Publications

Books:


Anthony N., Byrnes D., Foufopoulos, J., and M. Putnam. 2008. Biological Survey of New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea. Falcon Art Media, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 216 pp.










E. Valakos, Pafilis P., Sotiropoulos K., Lymberakis P., Maragou P., & J. Foufopoulos. 2008. The Amphibians and Reptiles of GreeceEdition Chimaira, Frankfurt, Germany, 480pp.


















J. Foufopoulos (and 7 other authors) Biodiversity on Paths of Culture in the Lesser Cyclades. 2016. Mediterraneo Editions, Athens, Greece,128pp.












In the News:
  1.  A Venemous Tale: How Lizards Can Shed Their Tail When Predators Attack
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  2. Ice-Age Reptile Extinctions Provide a Glimpse of Likely Responses to Human-Caused Climate Change
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  3.  Crazy for Critters: A Day in the Life of an RMBL scientist
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  4. Demokratia News
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  5. Nea Parou (in Greek)
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  6. Investigating Mediterranean Ecosystems: A Student Research Project on the Cycladic Islands of the Aegean Sea
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  7. Nea Parou (in Greek)
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  8. Professor Johannes Foufopoulos (UM, School of Natural Resources) and Dr. Despina Margomenou (Modern Greek Program) Awarded International Institute's Experiential Learning Funding
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  9. Study of zoonotic diseases in Africa (Stewards Magazine)
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  10. Article on Naxos research
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  11. Article on lab research that shed light on the evolution of island fearlessness (or tameness) in endemic island wildlife. 
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Publications:

  1. Pafilis, P., Sagonas, K., Kapsalas, G., Foufopoulos, J., Valakos, E.D. 2017. Sex does not affect tail autotomy in lacertid lizards. Acta Herpetologica 12(1): 19-27, 2017 DOI: 10.13128/Acta_Herpetol-20245

  2. Foufopoulos J. 2017. Papyrus - The Plant that Changed the World. Book Review in: Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists.  54(1): 0-000. (In press).

  3. Santonastaso* T., Lighten J., van Oosterhout C., Jones K.L., Foufopoulos J., and Anthony, N. M. 2017. The effects of historical fragmentation on major histocompatibility complex class II β and microsatellite variation in the Aegean island reptile, Podarcis erhardii. Ecology and Evolution.1–14. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3022

  4. Foufopoulos, J., Roca, V., White*, K.A., Pafilis, P., and E. D. Valakos. 2017 Effects of island characteristics on parasitism in a Mediterranean lizard (Podarcis erhardii): A role for population size and island history? Northwestern Journal of Zoology; e161508.

  5. Belasen*, A., Brock*, K., Li*, B., Chremou, D., Valakos, E., Pafilis, P., Sinervo, B., and J. Foufopoulos. 2017.  Fine with heat, problems with water: microclimate alters water loss in a thermally adapted insular lizard. Oikos 126: 447-457 doi: 10.1111/oik.03712.

  6. Hedman*H.D., Kapsalas G., Karameta E., Psonis, N., Poulakakis, N., Foufopoulos, J., and P. Pafilis. 2016. First record of Podarcis peloponnesiacus (BIBRON & BORY, 1833) from outside the Peloponnese. Herpetozoa 29 (3/4) 190-193.

  7. Kapsalas, G., Gavriilidi, I., Adamopoulou, C., Foufopoulos, J., and P. Pafilis. 2016. Effective thermoregulation in a newly established population of Podarcis siculus in Greece: a possible advantage for a successful invader. Acta Herpetologica 11(2): 111-118. DOI: 10.13128/Acta_Herpetol18075 PDF

  8. Itescu, Y.,  Jamison, S., Slavenko, A., Tamar, K., Roussos, S. A., Foufopoulos, J., Meiri, S., and P. Pafilis. 2016. The herpetofauna of Folegandros Island (Cyclades, Greece). Herpetozooa, 29 (3/4) 000-000.

  9. Donihue*, C.M., Brock*, K.M., Foufopoulos, J., and A. Herrel. 2016. Feed or fight: testing the impact of food availability and intraspecific aggression on the functional ecology of an island lizard. Functional Ecology 30: 566–575.   DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.1255
  10. OConnor, D., Butt, B.,  and J. Foufopoulos. 2015. Mapping the ecological footprint of large livestock overlapping with wildlife in Kenyan pastoralist landscapes. African Journal of Ecology1: 115-117  DOI: 10.1111/aje.12241 . PDF
  11. Laubach, Z.M., Perng, W., Lombardo, M., Murdock, C., and J. Foufopoulos. 2015. Determinants of parental care in Mountain White-crowned Sparrows (Zonotrichia leucophrys oriantha). Auk. 132: 893-902.   DOI: 10.1642/AUK-15-9.1
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  13. Donihue, C.M., Brock, K.M., Foufopoulos, J., and A. Herrel. 2015. Feed or fight: testing the impact of food availability and intraspecific aggression on the functional ecology of an island lizard. Functional Ecology.   DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12550
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  14. Slavenko, A., Itescu, Y., Foufopoulos, J., Pafilis, P., and Meiri, S.  2015. Clutch size variability in an ostensibly fix-clutched lizard: effects of insularity on a Mediterranean gecko. Evolutionary Biology, 42 (2):129-136.   DOI 10.1007/s11692-015-9304-0
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  15. OConnor, D., Butt, B., and J. Foufopoulos. 2015. Foraging ecologies of giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) and camels (Camelus dromedarius) in northern Kenya: Effects of habitat structure and possibilities for competition? African Journal of Ecology,  53 (2): 183–193. DOI: 10.1111/aje.12204
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  16. Brock, K., Bednekoff, P., Pafilis, P., and J. Foufopoulos. 2015. Evolution of antipredator defenses in the island lizard species Podarcis erhardii (Reptilia: Lacertidae). The sum of all fears?  Evolution,  69 (1): 216-231.  DOI:10.1111/evo.12555.
  17. Deem, V., and H. Hedman. 2014. Potential cannibalism and intraspecific tail autotomization in the Aegean wall lizard, Podarcis erhardii. HYLA - Herpetološki bilten 2014(1):33–34. 
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  18. Massey, A., King, A., and Foufopoulos, J. 2014. Fencing protected areas: a long-term assessment of the effects of reserve establishment and fencing on African mammalian diversity. Biological Conservation 176: 162–171.
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  19. Brock, K., Belasen, A., and J. Foufopoulos. 2014. Aegean wall lizard (Podarcis erhardii): Caudal bifurcation. Herpetological Review, 45 (2): 332.
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  20. DePuy, W., Benka, V., Massey, A., Deem, S., Kinnaird, M., O’Brien, T., Wanyoike, S., Njoka, J., Butt, A., Butt, B.,Foufopoulos, J., Eisenberg, J., and R. Hardin. 2014. Q Fever risk across a dynamic heterogeneous landscape in central Kenya. EcoHealth March 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-014-0924-0
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  22. Meiri, S., Kadison, A., Novosolov, M., Pafilis, P., Foufopoulos, J., Itescu, Y., Raia, P., and D. Pincheira-Donoso. 2014. The number of competitor species is unlinked to sexual dimorphism. Journal of Animal Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12248
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  23. Brock, K. M., Donihue, C. M., Pafilis, P. 2014. New records of frugivory and ovophagy in Podarcis (Lacertidae) lizards from East Mediterranean Islands. North-western Journal of Zoology, 10(1): 223-225. 
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  24. Li, B., Bednekoff, P., Belasen, A., Pafilis, P. and J. Foufopoulos. 2014. Effects of feral cats on the evolution of antipredator behaviors in island reptiles: insights from an ancient introduction. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 281(1788), 20140339. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2014.0339
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  25. Dietz, M.S., C.C. Murdock, L.M. Romero, A. Ozgul, and J. Foufopoulos. 2013 Distance to a road is associated with reproductive success and physiological stress response in a migratory landbird. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125(1) 50-61 
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  26. Donihue, C.M., L.M. Porenksy, J. Foufopoulos, C. Riginos, and R.M. Pringle. 2013 Glade cascades: indirect legacy effects of pastoralism enhance the abundance and spatial structuring of arboreal fauna. Ecology 94(4) 827-837 
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  27.  Laubach, Z.M., D.T. Blumstein, L.M. Romero, G. Sampson, and J. Foufopoulos. 2013 Are white-crowned sparrow badges reliable signals? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67 481-492 
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  29. Mayer, G.C., J.A. Coyne, J.B. Losos, J. Foufopoulos, N. Shubin, D.J. Futuyma, B.C. Campbell, and S.V. Edwards. 2013 The other revolution in the life sciences. Science 339 1148-1149 
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  31. Murdock, C.C., J. Foufopoulos, and C.P. Simon. 2013 A transmission model for the ecology of an avian blood parasite in a temperate ecosystem. PloS ONE 8(9) 1-14 
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  33. Foufopoulos, J., M. Kilpatrick, and A.R. Ives. 2011 Holocene climate change and elevated extinction rates of northern reptile species from Mediterranean islands. American Naturalist 1 119-129 
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  35. Fuxjager, M.J., J. Foufopoulos, R. Diaz-Uriarte, and C.A. Marler 2011 Functionally opposing effects of testosterone on two different types of parasite: implications for the immunucompetence handicap hypothesis. Functional Ecology 25 132-138 
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  36. Pafilis, P., J. Foufopoulos, K. Sagonas, A. Runemark, E. Svensson, and E.D. Valakos. 2011 Reproductive biology of insular reptiles: marine subsidies modulate expression of the "Island Syndrome." Copeia 4 545-552 
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  37. Munoz, N.E., D.T. Blumstein, and J. Foufopoulos. 2010. Immune system activation affects song and territorial defense. Behavioral Ecology, 21: 788-793 
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  38. Murdock, C.C., K.J. Olival, and S.L. Perkins. 2010 Molecular identification of host feeding patterns of snow-melt mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae): Potential implications for the transmission ecology of Jamestown Canyon virus. Journal of Medical Entomology 47(2) 226-229 
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  40. Akresh, M., K. Dinse, J. Foufopoulos, S. Schubel, and T. Kowalczyk. 2009. Passerine breeding and post-fledging habitat use in riparian and upland temperate forests of the American Midwest. Condor, 111(4): 756-762. 
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  42. Hurston, H., J. Bonanno, L. Voith, J. Foufopoulos, P. Pafilis, E. Valakos, and N. Anthony. 2009. Effects of island fragmentation on genetic diversity and parasitism in the Aegean wall lizard Podarcis erhardii (Lacertidae, Reptilia). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, 52: 395-405. 
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  43. Lindström, K., O. Dolnik, M. Yabsley, O. Hellgren, B. O’Connor, H. Pärn and J. Foufopoulos. 2009. Feather mites and blood parasites in small ground finches (Geospiza fuliginosa, Emberizidae) from the Galapagos islands (Equador). Journal of Parasitology, 95: 39-45. 
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  44. Pafilis P., Foufopoulos, J. Sagonas, K. Runemark, A., Svensson, E. and E. D. Valakos 2009. Cannibalism as a driver of multiple life history shifts in island endemics. Naturwissenschaften, 96(9): 1107-1113. 
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  45. Pafilis, P., J. Foufopoulos, N. Poulakakis, P. Lymberakis and E. D. Valakos. 2009. Tail shedding in island lizards: Decline of anti-predator defenses in relaxed predation environments. Evolution, 63(5): 1262-1278 
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  46. Roca V., Foufopoulos J., Valakos E.D. and P. Pafilis. 2009. Gastrointestinal helminth communities of the Aegean Wall lizard (Podarcis erhardii ruthveni, Lacertidae) from the Sporades Islands. (Northwestern Aegean Sea, Greece). Amphibia-Reptilia, 30: 493-503. 
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  47. S. Gervasi, and J. Foufopoulos. 2008. Pond desiccation rate affects immune system responsiveness in a temporary pond breeding amphibian, Rana sylvatica (Wood frog). Functional Ecology, 22: 100-108. 
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  48. Foufopoulos, J., and G. C. Mayer. 2007. Turnover of passerine birds on islands in the Aegean Sea (Greece). Journal of Biogeography, 34: 1113–1123. 
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  49. Foufopoulos, J., and S. Richards. 2007. Amphibians and reptiles of New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea: diversity and conservation status. Hamadryad, 31 (2): 176-201. 
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  50. Gilman, S., Blumstein, D.T, and J. Foufopoulos. 2007. The effect of haemosporidian infections on white-crowned sparrow singing behaviour.Ethology, 113 (5): 437-445. 
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  51. Kati, V., Foufopoulos, J., Ioannidis, Y., Papaioannou H., Poirazidis, K. and P. Lebrun. 2007. Diversity, ecological structure and conservation of herpetofauna in the Dadia National Park, Greece. Amphibia-Reptilia, 28: 517-529. 
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  52. Pafilis, P., J. Foufopoulos, N. Poulakakis, P. Lymberakis and E. Valakos. 2007. Digestive performance in five Mediterranean lizard species: effects of temperature and insularity. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 177 (1): 49-60.
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  53. Brown, R. M., Foufopoulos, J. and Richards S. 2006. New species of Platymantis(Amphibia; Anura; Ranidae) from New Britain and redescription of the rare Platymantis nexipusCopeia, 2006 (4): 674-695. 
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  54. Brown, R. M., Richards, S., Sukumaran, J., and Foufopoulos, J. 2006. A new, morphologically cryptic species of forest frog (genus Platymantis) from New Britain Island, Bismarck Archipelago. Zootaxa, 1334: 45-68.
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  55. Foufopoulos, J. and N. Litinas. 2005. Crows and ravens in the Mediterranean as presented in the ancient and modern proverbial literature. Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists, 42: 7-39.
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  56. MacDougall-Shackleton, E.A., E. P. Derryberry, J. Foufopoulos, A.P. Dobson, and T. P. Hahn. 2005. Parasite-mediated heterozygote advantage in an outbred songbird population. Biology Letters, 1: 105-107. 
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  57. O'Connor, B.M., Foufopoulos, J., Lipton, D., and K. Lindström. 2005. Mites associated with the small ground finch, Geospiza fuliginosa (Passeriformes: Emberizidae), from the Galápagos islands. Journal of Parasitology, 91(6): 1304-1313. 
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  58. Pafilis, P., Valakos, E.D., and J. Foufopoulos. 2005. Comparative post-autotomy tail activity in six Mediterranean lacertid lizard species. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 78(5): 828-838. 
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  59. Foufopoulos, J. and R. Brown. 2004. A new frog of the genus Platymantis(Amphibia; Anura; Ranidae) from New Britain, and redescription of the poorly known Platymantis macroscelesCopeia, 4: 825-841. 
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  60. Lindström, K., Foufopoulos, J., Pärn, H., and M. Wikelski. 2004. Immunological investments reflect parasite abundance in island populations of Darwin’s finches. Proceedings of the Royal Society (London), 271: 513-519. 
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  61. Patz, J.A., Daszak, P., Tabor, G.M., Aguirre, A., Pearl, M., Epstein, M., Wolfe, N.D., Foufopoulos, J., Molyneux, D. and D.J. Bradley. 2004. Unhealthy Landscapes: Policy recommendations on land use change and disease emergence. Environmental Health Perspectives, 112: 1092-1097. 
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  62. Wikelski, M., Foufopoulos, J., Vargas, H., and H. Snell. 2004. Galápagos birds and diseases: invasive pathogens as threats for island species. Ecology and Society, 9: 5. 
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  63. Foufopoulos, J, S. Altizer, and A. P. Dobson. 2003. Interactions between wildlife and domestic livestock in the Tropics,pp. 219-244 in Tropical Agroecosystems, J. Vandermeer (ed.). CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA.
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  64. Derryberry, E. P., Foufopoulos, J., Dobson, A. P., MacDougall-Shackleton, E. A. and T. P. Hahn. 2003. An investigation of the effects of two haematozoa on reproductive success in mountain white-crowned sparrows. Int. Compar. Biol., 42: 1219.

  65. Foufopoulos, J, S. Altizer, and A. P. Dobson. 2003. Interactions between wildlife and domestic livestock in the Tropics. Tropical Agroecosystems, J. Vandermeer (ed.). CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA. 219-244. 
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  66. Altizer, S., J. Foufopoulos, and A. Gager. 2001. Disease and conservation. Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, S. Levin (ed.) Academic Press, 2: 109-129. 
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  67. Dobson, A. P. and J. Foufopoulos. 2001. Emerging infectious pathogens in wildlife. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London-B, 356: 1001-1012. 
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  68. Foufopoulos, J., and A. R. Ives. 1999. Reptile extinctions on land-bridge islands: life history attributes and vulnerability to extinction. American Naturalist, 153(1): 1-25. 
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  69. Foufopoulos, J. 1997. The herpetofauna of the Northern Dodecanese (Aegean Sea, Greece). Herpetozoa, 10(1): 3-12.
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  70. Ives, A. R., J. Foufopoulos, E. Klopfer, J. Klug, and T. Palmer. 1996. Bottle or big-scale studies: How do we do ecology? Ecology, 77(3): 681-685. 
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