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Hawlena D, and Zaguri M, In press. Fear and below-ground food-webs. Soil Biology and Biochemistry.


Halperin T, Carmel L, and Hawlena D., In press. Movement correlates of lizards’ dorsal pigmentation patterns. Functional Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12700


Cooper WE, Perez-Mellado V, Hawlena D, 2014. Foraging by the omnivorous lizard Podarcis lilfordi: effects of nectivory in an ancestrally insectivorous active forager. Journal of Herpetology 48(2):203-209.


Schmitz OJ, Bradford MA, Strickland MS, Hawlena, D, 2013. Linking predation risk, herbivore physiological stress and microbial decomposition of plant litter. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 73: e50061.


Strickland, M.S*., Hawlena, D*., Reese, A., Bradford, M.A., Schmitz, O.J, 2013. Trophic cascade alters ecosystem carbon exchange. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110: 11035- 11038. (* these authors contributed equally). [Featured by Scientific American]


Leroux, J.S., Hawlena, D, Schmitz. O.J, 2012. Predation risk, stoichiomtric plasticity and ecosystem elemental cycling. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 279:4183-4191.


Hawlena, D, Strickland, M.S., Bradford, M.A., Schmitz, O.J, 2012. Fear of predation slows plant-litter decomposition. Science. 336: 1434-1438. [Featured by Faculty 1000 , Nature News & Comments , L.A. Times , ScienceDaily ]


Hawlena, D, Hughes K.M., Schmitz, O. J, 2011. Trophic trait plasticity in response to changes in resource availability and predation risk. Functional Ecology . 25: 1223-1231.


Hawlena D, Kress H, Dufresne E. R., Schmitz O. J, 2011. Grasshoppers alter jumping biomechanics to enhance escape performance under chronic risk of spider predation. Functional Ecology. 25: 279–288. [Featured by Journal of Experimental Biology ]


Hawlena, D, Schmitz, O. J, 2010. Physiological stress as a fundamental mechanism linking predation to ecosystem processes. The American Naturalist. 176: 537–556. [Featured by Nature news , Faculty 1000 ]


Schmitz, O. J, Hawlena, D, Trussell G. R, 2010. Predator control of ecosystem nutrient dynamics. Ecology Letters. 13: 1199–1209.


Watkins-Colwell G. J, Dornburg A, Hawlena D, Moore J, 2010, The amphibians and reptiles of the Yale university prehistoric expedition to Nubia. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History. 51:179–197.


Hawlena D, Schmitz O. J, 2010. Herbivore physiological response to predation risk and implications for ecosystem nutrient dynamics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107: 15503-15507. [Featured by Nature news , American Scientist. ]


Cooper WE, Hawlena D, Perez-Mellado V, 2010. Influence of risk on hiding time by Balearic lizards (Podarcis lilfordi): predator approach speed, directness, persistence and proximity. Herpetologica.66: 131–141.


Hawlena D, Saltz D, Abramsky Z, Bouskila A, 2010. Ecological trap for desert lizards caused by anthropogenic changes in habitat structure that favor predator activity. Conservation Biology. 24: 803–809. [Featured by Conservation Maven ]


Hawlena D, Abramsky Z, Bouskila A, 2010. Bird predation alters infestation of desert lizards by parasitic mites. Oikos. 119: 731-737.


Cooper WE, Hawlena D, Perez-Mellado V, 2010. Escape and alerting responses by Balearic lizards (Podarcis lilfordi) to movement and turning direction by nearby predators. Journal of Ethology. 28: 67-73.


Hawlena D, 2009. Colorful tails fade when lizards adopt less risky behaviors. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 64: 205–213.


Hawlena D, Perez-Mellado V, Cooper WE, 2009. Morphological traits affect escape behaviour of the Balearic lizards (Podarcis lilfordi). Amphibia-Reptilia. 30: 587-592.


Cooper WE, Hawlena D, Perez-Mellado V, 2009, Islet tameness: escape behavior and refuge use in populations of the Balearic lizard (Podarcis lilfordi) exposed to differing predation pressure. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 87: 912-919.


Cooper WE, Hawlena D, Perez-Mellado V, 2009. Interactive effect of starting distance and approach speed on escape behavior challenges theory. Behavioral Ecology. 20: 542-546.


Hawlena D, Perez-Mellado V, 2009. Change your diet or die: predator induced shifts in insectivorous lizard feeding ecology. Oecologia. 161: 411-419. [ Featured by Daily news.]


Cooper WE, Hawlena D, Perez-Mellado V, 2009. Effects of predation risk factors on escape behavior by Balearic lizards (Podarcis lilfordi) in relation to optimal escape theory. Amphibia- Reptilia. 30: 99-110.


Adout A., Hawlena D, Maman R, Paz-Tal O, Karpas Z, 2007. Determination of trace elements in pigeon and raven feathers by ICPMS. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 267: 109-116.


Cooper WE, Perez-Mellado V, Hawlena D, 2007. Number, speeds, and approach paths of predator affect escape behavior by the Balearic Lizard, Podarcis lilfordi. Journal of Herpetology 41:197-204.


Hawlena D, Boochnik R, Abramsky Z, Bouskila A, 2006. Blue tail and striped body: why do lizards change their infant costume when growing up? Behavioral Ecology 17: 889-896. [Featured by: Fox news , LiveSceince] Top 10 articles published in Behavioral Ecology by page visits online- 2008; 2009)


Cooper WE, Perez-Mellado V, Hawlena D, 2006. Magnitude of food reward affects escape behavior and acceptable risk in Balearic lizards, Podarcis lilfordi. Behavioral Ecology 17:554-559.


Hawlena D, Bouskila A, 2006. Land management practices for combating desertification cause species replacement of desert lizards. Journal of Applied Ecology 43:701-709. (cover picture)


Lopez P, Hawlena D, Polo V, Amo L, Martin J, 2005. Sources of individual shy-bold variations in antipredator behaviour of male Iberian rock-lizards. Animal Behavior 69:1-9.