Publications and Presentations


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**Authors contributed equally

*Undergraduate author

**Campbell-Staton, S.C., **K.M. Winchell, N.C. Rochette, J. Fredette, I. Maayan, R.M. Schweizer, J. Catchen. Selection on thermal plasticity facilitates adaptation of city lizards to urban heat islands. (in review)

Winchell, K.M., *D. Briggs, and L.J. Revell. The perils of city life: Patterns of injury and fluctuating asymmetry in urban lizards. (in review)

Winchell, K.M., A.C. Battles, and T.Y. Moore. Locomotor Evolution in Urban Environments. In Urban Evolutionary Biology, eds. M. Szulkin, J. Munshi-South, and A. Charmantier. Oxford University Press. (invited, in review)

Rivkin, L.R., J.S. Santangelo, M. Alberti, M. Aronson, S. Diamond, M. Fortin, L. Frazee, A.J. Gorton, A. Hendry, C.W. deKeyzer, Y. Liu, J.B. Losos, J.S. MacIvor, R. Martin, M. McDonnell, L.S. Miles, M.R. Stothart, J. Munshi-South, R. Ness, A. Newman, P. Theodorou, K.A. Thompson, B.C. Verelli, A. Whitehead, K.M. Winchell,and M.T. Johnson. A roadmap for urban evolutionary ecology. (in press, Evolutionary Applications)

Winchell, K.M., I. Maayan, J. Fredette, and L.J. Revell. (2018) Linking locomotor performance to morphological shifts in urban lizards. Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Winchell, K.M., E.J. Carlen, and L.J. Revell. (2018). Divergent habitat use of two urban lizard species. Ecology and Evolution, 8: 25-35.

Lugo, A.E., Winchell, K.M., and Carlo, T. (2017). Novelty in Ecosystems. In Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene, vol. 3, eds. D.A. DellaSalla and M.I. Goldstein. Elsevier, USA. p.259-271.

Winchell, K.M., R.G. Reynolds, S.R. Prado-Irwin, A.R. Puente-Rolon, and L.J. Revell (2016). Phenotypic shifts in urban areas in the tropical lizard Anolis cristatellusEvolution70(5), 1009-1022. (Cover story)

Winchell, K.M. and J.P. Gibbs (2016). Golf Courses as Habitat for Aquatic Turtles in Urbanized Landscapes. Landscape and Urban Planning 147: 59-70.

Tyler, R.K., K.M. Winchell, and L.J. Revell (2016). Tails of the city: Caudal autotomy in the tropical lizard, Anolis cristatellus, in urban and natural areas of Puerto Rico. Journal of Herpetology 50(3): 435-441.

Winchell, K.M., P. Muralidhar, J.R. Fredette, and R.G. Reynolds (2015). Novel herpetofaunal records for Great Isaac Cay, Bimini group, Bahamas. Reptiles and Amphibians 22(3): 106-110.

Winchell, K.M. and J.P. Gibbs (2012). Golf courses as refuges for freshwater turtles in urban landscapes. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online 11(4): 11 pages.

Winchell, K.M. and J.P. Gibbs (2009). Golf course wetlands as refuges for turtles. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Summary: p.69.



City lizards adapt fast to urban living (Public Radio International: Living on Earth)

City lizards evolved stickier feet, longer legs (IFL Science)


Urban Evolution: Linking Habitat Use, Morphology, and Performance in Anolis lizards. Invited seminar (Moriarty Lecture Series): June 2018, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh PA

Performance Consequences of Urban Morphological Shifts: March 2018, Anolis Symposium VII, Miami, FL

City Lizards: How Anoles are Adapting to a Changing World. Invited seminar: August 2017,  University of North Carolina Asheville

Fit for urbanization: novel habitat use and adaptation in a tropical lizard. Invited workshop: Synthesis in the City: Urban Evolutionary Ecology. New Phytologist and University of Toronto: July 2017, Toronto, Canada.

Urban adaptation in Lizards: Connecting Phenotypic Shifts with Performance and Survival. Invited symposium: Evolution in Urban Ecosystems.
Evolution annual meeting: June 2017, Portland, Oregon.

Adapting to the Anthropocene: How cities impact ecology and evolution of reptiles. Invited seminar: October 2016, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia.

Ecological and adaptive shifts in urban Anolis lizards in Puerto Rico. Invited symposium: Urban Ecology: A Socio-Ecological Insight from Tropical Regions and Latin America. Ecological Society of America annual meeting: August 2016, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Ehrenfeld Award for best student presentation from ESA Urban Ecology Section

Ecological and adaptive shifts in urban Anolis lizards in Puerto Rico. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists: July 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Award for best student presentation from Herpetologists’ League

Evolutionary effects of urbanization on the tropical lizard genus Anolis. Evolution annual meeting: June 2016, Austin, Texas

Urban Evolution: Natural selection and genetic basis of phenotypic shifts in urban Anolis cristatellus. Evolution annual meeting: June 2015, Guaruja, Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Phenotypic shifts in urban areas in the tropical lizard Anolis cristatellus. Evolution annual meeting: June 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

Refuges For Freshwater Turtles In Human-Impacted Regions. Presentation at the Nantucket Biodiversity Research Conference: November 2013, Nantucket, MA, USA.

Phenotypic shifts in urban populations of the tropical lizard, Anolis cristatellus (poster). Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists: July 2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Award for best student poster by SSAR (Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles)

Primates of the Nicaraguan Rainforest and Human Impact on the Environment at Ometepe, Nicaragua. Presentation at University of San Francisco: October 2005, San Francsico, CA, USA.