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Two of our publications had commentaries written about them:

1) Stern D. (2001). Body-size evolution: how to evolve a mammoth moth. Curr. Biol. 11:R917-R919, is a commentary on D’Amico et al. 2001.

2) Parker J and Johnston L. A. (2006). The proximate determinants of insect size. Journal of Biology 5:15-19, is a commentary on Nijhout et al. 2006.

Nijhout H. F., D.A. Roff and G. Davidowitz (2010). Conflicting Processes in the Evolution of Body Size and Development Time. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (in press).

Stillwell, R. C., C. W. Fox, W. Blanckenhorn, T. Teder and G. Davidowitz (2010 invited). Sex differences in phenotypic plasticity of body size and variation in sexual size dimorphism – from physiology to ecology. Annual Review of Entomology (in press).

Davidowitz, G. (2009). Book Review: Ecological Developmental Biology: Integrating Epigenetics, Medicine and Evolution. Scott F. Gilbert and David Epel Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates Inc. . ISBN 978-0-87893-299-3, 480 pp. doi: 10.1093/icb/icp106.

Potter K., G. Davidowitz, H. A. Woods. (2009) Insect eggs protected from high temperatures by limited homeothermy of plant leaves. Journal of Experimental Biology (in press).

Bronstein J., T. Huxman, B. Horvath, M. Farabee, G. Davidowitz. (2009). Reproductive biology of Datura wrightii: the benefits of a herbivorous pollinator. Annals of Botany 103: 1435-1443.

Nijhout, H.F. and G. Davidowitz (2009). The developmental-physiological basis of phenotypic plasticity. In Whitman, D. W. and T. N. Ananthakrishnan (Eds.). Phenotypic Plasticity in Insects: Mechanisms and Consequences. Science Publishers, Inc. Plymouth, UK.

Davidowitz,G. (2008). Population and environmental effects on the size-fecundity relationship in a common grasshopper across an aridity gradient. Journal of Orthoptera Research 17(2):265-272.

Riffell, J.A., R. Alarcón, L. Abrell, G. Davidowitz, J. L. Bronstein, and J. G. Hildebrand (2008). Behavioral consequences of innate preferences and olfactory learning in hawkmoth-flower interactions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 105:3404-3409.

Alarcon, R., G. Davidowitz, and J.L. Bronstein (2008). Nectar usage in a southern Arizona hawkmoth community. Ecological Entomology 33:503-509.

Davidowitz G. and L. Kolska Horwitz (2007). Inter-population variation in wild boar from Israel. In: Pigs and Humans: 10,000 Years of Interaction. Eds: Umberto Albarella, Keith Dobney,Anton Ervynck and Peter Rowley-Conwy.

Bronstein, J.L., T.E. Huxman, and G. Davidowitz (2007). Plant-mediated effects linking herbivory and pollination. In: Ecological Communities: Plant Mediation in Indirect Interaction Webs. T. Ohgushi, T.G. Craig, and P.W. Price (editors). Cambridge University Press.

Nijhout, H.F.,G. Davidowitz and D.A. Roff. (2006). A quantitative analysis of the mechanism that controls body size in Manduca sexta. Journal of Biology 5:16.1- 16.15.

Davidowitz, G., D.A. Roff, and H.F. Nijhout. (2005). A physiological perspective on the response of body size and development time to simultaneous directional selection. Integrative and Comparative Biology 45(3):525-531.

Davidowitz, G. and H.F. Nijhout. (2004). The physiological basis of reaction norms: the interaction between growth rate, the duration of growth and body size. Integrative and Comparative Biology 44(6): 443-449.

Davidowitz, G., L.J. D’Amico, and H.F. Nijhout. (2004). The effects of environmental variation on a mechanism that controls insect body size. Evolutionary Ecology Research 6:49-62.

Davidowitz, G., L.J. D’Amico, and H.F. Nijhout. (2003). Critical weight in the development of insect body size. Evolution & Development 5:188-197.

Nijhout, H. F. and G. Davidowitz. (2003). Developmental perspectives on phenotypic instability, canalization, and fluctuating asymmetry. In: Developmental Instability (DI): Causes and Consequences. Polak, M. (editor), Oxford University Press.

Davidowitz, G. (2002). Does precipitation variability increase from mesic to xeric biomes? Global Ecology and Biogeography 11:143-154.

D’Amico, L.J., G. Davidowitz and H. F. Nijhout. (2001). The developmental and physiological basis of body size evolution in an insect. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 268:1589-1593.

Davidowitz, G. (1999). Grasshoppers. in: A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert. S.J. Phillips and P.W. Comus (eds.), Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

Davidowitz, G. and M.L. Rosenzweig (1998). The latitudinal gradient of species diversity among North American grasshoppers (Acrididae) within a single habitat: A test of the spatial heterogeneity hypothesis. Journal of Biogeography 25:553-560.

Horwitz, L.K. and G. Davidowitz. (1992). Dental pathology of wild pigs (Sus scrofa) from Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 38: 111-123.

Davidowitz, G. (1990). The Mousterian rodent community of the Quneitra Valley as suggested by the recent rodent community. in: Goren-Inbar (ed.) Quneitra, A Mousterian Site on the Golan Heights. Qedem, Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel pp.220-223.

Davidowitz, G., E. Tchernov and L.K. Horwitz (1986). Faunal remains from the water-well in Tel-Mor preliminary report. in: Nir, Y. Water Level of Ancient Wells as an Indicator of Early Sea Levels and Neotectonic Changes in the Mediterranean Coastal Area of Israel. Geological Survey of Israel, report GSI/3/4/86.

Davidowitz, G. and E. Gdallison (eds.) (1982). The Judean Desert and the Dead Sea, second edition pps. 220 (in Hebrew) SPNI publication.

Davidowitz, G. and Y. Leshem (1981). Raptor migration survey in Eilat and Ein-Gedi, spring 1981. Torgos 3:9-16 (in Hebrew).

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