Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

*denotes shared first authorship, †denotes undergraduate authorship


*Briolat ES, *Burdfield-Steel ER, *Paul SC, *Rönka KH, *Seymoure BM, *Stankowich T & *Stuckert AM. Diversity in warning colouration: Selective paradox or the norm? Biological Reviews, See PDF.

Alaasam VJ, Duncan R, Casagrande S, Davies S, †Sidher A, Seymoure BM, Zhang Y & Ouyang JQ. Glucocorticoid and locomotor activity responses to LED light at night are dependent on color temperature. Journal of Experimental Zoology A, See PDF.

Seymoure BM. Enlightening butterfly conservation efforts: The Importance of light for butterfly behavioral ecology and conservation. Insects, 9, 22; doi:10.3390/insects9010022. See PDF.


Seymoure BM, Raymundo A, McGraw KJ, McMillan WO & Rutowski RL. Environment dependent survival of cryptic and aposematic butterflies. Current Zoology, 64: 663-669. See PDF.


Turlure C, Schtickzelle N, Van Dyck H, Seymoure BM & Rutowski RL. 2016. Flight morphology, compound eye design and dispersal in butterflies: an inter- and intraspecific comparison. PLOS ONE, 11(6):e0158073. See PDF.

Thurman T* & Seymoure BM*.  2016. Heliconius sara and Mimoides pausanias mimicry: a bird’s eye view. Journal of Zoology,298: 159-168.  See PDF. Paper of the Year at Journal of Zoology 2016.

Brashears J, Aiello A & Seymoure BM. 2016. Cool bands: Wing bands decrease rate of heating, but not equilibrium temperature in Anartia fatimaJournal of Thermal Biology, 56: 100-108. See PDF.


Seymoure BM, McMillan WO & Rutowski RL. 2015. Peripheral eye morphology in Heliconius butterflies: interspecific variation in corneal surface area and fact diameters not related to mimicry rings. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 48: 83-92. See PDF.

Hutton P*, Seymoure BM*, McGraw KJ, Ligon R* & Simpson R*. 2015. Dynamic Color Communication. Current Opinions in Behavioral Sciences, 6: 41-49. See PDF.

Seymoure BM & Aiello A. 2015. Keeping the band together: Evidence for false boundary disruptive coloration in a butterfly. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28: 1618-1624. See PDF.

Bergman M, Lessios N, Seymoure BM & Rutowski RL. 2015. Mate detection in a territorial butterfly – the effect of background and luminance contrast. Behavioral Ecology, 26: 851-860. See PDF.


Kikuchi D, Seymoure BM & Pfennig D. 2014. Mimicry's palette: widespread use of conserved pigments in the aposematic signals of snakes. Evolution and Development, 2: 61-67. See PDF.


Seymoure BM, Moeller K, Borchert J, Stahlschmidt A & Ganesh T. 2013. Our Watery World. Science Scope. See PDF.


Seymoure BM, White J, Linares C. Connecting spectral radiometry of anthropogenic light sources to the visual ecology of organisms. Tentatively accepted at Journal of Zoology.

Jones B, Comi T, Loew E & Seymoure BM. Species and sex differences in eye morphology and visual sensitivity of nocturnal sweat bees (Megalopta spp., Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Under review at Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

ARTICLES In Preparation

1. Seymoure BM, Buxton R, White J, Linares C, Fristrup K, Crooks G, Wittemyer G & Angeloni L. Global light pollution masks natural light cycles and affects numerous species. Target Journal: Nature, Submission Date: October 2018.

2. Seymoure BM, Tennessen J, Tyrell L, Wilson A, Fernandez-Juricic E, Fristrup K, Baird E, Perkins L, Carter N, Barber J & Francis C. Predictive sensory traits for vulnerability to sensory pollution. Invited to Ecology Letters, Submission Date: December 2018.

3. *Seymoure BM, *Montgomery S, Loew E, McMillan WO, McGraw KJ & Rutowski RL. Heliconius mimicry rings in a new light: Light environment drives behavior, visual physiology, and visual neuropiles. Target Journal: Ecology Letters, Submission Date: December 2018.

4. Seymoure BM, †Parrish T, †Egan K, †Irwin D, Wittemyer G, Crooks K & Angeloni L. Artificial lights at night disrupt predator perception and attacks on moths. Target Journal: Current Biology, Submission Date: December 2018.

5. Perkin E & Seymoure BM. Artificial light research methods: A guide for authors and reviewers. Target Journal: Global Change Biology, Submission Date: December 2018.

6. Seymoure BM, †Fergus AR & Clark DL. Visual traits are conspicuous or cryptic dependent upon prey availability, habitat, and intended viewer in sheet-weaving spiders. Target Journal Functional Ecology, Submission Date: January 2019.

Popular Articles

Seymoure BM. December 2013. Is it easy being green? Ask a Biologist. See it.

Seymoure BM. May 2012. Mimicry in a new light. Audubon Wrendition.