A selection of our key publications A selection of our key publications


Ji Y.Q., Ashton L., Pedley S.M., Edwards D.P., Tang Y., Nakamura A., Kitching R.L., Dolman P., Woodcock P., Edwards F.A., Larsen T.H., Hsu W.W., Benedick S., Hamer K.C., Wilcove D.S., Bruce C., Wang X.Y., Levi T., Lott M., Emerson B.C. & Yu D.W. (2013). Reliable, verifiable, and efficient monitoring of biodiversity via metabarcoding. Ecol Letts. 16,10 1245-1257. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12162
Løvlie H, Gillingham MAF, Worley K, Pizzari T, Richardson D.S.  Cryptic female choice favours sperm from major histocompatibility complex-dissimilar males Proc R Soc B 2013 280: 20131296
Archetti M. (2013) Evolutionary game theory of growth factor production: implications for tumour heterogeneity and resistance to therapies. British Journal of Cancer 109, 1056–1062. doi:10.1038/bjc.2013.336
Edmunds K,  Hunter P.R , Few R, Bell DJ (2013) Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points Assessment as a Tool to Respond to Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks. PLoS One PLoS One. 2013; 8(8): e72279
Phillips, Karl, Jorgensen, Tove, Jolliffe, KG, Henwood, J, Richardson, David and Jolliffe, S-M (2013) Reconstructing paternal genotypes to infer patterns of sperm storage and sexual selection in the hawkshill turtle. Molecular Ecology, 22 (8). pp. 2301-2312. ISSN 0962-1083


Collet, J, Richardson DS, Worley K, Pizzari T. (2012). Sexual selection and the differential effect of polyandry.  PNAS 109 (22): 8641-8645. 10.1073/pnas.1200219109
Scheuring I, Yu DW. (2012) How to assemble a beneficial microbiome in three easy steps. Ecol Lett. 2012 Nov;15(11):1300-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01853.x.
Zanette, LRS, Miller, SDL, Faria, CMA, Almond, EJ, Huggins, TJ, Jordan, WC and Bourke, AFG (2012) Reproductive Conflict in Bumblebees and the evolution of worker policing.  Evolution 66: 3765-3777. ISSN 0014-3820
Miraldo, A, Hewitt, GM, Dear, PH, Paulo, OS and Emerson, B (2012) Numts help to reconstruct the demographic history of the ocellated lizard (Lacerta lepida) in a secondary contact zone. Mol Ecol, 21. pp. 1005-1018. ISSN 09621083
Mendez, V, Gill, JA, Burton, NHK, Austin, GE, Petchey, OL and Davies, RG (2012) Functional diversity across space and time: trends in wader communities on British estuaries. Diversity and Distributions. 18, 4, 356-365. DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00868.x
Mossman, H.L., Davy, A.J. & Grant, A. (2012) Does managed coastal realignment create saltmarshes with ‘equivalent biological characteristics' to natural reference sites? J App Ecol, 49 (6). pp. 1446–1456. ISSN: 0021-8901


Alexandrou, M., Oliveira, C, Maillard, M, McGill, R.A.R., Newton, J., Creer, S. and M. I. Taylor. (2011) Competition and phylogeny determine community structure in Müllerian co-mimics. Nature 469:84–88, 2011. DOI:10.1038/nature09660 (IF = 36.2)
Sexual selection and the differential effect of polyandry 
Michalczyk, L, Millard, AL, Martin, OY, Lumley, AJ, Emerson, BC, Chapman, T and Gage, MJG (2011) Inbreeding Promotes Female Promiscuity. Science, 333 (6050). pp. 1739-1742. 
Sandel, B, Arge, L, Dalsgaard, B, Davies, RG, Gaston, KJ, Sutherland, WJ and Svenning, J-C (2011) The Influence of Late Quaternary Climate-Change Velocity on Species Endemism. Science, 334 (6056). pp. 660-664. 
Bretman, A, Westmancoat, JD, Gage, MJG and Chapman, T (2011) Males Use Multiple, Redundant Cues to Detect Mating Rivals. Current Biology, 21 (7). pp. 617-622. ISSN 09609822
Barrett, ELB and Richardson, DS (2011) Sex differences in telomeres and lifespan. Aging Cell, 10 (6). pp. 913-921. 
Archetti M., Scheuring I. 2011. Coexistence of cooperation and defection in public goods games. Evolution. 65, 1140-1148.
Archetti M, Ubeda F, Fudenberg D, Green J, Pierce N, Yu D. 2011. Let the right one in: a microeconomic approach to partner choice in mutualisms. Am. Nat. 177, 75-85
Brommer, JE, Fricke, C, Edward, DA and Chapman, T (2011) Interactions between genotype and sexual conflict environment influence transgenerational fitness in drosphila melanogaster. Evolution, 66. pp. 517-531.
Lambert, SJ and Davy, AJ (2011) Water quality as a threat to aquatic plants: discriminating between the effects of nitrate, phosphate, boron and heavy metals on charophytes. New Phytologist, 189 (4). pp. 1051-1059.
Michalczyk, L, Millard, AL, Martin, OY, Lumley, AJ, Emerson, BC and Gage, MJG (2011) Experimental Evolution Exposes Female and Male Responses to Sexual Selection and Conflict inTribolium Castaneum. Evolution, 65 (3). pp. 713-724. 
Spurgin, LG, Van Oosterhout, C, Illera, JC, Bridgett, S, Gharbi, K, Emerson, BC and Richardson, DS (2011) Gene conversion rapidly generates major histocompatibility complex diversity in recently founded bird populations. Mol Ecol, 20 (24). pp. 5213-5225.
Robbirt, KM, Davy, AJ, Hutchings, MJ and Roberts, DL (2011) Validation of biological collections as a source of phenological data for use in climate change studies: a case study with the orchid Ophrys sphegodes. J. Ecology, 99 (1). pp. 235-241. ISSN 00220477
Davy, AJ, Brown, MJH, Mossman, HL and Grant, A (2011) Colonization of a newly developing salt marsh: disentangling independent effects of elevation and redox potential on halophytes. J. Ecology, 99 (6). pp. 1350-1357. ISSN 00220477


Brouwer, L, Barr, I, Van De Pol, M, Burke, T, Komdeur, J and Richardson, DS (2010) MHC-dependent survival in a wild population: evidence for hidden genetic benefits gained through extra-pair fertilizations. Mol Ecol, 19 (16). pp. 3444-3455.
Brouwer, L, Barr, I, Van De Pol, M, Burke, T, Komdeur, J and Richardson, DS (2010) MHC-dependent survival in a wild population: evidence for hidden genetic benefits gained through extra-pair fertilizations. Mol Ecol, 19 (16). pp. 3444-3455. ISSN 09621083
Gunnarsson, TG, Sutherland, WJ, Alves, JA, Potts, PM and Gill, JA (2010) Rapid changes in phenotype distribution during range expansion in a migratory bird. Proc R Soc B
Michalczyk, L, Martin, OY, Millard, AL, Emerson, BC and Gage, MJG (2010) Inbreeding depresses sperm competitiveness, but not fertilization or mating success in male Tribolium castaneum. Proc R Soc B 277 (1699). pp. 3483-3491. 
Hernandez-Vera, G, Mitrovic, M, Jovic, J, Tosevski, I, Caldara, R, Gassmann, A and Emerson, BC (2010) Host-associated genetic differentiation in a seed parasitic weevil Rhinusa antirrhini (Coleptera: Curculionidae) revealed by mitochondrial and nuclear sequence data. Mol. Ecol, 19 (11). pp. 2286-2300. 
Davies, Richard, Irlich, Ulrike M., Chown, Steven L. and Gaston, Kevin J. (2010) Ambient, productive and wind energy, and ocean extent predict global species richness of procellariiform seabirds. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 19 (1). pp. 98-110.
Weyl, G, Frederickson, ME, Yu, DW and Pierce, NE (2010) Using the economic theory of contracts to test two models of mutualism, host sanctions and partner fidelity feedback. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) pp. 1091-6490.


Alvarez-Filip, L., Dulvy, N.K., Gill, J.A., Côté, I.M. & Watkinson, A.R. (2009) Flattening of Caribbean coral reefs: region-wide declines in architectural complexity. Proc R Soc B., 276, 3019-3025
Bretman, A, Fricke, C and Chapman, T (2009) Plastic responses of male D. melanogaster to the level of sperm competition increase male reproductive fitness. Proc R Soc B 276. pp. 1705-1711.
Lopez-Vaamonde, C, Raine, NE, Koning, JW, Brown, RM, Pereboom, JJM, Ings, TC, Ramos-Rodriguez, O, Jordan, WC and Bourke, AFG (2009)Lifetime reproductive success and longevity of queens in an annual social insect. JEB, 22 (5). pp. 983-99
Olson, V.A., Davies, R.G., Orme, C.D.L., Thomas, G.H., Meiri, S., Blackburn, T.M., Gaston, K.J., Owens, I.P.F. and Bennett, P.M. (2009) Global biogeography and ecology of body size in birds. Ecology Letters, 12. pp. 249-259.
Archetti M. 2009. Evidence from the domestication of apple for the maintenance of autumn colours by coevolution. Proc. Royal Soc. B. 276, 2575-2580. 
Navascues, M. and Emerson, B.C. (2009) Elevated substitution rate estimates from ancient DNA: model violation and bias of Bayesian methods. Mol Ecol, 18. pp. 4390-4397.
Szilagyi, A., Scheuring, I., Orivel, J., Edwards, D.P. and Yu, D.W. (2009) The evolution of intermediate castration virulence and ant coexistence in a spatially structured environment. Ecology Letters, 12. pp. 1306-1316.
Wigby, S, Sirot, L, Linklater, JR, Buehner, N, Calboli, FCF, Bretman, A, Wolfner, MF and Chapman, T (2009) Seminal fluid protein allocation and male reproductive success. Current Biology, 19 (9). pp. 751-757
Yeates, S.E., Einum, S., Fleming, I.A., Megens, H-J., Stet, R.J.M., Hindar, K., Holt, W.V., Van Look, K.J.W. and Gage, M.J.G. (2009) Atlantic salmon eggs favour sperm in competition that have similar major histocompatibility alleles. Proc R Soc B, 276. pp. 559-566.


Ratikainen, I.I., Gill, J.A., Gunnarsson, T.G., Sutherland, W.J. and Kokko, H. (2008) When density-dependence is not instantaneous: theoretical developments and management implications. Ecology Letters, 11. pp. 184-198.
Zarza, Ec., Reynoso, B.H. and Emerson, B.C. (2008) Diversification in the Neotropics: mitochondrial and nuclear phylogeography of the iguana Ctenosaura pectinata, and related species. Mol Ecol, 17. pp. 259-275.