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Losos JB, Irschick DJ, Schoener TW.  1994.  Adaptation and constraint in the evolution of specialization of Bahamian Anolis lizards.  Evolution 48:1786-1798. pdf

Irschick DJ, Losos JB.  1996.  Morphology, ecology, and behavior of the twig anole Anolis angusticeps.  In, eds. B. Powell and B. Henderson, Contributions to West Indian Herpetology: A tribute to Albert Schwartz.  P. 291-301, Society for the study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York. pdf

Losos JB, Irschick DJ.  1996.  The effect of perch diameter on the escape behavior of Anolis lizards: Laboratory-based predictions and field tests.  Animal Behaviour  51:593-602. pdf

Irschick DJ, Austin CC, Petren K, Fisher RN, Losos JB, Ellers O.  1996.  A comparative analysis of clinging ability among pad-bearing lizards.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society  59:21-35 (Highlighted by “The Discovery Channel” for their series Weird Connections in 2008). pdf

Irschick DJ, Shaffer HB.  1997.  The polytypic species revisited: Morphological differentiation among tiger salamanders (Amphibia: Caudata).  Herpetologica  53:30-49. pdf

Irschick DJ, Vitt LJ, Zani P, Losos JB.  1997.  A comparison of evolutionary radiations in Mainland and West Indian Anolis lizards.  Ecology  78:2191-2203.pdf 

Cheverud JM, Routman EP, Irschick DJ.  1997.  Pleiotropic effects of individual gene loci on mandibular morphology.  Evolution  51:2004-201. pdf

Irschick DJ, Jayne BC.  1998.  Effects of incline on acceleration, body posture, and hindlimb kinematics in two species of lizard, Callisaurus draconoides and Uma scoparia.  Journal of Experimental Biology  201:273-287. pdf

Irschick DJ, Losos JB.  1998.  A comparative analysis of the ecological significance of locomotor performance in Caribbean Anolis lizards.  Evolution  52:219-226. pdf

Macrini T*, Irschick DJ.  1998.  An intraspecific analysis of trade-offs in sprinting performance in a West Indian lizard (Anolis lineatopus).  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society  63:579-591. pdf

Jayne BC, Irschick DJ.  1999.  Effects of incline and speed on the three-dimensional hindlimb kinematics of a generalized iguanian lizard (Dipsosaurus dorsalis).  Journal of Experimental Biology  202:143-159. pdf

Irschick DJ, Jayne BC.  1999.  A field study of effects of incline on the escape locomotion of a bipedal lizard, Callisaurus draconodies.  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 72:44-56. pdf

Irschick DJ, Jayne BC.  1999.  Comparative three-dimensional kinematics of the hindlimb for high-speed bipedal and quadrupedal locomotion of lizards.  Journal of Experimental Biology  202:1047-1065. pdf

Irschick DJ, Losos JB.  1999.  Do lizards avoid habitats in which their performance is submaximal?  The relationship between sprinting capabilities and structural habitat use in Caribbean anoles.  The American Naturalist  154:293-305. pdf

Irschick DJ, Jayne BC.  2000.  Size matters: Ontogenetic differences in the three-dimensional kinematics of steady-speed locomotion in the lizard Dipsosaurus dorsalis. Journal of Experimental Biology 203:2133-2148. pdf

Irschick DJ, Macrini TE*, Koruba S, Forman J*.  2000.  Ontogenetic differences in morphology, habitat use, behavior and sprinting capacity in two West Indian Anolis lizard species.  Journal of Herpetology  34:444-451. pdf

Irschick DJ.  2000.  Effects of behavior and ontogeny on the locomotor performance of a West Indian lizard Anolis lineatopus.  Functional Ecology 14:438-444. pdf 

Jayne BC, Irschick DJ.  2000.  A field study of incline use and preferred speeds for the locomotion of lizards.  Ecology  81:126-14. (Featured in the “Biomechanics” section of the magazine “Natural History” Sand-dune two step). pdf

Irschick DJ.  2000.  Comparative and behavioral analyses of preferred speed: Anolis lizards as a model system.  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology  73:428-437. pdf

Irschick DJ, Garland T. Jr.  2001.  Integrating function and ecology in studies of adaptation: Investigations of locomotor capacity as a model system.  Annual Reviews of Ecology and Systematics  32:367-396. pdf

Jackman T, Irschick DJ, de Querioz K, Losos JB, Larson A.  2002.  A molecular phylogenetic perspective on evolution of lizards of the Anolis grahami series.  Journal of Experimental Zoology  294:1-16. pdf

Irschick DJ.  2002.  Evolutionary approaches for studying functional morphology: Examples from studies of performance capacity.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  42:278-290. pdf

VanHooydonck B, Irschick DJ.  2002.  Is Evolution Predictable?  Co-evolutionary patterns of ecology, performance, and morphology in Old and New World lizard Radiations.  In Topics in Vertebrate Functional and Ecological Morphology, Eds. Aerts, P, Herrell, Van Damme, R.  P. 191-204, Maastricht: Shaker Publishing. pdf

Macrini TE*, Irschick DJ, Losos JB.  2003.  Ecomorphological differences in toepad characteristics between mainland and island anoles.  Journal of Herpetology.  37:52-58. pdf

Toro E, Herrel A, Irschick DJ. 2003.  A biomechanical analysis of intra- and interspecific scaling of jumping and morphology in Caribbean Anolis lizards.  Journal of Experimental Biology (Cover).  206: 2641-2652. pdf

Irschick DJ, VanHooydonck B, Herrel A, Androsceu A*.  2003.  Effects of loading and size on maximum power output and kinematics in geckos.  Journal of Experimental Biology.  206:3923-3934. pdf

Irschick DJ.  2003.  Studying performance in nature: Implications for fitness variation within populations.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  43:396-407. pdf

Vincent S, Herrel A, Irschick DJ.  2004.  Ontogeny of intersexual head shape and prey selection in the pitviper Agkistrodon piscivorus.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.  81:151-159. pdf

Ramos M, Irschick DJ, Christenson T.  2004.  Overcoming an evolutionary conflict: Removal of a reproductive organ greatly enhances locomotor performance.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 101:4883-4887. (Featured in the book “Moths that drink elephant tears” by Matt Walker, NPR, Science News, the BBC, and many other media outlets). pdf

Toro E, Herrel A, Irschick DJ. 2004.  The evolution of jumping performance in Caribbean Anolis lizards: solutions to biomechanical trade-offs.  The American Naturalist.  163:844-856. (Highlighted in “Outside JEB”). pdf

Herrel A, Vanhooydonck B, Joachim R*, Irschick, DJ. 2004. Frugivory in polychrotid lizards: Effects of body size.  Oecologia.  140:160-168. pdf

Vincent S, Herrel A, Irschick DJ.  2004.  Sexual dimorphism in head shape and diet in the cottonmouth snake (Agkistrodon piscivorus).  Journal of Zoology, London.  264:53-59. pdf

Elstrott J, Irschick DJ.  2004.  Evolutionary correlations among morphology, habitat use and clinging performance in Caribbean Anolis lizards.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 83:389-398.pdf

Lailvaux S, Herrel A, VanHooydonck B, Meyers J, Irschick DJ.  2004.  Performance capacity, fighting tactics, and the evolution of life-stage male morphs in the green anole Lizard (Anolis carolinensis).  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B.  271:2501-2508. pdf

Buckley CR**, Michael SF, Irschick DJ.  2005.  Early hatching and substrate type decrease jumping performance in a direct-developing frog, Eleutherodactylus coqui.  Functional Ecology.  19:67-72. pdf

VanHooydonck B, Herrel A, Van Damme R, Irschick DJ.  2005.  Does dewlap size predict male bite performance in Jamaican Anolis lizards?  Functional Ecology.  19:38-42. (Featured in upcoming Edition of the textbook “Evolution” By Doug Futuyma). pdf

Vincent S, Herrel A, Irschick DJ.  2005.  Comparisons of aquatic vs. terrestrial strike kinematics and performance in a pitviper, Agkistrodon piscivorus.  Journal of Experimental Zoology.  303A:476-488. pdf

Irschick DJ, Dyer L, Sherry T.  2005.  Phylogenetic methodologies for studying specialization.  Oikos.  110:404-408. pdf

Irschick DJ, VanHooydonck B, Meyers J, Herrel A.  2005.  Intraspecific correlations among morphology, performance, and habitat use within a green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis) population.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society85:211-221. pdf

Irschick DJ, Carlisle E, Elstrott J*, Ramos M*, Buckley C, VanHooydonck B, Meyers J, Herrel A.  2005.  A comparison of habitat use, morphology, clinging performance, and escape behavior among two divergent green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis) populations.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.  85:223-234. pdf

VanHooydonck B, Andronescu A*, Herrel, A, Irschick DJ.  2005. Effects of substrate structure on speed and acceleration capacity in climbing geckos.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.  85:385-393.  pdf

Bloch N, Irschick DJ.  2005.  Toe-clipping dramatically reduces clinging performance in a pad-bearing lizard (Anolis carolinensis).  Journal of Herpetology.  39:288-293. pdf

Bergmann P, Irschick DJ.  2005.  Effects of temperature on maximum clinging ability in a diurnal gecko: Evidence for a passive clinging mechanism?  Journal of Experimental Zoology.  303A:785-791. pdf

Irschick DJ, Herrel A, VanHooydonck B, Huyghe K**, Van Damme R.  2005.  Locomotor compensation creates a mismatch between laboratory and field estimates of escape speed in lizards: A cautionary tale for performance to fitness studies.  Evolution (Cover).  59:1579-1587. pdf

Ramos M*, Coddington JA, Christenson TE, Irschick DJ.  2005.  Have male and female genitalia co-evolved?  A phylogenetic analysis of genitalic morphology and sexual size dimorphism in web-building spiders (Araneae: Orbiculariae).  Evolution (Cover).  59:1989-1999. pdf

VanHooydonck B, Herrel A, Meyers J, Van Damme R, Irschick DJ.  2005.  The role of the dewlap as a visual cue depends on age and sex in an A. carolinensis population.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.  59:157-165. pdf

VanHooydonck B, Aerts P, Irschick DJ, Herrel A.  2006.  Power generation during locomotion in Anolis lizards: an ecomorphological approach.  In Biomechanics: A mechanical approach to the ecology of animals and plants.  A. Herrel, T. Speck and N. Rowe, Eds.  P. 253-269, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida

Irschick DJ, Lailvaux S.  2006.  Age-specific forced polymorphism in vertebrates: Implications for demographic studies examining ontogenetic changes in morphology and function.  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.  79:73-82. pdf

Vincent SE, Dang P, Irschick DJ, Rossell J*.  2006.  Do juvenile gape-limited predators compensate for their small size when feeding?  Journal of Zoology, London.  268:279-284. pdf

Bloch N, Irschick DJ.  2006.  An analysis of inter-population divergence in visual display behaviour of the green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis).  Ethology.  112:370-378. pdf

Bergmann P, Irschick DJ.  2006.  Effects of temperature on maximum acceleration, deceleration and power output during vertical running in geckos.  Journal of Experimental Biology.  209:1404-1412. pdf

Irschick DJ, Gentry G, Herrel A, VanHooydonck B.  2006.  Effects of sarcophagid fly infestations on green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis): An analysis across seasons and age/sex classes.  Journal of Herpetology.  40:107-112. pdf

Lailvaux S, Irschick DJ.  2006.  No evidence for female association with high-performance males in the green anole lizard, Anolis carolinensis.  Ethology.  112:707-715. pdf

Irschick DJ, Ramos M, Buckley C, Elstrott J, Carlisle E, Lailvaux S, Bloch N, Herrel A, VanHooydonck B.  2006.  Are morphology->performance relationships invariant across different seasons?  A test with the green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis).  Oikos. 114:49-59. pdf

Toro E, Herrel A, Irschick DJ.  2006.  Movement control strategies during jumping in a lizard (Anolis valencienni).  Journal of Biomechanics.  39:2014-2019. pdf

Meyers J, Irschick DJ, VanHooydonck B, Herrel A.  2006.  Divergent roles for multiple sexual signals in a polygynous lizard.  Functional Ecology.  20:709-716. pdf

Lailvaux S, Irschick DJ.  2006.  A Functional Perspective on Sexual Selection: Insights and Future Prospects.  Animal Behaviour. 72:263-273. pdf

Herrel A, Joachim R*, VanHooydonck B, Irschick DJ.  2006.  Ecological consequences of ontogenetic changes in head shape and bite performance in the Jamaican lizard Anolis Lineatopus.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.  89:443-454. pdf

Irschick DJ, Herrel A, VanHooydonck B.  2006.  Whole-organism studies of adhesion in pad-bearing lizards: Creative evolutionary solutions to functional problems.  Journal of Comparative Physiology A.  192:1169-1177. pdf

VanHooydonck B, Herrel A, Van Damme R, Irschick DJ.  2006.  The quick and the fast: the evolution of acceleration capacity in Anolis lizards.  Evolution (Cover)   60:2137–2147. pdf

VanHooydonck B, Herrel A, Irschick DJ.  2006.  Out on a limb: the differential effect of substrate diameter on acceleration capacity in Anolis lizards.  Journal of Experimental Biology.  209: 4515-4523. pdf

Huyghe K, Herrel A, Vanhooydonck B, Meyers JJ, Irschick DJ.  2007.  Microhabitat use, diet, and performance data on the Hispaniolan twig anole, Anolis sheplani: Pushing the boundries of morphospace.  Zoology.  110:2-8. pdf

Buckley CR, Jackson M, Youssef M, Irschick DJ, Adolph S.  2007.  Testing the persistence of phenotypic plasticity after incubation in the Western Fence Lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis.  Evolutionary Ecology Research. 9:169-183. to access paper, go to EER website

McElroy E, Meyers JJ, Reilly SM, Irschick DJ.  2007.  Dissecting the effects of behavior and habitat on the locomotion of a lizard (Urosaurus ornatus).  Animal Behaviour. 73:359-365. pdf

Lailvaux S, Irschick DJ.  2007.  Effects of temperature and sex on jump biomechanics and performance in the lizard Anolis carolinensis.  Functional Ecology. 21:534-543. pdf

Miles DB, Losos JB, Irschick DJ.  2007.  Morphological and performance correlates of foraging mode in squamates.  In Lizard Ecology: The evolutionary consequences of foraging mode.  Eds. Steve Reilly, Lance McBrayer, and Don Miles.  P. 49-93. Cambridge University Press, Boston.

Irschick DJ, Herrel A, Vanhooydonck B, Van Damme R.  2007.  A functional approach to sexual selection.  Functional Ecology (Cover).  21:621-626. pdf

Vanhooydonck B, Irschick DJ, Herrel A, Huyghe K, Van Damme R.  2007.  A performance based approach to the index versus handicap debate in sexual selection studies.  Functional Ecology (Cover) .  21:645-652. pdf

Vanhooydonck B, Herrel A, Irschick DJ.  2007.  Determinants of intersexual differences in escape behaviour in Anolis lizards: a comparative approach.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  47:200-210. pdf

Irschick DJ, Meyers JJ.  2007.  An analysis of the relative roles of plasticity and natural selection on morphology and performance in a lizard (Urosaurus ornatus). Oecologia.  153:489-499. pdf

Bailey JK, Schweitzer JA, Rehill BJ, Irschick DJ, Whitham TG, Lindroth RL.  2007.  Rapid Shifts in the Chemical Composition of Aspen Forests: An Introduced Herbivore as an Agent of Natural Selection.  Biological Invasions (Cover). 9:715-722. pdf

Husak JF, Irschick DJ, Meyers, JJ, Moore IT, Lailvaux SP.  2007.  Hormones, sexual signals, and performance of green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis).  Hormones and Behavior. 52:360-367. pdf

Lailvaux S, Irschick DJ.  2007.  The evolution of performance-based male fighting ability in Caribbean Anolis lizards.  The American Naturalist. 170:573-586. pdf

Irschick DJ, Bailey JK, Schweitzer J, Husak J, Meyers J.  2007.  New directions for studying selection in nature; studies of performance and communities.  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology (Cover).  80:557-567. pdf

McElroy E, Marien C, Meyers J, Irschick DJ.  2007.  Does badge morphology and whole organism performance predict display behavior among alternative male phenotypes in the ornate tree lizard, Urosaurus ornatus? Ethology. 113:1113-1122. pdf

Calsbeek R, Irschick DJ.  2007.  The quick and the dead: Locomotor performance and natural selection in island lizards.  Evolution. 61:2493–2503. pdf

Irschick DJ, Meyers JJ, Husak JF, Le Galliard JF.  2008.  How does selection operate on whole-organism functional performance capacities?  A review and synthesis.  Evolutionary Ecology Research. 10:177-196 (cover). pdf ((To respect copyright laws, please e-mail me before downloading)

Irschick DJ, Le Galliard JF.  2008.  Studying the evolution of whole-organism performance capacity; sex, selection, and haiku - An introduction.  Evolutionary Ecology Research 10:155-156 (cover). pdf (To respect copyright laws, please e-mail me before downloading)

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Herrel A, Huyghe K, Vanhooydonck B, Backeljau T, Breugelmans K, Grbac I, Van Damme R, Irschick DJ.  2008.  Rapid large scale evolutionary divergence in morphology and performance associated with the exploitation of a novel dietary resource in the lizard Podarcis sicula.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 105:4792-4795. (Featured on “The Research Channel”, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, The New York Times, National Geographic News, ScienceDaily, and many other media outlets, Faculty of 1000 selection). pdf

Dial KP, Green E, Irschick DJ.  2008.  Allometry of Behavior.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution.  23:394-401. pdf

Herrel A, Vincent SE, Alfaro ME, Wassenbergh S, Irschick DJ.  2008. Morphological convergence as a consequence of extreme functional demands: examples from the feeding system of natricine snakes.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 21:1438-1448. pdf

Bulté G, Irschick DJ, Blouin-Demers G.  2008.  Trophic morphology dimorphism is linked to fertility in Northern Map turtles.  Functional Ecology (Cover).  22:824-830. pdf

Herrel AB, Vanhooydonck B, Porck J, Irschick DJ.  2008.  Anatomical basis of differences in locomotor behavior in Anolis lizards: a comparison between two ecomorphs. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.  159:213-238. pdf

Vanhooydonck B, Herrel, A, Meyers JJ, Irschick DJ.  2009.  What determines dewlap diversity in Anolis lizards? An among-island comparison.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 22: 293-305. pdf

Bergmann PJ, Meyers JJ, Irschick DJ.  2009.  Evidence for directional evolution in the body axis of lizards.  Evolution.  63:215-227. pdf

Husak JF, Irschick DJ, Henningsen JP, Kirkbride KS, Lailvaux SP, Moore IT.  2009. Hormonal response of male green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis) to GnRH challenge.  Journal of Experimental Zoology A (Cover).  311:105-114. pdf

Gillis GB, Bonvini L, Irschick DJ.  2009.  Losing stability: tail loss and jumping in the arboreal lizard Anolis carolinensis.  Journal of Experimental Biology. 212: 604-609. (Featured on an upcoming edition of “The Daily Planet” by the Discovery Channel, Science Daily, The Toronto Star, Wired, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [“Quirks and Quarks” show] and many other media outlets). pdf

Dangles O, Irschick DJ, Chittka L, Casas J. 2009. Variability in sensory ecology: Expanding the bridge between physiology and evolutionary biology. Quarterly Review of Biology.84:51-74. pdf

Irschick DJ, Henningsen J. 2009. Functional morphology: Muscles, elastic mechanisms, and animal Performance. P. 27-37 In Princeton Ecology Guide. Ed. Simon Levin. Princeton University Press. Princeton, New Jersey. pdf

Irschick DJ, Reznick DR.  2009. Field experiments, introductions, and experimental evolution.  P. 173-193 In Experimental Evolution: Concepts, Methods, and Applications of Selection Experiments, Ed. Theodore Garland, Jr., and Michael R. Rose.  University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. pdf

Husak J, Irschick DJ.  2009.  Steroid use whole-organism performance: Lessons from human and animal studies.  Integrative and Comparative Biology. 49:354-364. pdf

Husak J, Irschick DJ, McCormick S, Moore ITM.  2009.  Hormonal regulation of whole-animal performance: implications for selection.  Integrative and Comparative Biology. 49:349-353. pdf

Buckley CJ, Irschick DJ, Adolph S.  2010.  The contributions of evolutionary divergence and phenotypic plasticity to geographic variation in the western fence lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 99:84-98. pdf

Bergmann PJ, Irschick DJ.  2010.  Alternate pathways of body shape evolution translate into common patterns of locomotor evolution in two clades of lizards. Evolution. 64:1569-1582. pdf

McMillan DM, Irschick DJ.  2010.  An experimental test of predation and sexual selection pressures on the green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis).  Journal of Herpetology. 44:272-278. pdf

Kuo, Chi-Yun, Gillis G, Irschick DJ.  2011.  Loading Effects on jump performance in green anole lizards, Anolis carolinensis.  Journal of Experimental Biology. 214:2073-2079. pdf

McMillan DM, Irschick DJ, Rees B.  2011.  HsP70 expression in the Western Fence Lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis: Geographic variation in thermal stress and its relationship to maximum sprint speed.  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology (Cover). 6:573-582. pdf

Gilman C, Bartlett MB, Gillis G, Irschick DJ.  2012.  Total recoil: Perch compliance alters jumping performance and kinematics in green anole lizards.  Journal of Experimental Biology.  215:220-226. pdf

Henningsen JP, Irschick DJ. 2012. Manipulating dewlap size reveals that performance is more important than signal size in determining the outcome of staged dominance interactions in male green anole lizards. Functional Ecology (Cover). 26:3-10. pdf

Bartlett M, Croll AB, King DR, Irschick DJ*, Crosby AJ.  2012. Looking Beyond Fibrillar Features to Scale Gecko-Like Adhesion.  Advanced Materials (Cover).  24:1078-1083 (*Irschick co-corresponding author). To access the paper, go here. For a pdf, please email me at

Bergmann PJ, Irschick DJ. 2012. Vertebral evolution and the diversification of squamate reptiles. Evolution. 664:1044-1058. pdf

Irschick DJ.  2012.  “Functional morphology of animals.” In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Ecology . Ed. David Gibson.  New York: Oxford University Press. Published online May 2012. Access here

Irschick DJ, Kuo C.  2012.  Functional traits of species and individuals.  In Sourcebook in Theoretical Ecology.  Ed. A. Hastings and Louis Gross.  University of California Press.  P. 324-329 (cover)

Kuo C, Gillis G, Irschick DJ.  2012.  Take this broken tail and learn to jump: How quickly can lizards recover in jumping performance following tail loss? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 107:583-592. pdf

Hammerschlag, N, Luo J, Irschick DJ, Ault JS.  2012  A comparison of spatial and movement patterns between sympatric predators: Bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) and Atlantic Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus).  PLOS ONE. pdf

Irschick DJ, Fox CW, Thompson K, Knapp A, Baker L, Meyer J.  2013.  Functional Ecology: Integrative research in the modern age of Ecology.  Functional Ecology.  27:1-4. pdf

Gilman C, Irschick DJ.  2013.  Foils of flexion: the effects of perch compliance on lizard locomotion and perch choice in the wild.  Functional Ecology.  27:374–381. pdf

Irschick DJ, Podos J, Albertson C, Brennan P, Johnson N, Patek SP, Dumont B,.  2013.  Evo-devo beyond morphology: From genes to resource use.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution.  28:267-273.  (Featured in Science Daily,,, and many other outlets. pdf

Higham T, Irschick DJ.  2013.  Springs, steroids, and slingshots:  The roles of enhancers and constraints in animal locomotion.  Journal of Comparative Physiology A.  183, 583-595. pdf

Moen D, Irschick DJ, Weins JJ.  2013.  Convergence and conservatism in ecology, morphology, and performance across continents in frogs.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. pdf

Gillis G, Kuo C, Irschick DJ.  2013.  The Impact of Tail Loss on Stability During Lizard Jumping.  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.  86:680-689. pdf

Brennan PLR, Irschick DJ, Johnson N, Albertson RC.  2014.  Oddball science: Why funding studies of unusual evolutionary phenomena is critical.  Bioscience.  doi: 10.1093/biosci/bit039 (Featured in the Boston Globe, Pacific Standard, Science Daily, and other outlets). pdf

Fox CW, Irschick DJ, Thompson K, Knapp A, Baker L, Meyer J.  2014.  Functional Ecology: Functional Ecology: Moving forward into a new era of publishing.  doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12254. pdf

King DR, Bartlett MB, Gilman C, Irschick DJ, Crosby AJ.  2014.  Creating gecko-like adhesives for “real-world” surfaces.  Advanced Materials. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201306259.

Husak JF, Henningsen JP, Vanhooydonck B, Irschick DJ.  2014.  A Functional Approach to Studying Costs of Animal Signals.  In Animal Signalling: A functional Approach.  Ed. D. J. Irschick, M. Briffa, and J. Podos.  Wiley Press.  In press.

Irschick DJ, Briffa M, Podos J.  2014.  Integrating functional approaches with signaling theory: An Introduction.  In Animal Signalling: A functional Approach.  Ed. D. J. Irschick, M. Briffa, and J. Podos.  Wiley Press.  In press

Gallagher AJ, Wagner DN, Irschick DJ, Hammerschlag N.  2014.  Body condition predicts energy stores in apex predatory sharks.  Conservation Physiology.  In press.

Irschick DJ, Hammerschlag N.  2014.  A new metric for measuring condition in large apex sharks.  Journal of Fish Biology.  In press.

Journal covers (15):


Books under contract
Irschick DJ.  2009.  Animal performance: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach.  Oxford University Press. (Oxford Animal Biology Series).
Target length: 100,000 words, 90 line figures, and 30 halftone illustrations.

Invited book reviews
(1) Irschick DJ.  2002.  An imperfect solution to optimality: Taking the fun out of adaptation.  Ecology  83: 1473-475 (Book review: Adaptationism and Optimality)
(2) Irschick DJ, Vincent S, Buckley C, Lailvaux S.  2003.  Lizard act part II: Making the transition from ecology to behavior. Quarterly Review of Biology.  78:510-511 (Book review: Lizard Social Behavior)
(3) Irschick DJ.  2004.  Doing the locomotion: Animals, movement, and muscles.  Quarterly Review of Biology.  79:89-90 (Book review: Animal Locomotion)
(4) Irschick DJ.  2004.  Counting sheep: Life and death on an island.  Ecology.  85:3179-3180(Book review: Soay sheep: dynamics and selection in an island population)
(5) Irschick DJ.  2006.  Ethics, animals, and nature (Book review: Animal Passions and Beastly Virtues: Reflections on Redecorating Nature). Quarterly Review of Biology.  81:308-309.*Undergraduate, **Graduate student

Popular articles
Sand-dune two step (written by Adam Summers about my work).  Natural History Magazine.  11/2001