Publications

Book

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

Reviews

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.

 

2017

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

Johnson TL, Symonds MRE, Elgar MA (2017) Sexual selection on receptor organ traits: younger females attract males with longer antennae. Science of Nature 104: 44

Tan EJ, Reid CAM, Elgar MA (2017) Predators, parasites and heterospecific aggregations in chrysomeline larvae. Ethology 123: 293–306

2016

Alavi Y, Elgar MA, Jones TM (2016) Variation in male mating success in a facultatively parthenogenic insect (Extatosoma tiaratum). Ethology 122: 523–530

Bian X, Elgar MA, Peters R (2016) The swaying behavior of Extatosoma tiaratum: motion camouflage in a stick insect? Behavioral Ecology 27: 83–92

Elgar MA (2016) Leader selection and leadership outcomes: height and age in a sporting model. The Leadership Quarterly 27: 588–601

Elgar MA, Nash DR, Pierce NE (2016) Eavesdropping cooperative communication in an inter-specific mutualism. Science of Nature 103: 84

Garnick S, Di Stefano J, Elgar MA, Coulson G (2016) Ecological specialisation in habitat selection within a macropodid herbivore guild. Oecologia 180: 823–832

Garnick S, Di Stefano J, Elgar MA, Coulson G (2016) Do body size, diet type or residence time explain habitat use in a vertebrate herbivore community?  Australian Journal of Zoology 64: 91-99

Kralj-Fišer S, Čandek K, Lokovšek T, Čelik T, Elgar MA, Kuntner M (2016) Mate choice and sexual size dimorphism, not personality, explain female aggression and sexual cannibalism in raft spiders.  Animal Behaviour 111: 49–55

Kuntner M, Cheng R-C, Kralj-Fišer S, Liao C-P, Schneider JM, Elgar MA (2016) The evolution of genital complexity and mating rates in sexually size dimorphic spiders. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 242

Pohl S, Frederickson ME, Elgar MA, Pierce NE (2016) Colony diet influences ant worker foraging and attendance of myrmecophilous lycaenid caterpillars. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4: 114

Tan EJ, Cadd H, Newton C, Strasser D, Taylor C, Reid CAM, Elgar MA (2016) Warning colouration requires a precise signal. Animal Behaviour 118: 3–10

Walter A, Elgar MA (2016) Signal polymorphism under a constant environment: the odd cross in a web-decorating spider. Science of Nature 103: 93

Wang Q, Goodger JQD, Woodrow IE, Elgar MA (2016) Location-specific cuticular hydrocarbon signals in a social insect. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283: 20160310

2015

Ceballos L, Jones TM, Elgar MA (2015) Patterns of sperm transfer in the golden orb-weaver Nephila edulis. Ethology 121: 617–624

Henneken J, Jones TM, Goodger J, Walter A, Elgar MA (2015) Diet influences female signals used in male mate choice. Animal Behaviour 108: 215–221

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

Sharp JG, Garnick SW, Elgar MA, Coulson GM (2015). Parasite and predator risk assessment during foraging: nuanced use of olfactory cues. Proceedings Royal Society, B 282: 20151941

Shiel BP, Sherman CDH, Elgar MA, Johnson TL, Symonds MRE (2015) Investment in sensory structures, testis size and wing colouration in males of a diurnal moth species: trade-offs or correlated growth? Ecology and Evolution 5: 1601–1608

2014

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.

Conversano J, Tan EJ, van Wilgenburg E, Elgar MA (2014) Background odour may reduce efficacy of chemical signals for social recognition. Austral Entomology 53: 432–435.

Garnick S, Di Stefano J, Elgar MA, Coulson G (2014) Multiple-level tests of the Jarman-Bell model: habitat selection among sexually-dimorphic macropods. Oikos 123: 984–992.

Hodgkin LK, Symonds MRE, Elgar MA (2014) Leaders benefit followers in the collective movement of a social sawfly. Proceedings Royal Society B 281: 20141700.

Kuntner M, Elgar MA (2014) Evolution and maintenance of sexual size dimorphism: aligning phylogenetic and experimental evidence.  Frontiers in Evolution and Ecology 2: 26