Key publications

Book

Elgar MA, Crespi BJ (eds) (1992) Cannibalism: ecology and evolution among diverse taxa. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Reviews

Henneken J, Jones TM, Elgar MA (2017) Diet-mediated pheromones and signature mixtures can enforce signal reliability. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4: 145

Elgar MA (2015) Integrating insights across diverse taxa: grand challenges for understanding social evolution. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 3, 124.

Peso M, Elgar MA, Barron AB (2015) Pheromonal control: reconciling physiological mechanism with signalling theory. Biological Reviews 90: 542–559.

Clode D, Elgar MA (2014) Fighting fire with fire: does a policy of prescribed broadscale burning improve community safety? Society and Natural Resources 27: 1192-1199.

Elgar, MA, Jones TM, McNamara KB (2013) Promiscuous words. Frontiers in Zoology 10: 66.

van Wilgenburg E, Elgar MA (2013) Confirmation bias in studies of nestmate recognition: a cautionary note for research into the behaviour of animals. PLoS One 8: e53548.

Walter A, Elgar MA (2012) The evolution of novel animal signals: silk decorations as a model system. Biological Reviews 87: 686-700.

Wilder SM, Rypstra AL, Elgar MA (2009) The importance of ecological and phylogenetic conditions for the occurrence and frequency of sexual cannibalism. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 40: 21–39.

Symonds MRE, Elgar MA (2008) The evolution of pheromone diversity. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23: 220–228.

Symonds MRE, Gemmell NJ, Braisher TL, Gorringe KL, Elgar MA (2007) Gender differences in publication output: towards an unbiased metric of research performance. PLOS One 1: e127.

Elgar MA (2004) Polyandry, sperm competition and sexual conflict. In: The Behavior of Animals: Mechanisms, Function and Evolution (JJ Boluis, L-A Giraldeau, eds.), pp. 272–293. Blackwells, London.

Elgar MA, Schneider JM (2004) The evolutionary significance of sexual cannibalism. Advances in the Study of Behaviour 34: 135–163.

Elgar MA, Clode D (2001) Inbreeding and extinctions in island populations: a cautionary note. Conservation Biology 15: 284–286.

Elgar MA, Clode D (2000) Genetic diversity of animals in fragmented populations: implications for conservation management. Australian Biologist 12: 155–163.

Herberstein ME, Craig CL, Coddington JA, Elgar MA (2000) The functional significance of silk decorations of orb–web spiders: a critical review of the empirical evidence. Biological Reviews 75: 649–669.

Elgar MA (1998) Sexual selection and sperm competition in arachnids. In: Sperm competition and sexual selection (TR Birkhead, AP Møller, eds.), pp. 307–337. Academic Press..

Alatalo RV, Mappes J, Elgar MA (1997) Heritabilities and paradigm shifts. Nature 385, 402–403.

Elgar MA (1995) Duration of copulation in spiders: comparative patterns. Records of the Western Australian Museum (Supplement) 51, 1 – 11.

Elgar MA (1993) Inter–specific associations involving spiders. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 33, 411–430.

Elgar MA (1992) Sexual cannibalism in spiders and other invertebrates. In: Cannibalism: ecology and evolution among diverse taxa (MA Elgar, BJ Crespi, eds.), pp. 129–156, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Elgar MA, Crespi BJ (1992) Ecology and evolution of cannibalism. In: Cannibalism: ecology and evolution among diverse taxa (MA Elgar, BJ Crespi, eds.), pp. 1–12, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Elgar MA (1989) Predator vigilance and group size in birds and mammals: a critical review of the empirical evidence. Biological Reviews 64, 13–33.