Publications from 2008

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Below you find a list of publications from the year 2008 produce by members of the EGI.

Broughton, R.K., Hinsley, S.A., Bellamy, P.E., Carpenter, J.E., Rothery, P. 2008. Ageing and sexing marsh tits poecile palustris using wing length and moult. Ringing and Migration 24, 88-94.

Charmantier, A., McCleery, R.H., Cole, L.R., Perrins, C., Kruuk, L.E.B. & Sheldon, B.C. 2008. Adaptive phenotypic plasticity in response to climate change in a wild bird population. Science 320, 800-803.

Cornwallis, C.K. & Birkhead, T.R. 2008. Plasticity in reproductive phenotypes reveals status specific correlations between behavioral, morphological and physiological sexual traits. Evolution 62, 1149-1161.

Cosgrove C.L., Wood M.J., Day K.P. & Sheldon B.C. 2008. Seasonal variation in Plasmodium prevalence in a population of blue tits Cyanistes caeruleusJournal of Animal Ecology 77, 540–548.

Devereux, C.L., Fernández-Juricic, E., Krebs, J.R. & Whittingham, M.J. 2008. Habitat affects escape behaviour and alarm calling in Common Starlings Sturnus vulgarisIbis 150 (SUPPL. 1), 191-198.

Ellegren, H. & Sheldon, B.C. 2008. Genetic basis of fitness differences in wild populations. Nature 452, 169-175.

Evans, S. R. & Sheldon, B.C. 2008. Interspecific patterns of genetic diversity in birds: correlations with extinction risk. Conservation Biology 22, 1016-1025.

Garant, D., Kruuk, L.E.B., Hadfield, J.D. & Sheldon, B.C. 2008. Stability of genetic variance and covariance for reproductive characters in the face of climate change in a wild bird population. Molecular Ecology 17, 179-188.

Garcia-Del-Rey, E., Gosler, A.G., Gonzalez, J., Wink, M. 2008. Sexual size dimorphism and moult in the plain swift Apus unicolor.Ringing and Migration 24, 81-87.

Guilford, T.C., Meade, J., Freeman, R., Biro, D., Evans, T., Bonadonna, F., Boyle, D., Roberts, S. & Perrins, C.M. 2008. GPS tracking of the foraging movements of Manx Shearwaters Puffinus puffinus breeding on Skomer Island, Wales. Ibis 150, 462-473.

Hellgren O., Bensch S. & Malmqvist B. 2008. Birds, blood parasites and their vectors – associations uncovered by molecular analyses of blackfly blood meals. Molecular Ecology 17, 1605-1613.

Hellgren O., Bensch S., Hobson K. & Lindström Å. 2008. Population structure and migratory directions of Scandinavian bluethroats (Luscinia svecica) – a molecular, morphological and stable isotope analysis. Ecography 31, 95-103.

Hutchinson, J.M.C. & Griffith, S.C. 2008. Extra-pair paternity in the Skylark Alauda arvensisIbis 150, 90-97.

Ishtiaq, F., Guillaumot, L., Clegg, S.M., Phillimore, A.B., Black, R.A., Owens, I.P.F., Mundy, N.I., Sheldon, B.C. 2008. Avian haematozoan parasites and their associations with mosquitoes across Southwest Pacific Islands. Molecular Ecology 17, 4545-4555.

Jagannath, A., Shore, R.F., Walker, L.A., Ferns, P.N. & Gosler, A.G. 2008. Eggshell pigmentation indicates pesticide contamination.Journal of Applied Ecology 45, 133-140.

Jensen, P., Buitenhuis, B., Kjaer, J., Zanella, A., Mormède, P. & Pizzari, T. 2008 Genetics and genomics of animal behaviour and welfare – Challenges and possibilities. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 113, 383-403

Jones, O.R., Gaillard, J.-M., Tuljapurkar, S., Alho, J.S., Armitage, K.B., Becker, P.H., Bize, P., Brommer, J., Charmantier, A., Charpentier, M., Clutton-Brock, T., Dobson, F.S., Festa-Bianchet, M., Gustafsson, L., Jensen, H., Jones, C.G., Lillandt, B.-G., McCleery, R., Merilä, J., Neuhaus, P., Nicoll, M.A.C., Norris, K., Oli, M.K., Pemberton, J., Pietiäinen, H., Ringsby, T.H., Roulin, A., Saether, B.-E., Setchell, J.M., Sheldon, B.C., Thompson, P.M., Weimerskirch, H., Jean Wickings, E. & Coulson, T. 2008. Senescence rates are determined by ranking on the fast-slow life-history continuum. Ecology Letters 11, 664-673.

Knowles, S.C.L. & Sheldon, B.C. 2008. Evolutionary Biology: Parasite, Know Thyself. Current Biology 18, R655-R657.

McCleery, R.H., Perrins, C.M., Sheldon, B.C. & Charmantier, A. 2008. Age-specific reproduction in a long-lived species: the combined effects of senescence and individual quality. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 275, 963-970.

Neto, J.M., Encarnacão, V., Fearon, P. & Gosler, A.G. 2008. Autumn migration of Savi’s Warblers Locustella luscinioides in Portugal: Differences in timing, fuel deposition rate and non-stop flight range between the age classes. Bird Study 55, 78-85.

Norte, A.C., Sheldon, B., Sousa, J.P. & Ramos, J.A. 2008. Repeatability and method-dependent variation of blood parameters in wild-caught Great Tits Parus majorActa Ornithologica 43, 65-75.

Olsson, M., Wapstra, E., Healey, M., Schwartz, T. & Uller, T. 2008. Selection on space use in a polymorphic lizard. Evolutionary Ecology Research 10, 621-627.

Olsson, M., Wilson, M., Isaksson, C., Uller, T. & Mott, B. 2008. Carotenoid intake does not mediate a relationship between reactive oxygen species and bright colouration: Experimental test in a lizard. Journal of Experimental Biology 211, 1257-1261.

Pizzari, T., Dean, R., Pacey, A., Moore, H. & Bonsall, M.B. 2008. The evolutionary ecology of pre- and post-meiotic sperm senescence. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 23, 131-140.

Pizzari, T. & Parker, G.A. 2008. Sperm competition and sperm phenotype. Pp. 207-245 in Birkhead, T.R., Hosken, D.J. & Pitnick, S. (eds.): Sperm biology: an evolutionary perspective. London: Elsevier.

Pizzari, T. & Foster, K.R. 2008. Sperm sociality: cooperation, altruism, and spite. PLoS Biology 6, e130.

Pizzari T, Worley K, Burke T, & Froman DP. 2008. Sperm competition dynamics: ejaculate fertilising efficiency changes differentially with time. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8, 332.

Quinn, J.L. & Ueta, M. 2008. Protective nesting associations in birds. Ibis 150 (SUPPL.1), 146-167.

Quinn, J.L., Reynolds, S.J. & Bradbury, R.B. 2008. Birds as predators and as prey. Ibis 150 (SUPPL.1), 1-8.

Sagvik, J., Uller, T. & Olsson, M. 2008. A genetic component of resistance to fungal infection in frog embryos. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 275, 1393-1396.

Seddon, N., Merrill, R. & Tobias, J.A. 2008. Sexually selected traits predict patterns of species richness in a diverse clade of suboscine birds. American Naturalist 171, 620-631.

Sherman, C. D. H., Uller, T., Wapstra, E. & Olsson, M. 2008. Within-population variation in ejaculate characteristics in a prolonged breeder, Peron’s tree frog, Litoria peroniiNaturwissenschaften [Online Early], 1-7.

Sherman, C. D. H., Wapstra, E., Uller, T. & Olsson, M. 2008. Males with high genetic similarity to females sire more offspring in sperm competition in Peron’s tree frog, Litoria peroniiProceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 275, 971-978.

Smart, J., Taylor, E., Amar, A., Smith, K., Bierman, S., Carpenter, J., Currie, F., Smithers, R. & Hewson, C. 2008. Habitat associations of woodland birds: Implications for woodland management for declining species. Research Report No. 26. RSPB, Sandy, Bedfordshire.

Svedin, N., Wiley, C., Veen, T., Gustafsson, L. & Qvarnström, A. 2008. Natural and sexual selection against hybrid flycatchers.Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 275, 735-744.

Szulkin, M., Sheldon, B.C. 2008. Correlates of the occurrence of inbreeding in a wild bird population. Behavioral Ecology 19, 1200-1207.

Szulkin, M. & Sheldon, B.C. 2008. Dispersal as a means of inbreeding avoidance in a wild bird population. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 275, 703-711.

Tobias, J.A., Lebbin, D.J., Aleixo, A., Andersen, M.J., Guilherme, E., Hosner, P.A. & Seddon, N. 2008. Distribution, behavior and conservation status of the Rufous Twistwing Cnipodectes superrufusWilson Journal of Ornithology 120, 38-49.

Tobias, J.A., Bates, J.M., Hackett, S.J. & Seddon, N. 2008. Comment on: “The Latitudinal Gradient in Recent Speciation and Extinction Rates of Birds and Mammals”. Science 319, 901c.

Uller, T. 2008. Developmental plasticity and the evolution of parental effects. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 23, 432-438.

Uller, T., Odierna, G. & Olsson, M. 2008. Sex ratio variation and sex determination in the mallee dragon, Ctenophorus fordi(Lacertilia: Agamidae) Integrative Zoology 3: 157-165.

Uller, T. & Olsson, M. 2008. Multiple paternity in reptiles: patterns and processes. Molecular Ecology 17, 2566-2580.

Uller, T. & Olsson, M. The offspring size-number problem in a lizard with small clutch size: tests of invariants and potential implications. Evolutionary Ecology, published online.

Wapstra, E., Uller, T., Sinn, D., Olsson, M., Joss, J. & Shine, R. Climate effects on offspring sex ratio in a viviparous lizard. Journal of Animal Ecology, published online.

Warner, D., Uller, T. & Shine, R. 2008. Sex-specific consequences of hatching date may drive the evolution of temperature-dependent sex determination in short-lived lizards. Evolutionary Ecology, published online.

Worley, K., Gillingham, M., Jensen, P., Kennedy, L.J., Pizzari, T., Kaufman, J. & Richardson D.S. 2008. Single locus typing of MHC class I and class II B loci in a population of red junglefowl. Immunogenetics 60, 233-247.

Wright, D., Kerje, S., Brändström, H., Schütz, K., Kindmark, A., Andersson, L., Jensen, P. & Pizzari, T. 2008. The genetic architecture of a female sexual ornament. Evolution 62, 86-98.