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Maginnis TL.  2006.  Leg regeneration in a stick insect stunts wing size and hinders flight performance (Sipyloidea sipylus).  Proceedings of the Royal Society: B  273(1595): 1811-1814.

Maginnis TL.  2006.  Costs of regeneration and autotomy in animals: a review and framework for future research.  Behavioral Ecology 17(5): 857-872.

Maginnis TL and LP Maginnis. 2007.  Aututomy and regeneration in Didymuria violescens (Phasmatodea) in New South Wales, Australia.  The Australian Entomologist 34(1): 27-32.

Maginnis TL, CL Cool* and JL Muniz*.  2008.  Some observations on the mating behavior of the giant walking stick Megaphasma dentricus.  Texas Journal of Science 60(1): 57-62.

Maginnis TL.  2008.  The cause of autotomy in a stick insect: predation versus molting.  Florida Entomologist 91(1): 126-127.

Maginnis TL.  2009.  New non-fiction: reviews and suggestions for their use in organismal courses.  Bioscene 35(2): 46-49.

Maginnis TL and CR Redmond*.  2009.  Leg regeneration trade-offs in the two-striped walking stick (Phasmatodea).  Annuals of the Entomological Society of America 102(6): 1099-1104.

Ramsey ME, TL Maginnis, RY Wong, C Brock, ME Cummings.  2012.  Identifying context-specific gene profiles of social, reproductive and mate preference behavior in a fish with female mate choice.  Frontiers in Neurogenomics 6(62): 1-15.

Brady, PC, K Travis, TL Maginnis, and ME Cummings.  2013.  The polarocryptic mirror: a biological adaptation for open-ocean camouflage.  Proceedings of the National Acadmey of Sciences.  110(24): 9764–9769.  

Maginnis TL, M Niederhausen, KS Bates*, TB White-Toney*.  2014.  Patterns of Autotomy and Regeneration in Hemigrapsus nudus.  Journal of Marine and Freshwater Behavior and Physiology. 47(3): 135-146.

Maginnis TL and CR Redmond*. (in press).  Sexual vs. asexual reproduction in a stick insect.  Texas Journal of Science. 




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Tara Maginnis

Assistant Professor, Biology Department

Office/Academic Year: BC 264 (x8986)

Lab/Summer: SWI 128 (x7269)




Animal Behavior (Bio 347)

Marine Biology (Bio 338) and Lab (Bio 368)

Intro to Marine Biology (Bio 191/291)

Sexual Selection (Bio 388)

Entomology (Bio 391)

Evolution (Bio 453)





Student research covered in The Beacon:   2014    2013     2012     2011


Research Students:

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Class of 2015:

Jeff Fang, Megan Gogal, Ryan Kain, Cassidy McCartney, Richard Parsons, Taylor Rudow, Clayton Steed, Deanna Williams, Jake Williams, Marci Witczak


Class of 2014:

Katie Bates, Chris Delap, Steven King, Jeff Veon, Madelyn Voelker, Tai White-Toney


Class of 2013:

Jordan Albrich, Ryan Atkins, Beth Bernards, Rachel Brauner,

Emma Larson, Tim Luethke, Kelsey Nevins, Matt Ortman


Class of 2012:

Sara Bayer, Spencer Degerstedt, Elliot Frank, Lizz Hepp, Kate Huber,  

Masis Isikbay, Hailey Knettles, Amiana McEwen, Michael Pacholec,

John Varner, Eric Wilkman





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