Publications

O’Brien, Silla, A.J., Byrne, P.G. (2020). Nest-site selection in a terrestrial breeding frog: interrelationships between nest moisture, pH and male advertisement. Animal Behaviour, in press

Butterworth, N. J., Wallman, J. F., Drijfhout, F. P., Johnston, N. P., Keller, P. A., & Byrne, P. G. (2020). The evolution of sexually dimorphic cuticular hydrocarbons in blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, in press

Butterworth, N. J., White, T. E., Byrne, P. G., & Wallman, J. F. (2020). Love at first flight: Wing interference patterns are species-specific and sexually dimorphic in blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae). BioRxiv, in press

McInerney, E., Silla A.J., Byrne, P.G. (2020). Do carotenoids improve the escape-response performance of southern corroboreefrog larvae? Behaviour in press

Byrne, P.G., and Silla, A.J. (2020). An experimental test of the genetic consequences of population augmentation in an amphibian. Conservation Science and Practice e194

Butterworth, N. J., Drijfhout, F. P., Byrne, P. G., Keller, P. A., & Wallman, J. F. (2020). Major transitions in cuticular hydrocarbon expression coincide with sexual maturity in a blowfly (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Journal of Chemical Ecology, 46(7), 610-618.

McInerney, E., Byrne, P.G. and Silla A.J. (2020). Carotenoid supplementation affects the post-hibernation performance of southern corroboree frogs. Behaviour 1 (aop), 1-22

Byrne PG, Gaitan-Espitia, JD, Silla AS (2019). Genetic benefits of extreme sequential polyandry in a terrestrial-breeding frog. Evolution, 73(9), 1972-1985

Browne RK, Silla AJ, Upton R, Della-Togna G, Marcec-Greaves R, Shishova NV, Uteshev VK, Proano B, Perez OD, Mansour N, Kaurova SA, Gakhova EN, Cosson J, Dyzuba B, Kramarova LI, McGinnity D, Gonzalez M, Clulow J, & Clulow S (2019). Sperm collection and storage for the sustainable management of amphibian biodiversity. Theriogenology, 133 187-200.

Butterworth N, Byrne PG and Wallman J (2019). The blow fly waltz: field and laboratory observations of novel and complex dipteran courtship behaviour. Journal of Insect Behavior, 32(2), pp.109-119

Kelleher SR, Silla AJ, Niemelä PT, Dingemanse NJ, Byrne, PG (2019). Dietary carotenoids affect the development of individual differences and behavioral plasticity. Behavioral Ecology, 30 (5), 1273-1282

Silla AJ, McFadden M and Byrne PG (2019). Hormone-induced sperm-release in the critically endangered Booroolong frog (Litoria booroolongensis): effects of gonadotropin-releasing hormone and human chorionic gonadotropin. Conservation Physiology, 7(1): coy080

Silla AJ and Byrne PG (2019). The Role of Reproductive Technologies in Amphibian Conservation Breeding Programs. Annual Review of Animal Biosciences 7: 10.1–10.21

O’Brien D, Keogh JS, Silla AJ, Byrne PG, (2019). Females prefer to mate with more related males in wild red-backed toadlets. Behavioral Ecology, 30 (4), 928-937

McInerney E, Byrne PG, Silla AJ. (2019). Effect of carotenoid class and dose on the larval growth and development of the critically endangered southern corroboree frog. Conservation Physiology, 7(1): coz009

Keogh LM, Silla AJ, McFadden M, Byrne PG (2018). Dose and life stage-dependent effects of dietary beta-carotene supplementation on the growth and development of the Booroolong frog. Conservation Physiology 6(1), coy052

O’Brien D, Keogh JS, Silla AJ, Byrne PG, (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(14):3001-3015

Kelleher, S.R., Silla, A.J., Byrne, P.G., (2018). Animal personality and behavioral syndromes in amphibians: a review of the evidence, experimental approaches, and implications for conservation. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 72:79

Silla, A.J., McFadden, M., and Byrne, P.G. (2018) Hormone-induced spawning of the critically endangered northern corroboree frog, Pseudophryne pengilleyi. Reproduction, Fertility and Development,30(10) 1352-1358

McFadden MS, Gilbert D, Bradfield K, Evans M, Marantelli G,  Byrne PG (2018) The role of ex situ amphibian conservation in australia. In Heatwole H, Rowley J eds, Status of conservation and decline of amphibians: Australia, new zealand, and pacific islands. Clayton, Australia: CSIRO publishing, pp 125-140

Butterworth, N. J., Byrne, P. G., Keller, P. A., & Wallman, J. F. (2018). Body Odor and Sex: Do Cuticular Hydrocarbons Facilitate Sexual Attraction in the Small Hairy Maggot Blowfly?. Journal of chemical ecology, 1-9.

McInerney, E., Byrne, P.G., Silla AJ. (2017). The effect of dietary antioxidants and exercise training on the escape-performance of Southern Corroboree frogs. Behavioural processes, 144, 46-50.

Silla, A.J., Keogh, L.M. and Byrne, P.G., (2017). Sperm motility activation in the critically endangered booroolong frog: the effect of medium osmolality and phosphodiesterase inhibitors. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 29(11), 2277-2283.

Keogh, L.M., Byrne, P.G., Silla, A.J., (2017).  The effect of antioxidants on sperm motility activation in the Booroolong frog. Animal Reproduction Science, 183, 126-131.

Kelleher, S.R., Silla, A.J., Dingemanse, N.J., Byrne, P.G., (2017). Body size predicts among-individual differences in exploration behaviour in the southern corroboree frog. Animal Behaviour, 129, 161-170

Courtney Jones, S. K., & Byrne, P. G. (2017). What role does heritability play in transgenerational phenotypic responses to captivity? Implications for managing captive populations. Zoo biology36(6), 397-406.

Byrne, P.G., Silla, A.J., (2017). Testing the effect of dietary carotenoids on larval survival, growth and development in the critically endangered southern corroboree frog. Zoo Biology, 36(2), 161-169.

Keogh, L.M., Byrne, P.G., Silla, A.J., (2017). The effect of gentamicin on sperm motility and bacterial abundance during chilled sperm storage in the Booroolong frog. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 243, 51-59

Jones, S.K.C., Munn, A.J. and Byrne, P.G. (2017). Effects of captivity on house mice behaviour in a novel environment: Implications for conservation practices. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 189, 98-106.

Edwards C. L., Byrne, P.G., Harlow, P. and Silla, A.J. (2016). Dietary carotenoid supplementation enhances the cutaneous bacterial communities of the critically endangered Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree). Microbial Ecology, 1-10

Skerratt, L.F., Berger, L., Clemann, N., Hunter, D.A., Marantelli, G., Newell, D.A., Philips, A., McFadden, M., Hines, H.B., Scheele, B.C., Brannelly, L.A., Speare, R., Versteegen, S., Cashins, S.D., and West, M. (2016). Priorities for management of chytridiomycosis in Australia: saving frogs from extinction. Wildlife Research, 43(2): 105-120.

Silla, A.J., McInerney, E., Byrne, P.G. (2016). Dietary carotenoid supplementation improves the escape performance of the southern corroboree frog. Animal Behaviour, 112, 213-220.

McInerney, E., Silla, A.J. Byrne, P.G. (2016). The influence of carotenoid supplementation at different life-stages on the foraging performance of the Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree): a test of the Silver Spoon and Environmental Matching Hypotheses. Behavioural processes, 125, 26-33.

Kearney, B.D., Byrne, P.G. and Reina, R.D. (2016). Short-and long-term consequences of developmental saline stress: impacts on anuran respiration and behaviour. Open Science3(2), p.150640.

Umbers, K., Silla, A.J. Bailey, J. Shaw, A.K. and Byrne, P.G. (2016). Dietary carotenoids change the colour of Southern corroboree frogs? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 119(2), 436-444.

Canessa, S., Converse, S.J., West, M., Clemann, N., Gillespie, G., McFadden, M., Silla, A.J., Parris, K.M. and McCarthy, M.A., (2016). Planning for ex situ conservation in the face of uncertainty. Conservation Biology, 30 (3), 599-609.

Kearney, B.D., Byrne, P.G. and Reina, R.D. (2016). Anuran developmental plasticity loss: the cost of constant salinity stress. Australian Journal of Zoology63(5), pp.331-337.

Byrne, P.G., Dunne, C., Munn, A. J. and Silla, A.J. (2015). Environmental osmolality influences sperm motility activation in an anuran amphibian. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28 (3), 521-534.

Jones, S.D., Wallman, J.F. and Byrne, P.G. (2015). Do male secondary sexual characters correlate with testis size and sperm length in the small hairy maggot blowfly?. Zoology118(6), pp.439-445.

Silla, A.J., Keogh, L.M., Byrne, P.G. (2015). Antiobiotics and oxygen availability affect the short-term storage of spermatozoa from the critically endangered booroolong frog, Litoria booroolongensis. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 27 (8), 1147-1153.

Jones, S.K.C., Munn, A.J., Penman, T.D. and Byrne, P.G. (2015). Long-term changes in food availability mediate the effects of temperature on growth, development and survival in striped marsh frog larvae: implications for captive breeding programmes. Conservation Physiology3(1), p.cov029.

Kearney, B.D., Pell, R.J., Byrne, P.G. and Reina, R.D. (2014). Anuran larval developmental plasticity and survival in response to variable salinity of ecologically relevant timing and magnitude. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology321(10), pp.541-549.

Jones, S.D., Byrne, P.G. and Wallman, J.F. (2014). Mating success is predicted by the interplay between multiple male and female traits in the small hairy maggot blowfly. Animal Behaviour97, pp.193-200.

Heap, S.M., Stuart-Fox, D. and Byrne, P.G. (2014). Reduction in site fidelity with smaller spatial scale may suggest scale-dependent information use. Behavioral Ecology, p.aru230.

Kouba A J, Lloyd R E, Houck M L, Silla A J, Calatayud N, Trudeau V L, Clulow J, Molinia F, Langhorne C, Vance C, Arregui L, Germano J, Lermen D & Della Togna G (2013). Emerging trends for biobanking amphibian genetic resources: The hope, reality and challenges for the next decade. Biological Conservation, 164: 10-21.

Silla A J. Artificial fertilisation in a terrestrial toadlet (Pseudophryne guentheri): effect of medium osmolality, sperm concentration and gamete storage (2013). Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 25(8), 1134-41.

Heap, S. and Byrne, P.G. (2013). Aggregation and dispersal based on social cues as a nest-site selection strategy in a resource-defence polygynandry mating system. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology67(4), pp.685-697.

Ficken, K.L. and Byrne, P.G. (2013). Heavy metal pollution negatively correlates with anuran species richness and distribution in south‐eastern Australia. Austral Ecology38(5), pp.523-533.

Silla A J & Roberts J D (2012). Investigating patterns in the spermiation response of eight Australian frogs administered hCG and LHRHa, General and Comparative Endocrinology, 179, 128-136.

Byrne, P.G. and Roberts, J.D. (2012). Evolutionary causes and consequences of sequential polyandry in anuran amphibians. Biological Reviews87(1), pp.209-228.

Kearney, B.D., Byrne, P.G. and Reina, R.D. (2012). Larval tolerance to salinity in three species of Australian anuran: an indication of saline specialisation in Litoria aurea. PloS one7(8), p.e43427.

Roberts, J.D. and Byrne, P.G. (2011). Polyandry, sperm competition, and the evolution of anuran amphibians. Advances in the Study of Behavior.

Byrne, P.G. and Whiting, M.J. (2011). Effects of simultaneous polyandry on offspring fitness in an African tree frog. Behavioral Ecology22(2), pp.385-391.

Silla A J (2011). Effect of priming injections of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone on spermiation and ovulation in Günther’s Toadlet, Pseudophryne guentheri. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 9:68.

Silla A J (2010). Effects of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone and arginine-vasotocin on the sperm-release response of Günther’s Toadlet, Pseudophryne guentheri. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 8:139.

Byrne, P.G. and Silla, A.J. (2010). Hormone induction of gamete release and In-vitro fertilization in the critically endangered corroboree frog. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 8: 144.

Byrne, P.G. and Keogh, J.S. (2009). Extreme sequential polyandry insures against nest failure in a frog. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences276(1654), pp.115-120.

Byrne, P.G. and Whiting, M.J. (2008). Simultaneous polyandry increases fertilization success in an African foam-nesting treefrog. Animal Behaviour76(4), pp.1157-1164.

Byrne, P.G., Rice, G.R. and Rice, W.R. (2008). Effect of a refuge from persistent male courtship in the Drosophila laboratory environment. Integrative and comparative biology48(2), pp.e1-e1.

Byrne, P.G. and Keogh, J.S. (2007). Terrestrial toadlets use chemosignals to recognize conspecifics, locate mates and strategically adjust calling behaviour. Animal Behaviour74(5), pp.1155-1162.

Byrne, P.G. and Rice, W.R. (2006). Evidence for adaptive male mate choice in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences273(1589), pp.917-922.

Rice, W.R., Stewart, A.D., Morrow, E.H., Linder, J.E., Orteiza, N. and Byrne, P.G. (2006). Assessing sexual conflict in the Drosophila melanogaster laboratory model system. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences361(1466), pp.287-299.

Byrne, P.G. and Rice, W.R. (2005). Remating in Drosophila melanogaster: an examination of the trading‐up and intrinsic male‐quality hypotheses. Journal of evolutionary biology18(5), pp.1324-1331.

Friberg, U., Lew, T.A., Byrne, P.G. and Rice, W.R. (2005). Assessing the potential for an ongoing arms race within and between the sexes: selection and heritable variation. Evolution59(7), pp.1540-1551.

Byrne, P.G. (2004). Male sperm expenditure under sperm competition risk and intensity in quacking frogs. Behavioral Ecology15(5), pp.857-863.

Byrne, P.G. and Roberts, J.D. (2004). Intrasexual selection and group spawning in quacking frogs (Crinia georgiana). Behavioral Ecology15(5), pp.872-882.

Byrne, P.G., Simmons, L.W. and Roberts, J.D. (2003). Sperm competition and the evolution of gamete morphology in frogs. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences270(1528), pp.2079-2086.

Byrne, P.G. (2002). Climatic correlates of breeding, simultaneous polyandry and potential for sperm competition in the frog Crinia georgiana. Journal of Herpetology36(1), pp.125-129.

Roberts, J.D., Standish, R.J., Byrne, P.G. And Doughty, P. (1999). Synchronous polyandry and multiple paternity in the frogCrinia georgiana (Anura: Myobatrachidae). Animal Behaviour57(3), pp.721-726.