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Relevant Publications


11. Lawrence, J.P., B. Rojas, A. Blanchette, R.A. Saporito, J. Mappes, A. Fouquet, and B.P. Noonan. 2023. Linking predator

     responses to alkaloid variation in poison frogs. Journal of Chemical Ecology. DOI 

     Press Coverage:  VetMedUni

10. Gaieck, W., J.P. Lawrence, M. Montchal, W. Pandori, and E. Valdez-Ward. 2020. Opinion: Science policy for                     scientists: A simple task for great effect. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117 (35): 20977–20981.

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.

Book Chapters


Rojas, B., J.P. Lawrence, and R. Márquez. 2023. "Amphibian Coloration: Proximate Mechanisms, Evolution, and Function." In G. Moreno-Ruedo and M. Comas (Eds.) Evolutionary Ecology in Amphibians. CRC Press. 


Lawrence, J.P. and G.R. Urquhart. 2023. Demographic responses in a population of the Strawberry Poison Dart Frog (Oophaga pumilio) after the addition of artificial rearing sites. Ichthyology and Herpetology. Accepted.

Sague, M.*, V. Dudaitis*, L. Plumert*, K.D.L. Umbers, R. A. Saporito, and J.P. Lawrence. 2023. Alkaloid-based chemical defenses and diet in six species of Australian Poison Frogs in the genus Pseudophryne (Myobatrachidae). Evolutionary Ecology. In Review *Undergraduate coauthors

In Prep

Dang, A., G.D. Bernard, F.  Yuan, A. Macias-Muñoz, R.I. Hill, J.P. Lawrence, A.G. Rangel Olguin, A. Luis-Martínez, S.P. Mullen, J. Llorente-Bousquets, and A.D. Briscoe. 2023. Seeing mimetic butterfly wings through mimetic butterfly eyes: Evidence that brightness vision helps Adelpha fessonia identify potential mates. Anticipated submission in Fall 2023.  

Lawrence, J.P. Variable conservation of morphological features in a polytypic frog (Oophaga pumilio). Anticipated submission in Winter 2023.

Lawrence, J.P., B. Rojas, J. Mappes, J, Yeager, and J. Endler. Polymorphism and polytypism revisited: when phenotype varies across a landscape but terminology does not. Anticipated submission in Spring 2024.

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