Peer-reviewed publications

A1 Journal article (refereed)
Size variability effects on visual detection are influenced by colour pattern and perceived size (2018)
Karpestam E, Merilaita S, Forsman A
Animal Behaviour
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
How camouflage works. (2017)
Merilaita S., Scott-Samuel N.E., Cuthill I.C.
Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Resemblance to the Enemy's Eyes Underlies the Intimidating Effect of Eyespots (2017)
Kjernsmo K, Merilaita S
American Naturalist
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Colour Polymorphism Protects Prey Individuals and Populations Against Predation (2016)
Karpestam E, Merilaita S, Forsman A
Scientific Reports
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Adaptive constellations of protective marks: eyespots, eye stripes and diversion of attacks by fish (2015)
Kjernsmo K, Grönholm M, Merilaita S
Animal Behaviour
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Testing the role of background matching and self-shadow concealment in explaining countershading coloration in wild-caught rainbowfish (2015)
JENNIFER L. KELLEY, SAMI MERILAITA
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
A1 Journal article (refereed)
Body size influences differently the detectabilities of colour morphs of cryptic prey (2014)
Karpestam E, Merilaita S, Forsman A
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Hide and seek: properties of prey and background patterns affect prey detection by blue tits (2014)
Dimitrova M, Merilaita S
Behavioral Ecology
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Natural levels of colour polymorphism reduce performance of visual predators searching for camouflaged prey (2014)
Karpestam E, Merilaita S, Forsman A
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Eyespots divert attacks by fish (2013)
Kjernsmo K, Merilaita S
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Spots and stripes: ecology and colour pattern evolution in butterflyfishes (2013)
Kelley JL, Fitzpatrick JL, Merilaita S
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
What is camouflage through distractive markings? (2013)
Merilaita S, Schaefer HM, Dimitrova M
Behavioral Ecology
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Background choice as an anti-predator strategy: the roles of background matching and visual complexity in the habitat choice of the least killifish (2012)
Kjernsmo K, Merilaita S
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Reduced predation risk for melanistic pygmy grasshoppers in post-fire environments (2012)
Karpestam E, Merilaita S, Forsman A
Ecology and Evolution
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
The detectability of the colour pattern in the aposematic firebug, Pyrrhocoris apterus: an image-based experiment with human 'predators' (2012)
Bohlin T, Gamberale-Stille G, Merilaita S, Exnerova A, Stys P, Tullberg BS
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Deflective effect and the effect of prey detectability on anti-predator function of eyespots (2011)
Vallin A, Dimitrova M, Kodandaramaiah U, Merilaita S
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Number of eyespots and their intimidating effect on naive predators in the peacock butterfly (2011)
Merilaita S, Vallin A, Kodandaramaiah U, Dimitrova M, Ruuskanen S, Laaksonen T
Behavioral Ecology
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
The evolution of alternative morphs: density-dependent determination of larval colour dimorphism in a butterfly (2009)
Gotthard K, Berger D, Bergman M, Merilaita S
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
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Other publications

B1 Non-refereed journal articles
Broadening the angle of view on aposematism: a comment on Skelhorn et al. (2016)
Merilaita S
Behavioral Ecology
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B1 Non-refereed journal articles
Alluring illusions: a comment on Kelley and Kelley (2014)
Merilaita S
Behavioral Ecology
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