Relevant Publications



9.  Lawrence, J.P.*, B. Rojas*, A. Fouquet, J. Mappes, A. Blanchette, R.A. Saporito, R.J. Bosque, E.A. Courtois, and 

     B.P. Noonan. 2019. Weak warning signals can persist in absence of gene flow. Proceedings of the National Academy 

     of Sciences 116 (38): 19037-19045. *Equal contribution

     Press Coverage: New York Times   Science Direct  Dr. Stevil's Blog

8.  Umbers, K.D.L., J.L. Riley, M.B.J. Kelly, G. Taylor-Dalton, J.P. Lawrence, and P.G. Byrne. 2020.

     Educating the enemy: Harnessing learned avoidance behaviour in wild predators to increase survival of reintroduced

     Southern Corroboree Frogs. Conservation Science and Practice. 2: e139.

7.  Lawrence, J.P. 2018. Differential responses to forest edges among populations of Oophaga pumilio

    (Anura: Dendrobatidae) from Panama. Phyllomedusa 17: 247-253.

6.  Bosque R.J., J.P. Lawrence, R. Buchholz, G.R.N. Colli, J. Heppard, and B.P. Noonan. 2018. Diversity of warning

     signals and social interaction influences the evolution of imperfect mimicry. Ecology and 

     Evolution. 8: 7490–7499.

5.  Lawrence, J.P., M. Mahony, and B.P. Noonan. 2018. Differential responses of avian and mammalian predators to

     phenotypic variation in Australian Brood Frogs. PLoS ONE 13 (4) e0195446.

4.  Lawrence. J.P. and B.P. Noonan. 2018. Avian learning favors colorful, not bright, signals. PLoS ONE 13 (3):


3.  Lawrence, J.P. 2017. Hypsiboas cinerascens predation. Herpetological Review. 48 (2): 409.

2.  Lawrence, J.P. 2017. Ineffectiveness of call surveys for estimating population size in a widespread Neotropical frog,

    Oophaga pumilio. Journal of Herpetology 51:52-57.


1.  Lawrence, J.P. 2011. Oophaga pumilio (Strawberry Dart Frog) habitat use. Herpetological Review 42: 90.


Lawrence, J.P. and G.R. Urquhart. Demographic responses in a population of the Strawberry Poison Dart Frog (Oophaga pumilio) after the addition of artificial rearing sites. Herpetologica. In review.

Lawrence, J.P. 2019. Variable conservation of morphological features in a polytypic frog (Oophaga pumilio). PeerJ. In review.

In Prep


Lawrence, J.P., A.G. Rangel Olguín, and A.D. Briscoe. Unveiling eye molecular evolution by gene-duplication analysis in Lepidoptera. Anticipated submission in spring 2020.

Lawrence, J.P. and A.D. Briscoe. A guide to Heliconius for everybody: A review of The Ecology & Evolution of Heliconius Butterflies by Chris Jiggins. Anticipated submission in fall 2019.

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