Publications

* undergraduate co-author

Barnard AA, Fincke OM, McPeek MA, Masly JP. 2017. Mechanical and tactile incompatibilities cause reproductive isolation between two young damselfly species. Evolution doi: 10.1111/evo.13315

Winfrey C*, & Fincke OM. 2017.  Role of visual and non-visual cues in damselfly mate recognition. International Journal of Odonatology 20:43-52. doi: 10.1080/13887890.2017.1297259.

Sahlen G, Shuling F, Martens A, Gorb S, & Fincke OM. 2016. For consistency’s sake? A reply to Bybee et al. Systematic Entomology 41: 307-308

Barnard A, Fincke OM, Shields M, & Xu M. 2015. Melanic individuals in color polymorphic Enallagma damselflies result from phenotypic, not genetic, variation. International Journal of Odonatology doi: 10.1080/13887890.2014.967316 pdf

Fincke OM. 2015. Trade-offs in female signal apparency to males offer alternative anti-harassment strategies for color polymorphic females. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12623 pdf

Xu M, Fincke OM. 2015. Ultraviolet wing signal affects territorial contest outcome in a sexually dimorphic damselfly. Animal Behaviour 101:67-74.

Xu M, Cerreta A*, Schultz TD, & Fincke OM. 2014. Selective use of multiple cues by males reflects a decision rule for sex discrimination in a sexually mimetic damselfly. Animal Behaviour 92: 9-18, doi10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.03.016. pdf

Feindt W, Fincke OM, & Hadrys H. 2014. Still a one species genus? Strong genetic diversificiation in the world’s largest living odonate, the Neotropical damselfly, Megaloprepus caerulatus. Conservation Genetics 15:469-481. pdf

Grant M, Robison A*, & Fincke OM. 2014. Use of stable isotopes to assess the intraspecific foraging niche of males and female colour morphs of the damselfly Enallagma hageni. Ecological Entomology 39:109-117. DOI: 10.1111/een.12075 pdf

Schultz TD & Fincke OM. 2013. Lost in the crowd or hidden in the grass: signal apparency of female polymorphic damselflies in alternative habitats, Animal Behaviour 86:923-931. doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.08.008 pdf

Hughes ME*, & Fincke OM. 2012. Reciprocal effects between burying behavior of a larval dragonfly (Odonata: Macromia illinoiensis) and zebra mussel colonization. Journal of Insect Behavior 25: 554-563. pdf

Fincke OM & Tylczak LA*. 2011. Effects of zebra mussel attachment on the foraging behaviour of the dragonfly, Macromia illinoiensis. Ecological Entomology 36:760-767. pdf

Fincke OM. 2011. Excess offspring as a maternal strategy and contraints in the shared nursery of a giant damselfly. Behavioral Ecology 22:543-551. pdf

Xu M, & Fincke OM. 2011. Tests of the harassment-reduction function and frequency-dependent maintenance of a female-specific color polymorphism in a damselfly. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65:1215-1227. pdf

Schultz TD, Fincke OM. 2009. Structural colours create a flashing cue for sexual recognition and male quality in a neotropical damselfly. Functional Ecology 173: 724-732 pdf.

Fincke OM, D Santiago*, S Hickner*, & R Bienek*. 2009. Susceptibility of larval dragonflies to zebra mussel colonization and its effect on larval movement and survivorship. Hydrobiologia 624: 71-79 pdf.

Fincke OM, & Hedström I. 2008. Differential forest use by predatory tree hole damselflies (Pseudostigmatidae): implcations for forest conversion. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 43:35-45. pdf

Fincke OM, Fargevieille A*, & Schultz TD. 2007. Lack of innact preference for morph and species identity in mate-searching Enallagma damselflies. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 1121-1131. pdf.

Fincke OM. 2007. Consecuencias de la ecologia de las larvas sobre la territorialidad y el exito reproductor de una libelula neotropical Pp. 135-152 In: Ecologia y Evolucion en los Tropicos. Smithsonian Institution Press. pdf

Fincke OM. 2006. Use of forest and tree species, and dispersal by giant damselflies (Pseudostigmatidae): their prospects in fragmented forests. Pp. 103-125 in: Forests and dragonflies. A. Cordero Rivera, ed. Pensoft. pdf.

Fincke OM, Jödicke R, Paulson D, & Schultz DT. 2005. The evolution and frequency of female color morphs in Holarctic Odonata: why are male-like morphs typically the minority? International Journal of Odonatology 8: 183-212.pdf color plates pdf

Hadrys H, Schroth W, Schierwater B , Streit B, & Fincke OM. 2005. Tree hole odonates as environmental monitors: Non-invasive isolation of polymorphic microsatellites from the neotropical damselfly Megaloprepus caerulatus. Conservation Genetics 6:481-483. pdf

Yanoviak SP & Fincke OM. 2005. Sampling methods for water-filled tree holes and their analogues. Pp 165-185, In: S. Leather (ed.) Insect Sampling in Forest Ecosystems. Blackwell Science, London. pdf

Fincke OM. 2004. Polymorphic signals from harassed females and the males that learn them support a novel frequency-dependent model. Animal Behaviour 67:833-845. pdf

Miller MN, & Fincke OM . 2004. Mistakes in sexual recognition among sympatric Zygoptera vary with time of day and color morphism (Odonata: Coeagrionidae). International Journal of Odonatology 7:471-491. pdf

Thompson DJ, & Fincke OM. 2002. Body size and fitness in Odonata, stabilizing selection: critique of a meta-analysis. Ecological Entomology 27:378-384. pdf

Fincke, OM & Hadrys H. 2001. Unpredictable offspring survivorship in the damselfly Megaloprepus coerulatus shapes parental strategies, constrains sexual selection, and challenges traditional fitness estimates. Evolution 55:653-664. pdf color plate of fig 1

Miller MN,  & Fincke OM. 1999. Cues for mate recognition and the effect of prior experience on mate recognition in Enallagma damselflies. Journal of Insect Behavior 12:801-814.pdf

Fincke OM. 1999. Organisation of predator assemblages in Neotropical tree holes: effects of abiotic factors and priority. Ecological Entomology 24:13-23. pdf

Fincke OM. 1998. The population ecology of Megaloprepus coerulatus and its effect on species assemblages in water-filled tree holes. In: Insect populations: in theory and practice. JP Demster, IFG McLean (eds). Kluwer Academic Press, pp 391-416. pdf

Fincke OM, Yanoviak SP, & Hanschu DR *. 1997. Predation by odonates depresses mosquito abundance in water-filled tree holes in Panama. Oecologia 112:244-253. pdf

Fincke OM, Waage JK , & Koenig W. 1997. Natural and sexual selection components of odonate mating patterns. IN: The Evolution of Mating Systems in Insects and Arachnids. JC Choe and BJ Crespi (eds). Cambridge U. Press. pp 58-74. pdf

Fincke OM. 1997. Conflict resolution in the Odonata: implications for understanding female mating patterns and female choice. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 60:201-220. pdf

Fincke OM. 1996. Larval behaviour of a giant damselfly: territoriality or size-dependent dominance? Animal Behaviour 51:77-87. pdf

Fincke OM. 1994. Female colour polymorphism in damselflies: failure to reject the null hypothesis. Animal Behaviour 47:1249-1266. pdf

Fincke OM. 1994. On the difficulty of detecting density-dependent selection on polymorphic females of the damselfly Ischnura graellsii: failure to reject the null. Evolutionary Ecology 8:328-329.pdf

Fincke, OM. 1994. Population regulation of a tropical damselfly in the larval stage by food limitation, cannibalism, intraguild predation and habitat drying. Oecologia 100:118-127. pdf

Fincke OM. 1992. Consequences of larval ecology for territoriality and reproductive success of a Neotropical damselfly. Ecology 73: 449-462. pdf

Fincke OM. 1992. Interspecific competition for treeholes: consequences for mating systems and coexistence in neotropical damselflies. American Naturalist 139:80-101. pdf

Fincke OM. 1992. Behavioral ecology of the giant damselflies of Barro Colorado Island, Panama(Odonata: Zygoptera: Pseudostigmatidae). pages 102-113 IN: Insects of Panama and Mesoamerica: selected studies. D. Quintero and A Aiello (eds.) Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. pdf

Fincke OM, Higgens L, & Rojas E*. 1990. Parasitism of Nephila clavipes (Araneae: Araneidae) by an ichneumonid (Hymenoptera: Polysphinctini) in Panama. Journal of Arachnology: 18:321-329. pdf

Ruppell G, & Fincke OM. 1989. Megaloprepus coerulatus (Pseudostigmatidae) Flug- und Fortpflanzungs verhalten (Flying and reproductive behaviour). Publ. Wiss. Film, Sekt. Biol., Ser. 20, Nr 10/E 2976. pdf

Ruppell G, & Fincke OM. 1989. Mecistogaster ornata (Pseudostigmatidae) – Flugverhslten und Nahrungserwerb. Publ. Wiss. Film., Sekt. Biol., Ser. 20, Nr 7/E 2975. pfd

Fincke OM. 1988. Sources of variation in lifetime reproductive success in a non-territorial damselfly. IN: Reproductive Success, T.H. Clutton-Brock (ed.) U. of Chicago Press. p. 24-42. pdf

Fincke OM. 1987. Female monogamy in the damselfly Ischnura verticalis Say (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae). Odonatologica 16: 129-143 . pdf

Fincke OM. 1986. Lifetime reproductive success and the opportunity for selection in a nonterritorial damselfly (Odonata: Coenagrionidae). Evolution 40: 791-803. pdf

Fincke OM. 1986. Underwater oviposition in a damselfly (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) favors male vigilance, and multiple mating by females. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 18: 405-412. pdf

Fincke OM. 1985. Alternative mate-finding tactics in a non-territorial damselfly (Odonata: Coenagrionidae). Animal Behaviour 33: 1124- 1137. pdf

Fincke OM. 1984. Sperm competition in the damselfly Enallagma hageni: benefits of multiple mating for males and females. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 14: 235 – 240. pdf

Fincke, OM. 1984. Giant damselflies in a tropical forest: reproductive biology of Megaloprepus coerulatus with notes on Mecistogaster (Zygoptera: Pseudostigmatidae). Advances in Odonatology 2: 13-27. pdf

Fincke OM. 1982. Lifetime mating success in a natural population of the damselfly Enallagma hageni Walsh (Odonata: Coenagrionidae). Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology. 10:293-302. pdf

Fincke OM. 1981. An association between two neotropical spiders (Araneae: Uloboridae and Tengellidae). Biotropica 13: 301-307. pdf