Godwin, J.R. and R.K. Kosaki. 1989. Reef fish assemblages on submerged lava flows of three different ages. Pacific Science 43(4):289-301

Godwin, J.R. and D.F. Fautin. 1992. Defense of host actinians by anemonefishes. Copeia 1992(3): 902-908.

Godwin, J.R. and P. Thomas (1993). Sex change and steroid profiles in the protandrous anemonefish, Amphiprion melanopus. (Pomacentridae, Teleostei). General and Comparative Endocrinology 91: 144-157.

Godwin, J.R. (1994). Histological aspects of protandrous sex change in the anemonefish Amphiprion melanopus. Journal of Zoology (Lond.) 232: 199-213.

Godwin, J.R. (1994). Behavioral Aspects of Protandrous Sex Change in the anemonefish Amphiprion melanopus and endocrine correlates. Animal Behaviour 48: 551-567.

Godwin, J.R. (1995). Phylogenetic and habitat influences on mating systems in the damselfish genus Dascyllus (Pomacentridae, Teleostei). Bulletin of Marine Science 57(3): 637-652.

Godwin, J. and D. Crews (1995). Sex differences in estrogenic regulation of estrogen and progesterone receptor messenger ribonucleic acid regulation in the brain of little striped whiptail lizards. Neuroendocrinology 62(3):293-300.

Young, L.J., J. Godwin, M. Grammer, and D. Crews (1995). Reptilian sex steroid receptors: amplification, sequence analysis and tissue expression. J. Steroid Biochem. Mol. Biol. 55:261-269.

Godwin, J., V. Hartman, M. Grammer, and D. Crews (1996) Progesterone inhibits female-typical receptive behavior and decreases hypothalamic estrogen and progesterone receptor messenger ribonucleic acid levels in female whiptail lizards. Hormones and Behavior 30:138-144.

Crews, D., J. Godwin, V. Hartman, M. Grammer, E. Prediger, R. Shepperd. (1996) Intrasexual variation in behavioral sensitivity to progesterone in male whiptail lizards and correlations with brain steroid hormone receptor mRNA expression. J. Neuroscience 16(22):7347-7352.

Godwin, J., D. Crews, R.R. Warner. (1996) Behavioral sex change in the absence of gonads in a coral reef fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 263 (1377): 1683-1688.

Godwin, J., D. Crews (1997) Sex differences in the nervous system of reptiles. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology 17:649-669.

Godwin, J., D. Crews (1999) Hormonal Regulation of Progesterone Receptor mRNA Expression in the Hypothalamus of Whiptail Lizards: Regional and Species Differences. J. Neurobiology 39(2):287-93.

Godwin, J., V. Hartman, P. Nag, D. Crews (2000). Androgen Steroid Regulation of Steroid Hormone Receptor Messenger Ribonucleic Acids in the Brain of Whiptail Lizards. J. Neuroendocrinology 12: 599-606.

Godwin,J., R. Sawby, R.R. Warner, D. Crews, and M.S. Grober(2000) Hypothalamic arginine vasotocin mRNA abundance variation across sexes and with sex change in a coral reef fish. Brain Behav. Evol. 55: 77-84.

Salek, S.J., J. Godwin, N.E. Stacey, and C..V. Sullivan (2001) Courtship and Tank Spawning Behavior of Temperate Basses (genus Morone). Trans. Am. Fisheries Soc. 130 (5): 833-847

Salek, S.J., C..V. Sullivan and J. Godwin (2001) Courtship Behavior of Male White Perch, Morone americana: Evidence for Control by Androgens. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A, 130: 731-740.

Semsar, K., F.L.M. Kandel, and J. Godwin (2001) Manipulations of the AVT system shifts social status and related courtship and aggressive behavior in the bluehead wrasse. Horm. Behav. 40: 21-31.

Salek, S.J., C.V. Sullivan and J. Godwin (2002). Arginine Vasotocin Effects on Courtship Behavior in Male White Perch (Morone americana). Behav. Brain Res. 133: 177-183.

Godwin, J. and D. Crews. (2002) “Hormones, Brain and Behavior in Reptiles” in Hormones, Brain and Behavior (eds. D.W. Pfaff, A.P. Arnold, A.M. Etgen, S.E. Fahrbach, and R.T. Rubin). Academic Press, San Diego. Vol, 2, pp. 545-586.

Luckenbach, J. A., Godwin, J., Daniels, H. V., and Borski, R. J. 2002. Optimization of North American flounder culture: a controlled breeding scheme. World Aquaculture 33: 40–45.

Luckenbach, J.A., J. Godwin, H.V. Daniels, and R.J. Borski. (2003) Gonadal differentiation and effects of temperature on sex determination in southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma). Aquaculture 216: 315-327.

Godwin, J., J.A. Luckenbach, R.J. Borski (2003) Ecology meets endocrinology: Environmental sex determination in fishes. Evol. and Dev. 5(1): 40-49.

Semsar, K. and J. Godwin (2003). Social influences on the AVT system are independent of gonads in a sex-changing fish. Journal of Neuroscience 23(10):4386-93.

Perrealt, H.A.N., K. Semsar, and J. Godwin (2003). Fluoxetine Treatment Decreases Territorial Aggression in a Coral Reef Fish. Physiology & Behavior 79:719-724.

Semsar, K. and J. Godwin (2004) Multiple mechanisms of phenotype development in the bluehead wrasse. Hormones and Behavior45: 345-353.

Luckenbach, J. A., J. Godwin, H.V. Daniels, J.M. Beasley, C.V. Sullivan, R.J. Borski (2004) Induction of diploid gynogenesis in southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) with homologous and heterologous sperm. Aquaculture 237: 499-516.

Semsar, K., H.A.N. Perreault, and J. Godwin (2004). Fluoxetine-treated male wrasses exhibit low AVT expression: Insights into mechanisms and models of depression from wild-caught animals? Brain Research 1029: 141-147.

Hawkins, M.B., J. Godwin, D. Crews, and P. Thomas (2005). The distribution of the duplicate oestrogen receptors ERa and ERb in the forebrain of the Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) indicates subfunctionalization after gene duplication. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 272(1563):633-41.

Luckenbach, J.A., L. W. Early, A. H. Rowe, R. J. Borski, H. V. Daniels, and J. Godwin. (2005). Aromatase Cytochrome P450: Cloning, Intron variation, and ontogeny of gene expression in southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma). Journal of Experimental Zoology A Comp Exp Biol. 303(8):643-56.

Engell, M.D., J. Godwin, L.J. Young, and J.G. Vandenbergh (2006). Perinatal exposure to endocrine disrupting compounds alters behavior and brain in the female pine vole. Neurotoxicology and Teratology 28(1):103-10.

Morgan AJ, Murashige R, Woolridge CA, Luckenbach JA, Watanabe WO, Borski RJ, Godwin J, Daniels HV (2006). Effective UV dose and pressure shock for induction of meiotic gynogenesis in southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) using black sea bass (Centropristis striata) sperm. Aquaculture 259 (1-4): 290-299.

Marsh, K.E., L.M. Creutz, M.B. Hawkins, and J. Godwin (2006). Aromatase immunoreactivity in the bluehead wrasse brain, Thalassoma bifasciatum: Immunolocalization and co-regionalization with arginine vasotocin and tyrosine hydroxylase. Brain Research 1126: 91-101.

Luckenbach, J.A., R. Murashige, H.V. Daniels, J. Godwin and R.J. Borski (2007). Temperature Affects Insulin-like Growth Factor-I and Growth of Juvenile Southern Flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A- Molec. Integr. Physiol 146 (1): 95-104.

Shewmon LN, Godwin JR, Murashige RS, and H.V. Daniels (2007). Environmental manipulation of growth and sexual maturation in yellow perch, Perca flavescens. J. World Aquaculture Soc. 38 (3): 383-394.

Luckenbach JA, Borski RJ, Daniels HV, and J. Godwin (2009) Sex determination in flatfishes: Mechanisms and environmental influences. Sem. Cell & Dev Biol. 20(3): 256-263.

Godwin J (2009) Social determination of sex in reef fishes. Sem. Cell & Dev. Biol 20(3): 264-270.

Godwin, J. (2010) Neuroendocrine Regulation of Sex Change and Alternate Sexual Phenotypes in Sex-Changing Reef Fishes in “Reproduction in Marine Fishes: Evolutionary Patterns and Innovations” (edited by K. Cole). University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

Godwin, J. (2010) Sex Change in Reef Fishes: Behavior and Physiology. Encyclopaedia of Animal Behavior, Elsevier (this will be an online resource primarily aimed at undergraduate and graduate students).

Borski, RJ, JA Luckenbach, and J. Godwin (2010). Flatfish as model research animals: metamorphosis and sex determination in Practical Flatfish Culture and Stock Enhancement (HV Daniels and WO Watanabe, eds), Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, IA, pp. 286-302.

Godwin J. (2010) Neuroendocrinology of sexual plasticity in teleost fishes, Front. Neuroendocrinol. 31(2): 203-216.

Godwin J. (2010) Sex Change in Reef Fishes: Behavior and Physiology. In: Breed M.D. and Moore J., (eds.) Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, volume 3, pp. 160-166 Oxford: Academic Press

Godwin, J. (2011) Socially Controlled Sex Change in Fishes. In: Farrell, A. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology: From Genome to Environment, Elsevier.

Scarlata, C.D., B.A. Elias , J. Godwin, R.A. Powell , D. Shepherdson, L.A. Shipley, J.L. Brown (2011) Characterizing gonadal and adrenal activity by fecal steroid analyses in pygmy rabbits (Brachylagus idahoensis). Gen. Comp. Endocrinology 171 (2011) 373–380.

McCaffrey, K., M.B. Hawkins, J. Godwin (2011) Sexual phenotype differences in zic2 mRNA abundance in the preoptic area of a protogynous teleost, Thalassoma bifasciatum. PLoS One 6(8): e23213.

Godwin, J., S. Sawyer, F. Perrin, S.E. Oxendine, and Z.D. Kezios (2012) Adapting the Open Field Test to Assess Anxiety-Related Behavior in Zebrafish in Zebrafish Protocols for Neurobehavioral Research (A. Stewart and A. Kalueff, eds.). in: Zebrafish Protocols for Neurobehavioral Research, Neuromethods series, Vol. 66, Kalueff, Allan V.; Stewart, Adam Michael (Eds.). 1st Ed., Humana Press

Scarlata, C.D., B.A. Elias, J.R. Godwin, R.A. Powell, D. Shepherdson, L.A. Shipley, J.L. Brown (2012) Negative relationship between fecal glucocorticoids and conception and litter production in captive pygmy rabbits (Brachylagus idahoensis). Journal of Mammalogy 93:759-770.

Godwin, J., R. Thompson (2012) Nonapeptides and Social Behavior in Fishes, Hormones and Behavior 61: 230-238.

Lema, Sean C., Melissa A. Slane, Kelley E. Salvesen, John Godwin (2012) Variation in gene transcript profiles of two V1a-type arginine vasotocin receptors among sexual phases of bluehead wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum). General and Comparative Endocrinology 179: 451-464.

Wong, R., F. Perrin, S. Oxendine, Z.D. Kezios, S. Sawyers, S. Dereje, J. Godwin (2012) Comparing Behavioral Responses across Multiple Assays of Stress and Anxiety in Zebrafish (Danio rerio). Behavior 149: 1205–1240

Wong, R., S. Oxendine, J. Godwin (2013) Behavioral and neurogenomic transcriptome changes in wild-derived zebrafish with fluoxetine treatment. BMC Genomics 2013, 14: 348.

Marsh-Hunkin, K.E., H.M. Heinz, M.B Hawkins, and J. Godwin (2013) Estrogenic control of behavioral sex change in the bluehead wrasse, Thalassoma bifasciatum. Integrative and Comparative Biology 53(6): 951-9.

Scarlata, C. D., B.A. Elias, J.R. Godwin, R.A. Powell, D. Shepherdson, L.A. Shipley, and J.L. Brown (2013). Influence of environmental conditions and facility on faecal glucocorticoid concentrations in captive pygmy rabbits (Brachylagus idahoensis). Animal Welfare 22: 357-368.

Mankiewicz, J., J. Godwin, B. Holler, P. Turner, R. Murashige, R. Shamey, H. Daniels, and R. Borski (2013) Tank color and stress steroids affect sex in a flatfish with temperature-dependent sex determination. Integrative and Comparative Biology 53: 755-765.

Wong, R.Y., M.M. McLeod, and J. Godwin (2014) Limited sex-biased neural gene expression patterns across strains in Zebrafish (Danio rerio). BMC Genomics 15:905 (

Campbell K.J., J. Beek, C.T. Eason, A.S. Glen, J. Godwin, F. Gould, N.D. Holmes, G.R. Howald, F.M. Madden, J.B. Ponder, D.W. Threadgill, A.Wegmann, G.S. Baxter (2015). The next generation of rodent eradications: Innovative technologies and tools to improve species specificity and increase their feasibility on islands. Biological Conservation 185: 47-58.

Wong, R.Y., M.A. Lamm, J. Godwin (2015) Neurogenomic mechanisms of alternative stress coping styles in zebrafish. BMC Genomics (2015) 16:425

Lamm M.A., H. Liu, N.J. Gemmell, J. Godwin (2015) The need for speed: Neuroendocrine regulation of socially controlled sex change. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 55: 307-322.

Liu H, Lamm MS, Rutherford K, Black MA, Godwin JR, Gemmell NJ (2015) Large-scale transcriptome sequencing reveals novel expression patterns for key sex-related genes in a sex-changing fish. Biol Sex Differ. 2015 Nov 25;6:26. doi: 10.1186/s13293-015-0044-8.

Kern, E.M.A., D. Robinson, E. Gass, J. Godwin, R.B. Langerhans (2016) Correlated evolution of personality, morphology, and performance. Animal Behavior 117: 79-86.

Liu H., Erica V. Todd, Mark P. Lokman, Melissa S. Lamm, John R. Godwin, Neil J. Gemmell (2017). Sexual plasticity: a fishy tale. Molecular Reproduction and Development84(2):171-194

Godwin, J., Lamm, M. Socially Controlled Sex Change in Fishes. In: Pfaff, D.W and Joëls, M. (editors-in-chief), Hormones, Brain, and Behavior 3rd edition, Vol 2. Oxford: Academic Press; 2017. pp. 31–46.

Leitschuh, C., D. Kanavy, G.A. Backus, R.X. Valdez, M. Serr, E. Pitts, D. Threadgill, and J. Godwin (2017) Developing gene drive technologies to eradicate invasive rodents from islands. J. Responsible Innovation.

Todd EV, Liu H, Lamm MS, Thomas JT, Rutherford K, Thompson KC, Godwin JR, Gemmell NJ (2018) Female mimicry by sneaker males has a transcriptomic signature in both the brain and gonad in a sex changing fish. Mol Biol Evol. 35(1): 225-241. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msx293.

Serr, M. Heard, N. Godwin, J. (2019). Towards a genetic approach to invasive rodent eradications: Assessing reproductive competitiveness between wild and laboratory mice. In: C.R. Veitch, M.N. Clout, A.R. Martin, J.C. Russell and C.J. West (eds.) Island invasives: scaling up to meet the challenge, pp. 64–70. Occasional Paper SSC no. 62. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. DOI:

Campbell, K.J. Saah, J.R., Brown, P.R., Godwin, J., Gould, F., Howald, G.R., Piaggio, A., Thomas, P., Tompkins, D.M., Threadgill, D., Delborne, J., Kanavy, D.M., Kuiken, T., Packard, H., Serr, M. and Shiels, A. (2019). ‘A potential new tool for the toolbox: assessing gene drives for eradicating invasive rodent populations’. In: C.R. Veitch, M.N. Clout, A.R. Martin, J.C. Russell and C.J. West  (eds.) Island invasives: scaling up to meet the challenge, pp. 6–14. Occasional Paper SSC no. 62. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. DOI:

Barnhill-Dilling, K.S. M. Serr, DV Blondel, J. Godwin (2019). Sustainability as a Framework for Considering Gene Drive Mice for Invasive Rodent Eradication. Sustainability 11(5), 1334. DOI: 10.3390/su11051334

Honeycutt JL, Deck CA, Miller SC, Severance ME, Atkins EB, Luckenbach JA, Buckel JA, Daniels HV, Rice JA, Borski RJ, Godwin J (2019) Warmer waters masculinize wild populations of a fish with temperature-dependent sex determination. Sci Reports 2019 Apr 25;9(1):6527. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-42944-x.

Todd EV, Ortega-Recalde O, Liu H, Lamm MS, Rutherford KM, Cross H, Black MA, Kardailsky O, Marshall Graves JA, Hore TA, Godwin JR, Gemmell NJ. (2019) Stress, novel sex genes, and epigenetic reprogramming orchestrate socially controlled sex change. Sci Advances 5(7): eaaw7006. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw7006.

Manser A, Cornell SJ, Sutter A, Blondel DV, Serr M, Godwin J, Price TAR (2019) Controlling invasive rodents via synthetic gene drive and the role of polyandry. Proc Biol Sci. 2019 Aug 28;286(1909):20190852. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.0852.

Godwin J, M. Serr, S.K. Barnhill-Dilling,.D.V. Blondel, P.R. Brown, K. Campbell, J. Delborne, A.L. Lloyd, K.P. Oh, T.A.A. Prowse, R. Saah, and Paul Thomas (2019) Rodent gene drives for conservation: opportunities and data needs. Proc. R. Soc. B 20191606.

Sudweeks J., B. Hollingsworth , D.V. Blondel, K.J. Campbell, S. Dhole, J.D. Eisemann, O. Edwards, J. Godwin, G.R. Howald, K. Oh, A.J. Piaggio, T.A.A. Prowse, J.V. Ross, R. Saah, A.B. Shiels, P. Thomas, D.W. Threadgill, M.R. Vella, F. Gould & A.L. Lloyd (in press) Locally Fixed Alleles: A method to localize gene drive to island populations. Sci. Reports

Johnson, Z.V., E.C. Moore, R.Y. Wong, J.R. Godwin, J.T. Streelman, R.B. Roberts (2020) Exploratory behaviour is associated with microhabitat and evolutionary radiation in Lake Malawi cichlids. Animal Behaviour 160: 121-134.