Publications

Digest: Chemical communication and sexual selection in lizards

García-Roa, R. & Carazo, P. 2017. Evolution|Published online.

Perception costs of reproduction can magnify sexual selection

Carazo, P; García-Roa, R., Sultanova, Z. & Serra, M. 2017. Nature Ecology and Evolution|Published online.

Colour patch size and measurement error using reflectance spectrophotometry

Badiane, A., Pérez i de Lanuza, G., García-Custodio, M.C., Carazo, P. & Font, E. 2017. Methods in Ecology and Evolution|Published online

Experimental contact zones reveal causes and targets of sexual selection in hybridizing lizards

MacGregor, H., While, G., Barrett, J., Pérez i de Lanuza, G., Carazo, P., Michaelides, S. & Uller, T. 2017Functional Ecology, 31, 742-752.|link.

The role of male coloration in the outcome of staged contests in the European common wall lizard (Podarcis muralis)

Abalos, J., Pérez i de Lanuza, G., Carazo, P. & Font, E. 2017Behaviour, 153, 607-631|link.

Insulin signalling mediates the response to male-induced harm in female Drosophila melanogaster

Sepil, I., Carazo, P., Perry, J.C. & Wigby, S. 2016Scientific Reports, 6, 30205|Open access.

Inbreeding removes sex differences in lifespan in a population of Drosophila melanogaster

Carazo, P., Green, J., Sepil, I., Pizzari, T. & Wigby, S. 2016Biology Letters, 12, 20160337|Open access.

Related male Drosophila melanogaster reared together as larvae fight less and sire longer lived daughters

Carazo, P., Perry, J.C., Johnson, F., Pizzari, T. & Wigby, S. 2015Ecology and Evolution, 14, 2787-2797|Open access.

Sexual selection drives asymmetric introgression in wall lizards

While, G. M., Michaelides, S., Heathcote, R.J.P., (…) & Uller, T. 2015.  Ecology Letters, 18, 1366-1375| pdf.

Aggressive mimicry coexists with mutualism in an aphid

Salazar, A., Furstenau, D., Quero, C., Perez-Hidalgo, I, Carazo, P.,  Font, E. & Martinez-Torres, D. 2015. PNAS, 112, 1101:1106|pdf.

Inclusive fitness and sexual conflict: how population structure can modulate the battle of the sexes

Pizzari, T., Biernaskie, J. & Carazo, P. 2015. BioEssays, 33, 155-166 |pdf.

Recognition of familiarity on the basis of howls: a playback experiment in a captive group of wolves

Palacios, V., Font, E., Márquez, R. & Carazo, P. 2015Behaviour, 152. 593-614 |pdf.

Within-group male relatedness reduces harm to females in Drosophila

Carazo, P., Tan, C. K. W., Allen, F., Wigby, S., & Pizzari, T. 2014Nature, 505, 672-675.|News and views Nature.

Sex and boldness explain individual differences in spatial learning in a lizard.

Carazo, P., Noble, D., Chandrasoma, D. & Whiting, M. 2014Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 281, 20133275.

Colours of quality: structural (but not pigment) coloration informs about male quality in a polychromatic

Pérez i de Lanuza, G., Carazo, P. & Font, E. 2014Animal Behaviour, 90, 73-81.

‘Communication breakdown’: the evolution of signal unreliability and deception

Carazo, P & Font, E. 2014Animal Behaviour, 87, 17-22.

Colour assortative mating in a colour polymorphic lacertid lizard.

Pérez i de Lanuza, G., Font, E. & Carazo, P. 2013Behavioral Ecology, 24, 273-279. |Post-print version.

 

Quantity estimation based on numerical cues in the mealworm beetle (Tenebrio molitor)

Carazo, P., Fernández-Perea, R. & Font, E. 2012Frontiers in Comparative Psychology,3, a502.  |pdf.

Learning outdoors: Male lizards show rapid, flexible spatial learning under semi-natural conditions

Noble, D., Carazo, P. & Whiting, M. 2012Biology Letters, 8, 946-948. |pdf.

Predator-elicited foot shakes in wall lizards (Podarcis muralis): Evidence for a pursuit-deterrent function.

Font, E., Carazo, P., Pérez i de Lanuza, G. & Kramer, M. 2012Journal of Comparative Psychology, 26, 87-96. Voted third best paper of the year in Journal of Comparative Psychology. |pdf.

Social behaviour, chemical communication, and adult neurogenesis: Studies of scent mark function in Podarcis wall lizards

Font, E., Barbosa, D., Sampedro, C. & Carazo, P. 2012. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 177, 9-17. |pdf.

Male reproductive senescence as a potential source of sexual conflict in a beetle

Carazo, P., Molina-Vila, P. & Font, E. 2011. Behavioural Ecology, 22, 192-198. |pdf.

The role of scent marks in female choice of territories and refuges in a lizard (Podarcis hispanica)

Carazo, P., Font, E. & Desfilis, E. 2011. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 125, 362-365. |pdf.

Putting information back into biological communication.

Carazo, P., Font, E. 2010. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 23, 661-669. |pdf.

The behavioural ecology of animal signals: A functional theoretical perspective and its application to the study of scent marks in the lizard Podarcis hispanica.

Carazo, P. 2010. PhD Dissertation, University of Valencia, Valencia, June 2010. (Click here for an overview).

The Evolution of Animal Communication

Font, E. & Carazo, P. 2010. Chapter 5.9. In: Adaptation and Evolution: 150 years after the Origin of Species (Eds. Dopazo, H. & Navarro, A.). Published by the Spanish Society of Evolutionary Biology.

Mathematics and Evolution: Do earthworms know how to count?

Carazo, P. & Font, E. 2010. Chapter 5.1. In: Adaptation and Evolution: 150 years after the Origin of Species (Eds. Dopazo, H. & Navarro, A.). Published by the Spanish Society of Evolutionary Biology.

Advances and new perspectives in the study of animal communication

Font, E., Carazo, P. & Perez i de Lanuza, G. 2010. Acta Zoologica lilloensis, 54, 11-34.

Quantity discrimination in Tenebrio molitor: evidence of numerosity discrimination in an invertebrate?

Carazo, P., Font, E., Forteza-Behrendt, E. & Desfilis, E. 2009. Animal Cognition, 12, 463-470. |pdf.

Impact of human disturbance and beliefs on tree agamas

Whiting, M. J., Chetty, K., Twine, W. & Carazo, P. 2009Oryx. 43, 586-590. |pdf.

Beyond ‘nasty neighbours’ and ‘dear enemies’?

Carazo, P., Font, E. & Desfilis, E. 2008. Animal Behaviour. 76, 1953-1963. |pdf.

Chemical assessment of sperm competition risk and post-copulatory mate guarding in a beetle

Carazo, P., Font, E. & Bjorn, A. 2007. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 274 (1607), 261 – 267. |pdf.

Chemosensory assessment of rival competitive ability and scent mark function in a lizard

Carazo, P., Font, E. & Desfilis, E. 2007Animal Behaviour. 74, 895-902. |pdf.

Structure and function of head bob displays in a Liolaemus lizard (Liolaemus lemniscatus)

Labra, A., Carazo, P., Desfilis, E. & Font, E. 2007. Structure and function of head bob displays in a Liolaemus lizard (Liolaemus lemniscatus). Herpetologica. 61 (1), 11-18. |pdf.

Chemosensory cues allow male Tenebrio molitor beetles to assess the reproductive status of potential mates

Carazo, P., Sanchez, E., Font, E. & Desfilis, E. 2004. Animal Behaviour, 68, 123-129. |pdf.