Kemp DJ, Batistic F, Reznick DN (2018) Predictable adaptive trajectories of sexual coloration in the wild: evidence from replicate experimental guppy populations. Evolution Accepted Articles.
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Lynch KE, Morandini JS, Dar-Nimrod I, Griffiths PE (2018) Causal Reasoning About Human Behavior Genetics: Synthesis and Future Directions Behaviour Genetics 1-14.
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Dalrymple RL, Flores-Moreno H, Kemp DJ, White TE, Laffan S, Hemmings FA, Hitchcock TD, Moles AT (2017) Abiotic and biotic predictors of macroecological patterns in bird and butterfly coloration. Ecological Monographs Early View.
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White TE, Rojas B, Mappes J, Rautaiala P, Kemp DJ (2017) Colour and luminance contrasts predict the human detection of natural stimuli in complex visual environments.
Biology Letters 20170375.
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White TE, Kemp DJ (2017) Colour polymorphic lures exploit innate preferences for colour and luminance cues in dipteran prey.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 17, 191.
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White TE (2017) Digest: Strengthening the link between sexual selection and colour polymorphism
Evolution 71, 1913-1914.
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Rutowski RL, Kemp DJ (2017) Female iridescent colour ornamentation in a butterfly that displays mutual ornamentation: is it a sexual signal?
Animal Behaviour 126:301-307.
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White TE (2017) Jewelled spiders manipulate colour lure geometry to deceive prey
Biology Letters 13:20170027.
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Lynch KE, Bourrat P (2017) Interpreting heritability causally.
Philosophy of Science 84:14-34.
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Lynch KE (2017) Heritability and causal reasoning
Biology & Philosophy 32:25-49.
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White TE, Dalrymple RL, Herberstein ME, Kemp DJ (2017) The perceptual similarity of orb-spider prey lures and flower colours
Evolutionary Ecology 31:1-20.
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Kemp DJ, Thomson FE, Edwards W, Iturbe-Ormaetxe I (2017) Incomplete offspring sex bias in Australian populations of the butterfly Eurema hecabe
Heredity 118:284-292.
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Lynch KE (2016) Gene-Environment Correlation
Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

Rankin KJ, McLean CA, Kemp DJ, Stuart-Fox D (2016) The genetic basis of discrete and quantitative colour variation in the polymorphic lizard, Ctenophorus decresii.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 16:179-185.
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White TE, Kemp DJ (2016) Colour polymorphism.
Current Biology 26:R517-518.
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Beaumont LJ, Duursma D, Kemp DJ, Wilson PD, Evans JP (2016) Potential impacts of a future persistent El Niño or La Niña on three subspecies of Australian butterflies.
Biotropica 49:110-116.
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Andrews SC, Kemp DJ (2016) Stress tolerance in a novel system: genetic and environmental sources of (co)variation for cold tolerance in the butterfly Eurema smilax.
Austral Entomology 41:529-537.
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White TE, Kemp DJ (2016) Colour polymorphic lures target different visual channels in prey.
Evolution 70:1398-1408.
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Gillings MA, Hilbert M, Kemp DJ (2016) Information in the biosphere: biological and digital worlds.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31:180-189.
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Giffney RA, Kemp DJ (2015) Maternal care behaviour and kin discrimination in the subsocial bug Tectocoris diophthalmus (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae).
Austral Entomology 55:170-176.

Dalrymple RL, Kemp DJ, Flores-Moreno H, Laffan SW, White TE, Hemmings FA, Tindall ML, Moles AT (2015) Birds, butterflies and flowers in the tropics are not more colourful than those at higher latitudes.
Global Ecology and Biogeography 24:1424-1432.

Clark DL, Macedonia JM, Rowe JW, Stuart MA, Kemp DJ, Ord TJ (2015) Evolution of displays in Galapagos lava lizards: comparative analyses of signallers and robot playbacks to receivers.
Animal Behaviour 106:51-57.

White TE, Dalrymple RL, Noble DWA, O’Hanlon JC, Zurek DB, Umbers KDL (2015) Reproducible research in the study of biological colouration.
Animal Behaviour 106:51-57.

Kemp DJ, Herberstein ME, Fleishman LJ, Endler JA, Bennett AT, Dyer AG, Hart NS, Marshall J, & Whiting, MJ (2015). An integrative framework for the appraisal of coloration in nature.
The American Naturalist 185:705-724.

White TE, Kemp DJ (2015) Technicolor deceit: a sensory basis for the study of colour-based lures.
Animal Behaviour 105:231-243.

Dalrymple RL, Hui FKC, Flores‐Moreno H, Kemp DJ, Moles AT (2015) Roses are red, violets are blue–so how much replication should you do? An assessment of variation in the colour of flowers and birds.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 114:69-81.

White TE, Zeil J, Kemp DJ (2015) Signal design and courtship presentation coincide for highly biased delivery of an iridescent butterfly mating signal.
Evolution 69:14-25.


Kemp DJ, Grether GF (2014) Integrating functional and evolutionary approaches to the study of color‐based animal signals.
Animal Signaling and Function: An Integrative Approach 111-140.

Gawryszewski FW, Birch D, Kemp DJ, Herberstein ME (2014) Dissecting the variation of a visual trait: the proximate basis of UV‐Visible reflectance in crab spiders (Thomisidae).
Functional Ecology 29:44-54.

Barry KL, White TE, Rathnayake DA, Fabricant SE, Herberstein ME (2014) Sexual signals for the colour-blind: cryptic female mantids signal quality through brightness.
Functional Ecology 29:531-539.

Wignall AE, Kemp DJ, Herberstein ME (2014) Extreme short-term repeatability of male courtship performance in a tropical orb-web spider.
Behavioural Ecology 25:1083-1088.

Lynch KE, Kemp DJ (2014). Nature-via-nurture and unravelling causality in evolutionary genetics.
Trends in Ecology & Evolution 29:2-4.

Davis JMP, van Heerwaarden B, Sgro CM, Donald JA, Kemp DJ (2014) Low genetic variation in cold tolerance linked to species distributions in butterflies.
Evolutionary Ecology 28:495-504.

Giffney RA, Kemp DJ (2014) Does it pay to care? Exploring the costs and benefits of parental care in the hibiscus harlequin bug Tectocoris diophthalmus (Heteroptera: Scutelleridae).
Ethology 120:1-9.

Kemp DJ, White TE (2014) Exploring the perceptual canvas of signal evolution: commentary on Kelley & Kelley 2014.
Behavioral Ecology 25:467-468.


Kemp DJ, Jones D, Macedonia JM, Krockenberger AK (2013) Female mating preferences and male signal variation in iridescent Hypolimnas butterflies.
Animal Behaviour 87:221-229.

Favis JMP, van Heerwaarden B, Sgro CM, Donald JA, Kemp DJ (2013) Low genetic variation in cold tolerance linked to species distributions in butterflies.
Evolutionary Ecology 28:495.

Fabricant SA, Kemp DJ, Krajicek J, Bosakova Z, Herberstein ME (2013) Mechanisms of colour production in a highly variable shield-back stinkbug Tectocoris diopthalmus (Heteroptera: Scutelleridae), and why it matters.
PLoS One 8:5 e64082.

Kemp DJ, Holmes C, Congdon BC, Edwards W (2013) Colour polymorphism in spiny spiders (Gasteracantha fornicata): testing the adaptive significance of a geographically clinal sensory trap.
Ethology 119:1126-1137.

Macedonia JM, Clark D, Riley R, Kemp DJ (2013) Species recognition of color and motion signals in Anolis grahami: evidence from responses to lizard robots.
Behavioral Ecology 24:846-852.


Herberstein ME, Kemp DJ (2012) A clearer view from fuzzy images.
Science 335:409-410.

Kemp DJ (2012) Costly copulation in the wild: mating increases the risk of parasitoid-mediated death in swarming locusts.
Behavioural Ecology 23:191-194.

Kemp DJ, Herberstein ME, Grether GF (2012) Unravelling the true complexity of costly colour signaling.
Behavioural Ecology 23:233-236.

White TE, Macedonia J, Birch D, Dawes J, Kemp DJ (2012) The nano-anatomical basis of sexual dimorphism in iridescent butterfly colouration.
Australian Journal of Zoology 60:101-107.


Merry J, Kemp DJ, Rutowski RL (2011) Variation in compound eye structure: effects of diet and family.
Evolution 65:2098-2110.

Kemp DJ, Beattie AJ (2011) Book Review, Orr & Kitching “Butterflies of Australia”.
Austral Ecology 36: 332-e33.


Kemp DJ, Reznick DN, Grether GF, Endler JA (2009) Predicting the direction of ornament evolution in Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata).
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 276:4335-4343.

Giffney RA, Russell T, Kohen JL (2009) Age of road-killed common brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) and common ringtail possums (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) in an urban environment.
Australian Mammalogy 31:137-142.

Macedonia JM, Lappin AK, Loew ER, Mcguire JA, Hamilton PS, Plasman M, Brandt Y, Lemos-Espinal JA, Kemp DJ (2009) Conspicuousness of Dickerson’s Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus dickersonae) Through the Eyes of Conspecifics and Predators.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 97:749-765.


Kemp DJ (2008) Resource-mediated condition dependence in sexually dichromatic butterfly wing colouration.
Evolution 62:2346-2358.

Kemp DJ (2008) Female mating biases for bright ultraviolet iridescence in the butterfly Eurema hecabe (Pieridae).
Behavioral Ecology 19:1-9.

Kemp DJ, Macedonia JM, Ball TS, Rutowski RL (2008) Potential direct fitness consequences of ornament-based mate choice in a butterfly.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62:1017-1026.

Kemp DJ, Alcock J (2008) Aerial contests, sexual selection and flight morphology in solitary pompilid wasps.
Ethology 114:195-202.

Kemp DJ, Reznick DN, Grether GF (2008) Ornamental evolution in Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata): insights from sensory processing-based analyses of entire color patterns.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 95:734-747.

Friberg M, Vongvanich N, Borg-Karlsson A, Kemp DJ, Wiklund C (2008) Female choice determines reproductive isolation between sympatric butterflies.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62:873-886.


Kemp DJ, Rutowski RL (2007) Condition-dependence, quantitative genetics and the potential signal content of iridescent ultraviolet butterfly coloration.
Evolution 61:168-183.

Kemp DJ (2007) Female butterflies prefer males bearing bright iridescent ornamentation.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 274:1043-1047.

Kemp DJ, Macedonia JM (2007) Male mating bias and its potential reproductive consequence in the butterfly Colias eurytheme.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61:415-422.

Papke RS, Kemp DJ, Rutowski RL (2007) Multimodal signaling: structural ultraviolet reflectance predicts male mating success better than pheromones in the butterfly Colias eurytheme (Pieridae).
Animal Behaviour 73:47-54.

Bergman M, Gotthard K, Berger D, Olofsson M, Kemp DJ, Wiklund C (2007) Mating success of resident versus non-resident males in a territorial butterfly.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 274:1659-1665.

Rutowski RL, Macedonia JM, Merry JW, Morehouse N, Yturralde K, Taylor-Taft L, Gaalema D, Kemp DJ, Papke RS (2007) Iridescent ultraviolet signalling in the orange sulphur butterfly (Colias eurytheme): spatial, temporal and spectral properties.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 90:349-364.

Bertram S, Kemp DJ, Johnson JS, Orozco SX, Gorelick R (2007) Heritability of acoustic signalling time in the Texas field cricket (Gryllus texensis).
Evolutionary Ecology Research 9:975-986.

Rutowski RL, Macedonia JM, Kemp DJ, Taylor-Taft, L (2007) Diversity in structural ultraviolet coloration among female sulphur butterflies (Coliadinae, Pieridae).
Arthropod Structure and Development 36:280-290.


Kemp DJ, Vukusic P, Rutowski RL (2006) Stress-mediated covariance between nano-structural architecture and ultraviolet butterfly iridescence.
Functional Ecology 20:282-289.

Kemp DJ, Alcock J, Allen GR (2006) Sequential size assessment and multi-component decision rules mediate aerial wasp contests.
Animal Behaviour 71:279-287.

Kemp DJ, Wiklund C, Van Dyck H (2006) Contest behaviour in the speckled wood butterfly: seasonal phenotypic plasticity and the functional significance of flight performance.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 59:403-411.

Kemp DJ (2006) Ageing, reproductive value and the evolution of lifetime fighting behaviour.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 88:565-578.

Kemp DJ, Wiklund C, Gotthard K (2006) Life history effects upon contest behaviour: age as a predictor of territorial contest dynamics in two populations of the speckled wood butterfly Pararge aegeria.
Ethology 112:471-477.

Kemp DJ (2006) Heightened phenotypic variation and age-based fading of ultraviolet butterfly wing coloration.
Evolutionary Ecology Research 8:515-527.

Kemp DJ, Macedonia JM (2006) Structural ultraviolet ornamentation in the butterfly Hypolimnas bolina (Nymphalidae): visual, morphological and ecological properties.
Australian Journal of Zoology 54:235-244.

Kemp DJ (2006) Ultraviolet ornamentation and male mating success in a high-density assemblage of the butterfly Colias eurytheme.
Journal of Insect Behavior 19:669-684.

Lappin AK, Brandt Y, Husak GF, Macedonia JM, Kemp DJ (2006) Gaping displays reveal and amplify a mechanically-based index of weapon performance.
The American Naturalist 168:100-113.

Alcock J, Kemp DJ (2006) The hilltopping mating system of Leschenaultia adusta (Loew) (Diptera: Tachinidae).
Journal of Insect Behavior 19:645-656.

Alcock J, Kemp DJ (2006) The behavioural significance of variation in male body size in the tarantula hawk wasp Hemipepsis ustulata (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae).
Ethology 112:691-698.


Kemp DJ, Rutowski RL, Mendoza M (2005) Color pattern evolution in butterflies: a phylogenetic analysis of structural ultraviolet and melanic markings in North American sulphurs.
Evolutionary Ecology Research 7:133–141.

Kemp DJ (2005) Contrasting lifetime patterns of territorial success in the nymphalid butterflies Hypolimnas bolina and Melanitis leda: a question of flight physiology?
Australian Journal of Zoology 53:361-367.

Alcock J, Kemp DJ (2005) The scramble competition mating system of the sphecid wasp, Palmodes praestans (Kohl).
Journal of Natural History 39:2809–2814.

Merry JW, Kemp DJ, Bertram SM, Rutowski RL (2005) Butterfly growth and development: The role of phosphorus.
Integrative and Comparative Biology 45:1167-1167.


Kemp DJ, Wiklund C (2004) Residency effects in animal contests.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 271:1707–1711.

Kemp DJ, Krockenberger AK (2004) Behavioural thermoregulation in butterflies: the interacting effects of body size and basking posture in Hypolimnas bolina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).
Australian Journal of Zoology 52:229–236.

Kemp DJ, Rutowski RL (2004) A survival cost to mating in the polyandrous butterfly Colias eurytheme.
Oikos 105:65-70.

Alcock J, Kemp DJ (2004) Long term consistency in the mating system of the landmark defending fly Cuterebra austeni (Diptera: Cuterebridae).
Journal of Insect Behavior 17:273–280.

Merry JW, Kemp DJ, Scow AM, Rutowski RL (2004) The effects of family and larval hostplant quality on vision in the orange sulphur butterfly, Colias eurytheme.
Integrative and Comparative Biology 44: 603-603.


Kemp DJ, Alcock J (2003) Lifetime resource utilization, flight physiology and the evolution of contest competition in territorial insects.
The American Naturalist 162:290-301.

Kemp DJ (2003) Twilight fighting in the evening brown butterfly, Melanitis leda (Nymphalidae): residency and age effects.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 54:7-13.


Kemp DJ (2002) Sexual selection constrained by life history in a butterfly.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 269:1341–1345.

Kemp DJ (2002) Butterfly contests and flight physiology: why do older males fight harder?
Behavioral Ecology 13:456–461.

Kemp DJ (2002) Shedding new light on nature’s brightest signals.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 17:298–300.

Kemp DJ, Krockenberger AK (2002) A novel method of behavioural thermoregulation in butterflies.
Journal of Evolutionary Biology 15:922–929.

Kemp DJ (2002) Visual mate searching behaviour in the evening brown butterfly, Melanitis leda (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).
Australian Journal of Entomology 41:300–305.


Kemp DJ, Wiklund C (2001) Fighting without weaponry: a review of male-male contest competition in butterflies.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 49:429–442.

Brooks R, Kemp DJ (2001) Can old males deliver the good genes?
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16:308–313.

Kemp DJ (2001) The ecology of female receptivity in the territorial butterfly Hypolimnas bolina: implications for mate location by males.
Australian Journal of Zoology 49:203–211.

Kemp DJ, Rutowski RL (2001) Spatial and temporal patterns of territorial mate locating behaviour in Hypolimnas bolina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).
Journal of Natural History 35:1399–1411.

Hardy ICW, Kemp DJ (2001) Skink skirmishes: why do owners win?
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16:174-174.

Kemp DJ (2001) Reproductive seasonality in the tropical butterfly Hypolimnas bolina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in northern Australia.
Journal of Tropical Ecology 17:1–12.

Kemp DJ (2001) Age-related site fidelity in a territorial butterfly, Hypolimnas bolina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).
Australian Journal of Entomology 40:65–68.

Kemp DJ, Jones RE (2001) Phenotypic plasticity in field populations of the tropical butterfly Hypolimnas bolina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 72:33–45.

Kemp DJ (2001) Investigating the consistency of behavioral plasticity in the territorial butterfly Hypolimnas bolina.
Journal of Insect Behavior 14:129–147.


Kemp DJ (2000) Contest behaviour in territorial male butterflies: Does size matter?
Behavioral Ecology 11:591–596.

Kemp DJ (2000) Butterfly contests: neither paradoxical nor contradictory?
Animal Behaviour 60:F44-F46.

Kemp DJ (2000) The basis of life history plasticity in Hypolimnas bolina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).
Australian Journal of Zoology 48:67–78.


Kemp DJ, Zalucki MP (1999) Method of handling affects post-marking encounter probabilities in Hypolimnas bolina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).
Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 53:138–141.

Kemp DJ (1998) Oviposition behaviour of post-diapause Hypolimnas bolina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in tropical Australia.
Australian Journal of Zoology 46:451–459.

Invited Book Chapters

Kemp DJ, Rutowski RL (2011) The Role of Coloration in Mate Choice and Sexual Interations in Butterflies. In: Advances in the Study of Behaviour. Vol. 41. Elsevier Press.

Kemp DJ (In Press) Contest behaviour in butterflies. In: Hardy ICW, Briffa M (Eds). Animal Contests. Cambridge University Press.

Kemp DJ, Grenther GF (In Press) In: Irschick DJ, Briffa M, Podos N (Eds). Animal Signalling: Functional and Evolutionary Perspectives. John Wiley and Sons.

Kemp DJ (2007) Pretty boys and picky girls: The evolution of butterfly brightness. Australasian Science Nov/Dec 2007: 28-30.

Kemp DJ (2003) Brilliance on the wing. Nature Australia 27:52–61.

Rutowski RL and Kemp DJ (2002) Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch…a Butterfly? American Butterflies 10(3):30–36.

Kemp DJ (2000) Sex Butterfly Style. Nature Australia 26:38–45