Dr Martin Burd
Associate ProfessorPh.D. Princeton University, 1992
Office: G17 Biology Building
School of Biological Sciences
VIC 3800, Australia
- Burd, M. 1986. Sexual selection and human evolution: all-or-none adaptation? American Anthropologist 88:167-172.
- Burd, M., and T.F.H. Allen. 1988. Sexual allocation strategy in wind-pollinated plants. Evolution 42:403-407.
- Burd, M., and G. Head. 1992. Phenological aspects of male and female function in hermaphroditic plants. American Naturalist 140:305-324.
- Burd, M. 1994. Bateman's principle and plant reproduction: the role of pollen limitation in fruit and seed set. Botanical Review 60:83-139.
- Burd, M. 1994. A probabilistic analysis of pollinator behavior and seed production in Lobelia deckenii. Ecology 75:1635-1646.
- Burd, M. 1994. Butterfly wing colour groups and flying heights in the seasonally wet forest of Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Journal of Tropical Ecology 10:601-610.
- Burd, M. 1995. Ovule packaging in stochastic pollination and fertilization environments. Evolution 49:100-109.
- Burd, M. 1995. Variable load size-ant size matching in leaf-cutting ants, Atta colombica. Journal of Insect Behavior 8:715-722.
- Burd, M. 1995. Pollinator behavioural responses to reward size in Lobelia deckenii: no escape from pollinator limitation of seed set. Journal of Ecology 83:865-872.
- Burd, M. 1996. The new ecological order (book review). Écoscience 3:126-127.
- Burd, M. 1996. Foraging performance by Atta colombica, a leaf-cutting ant. American Naturalist 148:597-612.
- Burd, M. 1996. Server system and queuing models of leaf harvesting by leaf-cutting ants. American Naturalist 148:613-629.
- Burd, M. 1998. "Excess" flower production and selective fruit abortion: a model of potential benefits. Ecology 79:2123-2132.
- Burd, M. 1999. Flower number and floral components in ten angiosperm species: an examination of assumptions about trade-offs in reproductive evolution. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 68:579-592.
- Burd, M. 2000. Body size effects on locomotion and load carriage in the highly polymorphic leaf-cutting ants Atta colombica and Atta cephalotes. Behavioral Ecology 11:125-131.
- Burd, M., and H. S. Callahan. 2000. What does the male function hypothesis claim? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 13:735-742.
- Burd. M. 2000. Foraging behaviour of Atta cephalotes (leaf-cutting ants): an examination of two predictions for load selection. Animal Behaviour 60:781-788.
- Burd, M. 2001. Adaptation and constraint: overview. In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, vol. 1, pp. 116-122. Nature Publishing Group: London.
- Burd, M. 2001. Leaf tissue transport as a function of loading ratio in the leaf-cutting ant Atta cephalotes. Ecological Entomology 26:551-556.
- Jones, A., and M. Burd. 2001. Vegetative and reproductive variation among unisexual and hermaphroditic individuals of Wurmbea dioica (Colchicaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 49:603-609.
- Cooper, K., M. Burd and K.S. Lefevere. 2002. Correlated response of autogeny to selection for adult starvation resistance in the blowfly, Lucilia cuprina. Heredity 88:35-38.
- Burd, M., D. Archer, N. Aranwela and D. J. Stradling. 2002. Traffic dynamics of the leaf-cutting ant Atta cephalotes. American Naturalist 159:283-293.
- Burd, M., and N. Aranwela. 2003. Head-on encounter rates and walking speed of foragers in leaf-cutting ant traffic. Insectes Sociaux 50:3-8.
- Govedich, F. R., B. A. Bain, M. Burd, and R. W. Davies. 2003. Reproductive biology of the invasive Asian freshwater leech Barbronia weberi (Blanchard, 1897). Hydrobiologia 510:125-129.
- Tan, G. N., F. R. Govedich, and M. Burd. 2004. Social group size, potential sperm competition, and reproductive investment in a hermaphroditic leech, Helobdella papillornata (Euhirudinea: Glossiphoniidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 17:574-580.
- Paez, D., F. R. Govedich, B. A. Bain, M. Kellett, and M. Burd. 2004. Effects of parental care on hunting behaviour of Helobdella papillornata (Euhirudinea: Glossiphoniidae). Hydrobiologia 519:185-188.
- Halley, J. D., and M. Burd. 2004. Nonequilibrium dynamics of social groups: insights from foraging Argentine ants. Insectes Sociaux 51:51:226–231.
- Ashman, T.-L., T. M. Knight, J. Steets, P. Amarasekare, M. Burd, D. R. Campbell, M. R. Dudash, M. O. Johnston, S. J. Mazer, R. J. Mitchell, M. T. Morgan, and W. G. Wilson. 2004. Pollen limitation of plant reproduction: ecological and evolutionary causes and consequences. Ecology 85:2408–2421.
- Burd, M. 2004. Offspring quality in relation to excess flowers in Pultenaea gunnii (Fabaceae). Evolution 58:2371–2376.
- Burd, M., and J. J. Howard. 2005. Central-place foraging continues beyond the nest entrance: the underground performance of leaf-cutting ants. Animal Behaviour 70:737–744.
- Baker, A. M., M. Burd, and K. M. Climie. 2005. Flowering phenology and sexual allocation in single-mutant lineages of Arabidopsis thaliana. Evolution 59:970–978.
- Knight, T. M., J. A. Steets, J. C. Vamosi, S. J. Mazer, M. Burd, D. R. Campbell, M. R. Dudash, M. O. Johnston, R. J. Mitchell and T.-L. Ashman. 2005. Pollen limitation of plant reproduction: pattern and process. Annual Reviews of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 36:467–497.
- Halley, J.D., M. Burd and P. Wells. 2005. Excavation and architecture of Argentine ant nests. Insectes Sociaux 52:350–356.
- Burd, M., and J. J. Howard. 2005. Global optimization from suboptimal parts: foraging sensu lato by leaf-cutting ants. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 59:234–242.
- Vamosi, J. C., T. M. Knight, J. A. Steets, S. J. Mazer, M. Burd and T.-L. Ashman. 2006. Pollination decays in biodiversity hotspots. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103:956–961.
- Burd, M. 2006. Ecological consequences of traffic organisation in ant societies. Physica A 372:124–131.
- Burd, M., F. R. Govedich, and L. Bateson. 2006. Sibling competition in a brood-tending leech. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 273:2461–2466.
- Read, J., G. D. Sanson, T. Jaffré and M. Burd. 2006. Does tree size influence timing of flowering in Cerberiopsis candelabra (Apocynaceae), a long-lived monocarpic rain-forest tree? Journal of Tropical Ecology 22:621–629.
- Burd, M., J. Read, G. D. Sanson and T. Jaffré. 2006. Age-size plasticity for reproduction in monocarpic plants. Ecology 87:2755–2764.
- Burd, M. 2007. Adaptive function of drip tips: a test of the epiphyll hypothesis in Psychotria marginata and Faramea occidentalis (Rubiaceae). Journal of Tropical Ecology 23:44–45.
- Burd, M. 2008. The Haig-Westoby model revisited. American Naturalist 171: 400–404.
- Read, J., G. D. Sanson, M. Burd, and T. Jaffr. 2008. Mass flowering and parental death in the regeneration of Cerberiopsis candelabra (Apocynaceae), a long-lived monocarpic tree in New Caledonia. American Journal of Botany 95: 558567.
- Brookes, R. M., L. K. Jesson, and M. Burd. 2008. A test of simultaneous resource and pollen limitation in Stylidium armeria. New Phytologist 179: 557565.
- Burd, M., and J. J. Howard. 2008. Optimality in a partitioned task performed by social insects. Biology Letters 4: 627629.
- Waksberg, A., A. J. Smith, and M. Burd. 2009. Can irrational behaviour maximize fitness? Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 461471.
- Burd, M., T.-L. Ashman, D. R. Campbell, M. R. Dudash, M. O. Johnston, T. M. Knight, S. J. Mazer, R. J. Mitchell, J. A. Steets, and J. C. Vamosi. 2009. Ovule number per flower in a world of uncertain pollination. American Journal of Botany 96: 11591167.
- Shiwakoti, N., M. Sarvi, G. Rose, and M. Burd. 2009. Enhancing the safety of pedestrians during emergency egress: can we learn from biological entities? Transportation Research Record 2137: 3137.
- Burd, M. 2010. Hunting, gathering, investing, globalizing: the biological roots of economic behaviour. Systems research and Behavioral Science 27: 510522.
- Brookes, R., L. K. Jesson, and M. Burd. 2010. Reproductive investment within inflorescences of Stylidium armeria varies with the strength of early resource committment. Annals of Botany 105: 697705.
- Burd, M., N. Shiwakoti, M. Sarvi, and G. Rose. 2010. Nest architecture and traffic flow: large potential effects from small structural features. Ecological Entomology 35: 464468.