Oufiero, C.E. Ontogenetic changes in behavioral and kinematic components of prey capture strikes in a praying mantis. Evolutionary Ecology. In Press.


Nelson, J. A., K.J. Rieger, D. Gruber**,  M. Cutler*,  B. Buckner*, and C.E. Oufiero. Thermal tolerance of cyprinids along an urban-rural gradient: Plasticity, repeatability and effects of swimming and temperature shock. Journal of Thermal Biology. 103047.

Oufiero, C.E., K. Kraskura**, R. Bennington*, and J. A. Nelson. Individual repeatability of locomotor kinematics and swimming performance in a gymnotiform swimmer. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 94: 22-34.


Oufiero, C.E. Evolutionary diversification in the raptorial forelegs of Mantodea: relations to body size and depth perception. Journal of Morphology. 281 (4-5), 513-522.


Oufiero, C.E. The Organismal Form and Function lab-course: a new C.U.R.E. for a lack of authentic research experiences in organismal biology. Integrative Organismal Biology. Volume 1, Issue 1. obz021. Oufiero 2019 pdf

Whitlow**, K.R., Santini, F. and C.E. Oufiero. Convergent Evolution of Locomotor Morphology but not Performance in Gymnotiform Swimmers. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 32: 76-88.


VanOrsdel, C.E., J. P. Kelly, B. N. Burke, C. D. Lein, C. E. Oufiero, J. F. Sanchez, L. E. Wimmers, D. J. Hearn, F. J. Abuikhdair, K. R. Barnhart, M. L. Duley, S. E. G. Ernst, B. A. Kenerson, A. J. Serafin and M. R. Hemm. Identifying New Small Proteins in Escherichia coli. Proteomics. 18: 1700064.

Oufiero, C.E. and M.J. Van Sant. Variation and repeatability of cutaneous water loss and skin resistance in relation to temperature and diel variation in the lizard Sceloporus consobrinus. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 188: 671-681.  


Oufiero, C.E. and K.R. Whitlow**. The evolution of phenotypic plasticity in fish swimming. Current Zoology. 62: 475-488. pdf

Oufiero, C.E., T. Nguyen*, A. Sragner* and A. Ellis*. Patterns of variation in feeding strike kinematics of juvenile ghost praying mantis (Phyllocrania paradoxa): are components of the strike stereotypic? The Journal of Experimental Biology. 

Longo, S.J., M.D. McGee, C.E. Oufiero, T.B. Waltzek and P.C. Wainwright. Body ram, not suction, is the primary axis of suction feeding diversity in spiny-rayed fishes. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 219: 119-128.


McGee, M.D., J.W. Reustle, C.E. Oufiero, and P.C. Wainwright. Intermediate kinematics produce inferior feeding performance in a classic case of natural hybridization. American Naturalist186: 807-814.
– Featured in Outside JEB

Kraft. T.S., J.Wright, I. Turner, P.W. Lucas, C.E. Oufiero, M.N. S. Noor, I.F. Sun and N.J Dominy. Seed size and the evolution of leaf defenses. Journal of Ecology103: 1057-1068.


Oufiero, C.E. and G.E.A. GartnerThe effect of parity on morphological evolution among phrynosomatid lizards. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 27: 2559-2567.pdf

Oufiero, C.E., R. Meredith, K. Jugo, P.Tran, M.A. Chappell, M. Springer, D.N. Reznick and T. Garland, Jr. The evolution of the sexually selected sword in Xiphophorus does not compromise aerobic locomotor performance. Evolution 68: 1806-1823.pdf

Oufiero, C.E., K. Jugo and T. Garland, Jr. Swimming with a sword: Tail beat kinematics in relation to sword length in Xiphophorus.  Functional Ecology 28: 924-932. pdf

Price, S.A., L. Schmitz, C.E. Oufiero, R.I. Eytan, A. Dornburg, W.L. Smith, M. Friedman, T.J. Near and P.C. Wainwright. Two waves of colonization straddling the K-Pg boundary formed the modern reef fish fauna. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 281: 20140321pdf


Schmitz, L.S.,  R. Motani, C.E. Oufiero, C.H. Martin, M.D. McGee, and P.C. Wainwright. Potential enhanced ability of giant squid to detect sperm whales is an exaptation tied to their large body size. BMC Evolutionary Biology13: 226pdf

Schmitz, L.S.,  R. Motani, C.E. Oufiero, C.H. Martin, M.D. McGee, A.R. Gamarra*, J.J. Lee* and P.C. Wainwright. 2013. Allomtery indicates giant eyes of Giant Squid are not exceptional. BMC Evolutionary Biology13: 45pdf


Oufiero, C.E., R.A. Holzman, F.A. Young and P.C. Wainwright. 2012. New insights from serranid fishes on the role of trade-offs in suction feeding diversification.  The Journal of Experimental Biology215: 3845-3855pdf

Van Sant, M. J., C.E. Oufiero, A. Muñoz-Garcia, K.A. Hammond and J.B. Williams. 2012. A phylogenetic approach to total evaporative water loss in mammals. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 85: 526-532pdf

Oufiero, C.E., K. Jugo*, P. Tran* and T. Garland, Jr. 2012. As the sword grows: individual variation and ontogenetic effects of a sexually selected trait on locomotor performance in Xiphophorus hellerii. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 85: 684-693pdf

Pruitt, J.N., C.E. Oufiero, L. Avilés and S.E. Riechert. Iterative evolution of increased behavioral variation characterizes the transition to sociality in spiders and proves advantageous. The American Naturalist. 180:496-510.
Christopher E. Oufiero, Leticia Avilés, and Susan E. Riechert
The American Naturalist Jan 2021 Volume 197, Number 3pp. 392 – 392


Oufiero, C.E.$, G.E.A. Gartner$, S.C. Adolph,  and T. Garland Jr. 2011. Latitudinal and climatic variation in scale countsand body size in Sceloporus lizards:  a phylogenetic perspective. Evolution65:3590-3607 (Cover)pdf supplemental data
$These authors contributed equally

Oufiero, C.E., M.R. Walsh, D.N. Reznick, and T. Garland, Jr.  2011. Swimming performance trade-offs across a gradient in community composition in Trinidadian killifish (Rivulus hartii).Ecology 92:170-179. pdf


Oufiero, C.E. and M.J. Angilletta. 2010. The energetics of lizard embryos at fluctuating temperatures.Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83: 869-876. pdf
Featured in Outside JEB 213: iv as 10.1242/jeb.036749.


Oufiero, C.E. and T. Garland, Jr. 2009. Repeatability and correlation of swimming performances and morphology over varying time scales in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Functional Ecology 23: 969-978. pdf


Oufiero, C. E., and T. Garland, Jr. 2007. Evaluating performance costs of sexually selected traits. Functional Ecology 21: 676-689. pdf

Oufiero, C.E., A.J. Smith* and M.J. Angilletta. 2007. The importance of energetic versus pelvic constraints on reproductive allocation by the eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus). The Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 91: 513-521.pdf


Angilletta, M.J., C.E. Oufiero and A.D. Leaché. 2006. Direct and indirect effects of environmental temperature on the evolution of reproductive strategies: an information-theoretic approach. The American Naturalist 168: E123-E135. pdf

Oufiero, C.E. and M.J. Angilletta. 2006. Convergent evolution of embryonic growth and development in the eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus). Evolution 60: 1066-1075. pdf


Angilletta, M.J., C.E. Oufiero, and M.W. Sears. 2004. Thermal adaptation of maternal and embryonic phenotypes in a geographically widespread lizard. Pp. 258-266 in S. Morris and  A. Vosloo, eds. Animals and Environments. Proceedings of the Third International Conference of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry. Elsevier Press.  pdf

Technical Reports

Oufiero, C.E., G.E.A. Gartner, and T. Garland, Jr. 2008. Assessing California treefrogs; current status, threats, and long-term protection. Prepared for the U.S. Parks Service and Joshua Tree National Park.

(* undergraduate, ** graduate)