Wagner, W. E. Jr, O. M. Beckers, A. E. Tolle and A. L. Basolo. 2012. Tradeoffs limit the evolution of male
traits that are attractive to females.Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B;279:2899–2906.
- Beckers, O. M. and W. E. Wagner Jr. 2012. Divergent preferences for song structure between a field cricket
and its phonotactic parasitoid;Journal of Insect Behavior 25: 467–477.
- Beckers, O. M., C. M. Martin and W. E. Wagner Jr. 2011. Survival of Ormia ochracea larvae (Diptera:
Tachinidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 84: 235–237.
- Beckers, O. M. and W. E. Wagner Jr. 2011. Male field crickets infested by parasitoid flies express
phenotypes that may benefit the parasitoids. Animal Behaviour 82: 1151–1157.
Wagner, W. E. Jr. 2011. Direct benefits and the evolution of female mating preferences: conceptual problems,
potential solutions, and a field cricket. Advances in the Study Behavior 43: 273-319.
- Mitra, C., W. E. Wagner Jr, A. J. Zera and A. E. Tolle. 2011. Variation in singing behaviour among wing
and flight-muscle morphs of the sand field cricket, Gryllus firmus. Ecological Entomology 36: 152-160.
- Beckers, O. M. and W. E. Wagner Jr. 2011. Mate sampling strategies in field crickets: evidence for fixed
threshold with last chance option. Animal Behaviour 81: 519-527.
- Tolle, A. E. and W. E. Wagner Jr. 2011. Costly signals in a field cricket can indicate high or low quality
direct benefits depending upon the environment. Evolution 65: 283-294.
- Martin, C. M. and W. E. Wagner Jr. 2010. Female field crickets incur increased parasitism risk when near
preferred song. PLoS ONE 5(3): e9592.
Wagner, W. E. Jr and A. L. Basolo. 2008. Incidental sanctions and the evolution of direct benefits. Ethology
Wagner, W. E. Jr, A. R. Smith, and A. L. Basolo. 2007. False promises: females spurn cheating males in a
field cricket. Biology Letters 3: 379-381.
Wagner, W. E. Jr and A. L. Basolo. 2007. Host preferences in a phonotactic parasitoid of field crickets: the
relative importance of host song characters. Ecological Entomology 32: 478-484.
Wagner, W. E. Jr. and A. L. Basolo. 2007. The relative importance of different direct benefits in the mate
choices of a field cricket. Evolution 61: 617-622.
- Basolo, A. L. and W. E. Wagner Jr. 2006. Genetic variation in maternal investment patterns in Platyfish
Xiphophorus maculatus. Zebrafish 3: 339-345.
Wagner, W. E. Jr. 2005. Male field crickets that provide reproductive benefits to females incur higher
costs. Ecological Entomology 30: 350-357.
- Olvido, A. E. and W. E. Wagner Jr. 2004. Signal components, acoustic preference functions, and sexual
selection in a cricket. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 83: 461-472.
- Basolo, A. L. and W. E. Wagner Jr. 2004. Covariation between predation risk, body size and fin elaboration
in the green swordtail, Xiphophorus helleri. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 83: 87-100.
Wagner, W. E. Jr and C. J. Harper. 2003. Female life span and fertility are increased by the ejaculates of
preferred males. Evolution 57: 2054-2066.
- Rosenthal, G. G., W. E. Wagner Jr and M. J. Ryan. 2002. Secondary reduction of preference for swords in
the pygmy swordtail Xiphophorus nigrensis (Pisces: Poeciliidae). Animal Behaviour 63: 37-45.
Wagner, W. E. Jr, M. R. Smeds and D. D. Wiegmann. 2001. Experience affects female responses to male song in
the variable field cricket, Gryllus lineaticeps (Orthoptera, Gryllidae). Ethology 107: 769-776.
Wagner, W. E. Jr, R. J. Kelley, K. R. Tucker and C. J. Harper. 2001. Females receive a life span benefit
from male ejaculates in a field cricket. Evolution 55: 994-1001.
Wagner, W. E. Jr and M. G. Reiser. 2000. The relative importance of calling song and courtship song in
female mate choice in the variable field cricket. Animal Behaviour 59: 1219-1226.
Wagner, W. E. Jr and W. W. Hoback. 1999. Nutritional effects on male calling behaviour in the variable field
cricket. Animal Behaviour 57: 89–95.
Wagner, W. E. Jr. 1998. Measuring female mating preferences. Animal Behaviour 55: 1029–1042.
- Hoback, W. W. and W. E. Wagner Jr. 1997. The energetic cost of calling in the variable field cricket,
Gryllus lineaticeps. Physiological Entomology 22: 286–290.
- Morris, M., W. E. Wagner Jr, and M. J. Ryan. 1996. A negative correlation between trait and mate
preference in Xiphophorus pygmaeus. Animal Behaviour 52: 1193–1203.
Wagner, W. E. Jr. 1996. Convergent song preferences between female field crickets and acoustically orienting
parasitoid flies. Behavioral Ecology 7: 279–285.
Wagner, W. E. Jr, A.-M. Murray and W. H. Cade. 1995. Phenotypic variation in the mating preferences of
female field crickets (Gryllus integer). Animal Behaviour 49: 1269–1281.
Wagner, W. E. Jr and B. K. Sullivan. 1995. Sexual selection in the Gulf Coast toad (Bufo valliceps): female
choice based on variable characters. Animal Behaviour 49: 305–319.
Wagner, W. E. Jr. 1992. Deceptive or honest signalling of fighting ability? A test of alternative hypotheses
for the function of changes in call dominant frequency by male cricket frogs. Animal Behaviour 44: 449–462.
Wagner, W. E. Jr and B. K. Sullivan. 1992. Chorus organization in the Gulf Coast toad (Bufo valliceps): male
and female behavior, and the opportunity for sexual selection. Copeia 1992: 647–658.
- Ryan, M. J., D. K. Hews, and W. E. Wagner Jr. 1990. Sexual selection on alleles that determine body size
in the swordtail Xiphophorus nigrensis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 26: 231–237.
Wagner, W. E. Jr. 1989. Fighting, assessment, and frequency alteration in Blanchard's cricket frog.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 25: 429–436.
Wagner, W. E. Jr. 1989. Graded aggressive signals in Blanchard's cricket frog: vocal responses to opponent
proximity and size. Animal Behaviour 38: 1025–1038.
Wagner, W. E. Jr. 1989. Social correlates of variation in male calling behavior in Blanchard's cricket frog,
Acris crepitans blanchardi. Ethology 82: 27–45.
- Sullivan, B. K. and W. E. Wagner Jr. 1988. Variation in advertisement and release calls, and social
influences on calling behavior in the Gulf Coast toad (Bufo valliceps). Copeia 1988: 1014–1020.
- Ryan, M. J. and W. E. Wagner Jr. 1987. Mating asymmetries between species: female swordtails prefer to
mate with heterospecifics. Science 236: 595–597.
Wagner, W. E. Jr. 1986. Tadpoles and pollen observations on the feeding behavior of Hyla regilla larvae