Updated October 2023

*indicates Puget Sound student coauthor.

Bunker M.E. and S.L. Weiss. Submitted to FEMS Microbiology Ecology. The reproductive microbiome and maternal transmission via eggs in Sceloporus virgatus. 

Ebersole*, A., M.E. Bunker, S.L. Weiss, K. Fox-Dobbs. Submitted to Oecologia. Inter- and intrapopulation resource use variation of marine subsidized western fence lizards. 

Bunker, M.E. and S.L. Weiss. 2022. Cloacal microbiomes of sympatric and allopatric Sceloporus lizards vary with environment and host relatedness. PLoS ONE 17(12): e0279288. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0279288

Bunker, M.E., A.E. Arnold, and S.L. Weiss. 2022. Wild microbiomes of striped plateau lizards vary with reproductive season, sex, and body size. Scientific Reports 12, 20643. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-24518-6

Bunker, M.E., M.O. Martin, and S.L. Weiss. 2021b. Recovered microbiome of an oviparous lizard differs across gut and reproductive tissues, cloacal swabs, and faeces. Molecular Ecology Resources 22:1693-1705. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.13573. 

M.E. Bunker, G. Elliott*, H. Heyer-Gray*, M.O. Martin, A.E. Arnold, and S.L. Weiss. 2021. Vertically transmitted microbiome protects eggs from fungal infection and egg failure. Animal Microbiome 3:43.

Weiss, S.L. and R.M. Brower. 2021. Wildfire as a natural stressor and its effect on female phenotype and ornament development. Ecol Evol 11:6223-6232.

Goldberg, J.K., G. Pintel, J.A. Pruett, and S.L. Weiss. 2021. Whiptail lizards (Aspidoscelis exsanguis) recognize invertebrate prey via cuticular hydrocarbons. Ethology 127:416-423.

Hughes, M., S.M. Bertram, A.M. Younga, J.W. Merrya, G.R. Kollurua, A.S. Dunlapa, A. Danielson-Francoisa, and S.L. Weissa. 2021. Teaching animal behavior in the midst of a pandemic: A primer. Ethology 127:14-31. https://doi.org/10.1111/eth.13096 (aEqual co-authors; order decided randomly). Preprint published in 2020 on EcoEvoRxiv.org (https://ecoevorxiv.org/64y25/)

Ballen, C.J., S.M. Aguillon,…S.L. Weiss…and S. Cotner (26 authors in total). 2019. Smaller classes promote equitable student participation in STEM. BioScience 69:669-680. full text 

Goldberg, J.K., G. Pintel, S.L. Weiss, and E.P. Martins. 2019. Predatory lizards perceive plant-derived volatile odorants. Ecol Evol 9:4733-4738. full text

Paterson, J.E., S.L. Weiss and G. Blouin-Demers. 2018. Experimental removal reveals only weak interspecific competition between two coexisting lizards. Canadian Journal of Zoology 96:888-896.

Ballen, C.J., S. Aguillon, R. Brunelli, A.G. Drake, D. Wassenberg, S.L. Weiss, K.R. Zamudio, and S. Cotner. 2018. Do small classes in higher education reduce performance gaps in STEM? BioScience 68:593-600 full text

Weiss, S.L. and M. Dubin*. 2018. Male mate choice as differential investment in contest competition is affected by female ornament expression. Current Zoology 64:335-344 full text

Goldberg*, J.K., A.K. Wallace*, and S.L. Weiss. 2017. Skin lipids of the striped plateau lizard (Sceloporus virgatus) signal female receptivity and reproductive quality alongside visual ornaments. The Science of Nature 104:81. DOI: 10.1007/s00114-017-1503-3 full text

Weiss, S.L. 2016. Ornamentation, age and survival of female striped plateau lizards, Sceloporus virgatus (Phrynosomatidae). The Science of Nature 103:1-8 full text

Weiss S.L., E.E. Mulligan*, D. Wilson and D. Kabelik. 2013. Effect of stress on female-specific ornamentation. Journal of Experimental Biology 216:2641-2647 full text

Fritzsche*, A.K. and S.L. Weiss. 2012. Effect of signaler body size on the response of male striped plateau lizards (Sceloporus virgatus) to conspecific chemical cues. Journal of Herpetology 46:79-84 full text

Weiss S.L., K. Foerster, and J. Hudon. 2012. Pteridine, not carotenoid, pigments underlie the female-specific orange ornament of striped plateau lizards (Sceloporus virgatus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Physiology 161:117-123 abstract

Weiss, S.L., E.A. Kennedy*, R.J. Safran and K.J. McGraw. 2011. Female ornamentation predicts yolk antioxidant levels in striped plateau lizards (Sceloporus virgatus). Journal of Animal Ecology 80:519-527 abstract

Martin, M.O., F.R. Gilman*, and S.L. Weiss. 2010. Sex specific asymmetry within the cloacal microbiota of the striped plateau lizard, Sceloporus virgatus. Symbiosis 51:97-105 full text

Weiss, S.L., E.A. Kennedy*, and J.A. Bernhard. 2009. Female-specific ornamentation predicts offspring quality in striped plateau lizards, Sceloporus virgatus. Behavioral Ecology 20:1063-1071 full text

Kabelik D., S.L. Weiss, and M.C. Moore. 2008. Arginine vasotocin (AVT) immunoreactivity relates to testosterone but not territorial aggression in the tree lizard, Urosaurus ornatus. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 72:283-294 abstract

Kabelik D., S.L. Weiss, and M.C. Moore. 2008. Steroid hormones alter neuroanatomy and aggression independently in the tree lizard. Physiology and Behavior 93(2008):492-501 abstract

Strand, C., M.S. Ross, S.L. Weiss, and D. Deviche. 2008. Testosterone and social context affect singing behavior but not song control region volumes in adult male songbirds in the fall. Behavioural Processes 78(2008):29-37 abstract

Weiss, S.L., G. Johnston, and M.C. Moore. 2007. Corticosterone stimulates hatching of late-term tree lizard embryos. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 146(3):360-365 abstract

Kabelik D., S.L. Weiss, and M.C. Moore. 2006. Steroid hormone mediation of limbic brain plasticity and aggression in free-living tree lizards, Urosaurus ornatus. Hormones and Behavior 49(5):587-597 abstract
Invited commentary by editorial board member Juli Wade accompanied publication: Hormones and Behavior 49(5): 577-579

Weiss, S.L. 2006. Female-specific color is a signal of quality in the striped plateau lizard (Sceloporus virgatus). Behavioral Ecology 17(5):726-732 full text

Weiss, S.L.  2005. Response of conspecifics to reproductive color of female striped plateau lizards, Sceloporus virgatus. Journal of Negative Results 2:10-19 abstract

Weiss, S.L. and M.C. Moore. 2004. Activation of aggressive behavior by progesterone and testosterone in male tree lizards, Urosaurus ornatus. General and Comparative Endocrinology 136(2):282-288 abstract

Weiss, S.L. 2002. Reproductive signals of female lizards: pattern of trait expression and male response. Ethology 108(9):793-813 abstract

Weiss, S.L., D.H. Jennings, and M.C. Moore. 2002. Effect of captivity in semi-natural enclosures on the reproductive endocrinology of female lizards. General and Comparative Endocrinology 128(3):238-246 abstract

Weiss S.L. 2001. The effect of reproduction on food intake of a sit-and-wait foraging lizard, Sceloporus virgatus. Herpetologica 57(2):138-146 abstract

Lee E.A., S.L. Weiss, M. Lam, R. Torres, and J. Diamond. 1998. A method for assaying intestinal brush border sucrase in an intact intestinal preparation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 95(5):2111-2116 abstract

Weiss S.L., E.A. Lee, and J. Diamond. 1998. Evolutionary matches of enzyme and transporter capacities to dietary substrate loads in the intestinal brush border. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 95(5):2117-2121 abstract