in basal snakes: reproduction and dietary habits of the African threadsnake, Leptotyphlops scutifrons (Serpentes, Leptotyphlopidae). Journal of Zoology (London) 250:321-327.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2000.tb00776.x

249. Webb, J., and R. Shine. 2000. Paving the way for habitat restoration: can artificial rocks restore degraded habitats for endangered reptiles? Biological Conservation 92:93-99.
DOI: 10.1016/S0006-3207(99)00056-7

250. Webb, J. K., R. Shine, and W. R. Branch. 2000. Life underground: food habits and reproductive biology of two amphisbaenian species (Monopeltis anchietae and Zygaspis quadrifons) from southern Africa. Journal of Herpetology 34:510-516. DownloadAdobe pdf document

251. Whitaker, P. B., and R. Shine. 2000. Sources of mortality of large elapid snakes in an agricultural landscape. Journal of Herpetology 34:121-128. DownloadAdobe pdf document

252. Whitaker, P., K. Ellis, and R. Shine. 2000. The defensive strike of the eastern brownsnake (Pseudonaja textilis, Elapidae). Functional Ecology 14:25-31.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2435.2000.00385.x

253. Shine, R., M. M. Olsson, M. P. Lemaster, I. T. Moore, and R. T. Mason. 2000. Effects of sex, body size, temperature and location on the antipredator tactics of free-ranging garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis, Colubridae). Behavioral Ecology 11:239-245.
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/11.3.239

254. Madsen, T., M. Olsson, H. Wittzell, B. Stille, A. Gullberg, R. Shine, S. Andersson, and H. Tegelström. 2000. Population size and genetic diversity in sand lizards (Lacerta agilis) and adders (Vipera berus). Biological Conservation 94:257-262.
DOI: 10.1016/S0006-3207(99)00127-5

255. Shine, R., M. M. Olsson, I. T. Moore, M. P. LeMaster, and R. T. Mason. 2000. Body size enhances mating success in male garter snakes. Animal Behaviour 59:F4-F11.
DOI: 10.1006/anbe.1999.1338

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

257. James, C. D., and R. Shine. 2000. Why are there so many coexisting species of lizards in Australian deserts? Oecologia 125:127-141.
DOI: 10.1007/PL00008884

258. Olsson, M. M., and R. Shine. 2000. Ownership determines the outcome of contests in the scincid lizard, Niveoscincus microlepidotus. Behavioral Ecology 11:587-590.
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/11.6.587

259. Qualls, F. J., and R. Shine. 2000. Post-hatching environment contributes greatly to phenotypic variation between two populations of the Australian garden skink, Lampropholis guichenoti. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 71:315-341.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2000.tb01260.x

260. Bonnet, X., G. Naulleau, R. Shine, and O. Lourdais. 2000. Reproductive versus ecological advantages to larger body size in female snakes (Vipera aspis). Oikos 89:509-518.
DOI: 10.1034/j.1600-0706.2000.890310.x

261. Shine, R., M. M. Olsson, and R. T. Mason. 2000. Chastity belts in garter snakes: the functional significance of mating plugs. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 70:377-390.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2000.tb01229.x

262. Olsson, M., and R. Shine. 2000. Lizards as a plant's hired help: letting pollinators in and seed out. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 71:191-202.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2000.tb01253.x

263. Keogh, J. S., W. R. Branch, and R. Shine. 2000. Feeding ecology, reproduction and sexual dimorphism in the southern African colubrid snake Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia. African Journal of Herpetology 49:129-137.

264. Shine, R. 2000. Vertebral numbers in male and female snakes: the roles of natural, sexual and fecundity selection. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 13:455-465.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.2000.00181.x

265. Shine, R., P. S. Harlow, M. J. Elphick, M. M. Olsson, and R. T. Mason. 2000. Conflicts between courtship and thermoregulation: the thermal ecology of amorous male garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 73:508-516.
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266. Madsen, T., and R. Shine. 2000. Energy versus risk: costs of reproduction in free-ranging pythons in tropical Australia. Austral Ecology 25:670-675.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2000.tb00073.x

267. Madsen, T., and R. Shine. 2000. Rain, fish and snakes: climatically-driven population dynamics of arafura filesnakes in tropical Australia. Oecologia 124:208-215.
DOI: 10.1007/s004420050008

268. Shine, R., D. O'Connor, and R. T. Mason. 2000. The problem with courting a cylindrical object: how does an amorous male snake determine which end is which? Behaviour 137:727-739. DownloadAdobe pdf document
DOI: 10.1163/156853900502312

269. Klingenbök, A., K. Osterwalder, and R. Shine. 2000. Habitat use and thermal biology of the 'land mullet' Egernia major, a large scincid lizard from remnant rainforest in southeastern Australia. Copeia 2000:931-939.
DOI: 10.1643/0045-8511(2000)000[0931:HUATBO]2.0.CO;2

270. Shine, R., and X. Bonnet. 2000. Snakes: a new "model organism" in ecological research? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 15:221-222.
DOI: 10.1016/S0169-5347(00)01853-X

271. Shine, R., M. M. Olsson, P. Harlow, I. T. Moore, M. P. LeMaster, and R. T. Mason. 2000. The transvestite serpent: why do male garter snakes court (some) other males? Animal Behaviour 59:349-359.
DOI: 10.1006/anbe.1999.1321

272. Shine, R. 2000. The ecology and evolution of reptilian viviparity. Journal of Reproduction and Development 46 (Supplement):55-56.

273. Shine, R., D. O'Connor, and R. T. Mason. 2000. Female mimicry in garter snakes: behavioural tactics of "she-males" and the males that court them. Canadian Journal of Zoology 78:1391-1396.

274. Madsen, T., and R. Shine. 2000. Silver spoons and snake sizes: prey availability early in life influences long-term growth rates of free-ranging pythons. Journal of Animal Ecology 69:952-958.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2000.00477.x

275. Shine, R., D. O'Connor, and R. T. Mason. 2000. Sexual conflict in the snake den. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 48:392-401.
DOI: 10.1007/s002650000255

276. Blomberg, S. P., and R. Shine. 2000. Size-based predation by Kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae) on lizards (Eulamprus tympanum: Scincidae): what determines prey vulnerability? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 48:484-489.
DOI: 10.1007/s002650000260

277. Greer, A. E., and R. Shine. 2000. Relationship between mass and length in Australian elapid snakes. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 45:375-380.


278. Downes, S. J., and R. Shine. 2001. Why does tail loss increase a lizard's later chances of being consumed by snake predators? Ecology 82:1293-1303. DownloadAdobe pdf document

279. Madsen, T., and R. Shine. 2001. Conflicting conclusions from long-term versus short-term studies on growth and reproduction of a tropical snake. Herpetologica 57:147-156.

280. Madsen, T., and R. Shine. 2001. Do snakes shrink? Oikos 92:187-188.
DOI: 10.1034/j.1600-0706.2001.920122.x

281. Shine, R., M. J. Elphick, P. S. Harlow, I. T. Moore, M. P. LeMaster, and R. T. Mason. 2001. Movements, mating and dispersal of red-sided garter snakes from a communal den in Manitoba. Copeia 2001:82-91.
DOI: 10.1643/0045-8511(2001)001[0082:MMADOR]2.0.CO;2

282. Pfrender, M., R. T. Mason, J. T. Wilmslow, and R. Shine. 2001. Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis (red-sided garter snake). Male-male copulation. Herpetological Review 32:52. DownloadAdobe pdf document

283. Sun, L., R. Shine, D. Zhao, and Z. Tang. 2001. Biotic and abiotic influences on activity patterns of insular pit-vipers (Gloydius shedaoensis, Viperidae) from north-eastern China. Biological Conservation 97:387-398.
DOI: 10.1016/S0006-3207(00)00137-3

284. Webb, J. K., R. Shine, and W. R. Branch. 2001. Dietary habits and reproductive biology of typhlopid snakes from southern Africa. Journal of Herpetology 35:558-567. DownloadAdobe pdf document

285. Bonnet, X., G. Naulleau, R. Shine, and O. Lourdais. 2001. Short-term versus long-term effects of food intake on reproductive output in a viviparous snake Vipera aspis. Oikos 92:297-308.
DOI: 10.1034/j.1600-0706.2001.920212.x

286. Shine, R., and M. Kearney. 2001. Field studies of reptile thermoregulation: how well do physical models predict operative temperatures? Functional Ecology 15:282-288.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2435.2001.00510.x

287. Bonnet, X., G. Naulleau, D. Bradshaw, and R. Shine. 2001. Changes in plasma progesterone in relation to vitellogenesis and gestation in the snake Vipera aspis. General and Comparative Endocrinology 121:84-94.
DOI: 10.1006/gcen.2000.7574

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

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

290. Shine, R., M. P. LeMaster, I. T. Moore, M. M. Olsson, and R. T. Mason. 2001. Bumpus in the snake den: effects of sex, size and body condition on mortality in red-sided garter snakes. Evolution 55:598-604.

291. Koenig, J., R. Shine, and G. Shea. 2001. The ecology of an Australian reptile icon: how do bluetongue lizards (Tiliqua scincoides) survive in suburbia? Wildlife Research 28:215-227.
DOI: 10.1071/WR00068

292.Bonnet, X., R. Shine, G. Naulleau, and C. Thiburce. 2001. Plastic vipers: genetic and environmental influences on the size and shape of Gaboon vipers, Bitis gabonica. Journal of Zoology (London) 255:341-351.
DOI: 10.1017/S0952836901001443

293. Pearson, D., R. Shine, X. Bonnet, A. Williams, B. Jennings, and O. Lourdais. 2001. Ecological notes on crowned snakes, Elapognathus coronatus, from the Archipelago of the Recherche in southwestern Australia. Australian Zoologist 31:610-617. DownloadAdobe pdf document

294. Shine, R., and M. Elphick. 2001. The effect of short-term weather fluctuations on temperatures inside lizard nests, and on the phenotypic traits of hatchling lizards. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 72:555-565.
DOI: 10.1006/bijl.2000.0516

295. Keogh, J. S., D. Barker, and R. Shine. 2001. Heavily exploited but poorly known: systematics and biogeography of commercially harvested pythons (Python curtus group) in Southeast Asia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 73:113-129.
DOI: 10.1006/bijl.2001.0529

296. Shine, R., and S. Shetty. 2001. Moving in two worlds: aquatic and terrestrial locomotion in sea snakes (Laticauda colubrina, Laticaudidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 14:338-346.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.2001.00265.x

297. Kearney, M., R. Shine, S. Comber, and D. Pearson. 2001. Why do geckos group? An analysis of "social" aggregations in two species of Australian lizards. Herpetologica 57:411-422.

298. Blomberg, S., and R. Shine. 2001. Modeling life history strategies with capture-recapture data: Evolutionary demography of the water skink Eulamprus tympanum. Austral Ecology 26:349-359.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1442-9993.2001.01120.x

299. Shine, R., and R. T. Mason. 2001. Courting male garter snakes use multiple cues to identify potential mates. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 49:465-473.
DOI: 10.1007/s002650100334

300. Caley, M. J., L. Schwarzkopf, and R. Shine. 2001. Does total reproductive effort evolve independently of offspring size? Evolution 55:1245-1248.

301. Wuster, W., B. Bush, J. S. Keogh, M. O'Shea, and R. Shine. 2001. Taxonomic contributions in the "amateur" literature: comments on recent descriptions of new genera and species by Raymond Hoser. Litteratura Serpentium 21:67-79, 86-91. DownloadAdobe pdf document

302. Fearn, S., B. Robinson, J. Sambono, and R. Shine. 2001. Pythons in the pergola: the ecology of "nuisance" carpet pythons (Morelia spilota) from suburban habitats in south-eastern Queensland. Wildlife Research 28:573-579.
DOI: 10.1071/WR00106

303. Shine, R., D. O'Connor, M. P. LeMaster, and R. T. Mason. 2001. Pick on someone your own size: ontogenetic shifts in mate choice by male garter snakes result in size-assortative mating. Animal Behaviour 61:1133-1141.
DOI: 10.1006/anbe.2001.1712

304. Shine, R., and J. Koenig. 2001. Snakes in the garden: an analysis of reptiles "rescued" by community-based wildlife carers. Biological Conservation 102:271-283.
DOI: 10.1016/S0006-3207(01)00102-1

305. Shine, R., and S. Shetty. 2001. The influence of natural selection and sexual selection on the tails of sea-snakes (Laticauda colubrina). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 74:121-129.
DOI: 10.1006/bijl.2001.0560

306. Smith, S. A., C. C. Austin, and R. Shine. 2001. A phylogenetic analysis of variation in reproductive mode within an Australian lizard species (Saiphos equalis, Scincidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 74:131-139.
DOI: 10.1006/bijl.2001.0563

307. Webb, J. K., G. P. Brown, and R. Shine. 2001. Body size, locomotor speed and antipredator behaviour in a tropical snake (Tropidonophis mairii, Colubridae): the influence of incubation environments and genetic factors. Functional Ecology 15:561-568.
DOI: 10.1046/j.0269-8463.2001.00570.x

308. Flatt, T., R. Shine, P. A. Borges-Landaez, and S. J. Downes. 2001. Phenotypic variation in an oviparous montane lizard (Bassiana duperreyi): the effects of thermal and hydric incubation environments. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 74:339-350.
DOI: 10.1006/bijl.2001.0581

309. Shine, R., B. Phillips, H. Waye, M. LeMaster, and R. T. Mason. 2001. Advantage of female mimicry to snakes. Nature 414:267.
DOI: 10.1038/35104687


310. Ujvari, B., T. Madsen, T. Kotenko, M. Olsson, R. Shine, and H. Witzell. 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

311. Shetty, S., and R. Shine. 2002. Sexual divergence in diets and morphology in Fijian sea snakes, Laticauda colubrina (Laticaudidae). Austral Ecology 27:77-84.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1442-9993.2002.01161.x

312. Bonnet, X., R. Shine, and O. Lourdais. 2002. Taxonomic chauvinism. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 17:1-3.
DOI: 10.1016/S0169-5347(01)02381-3

313. Sun, L., R. Shine, D. Zhao, and Z. Tang. 2002. Low costs, high output: reproduction in an insular pit-viper (Gloydius shedaoensis, Viperidae) from north-eastern China. Journal of Zoology (London) 256:511-521.
DOI: 10.1017/S0952836902000560

314. Koenig, J., R. Shine, and G. Shea. 2002. The dangers of life in the city: patterns of activity, injury and mortality in suburban lizards (Tiliqua scincoides). Journal of Herpetology 36:62-68. DownloadAdobe pdf document

315. Shine, R. 2002. Do dietary habits predict scale counts in snakes? Journal of Herpetology 36:268-272. DownloadAdobe pdf document

316. Shetty, S., and R. Shine. 2002. Activity patterns of yellow-lipped sea kraits (Laticauda colubrina) on a Fijian island. Copeia 2002:77-85.
DOI: 10.1643/0045-8511(2002)002[0077:APOYLS]2.0.CO;2

317. Shetty, S., and R. Shine. 2002. The mating system of yellow-lipped sea kraits (Laticauda colubrina, Laticaudinae). Herpetologica 58:170-180.
DOI: 10.1043/0018-0831(2002)058(0170:TMSOYS)2.0.CO;2

318. Fitzgerald, M., R. Shine, and F. Lemckert. 2002. A radiotelemetric study of habitat use by the arboreal snake Hoplocephalus stephensii (Elapidae) in eastern Australia. Copeia 2002:321-332.
DOI: 10.1643/0045-8511(2002)002[0321:RSOHUB]2.0.CO;2

319. Brown, G. P., R. Shine, and T. Madsen. 2002. Responses of three sympatric snake species to tropical seasonality in northern Australia. Journal of Tropical Ecology 18:549-568. DownloadAdobe pdf document

320. Shine, R., L. Sun, M. Fitzgerald, and M. Kearney. 2002. Behavioral responses of free-ranging pit-vipers (Gloydius shedaoensis, Viperidae) to approach by a human. Copeia 2002:843-850.
DOI: 10.1643/0045-8511(2002)002[0843:AROFRP]2.0.CO;2

321. Whitaker, P. B., and R. Shine. 2002. Thermal biology and activity patterns of the eastern brownsnake (Pseudonaja textilis): a radiotelemetric study. Herpetologica 58:436-462.
DOI: 10.1043/0018-0831(2002)058(0436:TBAAPO)2.0.CO;2

322. Shine, R., and L. Sun. 2002. Arboreal ambush-site selection by pit-vipers (Gloydius shedaoensis). Animal Behaviour 63:565-576.
DOI: 10.1006/anbe.2001.1928

323. Brown, G. P., and R. Shine. 2002. Reproductive ecology of a tropical natricine snake, Tropidonophis mairii (Colubridae). Journal of Zoology (London) 258:63-72.
DOI: 10.1017/S0952836902001218

324. Webb, J. K., B. W. Brook, and R. Shine. 2002. Reptile collectors threaten Australia's most endangered snake, the broad-headed snake Hoplocephalus bungaroides. Oryx 36:170-187.
DOI: 10.1017/S0030605302000248

325. Webb, J. K., B. W. Brook, and R. Shine. 2002. What makes a species vulnerable to extinction? Comparative life-history traits of two sympatric snakes. Ecological Research 17:59-67.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-1703.2002.00463.x

326. Bonnet, X., O. Lourdais, R. Shine, and G. Naulleau. 2002. Reproduction in a typical capital breeder: cost, currencies and complications in the asp viper (Vipera aspis). Ecology 83:2124-2135. DownloadAdobe pdf document

327. Aubret, F., X. Bonnet, R. Shine, and O. Lourdais. 2002. Fat is sexy for females but not males: the influence of body reserves on reproduction in snakes (Vipera aspis). Hormones and Behaviour 42:135-147.
DOI: 10.1006/hbeh.2002.1793

328. Pearson, D., R. Shine, and A. Williams. 2002. Geographic variation in sexual size dimorphism within a single snake species (Morelia spilota, Pythonidae). Oecologia 131:418-426.
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-002-0917-5

329. Reed, R. N., and R. Shine. 2002. Lying in wait for extinction? Ecological correlates of conservation status among Australian elapid snakes. Conservation Biology 16:451-461.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1523-1739.2002.02283.x

330. Mokany, A., and R. Shine. 2002. Pond attributes influence competitive interactions between tadpoles and mosquito larvae. Austral Ecology 27:396-404.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1442-9993.2002.01193.x

331. Lourdais, O., X. Bonnet, R. Shine, D. Denardo, G. Naulleau, and M. Guillon. 2002. Capital-breeding and reproductive effort in a variable environment: a longitudinal study of a viviparous snake. Journal of Animal Ecology 71:470-479.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2656.2002.00612.x

332. Shetty, S., and R. Shine. 2002. Philopatry and homing behavior of sea snakes (Laticauda colubrina) from two adjacent islands in Fiji. Conservation Biology 16:1422-1426.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1523-1739.2002.00515.x

333. Shine, R., L. Sun, M. Kearney, and M. Fitzgerald. 2002. Thermal correlates of foraging-site selection by Chinese pit-vipers (Gloydius shedaoensis, Viperidae). Journal of Thermal Biology 27:405-412.
DOI: 10.1016/S0306-4565(02)00009-8

334. Pearson, D. J., and R. Shine. 2002. Expulsion of interperitoneally-implanted radiotransmitters by Australian pythons. Herpetological Review 33:261-263. DownloadAdobe pdf document

335. Brown, G. P., and R. Shine. 2002. The influence of weather conditions on activity of tropical snakes. Austral Ecology 27:596-605.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1442-9993.2002.01218.x

336. Shine, R. 2002. Eggs in autumn: responses to declining incubation temperatures by the eggs of montane lizards. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 76:71-77.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2002.tb01715.x

337. Shine, R., E. G. Barrott, and M. J. Elphick. 2002. Some like it hot: effects of forest clearing on nest temperatures of montane reptiles. Ecology 83:2808-2815. DownloadAdobe pdf document

338. Reed, R. N., R. Shine, S. Shetty, and H. Cogger. 2002. Sea kraits (Squamata: Laticauda spp.) as a useful bioassay for assessing local diversity of eels (Muraenidae, Congridae) in the western Pacific Ocean. Copeia 2002:1098-1101.
DOI: 10.1643/0045-8511(2002)002[1098:SKSLSA]2.0.CO;2

339. Shine, R., and G. P. Brown. 2002. Effects of seasonally varying hydric conditions on hatchling phenotypes of keelback snakes (Tropidonophis mairii, Colubridae) from the Australian wet-dry tropics. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 76:339-347.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1095-8312.2002.00068.x

340. Shea, G. M., J. Koenig, and R. Shine. 2002. The eastern bluetongue skink Tiliqua scincoides in the Sydney metropolitan area: the great survivor, or just hanging on? Herpetofauna 32:39-46. DownloadAdobe pdf document

341. Shine, R. 2002. Reconstructing an adaptationist scenario: what selective forces favor the evolution of viviparity in montane reptiles? American Naturalist 160:582-593. DownloadAdobe pdf document

342. Pearson, D., R. Shine, and R. How. 2002. Sex-specific niche partitioning and sexual size dimorphism in Australian pythons (Morelia spilota imbricata). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 77:113-125.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1095-8312.1999.00075.x

343. Shine, R., L. Sun, M. Fitzgerald, and M. Kearney. 2002. Accidental altruism in insular pit-vipers (Gloydius shedaoensis, Viperidae). Evolutionary Ecology 16:541-548.
DOI: 10.1023/A:1021671122848

344. Shine, R., R. N. Reed, S. Shetty, and H. G. Cogger. 2002. Relationships between sexual dimorphism and niche partitioning within a clade of sea-snakes (Laticaudinae). Oecologia 133:45-53.
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-002-1012-7

345. Olsson, M. M., and R. Shine. 2002. Sexual dimorphism in lizard body shape: the roles of sexual selection and fecundity selection. Evolution 56:1538-1542.
DOI: 10.1043/0014-3820(2002)056(1538:SDILBS)2.0.CO;2

346. Shine, R. 2002. An empirical test of the "predictability" hypothesis for the evolution of viviparity in reptiles. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 15:553-560.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.2002.00420.x

347. Shine, R., M. Elphick, and S. Donnellan. 2002. Co-occurrence of multiple, supposedly incompatible modes of sex determination in a lizard population. Ecology Letters 5:486-489.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1461-0248.2002.00351.x

348. Shine, R., L. Sun, E. Zhao, and X. Bonnet. 2002. A review of 30 years of ecological research on the Shedao pit-viper. Herpetological Natural History 9:1-14.

349. Shine, R., L. Sun, M. Kearney, and M. Fitzgerald. 2002. Why do juvenile Chinese Pit-Vipers (Gloydius shedaoensis) select arboreal ambush sites? Ethology 108:897-910.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1439-0310.2002.00824.x

350. Madsen, T., and R. Shine. 2002. Short and chubby or long and thin? Food intake, growth and body condition in free-ranging pythons. Austral Ecology 27:672-680.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1442-9993.2002.01228.x

351. Shine, R., R. N. Reed, S. Shetty, M. LeMaster, and R. T. Mason. 2002. Reproductive isolating mechanisms between two sympatric sibling species of sea-snakes. Evolution 56:1655-1662.
DOI: 10.1043/0014-3820(2002)056(1655:RIMBTS)2.0.CO;2

352. Shine, R., and T. Shine. 2002. An observation of copulation by garden skinks, Lampropholis delicata. Herpetofauna 32:55. DownloadAdobe pdf document

353. Mirtschin, P. J., R. Shine, T. J. Nias, N. L. Dunstan, B. J. Hough, and M. Mirtschin. 2002. Influences on venom yield in Australian tigersnakes (Notechis scutatus) and brownsnakes (Pseudonaja textilis: Elapidae, Serpentes). Toxicon 40:1581-1592.
DOI: 10.1016/S0041-0101(02)00175-7

354. Olsson, M., and R. Shine. 2002. Growth to death in lizards. Evolution 56:1867-1870.
DOI: 10.1043/0014-3820(2002)056(1867:GTDIL)2.0.CO;2

355. Langkilde, T., V. Smith, S. Phillips, E. Barrott, and R. Shine. 2002. Ornamental plant traps lizard. Herpetofauna 32:131. DownloadAdobe pdf document

356. Fitzgerald, M., R. Shine, and F. Lemckert. 2002. Spatial ecology of arboreal snakes (Hoplocephalus stephensii, Elapidae) in an eastern Australian forest. Austral Ecology 27:537-545.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1442-9993.2002.01214.x

357. Mokany, A., and R. Shine. 2002. Competition between tadpoles and mosquitoes: the effects of larval density and tadpole size. Australian Journal of Zoology 50:549-563.
DOI: 10.1071/ZO01082


358. Keogh, J. S., I. A. W. Scott, M. Fitzgerald, and R. Shine. 2003. Molecular phylogeny of the Australian venomous snake genus Hoplocephalus (Serpentes, Elapidae) and conservation genetics of the threatened H. stephensii. Conservation Genetics 4:57-65.
DOI: 10.1023/A:1021823423944

359. Mokany, A., and R. Shine. 2003. Biological warfare in the garden pond: tadpoles suppress the growth of mosquito larvae. Ecological Entomology 28:102-108.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2311.2003.00476.x

360. Mokany, A., and R. Shine. 2003. Oviposition site selection by mosquitoes is affected by cues from conspecific larvae and anuran tadpoles. Austral Ecology 28:33-37.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1442-9993.2003.01239.x

361. Olsson, M., and R. Shine. 2003. Female-biased natal and breeding 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

362. Shine, R., M. Elphick, and E. G. Barrott. 2003. Sunny side up: lethally high, not low, temperatures may prevent oviparous reptiles from reproducing at high elevations. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 78:325-334.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1095-8312.2003.00140.x

363. Shine, R., and L. Sun. 2003. Attack strategy of an ambush predator: which attributes of the prey trigger a pit-viper's strike? Functional Ecology 17:340-348.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2435.2003.00738.x

364. O'Connor, D., and R. Shine. 2003. Lizards in "nuclear families": a novel reptilian social system in Egernia saxatilis. Molecular Ecology 12:743-752.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-294X.2003.01777.x

365. Bonnet, X, R. Shine, O. Lourdais, and G. Naulleau. 2003. Measures of reproductive allometry are sensitive to sampling bias. Functional Ecology 17:39-49.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2435.2003.00704.x

366. Aubret, F., X. Bonnet, R. Shine, and S. Maumelat. 2003. Clutch size manipulation, hatching success and offspring phenotype in the ball python (Python regius). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 78:263-272.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1095-8312.2003.00169.x

367. Shine, R., B. Phillips, H. Waye, M. Lemaster, and R. T. Mason. 2003. The lexicon of love: what cues cause size-assortative courtship by male garter snakes? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 53:234-237.
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-002-0568-x

368. Shine, R., B. Phillips, H. Waye, and R. T. Mason. 2003. Small-scale geographic variation in antipredator tactics of garter snakes. Herpetologica 59:333-339.
DOI: 10.1043/0018-0831

369. Mokany, A., and R. Shine. 2003. Competition between tadpoles and mosquito larvae. Oecologia 135:615-620.
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-003-1215-6

370. Shine, R., B. Phillips, H. Waye, and R. T. Mason. 2003. Behavioral shifts associated with reproduction in garter snakes. Behavioral Ecology 14:251-256.
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/14.2.251

371. Shine, R., H. G. Cogger, R. N. Reed, S. Shetty, and X. Bonnet. 2003. Aquatic and terrestrial locomotor speeds of amphibious sea-snakes (Serpentes, Laticaudidae). Journal of Zoology (London) 259:261-268.
DOI: 10.1017/S0952836902003242

372. Shine, R., L. Sun, M. Fitzgerald, and M. Kearney. 2003. A radiotelemetric study of movements and thermal biology of insular Chinese pit-vipers (Gloydius shedaoensis, Viperidae). Oikos 100:342-352.
DOI: 10.1034/j.1600-0706.2003.11942.x

373. Pearson, D., R. Shine, and A. Williams. 2003. Thermal biology of large snakes in cool climates: a radiotelemetric study of carpet pythons (Morelia spilota imbricata) in south-western Australia. Journal of Thermal Biology 28:117-131.
DOI: 10.1016/S0306-4565(02)00048-7

374. Goldsbrough, C. L., D. F. Hochuli, and R. Shine. 2003. Invertebrate biodiversity under hot rocks: habitat use by the fauna of sandstone outcrops in the Sydney region. Biological Conservation 109:85-103.
DOI: 10.1016/S0006-3207(02)00139-8

375. Lourdais, O., X. Bonnet, R. Shine, and E. N. Taylor. 2003. When does a reproducing female viper (Vipera aspis) decide on her litter size? Journal of Zoology (London) 259:123-129.
DOI: 10.1017/S0952836902003059

376. Whitaker, P. B., and R. Shine. 2003. A radiotelemetric study of movements and shelter-site selection by free-ranging brownsnakes (Pseudonaja textilis, Elapidae). Herpetological Monographs 17:130-144.
DOI: 10.1043/0733-1347

377. Shine, R., and M. Olsson. 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

378. Phillips, B., G. P. Brown, and R. Shine. 2003. Assessing the potential impact of cane toads (Bufo marinus) on Australian snakes. Conservation Biology 17:1738-1747.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2003.00353.x

379. Pringle, R. M., J K. Webb, and R. Shine. 2003. Canopy structure, microclimate, and habitat selection by a nocturnal ectotherm. Ecology 84:2668-2679. DownloadAdobe pdf document

380. Shine, R. 2003. Reproductive strategies in snakes. Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B 270:995-1004.

381. Doughty, P., R. Shine, and M. S. Y. Lee. 2003. Energetic costs of tail loss in a montane scincid lizard. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 135:215-219.
DOI: 10.1016/S1095-6433(03)00087-4

382. Shine, R., T. Shine, and B. Shine. 2003. Intraspecific habitat partitioning by the sea snake Emydocephalus annulatus (Serpentes, Hydrophiidae): the effects of sex, body size, and color pattern. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 80:1-10.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1095-8312.2003.00213.x

383. Shine, R., T. Langkilde, and R. T. Mason. 2003. Confusion within "mating balls" of garter snakes: does misdirected courtship impose selection on male tactics? Animal Behaviour 66: 1011-1017.
DOI: 10.1006/anbe.2003.2301

384. Broomhall, S., and R. Shine. 2003. Effects of the insecticide endosulfan and presence of congeneric tadpoles on Australian treefrog (Litoria freycineti) tadpoles. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 45:221-226.
DOI: 10.1007/s00244-003-0172-8

385. Shine, R. 2003. Locomotor speeds of gravid lizards: placing "costs of reproduction" within an ecological context. Functional Ecology 17:526-533.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2435.2003.00756.x

386. Shine, R. 2003. Effects of pregnancy on locomotor performance: an experimental study on lizards. Oecologia 136:450-456.
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-003-1281-9

387. Shine, R., B. Phillips, H. Waye, M. Lemaster, and R. T. Mason. 2003. Chemosensory cues allow courting male garter snakes to assess body length and body condition of potential mates. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 54:162-166.
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-003-0620-5

388. Shine, R., X. Bonnet, and H. G. Cogger. 2003. Antipredator tactics of amphibious sea-snakes (Serpentes, Laticaudidae). Ethology 109:533-542.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1439-0310.2003.00895.x

389. Masters, C., and R. Shine. 2003. Sociality in lizards: family structure in free-living King's Skinks Egernia kingii from southwestern Australia. Australian Zoologist 32:377-380. DownloadAdobe pdf document

390. Langkilde, T., D. O'Connor, and R. Shine. 2003. Shelter-site use by five species of montane scincid lizards in southeastern Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology 51:175-186.
DOI: 10.1071/ZO02073

391. Webb, J. K., B. Brook, and R. Shine. 2003. Does foraging mode influence life history traits? A comparative study of growth, maturation and survival of two species of sympatric snakes from southeastern Australia. Austral Ecology 28:601-610.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1442-9993.2003.t01-1-01316.x

392. Borges-Landaez, P., and R., Shine. 2003. Influence of toe-clipping on running speed in Eulamprus quoyii, a scincid lizard. Journal of Herpetology 37:592-595. DownloadAdobe pdf document

393. Shine, R., T. Langkilde, and R. T. Mason. 2003. Cryptic forcible insemination: male snakes exploit female physiology, anatomy and behavior to obtain coercive matings. American Naturalist 162:653-667. DownloadAdobe pdf document

394. Fitzgerald, M., R. Shine, and F. Lemckert. 2003. A reluctant heliotherm: thermal ecology of the arboreal snake Hoplocephalus stephensii (Elapidae) in dense forest. Journal of Thermal Biology 28:515-524.
DOI: 10.1016/S0306-4565(03)00052-4

395. Shah, B., R. Shine, S. Hudson, and M. Kearney. 2003. Sociality in lizards: why do thick-tailed geckos (Nephrurus milii) aggregate? Behaviour 140:1039-1052. DownloadAdobe pdf document

396. Shine, R., T. Langkilde, and R. T. Mason. 2003. The opportunistic serpent: male garter snakes adjust courtship tactics to mating opportunities. Behaviour 140:1509-1526. DownloadAdobe pdf document