Fellowes M (Ed.) 2020.

30-Second Zoology

Ivy Press: London, UK.


In Review

Barnett JB, Yeager J, McEwen BL, Kinley I, Anderson HM, & Guevara J.

Ontogenetic colour change forms size dependent Müllerian mimicry.

In Review.

McEwen BL, Kinley I, Anderson HM, Pruitt JN, Yeager J, & Barnett JB.

Batesian mimics are more detectable than their model in aerial and terrestrial view.

In Review.

Barnett JB, Ford J, Guerra-Grenier E, Jreidini N, Benbahtane J, & Green DM.

Spatial and temporal context underlies ontogenetic changes in the effectiveness of camouflage.

In Review.


Yeager J & Barnett JB. 2022.

Continuous variation in an aposematic pattern affects background contrast but is not associated with differences in microhabitat use.

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10: 803996.


Barnett JB, Varela BJ, Jennings B, Lesbarrères D, Pruitt JN, & Green DM. 2021.

Habitat disturbance alters color contrast and the detectability of cryptic and aposematic frogs.

Behavioral Ecology 32: 814-825.


Yeager J & Barnett JB. 2021.

The influence of ultraviolet reflectance differs between conspicuous aposematic signals in Neotropical butterflies and poison frogs.

Ecology and Evolution 11: 13633-13640.


Barnett JB, Michalis C, Scott-Samuel NE, & Cuthill IC. 2021.

Color pattern variation forms local background matching camouflage in a leaf-mimicking toad.

Journal of Evolutionary Bi0logy 34: 1531-1540. 

† Joint first author.

Cover image


Anderson HM, Fisher DN, McEwen BL, Yeager J, Pruitt JN, & Barnett JB. 2021.

Episodic correlations in behaviour lateralisation differ between a poison frog and its mimic.

Animal Behaviour 174: 207-215.


Yeager J & Barnett JB. 2020.

Ultraviolet components offer minimal contrast enhancement to an aposematic signal.

Ecology and Evolution 10: 13576-13582.


Culbert BM, Talagala S, Barnett JB, Stanbrook E, Smale P, & Balshine S. 2020.

Context-dependent consequences of color biases in a social fish.

Behavioral Ecology 31: 1410-1419.


Barnett JB, Michalis C, Anderson HM, McEwen BL, Yeager J, Pruitt JN, Scott-Samuel, & Cuthill IC. 2020.

Imperfect transparency and camouflage in glass frog.

PNAS 117: 12885-12890.


Featured in:

The GuardianThe TimesDaily MailSmithsonian MagazineNational GeographicCanadian GeographicScientific American's 60-Second Science PodcastSciShow (YouTube)The ConversationThe Science BreakerIFLScienceZME ScienceThe Science TimesFutura SciencesGalileuSuperinteressanteGizmodo AustraliaHalifax TodayMSN

Doering GN, Sheehy KA, Barnett JB, & Pruitt JN. 2020.

Colony size and initial conditions combine to shape reunification dynamics.

Behavioural Processes 170: 103994.


Barnett JB, Michalis C, Scott-Samuel, & Cuthill IC. 2018.

Distance-dependent defensive coloration in the poison frog Dendrobates tinctorius, Dendrobatidae.

PNAS 115: 6416-6421.


Featured in:

Neue Zürcher ZeitungScience MagazineDiscover Magazineearth.comReptiles MagazineHerpetological Highlights Podcast

Barnett JB, Cuthill IC & Scott-Samuel. 2018.

Distance-dependent aposematism and camouflage in the cinnabar moth caterpillar (Tyria jacobaeae, Erebidae).

Royal Society Open Science 5: 171396.


Featured in:

BBC Wildlife MagazineScientific American's 60-Second Science Podcast 

Barnett JB, Cuthill IC, & Scott-Samuel NE. 2017.

Pattern blending can camouflage salient aposematic signals.

Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20170128.


Barnett JB, Redfern AS, Bhattacharyya-Dickson R, Clifton O, Courty T, Ho T, Hopes A, McPhee T, Merrison K, Owen R, Scott-Samuel NE, & Cuthill IC. 2016.

Stripes for warning and stripes for hiding: spatial frequency and detection distance.

Behavioral Ecology 28: 373-381.


Barnett JB, Scott-Samuel NE, & Cuthill IC. 2016.

Aposematism: balancing salience and camouflage.

Biology Letters 12: 20160335.


Barnett JB & Cuthill IC. 2014.

Distance-dependent defensive coloration.

Current Biology 24: R1157-R1158.


Barnett JB, Benbow RL, Ismail A, & Fellowes MDE. 2013.

Abundance and diversity of anurans in a regenerating former oil palm planation in Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia.

Herpetological Bulletin 125: 1-9.


Barnett JB. 2011.

Pigmentation loss and regeneration in a captive wild type axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum.

Herpetological Bulletin 115: 17-18.


Popular Articles

Barnett JB. 2021.

It's clear: the glass frog's transparent belly has a special advantage.

The Science Breaker.


Barnett JB. 2020.

Glass frogs, ghost shrimp and clearwing butterflies use transparency to evade predators.

The Conversation.


Barnett JB. 2013.

Camouflage and the Amphibia.

FrogLog 170: 12-14.