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Miller, DAW, FJ Janzen, G Fellers, P Kleeman, AM Bronikowski. 2014. Biodemography of ectothermic tetrapods provides insights into the evolution and plasticity of mortality trajectories. Ch 13 in Comparative Biodemography: Sociality, Hierarchy, Health. The National Academies Press (Washington DC). [pdf]

Sparkman, AM, AM Bronikowski, S Williams, S Parsai, W Manhart & MG Palacios. 2014
Physiological indices of stress in wild and captive garter snakes: correlations, repeatability, and ecological variation. Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry Part A 174: 11-17. [pdf]

The Python Genome Consortium (T Castoe et al.) 2013. The Burmese python genome reveals the molecular basis for extreme adaptation in snakes. PNAS 110(51) 20645-20650 [link]

Palacios, MG, JE Cunnick & AM Bronikowski. 2013. Complex interplay of condition, life-history, and prevailing environment shape immune defenses of snakes in the wild. Physiological & Biochemical Zoology. 86: 547-558. [pdf]

Alberts, SC, J Altmann, DK Brockman, M Cords, LM Fedigan, A Pusey, T Stoinski, KB Strier, WF Morris & AM Bronikowski. 2013. Reproductive cessation patterns in primates reveal that humans are distinct. PNAS 110: 13440-5. [link]

  • See Iowa Press Release [link], and ScienceNews [link]. Featured on Iowa Public Radio, Talk of Iowa [link]

The Painted Turtle Genome Consortium (HB Shaffer et al.) 2013. The painted turtle genome: The evolution of extreme physiological adaptations in a slowly evolving lineage. Genome Biology 2013 Mar 28;14(3):R28. [link]

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Sparkman, AM, JG Billings, D von Borstel, AM Bronikowski & SJ Arnold. 2013. Avian predation and the evolution of life histories in the garter snake Thamnophis elegans. American Midland Naturalist 170: 66-85. [pdf]

Burniston, JG, TH Meek, SN Pandey, G Broitman-Maduro, MF Maduro, AM Bronikowski, T Garland Jr. & Y-W Chen. 2013. Gene expression profiling of gastrocnemius of “Mini-Muscle” mice. Physiological Genomics: doi:10.1152/physiolgenomics.00149.2012 [link]

Schwartz, T & AM Bronikowski. 2013. Dissecting molecular stress networks: identifying nodes of divergence between life-history phenotypes. Molecular Ecology 22:739-756. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05750.x [pdf]

Reding, DM, AM Bronikowski, WE Johnson & WR Clark. 2012. Pleistocene and ecological effects on continental-scale genetic differentiation in the bobcat (Lynx rufus). Molecular Ecology 21: 3078-3093 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05595.x) [pdf]

  • Winner of The Wildlife Society “Outstanding Article of 2012” award

Sparkman, Amanda M., Tonia S. Schwartz, Jill A. Madden, Scott E. Boyken, Neil B. Ford, Jeanne M. Serb, Anne M. Bronikowski. 2012. Rates of molecular evolution vary in vertebrates for insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), a pleiotropic locus that regulates life history traits. General and Comparative Endocrinology 178: 164-173 [pdf]

Palocios, MG, AM Sparkman, & AM Bronikowski. 2012. Corticosterone and pace of life in two life-history ecotypes of the garter snake Thamnophis elegans. General and Comparative Endocrinology 175: 443-448. [pdf]

Castoe, TA, APJ de Koning, KT Hall, KD Yokoyama, W Gu, EN Smith, C Feschotte, P Uetz, DA Ray, J dobry, R Bogden, SP Mackessy, AM Bronikowski, WC Warren, SM Secor & DD Pollock. 2011. Sequencing the genome of the Burmese python (Python molurus vivittatus) as a model for studying extreme adaptations in snakes. Genome Biology 12: 406. [link]

Castoe, TA, AM Bronikowski, ED Brodie III, SV Edwards, ME Pfrender, MD Shapiro, DD Pollock & WC Warren. 2011. A proposal to sequence the genome of a garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis). Standards in Genomic Sciences 4(2): DOI doi:10.4056/sigs.1664145. [link]

Miller, DA, WR Clark, SJ Arnold, AM Bronikowski. 2011. Stochastic population dynamics and life-history evolution in the western terrestrial garter snake. Ecology 92: 1658 – 1671. [pdf]

Bronikowski, Anne M., Jeanne Altmann, Dian K. Brockman, Marina Cords, Linda M. Fedigan, Anne Pusey, Tara Stoinski, William F. Morris, Karen B. Strier, Susan C. Alberts. 2011. Aging in the Natural World: Comparative Data Reveal Similar Mortality Patterns Across Primates. Science Vol 331, 1325-1328. [pdf]

Bronikowski, AM & T Flatt. 2011. Aging and its measurement. Nature Education Knowledge 1(12): 3. [link]

Palacios, MG, AM Sparkman & AM Bronikowski. 2011. Experimental evidence for trade-offs between immune function and life history strategy in the garter snake. J. Animal Ecology. 80, 431–437 [pdf]

Schwanz, Lisa, Daniel A. Warner, Suzanne McGaugh, Roberta Di Terlizzi, and Anne Bronikowski. 2011. State-dependent physiological maintenance in a long-lived ectotherm, the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta). The Journal of Experimental Biology 214, 88-97. [pdf]

Morris, William F., Jeanne Altmann, Diane K. Brockman, Marina Cords, Linda M. Fedigan, Anne E. Pusey, Tara S. Stoinski, Anne M. Bronikowski, Susan C. Alberts, and Karen B. Strier. 2011. Low Demographic Variability in Wild Primate Populations: Fitness Impacts of Variation, Covariation, and Serial Correlation in Vital Rates. The American Naturalist 177 (1). [pdf]

Schwartz, Tonia S., Hongseok Tae, Youngik Yang, Keithanne Mockaitis, John L. VanHermert, Stephen R. Proulx, Jeong-Hyeon Choi, and Anne M. Bronikowski. 2010. A garter snake transcriptome: pyrosequencing, de novo assembly, and sex-specific differences. BMC Genomics 11:694. [link]

Byars, Dawn J., Neil B. Ford, Amanda M. Sparkman, and Anne M. Bronikowski. 2010. Influences of Diet and Family on Age of Maturation in Brown House Snakes, Lamprophis fuliginosus. Herpetologica 66 (4): 456-463. [pdf]

Bronikowski, AM, D Vleck. 2010. Metabolism, Body Size and Life Span: A Case Study in Evolutionary Divergent Populations of the Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans). Integrative and Comparative Biology, doi:10.1093/icb/icq132. [pdf]

Sparkman, AM, D Byars, NB Ford, AM Bronikowski. 2010. The role of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) in growth and reproduction in female brown house snakes (Lamprophis fuliginosus). General and Comparative Endocrinology 168 (21010): 408 - 414. [pdf]

Strier, K, J Altmann, D Brockman, A Bronikowski, M Cords, L Fedigan, H Lapp, X Liu, W Morris, A Pusey, T Stoinski, S Alberts. 2010. The Primate Life History Database: A unique shared ecological data resource. Methods in Ecology and Evolution: doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2010.00023.x [pdf][Supplement1, Supplement2, Supplement3]

Robert K & AM Bronikowski. 2010. Evolution of senescence: Physiological evolution in natural populations of the garter snake with divergent life history ecotypes. American Naturalist 175: 147 - 159.[pdf] Featured in Natural History Magazine, November 2010, Samplings. “Old cold-bloods”

Sparkman, AM and MG Palacios. 2009.A test of life-history theories of immune defence in two ecotypes of the garter snake, Thamnophis elegans. J. Animal Ecology 78: 1242-1248.[pdf]

Sparkman, AM, C Vleck, AM Bronikowski. 2009. Evolutionary ecology of endocrine-mediated life history variation in the garter snake, Thamnophis elegans. Ecology 90: 720–728. Featured in Faculty of 1000, T. Coulson, April 16 2009. [pdf]

Robert K, Vleck C & AM Bronikowski. 2009. The effects of maternal corticosterone levels on offspring behavior in fast- and slow-growth garter snakes. Hormones & Behavior. 55:24-32. [pdf]

AM Bronikowski. 2008. The evolution of aging phenotypes in snakes: A review and synthesis with new data. AGE Journal of the American Aging Association. DOI10.1007/s11357-008-9060-5. [pdf]

Robert K, AK Rossini & AM Bronikowski. 2007. Testing the free radical theory of aging hypothesis: Physiological differences in long lived and short lived Colubrid snakes. Aging Cell 6: 395 - 404. [pdf]
Sparkman A, SJ Arnold & AM Bronikowski. 2007. An empirical test of evolutionary theories for reproductive senescence and reproductive effort in the garter snake Thamnophis elegans. Procedings of the Royal Society of London B 274: 943 – 950. [pdf]
Bronikowski AM, TJ Morgan, T Garland Jr & PA Carter. 2006. Evolution of aging and age related physical decline in mice selectively bred for high voluntary exercise. Evolution 60: 1494-1508. [pdf]

Promislow DEL & AM Bronikowski.  2006The Evolutionary Genetics of Senescence.  Pp. 464 - 481 In Evolutionary Genetics: Concepts and Case Studies(Wolf J & Fox C eds).  Oxford University Press, U.K. [pdf]

Bronikowski, A.M. and D.E.L. Promislow. 2005. Testing evolutionary theories of aging in wild populations. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20(6): 271-273. [pdf]

Gammie, S.C., Hasen, N.S., Awad, T.A., Auger, A.P., Jessen, H.M., Panksepp, J.B., and Bronikowski, A.M. 2005. Gene array profiling of large hypothalamic CNS regions in lactating and randomly cycling virgin mice. Molecular Brain Research139: 201-211. [pdf]

Bronikowski, A.M., Rhodes, J.S., Garland, T. Jr., Prolla, T.A., Awad, T.A. and Gammie, S.C. 2004. The evolution of gene expression in mouse hippocampus in response to selective breeding for increased locomotor activity. Evolution 58(9): 2079-2086. [pdf]

Bronikowski, A.M., Carter, P.A., Morgan, T.J., Garland, T. Jr., Ung, N., Pugh, T.D., Weindruch, R. and Prolla, T.A. 2003. Lifelong voluntary exercise in the mouse prevents age-related alterations in gene expression in the heart. Physiological Genomics 12: 129-138. [pdf] Featured in the editorial focus "In for the long run" by S. Welle and S.B. Glueck, Physiological Genomics 12: 71-72, 2003. [pdf]

Martin, L.J., Mahaney, M.C., Bronikowski, A.M., Carey, K.D., Dyke, B. and Comuzzie, A.G. 2002. Lifespan in captive baboons is heritable. Mechanisms of Aging and Development 123(11): 1461-1467. [pdf]

Bronikowski, A.M., Alberts, S., Altmann, J., Packer, C., Carey, K.D. and Tatar, M. 2002. The aging baboon: Comparative demographic senescence in a model non-human primate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 99(14): 9591-9595. [pdf]Featured in Reuters Health "Baboon study points to aging genes" by A. McCook, 26 June 2002 press releases. [pdf]

Bronikowski, A.M., Morgan, T.J., Garland, T. Jr., and Carter, P.A. 2002. Anti-oxidant gene expression in active and sedentary house mice selected for high voluntary wheel-running behavior. Genetics 161(4): 1763-1769. [pdf]

Bronikowski, A.M., Clark, M.E., Rodd, H. and Reznick, D.N. 2002. Population-dynamic consequences of predator-induced life-history variation in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Ecology 83(8): 2194-2204 (see also Ecology 83: 3532). [pdf]

Bronikowski, A.M., Carter, P.A., Swallow, J.G., Girard, I.A., Rhodes, J.S. and Garland, T. Jr. 2001. Open-field behavior of house mice selectively bred for high voluntary wheel running. Behavior Genetics 31(3): 309-316.[pdf]

Bronikowski, A.M. and Arnold, S.J. 2001. Cytochrome b phylogeny does not match subspecific classification in the western terrestrial garter snake. Copeia 2001(2): 507-512. [pdf]

Bronikowski, A.M., Bennett, A.F. and Lenski, R.E. 2001. Evolutionary adaptation to temperature. VIII. Effects of temperature on growth rate in natural isolates of Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica from different thermal environments. Evolution 55(1): 33-40. [pdf]

Bronikowski, A.M. 2000. Experimental evidence for the adaptive evolution of growth rate in the garter snake (Thamnophis elegans). Evolution 54(5): 1760-1767. [pdf]

Bronikowski, A.M. and Arnold, S.J. 1999. The evolutionary ecology of life-history variation in the garter snake Thamnophis elegans. Ecology 80(7): 2314-2325. [pdf]

Paukstis, G.L., Tucker, J.K., Bronikowski, A.M. and Janzen, F.J. 1999. Survivorship of aerially exposed zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) under laboratory conditions. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 14: 511-517.

Bronikowski, A.M. and Altmann, J. 1996. Foraging in a variable environment: weather patterns and the behavioral ecology of baboons. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 39(1): 11-25. [pdf]

Bronikowski, A.M. and Webb, C. 1996. A critical review of variability measures used in behavioral ecology studies. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 39(1): 27-30 (reviewed independently of above paper).[pdf]