25) Santilli J., Rollinson, N. in press. Toward a general explanation for latitudinal clines in body size among chelonians. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.
24) Rollinson N., Rowe L. in press. Temperature-dependent oxygen limitation and the rise of Bergmann's Rule in species with aquatic respiration. Evolutionpdf
23) Rollinson N., Rowe L. 2018. Oxygen limitation at the larval stage and the evolution of maternal investment per offspring in aquatic environments. The American Naturalistpdf
22) Rollinson, N*., Holt, S*., Massey, M. Holt, R., Nancekivell, G., Brooks, RJ.2018. A new method of estimating thermal performance of embryonic development rate yields accurate prediction of embryonic age in wild reptile nests. Journal of Thermal Biology 74:187-194 pdf *Author contributions were equal
21) Armstrong D., Keevil M., Rollinson N., Brooks R.J., 2018. Subtle variation in indeterminate growth leads to major variation in survival and lifetime reproductive output in a long-lived reptile. Functional Ecology 32:752-761 pdf
20) Edge C.B.*, Rollinson N.*, Brooks R.J., Congdon J., Iverson J., Janzen F., and Litzgus J. 2017 Phenotypic plasticity of nest timing in a post-glacial landscape: how do long-lived reptiles adapt to thermal time constraints? Ecology. 98 512-524 pdf *Author contribution was equal
19) Rollinson N., Rowe L. 2016. The positive correlation between maternal size and offspring size: fitting pieces of a life-history puzzle. Biological Reviews 91:1134-1148
18) Rollinson N., Rowe L. 2015. Persistent directional selection on body size and a resolution to the paradox of stasis. Evolution 69:2441-2451
17) Rollinson N., Hackett D. 2015. Experimental assessment of agonistic behavior, chemical communication, spacing, and intersexual associations of the red-backed salamanders near its northern range limit. Canadian Journal of Zoology 93:773-781
16) Rollinson N*., Keith D.A.*, Debes P.V., Houde A.L.S., McBride M., Hutchings J.A. 2014. Risk assessment of inbreeding and outbreeding depression in a captive breeding program. Conservation Biology. 28:529–540 *Author contribution was equal
15) Rollinson N., Hutchings J.A. 2013. Environmental quality predicts optimal egg size in the wild. The American Naturalist. 182:76–90
14) Rollinson N.*, Edge C.B.*, Brooks R.J. 2013. Recurrent violations of invariant rules for offspring size: evidence from turtles and the implications for small clutch size models. Oecologia. 172: 973–982 *Author contribution was equal
13) Stahlschmidt Z.R., Rollinson N., Acker M., Adamo S.A. 2013. Are all eggs created equal? Food availability and the fitness tradeoff between reproduction and immunity. Functional Ecology. 27:800–806
12) Rollinson N., Hutchings J.A. 2013. The relationship between offspring size and fitness: integrating theory and empiricism. Ecology. 94: 315–324
11) Congdon J.D., Gibbons J.W. , Brooks R.J., Rollinson N., Tsaliagos R.N. 2013. Indeterminate growth in long-lived freshwater turtles as a component of individual fitness. Evolutionary Ecology. 27: 445–459
10) Rollinson N., Farmer R.G., Brooks R.J. 2012. Widespread reproductive variation in North American turtles: temperature, egg size and optimality. Zoology. 115:160-169 *Featured on the cover of Zoology (June 2012)
9) Rollinson N., Hutchings J.A. 2011. Body size-specific maternal effects on the offspring environment shape juvenile phenotypes in Atlantic salmon. Oecologia. 166:889-98 8) Rollinson N., Hutchings J.A. 2011. Why does egg size of salmonids increase with the mean size of popultion spawning gravels? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 68:1307-1315
7) Rollinson N., Hutchings J.A. 2010. Why does egg size increase with maternal size? Effects of egg size and egg density on offspring phenotypes. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 12:949-960 6) Rollinson N., Brooks R.J. 2008. Optimal offspring provisioning when egg size is 'constrained’: a case study with the painted turtle. Oikos. 117:144-151 5) Rollinson N., Brooks R.J. 2008. Sources and significance of among individual reproductive variation in a northern population of painted turtles. Copeia. 2008:533-541
4) Rollinson N., Tattersall G.J., Brooks R.J. 2008. Overwintering habitats of a northern population of Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta): winter temperature selection and dissovled oxygen concentrations. Journal of Herpetology. 42:312-321 3) Carrière M.A., Rollinson N., Suley A.N., Brooks R.J. 2008. Thermoregulation when the growing season is short: sex-biased basking patterns in a northern population of painted turtles. Journal of Herpetology. 42:206-209
2) Rollinson N., Brooks R.J. 2007. Marking nests increases the frequency of nest depredation in a northern population of painted turtles. Journal of Herpetology. 41:174-176 1) Rollinson N., Brooks R.J. 2007. Proximate constraints on reproductive output in a northern population of painted turtles: an empirical test of the bet-hedging paradigm. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 85:177-184
The Original Bug Shirt Company (www.bugshirt.com) generously contributes to our long-term studies in Algonquin Park. The bugs are bad up here, and the Rollinson group greatly appreciates your contribution!
Njal is appointed to the Amphibians and Reptiles Species Specialist Subcommittee of COSEWIC
Patrick Moldowan wins a prestigious Alexander Graham Bell CGS-Doctoral Award!
Melanie Massey wins a prestigious Alexander Graham Bell CGS-M Award!
December 16th, 2016 Melanie Massey wins UofT's TAoftheyearaward- congratsMelanie!
September 1st, 2016 Hollis Dahn wins a prestigious Connaught Scholarship. Congrats Hollis!
September 11th, 2015 New paper "Persistent directional selection on body size and a resolution to the paradox of stasis" is covered on the eco-evo blog.
August 15th, 2014 This entry is a plug for the excellent programs offered byNIMBioS. Last week Njal attended a NIMBioS tutorial on evolutionary quantitative genetics at the University of Tennessee. The workshop was amazing, both in terms of content and instruction. Njal strongly encourage all evolutionary ecologists to check out theNIMBioSwebsite, and the ongoing tutorials they offer.