Publications
Javier A. Rodríguez-Robles
(Researcher ID number: A-6806-2009)


1. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., J. D. Ackerman, and E. J. Meléndez. 1990. Host distribution and hurricane damage to an orchid population at Toro Negro Forest Reserve, Puerto Rico. Caribbean Journal of Science 26(3-4):163-164. PDF

2. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., and R. Thomas. 1992. Venom function in the Puerto Rican Racer, Alsophis portoricensis (Serpentes: Colubridae). Copeia 1992(1):62-68. PDF

3. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A. 1992. Notes on the feeding behavior of the Puerto Rican Racer, Alsophis portoricensis (Serpentes: Colubridae). Journal of Herpetology 26(1):100-102. PDF

4. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., E. J. Meléndez, and J. D. Ackerman. 1992. Effects of display size, flowering phenology, and nectar availability on effective visitation frequency in Comparettia falcata (Orchidaceae). American Journal of Botany 79(9):1009-1017. PDF

5. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., and M. Leal. 1993. Effects of prey type on the feeding behavior of Alsophis portoricensis (Serpentes: Colubridae). Journal of Herpetology 27(2):163-168. PDF

6. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., and M. Leal. 1993. Natural History Notes: Alsophis portoricensis (Puerto Rican Racer). Diet. Herpetological Review 24(4):150-151.

7. Ackerman, J. D., J. A. Rodríguez-Robles, and E. J. Meléndez. 1994. A meager nectar offering by an epiphytic orchid is better than nothing. Biotropica 26(1):44-49. PDF

8. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A. 1994. Are the Duvernoy's gland secretions of colubrid snakes venoms? Journal of Herpetology 28(3):388-390. PDF

9. Leal, M., and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles. 1995. Antipredator responses of Anolis cristatellus (Sauria: Polychrotidae). Copeia 1995(1):155-161. PDF

10. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., and H. W. Greene. 1996. Ecological patterns in Greater Antillean macrostomatan snake assemblages, with comments on body-size evolution in Epicrates (Boidae), pp. 339-357. In Contributions to West Indian Herpetology: A Tribute to Albert Schwartz (R. Powell and R. W. Henderson, eds.). Contributions to Herpetology, Volume 12. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York. [Abstract]

11. Leal, M., and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles. 1997. Antipredator responses of the Puerto Rican Giant Anole, Anolis cuvieri (Squamata: Polychrotidae). Biotropica 29(3):372-375. PDF

12. Leal, M., and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles. 1997. Signalling displays during predator-prey interactions in a Puerto Rican anole, Anolis cristatellus. Animal Behaviour 54(5):1147-1154. PDF

13. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A. 1998. Alternative perspectives on the diet of Gopher Snakes (Pituophis catenifer, Colubridae): literature records versus stomach contents of wild and museum specimens. Copeia 1998(2):463-466. PDF

14. Leal, M., J. A. Rodríguez-Robles, and J. B. Losos. 1998. An experimental study of interspecific interactions between two Puerto Rican Anolis lizards. Oecologia 117(1-2):273-278. PDF

15. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., D. G. Mulcahy, and H. W. Greene. 1999. Feeding ecology of the Desert Nightsnake, Hypsiglena torquata (Colubridae). Copeia 1999(1):93-100. PDF

16. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., C. J. Bell, and H. W. Greene. 1999. Food habits of the Glossy Snake, Arizona elegans, with comparisons to the diet of sympatric Long-nosed Snakes, Rhinocheilus lecontei. Journal of Herpetology 33(1):87-92. PDF

17. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., C. J. Bell, and H. W. Greene. 1999. Gape size and evolution of diet in snakes: feeding ecology of erycine boas. Journal of Zoology 248(1):49-58. PDF

18. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., and H. W. Greene. 1999. Food habits of the Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei), a "specialist" predator? Journal of Zoology 248(4):489-499. PDF

19. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., D. F. DeNardo, and R. E. Staub. 1999. Phylogeography of the California Mountain Kingsnake, Lampropeltis zonata (Colubridae). Molecular Ecology 8(11):1923-1934. PDF

20. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., and J. M. De Jesús-Escobar. 1999. Molecular systematics of New World lampropeltinine snakes (Colubridae): implications for biogeography and evolution of food habits. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 68(3):355-385. PDF

21. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., and J. M. De Jesús-Escobar. 2000. Molecular systematics of New World Gopher, Bull, and Pinesnakes (Pituophis: Colubridae), a transcontinental species complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 14(1):35-50. PDF

22. Meléndez-Ackerman, E. J., J. D. Ackerman, and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles. 2000. Reproduction in an orchid can be resource-limited over its lifetime. Biotropica 32(2):282-290. PDF

23. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., G. R. Stewart, and T. J. Papenfuss. 2001. Mitochondrial DNA-based phylogeography of North American Rubber Boas, Charina bottae (Serpentes: Boidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 18(2):227-237. PDF

24. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A. 2002. Feeding ecology of North American Gopher Snakes (Pituophis catenifer, Colubridae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 77(2):165-183. PDF

25. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., D. A. Good, and D. B. Wake. 2003. Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles. University of California Publications in Zoology 131:1-119 + xvi. PDF

26. Greene, H. W., and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles. 2003. Feeding ecology of the California Mountain Kingsnake, Lampropeltis zonata (Colubridae). Copeia 2003(2):308-314. PDF

27. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A. 2003. Home ranges of Gopher Snakes (Pituophis catenifer, Colubridae) in central California. Copeia 2003(2):391-396. PDF

28. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A. 2003. Neotropical Sunbeam Snakes (Loxocemidae), pp. 405-407. In Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, 2nd. edition, Volume 7, Reptiles (M. Hutchins, J. B. Murphy, and N. Schlager, eds.). Gale Group, Farmington Hills, Michigan.

29. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., and P. Galina-Tessaro. 2005. Natural History Notes: Masticophis flagellum fuliginosus (Baja California Coachwhip). Diet. Herpetological Review 36(2):195. PDF

30. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., M. Leal, and J. B. Losos. 2005. Habitat selection by the Puerto Rican Yellow-chinned Anole, Anolis gundlachi. Canadian Journal of Zoology 83(7):983-988. PDF

31. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., and H. W. Greene. 2005. Genes, rats, and sinking boats: a biographical perspective on James L. Patton, pp. 5-56. In Mammalian Diversification: From Chromosomes to Biogeography (A Celebration of the Career of James L. Patton) (E. A. Lacey and P. Myers, eds.). University of California Publications in Zoology 133:1-383 + viii. PDF

32. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A. 2005. La Culebra Común (Alsophis portoricensis). Compendio de Especie, pp. 169-180. In Biodiversidad de Puerto Rico: Vertebrados Terrestres y Ecosistemas. Serie de Historia Natural (R. L. Joglar, ed.). Editorial del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico. [In Spanish.]

33. de Queiroz, A., and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles. 2006. Historical contingency and animal diets: the origins of egg-eating in snakes. The American Naturalist 167(5):682-692. PDF [Appendix A] [Appendix B]

34. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., and P. Galina-Tessaro. 2006. Natural History Notes: Thamnophis hammondii (Two-striped Gartersnake). Diet. Herpetological Review 37(3):355. PDF

35. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., and P. Galina-Tessaro. 2006. Natural History Notes: Thamnophis validus celaeno (Cape Gartersnake, Mexican Pacific Lowlands Gartersnake). Diet. Herpetological Review 37(3):355. PDF

36. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., T. Jezkova, and M. A. García. 2007. Evolutionary relationships and historical biogeography of Anolis desechensis and A. monensis, two lizards endemic to small islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Journal of Biogeography 34(9):1546-1558. PDF

37. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., T. Jezkova, and M. Leal. 2008. Genetic structuring in the threatened "Lagartijo del Bosque Seco" (Anolis cooki) from Puerto Rico. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46(2):503-514. PDF

38. Glaudas, X., T. Jezkova, and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles. 2008. Feeding ecology of the Great Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus lutosus, Viperidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 86(7):723-734. PDF

39. Jezkova, T., M. Leal, and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles. 2009. Living together but remaining apart: comparative phylogeography of Anolis poncensis and A. cooki, two lizards endemic to the aridlands of Puerto Rico. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96(3):617-634. PDF

40. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A. 2010. Lessons from lizards. [Review of] Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles, by J. B. Losos. University of California Press, Berkeley, 507 pp. (2009). ReVista, Harvard Review of Latin America 9(2):71-72. PDF

41. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A., T. Jezkova, and M. Leal. 2010. Climatic stability and genetic divergence in the tropical insular lizard Anolis krugi, the Puerto Rican "Lagartijo Jardinero de la Montaña." Molecular Ecology 19(9):1860-1876. PDF [Supplementary Material - Table S1] [Supplementary Material - Table S2, Figures S1-S2]

42. Rodríguez-Robles, J. A. 2010. [Review of] Natural History of West Indian Reptiles and Amphibians, by R. W. Henderson and R. Powell. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 495 pp. (2009). The Quarterly Review of Biology 85(3):376. PDF

43. Glaudas, X., and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles. 2011. Vagabond males and sedentary females: spatial ecology and mating system of the Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 103(3):681-695. PDF

44. Glaudas, X., and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles. 2011. A two-level problem: habitat selection in relation to prey abundance in an ambush predator, the Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii). Behaviour 148(14):1491-1524. [Cover story] PDF

45. Webber, M. M., X. Glaudas, and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles. 2012. Do Sidewinder Rattlesnakes (Crotalus cerastes, Viperidae) cease feeding during the breeding season? Copeia 2012(1):100-105. PDF

46. Barker, B. S., J. A. Rodríguez-Robles, V. S. Aran, A. Montoya, R. B. Waide, and J. A. Cook. 2012. Sea-level, topography and island diversity: phylogeography of the Puerto Rican Red-eyed Coquí, Eleutherodactylus antillensis. Molecular Ecology 21(24):6033-6052. PDF [Supplementary Material - Table S1] [Supplementary Material - Table S2, Figures S1-S5]

47. Jezkova, T., M. Leal, and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles. 2013. Genetic drift or natural selection? Hybridization and asymmetric mitochondrial introgression in two Caribbean lizards (Anolis pulchellus and Anolis krugi). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26(7):1458-1471. PDF [Supplementary Material - Table S1] [Supplementary Material - Figures S1-S3]

48. Webber, M. M., and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles. 2013. Reproductive tradeoff limits the predatory efficiency of female Arizona Bark Scorpions (Centruroides sculpturatus). BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:197. PDF

49. Myers, E. A., J. A. Rodríguez-Robles, D. F. DeNardo, R. E. Staub, A. Stropoli, S. Ruane, and F. T. Burbrink. 2013. Multilocus phylogeographic assessment of the California Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata) suggests alternative patterns of diversification for the California Floristic Province. Molecular Ecology 22(21):5418-5429. PDF [Supplementary Material - Table S1] [Supplementary Material - Table S2]

Webber, M. M., A. G. Gibbs, and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles. Hot and not-so-hot females: reproductive tradeoffs associated with thermoregulation in female Arizona Bark Scorpions (Centruroides sculpturatus). Submitted for publication.

Webber, M. M., D. B. Thompson, and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles. Tradeoffs in weapon and ornament allometry in Arizona Bark Scorpions (Centruroides sculpturatus). Submitted for publication.

Barker, B. S., J. A. Rodríguez-Robles, and J. A. Cook. Habitat stability as a driver of tropical insular diversity: comparative phylogeography of Eleutherodactylus antillensis and E. portoricensis, two ecologically distinctive Puerto Rican frogs. In preparation.

Webber, M. M., T. Jezkova, and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles. Feeding ecology of the Sidewinder Rattlesnake, Crotalus cerastes (Viperidae). In preparation.

Oláh-Hemmings, V., T. Jezkova, and J. A. Rodríguez-Robles. Genetic diversity and divergence in two forest anoles from Puerto Rico, Anolis evermanni and A. gundlachi. In preparation.


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