Keogh Lab Publications (last updated July 2019)

*Important notes about this list*

  • This list ONLY includes publications where all or a good chunk of the research was done in my lab. Many of the people currently in my lab have published lots of other papers based on research done for their honours, PhDs or postdocs in other labs, so please check out their individual web sites for full lists of their publications.
  • Keogh Lab people are noted by an underline.
  • My Lab officially came into existance when I started my job here in 1998 and I was the sole member for the first six months. Since I'm the one that started it, I have included all of my own publications, including those prior to 1998. Student and postdoc papers did not start appearing until 2001.
  • My lab works broadly on molecular phylogentics and all that entails (in black below) and behavioural and evolutionary ecology and all that entails  (in "midnight" below). I've colour coded the papers so it's easy to see the split (which is roughly 60/40).  

Submitted or in revision:

Novikova, PY, IG Brennan, W Booker, M Mahony, P Doughty, AR Lemmon, EM Lemmon, L Yant, Y Van de Peer, JS Keogh, SC Donnellan. Whole genome duplication potentiates inter-specific hybridisation and niche shifts in Australian burrowing frogs Neobatrachus.

Brennan, I. Incorporating fossil uncertainty is essential to macroevolutionary inferences: Total evidence dating of Australian macropods. 

Natusch, DJD, D Esquerré, JA Lyons, A Hamidy, AR Lemmon, EC Lemmon, A Riyanto, JS Keogh, SC Donnellan. Species delimitation and systematics of the green pythons (Morelia viridis complex) of Melanesia and Australia. 

Hime, PM, AR Lemmon, EC Moriarty Lemmon, E Scott-Prendini, JM Brown, RC Thomson, JD Kratovil, BP Noonan, RA Pyron, PLV Peloso, ML Kortyna, JS Keogh, SC Donnellan, RL Mueller, CJ Raxworthy, K Kunte, R Santiago, S Das, N Gaitonde, DM Green, J Labisko, J Che, DW Weisrock. Phylogenomics uncovers ancient gene tree discordance in the amphibian tree of life. 

Burbrink, FT, FG Grazziotin, RA Pyron, D Cundall, SC Donnellan, F Irish, JS Keogh, F Kraus, RW Murphy, B Noonan, S Ruane, CJ Raxworthy, AR Lemmon, EC Moriarty Lemmon, H Zaher. Interrogating genomic-scale data for Squamata (lizards, snakes, and amphisbaenians) shows no support for key traditional morphological relationships. 

Esquerré D, SC Donnellan, IG Brennan, AR Lemmon, EM Lemmon, H Zaher, F Grazziotin, JS Keogh. Phylogenomics, biogeography and morphometrics reveal rapid phenotypic evolution in pythons after crossing Wallace’s line.

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Esquerré, D, D Ramirez-Álvarez, C Pavón, J Troncoso-Palacios, CF Garín, JS Keogh, AD Leaché. 2019. Understanding speciation across mountains: phylogenomics, species delimitation and taxonomy of the Liolaemus leopardinus clade (Squamata, Liolaemidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, early view online. 

O’Brien, D, JS Keogh, AJ Silla, PG Byrne. 2019. Females prefer to mate with more related males in wild red-backed toadlet (Pseudophryne coriacea). Behavioural Ecology 30:928-937.

210. Esquerre, D, IG Brennan, RA Catullo, F Torres-Perez, JS Keogh. 2019. How mountains shape biodiversity: The role of the Andes in biogeography, diversification and reproductive biology in South America’s most species rich lizard radiation (Squamata: Liolaemidae). Evolution 73:214-230. Check out the ABC TV News story here, and also these nice articles on the ABC, iLife, and lots of others.  



209. Sherratt, E, M Anstis, JS Keogh. 2018. Ecomorphological diversity of Australian tadpoles. Ecology and Evolution 8:12929-12939.

208. Brennan, IG, JS Keogh. 2018. Miocene biome turnover drove conservative body size evolution across Australian vertebrates. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B 285:20181474.

207. Doughty P, AM Bauer, M Pepper, JS Keogh. 2018. Spots before the eyes: Revision of the saxicoline geckos of the Gehyra punctata (Squamata: Gekkonidae) species complex in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.  Records of the Western Australian Museum 33:1-50. 

206. Kealley, L, P Doughty, M Pepper, JS Keogh, M Hillyer, J Huey. 2018. Conspicuously concealed: Revision of the arid clade of the Gehyra variagata (Gekkonidae) species group in Western Australia using an integrative molecular and morphological approach, with the description of five cryptic species. PeerJ 6:e5334

205. Attard, MRG, E Sherratt., P McDonald, I Young, M Vidal-García, S Wroe. 2018. A new, three-dimensional geometric morphometric approach to assess egg shape. PeerJ 6:e5052

204. Pepper M, J Sumner , IG Brennan, K Hodges, A Lemmon, E Lemmon, G Peterson, DL Rabosky, L Schwarzkopf, IAW Scott, G Shea,  JS Keogh. 2018. Speciation in the mountains and dispersal by rivers: Molecular phylogeny of Eulamprus water skinks and the biogeography of Eastern Australia.  Journal of Biogeography 45:2040-2052

203. O’Brien, D, JS Keogh, AJ Silla, PG Byrne. 2018. The unexpected genetic mating system of the red-backed toadlet (Pseudophryne coriacea); a species with prolonged terrestrial breeding and cryptic reproductive behaviour. Molecular Ecology 27:3001-3015. 

202. Hoops D, E Desfilis, JFP Ullmann, AL Janke, T Stait-Gardner, GA Devenyi,, WS Price, L Medina, MJ Whiting, JS Keogh. 2018. A 3D MRI-based atlas of a lizard brain. Journal of Comparative Neurology, early view online.

201. Vidal-Garcia, M, L Bandara, JS Keogh. 2018. ShapeRotator: an R tool for standarized rigid rotations of articulated three-dimensional structures with application for geometric morphometrics. Ecology and Evolution 8:4669-4675.  And check out the detailed “how to” wiki that Marta put together.  

200. Rosauer, D, M Byrne, M Blom, D Coates, SC Donnellan, P Doughty, JS Keogh, J Kinloch, RJ Laver, C Myers, PM Oliver, S Potter, D Rabosky, A Afonso Silva, J Smith, C Moritz. 2018. Real-world conservation planning for evolutionary diversity in the Kimberley, Australia, sidesteps uncertain taxonomy.  Conservation Letters e12438.

199. Oliver PM, RM Brown, F Kraus, EN Rittmeyer, SC Travers, C Siler. 2018. Lizards of the Lost Arcs: mid-Cenozoic diversification, persistence and ecological marginalisation in the West Pacific. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, early view online.  

198. Moritz, C, RC Pratt, S Bank, G Bourke, JG Bragg, SC Donnellan, P Doughty, RJ Laver, JS Keogh, S Potter, L Teasdale, LG Tedeschi, PM Oliver. 2018. Cryptic lineage diversity, body size divergence and sympatry in a species complex of Australian lizards (Gehyra). Evolution 72:54-66. And check out the nice short digest review of the paper in Evolution.  



197.  Nielsen, SV, PM Oliver. 2017. Morphological and genetic evidence for a new karst specialist lizard from New Guinea (Cyrtodactylus: Gekkonidae). Royal Society Open Science 4:170781.

196. Esquerré, D, E Sherratt, JS Keogh. 2017. Evolution of extreme ontogenetic allometric diversity and heterochrony in pythons, a clade of giant and dwarf snakes. Evolution 71:2829-2844. 

195. Oliver, PM, A Hugall. 2017. Phylogenetic evidence for mid-Tertiary turnover in a diverse continental biota. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1:1896-1902. And check out this nice write up about the paper. And also check out this video from the Australian Academy of Sciences. And it got the cover too, with a photo by our own Damien Esquerre.  

194. Oliver PM, S Travers, JQ Richmond, P Pikacha, RN Fisher. 2017. At the end of the line: independent overwater colonisations of the Solomon Islands by a hyperdiverse trans-Wallacean gecko lineage (Cyrtodactylus). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. IN PRESS.

193. Head, M, A Kahn, J Henshaw, JS Keogh, MJ Jennions. 2017. Sexual selection on body size, genital length and heterozygosity: consistency across habitats and social settings. Journal of Animal Ecology 86:1458-1468

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192. Vidal-Garcia, M, JS Keogh. 2017. Invasive cane toads are unique in shape but overlap in ecological niche compared to Australian native frogs. Ecology and Evolution 7:7609-7619.

191. Sherratt, E, M Vidal-Garcia, M Anstis, JS Keogh. 2017. Adult frogs and their tadpoles have different macroevolutionary patterns across the Australian continent. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1:1385-1391.

190. Hoops D, M Vidal-Garcia, JFP Ullmann, AL Janke, T Stait-Gardner, D Duchene, WS Price, MJ Whiting, JS Keogh. 2017. Evidence for concerted and mosaic brain evolution in dragon lizards. Brains, Behavior and Evolution 90:211-223.  Dan got “editor’s choice” and made the cover.  

Dan  also later won the 2017 Thomas Karger Award for Excellence in Evolutionary Neuroscience for this paper and he was invited to author a perspectives piece for the journal Hoops, D. 2018. The secret caverns of the dragon’s brain: Current and potential contributions of lizards to evolutionary neuroscience. Brain, Behaviour and Evolution 91:103.  

189. Brennan, I.G., Bauer, A.M., Van Tri, N., Wang, Yy., Wang, Wz., Zhang, YP., Murphy, R.W. 2017. Barcoding utility in a mega-diverse, cross-continental genus: keeping pace with Cyrtodactylus geckos. Scientific Reports 7:5592.

188. Vidal-Garcia, M, JS Keogh.  2017. Phylogenetic conservatism in skulls and evolutionary lability in limbs - morphological evolution across an ancient frog radiation is shaped by diet, locomotion and burrowing. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17:165. 

187. Vertucci, V, M Pepper, D Edwards, JD Roberts, N Mitchell, JS Keogh. 2017. Evolutionary and natural history of the Turtle Frog, Myobatrachus gouldii, a bizarre frog in the southwestern Australian biodiversity hotspot. PLoS ONE 12:e0173348.  

186. Brennan, IG, PM Oliver. 2017. Mass turnover and recovery dynamics of a diverse Australian continental radiation. Evolution, early view online.

185. Wylie, DR, D Hoops, JW Aspden, AN Iwaniuk. 2017. Zebrin II is expressed in sagittal stripes in the cerebellum of dragon lizards (Ctenophorus sp.). Brain, Behaviour and Evolution, early view online

184. Pepper, M, JS Keogh, DG Chapple. 2017. Molecular biogeography of Australian and New Zealand reptiles and amphibians. Pp 295-328. In: Handbook of Australasian Biogeography. Malte C. Ebach, Editor. CRC Press.  

183. Vega-Trejo, R, M Head, JS Keogh, MJ Jennions. 2017. Experimental evidence for sexual selection against inbred males. Journal of Animal Ecology 86:394-404.

182. Piggott, M. 2017. An environmental DNA assay for detecting Macquarie perch, Macquaria australasica. Conservation Genetics Resources 9:257-259.

181. Pepper, M, DG Hamilton, T Merkling, N Svedin, B Cser, R Catullo, SR Pryke, JS Keogh. 2017. Phylogeographic structure across one of the largest intact tropical savannas: Molecular and morphological analysis of Australia’s iconic frilled lizard Chlamydosaurus kingiiMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 106:217-227.

180. Hoops, D, JFP Ullmann, AL Janke, M Vidal-Garcia, T Merkling, T Stait-Gardner, Y Dwihapsari, T , WS Price, JA Endler, MJ Whiting, JS Keogh. 2017. Sexual selection predicts brain structure in dragon lizards. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30: 244-256.

179. Bragg, JG, S Potter, S Singhal, K Bi, R Catullo, SC Donnellan, MDB Eldridge, L Joseph, JS Keogh, P Oliver, K Rowe, C Moritz. Resources for phylogenomic analyses of Australian terrestrial vertebrates. 2017.  Molecular Ecology Resources 17:869-876.

178. Openshaw, G, D D’Amore, Vidal-Garcia, M, JS Keogh. 2017. Combining geometric morphometric analyses of multiple 2D obervation views improves interpretation of evolutionary allometry and shape diversification in monitor lizard (Varanus) crania. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 120:539-552


177. Clulow, S, M Anstis, JS Keogh, R Catullo. 2016. A new species of Australian frog (Myobatrachidae: Uperoleia) from the New South Wales mid-north coast sandplains. Zootaxa 4184:285-315. 

176. Piggott, M. 2016. Evaluating the effects of laboratory protocols on eDNA detection probability for an endangered freshwater fish. Ecology and Evolution 6:2739-2750

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175. Schwanz, LE. 2016. Parental thermal environment alters offspring sex ratio and fitness in an oviparous lizard. Journal of Experimental Biology, early view online.  

174. Esquerré, D, JS Keogh. 2016. Parallel selective pressures drive convergent diversification of phenotypes in pythons and boas. Ecology Letters 19:800-807

173. Booksmythe, I, ML Head, JS Keogh, MD Jennions. 2016. Fitness consequences of artificial selection on relative male genital size. Nature Communications 7:11597

172. Couper, P, SR Peck, JP Emery, JS Keogh. 2016. Two snakes from eastern Australia (Serpentes: Elapidae): A revised concept of Antaioserpens warro (De Vis) with a redescription of A. albiceps (Boulenger). Zootaxa 4097: 396-408. 

171.  Merkling, T, DG Hamilton, B Cser, N Svendin, SR Pryke. 2016. Proximate mechanisms of colour variation in the frillneck lizard: Geographical differences in pigment contents of an ornament. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 117:503-515.



170. Edwards, DL, J Melville, L Joseph, JS Keogh. 2015. Ecological divergence, adaptive diversification and the evolution of social signaling traits: An emperical study in arid Australian lizards.  The American Naturalist 186:E144-E161. PDF

169. Vidal-Garcia, M, JS Keogh. 2015. Convergent evolution across the Australian continent: Ecotype diversification drives morphological convergence in two distantly related clades of Australian frogs. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28: 2136-2151. PDF. Cover photo by our own Damien Esquerre!


168. Whiting, MJ, WR Branch, M Pepper, JS Keogh. 2015. A new species of spectacularly coloured flat lizard Platysaurus (Squamata: Cordylidae: Platysaurinae) from southern Africa. Zootaxa 3986:173-192. PDF.  This paper got lots of media attention, since we named it after David Attenborough! This is the best one from the BBC and it even has some video of the man. 

167. MacDonald, AJ, TI Knopp, M Pepper, JS Keogh, SD Sarre. 2015. The first complete mitochondrial genome of a Pygopodidae (Aprasia parapulchella Kluge). Australian Journal of Zoology 63:111-114. PDF

166. Troncoso-Palacios, J, HA Diaz, D Esquerre, FA Urra. 2015. Two new species of the Liolaemus elongatus-kriegi complex (Iguania, Liolaemidae) from Andean highlands of southern Chile. ZooKeys 500: 83-109.

165. Rhodin, A.G.J., H. Kaiser, P.P. van Dijk, W. Wüster, M. O’Shea, M. Archer, M. Auliya, L. Boitani, R. Bour, V. Clausnitzer, T. Contreras-MacBeath, B.I. Crother, J.M. Daza, C.A. Driscoll, O. Flores-Villela, J. Frazier, U. Fritz, A. Gardner, C. Gascon, A. Georges, F. Glaw, F.G. Grazziotin, C.P. Groves, G. Haszprunar, P. Havaš, J.M. Hero, M. Hoffmann, M.S. Hoogmoed, B.D. Horne, J.B. Iverson, M. Jäch, C.L. Jenkins, R.K.B. Jenkins, A.R. Kiester, J.S. Keogh, T.E. Lacher Jr., J.E. Lovich, L. Luiselli, D.L. Mahler, D. Mallon, R. Mast, R.W. Mcdiarmid, J. Measey, R.A. Mittermeier, S. Molur, V. Mossbrugger, R. Murphy, D. Naish, M. Niekisch, H. Ota, J.F. Parham, M.J. Parr, N.J. Pilcher, R.H. Pine, A.B. Rylands, J.G. Sanderson, J. Savage, W. Schleip, G.J. Scrocchi, H.B. Shaffer, E.N. Smith, R. Sprackland, S.N. Stuart, H. Vetter, L.J. Vitt, T. Waller, G. Webb, E.O. Wilson, H. Zaher, and S. Thomson (Corresponding Author). 2015. Comment on Spracklandus Hoser, 2009 (Reptilia, Serpentes, ELAPIDAE): request for confirmation of the availability of the generic name and for the nomenclatural validation of the journal in which it was published. (Case 3601; see BZN 70: 234–237; 71: 30–38, 133–135, 181–182, 252–253). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 72:65-78. PDF


164. Hoops, D. 2015. A perfusion protocal for lizards, including a method for brain removal. Methods X 2:165-173. PDF

163. Binning, SA, DG Roche. 2015. Water flow and fin shape polymorphism in coral reef fishes. Ecology 96:828-839.


162. Oliver, P, JS Keogh, C Moritz. 2014. New approachs to cataloguing and understanding evolutionary diversity of Australian reptiles. Australian Journal of Zoology 62:417-430. PDF. Cover illustration by our own Erin Walsh!

161. Oliver, PM, PJ Couper, M Pepper. 2014. Transitions between monsoonal and arid biomes revealed by systematic revision of a complex of Australian geckos (Diplodactylus; Diplodactylidae). Plos One 9:e111895. PDF

160. Troncoso-Palacios, J,  D Esquerré. 2014. A new species of Phymaturus of the P. mallimaccii group from the Andes of central Chile (Iguana: Liolaemidae). Phyllomedusa 13:3-15. PDF

159. Esquerré, D, JS Keogh, L Schwanz. 2014. Direct effects of incubation temperature on morphology and temperature-dependent behaviors in jacky dragons (Amphibolurus muricatus). Journal of Thermal Biology 43:33-39. PDF.  

158. Catullo RA, JS Keogh. 2014. Aridification drove repeated episodes of diversification between Australian biomes: Evidence from a multi-locus phylogeny of Australian toad lets (Uperoleia: Myobatrachidae).  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 79: 106-117. PDF

157. Pepper, M, JS Keogh. 2014. 2014. Biogeography of the Kimberley, Western Australia: A review of landscape evolution and biotic response in an ancient refugium.  Journal of Biogeography 41:1443-1455. PDF.

156. Shine, R, C Spencer, JS Keogh. 2014. Morphology, reproduction, and diet in Australian and Papuan death adders (Acanthophis, Elapidae). Plos One 9:e94216. PDF

155. Binning SA, JI Barnes, JN Davies, PRY Backwell, JS Keogh, DG Roche. 2014. Ectoparasites modify escape behaviour, but not performance, in a coral reef fish. Animal Behaviour 93:1-7. PDF.

154.  Noble, DWA, SE McFarlane, JS Keogh, MJ Whiting. 2014. Maternal and additive genetic effects contribute to variation in offspring traits in a lizard. Behavioral Ecology 25:633-640.  PDF.   

153. Esquerré, D, J Troncoso-Palacios, C Garín, H Núnez. 2014. The missing leopard lizard: Liolaemus ubaghsi sp. nov., a new species of the leopardinus clade (Reptilia: Squamata: Liolaemidae) from the Andes of the O’Higgins Region in Chile.  Zootaxa 3815:507-525. PDF.

152. Catullo, RA, P Doughty, JS Keogh. 2014. A new frog species (Myobatrachidae: Uperoleia) from the Northern Deserts region of Australia, with a re-description of U. trachyderma. Zootaxa 3753:251-262. PDF

151. Pepper, M, MD Marquero, MJ Whiting, JS Keogh. 2014. A multi-locus molecular phylogeny for Australia’s iconic Jacky dragon (Agamidae:Amphibolurus muricatus): Phylogeographic structure along the Great Dividing Range of south-eastern Australia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 71:149-156. PDF

150. Vidal-Garcia, M., PG Byrne, JD Roberts, JS Keogh. 2014. The role of phylogeny and ecology in shaping morphology in 21 genera and 127 species of Australo-Papuan myobatrachid frogs.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27:181-192.  PDF

149. Openshaw,GH, JS  Keogh. 2014. Head shape evolution in monitor lizards (Varanus): Interactions between extreme body size disparity, phylogeny and ecology.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27:363-373. PDF

148. Rosauer, D, S Ferrier, KJ Williams, G Manion, JS Keogh, SW Laffan. 2014. Phylogenetic generalised dissimilarity modelling: A new approach to analysing and predicting spatial turnover in the phylogenetic composition of communities. Ecography 37:21-32. PDF

147.  Catullo, RA, R Lanfear, P Doughty, JS Keogh. 2014. The biogeographic boundaries of northern Australia: evidence from ecological niche models and a multi-locus phylogeny of Toadlets (Uperoleia: Myobatrachidae). Journal of Biogeography 41:659-672. PDF


146.  Pepper, M, P Doughty, MK Fujita, C Moritz, JS Keogh. 2013.  Speciation on the rocks: Integrated systematics of the Heteronotia spelea species complex from western and central Australia. Plos One  8:e78110. PDF

145. Morrison, SF, PS Harlow, JS Keogh. 2013.  Spatial ecology of the critically endangered Fijian Crested Iguana, Brachylophus vitiensis, in an extremely dense population: Implications for conservation. Plos One 8:e73127. PDF

144. Noble, DWA, K Wechmann, JS Keogh, MJ Whiting. 2013. Behavioral and morphological traits interact to promote the evolution of alternative reproductive tactics in a lizard.  The American Naturalist 182:726-742PDF

143. Pavlova A, N Amos, P Sunnucks, K Loynes, JJ Austin, JS Keogh, G Stone, J Nicholls, L Joseph. 2013. Perched at the mito-nuclear crossroads: divergent mitochondrial lineages correlate with environment in the face of ongoing nuclear gene flow in an Australian bird. Evolution 67:3412-3428PDF

142. Noble, DWA, JS Keogh, MJ Whiting. 2013. Multiple mating in a lizard increases fecundity but provides no evidence for genetic benefits. Behavioral Ecology 24:1128-1137. PDF

141. Keogh, JS, KDL Umbers, EE Wilson, J Stapley, MJ Whiting. 2013. Influence of alternate reproductdive tactics and pre- and postcopulatory sexual selection on paternity and offspring performance in a lizard.  Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 67:629-638. PDF

140.  Pepper, M, P Doughty, JS Keogh. 2013.  Geodiversity and endemism in the iconic Australian Pilbara region: A review of landscape evolution and biotic response in an ancient refugium. Journal of Biogeography 40:1225-1239. PDFAnd it was in the news..  

139. Bohm, M et al. (213 authors, including JS Keogh).  2013. The conservation status of the World’s reptiles. Biological Conservation 157:372-385. PDF

138. Binning, SA, DG Roche, C Layton. 2013.  Ectoparasites increase swimming costs in a coral reef fish.  Biology Letters 9:20120927. PDF

137.  Osborne, L, KDL Umbers, JS Keogh.  2013. The effects of perch height, time in residence and distance from opponent on aggressive display in male lizards. Acta Ethologica 16:41-46. PDF


136.  Umbers, KDL, MD Jennions, MG Gardner, JS Keogh. 2012. Twenty-five new polymorphic microsatellites for the eastern mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki (Actinopterygii: Poeciliidae), an invasive species in Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology 60:235-237.  PDF

135.  Umbers, KDL, L Osborne, JS Keogh. 2012. The effects of residency and body size on contest initiation and outcome in the territorial dragon, Ctenophorus decresiiPlos One 7:e47143. PDF

134. Osborne, K, KDL Umbers, PRY Backwell, JS Keogh. 2012. Male tawny dragons use throat patterns to recognize rivals. Naturwissenschaften 99:869-872. PDF

133. Edwards, DL, JS Keogh, LL Knowles. 2012. Effects of vicariant barriers, habitat stability, population isolation and environmental features on species divergence in the south-western Australian coastal reptile community. Molecular Ecology 21:3809-3822.  PDF

132. Keogh, JS, DWA Noble, EE Wilson, MJ Whiting. 2012. Activity predicts male reproductive success in a polygynous lizard. Plos One 7:e38856. PDF

131. Kay G, JS Keogh. 2012. Molecular phylogeny and morphological revision of the Ctenotus labillardieri (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) species group and a new species of immediate conservation concern in the southwestern Australian biodiversity hotspot. Zootaxa 3390:1-18. PDF

130. Lukoschek, V, JS Keogh, JC Avise. 2012. Evaluating fossil calibrations for dating phylogenies in light of rates of molecular evolution: a comparison of three approaches. Systematic Biology 61:22-43. PDF


129. Hoskin CJ & Aland K. 2011. Two new frog species (Microhylidae: Cophixalus) from boulder habitats on Cape York Peninsula, north-east Australia. Zootaxa 3027: 39–51. PDF

128. Chapple DG, Hoskin CJ , Chapple SNJ & Thompson MB. 2011. Phylogeographic divergence in the widespread delicate skink (Lampropholis delicata ) corresponds to dry habitat barriers in eastern Australia. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 191-208. PDF

127. Loynes, K, L Joseph, JS Keogh. 2011. Circumscription, diagnosis and description of a subfamily of Australo-Papuan robins. Zootaxa 3106:67-68. PDF

126. Pepper, M, P Doughty MN Hutchinson, JS Keogh. 2011. Ancient drainages divide cryptic species in Australia’s arid zone: Morphological and multi-gene evidence for four new species of Beaked geckos (Rhynchoedura). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61:810-822. PDF

125. Dubey S, J Sumner, D Pike, JS Keogh, R Shine. 2011. Genetic connectivity among populations of an endangered snake species from southeastern Australia (Hoplocephalus bungaroides, Elapidae). Ecology and Evolution (Open Access: DOI 10.1002/ece3.25

124. Pepper, M, YWS Ho, MK Fujita, JS Keogh. 2011. The genetic legacy of aridification: Climate cycling fostered lizard diversification in Australian montane refugia and left low-lying deserts genetically depauperate. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61:750-759. PDF

123. Hoskin CJ, Tonione M, MacKenzie JB, Williams SE, VanDerWal J & Moritz C. 2011. Persistence in peripheral refugia promotes phenotypic divergence and speciation in a rainforest frog. The American Naturalist 178:561-578. PDF

122. Byrne, M, D Steane, L Loseph, D Yeates, GJ Jordan, D Crayn, K Sniderman, K Aplin, LG Cook, MD Crisp, JS Keogh, J Melville, C Moritz, N Porch, JMK Sniderman, P Sunnucks, PH Weston. 2011. Decline of a biome: Evolution, contraction, fragmentation, extinction and invasion of the Australian mesic zone biota. Journal of Biogeography 38:1635-1656. PDF

121. Catullo, RA, P Doughty, JD Roberts, JS Keogh. 2011. Multi-locus phylogeny and taxonomic revision of Uperoleia toadlets (Anura: Myobatrachidae) from the western arid zone of Australia, with a description of a new species. Zootaxa 2902:1-43. PDF


120. Pepper, M, MK Fujita, C Moritz, JS Keogh. 2011. Palaeoclimate change drove diversification among isolated mountain refugia in the Australian arid zone. Molecular Ecology 20:1529-1545.  PDF. (COVER IMAGE)

119. Hoskin CJ. 2011. The invasion and potential impact of the Asian House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) in Australia. Austral Ecology 36: 240-251. PDF

2010 and before

118. Dubey, S, JS Keogh, R Shine. 2010. Plio-pleistocene diversification and connectivity between mainland Australia and Tasmanian populations of Australian snakes (Drysdalia, Elapidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56:1119-1125. PDF

117. Hoskin CJ. 2010. Breeding behaviour of the barred frog Mixophyes coggeri. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 55:1-7

116. Sumner, J, JK Webb, R Shine, JS Keogh. 2010. Molecular and morphological assessment of Australia's most endangered snake, Hoplocephalus bungaroides, reveals two evolutionarily significant units for conservation. Conservation Genetics 11:747-758. PDF

115. Hoskin, CJ, M Higgie. 2010. Speciation via species interactions: the divergence of mating traits within species. Ecology Letters 13:409-420. PDF

114. Richards SJ, Hoskin CJ, Cunningham MJ, McDonald K & Donnellan D. 2010. Taxonomic re-assessment of the Australian and New Guinean green-eyed treefrogs Litoria eucnemis, L. genimaculata and L. serrata (Anura: Hylidae). Zootaxa 2391: 33-46.

113. Doughty, P, M Pepper, JS Keogh. 2010. Molecular and morphological assessment of the gecko Diplodactylus savagei in the Pilbara region, Western Australia, with the description of a new species. Zootaxa 2393:33-45. PDF

112. Keogh, JS. 2009. Evolutionary, behavioural and molecular ecology must meet to achieve long-term conservation goals. Molecular Ecology 18:3761-3762 (Invited Perspectives). PDF

111. Doody, JS, S Freedberg, JS Keogh. 2009. Communal egg-laying in reptiles and amphibians: Evolutionary patterns and hypotheses. Quarterly Review of Biology 84:229-252. PDF

110. Hoskin CJ, S James S, GC Grigg. 2009. Ecology and taxonomy-driven deviations in the frog call-body size relationship across the diverse Australian frog fauna. Journal of Zoology 278:36-41. PDF


109. Loynes, K, L Joseph, JS Keogh. 2009. Multi-locus phylogeny clarifies the systematics of the Australo-Papuan robins (Family Petroicidae, Passeriformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53:212-219. PDF

108. Moore, DJ, D Halliday, DM Rowell, T Robinson, JS Keogh. 2009. Positive Darwinian selection results in resistance to cardioactive toxins in true toads (Anura: Bufonidae). Biology Letters 5:513-516. PDF

107. Morrison, SF, PS Harlow, JS Keogh. 2009. Nesting ecology of the critically endangered Fijian crested iguana, Brachylophus vitiensis, in a Pacific tropical dry forest. Pacific Conservation Biology 15:135-147. PDF

106. Whiting, MJ, JK Webb, JS Keogh. 2009. Flat lizard female mimics use sexual deception in visual but not chemical signals. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B. 276:1585-1591.  PDFThis research was covered in the COLBERT REPORT in a segment called "When Animals Attack Our Morals", check out the video. This could be the greatest acheivement of our lab! It also got some media attention: ScienceAlert / Discovery Channel / ABC Science /AFP / Canberra Times.  We worked with David Attenbourough to film this scene in the 2006 Life in Cold Blood series.  

105. Byrne, PG, JS Keogh. 2009. Extreme sequential polyandry insures against nest failure in a frog. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B. 276:115-120. PDFHere are just a few of the media stories on Phil's work: ScienceNewsNature / New Scientist Science Daily Innovations Report ScienceAlert / The Economic Tiimes

104. Couper PJ, CJ Hoskin. 2008. Litho-refugia: the importance of rock landscapes for the long-term persistence of Australian rainforest fauna. Australian Zoologist 34: 554-560. 

103. Hoskin CJ, J-M Hero. 2008. Rainforest Frogs of the Wet Tropics, north-east Australia. Griffith University: Gold Coast. Pp. 96.

102. Byrne M, DK Yeates, L Joseph, J Bowler, S Cooper, SC Donnellan, M Kearney, JS Keogh, R Leijs, J Melville, D Murphy, N Porch, MA Williams, K-H Wyrwoll. 2008. Birth of a biome: Synthesizing environmental and molecular studies of the assembly and maintenance of the Australian arid zone biota. Molecular Ecology 17:4398-4417 (Invited Review). PDF


101. Keogh, JS, DL Edwards, RN Fisher, PS Harlow. 2008. Molecular and morphological analysis of the critically endangered Fijian iguanas reveals cryptic diversity and a complex biogeographic history. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B. 363:3413-3426. PDFHere are some links to just a few of the media stories: Click here for iguana imagesABC Science Online / ScienceAlert Discovery Channel / Fiji Times / Fox News / North Korean Times /Canberra Times / Pacific Magazine National Geographic Science Daily / and my favourite, from the Institute for Creation Research.

100. Chapple, DG, MN Hutchinson, B Maryan, M Plivelich, JA Moore, JS Keogh. 2008. Evolution and maintenance of colour pattern polymorphism in Liopholis (Squamata: Scincidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 56:103-115. IMPORTANT NOTICE - "Tassie" Dave Chapple is the winner of the exceedingly competitive 100th Lab Paper Competition! A lavish black-tie cocktail party was held to celebrate. PDF

99. Stapley, J. 2008. Female mountain log skinks are more likely to mate with males that court more, not males that are dominant. Animal Behaviour 75:529-538. PDF

98. Hoskin, CJ, Higgie, M. 2008. A new species of velvet gecko (Diplodactylidae: Oedura) from north-east Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa 1788:21-36. PDF

97. Edwards, D., JD Roberts, JS Keogh. 2008. Climatic fluctuations shape the phylogeography of a mesic direct developing frog from the southwestern Australian biodiversity hotspot. Journal of Biogeography 35:1803-1815. PDF

96. Morgan, MJ, PG Byrne, C Hayes, JS Keogh. 2008. Microsatellite markers in the endangered Australian northern corroboree frog, Pseudophryne pengilleyi (Anura: Myobatrachidae) and amplification in other Pseudophryne species. Conservation Genetics 9:1315-1317. PDF

95. Morgan, MJ, D Hunter, W Osborne, R Pietch, JS Keogh. 2008. Assessment of genetic diversity in the critically endangered Australian corroboree frogs, Pseudophryne corroboree and P. pengilleyi, identifies four evolutionarily significant units for conservation. Molecular Ecology 17:3448-3463. PDF

94. Pepper, M, P Doughty, R Arculus, JS Keogh. 2008. Landforms predict phylogenetic structure on one of the world's most ancient surfaces. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:152. PDF

93. Lukoschek, V, M Waycott, JS Keogh. 2008. Relative information content of polymorphic microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA for inferring dispersal and population genetic structure in the olive sea snake, Aipysurus laevisMolecular Ecology 17:3062-3077. PDF

92. Symula, R., JS Keogh, D. Cannatella. 2008. Ancient phylogeographic divergence in southeastern Australia among populations of the widespread common froglet, Crinia signiferaMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 47:569-580. PDF

91. Sanders KL, MSY Lee, R Leijs, R Foster , JS Keogh. 2008. Molecular phylogeny and divergence dates for Australasian elapids and sea snakes (Hydrophiinae): Evidence from seven genes for rapid evolutionary radiations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21:882-895. PDF

90. Byrne, PG. 2008. Strategic male calling effort in terrestrial toadlets (Pseudophryne bibronii). Copeia 2008:57-63. PDF

89. Head, ML, P Doughty, SP Blomberg, JS Keogh. 2008. Chemical mediation of reciprocal mother-offspring recognition in the southern water skink, Eulamprus heatwolei. Austral Ecology 33:20-28. PDF.

88. Anderson, D.L., MJ Morgan. 2007. Genetic and morphological variation of bee-parasitic Tropilaelaps mites (Acari: Laelapidae): new and re-defined species. Experimental and Applied Acarology 43:1-24.

87. Kokko H, Wong BBM. 2007. What determines sex roles in mate searching? Evolution 61: 1162-1175. PDF

86. Byrne, P, JS Keogh. 2007. Terrestrial toadlets use chemosignals to recognise conspecifics, locate mates and strategically adjust calling behaviour. Animal Behaviour 74:1155-1162. PDF

85. Smith, W, IAW Scott, JS Keogh. 2007. Molecular phylogeography of Rosenberg's goanna (Reptilia: Varanidae: Varanus rosenbergi) and its conservation status in New South Wales. Systematics and Biodiversity 5:361-369. PDF

84. Kondo, J, SJ Downes. 2007. Does social behaviour reliably reflect temperature-dependent physiological capacity in geckos? Animal Behaviour 74:873-88. PDF

83. Edwards, D.L. 2007. Biogeography and speciation of a direct developing frog from the coastal arid zone of Western Australia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45: 494-505. PDF

82. Downes, S, AM Hoefer. 2007. An experimental study of the effects of weed invasion on lizard phenotypes. Oecologia 153:775-785. PDF

81. Backwell, PRY, M Matsumasa, M Double, A Roberts, M Murai, JS Keogh, MD Jennions. 2007. What are the consequences of being left clawed in a predominantly right clawed fiddler crab? Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 272:2723-2729. PDF

80. Shine, R, WR Branch, JK Webb, PS Harlow, T Shine, JS Keogh. 2007. Ecology of cobras (AspidelapsHemachatus, and Naja, Elapidae) from southern Africa. Journal of Zoology, London 272:183-193. PDF

79. Edwards, D., JD Roberts, JS Keogh. 2007. Impact of Plio-Pleistocene arid cycling on the population history of a southwestern Australian frog. Molecular Ecology 16:2782-2796. PDF

78. Morgan, MJ, JD Roberts, JS Keogh. 2007. Molecular phylogenetic dating supports an ancient endemic speciation model in Australia's biodiversity hotspot. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44:371-385. PDF

77. Whiting, MJ, L Reaney, JS Keogh. 2007. Ecology of the velvet gecko, Homopholis wahlbergii, in southern Africa. African Zoology 42:38-44. PDF

76. Hodges, K, DM Rowell, JS Keogh. 2007. Remarkably different phylogeographic structure in two closely related lizard species in a zone of sympatry in south eastern Australia. Journal of Zoology, London 272:64-72. PDF

75. Kondo, J, SJ Downes, JS Keogh. 2007. Recent physical encounters affect chemically mediated retreat-site selection in a gecko. Ethology 113:68-75.

74. Melville, J., S.Goebel, C Starr, JS Keogh, JJ Austin. 2007. Conservation genetics and species status of an endangered Australian dragon, Tympanocryptis pinguicolla (Reptilia: Agamidae). Conservation Genetics 8:185-195. PDF

73. Keogh, JS, JK Webb, R Shine. 2007. Spatial genetic analysis and long-term mark-recapture data demonstrate male-biased dispersal in a snake. Biology Letters 3:33-35. PDF

72. Bilcke J, S. Downes, I Büscher. 2006. Combined effect of incubation and ambient temperature on the feeding performance of a small ectotherm. Austral Ecology 31:937-947. PDF

71. Stapley, J, JS Keogh. 2006. Body size and badge colour interact to influence male reproductive success in a non-territorial lizard. Ethology, Ecology and Evolution 18:275-288. PDF

70. Pepper, M, P Doughty, JS Keogh. 2006. Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of the Australian Diplodactylus stenodactylus (Gekkota; Reptilia) species-group based on mitochondrial and nuclear genes reveals an ancient split between Pilbara and non-Pilbara D. stenodactylusMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41:539-555. PDF

69. Harlow, P. S., S. F. Morrison. 2006. Soaking wet in a Fijian dry forest. Iguana 13:192-197. PDF

68. Stapley, J. 2006. Individual variation in preferred body temperature covaries with social behaviours and colour in male lizards. Journal of Thermal Biology 31:362-369. PDF

67. Lukoschek, V, JS Keogh. 2006. Molecular phylogeny of sea snakes reveals a rapidly diverged adaptive radiation. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 89: 523-539. PDF

66. Chapple, DG, JS Keogh. 2006. Group structure and stability in social aggregations of White's skink, Egernia whitiiEthology 112: 247-257. PDF

65. Chapple, D.G., A.J. Stow, D. O'Connor S. Fuller and MG Gardner. 2006. Cross-species amplification of DNA microsatellite loci in an Australian lineage of social lizards (Scincidae, genus Egernia). Herpetological Review 37:177-180. PDF

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

63. Chapple, DG. 2005. Life-history and reproductive ecology of White's Skink, Egernia whitii. Australian Journal of Zoology 53:353-360. PDF

62. Head, ML, JS Keogh, P Doughty. 2005. Male southern water skinks (Eulamprus heatwolei) use both visual and chemical cues to detect female sexual receptivity. ActaEthologica 8:79-85. PDF

61. Wong, BBM, U Candolin. 2005. How is female mate choice affected by male competition? Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 80:1-13.

60. Osborne, L. 2005. Information content of male agonistic displays in the territorial tawny dragon (Ctenophorus decresii)Journal of Ethology 23:189-197.

59. Chapple, DG, JS Keogh. 2005. Complex mating system and dispersal patterns in a social lizard, Egernia whitiiMolecular Ecology 14:1215-1227. PDF

58. Kuch, U, JS Keogh, J Weigel, LA Smith, D Mebs. 2005. Phylogeography of Australia's king brown snake (Pseudechis australis) reveals Pliocene divergence and Pleistocene dispersal of a top predator. Naturwissenschaften 92:121-127. PDF

57. Osborne, L. 2005. Rival recognition in the territorial tawny dragon lizard (Ctenophorus decresii). Acta Ethologica 15:45-50. PDF

56. Chapple, DG, JS Keogh, MN Hutchinson. 2005. Substantial genetic substructuring in southeastern and alpine Australia revealed by molecular phylogeography of the Egernia whitii (Lacertilia: Scincidae) species group. Molecular Ecology 14:1279-1292. PDF

55. Stapley, J, JS Keogh. 2005. Behavioural syndromes influence mating systems: Floater pairs of a lizard have heavier offspring. Behavioural Ecology 16:514-520. PDF

54. Keogh, JS, IAW Scott, C Hayes. 2005. Rapid and repeated origin of insular gigantism and dwarfism in Australian tiger snakes. Evolution 59:226-233. PDF

53. Stapley, J, C Hayes, JK Webb, JS Keogh. 2005. Novel microsatellite loci identified from the Australian Eastern Small-Eyed Snake (Elapidae: Rhinocephalus nigrescens) and cross species amplification in the related genus Suta. Molecular Ecology Notes 5:54-56. PDF

52. Chapple, DG, JS Keogh, MN Hutchinson. 2004. Molecular phylogeography and systematics of the arid-zone members of the Egernia whitii (Lacertilia: Scincidae) species group. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 33:549-561. PDF

51. Clemann, N, DG. Chapple, J Wainer. 2004. Sexual dimorphism, diet and reproduction in the Swamp Skink, Egernia coventryiJournal of Herpetology 38:461-467. PDF.

50. Stapley, J. 2004. Do mountain log skinks (Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii) modify their behaviour in the presence of two predators? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 56:185-189. PDF

49. Kondo, J, SJ Downes. 2004. Using Visible implant elastomer to individually mark geckos. Herpetofauna 34:19-22.

48. Wong, BBM. 2004. Competition is disruptive to courtship in the Pacific blue eye fish. Journal of Fish Biology 65:333-341. PDF

47. Stapley, J, JS Keogh. 2004. Exploratory and anti-predator behaviours differ between territorial and non-territorial male lizards. Animal Behaviour 68:841-846. PDF. 

46. Chapple, DG, JS Keogh. 2004. Parallel adaptive radiations in arid and temperate Australia: molecular phylogeography and systematics of the Egernia whitii (Lacertilia: Scincidae) species group. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 83:157-173. PDF

45. Wong, BMB, MD Jennions, JS Keogh. 2004. Sequential male mate choice in a fish, the Pacific blue-eye Pseudomugil siginiferBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 56:253-256. PDF

44. Wong, BBM, Salzmann, C, Schiestl, FP. 2004. Pollinator attractiveness increases with distance from flowering orchids. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (Supp), Biology Letters 271, S212-S214. PDF

43. Wong, BMB, JS Keogh, DJ McGlashan. 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. PDF. 

42. Wong, BMB, JS Keogh, MD Jennions. 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. PDF

41. Wong, BBM. 2004. Superior fighters make mediocre fathers in the pacific blue eye fish. Animal Behaviour 67:583-590. PDF

40. Scott, IAW, JS Keogh, MJ Whiting. 2004. Shifting sands and shifty lizards: Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of African flat lizards (Platysaurus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31:618-629. PDF

39. Doughty, P, DN Reznick. 2004. Patterns and analysis of adaptive phenotypic plasticity in animals. In: Phenotypic Plasticity: Functional and Conceptual Approaches, edited by T. J. DeWitt and S. M. Scheiner. Oxford Univeristy Press. pp126-150.

38. Downes SJ, AM Hoefer. 2004. Vigilance in lizards: interations between group size and predation risk. Animal Behaviour 67:485-492. PDF

37. Downes SJ, Wong B. 2003. What drives the evolution of optional life-history tactics? BioMedNet:

36. Stapley, J. 2003. Differential avoidance of snake odours by a lizard: evidence for prioritised avoidance based on risk. Ethology 109:785-796. PDF

35. Chapple, DG. 2003. Ecology, life history and behavior in the Australian scincid lizard Egernia with comments on the evolution of complex sociality in lizards. Herpetological Monographs 17:145-180. PDF

34. Wong, BBM, MD Jennions. 2003. Costs influence male mate choice in a freshwater fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B (Suppl. Biology Letters) 270, S36-S38. PDF

33. Stapley, J, C Hayes, JS Keogh. 2003. Population genetic differentiation and multiple paternity determined by novel microsatellite markers from the Australian mountain log skink (Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii). Molecular Ecology Notes 3:291-293. PDF

32. Hoefer AM, BA Goodman, SJ Downes. 2003. Two cheap, effective, non-invasive methods for restraining living lizard species. Herpetological Review 34:223-224.

31. Keogh, JS, IAW Scott, M Fitzgerald, R Shine. 2003. Molecular phylogeny of the Australian venomous snake genus Hoplocephalus and conservation genetics of the threatened H. stephensiiConservation Genetics 4:57-65. PDF

30. Wong, BBM, Schiestl, FP. 2002. How an orchid harms its pollinator. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 269:1529-32. 

29. Mulder R, T Jones, SJ Downes. 2002. Frontiers in sexual selection. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 17:107-108.

28. Morrison, SF, JS Keogh, IAW Scott. 2002. Molecular determination of paternity in a natural population of the multiply mating polygynous lizard Eulamprus heatwoleiMolecular Ecology 11:535-546. PDF

27. Head, M, JS Keogh, P Doughty. 2002. Experimental evidence of an ontogenetic shift in chemically mediated predator avoidance in the southern water skink, Eulamprus heatwoleiJournal of Chemical Ecology 28:541-554. PDF

26. Wuster, W, B Bush, JS Keogh. M O'Shea, R Shine. 2001. Taxonomic contributions in the "amateur"