PUBLICATIONS


Reynolds, R.G., D.C. Collar, S.A. Pasachnik, M.L. Niemiller, A.R. Puente-Rolon, L.J. Revell. 2016. Ecological specialization and morphological diversification in Greater Antillean Boas. Evolution: In press.


Collar, D.C., M. Quintero, B. Buttler, A.B. Ward, R.S. Mehta. 2016. Body shape transformation along a shared axis of anatomical evolution in labyrinth fishes (Anabantoidei). Evolution 70: 555-567. PDF


Collar, D.C., P.C. Wainwright, M.E. Alfaro, L.J. Revell, R.S. Mehta. 2014. Biting disrupts integration to spur skull evolution in eels. Nature Communications 5: 5505. PDF


Collar, D.C., J.S. Reece, M.E. Alfaro, P.C. Wainwright, R.S. Mehta. 2014. Imperfect morphological convergence: variable changes in cranial structures underlie transitions to durophagy in moray eels. American Naturalist 183: E168-E184. PDF


Ord, T.J., D.C. Collar, T.J. Sanger. 2013. The biomechanical basis of evolutionary change in a territorial display. Functional Ecology 27: 1186-1200. PDF


Collar, D.C., C.M. Reynaga, A.M. Ward, R.S. Mehta. 2013. A revised metric for quantifying body shape in vertebrates. Zoology 116: 246-257. PDF


Holzman, R., D.C. Collar, S.A. Price, C.D. Hulsey, R.C. Thomson, P.C. Wainwright. 2012. Biomechanical trade-offs bias rates of evolution in the feeding apparatus of fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 1287-1292. PDF


Holzman, R., D.C. Collar, R.S. Mehta, P.C. Wainwright. 2012. An integrative modeling approach to elucidate suction feeding performance. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 1-13. PDF


Collar, D.C., J.A. Schulte II, J.B. Losos. 2011. Evolution of extreme body size disparity in monitor lizards (Varanus). Evolution 65: 2664-2680. PDF


Holzman, R.*, D.C. Collar*, R.S. Mehta, P.C. Wainwright. 2011. Functional complexity can mitigate performance trade-offs. American Naturalist 177: E69-E83. (* equal contribution) PDF


Collar, D.C., J.A. Schulte II, B.C. O'Meara, J.B. Losos. 2010. Habitat use affects morphological diversification in dragon lizards. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 1033-1049. PDF


Price, S.A., P.C. Wainwright, D.R. Bellwood, E. Kazancioglu, D.C. Collar, T.J. Near. 2010. Functional innovations and morphological diversification in parrotfishes. Evolution 64: 3057-3068. PDF


Collar, D.C., B.C. O'Meara, P.C. Wainwright, T.J. Near. 2009. Piscivory limits diversification of feeding morphology in centrarchid fishes. Evolution 63: 1557-1573. PDF  (chosen as Editor's Choice in Science)


Revell, L.J.* and D.C. Collar*. 2009. Phylogenetic analysis of the evolutionary correlation using likelihood. Evolution 63: 1090-1100. (* equal contribution) PDF


Collar, D.C. and P.C. Wainwright. 2009. Ecomorphology of centrarchid fishes. Pp. 70-89. In: Centrarchid fishes: diversity, biology and conservation. S. J. Cook and D. P. Philipp, eds. Blackwell Scientific Press, Cambridge, UK. PDF


Revell, L.J., L.J. Harmon, D.C. Collar. 2008. Phylogenetic signal, evolutionary process, and rate. Systematic Biology 57: 591-601. PDF


Holzman, R., D.C. Collar, S.W. Day, K.L. Bishop, P.C. Wainwright. 2008. Scaling of suction-induced flows in bluegill: morphological and kinematic predictors for the ontogeny of feeding performance. Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 2658-2668. PDF


Collar, D.C., P.C. Wainwright, M.E. Alfaro. 2008. Integrated diversification of locomotion and feeding in labrid fishes. Biology Letters 4: 84-86. PDF


Wainwright, P.C., A.M. Carroll, D.C. Collar, S.W. Day, T.E. Higham, R. Holzman. 2007. Suction feeding mechanics, performance and diversity in fishes. Integrative and Comparative Biology 47: 96-106. PDF


Collar, D.C. and P.C. Wainwright. 2006. Discordance between morphological and mechanical diversity in the feeding mechanism of centrarchid fishes. Evolution 60: 2575-2584. PDF


Collar, D.C., T.J. Near, P.C. Wainwright. 2005. Comparative analysis of morphological diversity: does disparity accumulate at the same rate in two lineages of centrarchid fishes? Evolution 59: 1783-1794. PDF


Carroll, A.M., P.C. Wainwright, S.H. Huskey, D.C. Collar, R.G. Turingan. 2004. Morphology predicts suction feeding performance in centrarchid fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology 207: 3873-3881. PDF


Praitis, V., E. Casey, D. Collar, J. Austin. 2001. Creation of low-copy integrated transgenic lines in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics 157: 1217-1226. PDF


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