89*. Wolff, J.O, Ashley, L.J., Schmitt, C., Heu, C., Denkova, D., Jani, M., Strickland, M., Tudorica, V., Řezáčová, V., Polita, Y., Blamires, S.J., Gorb, S.N., Garb, J.E., Goodacre, S.L. & Řezáč, M. 2024. From fibres to adhesives: evolution of web capture threads by radical change in silk gland function. Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

88*. Blamires, S.J. 2024. Grand challenges in arachnid genetics and biomaterials. Frontiers in Arachnid Science 3: 1356170. Frontiers | Grand challenges in arachnid genetics and biomaterials (frontiersin.org)

87*. Kamegaki, S., Ryu, M., Ng, S.H., Mizeikis, V., Blamires, S.J., Juodkazis, S. & Morikawa, J. 2024. Determination of Stokes Vector from a single image acquisition. Annalen der Physik 2024: 202300471. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/andp.202300471

*86. Blamires, S.J., Joel, A. C., Piorkowski, D. 2023. Editorial: advances in soft matter biological adhesives. Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution 11: 1325315. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fevo.2023.1325315/full

*85. Stuart-Fox, D. Ng, L., Barner, L., Bennet, A.T.D., Blamires, S.J., Elgar, M.A., Evans, A.R., Franklin, A., Holtta-Otto, J., Hutchison, J.A., Jativa, F., Jessop, A.L., Kelley, J., McGraw, J., Mei, J., Mirkhalaf, M., Neto, C., O’Connor, A.J., Schork, T., Shroder-Turk, G.E., Voelcker, N., Wang, A., Watson, G.S., Watson, J.A., Wessaman, L. &Wong, W.H.W. 2023. Bio-informed advanced materials: current challenges and opportunities. Communications Materials 4: 80.https://www.nature.com/articles/s43246-023-00405-z

*84. Linklater, D.P., Vailionis, A., Ryu, M., Kamegaki, S., Morikawa, J., Mu, H., Smith, D., Maasoumi, Ford, R., P., Katkus, T., Blamires, S.J., Kondo, T., Nishijima, Y.,Moraru, D., Shribak, M., O’Connor, A., Ivanova, E.P., Ng, S.H., Hideki, M. & Juodkazis, S. 2023. Structure and optical anisotropy of spider scales and silk. Nanomaterials 13:1894.https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/13/12/1894

*83. Flanagan, P.J., Blamires, S.J., Spicer, P.T., Frankjaer, R. & Hosseini, S.M. 2023. Hybrid sensor configurations. In Organic and Inorganic Material Based Sensors. Tomas, S., Das, S., Pratim Das, P. Eds. Wiley VCH. p. 675-688.https://www.wiley.com/en-gb/Organic+and+Inorganic+Materials+Based+Sensors%2C+3+Volumes-p-9783527349555

*82. Wolff, J.O, Cherry, B.R., Yarger, J.L., Adler, L., Thomas, D.S., Hook, J.M. & Blamires, S.J. 2023. Organic salt compositions of pressure sensitive adhesives produced by spiders. Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution 11: 1123614. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fevo.2023.1123614/full

*81. Blamires, S.J., Picazo-Lozano, P., Bruno, A.L., Arnedo, M., Ruiz-Leon, Y., Gonzalez-Nieto, D., Rojo, F.J., Elices, M., Guinea, G.V. & Perez-Rigueiro, J. 2023. The spider silk standardization initiative (S3I): A powerful tool to harness biological variability and to systematize the characterization of major ampullate silk fibers spun by spiders from suburban Sydney, Australia. Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials 140: 105729. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1751616123000826

*80. Blamires, S.J., Rawal, A., Edwards, A.D., Yarger, J.L., Oberst, S., Allardice, B.J., Rajkhowa, R. 2023. Methods for silk property analysis across structural hierarchies and scales . Molecules 28: 2120. https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/28/5/2120

*79. Joel, A.C., Rawal, A., Yao, Y., Jenner, A., Ariotte, N., Weissbach, M., Adler, L., Strafstrom, J. & Blamires, S.J. 2023. Physico-chemical properties of functionally adhesive spider silk nanofibers. Biomaterials Science 11: 2139-2150. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2023/bm/d2bm01599d

78. Lo, Y.C., Blamires, S.J., Liao, C.P. & Tso, I.M. 2023. Nocturnal and diurnal predator and prey interactions with crab spider colour polymorphs. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 77: 19. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00265-023-03291-0

*77. Arakawa, K., Kono, N., Malay, A., Tateishi, A., Ifuku, N., Masunaga, H., Sato, R., Tsuchiya, K., Ohtoshi, R., Pedrazzoli, D. A., Shinohara, A., Ito, Y., Nakamura, H., Tanikawa, A., Suzuki, Y., Ichikawa, T., Fujita, S., Fujiwara, M., Tomita, M., Blamires, S.J., Chuah, J.A., Craig, H.C., Foong, .P., Greco, G., Guan, J., Holland, C., Kaplan, D.L., Kumar, S., Manal, B.B., Norma-Rash, Y., Oktaviani, A.N., Preda, C., Pugno, N., Rajkhowa, R., Wang X., Yazawa, K., Zheng, Z. & Numata, K. 2022. 1000 spider silkomics: linking sequence to silk mechanical property. Science Advances 8: eabo6043. https://www.science.org/doi/epdf/10.1126/sciadv.abo6043

*76. Blamires, S.J. 2022. Silk. Exploring Nature’s Superfibre. SSRL/ XLIBRIS. https://www.xlibris.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/821509-silk


*75. Henneken, J.H., Blamires, S.J., Goodger, J.Q.D., Jones, T.M. & Elgar, M.A. 2022. Population level variation in silk chemistry but not web architecture in a widely distributed orb web spider. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 137: 350-358. https://academic.oup.com/biolinnean/article/137/2/350/6652227

*74. Craig, H.C, Yao, Y., Ariotte, N., Setty, M., Remadevi, R., Kasumovic, M.M., Rajkhowa, R., Rawal, A. & Blamires, S.J. 2022. Nanovoid formation induces property variation within and across individual silkworm silk threads. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 10: 5561-5570. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2022/tb/d2tb00357k

*73. Blamires, S.J., Nobbs, M., Wolff, J.O. & Heu, C. 2022. Nutritionally induced nanoscale variations in spider silk structural and mechanical properties. Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials 125: 104873.Blamires et al 2022

*72. Piorkowski, D., He, B.C., Blamires, S.J., Tso,I.M. & Kane, D.M. 2021. Nanoscale material heterogeneity of glowworm capture threads revealed by AFM. Molecules 26: 3500.Piorkowski et al 2021

*71. Wolff, J.O., von Byern, J., Piorkowski, D., Fang, J., Wang, X., Adler, L., Thomas, D.S., Hook, J.M. & Blamires, S.J. 2021. Adhesive droplets of glowworm snares (Keroplatidae: Arachnocampa spp.) are a complex mix of organic compounds. Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering 7: 661422.Wolff et al 2021

*70. Piorkowski, D., Liao, C.P., Joel, A.C., Wu, C.L., Doran, N., Blamires, S.J., Pugno, M.N. & Tso, I.M. 2020. Adhesion of cribellate spider silk enhanced in high humidity by mechanical plasticization of the underlying fiber. Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials 114: 104200. Piorkowski et al 2020

*69. Craig, H.C, Piorkowski, D., Nakagawa, S. Kasumovic, M.M, & Blamires, S.J. 2020. Meta-analysis reveals materiomic relationships in major ampullate silk across the spider phylogeny. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 17: 20200471.Craig et al 2020

*68. Blamires, S.J., Little, D.J., White, T.E. & Kane, D.M. 2020. Photoreflectance/scattering measurements of spider silks informed by standard optics. Royal Society Open Science 7: 192174.Blamires et al 2020_RSOS

*67. Blamires, S.J., Spicer, P.T. & Flanagan, P.J. 2020. Spider silk biomimetics programs to inform the development of wearable technologies. Frontiers in Materials 7: 29. Blamires et al 2020

66. Peng, P., Stuart-Fox, D., Chen, S.W., Tan, E.J., Kuo, G.L., Blamires, S.J., Tso, I.M. & Elgar, M.A. 2020. High contrast yellow mosaic patterns are prey attractants for orb-weaving spiders. Functional Ecology 34: 853-864.Peng et al 2020

*65. Blamires, S.J. & Sellers, W.I. 2019. Modelling temperature and humidity effects on web performance: implications for predicting orb-web spider (Argiope spp.) foraging under Australian climate change scenarios. Conservation Physiology 7: coz083.Blamires & Sellers 2019

*64.Viera, C., Garcia, L.F., Lacava, M., Fang, J., Wang, X., Kasumovic, M.M. & Blamires, S.J. 2019. Silk physico-chemical variability and mechanical robustness facilitate intercontinental invasibility of a spider. Scientific Reports 9: 13273.Viera et al 2019

*63. Blamires, S.J. 2019. Biomechanical costs and benefits of sit-and-wait foraging traps. Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 66: 1-10.Blamires 2019

*62. Blamires, S.J., Cerexhe, G., White, T.E., Herberstein, M.E. & Kasumovic, M.M. 2019. Spider silk colouration co-varies with thermal properties but not protein structure. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 16: 20190199.Blamires et al 2019_JSR

*61. Craig, H.C, Blamires, S.J., Kasumovic, M.M., Sani, M., Rawal, A. & Hook, J.M. 2019. DNP NMR spectroscopy reveals new structures, residues and interactions in wild spider silks. Chemical Communications 55: 4687-4690. Craig et al 2019

60.Liao, H.C., Liao, C.P., Blamires, S.J., & Tso, I.M. 2019. Multifunctionality of an arthropod predator’s body colouration. Functional Ecology 33:1067-1075. Liao et al 2019

*59. Piorkowski, D., Blackledge, T.A, Liao, C.P. Doran, N.E., Wu, C.L., Blamires, S.J. & Tso, I.M. 2018. Humidity-dependent mechanical and adhesive properties of Arachnocampa tasmaniensis capture threads. Journal of Zoology 305: 256-266.Piorkowski et al 2018b

*58. Lacava, M., Camargo, A., Garcia, L.F., Benamu, M., Santana, M., Fang, J., Wang, X. & Blamires, S.J. 2018. Web building and silk properties functionally covary among species of wolf spider. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 968-978.Lacava et al 2018

*57. Blamires, S.J., Nobbs, M., Martens, P.J, Tso, I.M., Chuang, W.T., Chang, C.K. & Sheu, H.W. 2018. Multiscale mechanisms of nutritionally-induced property variation in spider silk. PLoS One 13: e0192005. Blamires et al 2018

*56. Blamires, S.J., Martens, P.J. & Kasumovic, M.M. 2018. Fitness consequences of extended phenotypic plasticity. Journal of Experimental Biology 221: jeb167288 Blamires et al 2018_JEB

*55.Piorkowski, D., Blamires, S.J., Doran, N., Liao, C.P., Wu, C.L. & Tso, I.M. 2017. Ontogenetic shift towards stronger, tougher silk in a web building cave spider. Journal of Zoology. 304: 81-89.Piorkowski et al 2018

*54. Wolff, J.O., Wells, D., Reid, C. & Blamires, S.J. 2017. Clarity of objectives and working principles enhances the success of biomimetic programs. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. 12: 051001.Wolff et al 2017

*53. Benamú, M., Lacava, M., Garcia, L.F., Santana, M., Fang, J., Wang, X. & Blamires, S.J. 2017. Nanostructural and mechanical property changes in spider silk as a consequence of insecticide exposure. Chemosphere 181: 241-249.Benamu et al 2017

52. Nobbs, M. & Blamires, S.J. 2017. Fiddler crab spatial distributions are influenced by physiological stressors independent of sympatric interactions. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 491: 19-26.Nobbs & Blamires 2017

*51. Blamires, S.J., Hasemore, M. Martens, P.J. & Kasumovic, M.M. 2017. Diet-induced covariation between architectural and physicochemical plasticity in an extended phenotype. Journal of Experimental Biology 220: 876-884.Blamires et al 2017_JEB

*50.Blamires, S.J., Blackledge, T.A. & Tso, I.M. 2017. Physico-chemical property variation in spider silks: ecology, evolution and synthetic production. Annual Review of Entomology 62: 443-460Blamires et al 2017_ARE

*49. Blamires, S.J. Zhang, S. & Tso, I.M. 2017. Webs: structure function and variation. In Behavior, Ecology and Evolution of Spiders: Contributions from the Neotropical Region. Viera, C. & Gonzaga, M.O. Eds. Springer. pp. 137-164.

*48. Blamires, S.J., Kasumovic, M.M., Tso, I.M., Martens, P., Hook, J. & Rawal, A. 2016. Evidence of decoupling of spidroin expression and protein structure in spider dragline silks. International Journal of Molecular Science 17: 1294. Blamires et al 2016_IJMS

47. Tso, I.M., Zhang, S., Tan, W.T., Peng, P. & Blamires, S.J. 2016. Prey luring coloration of a nocturnal semi-aquatic predator. Ethology. 122: 671-681.Tso et al 2016

*46. Blamires, S.J., Tseng, Y.H., Wu, C.L., Toft, S., Raubenheimer, D. & Tso, I.M. 2016. Spider silk and web performance landscapes across nutrient space. Scientific Reports 6: 26383.Blamires et al 2016_Sci Rep

45. Nobbs, M. & Blamires, S.J. 2016. Making up for lost time: biophysical constraints on temporal activity in fiddler crabs. Austral Ecology 41: 791-796.Nobbs & Blamires 2016

*44. Blamires, S.J., Liao, C.P., Chang, C.K., Chuang, Y.C., Wu, C.L., Blackledge, T.A., Sheu, H.S. & Tso, I.M. 2015. Mechanical performance of spider silk is robust to nutrient-mediated changes in protein composition. Biomacromolecules 16: 1218-1225. PDF

43. Nobbs, M. & Blamires, S.J. 2015. Spatiotemporal distribution and abundance of mangrove ecosystem engineers: burrowing crabs around canopy gaps. Ecosphere 6: 84. PDF

42. Ye, C.W., Blamires, S.J., Liao, C.P. & Tso, I.M. 2015. Top down and bottom up selection drives frequency and form variations of a visual signal. Scientific Reports. 5: 9543. PDF

*41. Blamires, S.J., Piorkowski, D., Chuang, A., Tseng, Y.H., Toft, S. & Tso, I.M. 2015. Can differential nutrient extraction explain property variations in a predatory trap? Royal Society Open Science 2: 140479. PDF

*40. Liao, C.P., Blamires, S.J., Hendricks, M.L. & Opell, B.D. 2015. A re-evaluation of the formula to estimate the volume of orb web glue droplets. Journal of Arachnology 43: 97-100. PDF

39. Liu, M.H., Blamires, S.J., Liao, C.P. & Tso, I.M. 2014. Evidence of bird dropping masquerading by a spider to avoid predators. Scientific Reports 5: 5058. PDF

38. Blamires, S.J., Hou, C., Chen, L.F., Liao, C.P. & Tso, I.M. 2014. A predator’s body coloration enhances its foraging profitability by day and night. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology. 68: 1253-1260. PDF

*37. Sahni, V., Miyoshi, T., Chen, K., Jain, D., Blamires, S.J., Blackledge, T.A. & Dhinojwala, A. 2014. Direct solvation of glycoproteins by salts in spider silk glues increases adhesion and helps to explain the evolution of modern spider orb webs. Biomacromolecules 15: 1225-1232. PDF

*36. Blamires, S.J., Sahni, V., Dhinojwala, A., Blackledge, T.A. & Tso, I.M. 2014. Nutritionally-induced changes to the stickiness of spider sticky silks. PLoS ONE 9: e88487. PDF

*35. Blamires, S.J., Wu, C.C, Wu, C.L., Sheu, H.W. & Tso, I.M. 2013. Uncovering spider silk nanocrystalline variations that facilitate wind- induced mechanical property changes. Biomacromolecules 14: 3484-3490. PDF

*34. Wu, C.C., Blamires, S.J., Wu, C.L. & Tso, I.M. 2013. Wind induces variation in spider web geometry and sticky spiral droplet volume. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 3342-3349. PDF

*33. Blamires, S.J. & Tso, I.M. 2013. Nutrient mediated architectural plasticity of a predatory trap. PLoS One 8: e54558. PDF

*32. Blamires, S.J., Hou, C., Chen, L.F., Liao, C.P. & Tso, I.M. 2013. Three-dimensional barricading of a predatory trap reduces predation and enhances prey capture. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 67: 709-714. PDF

*31. Blamires, S.J. 2013. Spider webs as extended phenotypes. In Spiders: Morphology, Behavior and Geographic Distribution. Santerre, M. Ed. Nova Science, New York, N.Y. pp.47-70.

*30. Boutry, C. & Blamires, S.J. 2013. Plasticity in web architecture and silk mechanics. In Spiders: Morphology, Behavior and Geographic Distribution. Santerre, M. Ed. Nova Science, New York, N.Y. pp. 1-46.

29. Peng, P., Blamires, S.J., Agnarsson, I., Lin, H.C. & Tso, I.M. 2013. Color-mediated mutualism between two arthropod predators. Current Biology. 23: 172-176. PDF

28. Blamires, S.J. & Spencer, R-J. 2013. Influences of habitat and predation on population dynamics of the freshwater turtle Myuchelys georgesi. Herpetologica 69: 46-57. PDF

27. Blamires, S.J. 2013. Nutritional consequences of extreme sexual size dimorphism. Advances in Zoology Research 5: 115-134.

*26. Blamires, S.J. & Tso, I.M. 2012. Ecophysiological influences on spider silk performance and the potential for adaptable, degradation resistant biomaterials. In Silks: Properties, Production and Uses. Aramwit, P. Ed. Nova Science, New York, N.Y. pp 135-149.

*25. Blamires, S.J., Wu, C.L., Blackledge, T.A. & Tso, I.M. 2012. Post-secretion processing influences spider silk performance. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 9: 2479-2487. PDF

*24. Blamires, S.J., Wu, C.L., Blackledge, T.A. & Tso, I.M. 2012. Environmentally-induced post-spin property changes in spider silks: influence of web type, spidroin composition and ecology. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 106: 580-588. PDF

23. Blamires, S.J., Lai. C.H. Cheng, R.C., Liao, C.P., Shen, P.S. & Tso, I.M. 2012. Body spot coloration of a nocturnal sit-and-wait predator visually lures prey. Behavioral Ecology 23: 69-74. PDF

*22. Blamires, S.J., Wu, C.L. & Tso, I.M. 2012. Variations in protein intake induces variations in spider silk expression. PLoS ONE. 7: e31626. PDF

21. Blamires, S.J. 2011. Nutritional implications for sexual cannibalism in a sexually dimorphic orb web spider. Austral Ecology. 36: 389-394. PDF

*20. Blamires, S.J., Chao, I.C., Liao, C.P. & Tso, I.M. 2011. Multiple prey cues combine to induce foraging flexibility in a trap-building predator. Animal Behaviour. 81:955-961. PDF

19. Tseng, H.J., Cheng, R.C., Wu, S.H., Blamires, S.J. & Tso, I.M. 2011. Trap barricading and decorating by a well-armored predator: extra protection or prey attraction?. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology. 65: 2351-2359. PDF

*18. Blamires, S.J. 2010. Plasticity in extended phenotypes: orb spider web architectural responses to variations in prey parameters. Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 3207-3212. PDF

*17. Blamires, S.J., Chao, I.C. & Tso, I.M. 2010. Prey type, vibrations and handling interactively influence spider silk expression. Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 3906-3910.PDF

*16. Blamires, S.J., Lee, Y.H., Chang, C.M., Lin, I.T., Chen, J.A., Lin, T.Y. & Tso, I.M. 2010. Multiple structures interactively influence prey capture efficiency in spider orb webs. Animal Behaviour 80: 947-953. PDF

*15. Blamires, S.J., Hochuli, D.F. & Thompson, M.B. 2009. Prey protein content influences growth and web decoration building in an orb building spider. Ecological Entomology 34: 545-550. PDF

14. Blamires, S.J., Hochuli, D.F. & Thompson, M.B. 2008. Why crossed the web: affects of decoration spectral properties on the number and type of natural prey captured in an orb spider (Argiope keyserlingi) web. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 94: 221-229. PDF

13. Blamires, S.J., Hochuli, D.F. & Thompson, M.B. 2007. Does decoration building influence antipredator responses in an orb-web spider (Argiope keyserlingi) in its natural habitat? Australian Journal of Zoology 55: 1-7. PDF

*12. Blamires, S.J., Thompson, M.B. & Hochuli, D.F. 2007. Habitat selection and web plasticity by the orb spider Argiope keyserlingi: do they compromise foraging success for predator avoidance? Austral Ecology. 32: 551-563. PDF

11. Blamires, S.J., Spencer, R-J., King, P. & Thompson, M.B. 2005. Population parameters and life table analysis of two co-existing freshwater turtles: are the Bellinger river turtle populations threatened? Wildlife Research 32: 339-347. PDF

10. Blamires, S.J. 2004. Habitat preferences of coastal goannas (Varanus panoptes): are they exploiters of sea turtle nests at Fog Bay, Australia?. Copeia. 2004: 370-377. PDF

9. Blamires, S.J.& Guinea, M.L. 2003. Emergence success of Flatback Sea Turtles (Natator depressus) at Fog Bay, Northern Territory, Australia. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 4(3): 548-556. PDF

8. Blamires, S.J., Guinea, M.L. & Prince, R.I.T. 2003. Influence of nest site selection on predation of Flatback Sea Turtle (Natator depressus) nests by varanid lizards in northern Australia. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 4: 557-564. PDF

7. Blamires, S.J. 2001. Influence of temperature on burrow use by the monitor lizard Varanus panoptes of the coastal dunes at Fog Bay, northern Australia. Asiatic Herpetological Research 9: 25-29.

6. Blamires, S.J. 2000. Estimating the number of Varanus inhabiting an Australian tropical beach from track characteristics. Herpetological Review 31: 155-158.

5. Blamires, S.J.& Guinea, M.L. 2000. The influence of temperature on egg mortality, emergence success and hatchling sex ratio for flatback sea turtles (Natator depressus) at Fog Bay, Northern Territory, Australia. In Pilcher, N. & Ismail, G. (eds.). Turtles of the Indo-Pacific: Research, Management and Conservation. Academic Press, London pp 198-203.

4. Blamires, S. J. & Nobbs, M. 2000. Observations of mangrove habitation by the monitor lizard Varanus panoptes. Northern Territory Naturalist 16: 21-23.

3. Blamires, S.J. 1999. Factors influencing the escape response of an arboreal agamid lizard of tropical Australia. Canadian Journal of Zoology 77: 1998-2003.

2. Blamires, S.J. & Christian, K.A. 1999. Seasonal water loss of the lizard Lophognathus temporalis in the wet-dry tropics of northern Australia. Amphibia-Reptilia 20: 211-215.

1. Blamires, S.J. & Guinea, M.L. 1998. Implications of nest site selection on egg predation at the sea turtle rookery at Fog Bay. In Kennett, R., Webb, A., Duff, G., Guinea, M.L. & Hill, G.J.E. (eds.). Marine Turtle Conservation and Management in Northern Australia. Centre for Indigenous and Natural Resources and Centre for Tropical Wetlands Management, Darwin pp 20-24.