1. Phenotypic plasticity confers multiple fitness benefits to a mimic.

    Current Biology 25(7):949 (2015) PMID 25802153

    Animal communication is often deceptive; however, such dishonesty can become ineffective if it is used too often, is used out of context, or is too easy to detect [1-3]. Mimicry is a common form of deception, and most mimics gain the greatest fitness benefits when they are rare compared to their...
  2. Ancestral duplications and highly dynamic opsin gene evolution in percomorph fishes.

    PNAS 112(5):1493 (2015) PMID 25548152

    Single-gene and whole-genome duplications are important evolutionary mechanisms that contribute to biological diversification by launching new genetic raw material. For example, the evolution of animal vision is tightly linked to the expansion of the opsin gene family encoding light-absorbing vi...
  3. Ancestral duplications and highly dynamic opsin gene evolution in percomorph fishes.

    PNAS 112(5):1493 (2015) PMID 25548152 PMCID PMC4321309

    Single-gene and whole-genome duplications are important evolutionary mechanisms that contribute to biological diversification by launching new genetic raw material. For example, the evolution of animal vision is tightly linked to the expansion of the opsin gene family encoding light-absorbing vi...
  4. Ancestral duplications and highly dynamic opsin gene evolution in percomorph fishes.

    PNAS 112(5):1493 (2015) PMID 25548152 PMCID PMC4321309

    Single-gene and whole-genome duplications are important evolutionary mechanisms that contribute to biological diversification by launching new genetic raw material. For example, the evolution of animal vision is tightly linked to the expansion of the opsin gene family encoding light-absorbing vi...
  5. Ancestral duplications and highly dynamic opsin gene evolution in percomorph fishes.

    PNAS 112(5):1493 (2015) PMID 25548152 PMCID PMC4321309

    Single-gene and whole-genome duplications are important evolutionary mechanisms that contribute to biological diversification by launching new genetic raw material. For example, the evolution of animal vision is tightly linked to the expansion of the opsin gene family encoding light-absorbing vi...
  6. Spectral tuning in the eyes of deep-sea lanternfishes (Myctophidae): a novel sexually dimorphic intra-ocular filter.

    Brain, Behavior and Evolution 85(2):77 (2015) PMID 25766394

    Deep-sea fishes possess several adaptations to facilitate vision where light detection is pushed to its limit. Lanternfishes (Myctophidae), one of the world's most abundant groups of mesopelagic fishes, possess a novel and unique visual specialisation, a sexually dimorphic photostable yellow pig...
  7. Phenotypic Plasticity Confers Multiple Fitness Benefits to a Mimic

    Current Biology (2014)

    Animal communication is often deceptive; however, such dishonesty can become ineffective if used too often, out of context or is too easy to detect [1–3]. Mimicry is a common form of deception, and mimics gain the greatest fitness benefits when they are rare compared to their models [3...
  8. Out of the blue: the evolution of horizontally polarized signals in Haptosquilla (Crustacea, Stomatopoda, Protosquillidae).

    Journal of Experimental Biology 217(Pt 19):3425 (2014) PMID 25104760

    The polarization of light provides information that is used by many animals for a number of different visually guided behaviours. Several marine species, such as stomatopod crustaceans and cephalopod molluscs, communicate using visual signals that contain polarized information, content that is o...
  9. Out of the blue: the evolution of horizontally polarized signals in Haptosquilla (Crustacea, Stomatopoda, Protosquillidae).

    Journal of Experimental Biology 217(Pt 19):3425 (2014) PMID 25104760

    The polarization of light provides information that is used by many animals for a number of different visually guided behaviours. Several marine species, such as stomatopod crustaceans and cephalopod molluscs, communicate using visual signals that contain polarized information, content that is o...
  10. A dynamic broadband reflector built from microscopic silica spheres in the 'disco' clam Ctenoides ales.

    Journal of Royal Society Interface 11(98):20140407 (2014) PMID 24966236 PMCID PMC4233689

    The 'disco' or 'electric' clam Ctenoides ales (Limidae) is the only species of bivalve known to have a behaviourally mediated photic display. This display is so vivid that it has been repeatedly confused for bioluminescence, but it is actually the result of scattered light. The flashing occurs o...
  11. A dynamic broadband reflector built from microscopic silica spheres in the 'disco' clam Ctenoides ales.

    Journal of Royal Society Interface 11(98):20140407 (2014) PMID 24966236 PMCID PMC4233689

    The 'disco' or 'electric' clam Ctenoides ales (Limidae) is the only species of bivalve known to have a behaviourally mediated photic display. This display is so vivid that it has been repeatedly confused for bioluminescence, but it is actually the result of scattered light. The flashing occurs o...
  12. Null point of discrimination in crustacean polarisation vision.

    Journal of Experimental Biology 217(Pt 14):2462 (2014) PMID 24737768

    The polarisation of light is used by many species of cephalopods and crustaceans to discriminate objects or to communicate. Most visual systems with this ability, such as that of the fiddler crab, include receptors with photopigments that are oriented horizontally and vertically relative to the ...
  13. Null point of discrimination in crustacean polarisation vision.

    Journal of Experimental Biology 217(Pt 14):2462 (2014) PMID 24737768

    The polarisation of light is used by many species of cephalopods and crustaceans to discriminate objects or to communicate. Most visual systems with this ability, such as that of the fiddler crab, include receptors with photopigments that are oriented horizontally and vertically relative to the ...
  14. Response to 'the importance of accurate CO2 dosing and measurement in ocean acidification studies'.

    Journal of Experimental Biology 217(Pt 10):1828 (2014) PMID 24829330

  15. Response to 'the importance of accurate CO2 dosing and measurement in ocean acidification studies'.

    Journal of Experimental Biology 217(Pt 10):1828 (2014) PMID 24829330

  16. Response to 'the importance of accurate CO2 dosing and measurement in ocean acidification studies'.

    Journal of Experimental Biology 217(Pt 10):1828 (2014) PMID 24829330

  17. The eyes of lanternfishes (Myctophidae, Teleostei): novel ocular specializations for vision in dim light.

    Journal of Comparative Neurology 522(7):1618 (2014) PMID 24638897

    Lanternfishes are one of the most abundant groups of mesopelagic fishes in the world's oceans and play a critical role in biomass vertical turnover. Despite their importance, very little is known about their physiology or how they use their sensory systems to survive in the extreme conditions of...
  18. The eyes of lanternfishes (Myctophidae, Teleostei): novel ocular specializations for vision in dim light.

    Journal of Comparative Neurology 522(7):1618 (2014) PMID 24638897

    Lanternfishes are one of the most abundant groups of mesopelagic fishes in the world's oceans and play a critical role in biomass vertical turnover. Despite their importance, very little is known about their physiology or how they use their sensory systems to survive in the extreme conditions of...
  19. Polarization distance: a framework for modelling object detection by polarization vision systems.

    Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological ... 281(1776):20131632 (2014) PMID 24352940 PMCID PMC3871304

    The discrimination of polarized light is widespread in the natural world. Its use for specific, large-field tasks, such as navigation and the detection of water bodies, has been well documented. Some species of cephalopod and crustacean have polarization receptors distributed across the whole vi...
  20. Polarization distance: a framework for modelling object detection by polarization vision systems.

    Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological ... 281(1776):20131632 (2014) PMID 24352940 PMCID PMC3871304

    The discrimination of polarized light is widespread in the natural world. Its use for specific, large-field tasks, such as navigation and the detection of water bodies, has been well documented. Some species of cephalopod and crustacean have polarization receptors distributed across the whole vi...