Refereed Publications

(undergraduate co-authors underlined)


Shuster, S. M. and M. J. Wade. 2003. Mating Systems and Strategies. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. 522 pp. PDF.

Brusca, R. C., W. Moore, and S. M. Shuster. Invertebrates, 3rd ed. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland MA. (in preparation, for release in 2015).

In Print:

Shuster, S. M. 2014. Why males and females look different. Evolution. PDF

Ikeda, D. H., K. C. Grady, S. M. Shuster and T. G. Whitham. 2014. Incorporating climate change and exotic species into forecasts of riparian forest distribution. PLosOne 9: 1-12. PDF

Shuster, S. M., S. J. Embry, C. R. Hargis, and A. Nimer. 2014. The inheritance of autosomal and sex-linked cuticular pigmentation patterns in the marine isopod, Paracerceis sculpta Holmes, 1904 (Isopoda: Sphaeromatidae). Journal of Crustacean Biology 34(4): 460-466. PDF

Bleakley, B. H., S. M. Welter, K. McCauley-Cole, S. M. Shuster, and A. J. Moore. 2013. Cannibalism as an interacting phenotype: Pre-cannibalistic aggression is influenced by social partners in the endangered Socorro Isopod (Thermosphaeroma thermophilum). Journal of Evolutionary Biology doi: 10.1111/jeb.12098. PDF.

Shuster, S. M., W. R. Briggs and P. A. Dennis. 2013. How multiple mating by females affects sexual selection. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 368 (1613): 20120046. PDF.

Mungia, P. and S. M. Shuster. 2013. Established populations of Paracerceis sculpta (Isopoda) in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Crustacean Biology 33(1), 137-139. PDF

Lang, B. K., S. M. Shuster and R. Houtman. 2012. Controlled propagation of the Socorro Isopod. World Association of Zoos and Aquariums Magazine 13: 39-41. PDF.

Smith, D. S., J. A. Schweitzer, P. Turk, J. K. Bailey, S. M. Shuster, S. C. Hart, and T. G. Whitham. 2012. Positive, intraspecific plant-soil feedbacks regulate seedling survival and performance. Plant and Soil 352: 243 - 251. PDF.

Shuster, S. M. 2011. Differences in relative fitness among alternative mating tactics might be more apparent than real. Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 905–907. PDF.

Krakauer, A. H., M. S. Webster, E. H. DuVal, A. G. Jones and S. M. Shuster. 2011. The opportunity for sexual selection: Not mismeasured, just misunderstood. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 2064–2071. PDF.

Smith, D. S., J. K. Bailey, S. M. Shuster, T. G. Whitham. 2011. A geographic mosaic of a community phenotype: Variation in trophic interactions and selection regimes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 422–429. PDF.

Allan, G. J., S. M. Shuster, S. Woolbright, F. Walker, N. Meneses, A. Keith, J. Bailey and T. G. Whitham. 2011. Interspecific indirect genetic effects (IIGEs): Linking genetics and genomics to community ecology and ecosystem processes. In: Ecology and Evolution of Trait-mediated Indirect Interactions: Linking Evolution, Community, and Ecosystem.” (T. Ohgushi, O. Schmitz & R. D. Holt, eds.)  Cambridge University Press).

Sterling, K. A. and S. M. Shuster. 2011. Rates of fission in Aquilonastra corallicola Marsh (Echinodermata:Asteroidea) as affected by population density. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 55 (1): 1–5. PDF.

Shuster, S. M. 2010. Alternative mating strategies. In: C. Fox and D. F. Westneat (eds), Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology, Cambridge University Press. Pp. 434-450. PDF.

Wade, M. J. and S. M. Shuster. 2010. Bateman (1948): Pioneer in the measurement of sexual selection. Heredity advance online publication, 10 February 2010; doi:10.1038/hdy.2010.8. PDF.

Shuster, S. M. 2010. Sexual selection and mating systems. In: J. Avise and F. Ayala (eds), In the Light of Evolution III: Two Centuries of Darwin. National Academy of Sciences Press.

 Gitlin, A. R., B. L. Cardall. S. M. Shuster, G. J. Allan and T. G. Whitham. 2009. Genetic diversity of cottonwood (Populus sp.), before during and after establishment of Tamarix. Arizona Riparian Council Newsletter 22: 1-10. PDF

Shuster, S. M. Sexual selection and mating systems. 2009. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106: 10009-10016. PDF

Evans, L. M., G. E. Allen, S. M. Shuster, S. A. Woolbright and T. G. Whitham. 2008. Tree hybridization and genotypic variation drive cryptic speciation of a specialist mite herbivore. Evolution. 62: 3027–3040. PDF

Whitham, T. G., S. P. DeFazio, J. A. Schweitzer, S. M. Shuster, G. J. Allen, J. K. Bailey, S. A. Woolbright. 2008. Extending genomics to natural communities and ecosystems. Science 320: 492-495. PDF

Shuster, S. M. 2008. Mating systems. In: S.E. Jorgensen (ed). Encyclopedia of Ecology, Elsievier Press, London. PDF.

Shuster, S. M. 2008. The expression of crustacean mating strategies. In: Oliveira R, Taborsky M & Brockmann HJ (eds) Alternative Reproductive Tactics. Cambridge University Press. PDF

Bangert, R. K., E. V. Lonsdorf, G. M. Wimp, S. M. Shuster, D. Fischer, J. A. Schweitzer, G. J. Allan, J. K. Bailey, and T. G. Whitham. 2008. Genetic structure of a foundation species: scaling community phenotypes from the individual to the region. Heredity 100: 121-131. PDF.

Shuster, S. M and E. M. Arnold. 2007. The effect of females on male-male competition in isopod, Paracerceis sculpta: A reaction norm approach to behavioral plasticity. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 27(3): 417-424. PDF.

Shuster, S. M. 2007. The evolution of crustacean mating systems. In: E. J. Duffy and M. Thiel (eds), Evolutionary Ecology of Social and Sexual Systems: Crustaceans as Model Organisms. Oxford University Press. pp. 29-47. PDF

Shuster, S. M. 2007. Sexual selection and sex allocation. In: M. Denny and S. Gaines (eds), Encyclopedia of Rocky Intertidal Zones, University of California Press. PDF

Shuster, S. M., Lonsdorf, E. V., Wimp, G. M., Bailey, J. K. and Whitham, T. G. 2006. Community heritability measures the evolutionary consequences of indirect genetic effects on community structure. Evolution 60, 991–1003. PDFCalculating H2C

Lang, B. K., D. A. Kelt and S. M. Shuster. 2006. The role of controlled propagation on an endangered species: demographic effects of habitat heterogeneity among captive and native populations of the Socorro Isopod (Crustacea: Flabellifera). Biodiversity and Conservation. PDF

Whitham, T. G., J. K. Bailey, J. A. Schweitzer, S. M. Shuster, R. K. Bangert, C. J. LeRoy, E. V. Lonsdorf, G. J. Allan, S. P. DiFazio, B. M. Potts, D. G. Fischer, C. A. Gehring, R. L. Lindroth, J. Marks, S. C. Hart, G. M. Wimp and S. C. Wooley. 2006. A framework for community and ecosystem genetics: from genes to ecosystems. Nature Reviews Genetics 7: 510-523. PDF

Wade, M. J. and S. M. Shuster. 2005. Don’t throw Bateman out with the bathwater! Integrative and Comparative Zoology 45: 261-268. PDF

Shuster, S.. M., M. P. Miller, B. K. Lang, N. Zorich, L. Huynh and P. Keim. 2005. The effects of controlled propagation on an endangered species: Genetic differentiation and divergence in body size among native and captive populations of the Socorro Isopod (Crustacea: Flabellifera). Conserv. Genetics. 6: 355-368. PDF

Whitham, T. G., E. L. Lonsdorf, J. A. Schweitzer, J. K. Bailey, D. G. Fischer, S. M. Shuster, R. L. Lindroth, S. C. Hart, G. J. Allan, C. A. Gehring, P. Keim, B. M. Potts, J. Marks, B. J. Rehill, S. P. DiFazio, C. J. LeRoy, G. M. Wimp, and S. Woolbright. 2005. All effects of a gene on the world. Ecoscience. 12: 5-7 PDF

Shuster, S. M. 2004. Mating strategies in marine isopods. In: M. Bekoff (ed), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport, CT, pp. 900-902. PDF.

Bailey, J. K., R. K. Bangert, J. A. Schweitzer, R. T. Trotter, III, S. M. Shuster, and T. G. Whitham. 2004. Fractal geometry is heritable in trees. Evolution 58: 2100–2102. PDF.

Wade, M. J. and S. M. Shuster. 2004. Sexual selection: Harem size and the variance in male reproductive success. Amer. Natur. 164: E83-E89. PDF.

Wade, M. J. and S. M. Shuster. 2004. Estimating the strength of sexual selection from Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA diversity. Evolution 58: 1613-1616. PDF

Moline, A. B., S. M. Shuster, D. A. Hendrickson, and J. C. Marks. 2004. Genetic variation in a desert aquatic snail (Nymphophilus minckleyi) from Cuatro Ciénegas, Coahuila, México. Hydrobiologia 522: 179-192. PDF

Wade, M. J., S. M. Shuster and J. P. Demuth. 2003. Sexual selection favors female-biased sex ratios: The balance between the opposing forces of sex-ratio selection and sexual selection. Amer. Natur. 162: 403-414.  PDF

Shuster, S. M. and M. J. Wade. 2003. Mating Systems and Strategies. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. PDF

Garcia, K., S. Embry, D. Grossblat, A. Holbrook, W. McLaren, S. Reed, H. Wildey and S. Shuster. 2003. A comparison of two methods for sampling the Gulf of California mud shrimp, Neotrypaea uncinata (Crustacea: Thallasinidea). J. Nat. Hist. 37: 1847-1854. PDF.

Whitham, T. G., W. Young, G. D. Martinsen, C. A. Gehring, J. A. Schweitzer, S. M. Shuster, G. M. Wimp, D. G. Fischer, J. K. Bailey, R. L. Lindroth, S. Woolbright, and C. R. Kuske. 2003. Community and ecosystem genetics:  A consequence of the extended phenotype. Ecology 84: 559-573. PDF

Wade, M. J. and S. M. Shuster. 2002. The evolution of parental care in the context of sexual selection: A critical reassessment of parental investment theory. Amer. Natur. 160: 285-292. PDF

Shuster, S. M. 2002. Mating strategies, alternative. M. Pagel (ed), Encyclopedia of Evolution, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, vol. 2, pp. 688-693. PDF

Shuster, S. M. J. O. W. Ballard, G. Zinser, C. Sassaman and P. Keim. 2001. The influence of genetic and extrachromosomal factors on population sex ratio in Paracerceis sculpta:. Proc. 2nd Int. Isopod Conf., Amsterdam, R. C. Brusca and B. Kensley (eds), Crustacean Issues, Vol. 13, pp. 313-326, Balkema Press, Amsterdam. PDF

Jormalainen, V. and S. M. Shuster. 1999. Female reproductive cycles and sexual conflict over precopulatory mate-guarding in Thermosphaeroma isopods. Ethology 105: 233-246. PDF

Jormalainen, V., S. M. Shuster and H. Wildey. 1999. Reproductive anatomy, sexual conflict and paternity in Thermosphaeroma thermophilum. Mar. Freshw. Behav. Physiol. 32: 39-56. PDF

Shuster, S. M. and E. E. Guthrie. 1999. The effects of temperature and food availability on adult body length in natural and laboratory populations of Paracerceis sculpta (Holmes), a Gulf of California isopod. J. exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 233: 269-284.PDF

Shuster, S. M. and L. Levy. 1999. Sex-linked inheritance of a cuticular pigmentation marker in a marine isopod, Paracerceis sculpta Holmes (Crustacea: Isopoda: Sphaeromatidae). J. Heredity 90: 304-307. PDF

Shuster, S. M., and C. Sassaman. 1997. Genetic interaction between male mating strategy and sex ratio in a marine isopod. Nature 388: 373-376.PDF

Jormalainen, V., and S. M. Shuster. 1997. Microhabitat segregation and cannibalism in an endangered freshwater isopod, Thermosphaeroma thermophilum. Oecologia 111: 271-279.PDF

Shuster, S. M., and M. J. Wade. 1997. Hiring selection. In: Evolutionary Biology and Feminism. P. A. Gowaty. (eds.) Chapman & Hall, NY. PDF

Kimberling, D., A. Ferreria, S. M. Shuster, and P. Keim. 1996. RAPD marker estimation of genetic structure among isolated northern leopard frog populations in the southwestern USA. Molec. Ecology 5:521-529.PDF

Wade, M. J., S. M. Shuster, and L. Stevens. 1996. Bottlenecks, founder events and inbreeding: Experimental studies of the response to selection with Tribolium. Evolution 50:723-733.PDF

Shuster, S. M. 1995. Female reproductive success in artificial cavities in Paracerceis sculpta (Crustacea: Isopoda). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 191: 19-27. PDF

Shuster, S. M. 1992. The reproductive behaviour of α, β-, and γ-males in Paracerceis sculpta, a marine isopod crustacean. Behaviour 121: 231-258.PDF

Shuster, S. M. 1992. The use of artificial cavities as breeding habitat by Paracerceis sculpta (Crustacea: Isopoda). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 165: 75-89.PDF

Shuster, S. M. 1991. Changes in female anatomy associated with the reproductive molt in Paracerceis sculpta (Holmes), a semelparous isopod crustacean. J. Zool. (Lond.) 225:365-379. PDF

Shuster, S. M. & M. J. Wade. 1991. Female copying and sexual selection in a marine isopod crustacean. Anim. Behav. 42: 1071-1078. PDF

Shuster, S. M. & M. J. Wade. 1991. Equal mating success among male reproductive strategies in a marine isopod. Nature 350: 606-610.PDF

Shuster, S. M. 1991. The ecology of breeding females and the evolution of polygyny in Paracerceis sculpta, a marine isopod crustacean. In: R. Bauer and J. Martin, Crustacean Sexual Biology, Columbia University Press. pp 91-110. PDF

Shuster, S. M. 1990. Predation and sexual dimorphism in a marine isopod crustacean. Trends. Ecol. Evol. 5: 238-240. PDF

Shuster, S. M. 1990. Courtship and female mate selection in a semelparous isopod crustacean (Paracerceis sculpta). Anim. Behav. 40: 390-399. PDF

Shuster, S. M. 1989. Male alternative reproductive behaviors in a marine isopod crustacean (Paracerceis sculpta): The use of genetic markers to measure differences in fertilization success among α-, β- and γ-males. Evolution 34: 1683-1698. PDF

Shuster, S. M. 1989. Female sexual receptivity associated with molting and differences in copulatory behavior among the three male morphs in Paracerceis sculpta, (Crustacea: Isopoda). Biol. Bull. 177: 331-337. PDF

Shuster, S. M. and R. L. Caldwell. 1989. Male defense of the breeding cavity and factors affecting the persistence of breeding pairs in the stomatopod, Gonodactylus bredini (Crustacea: Hoplocarida). Ethology 82: 192-207.PDF

Caldwell, R. L., G. K. Roderick and S. M. Shuster. 1989. Studies of predation by Gonodactylus bredini. In: E. A. Farraro (ed.) {R. B. Manning, M. L Reaka, W. Wales. co-eds.}, Biology of Stomatopods, Collana UZI: Selected Symposia and Monographs, Mucci Editore, Moderna (Italy).PDF

Shuster, S. M. 1987. Alternative reproductive behaviors: Three discrete male morphs in Paracerceis sculpta, an intertidal isopod from the northern Gulf of California. J. Crust. Biol. 7: 318-327.PDF

Shuster, S. M. 1987. Male body size, not reproductive habitat characteristics predicts polygyny in a sexually dimorphic intertidal isopod crustacean, Paracerceis sculpta (Crustacea: Isopoda). In: Malagrino, G. & H Santoyo (eds), Mem. V Simp. Biol. Mar. Univ. Auton. Baja California Sur, 24-26 Octubre de 1984, La Paz B.C.S., Mexico: 71-80. PDF

Shuster, S. M. 1981. Life history characteristics of Thermosphaeroma thermophilum, the Socorro Isopod (Crustacea: Peracarida). Biol. Bull. 161: 291-302. PDF

Shuster, S. M. 1981. Sexual selection in the Socorro Isopod, Thermosphaeroma thermophilum (Cole and Bane)(Crustacea: Peracarida). Anim. Behav. 29: 698-707. PDF

Book Reviews:

Shuster, S. M. 2007. Book review: Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender and Sexuality in Nature and People. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. in press. PDF


Shuster, S. M. 2003. Reproductive biology of invertebrates. Ethology 109: 1023-1025. PDF


Shuster, S. M. 1992. Stress and Evolution. Evolution 46: 1248. PDF