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[51] Vamosi SM. 2014. Phylogenetic community ecology as an approach for studying old ideas on competition in the plankton: opportunities and challenges. Journal of Limnology, in press.

[50] Yee DA*, Himel E, Reiskind MH & Vamosi SM. 2014. Implications of saline concentrations for the performance and competitive interactions of the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti (Stegomyia aegypti) and Aedes albopictus (Stegomyia albopictus). Medical and Veterinary Entomology 28: 60-69.

[49] Yee DA*, O'Regan SM, Wohlfahrt B & Vamosi SM. 2013. Variation in prey-specific consumption rates and patterns of field co-occurrence for two larval predaceous diving beetles. Hydrobiologia 718: 17-25.

[48] Dennenmoser S, Nolte AW, Vamosi SM & Rogers SM. 2013. Conservation genetics of prickly sculpin (Cottus asper) at the periphery of its distribution range in Peace River, Canada. Conservation Genetics 14: 735-739.
(requires institutional access)

[47] Vamosi SM & Vamosi JC. 2012. Causes and consequences of range size variation: the influence of traits, speciation, and extinction. Frontiers of Biogeography 4(4) available online: [Perspective]

[46] Yee DA*, Juliano SA & Vamosi SM. 2012. Seasonal photoperiods alter developmental time and mass of an invasive mosquito, Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae), across its north-south range in the United States. Journal of Medical Entomology 49: 825-832.

[45] Wohlfahrt B & Vamosi SM. 2012. Predation and habitat isolation influence the community composition-area relationship in dytiscid beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Community Ecology 13: 1-10.

[44] Schade D & Vamosi SM. 2012. Larval competition reduces body condition in the female seed beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus. Journal of Insect Science 12:35 available online:

[43] Shortt KB & Vamosi SM. 2012. A review of the biology of the weedy Siberian peashrub, Caragana arborescens, with an emphasis on its potential effects in North America. Botanical Studies 53: 1-8.

[42] Silver CA, Vamosi SM & Bayley SE. 2012. Temporary and permanent wetland macroinvertebrate communities: phylogenetic structure through time. Acta Oecologica 39: 1-10.

[41] Silver CA & Vamosi SM. 2012. Macroinvertebrate community composition of temporary prairie wetlands: a preliminary test of the effect of rotational grazing. Wetlands 32: 185-197.

[40] Vamosi JC & Vamosi SM. 2012. Zygomorphy, area, and the latitudinal biodiversity gradient in angiosperms. In: Patiny S (ed.) Evolution of Plant-Pollinator Interactions. Cambridge University Press. 320-343.

AmJBot journal cover
[39] Vamosi JC & Vamosi SM. 2011. Factors influencing diversification in angiosperms: at the crossroads of intrinsic and extrinsic traits. American Journal of Botany 98: 460-471.
(requires institutional access) | Special issue: Biodiversity

[38] Vamosi SM, den Hollander MD & Tuda M. 2011. Egg dispersion is more important than competition type for herbivores attacked by a parasitoid. Population Ecology 53: 319-326.
(requires institutional access) | Featured: Editor's Choice

∫ 2010 → 2006

[37] Rogers SM & Vamosi SM. 2010. Frozen F1's amidst a masterpiece of nature: new insights into the rare hybrid origin of gynogenesis in the Amazon molly (Poecilia formosa). Molecular Ecology 19: 5086-5089. [Invited Perspective]
(requires institutional access)

[36] Vamosi JC & Vamosi SM. 2010. Key innovations within a geographical context in flowering plants: towards resolving Darwin's abominable mystery. Ecology Letters 13: 1270-1279.
(requires institutional access) | Popular press: UToday, PhysOrg, Science Daily

[35] Vamosi SM. 2010. Natural history, ecology and evolution of a remarkable adaptive radiation. Evolution 64: 1529-1531.
[Review of: Losos, J.B. 2009. Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles.]
(requires institutional access)

[34] Jones BC & Vamosi SM. 2010. Limited evidence for size-based discrimination of oviposition sites in Callosobruchus maculatus (Coleoptera: Bruchinae). eJournal of Biological Sciences 2: 31-39.

[33] Vamosi SM & Queenborough SA. 2010. Breeding systems and phylogenetic diversity of seed plants along a large-scale elevational gradient. Journal of Biogeography 37: 465-476.
(requires institutional access)

[32] Wohlfahrt B & Vamosi SM. 2009. Antagonistic selection or trait compensation? Diverse patterns of predation-induced prey mortality due to the interacting effects of prey phenotype and the environment. Evolutionary Biology 36: 386-396.
(requires institutional access)

[31] Yee DA*, Taylor S & Vamosi SM. 2009. Beetle and plant density as cues initiating dispersal in two species of adult predaceous diving beetles. Oecologia 160: 25-36.
(requires institutional access)

[30] Queenborough SA, Mazer SJ, Vamosi SM, Garwood NC, Valencia R & Freckleton RP. 2009. Seed mass, abundance, and breeding system among tropical forest species: do dioecious species exhibit compensatory reproduction or abundances? Journal of Ecology 97: 555-566.

[29] Vamosi SM, Heard SB, Vamosi JC & Webb CO. 2009. Emerging patterns in the comparative analysis of phylogenetic community structure. Molecular Ecology 18: 572-592. [Invited Review]

[28] Vamosi JC & Vamosi SM. 2008. Extinction risk escalates in the tropics. PLoS ONE 3(12): e3886.
| Open-access article online
Popular press: UToday, Calgary Herald, InTheNews, Science Daily, El Telégrafo, La Opinión, PhysOrg, e! Science News, Mongabay

[27] Vamosi SM, Mazer SJ & Cornejo F. 2008. Breeding systems and seed size in a Neotropical flora: testing evolutionary hypotheses. Ecology 89: 2461-2472.
(requires institutional access)

[26] Sikes DS, Vamosi SM, Trumbo ST, Ricketts M & Venables C. 2008. Molecular systematics and biogeography of Nicrophorus in part - the investigator species group (Coleoptera: Silphidae) using mixture model MCMC. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48: 646-666.
(requires institutional access)

[25] Przeczek K, Mueller C & Vamosi SM. 2008. The evolution of aposematism is accompanied by increased diversification. Integrative Zoology 3: 149-156.

[24] Vamosi SM & Lesack TL. 2007. Direct effects of larval competition on development time and fecundity in seed beetles. Evolutionary Ecology Research 9: 1131-1143.
(requires institutional access)

[23] Wohlfahrt B, Mikolajewski DJ, Joop G & Vamosi SM. 2007. Ontogenetic changes in the association between antipredator responses and growth variables. Ecological Entomology 32: 567-574.
(requires institutional access)

[22] Vamosi SM, Naydani CJ & Vamosi JC. 2007. Body size and species richness along geographical gradients in Albertan diving beetle (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) communities. Canadian Journal of Zoology 85: 443-449.
(requires institutional access) | Supplementary data

[21] Vamosi JC & Vamosi SM. 2007. Body size, rarity, and phylogenetic community structure: insights from diving beetle assemblages of Alberta. Diversity and Distributions 13: 1-10.
(requires institutional access)

[20] Vamosi SM. 2006. A reconsideration of the reproductive biology of the Atlantic forest in the Volta Velha Reserve. Biodiversity and Conservation 15: 1417-1424.
(requires institutional access) | Reprinted in: Forest Diversity and Management (Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation, Vol. 2)

[19] Vamosi JC, Vamosi SM & Barrett SCH. 2006. Sex in advertising: dioecy alters the net benefits of attractiveness in Sagittaria latifolia (Alismataceae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 273: 2401-2407.
(requires institutional access)

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[18] Vamosi SM. 2006. Contemporary evolution of armour and body size in a recently introduced population of threespine stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus. Acta Zoologica Sinica 52: 483-490.

[17] Colgoni A & Vamosi SM. 2006. Sexual dimorphism and allometry in two seed beetles (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Entomological Science 9: 171-179.
(requires institutional access)

∫ 2005 → 2001

[16] Vamosi SM. 2005. Interactive effects of larval host and competition on adult fitness: an experimental test with seed beetles (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Functional Ecology 19: 859-864.

[15] Vamosi SM. 2005. On the role of enemies in divergence and diversification of prey: a review and synthesis. Canadian Journal of Zoology 83: 894-910. [Invited Review]
| Introduction by DW Morris

[14] Vamosi SM & Vamosi JC. 2005. Endless tests: guidelines for analysing non-nested sister-group comparisons. Evolutionary Ecology Research 7: 567-579.

[13] Vamosi JC & Vamosi SM. 2005. Present day risk of extinction may exacerbate the lower species richness of dioecious clades. Diversity and Distributions 11: 25-32.
(requires institutional access)

[12] Vamosi JC & Vamosi SM. 2004. The role of diversification in causing the correlates of dioecy. Evolution 58: 723-731.

[11] Vamosi SM & Schluter D. 2004. Character shifts in the defensive armor of sympatric sticklebacks. Evolution 58: 376-385.

[10] Rundle HD, Vamosi SM & Schluter D. 2003. Experimental test of predation's effect on divergent selection during character displacement in sticklebacks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 100: 14943-14948.

[9] Vamosi SM. 2003. The presence of other fish species affects speciation in threespine sticklebacks. Evolutionary Ecology Research 5: 717-730.

[8] Vamosi SM. 2002. Predation sharpens the adaptive peaks: survival trade-offs in sympatric sticklebacks. Annales Zoologici Fennici 39: 237-248.

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[7] Vamosi SM & Schluter D. 2002. Impacts of trout predation on fitness of sympatric sticklebacks and their hybrids. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 269: 923-930.

∫ 2000 & earlier

[6] Hendry AP, Vamosi SM, Latham SJ, Heilbuth JC & Day T. 2000. Questioning species realities. Conservation Genetics 1: 67-76.

[5] Vamosi SM, Hatfield T & Schluter D. 2000. A test of ecological selection against young-of-the-year hybrids of sympatric sticklebacks. Journal of Fish Biology 57: 109-121.

[4] Mooers AØ, Vamosi SM & Schluter D. 1999. Using phylogenies to test macroevolutionary hypotheses of trait evolution in cranes (Gruinae). American Naturalist 154: 249-259.

[3] Vamosi SM & Schluter D. 1999. Sexual selection against hybrids between sympatric sticklebacks: evidence from a field experiment. Evolution 53: 874-880.
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[2] Rundle HD & Vamosi SM. 1996. Selection may be strongest when resources are scarce: a comment on Wilson. Evolutionary Ecology 10: 559-563.
(hi res) | (lo res)

[1] Fryxell JM, Vamosi SM, Walton RA & Doucet CM. 1994. Diet mixing and the functional response of beavers. Oikos 71: 207-214.


Rubidge EM, Burton AC & Vamosi SM. 2012. Biodiversity: past, present and future. Biology Letters 8: 3-5. [Meeting Report]

Vamosi SM. 2007. Endless tests: guidelines for analysing non-nested sister-group comparisons. An addendum. Evolutionary Ecology Research 9: 717.
(requires institutional access)

Scott EC, ... Vamosi SM et al. 2004. The morphology of Steve. Annals of Improbable Research 10(4): 24-29.

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