Mäthger Publications

Akkaynak, D., Siemann, L. A., Barbosa, A., Mäthger, L. M. (2017) Changeable camouflage: how well can flounder resemble the colour and spatial scale of substrates in their natural habitats? Royal Society Open Science  4: 160824. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.160824

Buresch, K. C., Ulmer, K. M., Akkaynak, D., Allen, J. J., Mäthger, L. M., Nakamura, M., Hanlon, R. T. (2015) Cuttlefish adjust body pattern intensity with respect to substrate intensity to aid camouflage, but do not camouflage in extremely low light. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 462, 121-126.

Deravi, L. F., Magyar, A. P., Sheehy, S. P., Bell, G. R. R., Mäthger, L. M., Senft, S. L., Wardill, T. J., Lane, W. S., Kuzirian, A. M., Hanlon, R. T., Hu, E. L., Parker, K. K. (2014) The structure–function relationships of a natural nanoscale photonic device in cuttlefish chromatophores. J. R. Soc. Interface 11, 20130942 doi: 10.1098/rsif.2013.0942.

Bell, G. R. R.*, Mäthger, L.M.*, Gao, M., Senft, S. L., Kuzirian, A. M., Kattawar, G. W., Hanlon, R. T. (2014) Diffuse white structural coloration from multilayer reflectors in a squid. Advanced Materials 26, 4352-4356. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201400383 (*shared first authorship).

Staudinger, M. D., Buresch, K. C., Mäthger, L.M., Fry, C., McAnulty, S., Ulmer, K. M., Hanlon, R. T. (2013) Defensive responses of cuttlefish to different teleost predators. Biological Bulletin 225, 161-174.

Ulmer, K.M., Buresch, K.C., Kossodo, M.M., Mäthger, L.M., Siemann, L.A., Hanlon, R.T. (2013). Vertical visual features have a strong influence on cuttlefish camouflage. Biological Bulletin 224, 110-118.

Mäthger, L. M., Hanlon, R. T., Håkansson, J., Nilsson, D.-E. (2013) The W-shaped pupil in cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis): functions for improving horizontal vision. Vision Research 83, 19–24

Mäthger, L. M., Senft, S. L., Gao, M., Karaveli, S., Bell, G. R. R., Zia, R., Kuzirian, A. M., Dennis, P. B., Crookes-Goodson, W. J., Naik, R. R.,.Kattawar, G. W., Hanlon, R. T. (2013) Bright white scattering from protein spheres in color changing, flexible cuttlefish skin. Advanced Functional Materials 23, 3980-3989.

Hanlon, R. T., Chiao, C.-C., Mäthger, L. M., Marshall, N. J. (2013) A fish-eye view of cuttlefish camouflage, using in-situ spectrophotometry. J. Linnean Soc. 109, 535-551.

Bell, G. B. B., Kuzirian, A. M., Senft, S. S., Mäthger, L. M., Wardill, T. J., Hanlon, R. T. (2013) Chromatophore radial muscle fibers anchor in flexible squid skin. J. Invert. Biol. 132, 120-132. Article featured front cover of journal

Akkaynak, D., Allen, J. J., Mäthger, L. M., Chiao, C.-C., Hanlon, R. T. (2013) Quantification of cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) camouflage in the eyes of fish predators: A study of color and luminance using in situ spectrometry. J. Comp. Physiol A. 199, 211-225.

Kreit, E., Mäthger, L. M., Hanlon, R. T., Dennis, P. B., Naik, R. R., Forsythe E., Heikenfeld, J. (2013) Biological versus electronic adaptive coloration: how can one inform the other? J. R. Soc. Interface. 10, 20120601 doi: 10.1098/rsif.2012.0601. Article featured front cover of journal

Mäthger, L. M., Bell, G. R. R., Kuzirian, A. M., Allen, J. J., Hanlon, R. T. (2012) How does the blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata) flash its blue rings? Journal of Experimental Biology. 215, 3752-3757.

Mäthger, L. M., & Hanlon, R. T. (2012). Pigmentation or transparency? Camouflage tactics in deep-sea cephalopods. Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research 25, 295-296 (Article featured front cover of journal).

Buresch, K.C., Mäthger, L.M, Allen, J.J., Bennice, C., Smith, N., Schram, J., Chiao, C.C. and Hanlon, R.T. (2011). The use of background matching vs. masquerade for camouflage in cuttlefish Sepia officinalis. Vision Research 51, 2362-2368.

Barbosa, A., Allen, J. J., Mäthger, L. M. and Hanlon, R.T. 2012. Cuttlefish use visual cues to determine arm postures for camouflage. Proc R Soc B 279, 84-90.

Hanlon, R. T., Chiao, C-C., Mäthger, L. M., Buresch, K. C., Barbosa, A., Allen, J. J., Siemann, L., Chubb, C. (2011). Rapid adaptive camouflage in cephalopods. Animal Camouflage, ed. M. Stevens and S. Merilaita, Cambridge University Press.

Shashar, N., Johnsen, S., Lerner, A., Sabbah, S., Chiao, C.-C., Mäthger, L. M., and Hanlon, R. T. (2011). Underwater linear polarization- physical limitations to biological functions. Phil Trans R Soc Lond B. 366, 649-654.

Mäthger, L. M., Lohmann, K. J., Limpus, C. J. & Fritsches, K. A. (2011). An unsuccessful attempt to elicit orientation responses to linearly polarized light in hatchling loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta). Phil Trans R Soc Lond B. 366, 757-762.

Mäthger, L. M., Roberts, S. B. & Hanlon, R. T. (2010). Evidence for distributed light sensing in the skin of cuttlefish Sepia officinalis. Biology Letters 6, 600-603.

Allen, J. J.*, Mäthger, L. M.*, Buresch, K. C., Fetchko, T., Gardner, M. & Hanlon, R. T. (2010). Night vision by cuttlefish enables changeable camouflage.  Journal of Experimental Biology 213, 2953-2960. (*shared first authorship)

Siebeck, U. E., Parker, A. N., Sprenger, D., Mäthger, L. M. & Wallis, G. (2010). A species of reef fish that uses ultraviolet patterns for covert face recognition. Current Biology 20, 1-4.

Allen, J. J., Mäthger, L. M., Barbosa, A., Buresch, K. C., Sogin, E., Schwartz, J., Chubb, C. & Hanlon, R. T. (2010) Cuttlefish dynamic camouflage: responses to substrate choice and integration of multiple visual cues. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 277, 1031-1039.

Chiao, C. C., Chubb, C., Buresch, K. C., Barbosa, A., Allen, J. J., Mäthger, L. M. & Hanlon, R. T. (2010). Mottle camouflage patterns in cuttlefish: quantitative characterization and visual background stimuli that evoke them. Journal of Experimental Biology 213, 187-199.

Izumi, M., Sweeney, A., DeMartini, D., Weaver, J., Powers, M. L., Tao, A., Silvas, T. V., Kramer, R. M., Crookes-Goodson, W. J., Mäthger, L. M., Naik, R. R., Hanlon, R. T. & Morse, D. E. (2009). Changes in reflectin protein phosphorylation are associated with dynamic iridescence changes in squid. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 2009, doi:10.1098/rsif.2009.0299.

Mäthger, L. M., Denton, E. J., Marshall, N. J. & Hanlon, R. T. (2009). Mechanisms and behavioral functions of structural colouration in cephalopods. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 6, S149-S163.

Mäthger, L. M., Shashar, N. & Hanlon, R. T. (2009). Commentary: Do cephalopods communicate using polarized light reflections from their skin? Journal of Experimental Biology 212, 2133-2140.

Hanlon, R. T., Chiao, C.-C., Mäthger, L. M., Barbosa, A., Buresch, K. C. & Chubb, C. (2009). Cephalopod dynamic camouflage: bridging the continuum between background matching and disruptive coloration. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 364, 429-437.

Allen, J. J., Mäthger, L. M., Barbosa, A. & Hanlon, R. T. (2009) Cuttlefish use visual cues to control 3-dimensional skin papillae for camouflage. J Comp Physiol A 195, 547-555.

Mäthger, L. M., Chiao, C.-C., Barbosa, A. & Hanlon, R. T. (2008). Color matching on natural substrates in cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis. J Comp Physiol A 194, 577-585.

Sutherland, R. L., Mäthger, L. M., Hanlon, R. T., Urbas, A. M. & Stone, M. O. (2008). Cephalopod coloration model. II. Multiple layer skin effects. Journal of the Optical Society of America A. 25, 2044-2054.

Barbosa, A., Mäthger, L. M., Buresch, K. C., Kelly, J., Chubb, C., Chiao, C. C. & Hanlon, R. T. 2008 Cuttlefish camouflage: The effects of substrate contrast and size in evoking uniform, mottle or disruptive body patterns. Vision Res. 48, 1242-1253.

Sutherland, R. L., Mäthger, L. M., Hanlon, R. T., Urbas, A. M., Stone, M. O. (2007). Cephalopod coloration model. I. Squid chromatophores and iridophores. Journal of the Optical Society of America A. 25, 588-599.

Chiou, T-H, Mäthger, L. M., Hanlon, R. T. and Cronin, T. W. (2007) Spectral and spatial properties of polarized light reflections from the arms of squid (Loligo pealeii) and cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis L.). J. Exp. Biol. 210, 3624-3635. Article featured front cover of journal

Mäthger, L. M., Chiao, C.-C., Barbosa, A., Buresch, K. C., Kaye, S. and Hanlon, R. T. (2007). Disruptive coloration elicited on controlled natural substrates in cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis. J. Exp. Biol. 210, 2657-2666.

Mäthger, L. M. and Hanlon, R. T. (2007). Malleable skin coloration in cephalopods: selective reflectance, transmission and absorbance of light by chromatophores and iridophores. Cell and Tissue Research 329, 179-186.

Barbosa, A., Mäthger, L. M., Chubb, C., Florio, C., Chiao, C.-C. and Hanlon, R. T. (2007). Disruptive coloration in cuttlefish: a visual perception mechanism that regulates ontogenetic adjustment of skin patterning. J. Exp. Biol. 210, 1139-1147.

Mäthger, L. M., Litherland, L. and Fritsches, K. A. (2007). An anatomical study of the visual capabilities of the green turtle, Chelonia mydas. Copeia 1007, 169-179.

Mäthger, L. M. and Hanlon, R. T. (2006). Anatomical basis for camouflaged polarized light communication in squid. Biology Letters 2, 494-496.

Mäthger, L. M., Barbosa, A., Miner, S. and Hanlon, R. T. (2006). Color blindness and contrast perception in cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) determined by a visual sensorimotor assay. Vision Research 46, 1746-1753. (Article featured front cover of journal)

Mäthger, L. M., Collins, T. F. C. and Lima, P. A. (2004). The role of muscarinic receptors and intracellular Ca2+ in the spectral reflectivity changes of squid iridophores. J. Exp. Biol. 207, 1759-1769. (Article featured front cover of journal)

Mäthger, L. M., Land, M. F., Siebeck, U. E. and Marshall, N. J. (2003). Rapid colour changes in multilayer reflecting stripes in the Paradise Whiptail, Pentapodus paradiseus. J. Exp. Biol. 206, 3607-3613.

Mäthger, L. M. (2003). The response of squid and fish to changes in the angular distribution of light. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 83, 849-856.

Mäthger, L. M. and Denton, E. J. (2001). Reflective properties of iridophores and fluorescent ‘eyespots’ in the loliginid squid Alloteuthis subulata and Loligo vulgaris. J. Exp. Biol. 204, 2103-2118. (Article featured front cover of journal)