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Gray, D. A. 2022. Sexual selection and ‘species recognition’ revisited: serial processing and order-of-operations in mate choice. Proc. R. Soc. B 289: 20212687

* Talavera, J. B., * Collosi, E., * Clark, M. I., Robertson, J. M. & Gray, D. A. 2021. Minimal prezygotic isolation between ecologically divergent sibling species. Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society: 132 (1), 32-43

* Dobbs, O.L., * Talavera, J. B., * Rossi, S. M., * Menjivar, S. & Gray, D. A. 2020 Signaler-receiver-eavesdropper: risks and rewards of variation in the dominant frequency of male cricket calls. Ecology and Evolution 10: 12364-12371

Gray, D. A., Weissman, D. B., Cole, J. A., Lemmon, E. M., & Lemmon, A.R. (2020). Multilocus phylogeny of Gryllus field crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Gryllinae) utilizing anchored hybrid enrichment. Zootaxa, 4750(3), zootaxa-4750.

Weissman, D. B. & Gray, D. A. 2019. Crickets of the genus Gryllus in the United States (Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Gryllinae). Zootaxa 4705: 1-277.

Gray, D. A., Kunerth, H. D., Zuk, M., Cade, W. H., & Balenger, S. L. 2019. Molecular biogeography and host relations of a parasitoid fly. Ecology and Evolution 9 (19):11476-11493.

Weissman, D. B, De Luca, P. A., Judge, K. A., & Gray, D. A. 2019. The identity of the Bahama endemic field cricket Gryllus bryanti Morse (Orthoptera: Gryllidae; Gryllinae; Gryllini). Zootaxa 4550 (1): 135-140. DOI:

Gray, D. A., *Hormozi, S., Libby, F. R., & Cohen, R. W. 2018. Induced expression of a vestigial sexual signal. Biology Letters 14: 20180095.

*Oliva, M. V., Kaiser, K., Robertson, J. M., & Gray, D. A. 2018. Call recognition and female choice in a treefrog with a multicomponent call.  Ethology 124 (5): 331-337.

Blankers, T., Vilaca, S., Waurick, I., Gray, D. A., Hennig, M., Mazzoni, C., Mayer, F., & Berdan, E. 2018. Demography and selection shape transcriptomic divergence in field crickets. Evolution 72 (3): 553-567. DOI: 10.1111/evo.13435

Kilmer, J. T., Fowler-Finn, K. D., Gray, D. A., Höbel, G., Rebar, D., Reichert, M. S., &  Rodríguez, R. L. 2017. Describing mate preference functions and other function-valued traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30: 1658-1673. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13122

Gray, D. A., Gabel, E., Blankers, T., & Hennig, R. M. 2016. Multivariate female preference tests reveal latent perceptual biases. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. .

Blankers, T., Gray, D. A, & Hennig, R. M. 2017. Multivariate phenotypic evolution: divergent acoustic signals and sexual selection in Gryllus field crickets. Evolutionary Biology 44: 43-55. doi:10.1007/s11692-016-9388-1

Gabel, E., Gray, D. A., & Hennig, R. M. 2016. How the ‘what’ and ‘where’ of male acoustic signals drive the choice for a mating partner in chirping and trilling field crickets. J. Comparative Physiology A 202: 823-837

Hennig, R. M., Blankers, T., & Gray, D. A. 2016. Divergence in male cricket song and female preference functions in three allopatric sister species. J. Comparative Physiology A: 202:347-360.

Gray, D. A., * Gutierrez, N. J., * Chen, T. L., * Gonzalez, C., Weissman, D. B., & Cole, J. A. 2016. Species divergence in field crickets: genetics, song, ecomorphology, and pre- and postzygotic isolation. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 117: 192-205. DOI: 10.1111/bij.12668

Blankers, T., Hennig, R. M. & Gray, D. A. 2015. Conservation of multivariate female preference functions and preference mechanisms in three species of trilling field crickets. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28: 630-641 doi: 10.1111/jeb.12599.

* Conroy, L. P. & Gray, D. A. 2015. Male armaments and reproductive behavior in “Nutcracker” camel crickets (Rhaphidophoridae, Pristoceuthophilus). Insects 2015: (6) 85-99.

Rodríguez, R. L., Araya-Salas, M., Gray, D. A, Reichert, M. S., Symes, L. B., Wilkins, M. R., Safran, R. J. & Höbel. G. 2015. How acoustic signals scale with individual body size: common trends across diverse taxa. Behavioral Ecology 26: 168-177 doi: 10.1093/beheco/aru174.

* Conroy, L. P. & Gray, D. A. 2014. Forced copulation as a conditional alternative strategy in camel crickets. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68: 1431-1439.

Dillman, A. R., Cronin, C. J., Tang, J., Gray, D. A. & Sternberg, P. W. 2014. A modified mole cricket lure and description of Scapteriscus borellii (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae) range expansion and calling song in California. Environmental Entomology 43: 146-156.

Rodríguez, R. L., Boughman, J. W., Gray, D. A., Hebets, E. A., Höbel, G. & Symes, L. B. 2013. Diversification under sexual selection: the relative roles of mate preference strength and the degree of divergence in mate preferences. Ecology Letters 16: 964-974.

* Haley, E. L. & Gray, D. A. 2013. Abdominal tubercles of adult male camel crickets, Pristoceuthophilus marmoratus Rehn (Orthoptera:Rhaphidophoridae), produce cues attractive to females. Journal of Insect Behavior 26: 804-811.

Weissman, D. B., Gray, D. A., Pham, H. T. & Tijssen, P. 2012. Billions and billions sold: Pet-feeder crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllidae), commercial cricket farms, an epizootic densovirus, and government regulations make for a potential disaster. Zootaxa 3504: 67-88.

Safran, R., Flaxman, S., Kopp, M., Irwin, D. E., Briggs, D., Evans, M. R., Funk, W. C., Gray, D. A., Hebets, E. A., Seddon, N., Scordato, E., Symes, L. B., Tobias, J. A., Toews, D. P. L. & Uy, J. A. C. 2012. A robust, new metric of phenotypic distance to estimate and compare multiple trait differences among populations. Current Zoology 58: 426-439.

* Haley, E. L. & Gray, D. A. 2012. Mating behavior and dual-purpose armaments in a camel cricket. Ethology 118: 49-56.

Gray, D. A. 2011. Speciation, divergence, and the origin of Gryllus rubens: behavior, morphology, and molecules. Insects 2: 195-209.

* Paur, J. & Gray, D. A. 2011. Individual consistency, learning and memory in a parasitoid fly, Ormia ochracea. Animal Behaviour 82:825-830.

* Paur, J. & Gray, D. A. 2011. Seasonal dynamics and overwintering strategy of the tachinid fly (Diptera: Tachinidae), Ormia ochracea (Bigot) in southern California. Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews 4: 145-156.

* Sakaguchi, K. S. & Gray, D. A. 2011. Host song selection by an acoustically-orienting parasitoid fly exploiting a multi-species assemblage of cricket hosts. Animal Behaviour 81: 851-858.

* Izzo, A. S. & D. A. Gray 2011. Heterospecific courtship and sequential mate choice in sister species of field crickets. Animal Behaviour 81: 259-264.

Pellis, S. M., Gray, D. A. & Cade, W. H. 2009. The judder of the cricket: the invariance underlying the variance in behavior. International Journal of Comparative Psychology 22: 188-205.

Weissman, D. B., Walker, T. J. & Gray, D. A. 2009. The Jamaican field cricket Gryllus assimilis and two new sister species (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 102: 367-380.

Gray, D. A., Huang, H. & Knowles, L. L. 2008. Molecular evidence of a peripatric origin for two sympatric species of field cricket (Gryllus rubens and G. texensis) revealed from coalescent simulations and population genetic tests. Molecular Ecology 17: 3836-3855.

Gray, D. A., * Banuelos, C. M, Walker, S. E., Cade, W. H. & Zuk, M. 2007. Behavioral specialization among populations of the acoustically orienting parasitoid fly Ormia ochracea utilizing different cricket species as hosts. Animal Behaviour 73: 99-104.

Gray, D. A., * Barnfield, P., * Seifried, M. & Richards, M. 2006. Molecular divergence between Gryllus rubens and Gryllus texensis, a cryptic species-pair of field crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). Canadian Entomologist 138: 305-313.

Gray, D. A. 2005. Does courtship behavior contribute to species-level reproductive isolation in field crickets? Behavioral Ecology 16: 201-206.

O’Hara, J. & Gray, D. A. 2004. Two new Orthopteran hosts of North American Polideini (Diptera: Tachinidae). Entomological News 115: 171-172.

* Izzo, A. S. & Gray, D. A. 2004. Cricket song in sympatry: examining reproductive character displacement and species specificity of song in Gryllus rubens. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 97: 831-837.

* Saidy, J. & Gray, D. A. 2004. Observations of the acoustic behavior of Hoplosphyrum boreale (Scudder) a common scaly cricket of Southern California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 103: 34-43.

* Fitzpatrick, M. J. & Gray, D. A 2001.  Divergence in the courtship songs of the field crickets Gryllus texensis and G. rubens (Orthopera, Gryllidae). Ethology 107: 1075-1085

Gray, D. A. & * Eckhardt, G. 2001.  Is cricket courtship song condition dependent? Animal Behaviour 62: 871-877.

Gray, D. A., Walker, T. J., * Conley, B. E. & Cade, W. H. 2001. A morphological means of distinguishing females of the cryptic field cricket species, Gryllus rubens and G. texensis (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). Florida Entomologist 84: 314-315.

Gray, D. A. & Cade, W. H. 2000.  Sexual selection and speciation in field crickets.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 97: 14449-14454.

Kiflawi, M. & Gray, D. A. 2000. Size-dependent response to conspecific mating calls by male crickets. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B 267: 2157-2161.

* Martin, S. D., Gray, D. A. & Cade, W. H. 2000. Fine-scale temperature effects on cricket calling song. Canadian Journal of Zoology 78: 706-712.

Gray, D. A. & Cade, W. H. 2000. Senescence in field crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllidae): examining the effects of sex and a sex-biased parasitoid. Canadian Journal of Zoology 78:140-143.

Gray, D. A. 1999. Intrinsic factors affecting female choice in house crickets: time cost, female age, nutritional condition, body size, and size-relative reproductive investment. Journal of Insect Behavior 12: 691-700.

Gray, D. A. & Cade, W. H. 1999. Correlated-response-to-selection experiments designed to test for a genetic correlation between female preferences and male traits yield biased results. Animal Behaviour 58:1325-1327.

Gray, D. A. & Cade, W. H. 1999. Quantitative genetics of sexual selection in the field cricket, Gryllus integer. Evolution 53: 848-854.

Gray, D. A. & Cade, W. H. 1999. Sex, death and genetic variation: natural and sexual selection on cricket song.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B 266: 707-709.

* Tachon, G., Murray, A.-M., Gray, D. A. & Cade, W. H. 1999. Agonistic displays and the benefits of fighting in the field cricket, Gryllus bimaculatus. Journal of Insect Behavior 12: 533-543.

Gray, D. A. 1998. Sex differences in susceptibility of house crickets, Acheta domesticus, to experimental infection with Serratia liquefaciens.  Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 71: 288-289.

Gray, D. A. 1997. Female house crickets, Acheta domesticus, prefer the chirps of large males.  Animal Behaviour 54: 1553-1562.

Gray, D. A. 1996. Carotenoids and sexual dichromatism in North American passerine birds. American Naturalist 148: 453-480.

Gray, D. A. & Hagelin, J. H. 1996. Song repertoires and sensory exploitation: reconsidering the case of the common grackle. Animal Behaviour 52: 795-800.

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