Peer-reviewed journal articles

2021 & In Press

127. Schwarz R, Stark G, Antonopolous A, Itescu Y, Pafilis P, Chapple DG, Meiri S (In Press) Specialist versus generalist at the intraspecific level: functional morphology and substrate preference of Mediodactylus kotschyi geckos. Integrative and Comparative Biology.

126. Michael DR, Moore H, Wassens S, Craig MD, Tingley R, Chapple DG, O’Sullivan J, Hobbs RJ, Nimmo DG (In Press) Rock removal associated with agricultural intensification will exacerbate loss of reptile diversity. Journal of Applied Ecology.

125. Chapple DG, Roll U, Böhm M, Aguilar R, Amey AP, Austin CC, Baling M, Barley AJ, Bates MF, Bauer AM, Blackburn DG, Bowles P, Brown RM, Candramouli SR, Chirio L, Cogger H, Colli GR, Conradie W, Couper PJ, Cowan MA, Craig MD, Das I, Datta-Roy A, Dickman CR, Ellis RJ, Fenner AL, Ford S, Ganesh SR, Gardner MG, Geissler P, Gillespie GR, Glaw F, Greenlees MJ, Griffith OW, Grismer LL, Haines ML, Harris DJ, Hedges SB, Hitchmough RA, Hoskin CJ, Hutchinson MN, Ineich I, Janssen J, Johnston GR, Karin BR, Keogh JS, Kraus F, LeBreton M, Lymberakis P, Masroor R, McDonald PJ, Mecke S, Melville J, Melzer S, Michael DR, Miralles A, Mitchell NJ, Nelson NJ, Nguyen TQ, Nogueira CDC, Ota H, Pafilis P, Pauwels OSG, Perera A, Pincheira-Donoso D, Reed RN, Ribeiro-Junior MA, Riley JL, Rocha S, Rutherford PL, Sadlier RA, Shacham B, Shea GM, Shine R, Slavenko A, Stow A, Sumner J, Tallowin OJS, Teale R, Torres-Carvajal O, Trape JF, Uetz P, Ukuwela KDB, Valentine L, Van Dyke JU, van Winkel D, Vasconcelos R, Vences M, Wagner P, Wapstra E, While GM, Whiting MJ, Whittington CM, Wilson S, Ziegler T, Tingley R, Meiri S (2021) Conservation status of the world’s skinks (Scincidae): taxonomic and geographic patterns in extinction risk. Biological Conservation 257: 109101

124. Stobo-Wilson AM, Murphy BP, Legge SM, Chapple DG, Crawford HM, Dawson SJ, Dickman CR, Doherty TS, Fleming PA, Gentle M, Newsom TM, Palmer R, Rees M, Ritchie E, Speed J, Stuart JM, Thompson E, Turpin J, Woinarski JCZ (In Press) Reptiles as food: predation of Australian reptiles by introduced red foxes compounds and complements predation by cats. Wildlife Research.

123. Norris J, Tingley R, Meiri S, Chapple DG (2021) Environmental correlates of morphological diversity in Australian  geckos. Global Ecology and Biogeography 30: 1086-1100.

122. Senior AF, Böhm M, Johnstone CP, McGee MD, Meiri S, Chapple DG, Tingley R (In Press) Correlates of extinction risk in Australian squamate reptiles. Journal of Biogeography.

121. Senior AF, Chapple DG, Atkins ZS, Clemann N, Gardner MG, While GM, Wong BBM (2021) Agonistic behavioural asymmetry in two species of montane lizard that exhibit elevational replacement. Landscape Ecology 36: 863-876.

120. Camaiti M, Evans AR, Hipsley CA, Chapple DG (2021) A farewell to arms and legs: a review of limb reduction in squamates. Biological Reviews, doi: 10.1111/brv.12690.

119. Harris J, Smith CR, van Winkel D, Brunton D, Goulet CT, Chapple DG (2021) Does the invasive plague skink (Lampropholis delicata) compete with native skink species in New Zealand? Austral Ecology 46: 463-474.

118. Lutz ML, Tonkin Z, Yen JDL, Johnson G, Ingram B, Sharley J, Lyon J, Chapple DG, Sunnucks P, Pavolva A (2021) Using multiple sources during reintroduction of a locally extinct population benefits survival and reproduction of an endangered freshwater fish. Evolutionary Applications 14: 950-964.

117. Higham V, Deal NDS, YK Chan, Chanin C, Devine E, Gibbings G, Keating R, Kennedy M, Reilly N, Symons T, Vran K, Chapple DG (2021) Traffic noise drives an immediate increase in call pitch in an urban frog. Journal of Zoology 313: 307-315.

116. Littlewood D, Goulet CT, Chapple DG (2021) Behavioral phenotype modulates group size effects in a lizard. Animal Behaviour 175: 181-192.

115. Goulet CT, Hart W, Phillips BL, Llewelyn J, Wong BBM, Chapple DG (2021) No behavioral syndromes or sex-specific personality differences in the southern rainforest sunskink (Lampropholis similis). Ethology 127: 102-108.

114. Hamilton K, Goulet CT, Drummond EM, Senior AF, Schroder M, Gardner MG, While GM, Chapple DG (2021) Decline in lizard diversity, abundance, and ectoparasite load across an elevational gradient in the Australian alps. Austral Ecology 46: 8-19.

113. Geyle HM, Tingley R, Amey A, Cogger H, Couper P, Cowan M, Craig MD, Doughty P, Driscoll D, Ellis R, Emery JP, Fenner A, Gardner MG, Garnett ST, Gillespie GR, Greenlees MJ, Hoskin CJ, Keogh JS, Lloyd R, Melville J, McDonald P, Michael DR, Mitchell NJ, Sanderson C, Shea GM, Sumner J, Wapstra E, Woinarski JCZ, Chapple DG (2021) Reptiles on the brink: identifying the Australian terrestrial snake and lizard species most at risk of extinction. Pacific Conservation Biology 27: 3-12.


112. Drummond EM, Senior AF, Hamilton K, Gardner MG, While GM, Chapple DG (2020) Temporal variation in thermal plasticity in a free-ranging subalpine lizard. Journal of Thermal Biology 91: 102623.

111. Meiri S, Avila L, Bauer A, Chapple DG, Das I, Doan T, Doughty P, Ellis R, Grismer L, Kraus F, Morando M, Oliver P, Pincheira-Donoso, Ribeiro-Junior, Shea G, Torres-Carvajal, Roll U, Slavenko A (2020) The global diversity and distribution of lizard clutch sizes. Global Ecology and Biogeography 29: 1515-1530.

110. Gaikwad A, Hu J, Chapple DG, O'Bryan MK (2020) The functions of CAP superfamily proteins in mammalian fertility and disease. Human Reproduction Update 26: 689-723.

109. Vardi R, Goulet CT, Matthews G, Beger-Tal O, Wong BBM, Chapple DG (2020) Spatial learning in captive and wild-born lizards: heritability and environmental effects. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 74: 23.

108. Michelangeli M, Cote J, Chapple DG, Sih A, Brodin T, Fogarty S, Bertram MG, Eades J, Wong BBM (2020) Sex-dependent personality in two invasive species of mosquitofish. Biological Invasions 22: 1365-1378.

107. Michelangeli M, Melki-Wegner B, Lakowski K, Wong BBM, Chapple DG (2020) Impacts of caudal autotomy on personality. Animal Behaviour 162: 67-78.

106. Hare KM, Schumann N, Hoskins AJ, Daugherty CH, Towns DR, Chapple DG (2020) Predictors of translocation success of captive-reared lizards: implications for their captive management. Animal Conservation 23: 320-329.

105. Hamilton K, Goulet CT, Johnstone CP, Chapple DG (2020) Does geographical isolation influence group recognition and social preference in an invasive lizard? Journal of Zoology 310: 246-253.

104. Thompson SA, Pearson SK, While GM, Chapple DG, Gardner MG (2020) Scat on the doorstep: refuge choice in a group-living lizard is influenced by the presence of scat piles. Austral Ecology 45: 426-434.

103. Atkins ZS, Amor MD, Clemann N, Chapple DG, While GM, Gardner MG, Haines ML, Harrisson KA, Schroder M, Robert KA (2020) Allopatric divergence drives the genetic structuring of an endangered alpine endemic lizard with a sky island distribution. Animal Conservation 23: 104-118.

102. Atkins ZS, Clemann N, Chapple DG, Edwards AM, Sinsch U, Hantzschmann AM, Schroder M, Scroggie MP, Robert KA (2020) Demographic and life history variation in two sky-island populations of an endangered alpine lizard. Journal of Zoology 310: 33-44.


101. Matthews G, Hangartner S, Chapple DG, Connallon T (2019) Quantifying maladaptation during the evolution of sexual dimorphism. Proceedings B 286: 20191372.

100. Felden A, Paris C, Chapple DG, Suarez AV, Tsutsui ND, Lester PJ, Gruber MAM (2019) Native and introduced Argentine ant populations are characterised by distinct transcriptomic signatures associated with behaviour and immunity. Neobiota 49: 105-126.

99. Tingley R, Macdonald SL, Mitchell NJ, Woinarski JCZ, Meiri S, Bowles P, Cox NA, Shea GM, Böhm M, Chanson J, Tognelli M, Harris J, Walke C, Harrison N, Victor S, Woods C, Amey AP, Bamford M, Catt G, Clemann N, Couper PJ, Cogger H, Cowan M, Craig MD, Dickman CR, Doughty P, Ellis R, Fenner A, Ford S, Gaikhorst G, Gillespie GR, Greenlees MJ, Hobson R, Hoskin CJ, How R, Hutchinson MN, Lloyd R, McDonald P, Melville J, Michael DR, Moritz C, Oliver PM, Peterson G, Robertson P, Sanderson C, Somaweera R, Teale R, Valentine L, Vanderduys, Venz M, Wapstra E, Wilson S, Chapple DG (2019) Geographic and taxonomic patterns of extinction risk in Australian squamates. Biological Conservation 238: 108203. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108203.

98. Plenderleith TL, Johnstone CP, Reina RD, Chapple DG (2019) Density is more important than predation risk for predicting growth and developmental outcomes in tadpoles of spotted tree frog, Litoria spenceri (Dubois 1984). Austral Ecology 44: 1285-1297. doi: 10.1111/aec.12807.

97. Melzer S, Hitchmough RA, Bell T, Chapple DG, Patterson GB (2019) Lost and found: taxonomic revision of the speckled skink (Oligosoma infrapunctatum) species complex from New Zealand reveals a potential cryptic extinction, resurrection of two species, and description of three new species. Zootaxa 4623: 441-484.

96. Senior AF, Atkins ZS, Clemann N, Gardner MG, Schroder M, While GM, Wong BBM, Chapple DG (2019) Variation in thermal biology of three closely related lizard species across an elevation gradient. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 127: 278-291.

95. Botterill-James T, Munch KL, Halliwell B, Chapple DG, Gardner MG, Wapstra E, While GM (2019) Low food availability during gestation enhances offspring post-natal growth, but reduces survival, in a viviparous lizard. Oecologia 189: 611-620.

94. Michelangeli M, Chapple DG, Goulet CT, Bertram MG, Wong BBM (2019) Behavioural syndromes vary among geographically distinct populations in a reptile. Behavioral Ecology 30: 393-401.

93. Henriksen MV, Chapple DG, Chown SL, McGeoch MA (2019) The effect of network size and sampling completeness in depauperate networks. Journal of Animal Ecology 88: 211-222.


92. Goulet CT, Michelangeli M, Chung M, Riley JL, Wong BBM, Thompson MB, Chapple DG (2018) Evaluating cognition and thermal physiology as components of the pace-of-life syndrome. Evolutionary Ecology, 32: 469-488.

91. Matthews G, Goulet CT, Delhey K, Atkins ZS, While GM, Gardner MG, Chapple DG (2018) Avian predation intensity as a driver of clinal variation in colour morph frequency. Journal of Animal Ecology 87: 1667-1684.

90. Felden A, Paris C, Chapple DG, Haywood J, Suarez AV, Tsutsui ND, Lester PJ, Gruber MAM (2018) Behavioural variation and plasticity in the Argentine ant along an introduction pathway. Journal of Animal Ecology 87: 1653-1666.

89. Walsh S, Goulet CT, Wong BBM, Chapple DG (2018) Inherent behavioural traits enable a widespread lizard to copy with urban life. Journal of Zoology 306: 189-196.

88. Stenhouse V, Carter AL, Chapple DG, Hare KM, Hartley S, Nelson NJ (2018) Modelled incubation conditions indicate wider potential distributions based on thermal conditions for an oviparous lizard. Journal of Biogeography 45: 1872-1883.

87. Michelangeli M, Goulet CT, Kang F, Wong BBM, Chapple DG (2018) Integrating thermal physiology within a syndrome: locomotion, personality and habitat selection in an ectotherm. Functional Ecology 32: 970-981.

86. Plenderleith TL, Stratford D, Lollback G, Chapple DG, Reina RD, Hero JM (2018) Calling phenology of a diverse amphibian assemblage in response to meteorological conditions. International Journal of Biometeorology 62: 873-882.

85. Whitaker T, Chapple DG, Hitchmough RA, Lettink M, Patterson GB (2018) A new species of scincid lizard in the genus Oligosoma (Reptilia: Scincidae) from the mid-Canterbury high country, New Zealand. Zootaxa 4377: 269-279.

84. Atkins ZS, Clemann N, Schroder M, Chapple DG, Davis NE, Robinson WA, Robert KA (2018) Consistent temporal variation in the diet of an endangered alpine lizard across two sky-islands. Austral Ecology 43: 339-351.

83. Kang F, Goulet CT, Chapple DG (2018) The impact of urbanization on learning ability in an invasive lizard. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 123: 55-62.


82. Henriksen MV, Chapple DG, Chown SL, McGeoch MA (2017) Gall wasp biocontrol of invasive Acacia longifolia: implications of strong bottom-up effects. Ecosphere 8(12): e02043.

81. Chung M, Goulet CT, Michelangeli M, Melki-Wegner B, Wong BBM, Chapple DG (2017) Does personality influence learning? A case study in an invasive lizard. Oecologia 185: 641-651.


80. Hoskins AJ, Hare KM, Miller KA, Schumann N, Chapple DG (2017) Repeatability, locomotor performance and trade-offs between performance traits in two lizard species, Oligosoma alani and O. smithi. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 122: 850-859.

79. Michelangeli M, Smith CR, Wong BBM, Chapple DG (2017) Aggression mediates dispersal tendency in an invasive lizard. Animal Behaviour 133: 29-34.


78. Chapple DG, Keall SN, Daugherty CH, Hare KM (2017) Nest-site selection and the factors influencing hatching success and offspring phenotype in a nocturnal skink. Amphibia-Reptilia 38: 363-369.


77. Miller KA, Duran A, Melville J, Thompson MB, Chapple DG (2017) Sex-specific shifts in morphology and colour pattern polymorphism during range expansion of an invasive lizard. Journal of Biogeography 44: 2778–2788.


76. Chapple DG, Weir B, San Martin R (2017) Can the incorporation of Quick Response codes and smartphones improve field-based science education? International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education 25: 49-71.


75. Goulet CT, Thompson MB, Michelangeli M, Wong BBM, Chapple DG (2017) Thermal physiology: a new dimension of the pace-of-life syndrome. Journal of Animal Ecology 86: 1269-1280.


74. Moran NP, Mossop KD, Thompson RM, Chapple DG, Wong BBM (2017) Rapid divergence of animal personality and syndrome structure across an arid-aquatic habitat matrix.  Oecologia 185: 55-67.


73. Botterill-James T, Sillince J, Uller T, Chapple DG, Gardner MG, Wapstra E, While GM (2017) Experimental manipulation suggests effect of polyandry but not mate familiarity on within-pair conflict in the social skink, Liopholis whitii. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71: 71.


72. Haines ML, Stuart-Fox D, Sumner J, Clemann N, Chapple DG, Melville J (2017) A complex history of introgression and vicariance in an endangered montane skink (Pseudemoia cryodroma) across an Australian sky island system. Conservation Genetics 18: 939-950.


71. Mossop KD, Moran NP, Chapple DG, Wong BBM (2017) Connectivity and habitat type shape divergent dispersal behavior in a desert-dwelling fish. Landscape Ecology 32: 1065-1078.


70. Goulet CT, Thompson MB, Chapple DG (2017) Repeatability and correlation of physiological traits: do ectotherms have a "thermal type"? Ecology and Evolution 7: 710-719.


69. Halliwell B, Uller T, Chapple DG, Gardner MG, Wapstra E, While GM (2017) Habitat saturation promotes delayed dispersal in a social reptile. Behavioral Ecology 28: 515-522.


68. Di Virgilio G, Laffan SW, Nielsen SV, Chapple DG (2017) Does range-restricted evolutionary history predict extinction risk? A case study in lizards. Journal of Biogeography 44: 605-614.




67. Michelangeli M, Chapple DG, Wong BBM (2016) Are behavioural syndromes sex-specific? Personality in a widespread lizard species. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70: 1911-1919.


66. Tingley R, Meiri S, Chapple DG (2016) Addressing knowledge gaps in reptile conservation. Biological Conservation 204A: 1-5.


65. Matthews G, Goulet CT, Delhey K, Chapple DG (2016) The effect of skin reflectance on thermal traits in a small heliothermic ectotherm. Journal of Thermal Biology 60: 109-124.


64. Haines ML, Melville J, Sumner J, Clemann N, Chapple DG, Stuart-Fox D (2016) Geographic variation in hybridization and ecological differentiation between three syntopic, morphologically similar species of montane lizards. Molecular Ecology 25: 2887-2903.


63. Towns DR, Miller KA, Nelson NJ, Chapple DG (2016) Can translocations to islands reduce extinction risk for reptiles? Case studies from New Zealand. Biological Conservation 204A: 120-127.


62. Meiri S, Chapple DG (2016) Biases in the current knowledge of threat status in lizards, and bridging the 'assessment gap'. Biological Conservation 204A: 6-15.


61. Moule H, Michelangeli M, Thompson MB, Chapple DG (2016) The influence of urbanisation on the behaviour of an Australian lizard, and the presence of an activity-exploratory behaviour syndrome. Journal of Zoology 298: 103-111.


60. Michelangeli M, Wong BBM, Chapple DG (2016) It's a trap: sampling bias due to animal personality is not always inevitable. Behavioral Ecology 27: 62-67.


59. Chapple DG, Knegtmans J, Kikillus H, van Winkel D (2016) Biosecurity of exotic reptiles and amphibians in New Zealand: building upon Tony Whitaker's legacy. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 46: 66-84.


58. Tingley R, Thompson MB, Hartley S, Chapple DG (2016) Patterns of niche filling and expansion across the invaded ranges of an Australian lizard. Ecography 39: 270-280.




57. Mossop KD, Adams M, Unmack PJ, Smith Date KL, Wong BBM, Chapple DG (2015) Dispersal in the desert: ephemeral water drives connectivity and phylogeography of an arid-adapted fish. Journal of Biogeography 42: 2374-2388.

56. Plenderleith TL, Smith KL, Donnellan SC, Reina RD, Chapple DG (2015) Human-assisted invasions of Pacific Islands by Litoria frogs: a case study of the bleating tree frog on Lord Howe Island. PLoS ONE 10: e0126287.

55. Dennison S, McAlpin S, Chapple DG, Stow AJ (2015) Genetic divergence among regions containing the vulnerable Great Desert Skink (Liopholis kintorei) in the Australian arid zone. PLoS ONE 10: e0128874.


54. Moule H, Chaplin K, Bray RD, Miller KA, Thompson MB, Chapple DG (2015) A matter of time: temporal variation in the introduction history and population genetic structuring of an invasive lizard. Current Zoology 61: 456-464.


53. Brandley MC, Bragg JG, Singhal S, Chapple DG, Jennings CK, Lemmon AR, Moriarty Lemmon E, Thompson MB, Moritz C (2015) Evaluating the performance of anchored hybrid enrichment at the tips of the tree of life: a phylogenetic analysis of Australian Eugongylus group scincid lizards. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 62.


52. Rafferty AR, Wong BBM, Chapple DG (2015) An increasing citation black hole in ecology and evolution. Ecology and Evolution 5: 196-199.





51. Chapple DG, Miller KA, Chaplin K, Barnett L, Thompson MB, Bray RD (2014) Biology of the invasive delicate skink (Lampropholis delicata) on Lord Howe Island. Australian Journal of Zoology62: 498-506.


50. Di Virgilio G, Laffan SW, Ebach MC, Chapple DG  (2014) Spatial variation in the climatic predictors of species compositional turnover and endemism. Ecology and Evolution 4: 3264-3278.




49. Chapple DG, Ritchie PA (2013) A retrospective approach to testing the DNA barcoding method. PLoS ONE 8: e77882.


48. Patterson GB, Hitchmough RA, Chapple DG (2013) Taxonomic revision of the ornate skink (Oligosoma ornatum; Reptilia: Scincidae) species complex from northern New Zealand. Zootaxa 3736: 54-68.


47. Tingley R, Hitchmough RA, Chapple DG (2013) Life-history traits and extrinsic threats determine extinction risk in New Zealand lizards. Biological Conservation 165: 62-68.

46. Chapple DG, Whitaker AH, Chapple SNJ, Miller KA, Thompson MB (2013) Biosecurity interceptions of an invasive lizard: origin of stowaways and human-assisted spread within New Zealand. Evolutionary Applications 6: 324-339.

45. Cromie GL, Chapple DG (2013) 
Is partial tail loss the key to a complete understanding of caudal autotomy? Austral Ecology 38: 452-455.


44. Böhm M, ..., Chapple DG, …& 240 other authors (2013) The conservation status of the world's reptiles. Biological Conservation 157: 372-385.


43. Chapple DG, Miller KA, Kraus F, Thompson MB (2013) Divergent introduction histories among invasive populations of the delicate skink (Lampropholis delicata): has the importance of genetic admixture in the success of biological invasions been overemphasized? Diversity and Distributions 19: 134-146.



42. Cromie GL, Chapple DG (2012) Impact of tail loss on the behaviour and locomotor performance of two sympatric Lampropholis skink species. PLoS ONE 7: e34732.


41. Chapple DG, Birkett A, Miller KA, Daugherty CH, Gleeson DM (2012) Phylogeography of the endangered Otago skink, Oligosoma otagense: population structure, hybridisation and genetic diversity in captive populations. PLoS ONE 7: e34599.


40. Chapple DG, Simmonds SM, Wong BBM (2012) Intraspecific behavioral variation is important in both deliberate and unintentional species introductions: response to Carrete et al.. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27: 68-69.


39. Chapple DG, Simmonds SM, Wong BBM (2012) Can behavioral and personality traits influence the success of unintentional species introductions? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27: 57-64.




38. Chapple DG, Simmonds SM, Wong BBM (2011) Know when to run, know when to hide: can behavioral differences explain the divergent invasion success of two sympatric lizards? Ecology and Evolution 1: 278-289.


37. Chapple DG, Hoskin CJ, Chapple SNJ, Thompson MB (2011) Phylogeographic divergence in the widespread delicate skink (Lampropholis delicata) corresponds to dry habitat barriers in eastern Australia. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 191.


36. Chapple DG, Chapple SNJ, Thompson MB (2011) Biogeographic barriers in southeastern Australia drive phylogeographic divergence in the garden skink, Lampropholis guichenoti. Journal of Biogeography 38: 1761-1775.


35. Chapple DG, Bell T, Chapple SNJ, Miller KA, Daugherty CH, Patterson GB (2011) Phylogeography and taxonomic revision of the New Zealand cryptic skink (Oligosoma inconspicuum; Reptilia: Scincidae) species complex. Zootaxa 2782: 1-33.



34. Sinervo B, Mendez-De la Cruz F, Miles DB, Heulin B, Bastiaans E, Santa Cruz MV, Lara-Resendiz R, Martinez-Méndez N, Calderon-Espinosa ML, Mesa-Lázaro RN, Gadsden H, Avila LJ, Morando M, De la Riva IJ, Sepulveda PV, Rocha CFD, Ibargüengoytia N, Puntriano CA, Massot M, Lepetz V, Oksanen TA, Chapple DG, Bauer AM, Branch WR, Clobert J, Sites JW (2010) Erosion of lizard diversity by climate change and altered thermal niches. Science 328: 894-899.



33. Billingham ZD, Chapple DG, Sunnucks P, Wong BBM (2009) Chemical cues and group association preferences in a sub-social cockroach, Panesthia australis. Australian Journal of Zoology 57: 385-390.


32. Chapple DG, Thompson MB (2009) Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from the invasive delicate skink (Lampropholis delicata), with cross-amplification in other Australian Eugongylus group species. Conservation Genetics Resources 1: 55-58.


31. Chapple DG, Ritchie PA, Daugherty CH (2009) Origin, diversification and systematics of the New Zealand skink fauna (Reptilia: Scincidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52: 470-487.

30. Miller KA, Chapple DG, Towns DR, Ritchie PA, Nelson NJ (2009)
Assessing genetic diversity for conservation management: a case study of a threatened reptile. Animal Conservation 12: 163-171.


29. Chapple DG, Hitchmough RA (2009) Taxonomic instability of reptiles and frogs in New Zealand: information to aid the use of Jewell (2008) for species identification. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 36: 60-67.




28. Chapple DG, Hutchinson MN, Maryan B, Plivelich M, Moore JA, Keogh JS (2008) Evolution and maintenance of colour pattern polymorphism in Liopholis (Squamata: Scincidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 56: 103-115.

27. Chapple DG, Daugherty CH, Ritchie PA (2008) Comparative phylogeography reveals pre-decline population structure of New Zealand Cyclodina (Reptilia: Scincidae) species. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 95: 388-408.


26. O’Neill SB, Chapple DG, Daugherty CH, Ritchie PA (2008) Phylogeography of two New Zealand lizards: McCann’s skink (Oligosoma maccanni) and the brown skink (O. zelandicum). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48: 1168-1177.


25. Chapple DG, Patterson GB, Bell T, Daugherty CH (2008) Taxonomic revision of the New Zealand Copper Skink (Cyclodina aenea: Squamata: Scincidae) species complex, with descriptions of two new species. Journal of Herpetology 42: 437-452.


24. Liggins L, Chapple DG, Daugherty CH, Ritchie PA (2008) A SINE of restricted gene flow across the Alpine Fault: phylogeography of the New Zealand common skink (Oligosoma nigriplantare polychroma). Molecular Ecology 17: 3668-3683.


23. Liggins L, Chapple DG, Daugherty CH, Ritchie PA (2008) Origin and post-colonization evolution of the Chatham Islands skink (Oligosoma nigriplantare nigriplantare). Molecular Ecology 17: 3290-3305.


22. Chapple DG, Patterson GB, Gleeson DM, Daugherty CH, Ritchie PA (2008) Taxonomic revision of the marbled skink (Cyclodina oliveri, Reptilia: Scincidae) species complex, with a description of a new species. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 35: 129-146.


21. Greaves SNJ, Chapple DG, Daugherty CH, Gleeson DM, Ritchie PA (2008) Genetic divergences pre-date Pleistocene glacial cycles in the New Zealand speckled skink, Oligosoma infrapunctatum. Journal of Biogeography 35: 853-864.


20. Hare KM, Daugherty CH, Chapple DG (2008) Comparative phylogeography of three skink species (Oligosoma mocoO. smithiO. suteri; Reptilia: Scincidae) in northeastern New Zealand. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46: 303-315.



19. Chapple DG, Patterson GB (2007) A new skink species (Oligosoma taumakae sp. nov.; Reptilia: Scincidae) from the Open Bay Islands, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 34: 347-357.


18. Greaves SNJ, Chapple DG, Gleeson DM, Daugherty CH, Ritchie PA (2007) Phylogeography of the spotted skink (Oligosoma lineoocellatum) and green skink (O. chloronoton) species complex (Lacertilia: Scincidae) in New Zealand reveals pre-Pleistocene divergence. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45: 729-739.



17. Chapple DG, Stow AJ, O’Connor D, Fuller S, Gardner MG (2006) Cross-species amplification of DNA microsatellite loci in an Australian lineage of social lizards (Scincidae, genus Egernia). Herpetological Review 37: 177-180.


16. Chapple DG, Keogh JS (2006) Group structure and stability in social aggregations of White’s skink, Egernia whitii. Ethology 112: 247-257.




15. Chapple DG (2005) Life history and reproductive ecology of White’s skink, Egernia whitii. Australian Journal of Zoology 53: 353-360.


14. Chapple DG, Keogh JS, Hutchinson MN (2005) Substantial genetic substructuring in southeastern and alpine Australia revealed by molecular phylogeography of the Egernia whitii (Lacertilia: Scincidae) species group. Molecular Ecology 14: 1279-1292.

13. Chapple DG, Keogh JS (2005) Complex mating system and dispersal patterns in a social lizard, Egernia whitii. Molecular Ecology 14: 1215-1227. 


12. Duffield SJ, Winder L, Chapple DG (2005) Calibration of sampling techniques and determination of sample size for the estimation of egg and larval populations of Helicoverpa spp. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on irrigated soybean. Australian Journal of Entomology 44: 293-298. 




11. Chapple DG, Keogh JS, Hutchinson MN (2004) Molecular phylogeography and systematics of the arid-zone members of the Egernia whitii (Lacertilia: Scincidae) species group. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 33: 549-561.


10. Chapple DG, Swain R (2004) Inter-populational variation in the cost of autotomy in the metallic skink, Niveoscincus metallicus. Journal of Zoology 264: 411-418.


9. Clemann N, Chapple DG, Wainer J (2004) Sexual dimorphism, diet and reproduction in the swamp skink, Egernia coventryi. Journal of Herpetology 38: 461-467.


8. Chapple DG, Keogh JS (2004) Parallel adaptive radiations in arid and temperate Australia: molecular phylogeography and systematics of the Egernia whitii (Lacertilia: Scincidae) species group. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 83: 157-173.


7. Chapple DG, McCoull CJ, Swain R (2004) Effect of tail loss on sprint speed and growth in newborn skinks, Niveoscincus metallicus. Journal of Herpetology 38: 137-140.


6. Chapple DG, Swain R (2004) Caudal autotomy does not influence thermoregulatory characteristics in the metallic skink, Niveoscincus metallicus. Amphibia-Reptilia 25: 326-333.




5. Chapple DG (2003) Ecology, life-history, and behavior in the Australian Scincid genus Egernia, with comments on the evolution of complex sociality in lizards. Herpetological Monographs 17: 145-180.


4. Chapple DG, Swain R (2002) Effect of caudal autotomy on locomotor performance in a viviparous skink, Niveoscincus metallicus. Functional Ecology 16: 817-825. 

3. Chapple DG, Swain R (2002) Distribution of energy reserves in a viviparous skink: Does tail autotomy involve the loss of lipid stores? Austral Ecology 27: 565-572. 

2. Chapple DG, McCoull CJ, Swain R (2002) Changes in reproductive investment following caudal autotomy in viviparous skinks (Niveoscincus metallicus): Lipid depletion or energetic diversion? Journal of Herpetology 36: 480-486.


1. Duffield SJ, Chapple DG (2001) Within-plant distribution of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) and Helicoverpa punctigera (Wallergren) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) eggs on irrigated soybean. Australian Journal of Entomology 40: 151-157. 



1. Chapple DG, Tingley R, Mitchell NJ, Macdonald SL, Keogh JS, Shea GM, Bowles P, Cox NA, Woinarski JCZ (2019) The Action Plan for Australian Lizards and Snakes 2017. CSIRO Publishing, Clayton.

Edited books

1. Chapple DG (2016) New Zealand lizards. Springer, Switzerland.


Book Chapters

9. While GM, Gardner MG, Chapple DG, Whiting MJ (2019) Stable social grouping in lizards. In: Behavior of Lizards: Evolutionary and Mechanistic Perspectives (eds Bels VL, Russell AP). CRC Press.


8. Pepper M, Keogh JS, Chapple DG (2017) Molecular biogeography of the Australian and New Zealand reptiles and amphibians. Chapter 12, pages 295-328 In: Handbook of Australasian Biogeography (Ed: MC Ebach), CRC Press, Boco Raton, Florida.   


7.  Chapple DG (2016) Synthesizing our current knowledge of New Zealand lizards. Chapter 1. In: New Zealand lizards (Ed:  Chapple DG). Springer, Switzerland.


6. Hitchmough RA, Patterson GB, Chapple DG (2016) Putting a name to diversity: taxonomy of the New Zealand lizard fauna. Chapter 4. In: New Zealand lizards (Ed: Chapple DG). Springer, Switzerland.


5. Chapple DG, Hitchmough RA (2016) Biogeography of New Zealand lizards. Chapter 5. In: New Zealand lizards (Ed: Chapple DG). Springer, Switzerland.


4. Hare KM, Chapple DG, Towns DR, van Winkel D (2016) The ecology of New Zealand's lizards. Chapter 6. In: New Zealand lizards (Ed: Chapple DG). Springer, Switzerland


3. Chapple DG, Reardon JT, Peace JE (2016) Origin, spread and biology of the invasive plague skink (Lampropholis delicata) in New Zealand. Chapter 13. In: New Zealand lizards (Ed: Chapple DG). Springer, Switzerland.


2. Chapple DG (2016) The future New Zealand lizard research. Chapter 14. In: New Zealand lizards (Ed: Chapple DG). Springer, Switzerland.


1. Chapple DG, Wong BBM (2016) The role of behavioural variation across different stages of the introduction process. Chapter 2. In: Biological Invasions and Animal Behaviour (Eds: Weis JS, Sol D). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.


Other publications

11. Geyle H, Chapple DG (2020) Unique yet neglected: The Australian snakes and lizards on a path to extinction. Science for Saving Species #17 (Magazine of the Threatened Species Recovery Hub), pp 16-18.

10. Geyle H, Chapple DG (2020) New research reveals these 20 Australian reptiles are set to disappear by 2040. The Conversation.

9. Chapple DG, Walsh J, Ivanova I, Nance A, Gray-Viggiano S, Cook C, Clarke R, Adrian R, Martin J (2020) School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Submission to the House of Representatives Inquiry into the problem of feral and domestic cats in Australia.

8. While GM, Chapple DG, Gardner MG, Uller T, Whiting MJ (2015) Egernia lizards [Quick Guide]. Current Biology 25: R593-R595.


7. Tingley R, Hitchmough RA, Chapple DG (2013) Analyses of extinction risk are an important part of the conservation process- Reply to Monks. Biological Conservation 168: 224-225.


6. Bray RB, Thompson MB, Chapple DG (2013) A survey of the distribution and abundance of the Lord Howe Island gecko (Christinus guentheri). Report to the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney, Australia.

5. Chapple DG (2008) A Tail of Survival. Australasian Science 29 (9): 25-27 (October).


4. Liggins L, Chapple DG, Ritchie PA, Daugherty CH (2007) Phylogeography of the New Zealand common skink, Oligosoma nigriplantare polychroma. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 34: 267. [12th Biennial Conference of the Society for Research on Amphibians and Reptiles in New Zealand]

3. Gleeson DM, Birkett A, Berry O, Chapple DG (2007) Population genetic structure of Oligosoma otagense (Otago skink) with comparisons to O. grande (grand skink) populations and the long-term genetic management of both species. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 34: 263. [12th Biennial Conference of the Society for Research on Amphibians and Reptiles in New Zealand]

2. Gleeson DM, Howitt R, Chapple DG (2006) Resolution of taxonomy of scree skink (Oligosoma waimatense), marbled skinks (Cyclodina oliveri) and Whitaker’s skinks (Cyclodina whitakeri). Report to the New Zealand Department of Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand.


1. Chapple DG (2004) A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia [Book Review]. Austral Ecology 29: 687-688.