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2017 and In press


Chung, M., Goulet, C.T., Michelangeli, M., Melki-Wegner, B., Wong, B.B.M., and Chapple, D.G. In press. Does personality influence learning? A case study in an invasive lizard. Oecologia.


Moran, N.P., Mossop, K.D., Thompson, R., Chapple, D.G., and Wong, B.B.M. In press. Rapid divergence of animal personality and syndrome structure across an arid-aquatic habitat matrix. Oecologia.


Michelangeli, M., Smith, C.S., Wong, B.B.M., and Chapple, D.G. 2017. Aggression mediates dispersal tendency in an invasive lizard. Animal Behavior. 133: 29-34.

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Deal, N.S., Lehtonen, T.K., Lindström, K., and Wong, B.B.M. 2017. Parental investment with an uncertain future: effects of predator exposure on filial cannibalism and nesting behaviour. Animal Behavior. 132: 81-90.

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Goulet, C., Thompson, M.B., Michelangeli, M., Wong, B.B.M., and Chapple, D.G. 2017. Thermal physiology: a new dimension in the pace-of-life syndrome. Journal of Animal Ecology. 86: 1269-1280.

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Tomkins, P., Saaristo, M., Bertram, M.G., Tomkins, R.B., Allinson, M., and Wong, B.B.M. 2017. The agricultural contaminant 17β-trenbolone disrupts male-male competition in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Chemosphere. 187: 286-293.

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Moran, N.P., Thompson, R., and Wong, B.B.M. 2017. Weaving animal temperament into food webs: implications for biodiversity. Oikos. 126: 917-930.

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Mossop, K.D., Moran, N.P., Chapple, D.G., and Wong, B.B.M. 2017. Connectivity and habitat type shape divergent dispersal behaviour in a desert-dwelling fish. Landscape Ecology. 32: 1065-1078.

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Saaristo, M., Wong B.B.M., Mincarelli, L., Craig, A., Johnstone, C.P., Allinson, M., Lindström, K., and Craft, J.A. 2017. Characterisation of the transcriptome of male and female wild-type guppy brains with RNA-Seq and consequences of exposure to the pharmaceutical pollutant, 17 alpha-ethinyl estradiol. Aquatic Toxicology. 186: 28-39.

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Sowersby, W., Lehtonen, T.K., Wong, B.B.M. 2017. Temporal and sex-specific patterns of breeding territory defence in a colour polymorphic cichlid fish. Hydrobiologia. 791: 237-245.

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Martin, J.M., Saaristo, M., Bertram, M.G., Lewis, P.J., Coggan, T.L., Clarke, B.O. & Wong, B.B.M. 2017. The psychoactive pollutant fluoxetine compromises antipredator behaviour in fish. Environmental Pollution. 222, 592–599.

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Saaristo, M., McLennan, A., Johnstone, C.P., Clarke, B.O., Wong, B.B.M. 2017. Impacts of the antidepressant fluoxetine on the anti-predator behaviours of wild guppies (Poecilia reticulata). Aquatic Toxicology. 183: 38-45.

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Lehtonen, T.K., and Wong, B.B.M. 2017. Males are quicker to adjust aggression towards heterospecific intruders in a cichlid fish. Animal Behaviour. 124: 145-151.

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2016


Michelangeli, M., Chapple, D.G., and Wong B.B.M. 2016. Are behavioural syndromes sex specific? Personality in a widespread lizard species. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 70: 1911-1919.

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Moran, N.P., Mossop, K.D., Thompson, R.M., and Wong, B.B.M. 2016. Boldness in extreme environments: temperament divergence in a desert dwelling fish. Animal Behaviour. 122: 125-133.

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Deal, N.S., Gravolin, I., and Wong, B.B.M. 2016. The influence of parental status on courtship effort in a paternal caring fish. Ethology. 122: 902-911.

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Dyer, A.G., Boyd-Gerny, S., Shrestha, M., Lunau, K., Garcia, J., Koethe, S., Wong, B.B.M. 2016. Innate colour preferences of the native stingless bee Tetragonula carbonaria Sm. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 202: 603-613.

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Wong, B.B.M., Lowry, H. 2016. The struggle to be heard in an increasingly noisy world: a comment on Roca et al. Behavioral Ecology. 27: 1275-1276.

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Chapple, D.G., and Wong, B.B.M. 2016. The role of behavioural variation across different stages of the introduction process. In: Biological Invasions and Animal Behaviour (Eds: Weiss, J.S. and Sol, D.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.


Candolin, U., and Wong, B.B.M. 2016. Mating systems in a changing environment. In: Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology (Head Ed: Kliman, R.; Section Ed: Wedell, N). Elsevier.


Ho, S.S., Wong, B.B.M., Tham, M., Brookes, R. 2016. Science undergraduates are motivated to undertake leadership education to enhance employability and impact. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education. 24: 71-83.

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Deal, N., and Wong, B.B.M. 2016. How mate availability influences filial cannibalism. Quarterly Review of Biology. 91: 47-67.

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Sowersby, W., Thompson, R.M., and Wong, B.B.M. 2016. Invasive predator avoidance in a freshwater fish. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 2: 187-193.

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Hooper, A., Wegener, B.J., and Wong, B.B.M. 2016. When should male squid prudently invest sperm? Animal Behaviour. 112: 163-167.

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Lehtonen, T.K., Svensson, P.A., and Wong, B.B.M. 2016. The influence of recent social experience and physical environment on courtship and male aggression. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 16: 18.

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Lehtonen, T.K., Wong, B.B.M., and Kvarnemo, C. 2016. Effect of salinity on nest-building in a marine fish. BMC Ecology. 16: 7.

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Michelangeli, M., Wong, B.B.M., and Chapple, D.G. 2016. It’s a trap: sampling bias due to animal personality is not always inevitable. Behavioral Ecology. 27: 62-67.

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Lehtonen, T.K., Gagnon, K., Sowersby, W., and Wong, B.B.M. 2016. Allopatry, competitor recognition and heterospecific aggression in crater lake cichlids. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 16: 3.

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Tomkins, P., Saaristo, M., Allinson, M., and Wong, B.B.M. 2016. Exposure to an agricultural contaminant, 17B-trenbolone, impairs female mate choice in a freshwater fish. Aquatic Toxicology. 170: 365-370.

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2015


Lehtonen, T.K., Sowersby, W., Gagnon, K., and Wong, B.B.M. 2015. Cichlid fish use color as a cue to assess the threat status of heterospecific intruders. American Naturalist. 186: 547-552.

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Mossop, K.D., Adams, M., Unmack, P.J., Smith, K.L., 5, Wong, B.B.M., and Chapple, D.G. 2015. Dispersal in the desert: ephemeral water drives connectivity and phylogeography of an arid-adapted fish. Journal of Biogeography. 42: 2374-2380.

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Squires, Z.E., Wong, B.B.M., Norman, M.D, and Stuart-Fox, D. 2015. Last male sperm precedence in a promiscuous squid. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 116: 277-287.

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Michelangeli, M., Tuomainen, U., Candolin, U., and Wong, B.B.M. 2015. Habitat alteration influences male signalling effort in the Australian desert goby. Behavioral Ecology. 26: 1164-1169.

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Lehtonen, T.K., Lindström, K., and Wong, B.B.M. 2015. Body size mediates social and environmental effects on nest building behaviour in a fish with paternal care. Oecologia. 178: 699-706.

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Bertram, M.G., Saaristo, M., Baumgartner, J.B., Johnstone, C.P., Allinson, M, Allinson, G., and Wong, B.B.M. 2015. Sex in troubled waters: widespread agricultural contaminant disrupts reproductive behaviour in fish. Hormones and Behavior. 70: 85-91.

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Wong, B.B.M., and Candolin, U. 2015. Lessons for a changing world: a response to comments on Wong and Candolin. Behavioral Ecology. 26: 676-677.

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Wong, B.B.M., and Candolin, U. 2015. Behavioral responses to changing environments. Behavioral Ecology. 26: 665-673.

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Sowersby, W., Lehtonen, T.K., and Wong, B.B.M. 2015. Background colour matching in a polymorphic cichlid fish. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 28: 395-402.

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Rafferty, A.R., Wong, B.B.M., and Chapple, D.G. 2015. An increasing citation black hole in ecology and evolution. Ecology and Evolution. 5: 196-199.

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Lehtonen, T.K., Sowersby, W., and Wong, B.B.M. 2015. Heterospecific aggression bias towards a rarer colour morph. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 282: 20151551.

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2014


Squires, Z.E., Wong, B.B.M., Norman, M., and Stuart-Fox, D. 2014. Multiple paternity but no evidence of biased sperm use in female dumpling squid Euprymna tasmanica. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 511: 93-103. .

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Wong, B.B.M. 2014. Animal communication in a human-dominated world: a comment on Radford et al. Behavioral Ecology. 25: 1033.

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Michelangeli, M., and Wong, B.B.M. 2014. A recent predatory encounter influences male courtship in a desert-dwelling fish. Behavioral Ecology. 25: 928-932.

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Saaristo, M., Myers, J., Jacques-Hamilton, R., Allinson, M., Yamamoto, A., Allinson, G., Pettigrove, V., and Wong, B.B.M. 2014. Altered reproductive behaviours in male mosquitofish living downstream from a sewage treatment plant. Aquatic Toxicology. 149: 58-64.

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2013


Decanini, D.P., Wong, B.B.M., and Dowling, D.K. 2013. Context-dependent expression of sperm quality in the fruitfly. Biology Letters. 9: 20130736.

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Morrongiello, J.R., Bond, N.R., Crook, D.A., and Wong, B.B.M. 2013. Intra-specific variation in the growth and survival of juvenile fish exposed to Eucalyptus leachate. Ecology and Evolution. 3: 3855-3867.

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Lehtonen, T.K., Lindström, K., and Wong, B.B.M. 2013. Effect of egg predator on nest choice in sand gobies. Animal Behaviour. 86: 867-871.

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Lowry, H., Lill, A., and Wong, B.B.M. 2013. Behavioural responses of wildlife to urban environments. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society.

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Wegener, B., Stuart-Fox, D., Norman, M., and Wong, B.B.M 2013. Spermatophore consumption in a cephalopod. Biology Letters.

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Saaristo, M., Tomkins, P., Allinson, M., Allinson, G., and Wong B.B.M 2013. An androgenic agricultural contaminant impairs female reproductive behaviour in a freshwater fish. Plos One. 8: e62782.

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Mautz, B.S., Wong, B.B.M., Peters, R.A., and Jennions, M.D. 2013. Penis size interacts with body shape and height to influence male attractiveness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. 110: 6925-6930.

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Wegener, B., Stuart-Fox, D., Norman, M., and Wong, B.B.M 2013. Strategic male mate choice minimises ejaculate consumption. Behavioral Ecology. 24: 668-671.

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Keightley, M.C., Wong, B.B.M., and Lieschke, G.J. 2013. Immune priming: mothering males modulate immunity. Current Biology. 23: R76-R78.

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Shrestha, M., Dyer, A., Boyd-Gerny, S., Wong, B.B.M., and Burd, M. 2013. Shades of red: Bird-pollinated flowers target the specific colour discrimination abilities of avian vision. New Phytologist. 198: 301-310.

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Van Lieshout, E., Svensson, P.A., and Wong, B.B.M. 2013. Consequences of paternal care on petoral fin allometry in a desert-dwelling fish. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 67: 513-518.

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2012


Candolin, U. and Wong B.B.M. (eds). 2012. Behavioural responses to a changing world: mechanisms and consequences. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

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Candolin, U. and Wong B.B.M. 2012. Sexual selection in changing environments: consequences for individuals and populations. In: Behavioural responses to a changing world: mechanisms and consequences (Eds: Candolin, U. and Wong BBM). Oxford University Press, Oxford.


Wong, B.B.M., Tuomainen, U., and Candolin, U. 2012. Algal blooms impact the quality of nest construction in three-spined sticklebacks. Animal Behaviour. 84: 1541-1545.

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Japoshvili, B., Lehtonen, T.K., Wong, B.B.M., and Lindström, K. 2012. Repeatability of nest size choice and nest building in sand gobies. Animal Behaviour. 84: 913-917.

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Svensson, P.A., Lehtonen, T.K., and Wong, B.B.M. 2012. A high aggression strategy for smaller males. Plos One. 7: e43121.

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Dyer, A., Boyd-Gerny, S., McLoughlin, S., Rosa, MGP., and Wong, B.B.M. 2012. Parallel evolution of angiosperm colour signals: common evolutionary pressures linked to hymenopteran vision. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 279: 3606-3615.

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Morrongiello, J.R., Bond, N.R., Crook, D.A., and Wong, B.B.M. 2012. Spatial variation in egg size and egg number reflects trade-offs and bet-hedging in a freshwater fish. Journal of Animal Ecology. 81: 806-817.

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Squires, Z.E., Wong, B.B.M., Norman, M., and Stuart-Fox, D. 2012. Multiple fitness benefits of polyandry in a cephalopod. Plos One. e37074.

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Lowry, H., Lill, A., and Wong, B.B.M. 2012. How noisy does a Noisy miner have to be? Aplitude adjustments of alarm calls in an avian urban ‘adapter’. Plos One. e29960.

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Chapple, D.G., Simmonds, S. and Wong, B.B.M. 2012. Intraspecific behavioural variation is important in both intentional and unintentional species introductions. Trend in Ecology and Evolution. 27: 68-69.

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Chapple, D.G., Simmonds, S. and Wong, B.B.M. 2012. Can behavioural and personality traits influence the success of unintentional species introductions? Trend in Ecology and Evolution. 27: 57-64.

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2011


Chapple, D.G., Simmonds, S. and Wong, B.B.M. 2011. Know when to run, know when to hide: can behavioural differences explain the divergent invasive success of two sympatric skinks? Ecology and Evolution. 1: 278-289.

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Lehtonen, T.K., Svensson, P.A. and Wong, B.B.M. 2011. Both male and female identity influence variation in male signalling effort. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 11: 233.

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Morrongiello, J.R., Bond, N.R., Crook, D.A. and Wong, B.B.M. 2011. Eucalyptus leachate inhibits reproduction in a freshwater fish. Freshwater Biology. 56: 1736-1745.

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Symons, N., Svensson, P.A. and Wong, B.B.M. 2011. Do male desert gobies compromise offspring care to attract additional mating opportunities? Plos One. 6: e20576.

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Lowry, H., Lill, A., and Wong, B.B.M. 2011. Tolerance of auditory disturbance by an avian urban adapter, the noisy miner. Ethology. 117: 490-497.

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van der Sluijs, I., Gray, S.M., Amorim, MCP., Barber, I., Candolin, U., Hendry, A., Krahe, R., Maan, ME., Utne-Palm, AC., Wagner, H-J., and Wong, B.B.M. 2011. Communication in troubled waters: The evolutionary implications of changing environments on fish communication systems. Evolutionary Ecology. 25: 623-640.

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Mautz, B., Detto, T., Wong, B.B.M., Kokko, H., Jennions, M.D., and Backwell, P.R.Y. 2011. Male fiddler crabs defend multiple burrows to attract additional females. Behavioral Ecology. 22: 261-267.

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Lehtonen, T.K., Wong, B.B.M., Svensson, P.A., and Meyer, A. 2011. Adjustment of brood care behaviour in the absence of a mate in two species of Nicaraguan crater lake cichlids. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 65: 613-619.

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Lehtonen, T.K., Wong, B.B.M., Lindström, K., and Meyer, A. 2011. Species divergence and seasonal succession in rates of mate desertion in closely related Neotropical cichlid fishes. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 65: 607-612.


Svensson, P.A., and Wong, B.B.M. 2011. Carotenoid-based signals in behavioural ecology: a review. Behaviour. 148: 131-189.

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2010


Head, M.L., Wong, B.B.M., Brooks, R. 2010. Sexual display and mate choice in an energetically costly environment. Plos One. 5: e15279.

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Morrongiello, J.R., Bond, N.R., Crook, D.A., Wong, B.B.M. 2010. Nuptial coloration varies with ambient light environment in a freshwater fish. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 23: 2718-2725.

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Svensson, P., Lehtonen, T., and Wong, B.B.M. 2010. The interval between sexual encounters affects male courtship tactics in a desert-dwelling fish. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 64: 1967-1970.

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Squires, Z.E., Bailey, P.C.E., Reina, R.D., and Wong, B.B.M. 2010. Compensatory growth in tadpoles after transient salinity stress. Marine and Freshwater Research. 61: 219-222.

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Lehtonen, T.K., Wong, B.B.M., and Lindström, K. 2010. Fluctuating mate preferences in a marine fish. Biology Letters. 6: 21-23.

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2009


Billingham, Z.D., Chapple, D.G., Sunnucks, P., and Wong, B.B.M. 2009. Chemical cues and group association preferences in a sub-social cockroach, Panesthia australis. Australian Journal of Zoology. 57: 385-390.

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Lehtonen, T.K., and Wong, B.B.M. 2009. Should females prefer males with elaborate nests? Behavioral Ecology. 20: 1015-1019.

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Wong, B.B.M., Järvenpää, M., Lindström, K. 2009. Risk-sensitive mating decisions in a visually compromised environment. Biology Letters. 5: 600-602.

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Wong, B.B.M., and McCarthy, M. 2009. Prudent male mate choice under perceived sperm competition risk in the eastern mosquitofish. Behavioral Ecology. 20: 278-282.

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Wong, B.B.M., and Svensson, P.A. 2009. Strategic male signalling effort in a desert-dwelling fish. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 63: 543-549.

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2008


Candolin, U., and Wong, B.B.M. 2008. Mate Choice. In: Fish Behaviour (Eds: Magnhagen, C., Braithwaite, V., Forsgren, E., Kapoor, B.G.). Science Publisher Inc., Enfield, NH, USA.

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Squires, Z.E., Bailey, P.C.E., Reina, R.D., Wong, B.B.M. 2008. Environmental deterioration increases tadpole vulnerability to predation. Biology Letters. 4: 392-394.

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Wong, B.B.M., Lehtonen, T.K., Lindström, K. 2008. Male nest choice in sand gobies, Pomatoschistus minutus. Ethology. 114: 575-581.

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2007


Buckingham, J., Wong, B.B.M., Rosenthal, G.G. 2007. Shoaling decisions in female swordtails: how do fish gauge group size? Behaviour. 144: 1333-1346.

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Wong, B.B.M. Candolin, U., Lindström, K. 2007. Environmental deterioration compromises socially enforced signals of male quality in three-spined sticklebacks. American Naturalist. 170: 184-189.

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Kokko, H, and Wong, B.B.M. 2007. What determines sex roles in mate searching? Evolution. 61: 1162-1175.

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2006


Jennions, M.D., Wong, B.B.M., Cowling, A., Donnelly, C. 2006. Life-history phenotypes in a livebearing fish Brachyrhaphis episcopi living under different predator regimes: seasonal effects? Environmental Biology of Fishes. 76: 211-219.

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Fisher, H.S., Wong., B.B.M., Rosenthal, G.G. 2006. Alteration of the chemical environment disrupts communication in a freshwater fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 273: 1187-1193.

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Wong, B.B.M., and Rosenthal, G.G. 2006. Female disdain for swords in a swordtail fish. The American Naturalist. 167: 136-140.

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2005


Wong, B.B.M., and Candolin, U. 2005. How is female mate choice affected by male competition? Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. 80: 559-571.

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Wong, B.B.M., and Kokko, H. 2005. Is science as global as we think? Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 20: 475-476.

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Wong, B.B.M., Bibeau, C., Bishop, K., and Rosenthal, G.G. 2005. Response to perceived predation threat in fiddler crabs: Trust thy neighbor as thyself? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 58: 345-350.

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Wong, B.B.M., Fisher, H.S., and Rosenthal, G.G. 2005. Species recognition by male swordtails via chemical cues. Behavioral Ecology. 16: 818-822.

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Wong, B.B.M., and Rosenthal, G.G. 2005. Shoal choice in swordtails when preferences conflict. Ethology. 111: 179-186. .

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2004


Wong, B.B.M., Jennions, M.D., Keogh, J.S. 2004. Sequential male mate choice in a fish, the Pacific blue-eye Pseudomugil siginifer. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 56: 253-256.

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Wong, B.B.M. 2004. Male competition is disruptive to courtship in the Pacific blue-eye fish. Journal of Fish Biology. 65: 333-341.

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Wong, B.B.M., Salzmann, C., Schiestl, F.P. 2004. Pollinator attractiveness increases with distance from flowering orchids. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (Supp). 271: s212-s214.

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Wong, B.B.M., Keogh, J.S., Jennions, M.D. 2004. Mate recognition in a freshwater fish: geographic distance, genetic differentiation, and variation in female preference for local over foreign males. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 17: 701-708.

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Wong, B.B.M., Cowling, A., Donnelly, C.F., Cunningham, R.B., Cooper, P.D. 2004. Does temperature and social environment interact to affect call rate in frogs, Crinia signifera? Austral Ecology. 29: 209-214.

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Wong, B.B.M. 2004. Superior fighters make mediocre fathers in the Pacific blue-eye fish. Animal Behaviour. 67:583-590.

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Wong, B.B.M., Keogh, J.S., McGlashan, D.J. 2004. Current and historical patterns of drainage connectivity in eastern Australia inferred from population genetic structuring in a widespread freshwater fish Pseudomugil signifer (Pseudomugilidae). Molecular Ecology. 13: 391-401.

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2003


Wong, B.B.M., and Jennions, M.D. 2003. Costs influence male mate choice in a freshwater fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (Supp). 270: s36-s38.

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2002


Wong, B.B.M., and Schiestl, F.P. 2002. How an orchid harms its pollinator. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 269:1529-39.

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1998


Hough, D., Wong, B., Bennett, G., Brettschneider, K., Spinocchia, M., Manion, N., Heinsohn, R. 1998. Vigilance and group size in emus. Emu. 98: 324-327.

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