Collar, D.C., E.C.C. DiPaolo, S.L. Mai, R.S. Mehta. 2021. Body shape transformations by alternative anatomical adaptive peak shifts in blenniiform fishes. Evolution. (

Collar, D.C.*, J.S. Thompson*, T.C. Ralston, T.J. Hobbs. 2020. Fast-start escape performance across temperature and salinity gradients in mummichog Fundulus heteroclitus. Journal of Fish Biology 96: 755-767. (* equal contribution)

Ord, T.J., J. Garcia-Porta, M. Querejeta, D.C. Collar. 2020. Gliding dragons and flying squirrels: diversifying versus stabilizing selection following evolution of a major innovation. The American Naturalist 195: E51-E66.

Vaitla, B.*, D.C. Collar*, M.R. Smith, S.S. Myers, B.L. Rice, C.D. Golden. 2018. Predicting nutrient content of ray-finned fishes using phylogenetic information. Nature Communications 9: 3742. (* equal contribution) PDF

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 70: 1882-1895. PDF

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. The 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. The 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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