John H. Christy

60 publications found


Brook O Swanson, Matthew N George, Stuart P Anderson and John H Christy. 2013. Evolutionary variation in the mechanics of fiddler crab claws. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13: 137 [Download]
Dennenmoser, Stefan; Christy, John H.. 2013. The design of a beautiful weapon: compensation for opposing sexual selection on a trait with two functions. Evolution, 67(4): 1181-1188. [Download]
Lombardo, Roberto C.; Christy, John H.; Cipriani, Roberto. 2013. The false limpet Siphonaria gigas, a simultaneous hermaphrodite, lives in pairs in rock fissures on the Pacific coast of Panama. Marine Biology, 160(3): 729-735. [Download]


Kasatani, Asami, Wada, Keiji, Yusa, Yoichi and Christy, John H. 2012. Courtship tactics by male Ilyoplax pusilla (Brachyura, Dotillidae). Journal of Ethology, 30(1): 69-74. [Download]
Kerr, K. A., Christy, J. H., Collin, R. and F. Guichard. 2012. Reducing error in reproductive timing caused by temperature variation: interspecific differences in behavioural adjustment by fiddler crabs. Mar. Ecol. Pro. Ser. 459:1-16 doi: 10.3354/meps09832 [Download]


Christy, J. H. 2011. Timing of hatching and release of larvae of brachyuran crabs: Patterns, adaptive significance and control. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51:62-72 doi:10.1093/icb/icr013 [Download]
Christy, J. H. and D. Rittschof. 2011. Deception in visual and chemical communication in Crustaceans, pp 313-333. In: M. Thiel and T Breithaupt (eds.), Chemical Communication in Crustacea, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany. [Download]
López-Duarte, P. C, Christy, J. H. and R. A. Tankersley. 2011. A behavioral mechanism for dispersal in fiddler crab larvae (genus Uca) varies with adult habitat, not phylogeny. Limnology and Oceanography 56:1879-1892 [Download]


Tae Won Kim, John H. Christy, Jade R. Rissanen, Pablo D. Ribeiro, Jae C. Choe. 2010. Effect of food addition on the reproductive intensity and timing of both sexes of an intertidal crab. Marine Ecology. Vol. 401: 183–194. [Download]


Kim, T. W., Christy J. H., Dennenmoser, S., Choe, J. 2009. The strength of a female mate preference increases with predation risk. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B. 276:775-780 [Download]
Robertson, D. R., J. H. Christy, R. Collin, R. G. Cooke, L. D’Croz, K. W. Kaufmann, S. Heckadon Moreno, J. L. Mate, A. O’Dea, and M. Torchin. 2009. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: Marine research, education, and conservation in Panama. Smithsonian Contributions to Marine Sciences. 38: 73-93. [Download]


Christy, J. H. 2007. Predation and the reproductive behavior of fiddler crabs (genus Uca), pp. 211-231, In: Evolution of Social Behavior of Crustaceans (M. Thiel and J. E. Duffy, eds.) Oxford University Press: Oxford. [Download]
Kim TW, John H. Christy, Choe JC. 2007. A Preference for a Sexual Signal Keeps Females Safe. PLoS ONE 2(5): e422 [Download]


Backwell. P.R.Y, Jennions, M. D., Wada, K, Murai, M and J. H. Christy. 2006. Synchronous waving in two species of fiddler crabs. Acta Ethologica 9:22-25 [Download]
Christy, J. H. and P. R. Y. Backwell. 2006. No preference for exaggerated courtship signals in a sensory trap. Animal Behaviour 71: 1239-1246. [Download]
Christy, J. H. and P. R. Y. Backwell. 2006. Signaling safety: fiddler crab courtship. Wings: Essays on Invertebrate Conservation. 29(2):13-17. [Download]
Ribeiro, P., J. H. Christy, J. R. Rissanen and T. W. Kim. 2006. A male courtship signal attracts both sender and receiver. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61:81-89 [Download]


Christy, J. H. 2004. How did the lizard get its horns? Science 305:1909. [Download]
Kim, T. W., J. H. Christy and J. C. Choe. 2004. Semidome building as sexual signaling in the fiddler crab Uca lactea (Brachyura: Ocypodidae) Journal of Crustacean Biology 24:673-679. [Download]


Christy, J. H. 2003. Reproductive timing and larval dispersal of intertidal crabs: the predator avoidance hypothesis. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 76:177-185. [Download]
Christy, J. H., J. Baum and P. R. Y. Backwell. 2003. Attractiveness of sand hoods built by courting male fiddler crabs Uca musica: test of a sensory trap hypothesis. Anim. Behav. 66:89-94. [Download]
Christy, J. H., P. R. Y. Backwell and U. Schober. 2003. Interspecific attractiveness of structures built by courting male fiddler crabs: experimental evidence of a sensory trap Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 53:84-91. [Download]
deRivera, C. E., P. R. Y. Backwell, J. H. Christy and S. L. Vehrencamp. 2003. Density affects female and male mate searching in the fiddler crab Uca beebei. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 53:72-83. [Download]
Jennions M.D., Backwell P.R.Y., Murai M., Christy J. H. 2003. How long should prey hide in response to a potential predator? Anim. Behav. 66: 251-257 [Download]


Christy, J. H., P. R. Y. Backwell, S. Goshima and T. Kreuter. 2002. Sexual selection for structure building by courting male fiddler crabs: an experimental study of behavioral mechanisms. Behav. Ecol. 13:366-374 [Download]


Christy, J. H., P. R. Y. Backwell and S. Goshima. 2001. The design and production of a sexual signal: hoods and hood building by male fiddler crabs Uca musica. Behaviour 138:1065-1083. [Download]
Koga, T., P.R.Y. Backwell, J. H. Christy, M. Murai and E. Kasuya. 2001. Male biased predation of a fiddler crab. Anim. Behav. 62:201-207. [Download]


Backwell, P. R. Y, J. H. Christy, S. R. Telford, M. D. Jennions and N. I. Passmore. 2000 Dishonest signaling by a fiddler crab. Proc. Royal Soc. B. 267:1-6. [Download]
Gray, H. and J. H. Christy. 2000. Predation by the grapsid crab, Armases angustum, on the tadpoles of the green poison dart frog Dendrobates auratus Crustaceana. 78:1023-1025. [Download]


Backwell, P. R. Y., M. Jennions, J. H. Christy and N. I. Passmore. 1999. Female choice in the synchronously waving fiddler crab Uca annulipes. Ethology 105:415- 421. [Download]


Backwell, P. R. Y., M. Jennions, N. I. Passmore and J. H. Christy. 1998. Synchronized courtship in fiddler crabs. Nature 391: 31-32. [Download]
Backwell, P. R. Y., P. O’Hara, and J. H. Christy. 1998. Shorebird foraging and estimating prey availability. Anim. Behav. 55:1659-1667. [Download]
Christy, J. H. and S. G. Morgan. 1998. Estuarine immigration by crab postlarvae: mechanisms, reliability and adaptive significance. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 174:51-65 [Download]
Christy, J. H., S. Goshima and T. J. Kreuter. 1998. Nemertean predation on the tropical fiddler crab Uca musica. Hydrobiologia 365:233-239. [Download]
Koga, T., P. R. Y. Backwell, M. D. Jennions, and J. H. Christy. 1998. Elevated predation risk changes mating behavior and courtship in a fiddler crab. Proc. Royal Soc. B. 265:1385-390. [Download]


Christy, J. H. 1997. Deception: the correct path to enlightenment? Trends Ecol. Evol. 12: 160. [Download]
Morgan, S. J. and J. H. Christy. 1997. Planktivorous fishes as selective agents for reproductive synchrony. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 209:89-101. [Download]


Levinton, J. S., C. Strumbauer and J. H. Christy. 1996. Molecular data and biogeography: resolution of a controversy over evolutionary history of a pan-tropical group of invertebrates. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 203:117-131. [Download]
Morgan, S. J. and J. H. Christy. 1996. Survival of marine larvae under the countervailing selective pressures of photodamage and predation. Liminol. Oceanogr. 41:498-504. [Download]
Strumbauer, C., J. S. Levinton and J. H. Christy. 1996. Molecular phylogeny of fiddler crabs: test of the hypothesis of increasing behavioral complexity in evolution. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 93:10855-10857. [Download]


Backwell, P. R. Y., M. D. Jennions, J. H. Christy and U. M. Schober. 1995. Pillar building in the fiddler crab Uca beebei: evidence for a condition-dependent ornament. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 36:185-192. [Download]
Christy, J. H. 1995. Mimicry, mate choice and the sensory trap hypothesis. Am. Nat. 146:171-181. [Download]
Christy, J. H. and P. R. Y. Backwell. 1995. The sensory exploitation hypothesis. Trends Ecol. Evol. 10:417. [Download]
Morgan, S. G. and J. H. Christy. 1995. Adaptive significance of the timing of larval release. Am. Nat. 145:457-479. [Download]


Christy, J. H. and U. M. Schober. 1994. A test for resource-defense mating in the fiddler crab Uca beebei. Anim. Behav. 48:795-802. [Download]
Morgan, S. G. and J. H. Christy. 1994. Plasticity, constraint and optimality in reproductive timing. Ecology 75(8):2185-2203 [Download]


Schober, U. M. and J. H. Christy. 1993. Sand disposal of the painted ghost crab Ocypode gaudichaudii (Decapoda: Ocypodidae): a possible role in courtship. Marine Biology 116:53-60. [Download]


Christy, J. H. and M. Salmon. 1991. Comparative studies of reproductive behavior in mantis shrimps and fiddler crabs. Amer. Zool. 31:329-337. [Download]


Christy, J. H. 1989. Rapid development of megalopae of the fiddler crab Uca pugilator reared over sediment: Implications for models of larval recruitment. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 57(3):259-265. [Download]


Christy, J. H. 1988. Pillar function in the fiddler crab Uca beebei (II): Competitive courtship signaling. Ethology 78:113-128. [Download]
Christy, J. H. 1988. Pillar function in the fiddler crab Uca beebei (I): Effects on male spacing and aggression. Ethology 78:53-71. [Download]


Christy, J. H. 1987. Competitive mating, mate choice and mating associations of brachyuran crabs. Bull. Mar. Sci. 41(2):177-191. [Download]
Christy, J. H. 1987. Female choice and the breeding behavior of the fiddler crab Uca beebei. J. Crust. Biol. 7(4)624-635. [Download]


Christy, J. H. 1986. Timing of larval release by intertidal crabs on an exposed shore. Bull. Mar. Sci. 39(2):176-191. [Download]


Christy, J. H. and M. Salmon. 1984. Ecology and evolution of mating systems of fiddler crabs (genus Uca). Biol. Rev. 59:483-509. [Download]


Christy, J. H. 1983. Female choice in the resource-defense mating system of the sand fiddler crab, Uca pugilator. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 12:169-180. [Download]


Christy, J. H. 1982. Adaptive significance of semilunar cycles of larval release in fiddler crabs (genus Uca): test of an hypothesis. Bio. Bull. 163:251-263. [Download]
Christy, J. H. 1982. Burrow structure and use in the sand fiddler crab, Uca pugilator (Bosc). Anim. Behav. 30:487-494. [Download]
Christy, J. H. and S. E. Stanczyk. 1982. Timing of larval production and flux of invertebrate larvae in a well-mixed estuary, pp. 489-503. In: V. E. Kennedy (ed.), Estuarine Comparisons, Academic Press, NY. [Download]


Christy, J. H. 1978. Adaptive significance of reproductive cycles in the fiddler crab Uca pugilator: a hypothesis. Science 199:453-455. [Download]