Below are some personal favorites; they are not necessarily in the fanciest journals, but I feel that they highlight my integrative and fun appraoch to science.
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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.
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.
Irschick DJ, Losos JB. 1998. A comparative analysis of the ecological significance of locomotor performance in Caribbean Anolis lizards. Evolution 52:219-226.
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.
Jayne BC, Irschick DJ. 2000. A field study of incline use and preferred speeds for the locomotion of lizards. Ecology 81:126-14.
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.
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.
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.
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. 59:1579-1587.
Lailvaux S, Irschick DJ. 2006. A Functional Perspective on Sexual Selection: Insights and Future Prospects. Animal Behaviour. 72:263-273.
VanHooydonck B, Herrel A, Van Damme R, Irschick DJ. 2006. The quick and the fast: the evolution of acceleration capacity in Anolis lizards. Evolution. 60:2137–2147.
Lailvaux S, Irschick DJ. 2007. The evolution of performance-based male fighting ability in Caribbean Anolis lizards. The American Naturalist. 170:573-586.
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.
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.
Bartlett M, Croll AB, King DR, Irschick DJ*, Crosby AJ. 2012. Looking Beyond Fibrillar Features to Scale Gecko-Like Adhesion. Advanced Materials (IF=13.9, Cover). 24:1078-1083 (*Irschick co-corresponding author)