Karl Gotthard: Publications

You will find an updated list of my publications at Google Schoolar here.

My Researcher ID is found here.

I uppdate the list below at reasonably regular intervalls in reverse chronological order (if you want a reprint of anything below just send me an email or use Google Scholar to find a downloadable Pdf)

  1. Kivelä, S M., Svensson, B., Tiwe, A. & Gotthard, K. (2015). Thermal plasticity of growth and development varies adaptively among alternative developmental pathways. Evolution, In press.DOI: 10.1111/evo.12734
  2. Toftegaard, T., Posledovich, D., Navarro-Cano, J A., Wiklund, C., Gotthard, K., & Ehrlén, J. (2015/16). Variation in plant thermal reaction norms along a latitudinal gradient – more than adaptation to season length. Oikos, In press. DOI: 10.1111/oik.02323
  3. Posledovich, D., Toftegaard, T., Wiklund, C., Ehrlén, J. & Gotthard, K. (2015) The developmental race between maturing host plants and their butterfly herbivore – the influence of phenological matching and temperature. Journal of Animal Ecology, Online. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12417.
  4. Aalberg Haugen, IM. & Gotthard, K. (2015). Diapause induction and relaxed selection on alternative developmental pathways in a butterfly. Journal of Animal Ecology 84: 464-472. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12291.
  5. Navarro-Cano, JA., Karlsson, B., Posledovich, D.., Toftegaard, T., Wiklund, C., Ehrlén, J. & Gotthard, K. (2015). Climate change, phenology and butterfly host plant utlization. Ambio 44:78-88
  6. Van Dyck, H., Bonte, D., Puls, R., Gotthard, K. & Maes, D. (2015). The lost generation hypothesis: could climate change drive ectotherms into a developmetal trap? Oikos 124:54-61.
  7. Posledovich, D., Toftegaard, T., Wiklund, C., Ehrlén, J. & Gotthard, K. (2015). Latitudinal variation in diapause termination and post-winter development in two pierid butterflies in relation to phenological specialization. Oecologia 177:181-190. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-014-3125-1. (Pdf)
  8. Stålhandske, S., Gotthard, K., Posledovich, D. & Leimar, O. (2014). Variation in two phases of post-winter development of a butterfly. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27:2644-2653. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12519. (Pdf)
  9. Posledovich, D., Toftegaard, T., Navarro-Cano, JA., Wiklund, C., Ehrlén, J. & Gotthard, K. (2014). Latitudinal variation in thermal reaction norms of post-winter pupal development in two butterflies differing in phenological specialization. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 113: 981-991. DOI: 10.1111/bij.12371. (Pdf)
  10. Tison, J.-L., Nyström Edmark, V., Sandoval-Castellanos, E., Van Dyck, H., Tammaru, T., Välimäki, P., Dalén, L. & Gotthard, K. (2014). Signature of post-glacial expansion and genetic structure at the northern range margin of the speckled wood butterfly. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 113:136-148. DOI: 10.1111/bij.12327. (Pdf)
  11. Kivelä, S., Valimäki, P., & Gotthard, K. (2013) Seasonality maintains alternative life history phenotypes. Evolution 67:3145-3160. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/evo.12181. (Pdf)
  12. Lindman, L., Johansson, B., Gotthard, K., & Tammaru, T. (2013) Host plant relationships of an endangered butterfly, Lopinga achine, (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in northern Europe. Journal of Insect Conservation 17:375-383. DOI: 10.1007/s10841-012-9519-7. (Pdf)
  13. Berger, D., Olofsson, M., Gotthard, K., Wiklund, C., & Friberg, M. (2012). Ecological Constraints on Female Fitness in a Phytophagous Insect. The American Naturalist 180: 464-480. DOI: 10.1086/667594. (Pdf)
  14. Löwenborg, K., Gotthard, K., & Hagman, M. (2012). How a thermal dichotomy in nesting environments influences offspring of the world’s most northerly oviparous snake, Natrix natrix (Colubridae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 107: 833-844. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.01972.x. (Pdf)
  15. Berger, D., Olofsson, M., Friberg, M., Karlsson, B., Wiklund, C., & Gotthard, K.( 2012). Intraspecific variation in body size and the rate of reproduction in female insects - adaptive allometry or biophysical constraint? Journal of Animal Ecology 81: 1244-1258. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2012.02010.x. (Pdf)
  16. Chauvaud, L., Patry, Y., Jolivet, A., Cam, E., Le Goff, C., Strand, Ø., Charrier, G., Thébault, J., Lazure, P., Gotthard, K., & Clavier, J. (2012). Variation in Size and Growth of the Great Scallop Pecten maximus along a Latitudinal Gradient. PLoS ONE 7: e37717. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0037717. (Pdf)
  17. Aalberg Haugen, I. M., Berger, D., & Gotthard, K. (2012). The evolution of alternative developmental pathways: footprints of selection on life-history traits in a butterfly. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25: 1377–1388. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2012.02525.x. (Pdf)
  18. Kodandaramaiah, U., Konvicka, M., Tammaru, T.,Wahlberg, N. & Gotthard, K. (2012) Phylogeography of the threatened butterfly, the woodland brown Lopinga achine (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae): implications for conservation. Journal of Insect Conservation. 16: 305-313. (Pdf)
  19. Bergman, M., Gotthard, K. & Wiklund, C. (2011) Mate acquisition by females in a butterfly - the effects of mating status and age on female mate locating behaviour. Animal Behaviour. 81:225-229. (Pdf)
  20. Friberg, M. Aalberg Haugen, I.M., Dahlerus, J. Gotthard, K . & Wiklund C. (2011) Asymmetric life-history decision-making in butterfly larvae. Oecologia. 165:301-310.(Pdf)
  21. Berger,D., Friberg, M. & Gotthard, K (2011).Divergence and ontogenetic coupling of larval behaviour and thermal reaction norms in three closely related butterflies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 278:313-320. (Pdf)
  22. Gotthard, K. & Berger, D. (2010). The diapause decision as a cascade switch for adaptive developmental plasticity in body mass in a butterfly. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 23: 1129-1137.(Pdf)
  23. Gotthard, K., Berger, D., Bergman, M.& Merilaita, S. (2009). The evolution of alternative morphs: density-dependent determination of larval colour dimorphism in a butterfly. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 98: 256-266. (Pdf)
  24. Björkman, C., Gotthard, K. & Pettersson, M.W. (2009). Body Size. In: Encyclopedia of Insects, 2nd ed., (eds V.H. Resh & R. T. Carde). Academic Press, US. (Pdf)
  25. Berger, D, & Gotthard, K. (2008). Time-stress, predation risk and diurnal-nocturnal foraging trade-offs in larval prey. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, 62:1655–1663.(Pdf)
  26. Berger, D., Walters, R. & Gotthard, K. (2008). What limits insect fecundity? – Body size and temperature dependent egg maturation and oviposition in a butterfly. Functional Ecology, 22:523-529.(Pdf)
  27. Gotthard, K. (2008). Adaptive growth decisions in butterflies. Bioscience, 58: 222-230. (Pdf)
  28. 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 B: Biological Sciences, 274: 1659-1665. (Pdf)
  29. Gotthard, K., Berger, D. & Walters, R. J. (2007) What keeps insects small? Time limitation during oviposition diminishes the fecundity benefit of female size in a butterfly. The American Naturalist, 169: 768-779. (Pdf)
  30. Berger, D., Walters, R. J. & Gotthard, K. (2006). What keeps insects small? - Size dependent predation on two species of butterfly larvae. Evolutionary Ecology, 20: 575-589. (Pdf)
  31. Kemp, D. J, 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 L. Ethology, 112: 471-477. (Pdf)
  32. Gotthard, K., Margraf, N., Rasmann, S. & Rahier, M. (2005). The evolution of larval foraging behaviour in response to host plant variation in a leaf beetle. Oikos, 109: 503-512. (Pdf)
  33. Nylin, S. Gotthard, K. & Nygren, G. H. (2005) Seasonal plasticity, host plants, and the origin of butterfly biodiversity. In: Insect Evolutionary Ecology (eds MDE. Fellowes, GJ. Holloway, & J. Rolff ). CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK. In Press.
  34. Gotthard, K. (2004). Growth strategies and optimal body size in temperate Pararginii butterflies. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 44: 471-479. (Pdf)
  35. Tammaru, T., Nylin, S. Ruohomäki, K., & Gotthard, K. (2004). Compensatory responses in lepidopteran larvae: the role of growth rate maximisation. Oikos, 107: 352-362. (Pdf)
  36. Gotthard, K., Magraf, N., & Rahier, M. (2004). Geographic variation in oviposition choice of a leaf beetle: the relationship between host plant ranking, specificity, and motivation. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata , 110: 217-224. (Pdf)
  37. Wiklund, C., Gotthard, K., & Nylin, S. (2003) Mating system and the evolution of sex-specific mortality rates in two nymphalid butterflies. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B. , 270, 1823-1828 (Pdf).
  38. Magraf, N., Gotthard, K., & Rahier, M. (2003). The growth strategy of an alpine beetle: maximization or individual growth adjustment in relation to seasonal time horizons? Functional Ecology , 17:605-610. (Pdf)
  39. Ballabeni, P., Gotthard, K., Kayumba, A., & Rahier, M. (2003). Local adaptation and ecological genetics of host-plant specialization in a leaf beetle. Oikos , 101:70-78. (Pdf)
  40. Gotthard, K. (2001). Growth strategies of ectothermic animals in temperate environments. In:  Environment and Animal Development (eds D. Atkinson & M. Thorndyke), pp. 287-304. BIOS Scientific Publishers, Oxford. (Pdf)
  41. Gotthard, K. 2000. Increased risk of predation as a cost of high growth rate: an experimental test in the speckled wood butterfly, Pararge aegeria . Journal of Animal Ecology, 69: 896-902. (Pdf)
  42. Gotthard, K., Nylin, S., & Wiklund, C. (2000) Individual state controls temperature dependence in a butterfly ( Lasiommata maera ). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B. , 267, 589-593. (Pdf)
  43. Gotthard, K., Nylin, S., & Wiklund, C. (2000) Mating opportunity and the evolution of sex-specific mortality rates in a butterfly. Oecologia , 122, 36-43. (Pdf)
  44. Gotthard, K. & Hägglund, H. 2000 Review of Advances in Chrysomlidae Biology 1. (Ed. M. L. Cox). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 96: 189-190.
  45. Gotthard, K. (1999) Life history analysis of growth strategies in temperate butterflies . PhD Thesis, Stockholm University, Stockholm.
  46. Gotthard, K., Nylin, S., & Wiklund, C. (1999) Mating system evolution in response to search costs in the speckled wood butterfly, Pararge aegeria. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology , 45, 424-429. (Pdf)
  47. Gotthard, K., Nylin, S., & Wiklund, C. (1999) Seasonal plasticity in two satyrine butterflies: state-dependent decision making in relation to daylength. Oikos , 84, 453-462.
  48. Gotthard, K. (1998) Life history plasticity in the satyrine butterfly Lasiommata petropolitana : investigating an adaptive reaction norm. Journal of evolutionary Biology , 11, 21-39. (Pdf)
  49. Nylin, S. & Gotthard, K. (1998) Plasticity in life history traits. Annual Review of Entomology , 43, 63-83. (Pdf)
  50. Nylin, S., Gotthard, K., & Wiklund, C. (1996) Reaction norms for age and size at maturity in Lasiommata butterflies: Predictions and tests. Evolution , 50, 1351-1358.
  51. Gotthard, K. & Nylin, S. (1995) Adaptive plasticity and plasticity as an adaptation: A selective review of plasticity in animal morphology and life history. Oikos , 74, 3-17. (Pdf)
  52. Gotthard, K., Nylin, S., & Wiklund, C. (1994) Adaptive variation in growth rate - life history costs and consequences in the speckled wood butterfly, Pararge aegeria . Oecologia , 99, 281-289.