Peer-reviewed journal articlesYou will find links to all PDFs as hosted at the journals' websites. I can also send PDFs personally to colleagues by e-mail request - bruno.buzatto [at]

46. Marek P.E., B.A. Buzatto, W.A. Shear, D.G. Black, M.S. Harvey, J. Rodriguez-Arrieta. Under review. The first true millipede: 1,306 legs long.

45. Palaoro A.V., S. García-Hernández, B.A. Buzatto & G. Machado. Under review. Male dimorphism and allometric scaling of contest-related traits in an Amazonian harvestman (Arachnida: Opiliones). Evolutionary Ecology.

44. Herberstein M.E., D. McLean, E.C. Lowe, J. Wolff, M.K. Khan, K. Smith, A. Allen, M. Bulbert, B.A. Buzatto, D. Falster, L. Fernandez, S. Griffith, J.S. Madin, A. Narendra, M. Westoby, M. Whiting, I. Wright & A. Carthey. Under review. An animal trait database for body mass, metabolic rate and brain size. Scientific Data.

43. Pekár S., J. Wolff, L. Černecká, K. Birkhofer, S. Mammola, E.C. Lowe, C.S. Fukushima, M.E. Herberstein, A. Kučera, B.A. Buzatto, [+35] (2021) The World Spider Trait database (WST): a centralised global open repository for curated data on spider traits. Database, In press.

42. Clark H.L., B.A. Buzatto & S.A. Halse. (2021) A Hotspot of Arid Zone Subterranean Biodiversity: The Robe Valley in Western Australia. Diversity, 13(10): 482.

41. Lymbery SJ, Tomkins JL, Buzatto BA & DJ Hosken (2021) Kin-mediated plasticity in alternative reproductive tactics. Proc R Soc B-Biol Sci, 288, 1956. [PDF at Proc B]

40. Machado G, Buzatto BA & DSM Samia (2021) It is not always about body size: evidence of Rensch’s rule in a male weapon indoors? Biology Letters, 17(6): 20200767. [PDF at Biology Letters]

39. Buzatto BA & L Haeusler & N Tamang (2021) Trapped indoors? Long-distance dispersal in Mygalomorph spiders and its effect on species ranges. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 207: 279-292. [PDF]

38. Buzatto BA & HL Clark (2020) Selection for male weapons boosts female fecundity, eliminating sexual conflict. Scientific Reports, 10(2311): 1-7. [PDF at Sci Reports]

37. Firman RC, Rubenstein DR, Moran JM, Rowe KC & BA Buzatto (2020) Extreme and variable climatic conditions drive the evolution of sociality in Australian rodents. Current Biology, 30(4): 691-697.e3 [PDF at Current Biology]

36. Buzatto BA, JS Kotiaho, LAF Assis & LW Simmons (2019) A link between heritable parasite resistance and mate choice in dung beetles. Behavioral Ecology, 30(5): 1382-1387. [PDF at Behav Ecol]

35. Eberhard WG, RL Rodríguez, BA Huber, B Speck, H Miller, BA Buzatto & G Machado (2018) Sexual selection and static allometry: the importance of function. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 93(3): 207-250. [PDF at Q Rev Biol]

34. Buzatto BA, HL Clark & JL Tomkins (2018) Morph-specific artificial selection reveals a constraint on the evolution of polyphenisms. Proc R Soc B-Biol Sci, 285(1879): 20180335 [PDF at Proc R Soc B]

33. McCullough EL, BA Buzatto & LW Simmons (2018) Population density mediates the interaction between pre- and post-mating sexual selection. Evolution, 72(4): 893-905. [PDF at Evolution].

32. Pike KN, JL Tomkins & BA Buzatto (2017) Mixed evidence for the erosion of inter-tactical genetic correlations through intralocus tactical conflict. J Evol Biol, 30(6): 1195-1204. [PDF at J Evol Biol]

31. McCullough EL, BA Buzatto & LW Simmons (2017) Benefits of polyandry: molecular evidence from field-caught dung beetles. Molecular Ecology, 26(13): 3546-3555. [PDF at Mol Ecol]

30. Rowland JM, CR Qualls & BA Buzatto (2017) A model for conditional male trimorphisms. J Theor Biol, 419: 184-192. [PDF at J Theor Biol]

29. Buzatto BA, EM Thyer, JD Roberts & LW Simmons (2017) Sperm competition and the evolution of precopulatory weapons: testis size and amplexus position, but not arm strength, affect fertilization success in a chorusing frog. Evolution, 71(2): 329-341. [PDF at Evolution]

28. Machado G, BA Buzatto, S García-Hernández & R Macías-Ordóñez (2016) Macroecology of sexual selection: a predictive conceptual framework for large-scale variation in reproductive traits. Am Nat, 188: S8–S27. [PDF at Am Nat]

27. Silva DP, B Vilela, BA Buzatto, AP Moczek & J Hortal (2016) Contextualized niche shifts upon independent invasions by the dung beetle Onthophagus taurus. Biol Invasions, 18(11):3137-3148. [PDF]

26. Buzatto BA, M Buoro, WN Hazel & JL Tomkins (2015) Investigating the genetic architecture of conditional strategies using the Environmental Threshold Model. Proc R Soc B-Biol Sci, 282(1821): 20152075 [PDF at Proc R Soc B]

25. Buzatto BA, JD Roberts & LW Simmons (2015) Sperm competition and the evolution of pre-copulatory weapons: increasing male density promotes sperm competition and reduces selection on arm strength in a chorusing frog. Evolution, 69(10): 2613-2624. [PDF at Evolution] —> Featured in the ABC and Science Network Western Australia [links to the stories here]

24. Buzatto BA, JS Kotiaho, JL Tomkins & LW Simmons (2015) Intralocus tactical conflict: genetic correlations between fighters and sneakers of the dung beetle Onthophagus taurus. J Evol Biol, 28(3): 730-738. [PDF at J Evol Biol]

23. Muniz DG, PR Guimarães, BA Buzatto & G Machado (2015) A sexual network approach to sperm competition in a species with alternative mating tactics. Behav Ecol, 26(1): 121-129. [PDF at Behavioral Ecology]

22. Buzatto BA & G Machado (2014) Male dimorphism and alternative reproductive tactics in harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones). Behav Process, 109 (Part A): 2-13. [PDF at Behavioural Processes]

21. Wilson CJ, BA Buzatto, SP Robinson & JL Tomkins (2014) Sociosexual environment influences patterns of ejaculate transfer and female kicking in Callosobruchus maculatus. Anim Behav, 94: 37-43. [PDF at Animal Behaviour]

20. Buzatto BA, WN Hazel & JL Tomkins (2014) A theoretical muddle of the conditional strategy: a comment on Neff and Svensson. Philos Trans R Soc B-Biol Sci, 369(1642): SI; Article Number: 20130625. [PDF at Phil Trans R Soc B] —> First indexed comment ever published by this journal

19. Buzatto BA, JL Tomkins, LW Simmons & G Machado (2014) Correlated evolution of sexual dimorphism and male dimorphism in a clade of Neotropical harvestmen. Evolution, 68(6): 1671-1686. [PDF at Evolution]

18. Simmons LW & BA Buzatto (2014). Contrasting responses of pre- and post-copulatory traits to variation in mating competition. Funct Ecol, 28(2): 494–499. [PDF at Functional Ecology]

17. Santos AJ, RL Ferreira & BA Buzatto (2013) Two new cave-dwelling species of the short-tailed whipscorpion genus Rowlandius (Arachnida: Schizomida: Hubbardiidae) from northeastern Brazil, with comments on male dimorphism. PLoS One, 8(5): e63616. [PDF] [at PLoS One] —> Featured in the Brazilian newspaper Estado de Minas [at Estado de Minas]

16. Requena GS, BA Buzatto, EG Martins & G Machado (2012) Paternal care decreases foraging activity and body condition, but does not impose survival costs to caring males in a Neotropical arachnid. PLoS One, 7(10): e46701. [PDF] [at PLoS One] —> Featured in The New York Times [at The New York Times

15. Buzatto BA, JL Tomkins & LW Simmons (2012) Maternal effects on male weaponry: female dung beetles produce major sons with longer horns when they perceive higher population density. BMC Evol Biol, 12: 118. [PDF] [at BMC Evol Biol] —> Featured in the magazine The Scientist [story at The Scientist] [interview with Russell Woolf, ABC Radio Perth]

14. R Munguía-Steyer, BA Buzatto & G Machado (2012) Male dimorphism in a Neotropical arachnid: harem size, sneaker opportunities and gonadal investment. Behav Ecol, 23(4): 827–835. [PDF at Behavioral Ecology]

13. Buzatto BA, LW Simmons & JL Tomkins (2012) Paternal effects on the expression of a male polyphenism. Evolution, 66(10): 3167–3178. [PDF at Evolution]

12. Buzatto BA, LW Simmons & JL Tomkins (2012) Genetic variation underlying the expression of a polyphenism. J Evol Biol, 25: 748–758. [PDF at J Evol Biol]

11. Buzatto BA, GS Requena, RS Lourenço, R Munguía-Steyer & G Machado (2011) Conditional male dimorphism and alternative reproductive tactics in a Neotropical arachnid (Opiliones). Evol Ecol, 25: 331– 349. [PDF at Evol Ecol]

10. Requena GS, BA Buzatto & G Machado (2009) Efficiency of uniparental male and female care against egg predators in two closely-related syntopic harvestmen. Anim Behav, 78: 1169-1176. [PDF at Anim Behav]

9. Buzatto BA, GS Requena & G Machado (2009) Chemical communication in the gregarious psocid Cerastipsocus sivorii (Psocoptera: Psocidae). J Ins Behav, 22(5): 388-398. [PDF at J Ins Behav]

8. Buzatto BA & G Machado (2009) Amphisexual care in Acutisoma proximum (Arachnida: Opiliones), a neotropical harvestman with exclusive maternal care. Ins Soc, 56(1): 106-108. [PDF at Ins Soc]

7. Machado G, GS Requena & BA Buzatto (2009) Reproductive behavior in harvestman (Arachnida): mating systems and parental care. Oecol Bras, 13(1): 58-79. [PDF (in Portuguese with English and Spanish abstracts)]

6. Buzatto BA & G Machado (2008) Resource defense polygyny shifts to female defense polygyny over the course of the reproductive season of a neotropical harvestman. Behav Ecol Sociobiol, 63(1): 85-94. [PDF at Behav Ecol Sociobiol]

5. Contreras-Garduño J, BA Buzatto, MA Serrano-Meneses, K Nájera-Cordero & A Córdoba-Aguilar (2008) The red wing spot of the American rubyspot (Hetaerina americana) as a heightened condition dependent ornament. Behav Ecol, 19(4): 724-732. [PDF at Behav Ecol] —> Highly cited and featured in a virtual issue of Behav Ecol in honour of Amotz Zahavi [at Behav Ecol]

4. Buzatto BA, GS Requena, EG Martins & G Machado (2007) Effects of maternal care on the lifetime reproductive success of females in a neotropical harvestman. J Anim Ecol, 76(5): 937-945. [PDF at J Anim Ecol] —> Featured in the Brazilian magazine Revista FAPESP [at Revista FAPESP]

3. Contreras-Garduño J, BA Buzatto, L Abundis & A Córdoba-Aguilar (2007) Wing colour properties do not reflect male condition in the American rubyspot (Hetaerina americana). Ethology, 113(10): 944-952. [PDF at Ethology]

2. Requena GS, BA Buzatto & G Machado (2007) Habitat use, phenology, and gregariousness of the Neotropical psocopteran Cerastipsocus sivorii (Psocoptera: Psocidae). Sociobiology, 49(3): 197-214. [PDF]

1. Machado G, GS Requena, BA Buzatto, F Osses & LM Rossetto (2004) Five new cases of paternal care in harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones): implications for the evolution of male guarding in the Neotropical family Gonyleptidae. Sociobiology, 44(3): 577-598. [PDF]

Scholarly book chapters

2. Buzatto BA, JL Tomkins & LW Simmons (2014). Alternative phenotypes within mating systems. In The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems. pp. 106-128. (DM Shuker & LW Simmons, Eds), Oxford University Press.

1. Buzatto BA, R. Macías-Ordóñez & G Machado (2013) The macroecology of harvestmen mating systems. In Sexual Selection: Insights from the Neotropics. pp. 115-162. (RHF Macedo & G Machado, Eds), Elsevier.

Other publications

Buzatto BA & RC Firman (2016) Precopulatory Intrasexual Competition. In Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. pp. 1-6. (V Weekes-Shackelford & TK Shackelford, Eds), Springer.