Darrell Kemp

Associate Professor

  • 2478 Citations
  • 29 h-Index
1987 …2019
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Research Outputs 1987 2019

Abiotic and biotic predictors of macroecological patterns in bird and butterfly coloration

Dalrymple, R. L., Flores-Moreno, H., Kemp, D. J., White, T. E., Laffan, S. W., Hemmings, F. A., Hitchcock, T. D. & Moles, A. T., May 2018, In : Ecological Monographs. 88, 2, p. 204-224 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
butterfly
butterflies
bird
color
birds

A clearer view from fuzzy images

Herberstein, M. E. & Kemp, D. J., 27 Jan 2012, In : Science. 335, 6067, p. 409-410 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveyResearchpeer-review

Depth Perception
Spiders

Aerial contests, sexual selection and flight morphology in solitary pompilid wasps

Kemp, D. J. & Alcock, J., Feb 2008, In : Ethology. 114, 2, p. 195-202 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Wasps
sexual selection
wasp
flight
Sex Characteristics

Ageing, reproductive value, and the evolution of lifetime fighting behaviour

Kemp, D. J., Aug 2006, In : Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 88, 4, p. 565-578 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

fighting
fighting behavior
life history
sexual selection
aggression

Age-related site fidelity in the territorial butterfly Hypolimnas bolina (L.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)

Kemp, D. J., 2001, In : Australian Journal of Entomology. 40, 1, p. 65-68 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hypolimnas bolina
site fidelity
Nymphalidae
philopatry
butterfly

Age-specific reproductive investment and offspring performance in an orb-web spider, Argiope radon

Ameri, M., Kemp, D. J., Barry, K. L. & Herberstein, M. E., Jun 2019, In : Evolutionary Biology. 46, 2, p. 207-215 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Argiope
spider web
radon
Araneae
egg

An integrative framework for the appraisal of coloration in nature

Kemp, D. J., Herberstein, M. E., Fleishman, L. J., Endler, J. A., Bennett, A. T. D., Dyer, A. G., Hart, N. S., Marshall, J. & Whiting, M. J., Jun 2015, In : American Naturalist. 185, 6, p. 705-724 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
color
animal
photoreception
appraisal
analytical framework

A novel method of behavioural thermoregulation in butterflies

Kemp, D. J. & Krockenberger, A. K., Nov 2002, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 15, 6, p. 922-929 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Butterflies
thermoregulation
Body Temperature Regulation
Posture
butterfly

A survival cost to mating in a polyandrous butterfly, Colias eurytheme

Kemp, D. J. & Rutowski, R. L., Apr 2004, In : Oikos. 105, 1, p. 65-70 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Colias eurytheme
butterfly
butterflies
cost
fecundity

Behavioural thermoregulation in butterflies: The interacting effects of body size and basking posture in Hypolimnas bolina (L.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)

Kemp, D. J. & Krockenberger, A. K., 2004, In : Australian Journal of Zoology. 52, 3, p. 229-236 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hypolimnas bolina
thermoregulation
Nymphalidae
posture
butterfly

Birds, butterflies and flowers in the tropics are not more colourful than those at higher latitudes

Dalrymple, R. L., Kemp, D. J., Flores-Moreno, H., Laffan, S. W., White, T. E., Hemmings, F. A., Tindall, M. L. & Moles, A. T., 1 Dec 2015, In : Global Ecology and Biogeography. 24, 12, p. 1424-1432 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

butterfly
butterflies
tropics
flower
bird

Butterfly contests and flight physiology: Why do older males fight harder?

Kemp, D. J., 2002, In : Behavioral Ecology. 13, 4, p. 456-461 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

butterfly
butterflies
physiology
flight
Hypolimnas bolina

Butterfly growth and development: the role of phosphorus

Merry, J. W., Kemp, DJ., Bertram, S. M. & Rutowski, R. L., Dec 2005, In : Integrative and Comparative Biology. 45, 6, p. 1167-1167 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractResearch

Open Access

Can older males deliver the good genes?

Brooks, R. & Kemp, D. J., 1 Jun 2001, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 16, 6, p. 308-313 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

mating behavior
gene
genes
mate choice
sexual selection

Color polymorphic lures target different visual channels in prey

White, T. E. & Kemp, D. J., 1 Jun 2016, In : Evolution. 70, 6, p. 1398-1408 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Spiders
Color
spider
color
Araneae

Color polymorphism in spiny spiders (gasteracantha fornicata): Testing the adaptive significance of a geographically clinal lure

Kemp, D. J., Holmes, C., Congdon, B. C. & Edwards, W., Dec 2013, In : Ethology. 119, 12, p. 1126-1137 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Gasteracantha
polymorphism
spider
Araneae
color

Colour and luminance contrasts predict the human detection of natural stimuli in complex visual environments

White, T. E., Rojas, B., Mappes, J., Rautiala, P. & Kemp, D. J., 30 Sep 2017, In : Biology Letters. 13, 9, p. 1-5 5 p., 20170375.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Color
Color Perception
Psychophysics
Visual Perception
color

Colour pattern evolution in butterflies: A phylogenetic analysis of structural ultraviolet and melanic markings in North American sulphurs

Kemp, D. J., Rutowski, R. L. & Mendoza, M., Jan 2005, In : Evolutionary Ecology Research. 7, 1, p. 133-141 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Butterflies
Sulfur
butterfly
butterflies
sulfur

Colour polymorphic lures exploit innate preferences for spectral versus luminance cues in dipteran prey

White, T. E. & Kemp, D. J., 14 Aug 2017, In : BMC Evolutionary Biology. 17, 1, p. 1-10 10 p., 191.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
spider
morphs
polymorphism
color
arthropod

Colour polymorphism

White, T. E. & Kemp, D. J., 11 Jul 2016, In : Current Biology. 26, 13, p. R517-R518 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Polymorphism
polymorphism
Animals
Color
color

Condition dependence, quantitative genetics, and the potential signal content of iridescent ultraviolet butterfly coloration

Kemp, D. J. & Rutowski, R. L., Jan 2007, In : Evolution. 61, 1, p. 168-183 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Butterflies
quantitative genetics
butterfly
butterflies
Color

Conspicuousness of Dickerson's collared lizard (Crotaphytus dickersonae) through the eyes of conspecifics and predators

MacEdonia, J. M., Lappin, A. K., Loew, E. R., McGuire, J. A., Hamilton, P. S., Plasman, M., Brandt, Y., Lemos-Espinal, J. A. & Kemp, D. J., Aug 2009, In : Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 97, 4, p. 749-765 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

lizard
lizards
eyes
predator
predators

Contest behavior in territorial male butterflies: Does size matter?

Kemp, D. J., 2000, In : Behavioral Ecology. 11, 6, p. 591-596 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Butterflies
Dissent and Disputes
Body Size
Internship and Residency
butterfly

Contest behaviour in butterflies: fighting without weapons

Kemp, D. J., 2013, Animal contests. Hardy, I. C. W. & Briffa, M. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 134-146 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Contest behaviour in the speckled wood butterfly (Pararge aegeria): Seasonal phenotypic plasticity and the functional significance of flight performance

Kemp, D. J., Wiklund, C. & Van Dyck, H., Jan 2006, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 59, 3, p. 403-411 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pararge aegeria
Butterflies
phenotypic plasticity
butterfly
Aptitude
Hypolimnas bolina
Ledum
Nymphalidae
butterfly
butterflies

Costly copulation in the wild: Mating increases the risk of parasitoid-mediated death in swarming locusts

Kemp, D. J., Jan 2012, In : Behavioral Ecology. 23, 1, p. 191-194 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

swarming
locust
copulation
locusts
parasitoid

Dissecting the variation of a visual trait: The proximate basis of UV-Visible reflectance in crab spiders (Thomisidae)

Gawryszewski, F. M., Birch, D., Kemp, D. J. & Herberstein, M. E., 1 Jan 2015, In : Functional Ecology. 29, 1, p. 44-54 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Thomisidae
spider
reflectance
crab
color

Diversity in structural ultraviolet coloration among female sulphur butterflies (Coliadinae, Pieridae)

Rutowski, R. L., Macedonia, J. M., Kemp, D. J. & Taylor-Taft, L., Sep 2007, In : Arthropod Structure and Development. 36, 3, p. 280-290 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pieridae
Butterflies
Sulfur
butterfly
butterflies

Does it Pay to Care? Exploring the Costs and Benefits of Parental Care in the Hibiscus Harlequin Bug Tectocoris diophthalmus (Heteroptera: Scutelleridae)

Giffney, R. A. & Kemp, D. J., 2014, In : Ethology. 120, 6, p. 607-615 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Tectocoris diophthalmus
Murgantia histrionica
Scutelleridae
Hibiscus
parental care

Evolution of displays in Galápagos lava lizards: comparative analyses of signallers and robot playbacks to receivers

Clark, D. L., Macedonia, J. M., Rowe, J. W., Stuart, M. A., Kemp, D. J. & Ord, T. J., Nov 2015, In : Animal Behaviour. 109, p. 33-44 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

lava
robots
lizard
lizards
sexual selection

Exploring the perceptual canvas of signal evolution: Comment on Kelley and Kelley

Kemp, D. J. & White, T. E., 2014, In : Behavioral Ecology. 25, 3, p. 467-468 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

Extreme short-term repeatability of male courtship performance in a tropical orb-web spider

Wignall, A. E., Kemp, D. J. & Herberstein, M. E., 2014, In : Behavioral Ecology. 25, 5, p. 1083-1088 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

spider web
courtship
repeatability
mating behavior
mate choice

Female butterflies prefer males bearing bright iridescent ornamentation

Kemp, D. J., 22 Apr 2007, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 274, 1613, p. 1043-1047 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Bearings (structural)
Butterflies
ornamentation
butterfly
butterflies

Female iridescent colour ornamentation in a butterfly that displays mutual ornamentation: is it a sexual signal?

Rutowski, R. L. & Kemp, D. J., 1 Apr 2017, In : Animal Behaviour. 126, p. 301-307 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

ornamentation
butterfly
butterflies
color
mate choice

Female mate choice determines reproductive isolation between sympatric butterflies

Friberg, M., Vongvanich, N., Borg-Karlson, A. K., Kemp, D. J., Merilaita, S. & Wiklund, C., Apr 2008, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 62, 6, p. 873-886 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Reproductive Isolation
Courtship
Butterflies
reproductive isolation
mate choice

Female mating biases for bright ultraviolet iridescence in the butterfly Eurema hecabe (Pieridae)

Kemp, D. J., 2008, In : Behavioral Ecology. 19, 1, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pieridae
Butterflies
butterfly
butterflies
mating behavior

Female mating preferences and male signal variation in iridescent Hypolimnas butterflies

Kemp, D. J., Jones, D., Macedonia, J. M. & Krockenberger, A. K., 2014, In : Animal Behaviour. 87, p. 221-229 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hypolimnas
mating behavior
butterfly
butterflies
color

Fighting without weaponry: A review of male-male contest competition in butterflies

Kemp, D. J. & Wiklund, C., May 2001, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 49, 6, p. 429-442 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

weaponry
contest competition
Butterflies
fighting
butterfly

Gaping displays reveal and amplify a mechanically based index of weapon performance

Lappin, A. K., Brandt, Y., Husak, J. F., Macedonia, J. M. & Kemp, D. J., Jul 2006, In : American Naturalist. 168, 1, p. 100-113 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
weapon
lizard
lizards
muscle
muscles

Habitat selection and territoriality

Kemp, D., 2018, Insect behavior: from mechanisms to ecological and evolutionary consequences. Córdoba-Aguilar, A., González-Tokman, D. & González-Santoyo, I. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 80-97 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

territoriality
habitat preferences
insects
Zygoptera
gauges

Heightened phenotypic variation and age-based fading of ultraviolet butterfly wing coloration

Kemp, D. J., Mar 2006, In : Evolutionary Ecology Research. 8, 3, p. 515-527 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Butterflies
phenotypic variation
butterfly
butterflies
color

Heritability of acoustic signalling time in the Texas field cricket, Gryllus texensis

Bertram, S. M., Kemp, D. J., Johnson, J. S., Orozco, S. X. & Gorelick, R., Oct 2007, In : Evolutionary Ecology Research. 9, 6, p. 975-986 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Gryllus texensis
Gryllidae
cricket
heritability
Acoustics

Incomplete offspring sex bias in Australian populations of the butterfly Eurema hecabe

Kemp, D. J., Thomson, F. E., Edwards, W. & Iturbe-Ormaetxe, I., 1 Mar 2017, In : Heredity. 118, 3, p. 284-292 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Sexism
Butterflies
Nuclear Family
Sex Ratio
Feminization

Information in the Biosphere: Biological and Digital Worlds

Gillings, M. R., Hilbert, M. & Kemp, D. J., 1 Mar 2016, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 31, 3, p. 180-189 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

biosphere
parallel evolution
DNA
artificial intelligence
labor division

Integrating Functional and Evolutionary Approaches to the Study of Color-Based Animal Signals

Kemp, D. J. & Grether, G. F., 20 Jan 2015, Animal Signaling and Function: An Integrative Approach. Irschick, D. J., Briffa, M. & Podos, J. (eds.). Hoboken, USA: Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley, p. 111-140 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Animals
Color
color
animals
Pigments

Investigating the consistency of mate-locating behavior in the territorial butterfly Hypolimnas bolina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)

Kemp, D. J., 2001, In : Journal of Insect Behavior. 14, 1, p. 129-147 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hypolimnas bolina
Nymphalidae
butterfly
butterflies
Lepidoptera

Iridescent ultraviolet signal in the orange sulphur butterfly (Colias eurytheme): Spatial, temporal and spectral properties

Rutowski, R. L., Macedonia, J. M., Merry, J. W., Morehouse, N. I., Yturralde, K., Taylor-Taft, L., Gaalema, D., Kemp, D. J. & Papke, R. S., Feb 2007, In : Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 90, 2, p. 349-364 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Colias eurytheme
Butterflies
Sulfur
butterfly
butterflies

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.

Kemp, D. J., Wiklund, C. & Gotthard, K., May 2006, In : Ethology. 112, 5, p. 471-477 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pararge aegeria
Butterflies
butterfly
life history
butterflies

Lifetime Resource Utilization, Flight Physiology, and the Evolution of Contest Competition in Territorial Insects

Kemp, D. J. & Alcock, J., 1 Sep 2003, In : American Naturalist. 162, 3, p. 290-301 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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contest competition
physiology
flight
Cuterebra
life history