Supported publications

Publications supported at Sheffield (1998-2020).


Publications arising from research and development are marked (*).


Hosegood J, Humble E, Ogden R, de Bruyn M, Creer S, Stevens G, Abudaya M, Bassos-Hull K, Bonfil R, Fernando D, Foote AD, Hipperson H, Jabado RW, Kaden J, Moazzam M, Peel L, Pollett S, Ponzo A, Poortvliet M, Salah J, Senn H, Stewart J, Wintner S & Carvalho G. (2020) Phylogenomics and species delimitation for effective conservation of manta and devil rays. Molecular Ecology. In Press.

Zecherle LJ, Bar-Davis S, Nichols HJ, Templeton AR, Hipperson H, Horsburgh G & Brown RP. (2020) Landscape resistance affects individual habitat selection but not genetic relatedness in a reintroduced desert ungulate. Biological Conservation. In Press.

Dawson Pell FSE, Hatchwell BJ, Ortega-Segalerva A, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Senar JC (2020) Microsatellite characterisation and sex-typing in two invasive parakeet species, the monk parakeet Myiopsitta monachus and ring-necked parakeet Psittacula krameria. Molecular Biology Reports, 47, 1543–1550.

Langley E, Adams G, Beardsworth C, Dawson DA, Laker P, van Horik J, Whiteside M, Wilson A, Madden J (2020) Heritability and covariance among learning and inhibitory control traits. Behavioral Ecology. In press.

Lieber L, Hall G, Hall J, Berrow S, Johnston E, Gubili C, Sarginson J, Francis M, Dufy C, Wintner SP, Doherty PD, Godley BJ, Hawkes LA, Witt MJ, Henderson SM, de Sabata E, Shivji MS, Dawson DA, Sims DW, Jones CS, Noble LR (2020) Spatio-temporal genetic tagging of a cosmopolitan planktivorous shark provides insight to gene flow, temporal variation and site-specific re-encounters. Nature Scientific Reports, 10, Article number 1661.

*Sales NG, McKenzie MB, Drake J, Harper LR, Broweet SS, Coscia I, Wangensteen OS. Baillie C, Bryce E, Dawson DA, Ochu E, Nahfling B, Lawson Handley L, Mariani S, Lambin X, Sutherland C, McDevitt (2020) Fishing for mammals: landscape-level monitoring of terrestrial and semi-aquatic communities using eDNA from lotic ecosystems. Journal of Applied Ecology. In Press.


Wang X.*, Maher K. H.*, Zhang N.*, Que P., Zheng C., Liu S., Wang B., Huang Q., Chen D., Yang X., Zhang Z., Székely T., Urrutia A. O., and Liu Y. Demographic Histories and Genome-Wide Patterns of Divergence in Incipient Species of Shorebirds. Frontiers in Genetics. 2019. 10: 919.  DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2019.00919 *Co first authors

D’Urban Jackson J., Bruford M. W., Székely T., DaCosta J., Sorenson M. D., Russo I.-R. M., Maher K. H., Cruz-López M., Galindo-Espinosa D., Palacios Castro E., De Sucre-Medrano A. E., Cavitt J., Pruner R., Morales A. L., Gonzalez O., Burke T., and Küpper C. Population differentiation and historical demography of the threatened snowy plover Charadrius nivosus (Cassin, 1858). Conservation Genetics. 2019. 21: 387–404. DOI:

*Bhattacharyya S, Dawson DA, Hipperson H, Ishtiaq F (2019) A diet rich in C3 plants reveals the sensitivity of an alpine mammal to climate change. Molecular Ecology, 28, 250–265.

Britton AW, Murrell DJ, McGill, RAR, Doble CJ, Ramage CI, Day JJ (2019) The effects of land use disturbance varies with trophic position in littoral cichlid fish communities from Lake Tanganyika. Freshwater Biology, 64, 1114–1130.(10.1111/fwb.13287)

Doble CJ, Hipperson H, Salzburger W, Horsburgh GJ, Mwita C, Murrell DJ, Day JJ. (2019) Testing the performance of eDNA metabarcoding for surveying highly diverse tropical fish communities: A case study from Lake Tanganyika. Environmental DNA, 2, 24–41.

Finnegan SR, Nitsche L, Mondani M, Camus MF, Fowler K, Pomiankowski A (2019) Does meiotic drive alter male mate preference? Behavioral Ecology, arz176

Kleinschmidt B, Burger C, Dorsch M, Nehls G, Heinänen S, Morkūnas J, Žydelis R, Moorhouse-Gann RJ, Hipperson H, Symondson WOC, Quillfeldt P (2019) The diet of red-throated divers overwintering in the German Bight (North Sea) analysed using molecular diagnostics. Marine Ecology166, 77.

Marjamäki PH, Dugdale HL, Dawson DA, McDonald RA, Delahay R, Burke T, Wilson AJ (2019) Individual variation and the source-sink group dynamics of extra-group paternity in a social mammal. Behavioural Ecology, 30, 301–312.

Santos TL, Fernandes C, Henley MD, Dawson DA, Mumby HS (2019) Conservation Genetic Assessment of Savannah Elephants (Loxodonta africana) in the Greater Kruger Biosphere, South Africa. Genes, 10(10), 779.

Tollington S, Ewen JG, Newton J, McGill RAR, Smith D, Henshaw A, Fogell DJ, Tatayah V, Greenwood A, Jones CG, Groombridge JJ (2019) Individual consumption of supplemental food as a predictor of reproductive performance and viral infection intensity. Journal of Applied Ecology (10.1111/1365-2664.13303)

van Boheemen LA, Hammers M, Kingma SA, Richardson DS, Burke T, Komdeur J, Dugdale HL (In press) Compensatory and additive helper effects in the cooperatively breeding Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis). Ecology and Evolution.

van Lieshout, S. H. J., Bretman, A., Newman, C., Buesching, C. D., et al. (2019) Early-life telomere length predicts survival to adulthood and lifespan in a wild mammal. EcoEvoRxiv. Available online at:

van Lieshout SHJ, Froy H, Schroeder J, Burke T, Simons MJP, Dugdale HL (2019) Slicing: a sustainable approach to the analysis of long-term biobanks. (10.32942/


Armstrong C, Richardson DS, Hipperson H, Horsburgh GJ, Küpper C, Percival‐Alwyn L, Clark M, Burke T, Spurgin LG (2018) Genomic associations with bill length and disease reveal drift and selection across island bird populations. Evolution Letters, 2, 22–36. (NBAF-ES)

Benton CH, Delahay RJ, Smith FAP, Robertson A, McDonald RA, Young AJ, Burke TA, Hodgson D (2018) Inbreeding intensifies sex‐ and age‐dependent disease in a wild mammal. Animal Ecology 87, 1500-1511. (10.1111/1365-2656.12878)

Bradshaw PJ, Broderick AC, Carreras C, Fuller WJ, Snape RTE, Wright LI, Godley BJ (2018) Defining conservation units with enhanced molecular tools to reveal fine scale structuring among Mediterranean green turtle rookeries. Biological Conservation, 222, 253-260. (10.1016/j.biocon.2017.12.014)

Clark MS, Thorne MAS, King M, Hipperson H, Hoffman JI, Peck LS (2018) Life in the intertidal: Cellular responses, methylation and epigenetics. Functional Ecology, 32, 1982–1994. (NBAF-ES)

Clucas GV, Younger JL, Kao D, Rogers AD, Bost C, Handley J, Miller G, Crofts S, Gharbi K, Miller KJ, Hart T (2018) Comparative population genomics in Antarctica: ecological & evolutionary factors driving patterns of intraspecific genetic variation in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic penguins. Molecular Ecology 27, 4680-4697. (10.1111/mec.14896) (NBAF-ES)

Cunningham C, Parra JE, Coals L, Beltrán M, Zefania S, Székely T (2018) Social interactions predict genetic diversification: an experimental manipulation in shorebirds. Behavioral Ecology 29, 609–618. (10.1093/beheco/ary012).

Dunn JC, Stockdale JE, Moorhouse-Gann RJ, McCubbin A, Hipperson H, Morris AJ, Grice PV, Symondson WOC (2018) The decline of the Turtle Dove: dietary associations with body condition and competition with other columbids analysed using high throughput sequencing. Molecular Ecology 27, 3386–3407. (10.1111/mec.14766)

Fecchio A, Bell J, Collins M, Farias I, Trisos C, Tobias JA, Tkach V, Weckstein J, Ricklefs R, Batalha-Filho H (2018) Diversification by host-switching and dispersal shaped the diversity and distribution of avian malaria parasites in Amazonia. Oikos 127, 1233–1242. (10.1111/oik.05115) (NBAF-ES)

Field JP, Accleton C, Foster WA (2018) Crozier’s effect and the acceptance of intraspecific brood parasites. Current Biology 28, 3267–3272. (10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.014)

Fish KE, Boxall JB (2018) Biofilm microbiome (re)growth dynamics in drinking water distribution systems are impacted by chlorine concentration. Frontiers in Microbiology 9, 2519. (10.3389/fmicb.2018.02519)

Green JP, Hatchwell BJ (2018) Inclusive fitness consequences of dispersal decisions in cooperatively breeding bird, the long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115, 12011–12016. (10.1073/pnas.1815873115)

Grinsted L, Field J (2018) Predictors of nest growth: diminishing returns for subordinates in the paper wasp Polistes dominula. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 72, 88. (10.1007/s00265-018-2502-x)

Hackel J, Vorontsova MS, Nanjarisoa OP, Hall RC, Razanatsoa J, Malakasi P, Besnard G (2018) Grass diversification in Madagascar: In situ radiation of two large C3 shade clades and support for a Miocene to Pliocene origin of C4 grassy biomes. Journal of Biogeography 45, 750-461. (10.1111/jbi.13147) (NBAF-ES)

Khwaja N, Preston SAJ, Briskie JV, Hatchwell BJ (2018) Testing the predictions of sex allocation hypotheses in a dimorphic cooperative breeder. Ecology and Evolution 8, 3693–3701. (10.1002/ece3.3934)

Leedale AE, Sharp SP, Simeoni M, Robinson EJH & Hatchwell BJ (2018) Fine-scale genetic structure and helping decisions in a cooperatively breeding bird. Molecular Ecology 27, 1714–1726. (10.1111/mec.14553)

Meade LC, Dinneen D, Kad R, Lynch DM, Fowler K, Pomiankowski A (2018) Ejaculate sperm number compensation in stalk-eyed flies carrying a selfish meiotic drive element. Heredity (10.1038/s41437-018-0166-y)

Moorhouse-Gann RJ, Dunn JC, de Vere N, Goder M, Cole N, Hipperson H, Symondson WOC (2018) New universal ITS2 primers for high-resolution herbivory analyses using DNA metabarcoding in both tropical and temperate zones. Scientific Reports 8, 8542. (10.1038/s41598-018-26648-2)

Verspoor RL, Smith JM, Mannion NL, Hurst GD, Price TA (2018) Strong hybrid male incompatibilities impede the spread of a selfish chromosome between populations of a fly. Evolution Letters 2, 169–179. (10.1002/evl3.55) (NBAF-LS)

Wanelik KM, Begon M, Birtles RJ, Bradley JE, Friberg IM, Jackson JA, Taylor CH, Thomason AG, Turner AK, Paterson S (2018) A candidate tolerance gene identified in a natural population of field voles (Microtus agrestis). Molecular Ecology, 27, 1044–1052. NBAF-LS)


Almalki, M., K. Kupán, M C Carmona-Isunza, P Lopez, Ana Veiga, A Kosztolányi, T Székely & C Küpper (2017) Morphological and genetic differentiation among Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus populations in Macaronesia. Ardeola, 64 (1), 3-16. DOI 10.13157/arla.64.1.2017.ra1

Ball AD, van Dijk RE, Lloyd P, Pogány A, Dawson DA, Dorus S, Bowie RCK, Burke T, Székely T (2017) Levels of extra-pair paternity are associated with parental care in penduline tits (Remizidae). Ibis, 159, 449–455.

Barani-Beiranvanda, H., M. Aliabadiana, M. Irestedt, Y. Quc, J. Darvish, T. Székely, R. E. van Dijk, & P. G. P. Ericson (2017) Phylogeography of Eurasian penduline tits inferred from mitochondrial and microsatellite genotyping. Journal of Avian Biology. In press.

Booth Jones KA, Nicoll MAC, Raisin C, Dawson DA, Hipperson H, Horsburgh GJ, Groombridge JJ, Ismar SMH, Sweet P, Jones CG, Tatayah, V, Ruhomaun K, Norris K (2017) Widespread gene flow between oceans in a pelagic seabird species complex. Molecular Ecology, 26, 5716–5728.

Carmona-Isunza, M C, Ancona, S I., Székely, T, Ramallo-González, A P., Cruz-López, M, Serrano-Meneses, M A & C. Küpper (2017) Adult sex ratio and operational sex ratio exhibit different temporal dynamics in the wild. Behavioral Ecology, 28, 523–532.

Dalton N, Horsburgh GJ, Dawson DA (2017) The characterisation of microsatellite markers reveals tetraploidy in the Greater Water Parsnip, Sium latifolium (Apiaceae). BMC Research Notes, 10, 204. [Open Access].

dos Remedios N, Küpper C, Székely T, Baker N, Versfeld W, Lee PLM (2017) Genetic isolation in an endemic African habitat specialist. Ibis, 159, 792–802.

D'Urban Jackson, dos Remedios N, Maher KH, Zefania S, Haig S, Oyler-McCance S, Blomqvist D, Burke T, Bruford MW, Székely T, Küpper C (2017) Polygamy slows down population divergence in shorebirds. Evolution, 71, 1313–1326. DOI: 10.1111/evo.13212

Eberhart-Phillips LJ, Küpper C, Miller TEX, Cruz-López M, Maher KH, dos Remedios N, Stoffel MA, Hoffman JI, Krüger O, Székely T. (2017) Sex-specific early survival drives adult sex ratio bias in snowy plovers and impacts mating system and population growth. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 114, E5474-E5481.

Fish K, Osborn AM, Boxall JB (2017) Biofilm structures (EPS and bacterial communities) in drinking water distribution systems are conditioned by hydraulics and influence discolouration. Science of the Total Environment 593–594, 571–580. (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.176)

Garrett LJH, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Reynolds SJ (2017) A multiplex marker set for microsatellite typing and sexing of sooty terns Onychoprion fuscatus. BMC Research Notes, 10, 756. [Open Access]

Grinsted L, Field J (2017) Market forces influence helping behaviour in cooperatively breeding paper wasps. Nature Communications (DOI 10.1038/ncomms13750)

*Höglund J, Wang B, Saether SA, Blom M, Fiske P, Halvarsson P, Horsburgh G, Burke T, Kålås JA, Ekblom R  (2017) Blood transcriptomes and de novo identification of candidate loci for mating success in lekking great snipe (Gallinago media). Molecular Ecology, 26, 3458–3471.

Holland LP, Jenkins TL, Stevens JR (2017) Contrasting patterns of population structure and gene flow facilitate exploration of connectivity in two widely distributed temperate octocorals. Heredity, 119, 35–48 (doi:10.1038/hdy.2017.14)

*Mátics R, Hoffmann G, Farkas S, Dawson D, Frantz A, Varga D, Mátics E, Klein Á (2017) Demographic decline and detection of genetic bottleneck in a population of barn owl, Tyto alba, in Hungary. Journal of Ornithology, 158, 811–821.

Maher KH, Eberhart-Phillips L, Kosztolányi A, Dos Remedios N, Carmona-Isunza MC, Cruz-López M, Zefania S, James St Clair J, AlRashidi M, Weston MA, Serrano-Meneses MA, Krüger O, Hoffman JI, Székely T, Burke T, Küpper C (2017)  High fidelity: extra-pair fertilisations in eight Charadrius plover species are not associated with parental relatedness or social mating system. Journal of Avian Biology, 48, 910–920.

*Mira O, Sánchez-Prieto CB, Dawson DA, Burke T, Tinaut A, Martinez JG (2017) Parnassius apollo nevadensis: identification of recent population structure and source-sink dynamics. Conservation Genetics, 18, 837–851.

*Moura RF, Dawson DA, Nogueira DM (2017) The use of microsatellite markers in Neotropical studies of wild birds: a literature review. Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, 89, 145-154. DOI: 10.1590/0001-3765201620160378

Pantoja PO, Simon-Porcar VI, Puzey JR, Vallejo-Marin M (2017) Genetic variation and clonal diversity in introduced populations of Mimulus guttatus assessed by genotyping at 62 single nucleotide polymorphism loci. Plant Ecology & Diversity. DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2017.1287785 In press.

Parsons PJ, Couchoux C, Horsburgh GJ, Dawson DA, Field J (2017) Identification of 24 new microsatellite loci in the sweat bee Lasioglossum malachurum (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). BMC Research Notes, 10, 753. [Open Access]

Phillips KP, Jorgensen TH, Jolliffe KG, Richardson DS (2017) Evidence of opposing fitness effects of parental heterozygosity and relatedness in a critically endangered marine turtle? Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30(11):1953-1965. (doi: 10.1111/jeb.13152.(1111/jeb.13152)

Phillips KP, Mortimer JA, Jolliffe KG, Jolliffe S-M, Hodgkiss RD, McClelland JHR Liljevik A (2017) Season-long Sperm Storage and No Multiple Paternity in Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) Nesting on Cousine Island, Seychelles. Marine Turtle Newsletter, 154, 6-11.

Reynolds SJ, Galbraith JA, Smith JA, Jones DN (2017) Backyard Bird Feeding: A North-South Comparison provides Valuable Insights into this Global Urban Phenomenon. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. In revision.

Vincze O, Kosztolányi A, Barta Z, Küpper C, Alrashidi M, Amat JA, Argüelles Ticó A, Burns F, Cavitt J, Conway WC, Cruz-López M, Desucre-Medrano AE, Remedios N, Figuerola J, Galindo-Espinosa D, García-Peña GE, Gómez Del Angel S, Gratto-Trevor C, Jönsson P, Lloyd P, Montalvo T, Parra JE, Pruner R, Que P, Liu Y, Saalfeld ST, Schulz R, Serra L, St Clair JH, Stenzel LE, Weston MA, Yasué M, Zefania S, Székely T (2017) Parental cooperation in a changing climate: fluctuating environments predict shifts in care division Global Ecology & Biogeography 26: 347–358. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12540.


Almathen F, Charruau P, Mohandesan E, Mwacharo JM, Orozco-terWengel P, Pitt D, Abdussamad AM, Uerpmann M, Uerpmann HP, De Cupere B, Magee P, Alnaqeeb MA, Salim B, Raziq A, Dessie T, Abdelhadi OM, Banabazi MH, Al-Eknah M, Walzer C, Faye B, Michael Hofreiter M, Peters J, Hanotte O, Burger PA (2016) Ancient and modern DNA reveal dynamics of domestication and cross-continental dispersal of the dromedary. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113, 6707–6712. (10.1073/pnas.1519508113)

*Bi G, dos Remedios N, Dawson DA, Kingma SA, Schroeder J, Dugdale HL (2016) A multiplex set for microsatellite typing and sexing of the European bee-eater (Merops apiaster). European Journal of Wildlife Research, 62, 501–509.

*Dawson DA, dos Remedios N, Horsburgh GJ (2016) A new marker based on the avian spindlin gene that is able to sex most birds, including species problematic to sex with CHD markers. Zoo Biology, 35, 533–545. [Open Access]

Diao W, Mousset M, Horsburgh GJ, Vermeulen CJ, Johannes F, van de Zande L, Ritchie MG, Schmitt T, Beukeboom LW (2016) Quantitative Trait Locus analysis of mating behavior and male sex pheromones in Nasonia wasps. G3 Genes Genomes Genetics, 6 (6) 1549-1562; DOI: .

El Nagar A, MacColl ADC (2016) Parasites contribute to ecologically dependent postmating isolation in the adaptive radiation of three-spined stickleback. Proc. R. Soc. B 283: 20160691.

*Engler JO, Secondi J, Dawson DA, Elle O, Hochkirch A (2016) Range expansion and retraction along a moving contact zone has no effect on the genetic diversity of two passerine birds. Ecography, 39, 884–893.

Field J, Leadbeater E (2016) Cooperation between non-relatives in a primitively eusocial paper wasp, Polistes dominula. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B. 371, 20150093. (10.1098/rstb.2015.0093)

Giraldo-Perez P, Herrera P, Campbell A, Taylor ML, Skeats A, Aggio R, Wedell N, Price TAR (2016) Winter is coming: hibernation reverses the outcome of sperm competition in a fly. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29: 371–379.

Green J, RP Freckleton & BJ Hatchwell (2016) Variation in helper investment among cooperatively breeding bird species is consistent with Hamilton’s rule. Nature Communications 7:12663. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12663.

Heathcote R, MacGregor H, Sciberras J, While GM, D’Ettorre P, Uller T (2016) Male behaviour drives assortative reproduction during the initial stage of secondary contact. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29, 1003–1015. (10.1111/jeb.12840)

Kim K-W, Griffith S, Burke T (2016) Linkage mapping of a polymorphic plumage locus associated with intermorph incompatibility in the Gouldian finch (Erythrura gouldiae). Heredity 116, 409–416. (10.1038/hdy.2015.114) [NBAF-E/S]

Küpper C, Stocks M, Risse JE, dos Remedios N, Farrell LL, McRae SB, Morgan TC, Karlionova N, Pinchuk P, Verkuil YI, Kitaysky AS, Wingfield JC, Piersma T, Zeng K, Slate J, Blaxter M, Lank DB, Burke T (2016) A supergene determines highly divergent male reproductive morphs in the ruff. Nature Genetics 48, 79–83. (10.1038/ng.3443) [NBAF-E/S]

Levy HJ, Clucas GV, Rogers AD, Leaché AD, Ciborowski K, Polito MJ, Lynch HJ, Dunn M, Hart T (2016) Population structure and phylogeography of the Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) across the Scotia Arc. Ecology and Evolution, 6(6): 1834–1853. (doi: 10.1002/ece3.1929)

Lindholm AK, Dyer KA, Firman RC, Fishman L, Forstmeier W, Holman L, Johannesson H, Knief U, Kokko H, Larracuente AM, Manser A, Montchamp-Moreau C, Petrosyan VG, Pomiankowski A, Presgraves DC, Safronova LD, Sutter A, Unckless RL, Verspoor RL, Wedell N, Wilkinson GS, Price TAR (2016) The ecology and evolutionary dynamics of meiotic drive. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31, 315–326. (10.1016/j.tree.2016.02.001)

Meyer-Lucht Y, Mulder KP, James MC, McMahon BJ, Buckley K, Piertney SB, Hoglund J (2016) Adaptive and neutral genetic differentiation among Scottish and endangered Irish red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica). Conservation Genetics 17, 615–630 1–16. (10.1007/s10592-016-0810-0) [NBAF-E/S]

Mundy NI, Stapley J, Bennison C, Tucker R, Twyman H, Kim K-W, Burke TA, Birkhead TR, Andersson S, Slate J (2016) Red carotenoid coloration in the zebra finch is controlled by a cytochrome P450 gene cluster. Current Biology 26, 1435–1440. (10.106/j.cub.2016.04.047)

Napper CJ, Hatchwell BJ (2016) Social dynamics in non-breeding flocks of a cooperatively breeding bird: causes and consequences of kin associations. Animal Behaviour 122: 23–35. Doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.09.008.

Preston SA, Briskie JV, Hatchwell BJ (2016) The fitness consequences of helping in the cooperatively breeding rifleman. Behavioral Ecology 27: 1617–1626. Doi: 10.1093/beheco/arw087.

Quinn LR, Meharg AA, van Franeker JA, Graham IM, Thompson PM (2016) Validating the use of intrisic markers in body feathers to identify inter-individual differences in non-breeding areas of norther fulmars. Marine Biology, 163: 64. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-016-2822-1

Saether BE, Grøtan V, Engen S, Coulson T, Grant P, Visser ME, Brommer JE, Grant R, Gustaffson L, Hatchwell BJ, Jerstad K, Karell P, Pietiainen H, Roulin A, Røstad OW, Weimerskirch H (2016) Demographic routes to variability and regulation in bird populations. Nature Communications 7:12001 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12001.

Sin YW, Newman C, Dugdale HL, Buesching C, Mannarelli M-E, Annavi G, Burke T, Macdonald DW (2016) No compensatory relationship between the innate and adaptive immune system in wild-living European badgers. PLoS One 11, e0163773. (10.1371/journal.pone.0163773)

Wenzel MA, Douglas A, James MC, Redpath SM, Piertney SB (2016) The role of parasite-driven selection in shaping landscape genomic structure in red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica). Molecular Ecology 25, 324–341. (10.1111/mec.13473) [NBAF-E/S]

Wright DJ, Brouwer L, Mannarelli ME, Burke T, Komdeur J, Richardson DS (2016) Social pairing of Seychelles warblers under reduced constraints: MHC, neutral heterozygosity, and age. Behavioral Ecology, 27, 295–303. doi:10.1093/beheco/arv150


Acker P, Gregoire A, Rat M, Spottiswoode CN, van Dijk RE, Kaden JC, Pradel R, Hatchwell BJ, Covas R, Doutrelant C (2015) Disruptive viability selection on a black plumage trait associated with dominance. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28, 2027–2041. Doi: 10.1111/jeb.12717

Adams MJ, Robinson MR, Mannarelli ME, Hatchwell BJ (2015) Social genetic and social environment effects on parental and helper care in a cooperatively breeding bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 282, 20150689. Doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0689

*Almalki M, Shobrak M, AlRashidi M, dos Remedios N, Szekely T (2015) Sex differences and breeding ecology of a burrow-breeding shorebird, the Crab plover Dromas ardeloa. Wader Study Group Bulletin 12(3) 169.

Cleasby I, Wakefield ED, Bodey TW, Davies RD, Patrick S, Miller P, Newton J, Votier S, Bearhop S, Hamer KC (2015) Sexual segregation in a wide-ranging marine predator is a consequence of habitat selection. Marine Ecology Progress Series 518, 1–12 doi: 10.3354/meps11112

Cornetti L, Valente LM, Dunning LT, Quan X, Black RA, Hebert O, Savolainen V (2015) The genome of the “Great Speciator” provides insights into bird diversification. Genome Biology and Evolution, 7, 2680–2691.

*Dawson DA, Bird S, Horsburgh GJ, Ball AD (2015) Autosomal and Z-linked microsatellite markers enhanced for cross-species utility and assessed in a range of birds, including species of conservation concern. Conservation Genetics Resources, 7, 881–886. [Open Access].

*Dawson DA, Brekke P, dos Remedios N, Horsburgh GJ (2015) A marker suitable for sex-typing birds from degraded samples. Conservation Genetics Resources, 7, 337–343 [Open Access].

*Dawson DA, Kleven O, dos Remedios N, Horsburgh GJ, Kroglund RT, Santos T, Hewitt CRA (2015) A multiplex microsatellite set for non-invasive genotyping and sexing of the osprey (Pandion haliaetus). Conservation Genetics Resources, 7, 887–894. [Open Access].

Dos Remedios N, Lee PLM, Burke T, Székely T, Küpper C (2015) North or South? Phylogenetic and biogeographic origins of a globally distributed avian clade. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 89, 151–159. [NBAF-E/S]

Dos Remedios N, Székely T, Küpper C, Lee PLM, Kosztolanyi A (2015) Ontogenic differences in sexual size dimorphism across four plover populations. Ibis, 157, 590–600.

Fish KE, Collins R, Green NH, Sharpe RL, Douterelo I, Osborn AM, Boxall JB (2015) Characterisation of the physical composition and microbial community structure of biofilms within a model full-scale drinking water distribution system. PLoS ONE 10, e0115824. (10.1371/journal.pone.0115824)

Fountain T, Butlin RK, Reinhardt K, Otti O (2015) Outbreeding effects in an inbreeding insect, Cimex lectularius. Ecology and Evolution 5, 409–418. [NBAF-E/S]

Freer JJ, Mable BK, Clucas GV, Rogers AD, Polito MJ, Dunn M, Naveen R, Levy HJ, Hart T (2015) Limited genetic differentiation among chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica) colonies in the Scotia Arc and Western Antarctic Peninsula. Polar Biology 38, 1493–1502. (1007/s00300-015-1711-2)

Gullett PR, Hatchwell BJ, Robinson RA, Evans KL (2015) Breeding season weather determines long-tailed tit reproductive success through impacts on recruitment. Journal of Avian Biology 46, 441–451. Doi: 10.1111/jav00560

Heathcote RJP, Dawson DA, Uller T (2015) Characterisation of nine European wall lizard (Podarcis muralis) microsatellite loci of utility across sub-species. Conservation Genetics Resources, 7, 85–87.

Jackson H, Strubbe D, Tollington S, Prys-Jones R, Matthysen E, Groombridge JJ (2015) Ancestral origins and invasion pathways in a globally invasive bird correlate with climate and influences from bird trade. Molecular Ecology, 24, 4269–4285.

Jumpa S, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Walton C (2015) Conserved microsatellite markers of high cross-species utility for flying, ground and tree squirrels. Conservation Genetics Resources, 7, 599–603. [Open Access].

*Kim KW, Zhang H, Horsburgh GJ, Bird S, Dawson DA, Griffith SC, Burke T (2015) Four-way development of microsatellite markers for the Gouldian finch (Erythrura gouldiae). Conservation Genetics Resources, 7, 889–907.

King HC, Murphy A, James P, Travis E, Porter D, Hung, Y-J Saywer J, Cork J, Delahay RJ, Gaze W, Courtenay O, Wellington EM (2015) The variability and seasonality of the environmental reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis shed by wild European badgers. Scientific Reports 5, 12318. (1038/srep12318)

King HC, Murphy A, James P, Travis E, Porter D, Sawyer J, Cork J, Delahay RJ, Gaze W, Courtenay O, Wellington EM (2015) Performance of a non-invasive test for detecting shedding in European badger (Meles meles) populations. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 53, 2316–2323. (1128/JCM.00762-15)

Lieber L, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Noble LR, Jones CS (2015) Microsatellite loci for basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) monitoring and conservation. Conservation Genetics Resources, 7, 917–944.

Lundgren MR, Besnard G, Ripley BS, Lehmann CER, Chatelet DS, Kynast RG, Namaganda M, Vorontsova MS, Hall RC, Elia J, Osborne CP, Christin P-A (2015) Photosynthetic innovation broadens the niche within a single species. Ecology Letters, 18, 1021–1029. Doi: 10.1111/ele.12484

Mortega KG, Horsburgh GJ, Illera JC, Dawson DA (2015) Characterization of microsatellite markers for Saxicola species. Conservation Genetics Resources, 7, 271–278.

Otti O, Johnston PR, Horsburgh GJ, Galindo J, Reinhardt K (2015) Female transcriptomic response to male genetic and non-genetic ejaculate variation. Behavioral Ecology, 26, 681–688.

Paquet M, Doutrelant C, Hatchwell BJ, Spottiswoode CN, Covas R (2015) Antagonistic effects of helpers on breeding male and female survival in a cooperatively breeding bird. Journal of Animal Ecology 84, 1354–1362. Doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12377

Patrick SC, Bearhop S, Bodey TW, Grecian WJ, Hamer KC, Lee J, Votier SC (2015) Individual seabirds show consistent foraging strategies in response to predictable fisheries discards. Journal of Avian Biology 46, 431–440. doi: 10.1111/jav.00660

Sin YW, Annavi G, Newman C, Buesching C (2015) MHC class II assortative mate choice in European badgers (Meles meles). Molecular Ecology 24, 3138–3150. (10.1111/mec.13217)

Strubbe D, Jackson H, Groombridge J, Matthysen E (2015) Invasion success of a global avian invader is explained by within-taxon niche structure and association with humans in the native range. Diversity and Distribution 21, 675–685. (1111/ddi.12325)

Tollington S, Greenwood A, Jones CG, Hoeck P, Chowrimootoo A, Smith D, Richards H, Tatayah V, Groombridge J (2015) Detailed monitoring of a small but recovering population reveals sublethal effects of disease and unexpected interactions with supplementary feeding. Journal of Animal Ecology, 4, 969–977.

van Dijk RE, Covas R, Doutrelant C, Spottiswoode CN, Hatchwell BJ (2015). Fine-scale genetic structure reflects sex-specific dispersal strategies in a population of sociable weavers (Philetairus socius). Molecular Ecology 24, 4296–4311. Doi: 10.1111/mec.13308

Veltsos P, Gregson E, Morrissey B, Slate J, Hoikkala A, Butlin RK, Ritchie MG (2015) The genetic architecture of sexually selected traits in two natural populations of Drosophila montana. Heredity 115, 565-572. (10.1038/hdy.2015.63) [NBAF-L/S]

Wakefield ED, Cleasby IR, Bearhop S, Bodey TW, Davies R, Miller PI, Newton J, Votier SC, Hamer KC (2015) Long-term individual foraging site fidelity – why some gannets don’t change their spots. Ecology 96, 3058–3074 doi: 10.1890/14-1300.1

Wenzel MA, Webster LMI, Paterson S, Piertney SB (2015) Identification and characterisation of 17 polymorphic candidate genes for response to parasitic nematode (Trichostrongylus tenuis) infection in red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica). Conservation Genetics Resources 7, 23–28. [NBAF-E/S]

Wenzel MA, Piertney SB (2015) In silico identification and characterisation of 17 polymorphic anonymous non-coding sequence markers (ANMs) for red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica). Conservation Genetics Resources, 7 319–323. [NBAF-E/S]

Wenzel MA, Piertney SB (2015) Digging for gold nuggets: Uncovering novel candidate genes for variation in gastrointestinal nematode burden in a wild bird species. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28, 807–825. [NBAF-E/S]

While GM, Michaelides S, Heathcote RJP, MacGregor HEA, Zajac N, Beninde J, Carazo P, Pérez i de Lanuza G, Sacchi R, Zuffi MAL, Horváthová T, Fresnillo B, Schulte U, Veith M, Hochkirch A, Uller TS (2015) Sexual selection drives asymmetric introgression in wall lizards. Ecology Letters 18, 1366–1375. Doi: 10.1111/ele.12531

Williams RC, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Sinclair W (2015) Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite loci for the ancient cephalopod, Nautilus pompilius. Conservation Genetics Resources, 7, 107–111.

Williams RC, Jackson BC, Duvaux L, Dawson DA, Burke T, Sinclair W (2015) The genetic structure of Nautilus pompilius populations surrounding Australia and the Philippines. Molecular Ecology, 24, 3316–3328.

Young EF, Belchier M, Hauser L, Horsburgh GJ, Meredith MP, Murphy EJ, Pascoal S, Rock J, Tysklind N, Carvalho GR (2015) Oceanography and life history predict contrasting genetic population structure in two Antarctic fish species. Evolutionary Applications, 8, 486–509.


Annavi G, Newman C, Buesching CD, Macdonald DW, Burke T, Dugdale HL (2014) Heterozygosity–fitness correlations in a wild mammal population: accounting for parental and environmental effects. Ecology and Evolution, 4, 2594–2609.

Annavi G, Newman C, Dugdale HL, Buesching CD, Sin, YW, Burke T, Macdonald DW (2014) Neighbouring-group composition and within-group relatedness drive extra-group paternity rate in the European badger (Meles meles). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27, 2191–2203.

Buckland S, Cole NC, Groombridge JJ, Küpper C, Burke T, Dawson DA, Gallagher LE, Harris S (2014) High risks of losing genetic diversity in an endemic Mauritian gecko: Implications for conservation. PLoS One, 9(6):e93387.

Cotton AJ, Foldvari M, Cotton S, Pomiankowski A (2014) Male eyespan size is associated with meiotic drive in wild stalk-eyed flies (Teleopsis dalmanni). Heredity, 112, 363–369.

*Ekblom R, Wennekes P, Horsburgh GJ, Burke T (2014) Characterization of the house sparrow (Passer domesticus) transcriptome: a resource for molecular ecology and immunogenetics. Molecular Ecology Resources. 14, 636-646.

*Engler JO, Secondi J, Dawson DA, Roderus D, Elle O, Hochkirch A (2014) Cross-species utility of 22 microsatellite markers in the Melodious warbler (Hippolais polyglotta). Avian Biology Research, 7, 91–98.

Fountain T, Duvaux L, Horsburgh G, Reinhardt K, Butlin RK (2014) Human-facilitated metapopulation dynamics in an emerging pest species, Cimex lectularius. Molecular Ecology, 23, 1071–1084.

*Frantz AC, McDevitt AD, Pope LC, Kochan J, Davison J, Clements CF, Elmeros M, Molina-Vacas G, Ruiz-Gonzalez A, Balestrieri A, Van Den Berge K, Breyne P, Do Linh San E, Argen EO, Suchentrunk F, Schley L, Kowalczyk R, Kostka BI, Cirovic D, Sprem N, Colyn M, Ghirardi M, Racheva V, Braun C, Oliveira R, Lanszki J, Stubbe A, Stubbe M, Stier N, Burke T (2014) Re-visiting the phylogeography and demography of European badgers (Meles meles) based on broad sampling, multiple markers and simulations. Heredity, 113, 443–453.

Green JP, Cant MA, Field J (2014) Using social parasitism to test reproductive skew models in a primitively eusocial wasp. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281, 1206.

Gullett P, Evans KL, Robinson RA, Hatchwell BJ (2014) Climate change and annual survival in a temperate passerine: partitioning seasonal effects and predicting future patterns. Oikos 123, 389–400.

Hatchwell BJ, Gullett P, Adams MJ (2014) Helping in cooperatively breeding long-tailed tits: a test of Hamilton’s rule. Philosophical Transactions B 369, 0565.

Holland LP, Stevens JR (2014) Assessing the genetic connectivity of two octocoral species in the Northeast Atlantic (NECR152). Natural England, ISBN 978-1-78354-111-9. (

Leadbeater E, Dapporto L, Turillazzi S, Field J (2014) Available kin recognition cues may explain why wasp behaviour reflects relatedness to nestmates. Behavioral Ecology, 25, 344–351.

*Martín-Gálvez D, Molina-Morales M, Dawson DA, Parejo D, Martínez JG, Avilés JM (2014) Characterization of 28 microsatellite loci in the European roller Coracias garrulus (Coracidae, AVES). European Journal of Wildlife Research, 60, 843–850.

*Mira Ó, Martínez JG, Dawson DA, Tinaut A, Sánchez-Prieto C (2014) Twenty new microsatellite loci for population structure and parentage studies of Parnassius apollo nevadensis (Lepidoptera; Papilionidae). Journal of Insect Conservation, 18, 771–779.

*Molina-Morales M, Martínez JG, Martín-Gálvez D, Dawson DA, Burke T, Avilés JM (2014) Cuckoo hosts shift from accepting to rejecting parasitic eggs across their lifetime. Evolution, 68, 3020–3029.

*Mori A, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Giunchi D, Baldaccini NE, Baratti M (2014) Characterisation of microsatellite markers in the stone curlew Burhinus oedicnemus. Conservation Genetics Resources, 6, 751–754.

Parra JE, Beltrán M, Zefania S, Dos Remedios N, Székely T (2014) Experimental assessment of mating opportunities in three shorebird species. Animal Behaviour, 90, 83–90.

Phillips KP, Jorgensen TH, Jolliffe KG, Richardson DS (2014) Potential inter-season sperm storage by a female hawksbill turtle. Marine Turtle Newsletter, 140, 13–14.

Phillips KP, Mortimer JA, Jolliffe KG Tove H. Jorgensen TH, Richardson DS (2014) Molecular techniques reveal cryptic life history and demographic processes of a critically endangered marine turtle. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology, 455, 29–37.

Razgour O, Rebelo H, Puechmaille SJ, Juste J, Ibáñez C, Kiefer A, Burke T, Dawson DA, Jones G (2014) Scale-dependent effects of landscape variables on gene flow and population structure in bats. Diversity and Distributions, 20, 1173–1185.

Sin YW, Annavi G, Dugdale HL, Newman C, Burke T, Macdonald DW (2014) Pathogen burden, co-infection and major histocompatibility complex variability in the European badger (Meles meles). Molecular Ecology, 23, 5072–5088.

Spurgin LG, Illera JC, Jorgensen TH, Dawson DA, Richardson DS (2014) Genetic and phenotypic divergence in an island bird: isolation by distance, by colonisation or by adaptation? Molecular Ecology, 23, 1028–1039.

Spurgin LG, Wright DJ, Velde M, Collar NJ, Komdeur J, Burke T, Richardson DS (2014) Museum DNA reveals the demographic history of the endangered Seychelles warbler. Evolutionary Applications, 7, 1134–1143.

van Dijk RE, Kaden JC, Argüelles-Ticó A, Dawson DA, Burke T, Hatchwell BJ (2014) Cooperative investment in public goods is kin-directed in communal nests of social birds. Ecology Letters, 17, 1141–1148.

Ward HL, Ransome RD, Jones G, Rossiter SJ (2014) Determinants and patterns of reproductive success in the greater horseshoe bat during a population recovery. PLOSone, 9(2), e87199.

Wright DJ, Spurgin LG, NJ Collar, Komdeur J, Burke T, Richardson DS (2014) The impact of translocations on neutral and functional genetic diversity within and among populations of the Seychelles warbler. Molecular Ecology, 23, 2165–2177.


Alfadala S, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Behnke JM, Bajer A, Mohallal EME, Zalat S, Slate J (2013) Large-scale isolation of Eastern spiny mouse Acomys dimidiatus microsatellite loci through GS-FLX 454 titanium sequencing. Conservation Genetic Resources, 5, 519–524.

Angell RL, Butlin RK, Altringham JD (2013) Sexual segregation and flexible mating patterns in temperate bats. Plos One, 8(1): e54194.

Bellamy L, Chapman N, Fowler K, Pomiankowski A (2013) Sexual traits are sensitive to genetic stress and predict extinction risk in the stalk-eyed fly, Diasemopsis meigenii. Evolution, 67, 2662–2673.

Bristol RM, Fabre PH, Iresedt M, Jonsson KA, Shah NJ, Tatayah V, Warren BH, Groombridge JJ (2013) Molecular phylogeny of the Indian Ocean Terpsiphone paradise flycatchers: Undetected evolutionary diversity revealed amongst island populations. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 67, 336–347.

Bristol RM, Tucker R, Dawson DA, Horsburgh G, Prys-Jones R, Frantz AC, Krupa K, Shah NJ, Burke T, Groombridge JJ (2013) Comparing of historical bottleneck effects and genetic consequences of reintroductions in a critically endangered island passerine. Molecular Ecology, 22, 4644–4662.

Buckland S, Horsburgh GJ, Dawson DA, Cole NC, Krupa AP, Gallagher LE, Henshaw SM, Groombridge JJ, Harris S (2013) Isolation and characterisation of Mauritius lowland day gecko Phelsuma guimbeaui microsatellite loci. Conservation Genetics Resources, 5, 1013–1018.

*Dawson DA, Ball AD, Spurgin LG, Martín-Gálvez D, Stewart IRK, Horsburgh GJ, Potter J, Molina-Morales M, Bicknell AWJ, Preston SAJ, Ekblom R, Slate J, Burke T (2013) High-utility conserved avian microsatellite markers enable parentage and population studies across a wide range of species. BMC Genomics, 14, 176.

*Farrell LL, Burke T, Slate J, Lank DB (2013) A first-generation microsatellite map of the ruff. Ecology and Evolution, 3, 4631–4640.

*Frantz AC, Heddergott M, Lang J, Schulze C, Ansorge H, Runge M, Braune M, Michler F-U, Wittstatt U, Hoffmann L, Hohmann U, Michler BA, Berge K van den. Horsburgh GJ (2013) Limited mitochondrial DNA diversity is indicative of a small number of founders of the German raccoon (Procyon lotor) population. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 59, 665–674.

*Frantz AC, Zachos FE, Kirschning J, Cellina S, Bertouille S, Mamuris Z, Koutsogiannouli EA, Burke T (2013) Genetic evidence for introgression between domestic pigs and wild boars (Sus scrofa) in Belgium and Luxembourg: a comparative approach with multiple marker systems. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 110, 104–115.

Hatchwell BJ, Sharp SP, Beckerman AP, Meade J (2013) Ecological and demographic correlates of helping behaviour in a cooperatively breeding bird. Journal of Animal Ecology, 82, 486–494.

Holland LP, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Stevens JR (2013) Isolation and characterization of eleven microsatellite loci from the ubiquitous temperate octocoral Alcyonium digitatum (Linnaeus, 1758). Conservation Genetics Resources, 5, 767–770.

Holland LP, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Krupa AP, Stevens JR (2013) Isolation and characterization of fourteen microsatellite loci from the endangered octocoral Eunicella verrucosa (Pallas, 1766). Conservation Genetics Resources, 5, 825–829.

*Kleven O, Dawson DA, Gjershaug JO, Horsburgh GJ, Jacobsen K-O, Wabakken P (2013) Isolation, characterization and predicted genome locations of Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) microsatellite loci. Conservation Genetics Resources, 5, 723–727.

Lovlie H, Gillingham MAF, Worley K, Pizzari T, Richardson DS (2013) Cryptic female choice favours sperm from major histocompatibility complex-dissimilar males. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 280, article 1296.

*Martins FMS, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Timmons S, Jones DN (2013) Microsatellite loci characterised in a megapode, the Australian brush-turkey Alectura lathami. Conservation Genetics Resources, 5, 1179–1184.

*McDevitt AD, Carden RF, Coscia I, Frantz AC (2013) Are wild boars roaming Ireland once more? European Journal of Wildlife Research, 59, 791–764.

McMahon BJ, Johansson MP, Piertney SB, Buckley K, Höglund J (2013) Genetic variation among endangered Irish red grouse (Lagopus lagopus hibernicus) populations: Implications for conservation and management. Conservation Genetics, 13, 639–647. NBAF E/S

Mills CA, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Godley BJ, Hodgson DJ (2013) Isolation and characterisation of hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) microsatellite loci. Conservation Genetics Resources, 5, 687–692.

*Molina-Morales M, Martınez JG, Martın-Galvez D, Dawson DA, Rodrıguez Ruiz J, Burke T, Aviles JM (2013) Evidence of long-term structured cuckoo parasitism on individual magpie hosts. Journal of Animal Ecology, 82, 389–398.

Napper C, Sharp SP, McGowan A, Simeoni M, Hatchwell BJ (2013) Competition, kinship and dominance in a communally roosting bird. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 67, 729–739.

Phillips KP, Jorgensen TH, Jolliffe KG, Jolliffe S-M, Henwood J, Richardson DS (2013) Reconstructing paternal genotypes to infer patterns of sperm storage and sexual selection in the hawksbill turtle. Molecular Ecology, 22, 2301–2312.

Preston SAJ, Briskie JV, Burke T, Hatchwell BJ (2013) Genetic analysis reveals diverse kin-directed routes to helping in the rifleman Acanthisitta chloris. Molecular Ecology, 22, 5027–5039.

Preston SAJ, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Hatchwell BJ (2013) Characterisation of microsatellite loci in the rifleman (Acanthisitta chloris, Acanthisittidae, AVES) and their predicted genome locations. Conservation Genetics Resources, 5, 555–560.

Razgour O, Juste J, Ibáñez C, Kiefer A, Rebelo H, Puechmaille SJ, Arlettaz R, Burke T, Dawson DA, Beaumont M, Jones G (2013) The shaping of genetic variation in edge-of-range populations under past and future climate change. Ecology Letters, 16, 1258–1266.

Sprem N, Frantz AC, Cubric-Curik V, Safner T, Curik I (2013) Influence of habitat fragmentation on population structure of red deer in Croatia. Mammalian Biology, 78, 290–295.

Tollington S, Jones CG, Greenwood A, Tatayah V, Raisin C, Burke T, Dawson DA, Groombridge JJ (2013) Long-term, fine-scale temporal patterns of genetic diversity in the restored Mauritius parakeet reveal genetic impacts of management and associated demographic effects on reintroduction programmes. Biological Conservation, 161, 28–38.

Wright LI, Fuller WJ, Godley BJ, McGowan A, Tregenza T, Broderick AC (2013) No benefits of polyandry to female green turtles. Behavioural Ecology, 24, 1022–1029.

Yeates SE, Diamond SE, Einum S, Emerson BC, Holt WV, Gage MJG (2013) Cryptic choice of conspecific sperm controlled by the impact of ovarian fluid on sperm swimming behaviour. Evolution, 67, 3523–3536.

Vincze O, Székely T, Küpper C, AlRashidi M, Amat JA, Argüelles-Tico A, Burke T, Burgas D, Cavitt J, Figuerola J, Shobrak M, Montalvo T, Kosztolányi A (2013) Local environment but not genetic differentiation influences biparental care in ten plover populations. PLoS One 8, e60998


*Barratt CD, Horsburgh GJ, Dawson DA, Gower DJ, Wilkinson M, Loader SP, Jehle R (2012) Characterisation of nine polymorphic microsatellite loci in the ceacilian amphibian Boulengerula uluguruensis (Gymnophiona), and their cross-species amplification in three congeneric species. Conservation Genetics Resources, 4, 225–229.

Bicknell AWJ, Knight ME, Bilton D, Reid JB, Burke T, Votier SC (2012) Population genetic structure and long-distance dispersal among seabird populations: Implications for colony persistence. Molecular Ecology, 21, 2863–2876.

Brekke P, Wang J, Bennett PM, Cassey P, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Ewen JG (2012) Post-copulatory mechanisms of inbreeding avoidance in the island endemic hihi (Notiomystis cincta). Behavioural Ecology, 23, 278–284.

Buckley J, Butlin RK, Bridle J (2012) Evidence for evolutionary change associated with the recent range expansion of the UK Brown Argus butterfly in response to climate change. Molecular Ecology, 21, 267–280.

*Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Krupa AK, Stewart IRK, Skjelseth S, Jensen H, Ball AD, Spurgin LG, Mannarelli M-E, Nakagawa S, Schroeder S, Vangestel C, Hinten GN, Burke T (2012) Microsatellite resources for Passeridae species: a predicted microsatellite map of the house sparrow Passer domesticus. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12, 501–523.

*Ekblom R, Slate J, Horsburgh GJ, Birkhead T, Burke T (2012) Comparison between normalised and unnormalised 454-sequencing libraries for small scale RNA-seq studies. Comparative and Functional Genomics. Article ID 281693, 1–8, doi:10.1155/2012/281693.

*Farrell LL, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Burke T, Lank DL (2012) Isolation, characterisation and predicted genome locations of ruff (Philomachus pugnax, AVES) microsatellite loci. Conservation Genetic Resources, 4, 763–771.

*Frantz AC, Massei G, Burke T (2012) Genetic evidence for past hybridisation between domestic pigs and English wild boars. Conservation Genetics, 13, 1355–1364.

*Hansson B, Tarka M, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ (2012) Hybridization but no evidence for backcrossing and introgressing in a sympatric population of great reed warblers and clamorous reed warblers. PLoS One, 7(1): e31667.

*Jan C, Dawson DA, Altringham JD, Burke T, Butlin R (2012) Development of conserved microsatellite markers of high cross-species utility in bat species (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera, Mammalia). Molecular Ecology Resources, 12, 532–548.

Kuepper C, Augustin J, Edwards S, Szekely T, Kosztolanyi A, Burke T, Janes DE (2012) Triploid plover female provides support for a role of the W chromosome in avian sex determination. Biology Letters, 8, 787–789.

Kuepper C, Edwards S, Kosztolanyi A, Alrashidi M, Burke T, Herrmann P, Argüelles-Tico A, Amat JA, Amezian M, Rocha A, Hötker H, Ivanov A, Chernicko J, Szekely T (2012) High gene flow on a continental scale in the polyandrous Kentish plover Charadrius alexandrinus. Molecular Ecology, 21, 5864–5879.

Raisin C, Frantz AC, Kundu S, Greenwood AG, Jones CG, Zuel N, Groombridge JJ (2012) Genetic consequences of intensive conservation management for the Mauritius parakeet. Conservation Genetics, 13, 707–715.

*Salmona J, Salamolard M, Fouillot D, Ghestemme T, Larose J, Centon J-F, Sousa V, Dawson DA, Thebaud C, Chikhi L (2012) Signature of a pre-human population decline in the critically endangered Reunion Island endemic forest bird Coracina newtoni. PLOS One, 7(8): e43524.

*Schroeder J, Burke T, Mannarelli M-E, Dawson DA, Nakagawa S (2012) Maternal effects and heritability of annual productivity. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25, 149–156.

Sin YW, Dugdale H, Newman C, Macdonald DW, Burke T (2012) MHC class II genes in the European badger (Meles meles): characterization, patterns of variation, and transcription analysis. Immunogenetics, 64, 313–327.

Sin YW, Buesching CD, Burke T, Macdonald DW (2012) Molecular characterization of the microbial communities in the subcaudal gland secretion of the European badger (Meles meles). FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 81, 648–659.

Sin YW, Dugdale HL, Newman C, Macdonald DW, Burke T (2012) Evolution of MHC class I genes in the European badger (Meles meles). Ecology and Evolution, 2, 1644–1662.

Smith JA, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Reynolds SJ (2012) Characterization of blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus microsatellite loci, and assessment of sequence homology among species to predict cross-species utility and chromosome locations. Conservation Genetics Resources, 4, 605–612.

Spurgin LG, Illera JC, Padilla D, Richardson DS (2012) Biogeographical patterns and co-occurrence of pathogenic infection across island populations of Berthelot’s pipit. Oecologia, 168, 691–701.

*Vangestel C, Mergeay J, Dawson DA, Callens T, Vandomme V, Lens L (2012) Genetic diversity and population structure in contemporary house sparrow populations along an urbanization gradient. Heredity, 109, 163–172.

Wright LI, Fuller WJ, Godley BJ, McGowan A, Tregenza T, Broderick AC (2012) Reconstruction of paternal genotypes over multiple breeding seasons reveals male green turtles do not breed annually. Molecular Ecology,  21, 3625–3635

Wright LI, Stokes KL, Fuller WJ, Godley BJ, McGowan A, Snape R, Tregenza T, Broderick AC (2012) Turtle mating patterns buffer against disruptive effects of climate change. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 279, 2122–2127.


Annavi G, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Greig C, Dugdale HL, Newman C, MacDonald DW, Burke T (2011) Characterisation of twenty-one European badger (Meles meles) microsatellite loci facilitates the discrimination of second-order relatives. Conservation Genetics Resources, 3, 515–518.

Bataille A, Cunningham A, Cruz M, Cedeno V, Goodman S (2011) Adaptation, isolation by distance and human-mediated transport determine patterns of gene flow among populations of the disease vector Aedes taeniorhynchus in the Galapagos Islands. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 11, 1996–2003.

Bicknell AWJ, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Knight ME, Bilton DT, Votier SC (2011) Characterisation and predicted genome locations of Leach's storm-petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) microsatellite loci (Procellariidae, Aves). Conservation Genetics Resources, 3, 711–716.

Brekke P, Bennett PM, Santure AW, Ewen JG (2011) High genetic diversity in the remnant island population of hihi and the genetic consequences of re-introduction. Molecular Ecology, 20, 29–45.

Bretman A, Rodríguez-Muñoz R, Walling CA, Slate J, Tregenza T, (2011) Fine-scale population structure, inbreeding risk and avoidance in a wild insect population. Molecular Ecology, 20, 3045–3055.

Dellicour S, Frantz AC, Colyn M, Bertouille S, Chaumont F, Flamand MC (2011) Population structure and genetic diversity of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in forest fragments in north-western France. Conservation Genetics, 12, 1287–1297.

Dugdale HL, Pope LC, Newman C, Macdonald DW, Burke T (2011) Age-specific breeding success in a wild mammalian population: selection, constraint, restraint and senescence. Molecular Ecology, 20, 3261–3274.

Dugdale HL, Griffiths A, Macdonald DW (2011) Polygynandrous and repeated mounting behaviour in European badgers, Meles meles. Animal Behaviour, 82, 1287–1297.

Dugdale HL, Davison D, Baker SE, Ellwood SA, Newman C, Buesching CD, Macdonald DW (2011) Female teat size is a reliable indicator of annual breeding success in European badgers: genetic validation. Mammalian Biology, 76, 716–721.

Harrison XA, Bearhop S, Inger R, Colhoun K, Gudmundsson GA, Hodgson D, McElwaine G, Tregenza T (2011) Heterozygosity-fitness correlations in a migratory bird: an analysis of inbreeding and single-locus effects. Molecular Ecology, 20, 4786–4795.

Hegarty MJ, Batstone T, Barker GLA, Edwards KJ, Abbott RJ, Hiscock SJ (2011) Nonadditive changes to cytosine methylation as a consequence of hybridization and genome duplication in Senecio (Asteraceae). Molecular Ecology, 20, 105–113.

Holt BG, Côté IM, Emerson BC (2011) Searching for speciation genes: Molecular evidence for selection associated with colour morphotypes in the caribbean reef fish genus Hypoplectrus. PLoS ONE, 6, e20394.

Leadbeater E, Carruthers JM, Green JP, Rosser NS, Field J (2011) Nest inheritance is the missing source of direct fitness in a primitively eusocial insect. Science, 333, 874–876.

*Lee JW, Hatchwell BJ (2011) Do females adjust brood sex ratio according to males’ genetic structure in a gregarious passerine, the vinous-throated parrotbill Paradoxornis webbianus? Journal of Avian Biology, 42, 447–453.

Lucas ER, Martins RP, Zanette LRS, Field J (2011) Social and genetic structure in colonies of the social wasp Microstigmus nigrophthalmus. Insectes Sociaux, 58, 107–114.

Lucas ER, Martins RP, Field J (2011) Reproductive skew is highly variable and correlated with genetic relatedness in a social apoid wasp. Behavioral Ecology, 22, 337–344

Lucas ER, Field J (2011) Assured fitness returns in a social wasp with no worker caste. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, 278, 2991–2995.

Mainwaring MC, Dickens M, Hartley IR (2011) Sexual dimorphism and growth trade-offs in blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus nestlings. Ibis, 153, 175–179.

*Martín-Gálvez D, Peralta-Sanchez JM, Dawson DA, Martin-Platero AM, Martinez-Bueno M, Burke T, Soler JJ (2011) DNA sampling from eggshell swabbing is widely applicable for wild bird populations as demonstrated in 23 species. Molecular Ecology Resources, 11, 481–493.

*Nam KB, Meade J, Hatchwell BJ (2011) Brood sex ratio variation in a cooperatively breeding bird. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24, 904–913.

*Nam KB, Meade J, Hatchwell BJ (2011) Do parents and helpers adjust their provisioning effort in relation to nestling sex in a cooperatively breeding bird? Animal Behaviour, 82, 303–309.

*Nelson-Flower MJ, Hockey PAR, O'Ryan C, Raihani NJ, du Plessis MA, Ridley AR (2011) Monogamous dominant pairs monopolize reproduction in the cooperatively breeding pied babbler. Behavioural Ecology, 22, 559–565.

Nouvellet P, Buesching CD, Dugdale HL, Newman C, Macdonald DW (2011) Mouthing off about developmental stress: Individuality of palate marking in the European badger and its relationship with juvenile wedellparasitoses. Journal of Zoology, 283, 52–62.

Phillips, R.A., McGill, R.A.R., Dawson, D.A. and Bearhop, S. (2011) Sexual segregation in distribution, diet and trophic level of seabirds: insights from stable isotope analysis. Marine Biology, 158, 2199–2208.

Piyapong C, Butlin RK, Faria JJ, Wang J and Krause J (2011) Kin assortment in juvenile shoals in wild guppy populations. Heredity, 106, 747–756.

Price TAR, Lewis Z, Smith DT, Hurst GDD, Wedell N (2011) Remating in the laboratory reflects rates of polyandry in the wild. Animal Behaviour, 82, 1381–1386.

Rodríguez-Muñoz R, Bretman A, Tregenza T (2011) Guarding males protect females from predation in a wild insect. Current Biology, 21, 1716–1719.

Sharp SP, Simeoni M, McGowan A, Nam K-B, Hatchwell BJ (2011) Patterns of recruitment, relatedness and cooperative breeding in two populations of long-tailed tits. Animal Behaviour, 81, 843–849.

*Vangestel C, Mergeay J, Dawson DA, Vandomme V, Lens L, (2011) Developmental stability covaries with genome-wide and single-locus heterozygosity in house sparrows. Plos One, 6, e21569.

*Vangestel C, Mergeay J, Dawson DA, Vandomme V, Lens L (2011) Spatial heterogeneity in genetic relatedness among house sparrows along an urban gradient as revealed by individual-based analysis. Molecular Ecology, 20, 4643–4653.

Whiteside HM, Dawson DA, Soulsbury CD, Harris S (2011) Mother knows best: dominant females determine offspring dispersal in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes). Plos One, 6, e22145.

Zeale MRK, Butlin RK, Barker GLA, Lees DC, Jones G (2011) Taxon-specific PCR for DNA barcoding arthropod prey in bat faeces. Molecular Ecology Resources, 11, 236–244.


*Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Küpper C, Stewart IRK, Ball AD, Durrant KL, Hansson B, Bacon I, Bird S, Klein Á, Lee J-W, Martín-Gálvez D, Simeoni M, Smith G, Spurgin LG, Burke T (2010) New methods to identify conserved microsatellite loci and develop primer sets of high utility – as demonstrated for birds. Molecular Ecology Resources10, 475–494.

1. Ball AD, Stapley J, Dawson DA, Birkhead TR, Burke T, Slate J (2010) A comparison of SNPs and microsatellites as linkage mapping markers: lessons from the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). BMC Genomics, 11, 218.

2. Bataille A, AA Cunningham, M Cruz, V Cedeño, SJ Goodman (2010) Seasonal effects and fine-scale population dynamics of Aedes taeniorhynchus, a major disease vector in the Galapagos Islands. Molecular Ecology, 19, 4491–4505.

3. Bourke BP, Frantz AC, Lavers CP, Davison A, Dawson DA, Burke TA (2010) Genetic signatures of population change in the British golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). Conservation Genetics, 11, 1837–1846.

4. Brekke P, Bennett PM, Wang, J, Pettorelli N, Ewen JG (2010) Sensitive males: inbreeding depression in an endangered bird. Proc R Soc Lond B, 277, 3677–3684.

5. Clegg SM and Phillimore AB (2010) The influence of gene flow and drift on genetic and phenotypic divergence in two species of Zosterops in Vanuatu. Phil Trans R Soc B, 365, 1077–1092.

6. Couvillon MJ, Hughes WOH, Perez-Sato JA, Martin SJ, Ratnieks FLW (2010) Sexual selection in honeybees: colony variation and the importance of size in male mating success. Behavioral Ecology, 21, 520–525.

7. *Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Küpper C, Stewart IRK, Ball AD, Durrant KL, Hansson B, Bacon I, Bird S, Klein Á, Lee J-W, Martín-Gálvez D, Simeoni M, Smith G, Spurgin LG, Burke T (2010) New methods to identify conserved microsatellite loci and develop primer sets of high utility – as demonstrated for birds. Molecular Ecology Resources, 10, 475–494.

8. Dos Remedios N, Lee PLM, Szekely T, Dawson DA, Kupper C (2010) Molecular sex-typing in shorebirds: a review of an essential method for research in evolution, ecology and conservation. Wader Study Group Bulletin, 117, 109–118.

9. Dugdale HL, Nouvellet P, Pope LC, Burke T, Macdonald DW (2010) Fitness measures in selection analyses: sensitivity to the overall number of offspring produced in a lifetime. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 23, 282–292.

10. Dugdale HL, Ellwood SA, Macdonald DW (2010) Alloparental behaviour and long-term costs of mothers tolerating other members of the group in a plurally breeding mammal. Animal Behaviour, 80, 721–735.

11. Durrant KL, Dawson DA, Burke T, Birkhead TR (2010) The unusual sperm morphology of the Eurasian bullfinch (Pyrrhula Pyrrhula) is not due to the phenotypic result of genetic reduction. The Auk, 127, 832–840.

12. Frantz AC, Schley L, Schaul M, Balestrieri A, Roper TJ (2010) Spatial organisation of badgers (Meles meles) in a medium-density population in Luxembourg. Hystrix-Italian Journal of Mammalogy, 21, 3–18.

13. Frantz AC, Do Linh San E, Pope LC, Burke T (2010) Using genetic methods to investigate dispersal in two badger (Meles meles) populations with different ecological characteristics. Heredity, 104, 493–501.

14. Frantz AC, Pope LC, Etherington TR, Wilson GJ, Burke T (2010) Using isolation-by-distance-based approaches to assess the barrier effect of linear landscape elements on badger (Meles meles) dispersal. Molecular Ecology, 19, 1663–1674.

15. Freeland J, Biss PM, Conrad KF, Silvertown J (2010) Selection pressures have caused genome-wide population differentiation of Anthoxanthum odoratum despite the potential for high gene flow. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 4, 776–782.

16. Goerlitz H, Ter Hofstede HM, Zeale MRK, Jones G, Holderied MW (2010) An aerial-hawking bat uses stealth echolocation to counter moth hearing. Current Biology, 20, 1568–1572.

17. Hansson B, Ljungqvist M, Dawson DA, Mueller JC, Olano-Marin J, Ellegren H, Nilsson J-Å (2010) Avian genome evolution: insights from a linkage map of the blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus). Heredity, 104, 67–78.

18. Harrison XA, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Tregenza T, Bearhop S (2010) Isolation, characterisation and predicted genome locations of Light-bellied Brent goose (Branta bernicla hrota) microsatellite loci (Anatidae, AVES). Conservation Genetics Resources, 2, 365–371.

19. Harrison XA, Tregenza T, Inger R, Colhoun K, Dawson DA, Gudmundsson GA, Hodgson DJ, Horsburgh GJ, McElwaine G, Bearhop S (2010) Cultural inheritance drives site fidelity and migratory connectivity in a long distance migrant. Molecular Ecology, 19, 5484–5496.

20. Hlaing T, Tun-Lin W, Somboon P, Socheat D, Setha T, Min S, Thaung S, Anyaele O, de Silva B, Chang MS, Walton C (2010) Spatial genetic structure in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in mainland Southeast Asia. Evolutionary Applications, 3, 319–339.

21. Jan CMI, Frith K, Glover AM, Butlin RK, Scott CD, Greenaway F, Ruedi M, Frantz AC, Dawson DA, Altringham JD (2010) Myotis alcathoe in the UK. Acta Chiropterologica, 12, 471–483.

22. Johnson PCD, Hadfield JD, Webster LMI, Adam A, Mable BK, Keller LF (2009) Bayesian paternity analysis and mating patterns in a parasitic nematode, Trichostrongylus tenuis. Heredity, 104, 573–582.

23. Kuepper C, Kosztola A, Augustin J, Dawson DA, Burke T, Szekely T (2010) Heterozygosity-fitness correlations of conserved microsatellite markers in Kentish plovers Charadrius alexandrinus. Molecular Ecology, 19, 5172–5185.

24. Leadbeater E, Carruthers JM, Green JP, van Heusden J, Field J (2010) Unrelated helpers in a primitively eusocial wasp: is helping tailored towards direct fitness? Plos One, 5, e11997.

25. *Lee J-W, Simeoni M, Burke T, Hatchwell BJ (2010) The consequences of winter flock demography for genetic structure and inbreeding risk in vinous-throated parrotbills, Paradoxornis webbianus. Heredity, 104, 472–481.

26. *Lee JW, YK Lee & BJ Hatchwell (2010). Natal dispersal and philopatry in a group-living but non-cooperative passerine bird, the vinous-throated parrotbill. Animal Behaviour, 79, 1017–1023

27. *Lee JW, MS Kim & BJ Hatchwell (2010). Parental provisioning behaviour in a flock-living bird: the vinous-throated parrotbill Paradoxornis webbianus. Journal of Ornithology, 151, 483–490

28. Lifjeld JT, Marthinsen G, Myklebust M, Dawson DA, Johnsen A (2010) A wild Marsh Warbler × Sedge Warbler hybrid (Acrocephalus palustris × A. schoenobaenus) in Norway documented with molecular markers. Journal of Avian Biology, 151, 513–517.

29. Meade J & BJ Hatchwell (2010). No direct fitness benefits of helping in a cooperative breeder despite higher survival of helpers. Behavioral Ecology, 21, 1186–1194.

30. Meade J, K-B Nam, AP Beckerman & BJ Hatchwell (2010) Consequences of load-lightening for future indirect fitness gains by helpers in a cooperatively breeding bird. Journal of Animal Ecology, 79, 529–537.

31. Morgan K, Linton YM, Somboon P, Saikia P, Dev V, Socheat D, Walton C (2010) Inter-specific gene flow dynamics during the Pleistocene-dated speciation of forest-dependent mosquitoes in Southeast Asia. Molecular Ecology, 19, 2269–2285.

32. Nam K-B, M Simeoni, SP Sharp & BJ Hatchwell (2010) Kinship affects investment by helpers in a cooperatively breeding bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 277, 3299–3306.

33. Olano-Marin J, Dawson DA, Girg A, Hansson B, Ljungqvist M, Kempenaers B, Mueller JC (2010) A genome-wide set of 106 microsatellite markers for the blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus). Molecular Ecology Resources, 10, 516–532.

34. Pillay K, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Perrin MR, Burke T, Taylor TD (2010) Twenty-two polymorphic microsatellite loci aimed at detecting illegal trade in the Cape parrot Poicephalus robustus (Psittacidae, AVES). Molecular Ecology Resources, 10, 142–149.

35. Price TAR, Lewis Z, Smith DT, Hurst GDD, Wedell
N (2010) Sex ratio drive promotes sexual conflict and sexual coevolution in the fly Drosophila pseudoobscura. Evolution, 64, 1504–1509.

36. Price TAR, Hurst GDD, Wedell N (2010) Polyandry prevents extinction. Current Biology, 20, 471–475.

37. Rodríguez-Muñoz R, Bretman A, Slate J, Walling CA, Tregenza T (2010) Natural and Sexual Selection in a wild insect population. Science, 328, 1269.

38. Salmona J, Dawson DA, Fouillot D, Ghestemme T, Thebaud C, Chikhi L, Salamolard M (2010) The utility of existing passerine microsatellite markers for genetic studies in endangered species: as demonstrated for a critically endangered forest bird endemic to Réunion Island, the Réunion cuckooshrike (Coracina newtoni) Conservation Genetic Resources, 2, 361–364.

39. Schmalenberger A, Telford A, Kertesz M (2010) Sulfate treatment affects desulfonating bacterial community structures in Agrostis rhizospheres as revealed by functional gene analysis based on asfA. European Journal of Soil Biology, 46, 248–254.

40. Schmalenberger A, Noll M (2010) Shifts in desulfonating bacterial communities along a soil chronosequence in the forefield of a receding glacier. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 71, 208–217.

41. Thaxter CB, Wanless S, Daunt F, Harris MP, Benvenuti S, Watanuki Y, Gremillet D, Hamer KC (2010) Influence of wing loading on trade-off between pursuit-diving and flight in common guillemots and razorbills. Journal of Experimental Biology, 213, 1018–1025.

42. Wang J, Brekke P, Huchard E, Knapp LA, Cowlishaw G (2010) Estimation of parameters of inbreeding and genetic drift in populations with overlapping generations. Evolutionary Applications, 64, 1704–1718.

Worley K, Collet J, Spurgin LG, Cornwallis C, Pizzari T, Richardson DS (2010) MHC heterozygosity and survival in red junglefowl. Molecular Ecology, 15, 3064-3075.


Ahmed S, Compton SG, Butlin RK, Gilmartin PM (2009) Wind-borne insects mediate directional pollen transfer between desert fig trees 160 kilometers apart. PNAS106, 20342–20347.

Ahmed S, Hart T, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Trathan PN, Rogers AD (2009) Isolation and characterization of macaroni penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus microsatellite loci and their utility in other penguin species. Molecular Ecology Resources9, 1530–1535.

Allen M, Cossins A, Hall N, Blaxter M, Burke T, Field D (2009) Use of microarrays to study environmentally relevant organisms: a UK perspective. Environmental Research Journal3, 465–480.
[Joint with NBAF Liverpool and Edinburgh Facilities].

Bataille A, Cunningham AA, Virna Cedeñod Leandro Patiño, Constantinou A, Kramer LD, Goodman SJ (2009) Natural colonisation and adaptation of a mosquito species in Galápagos: implications for disease threats to endemic wildlife. PNAS106, 10230–10235.

Bataille A, Horsburgh GJ, Dawson DA, Cunningham AA, Goodman SJ (2009) Microsatellite markers characterized in the mosquito Aedes taeniorhynchus (Diptera, Culicidae), a disease vector and major pest on the American coast and the Galápagos Islands. Infection, Genetics and Evolution9, 971–975.

Bataille A, Cunningham AA, Cedeño V, Cruz M, Eastwood G, Fonseca DM, Causton CE, Azuero R, Loayza J, Martinez JD, Goodman SJ (2009) Evidence for regular ongoing introductions of mosquito disease vectors into the Galápagos Islands. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B276, 3769–3775.

Brekke P, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Ewen J (2009) Characterization of microsatellite loci in the hihi (Stitchbird) Notiomystis cincta (Notiomystidae (Meliphagidae), AVES) Molecular Ecology Resources9, 1255–1258.

Bretman A. Newcombe D. Tregenza T (2009) Promiscuous females avoid inbreeding by controlling sperm storage. Molecular Ecology18, 3340–3345.

Craul M, Chikhi L, Olivieri G, Rabesandratana A, Zimmermann E and Radespiel U (2009) Influence of forest fragmentation on an endangered large-bodied lemur in northwestern Madagascar - Implications for conservation. Biological Conservation142, 2862–2871.

Craul M, Dawson DA, Radespiel U, Zimmermann E, Bruford MW (2009) Isolation of sixteen autosomal loci and a sex-linked polymorphic microsatellite locus from the Milne-Edwards' sportive lemur (Lepilemur edwardsiMolecular Ecology Resources9 333–335.

Evans KL, Gaston KJ, Frantz AC, Simeoni M, Sharp SP, McGowan A, Dawson DA, Walasz K, Partecke J, Burke T, Hatchwell BJ (2009) Independent colonisation of multiple urban centres by a formerly forest bird species. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B276, 2403–2410.

Evans KL, Gaston KJ, Sharp SP, McGowan A, Simeoni M, Hatchwell BJ (2009) Effects of urbanisation on disease prevalence and age structure in blackbird Turdus merula populations. Oikos118, 774–782.

Ewen JG, Thorogood R, Brekke P, Cassey P, Karadas F, Armstrong DP (2009) Maternally invested carotenoids compensate costly ectoparasitism in the hihi. PNAS, 106, 12798–12802.

Flanders J, Jones G, Benda P, Dietx C, Zhang S, Li G, Sharifi M and Rossiter SJ (2009) Phylogeography of the greater horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum: contrasting results from mitochondrial and microsatellite data. Molecular Ecology18, 306–318.

*Frantz AC, Proess R, Burke T, Schley L (2009) A genetic assessment of the two remnant populations of the natterjack toad (Bufo calamita) in Luxembourg. Herpetological Journal19, 53–59.

*Frantz AC, Cellina S, Krier A, Schley L, Burke T (2009) Using spatial Bayesian methods to determine the genetic structure of a continuously distributed population: clusters or isolation by distance? Journal of Applied Ecology46, 493–505.

Gillingham MAF, Richardson DS, Lovlie H, Moynihan A, Worley K, Pizzari T (2009) Cryptic preference for MHC-dissimilar females inmale red junglefowl, Gallus gallus. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Biological Sciences, 276, 1083–1092.

Griffiths AM, Koizumi I, Bright D, Stevens JR (2009) A case of isolation by distance and short-term temporal stability of population structure in brown trout (Salmo trutta) within the River Dart, southwest England. Evolutionary Applications2, 537–554.

Griffiths AM, Bright D, Stevens JR (2009) Comparison of patterns of genetic variability in wild and supportively bred stocks of brown trout, Salmo truttaFisheries Management and Ecology16, 514–519.

Groombridge JJ, Dawson DA, Burke T, Prys-Jones R, Brooke M de L, Shah N (2009) Evaluating the demographic history of the Seychelles kestrel (Falco araea): Genetic evidence for recovery from a population bottleneck following minimal conservation management. Biological Conservation142, 2250–2257.

*Guillot G, Leblois R, Coulon A, Frantz AC (2009) Statistical methods in spatial genetics. Molecular Ecology18, 4734–4756.

Hewitt S, Macdonald DW & Dugdale HL (2009) Context-dependent linear dominance hierarchies in social groups of European badgers, Meles melesAnimal Behaviour77, 161–169.

*Johanet A, Picard D, Garner TWJ, Dawson DA, Morales-Hojas R, Jehle R, Peltier D, Lemaire C (2009) Characterization of microsatellite loci in two closely related Lissotriton newt species. Conservation Genetics18, 54–63.

Johnson JA, Tingay RE, Culver M, Hailer F, Clarke ML, Mindell DP (2009) Long-term survival despite low genetic diversity in the critically endangered Madagascar fish-eagle. Molecular Ecology18, 54–63.

*Klein A, Horsburgh GJ, Küpper C, Major A, Lee PLM, Hoffmann G, Mátics R, Dawson DA (2009) Microsatellite markers characterized in the barn owl (Tyto alba) and of high utility in other owls (Strigiformes: AVES). Molecular Ecology Resources9, 1512–1519.

Kosztolányi A, Javed S, Küpper C, Cuthill IC, Al Shamsi A, Székely T (2009) Breeding ecology of Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus in an extremely hot environment. Bird Study, 56, 244–252.

Küpper C, Augustin J, Kosztolányi A, Burke T, Figuerola J, Székely T (2009) Kentish versus snowy plover: Phenotypic and genetic analyses of Charadrius alexandrinus reveal divergence of Eurasian and American subspecies. Auk126, 839–852.

*Lee JW, Jang BS, Dawson DA, Burke T, Hatchwell BJ (2009) Fine-scale genetic structure and its consequence in breeding aggregations of a passerine bird. Molecular Ecology18, 2728–2739.

Lee J-W, Kim M-S, Burke T, Hatchwell BJ (2009) Extrapair paternity in a flock-living passerine, the vinous-throated parrotbill Paradoxornis webbianusJournal of Avian Biology40, 469-474.

Lucas ER, Horsburgh GJ, Dawson DA, Field J (2009) Characterization of microsatellite loci isolated from the wasp Microstigmus nigrophthalmus (Hymenoptera). Molecular Ecology Resources9, 1492–1497.

*Martin-Galvez D, Dawson DA, Horburgh GJ, Burke T (2009) Isolation, characterization and chromosome locations of polymorphic balck-billed magpie Pica pica (Corvidae, AVES) microsatellite loci. Molecular Ecology Resources9, 1506–1512.

*Meares K, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Glenn TC, Jones KL, Braun MJ, Perrin MR, Taylor TD (2009) Microsatellite loci characterized in three African crane species (Gruidae, AVES). Molecular Ecology Resources9, 308–311.

Phillips RA, Bearhop S, Mcgill RAR, Dawson DA (2009) Stable isotopes reveal individual variation in migration strategies and habitat preferences in a suite of seabirds during the nonbreeding period. Oecologia160, 795–806.

*Raisin C, Dawson DA, Greenwood AG, Jones CG, Groombridge J (2009) Characterization of Mauritius parakeet (Psittacula eques) microsatellite loci and their cross-utility in other parrots (Psittacidae, AVES). Molecular Ecology Resources9, 1231–1235.

Silvertown J, Biss PM & Freeland J (2009) Community genetics: resource addition has opposing effects on genetic and species diversity in a 150-year experiment. Ecology Letters12, 165–170.

Simeoni M, Dawson DA, Gentle L, Coiffait L, Wolff K, Evans KL, Gaston K, Hatchwell BJ (2009) Characterization of 38 microsatellite loci in the blackbird Turdus merula (Turdidae, AVES). Molecular Ecology Resources9, 1520–1526.

Thaxter CB, Daunt F, Hamer KC, Watanuki Y, Harris MP, Gremillet D, Peters G, Wanless S (2009) Sex-specific food provisioning in a monomorphic seabird: nest defence, foraging efficiency or parental effort? Journal of Avian Biology, 40, 75–84.

Wright JA, Barker RJ, Schofield MR, Frantz AC, Byrom AE, Gleeson DM (2009) Incorporating genotype uncertainty into mark-recapture-type models for estimating abundance using DNA samples. Biometrics65, 833–840.


Allen M, Cossins A, Hall N, Blaxter M, Burke T, Field D (2008) Use of arrays with Non-model organisms: a UK perspective. In Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis; Eds MK Moretti & LJ Rizzo, Chapter 13, pp 405–420. Joint with NERC NBAF Liverpool and Edinburgh nodes.

Bretman AJ, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Tregenza T (2008) New microsatellite loci isolated from the field cricket, Gryllus bimaculatus and Gryllus campestrisMolecular Ecology Resources8, 1015–1019.

Brownlow RJ, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Bell JJ, Fish JD (2008) A method for genotype validation and primer assessment in heterozygote-deficient species, as demonstrated in the prosobranch mollusc Hydrobia ulvae. BMC Genetics, 9, 55–63

Burri R, Antoniazza S, Siverio F, Klein Á, Roulin A, Fumagalli L (2008) Isolation and characterization of 21 microsatellite markers in the barn owl (Tyto alba). Molecular Ecology Resources8, 977–979.

Chen S, Jones G & Rossiter SJ (2008) Sex-biased gene flow and colonisation in the Formosan lesser horseshoe bat: inference from nuclear and mitochondrial markers. Journal of Zoology, 274, 207–215.

Dawnay N, Ogden R, Thorpe RS, Pope LC, Dawson DA, McEwing R (2008) A forensic STR profiling system for the Eurasian badger: A framework for developing profiling systems for wildlife species. International Journal of Legal Medicine. Forensic Science International: Genetics2, 47–53.

*Douaud M, Fève K, Gerus M, Fillon V, Bardes S, Gourichon D, Dawson DA, Hanotte O, Burke T, Vignoles F, Morisson M, Tixier-Boichard M, Vignal A, Pitel F (2008) Addition of the microchromosome GGA25 to the chicken genome sequence assembly through radiation hybrid and genetic mapping. BMC Genomics9, 129.

Dugdale HL, Macdonald DW, Pope LC, Johnson PJ & Burke T (2008). Reproductive skew and relatedness in social groups of European badgers Meles meles. Molecular Ecology, 17, 1815–1827.

*Frantz AC, Hamann J-L, Kleen F (2008) Fine-scale genetic structure of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in a French temperate forest. European Journal of Wildlife Research54, 44–52.

Huck M, Frantz AC, Dawson DA, Burke T, Roper (2008) Low genetic variability, female biased dispersal and high movement rates in an urban population of Eurasian badgers (Meles meles). Journal of Animal Ecology, 77, 905–915.

Küpper C, Burke T, Szekely T, Dawson DA (2008) Enhanced cross-species utility of conserved microsatellite markers in shorebirds. BMC Genomics, 9, 1015–1019.

Meares K, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Perrin MR, Burke T, Taylor TD (2008) Characterisation of 14 blue crane Grus paradisea (Gruidae, AVES) microsatellite loci for use in detecting illegal trade. Conservation Genetics9, 1363–1367.

Phillimore AB, Owens IPF, Black RA, Chittock J, Burke T & Clegg SM. (2008) Complex patterns of divergence in an island bird and the consequences for delimiting conservation units. Molecular Ecology17, 2839–2853.

Price TAR and Wedell N (2008) Selfish genetic elements and sexual selection: their impact on male fertility. Genetica132, 295–307.

Price TAR, Bretman AJ, Avent T, Snook RR, Hurst GDD and Wedell N (2008) Sex ratio distorter reduces sperm competitive success in an insect. Evolution, 62, 644–1652.

Price TAR, Hodgson DJ, Lewis Z, Hurst GDD and Wedell N (2008) Selfish genetic elements promote polyandry in a fly. Science, 322, 1241–1243.

Sharp SP, Simeoni M, Hatchwell BJ (2008) Dispersal of sibling coalitions promotes helping among immigrants in a cooperatively breeding bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 275, 2125–2130.

Sharp SP, Hadfield J, Baker MB, Simeoni M, Hatchwell BJ (2008) Natal dispersal and recruitment in a social bird. Oikos, 117, 1371–1379.

Silvertown J, Biss PM, Freeland J (2008) Community genetics: resource addition has opposing effects on genetic and species diversity in a 150-year experiment. Ecology Letters11, 1–6.

Struebig M, Horsburgh GJ, Pandhal J, Triggs A, Zubaid A, Kingston T, Dawson D & Rossiter S (2008) Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite loci in the papillose woolly bat, Kerivoula papillosa (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Conservation Genetics9, 751–756.

Worley K, Gillingham M, Jensen P, Kennedy LP, Pizzari T, Kaufman J, Richardson DS (2008) Single locus typing of MHC class I and class II B loci in a population of red jungle fowl. Immunogenetics, 60, 233–247.


Ahmed S, Dawson DA, Compton S, Gilmartin P (2007) Characterisation of microsatellite loci in the African fig, Ficus sycomorus L (Moraceae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 7, 1175–1177.

Anderson SJ, Gould P, Freeland JR (2007) Repetitive flanking sequnces (ReFS): novel molecular markers from microsatellite families. Molecular Ecology Notes7, 374–376.

*Dawson DA, Åkesson M, Burke T, Pemberton JM, Slate J, Hansson B (2007) Gene order and recombination in homologous regions of the chicken and a passerine bird. Molecular Biology and Evolution24, 1537–1552.

Dugdale HL, Macdonald DW, Pope LC, Burke T (2007) Polygynandry, extra-group paternity and multiple paternity litters in European badger (Meles meles) social groups. Molecular Ecology16, 5294–5306.

Furmankiewicz J and Altringham JD (2007) Genetic structure in a swarming brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus) population: evidence for mating at swarming sites. Conservation Genetics 8, 913–923.

*Griffith SC, Dawson DA, Jensen H, Ockendon N, Greig C, Neumann K, Burke T (2007) Fourteen polymorphic microsatellite loci characterised in the house sparrow Passer domesticus (AVES: Passeridae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 7, 333–336.

*Gunn MR, Hartnup K, Boutin S, Slate J, Coltman DW (2007) A test of the efficacy of whole-genome amplification on DNA obtained from low-yield samples. Molecular Ecology Notes7, 393–399.

Küpper C, Horsburgh GJ, Dawson DA, Szekely T, FFrench-Constant R, Burke T (2007) Characterisation of 36 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the Kentish plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) including two sex-linked loci and their amplification in four other Charadrius species. Molecular Ecology Notes, 7, 35–39.

Marshall RC, Buchanan KL., Catchpole CK (2007) Song and female choice for extra-pair copulations in the sedge warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus. Animal Behaviour73, 629–635.

*Meglecz E, Anderson SJ, Bourguet D, Butcher R, Caldas A, Cassel-Lundhagen A, Coeur d'Acier A, Dawson DA, Faure N, Fauvelot C, Franck P, Harper G, Keyghobadi N, Kluetsch C, Muthulakshmi M, Nagaraju J, Patt A, Petenian F, Silvain JF, Wilcock HR (2007) Microsatellite flanking region similarities among different loci within insect species. Insect Molecular Biology, 16, 175–185.

Phillips, R.A., Catry, P., Silk, J.R.D., Bearhop, S., McGill, R., Afanasyev, V. and Strange, I.J. (2007) Movements, winter distribution and activity patterns of Falkland and brown skuas: insights from loggers and isotopes. Marine Ecology Progress Series345, 281–291.

Rossiter SJ, Benda P, Dietz C, Zhang S and Jones G (2007) Rangewide phylogeography in the greater horseshoe bat inferred from microsatellites: implications for population history, taxonomy and conservation. Molecular Ecology, 16, 4699–4714.

Scheppers TLJ, Frantz AC, Schaul M, Engel E, Breyne P, Schley L, Roper TJ (2007) Estimating social group size of Eurasian badgers by genotyping remotely plucked single hairs. Wildlife Biology13, 195–207.

*Simeoni M, Dawson DA, Ross DJ, Chaline N, Burke T, Hatchwell BJ (2007) Characterisation of 20 microsatelite loci in the long-tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus (Aegithalidae, AVES). Molecular Ecology Notes, 7, 1319–1322.

Tingay RE, Dawson DA, Pandhal J, Clarke ML, David V, Culver M (2007) Characterisation of twenty-two new Haliaeetus loci in the Madagascar fish eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides and the bald eagle Haliaeetus encocephalusMolecular Ecology Notes, 7, 711–715.


Anderson SJ, Dawson DA, Freeland JR (2006) Isolation and characteristaion of highly polymorpic microsatellite loci for the garden tiger moth Arctia caja (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 6, 104–106.

Bearhop S, Phillips RA, McGill R, Cherel Y, Dawson DA, Croxall JP (2006) Stable isotops indicate sex-specific and long-term individuals foraging specialisation in diving seabirds. Marine Progress Series311, 157–164.

Bourke B, Dawson DA (2006) Fifteen microsatellite loci characterised in the golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos (Accipitridae: AVES). Molecular Ecolgy Notes, 6, 1047–1050.

Chen SF, Rossiter SJ, Faulkes CJ, Jones G (2006) Population genetic structure and demographic history of the endemic Formosan lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus monoceros) Molecular Ecology, 15, 1643–1656

Dawson DA, Burke T, Hansson B, Pandhal J, Hale MC, Hinten GN, Slate J (2006) A predicted microsatellite map of the passerine genome based on chicken- passerine sequence similarity. Molecular Ecology, 15, 1299–1320.

Frantz AC, Fack F, Muller CP, Roper TJ (2006) Faecal DNA typing as a tool for investigating territorial behaviour of badgers (Meles meles). European Journal of Wildlife Research, 52, 138–141.

Frantz AC, Roper TJ (2006) Simulations to assess the performance of different rarefaction methods in estimating population size using small datasets. Conservation Genetics7, 315–318.

Hamill RM, Noor MAF, Watson T, Ritchie MG (2006) New microsatellite loci for the European bushcricket Ephippiger ephippiger (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 6, 340–342.

Johnson PCD, Webster LMI, Adam A, Buckland R, Dawson DA, Keller LF (2006) Abundant variation in microsatellites of the parasitic nematode, Trichostrongylus tenuis and linkage to a tandem repeat. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 148, 210–218.

Leitner S, Marshall RC, Leisler B, Catchpole CK (2006) Male song quality, egg size and offspring sex in captive canaries, Serinus canaria. Ethology, 112, 554–563.

Rivers NM, Butlin RK, Altringham JD (2006) Autumn swarming behaviour of Natterer's bats in the UK: Population size, catchment area and dispersal. Biological Conservation, 127, 215–226.

Rossiter SJ, Faulkes CG, Ransome RD, Dawson DA, Jones G (2006) Long-term reproductive skew and fitness in male greater horseshoe bats. Molecular Ecology, 15, 3035–3043.


Bretman A & Tregenza T (2005) Measuring polyandry in the wild: a case study using promiscuous crickets. Molecular Ecology, 14, 2169–2179.

*Carpenter PJ, Pope LC, Greig C, Dawson DA, Rogers LM, Erven K, Wilson GJ, Delahay RJ, Cheeseman CL, Burke T (2005) Mating system of the Eurasian badger, Meles meles, in a high density population. Molecular Ecology, 14, 273–284.

*Chaline N, Martin SJ, Ratnieks FLW (2005) Absence of nepotism towards imprisoned young queens during swarming in the honey bee. Behavioral Ecology, 16, 403–409.

Dawson DA, Chittock J, Jehle R, Whitlock A, Nogueira D, Pellat J, Birkhead T, Burke T (2005) Identification of 13 polymorphic loci in the zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata (Passeridae, AVES). Molecular Ecology Notes, 5, 298–301.

Dawson DA, Hunter FM, Pandhal J, Buckland R, Parham A, Jones IL, Bradshaw M, Jehle R, Burke T (2005) Assessment of 17 new whiskered auklet (Aethia pygmaea) microsatellite loci in 42 seabirds identifies 5-15 polymorphic markers for each of nine Alcinae species. Molecular Ecology Notes, 5, 289–297.

*Gunn MR, Dawson DA, Leviston A, Hartnup K, Davis CS, Strobeck C, Slate J, Coltman DW (2005) Isolation of 18 polymorphic microsatellite loci from the North American red squirrel, Tamiascirus ludsonicus (Sciuridae, Rodentia) and their cross-utility in other species. Molecular Ecology Notes, 5, 650–653.

Leech DI, Rowe LV, Hartley IR (2005) Experimental evidence for adjustment of parental investment in relation to brood sex ratio in the blue tit. Animal Behaviour, 72, 1301–1307.

Pegler, K.R., L. Evans, J.R. Stevens and R. Wall (2005) Morphological and molecular comparison of host-derived populations of parasitic Psoroptes mites. Medical and Veterinary Entomology19, 392–403.

Reichard M, Bryja J,Ondra Kova M, Davidova M, Kaniewska P, Smith C. (2005) Sexual selection for male dominance reduces opportunities for female mate choice in the European bitterling (Rhodeus sericeus). Molecular Ecology14, 1533–1542.

Rivers NM, Butlin RK, Altringham JD (2005) Genetics population structure of Natterer's bats explained by mating at swarming sites and philopatry. Molecular Ecology, 14, 4299–4312.

Rossiter SJ, Ransome RD, Faulkes CG, Le Comber SL & Jones G (2005) Mate-fidelity and intra-lineage polygyny in greater horseshoe bats. Nature, 437, 408–411.

Senior P, Butlin RK, Altringham JD (2005) Sex and segration in tempertae bats. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 272, 2467–2473.

*Wenseleers T, Badcock N, Erven K, Tofilski A, Nascimento FS, Hart AG, Burke T, Archer ME, Ratnieks FLW (2005) A test of worker policing theory in an advanced eusocial wasp, Vespula rufa. Evolution, 59, 1306–1314.

Wilcock H.R., Bruford M.W., Hildrew A.G., Nichols R.A. (2005) Recruitment, kin and the spatial genetic structure of a caddisfly Plectrocnemia conspersa in a southern English stream. Freshwater Biology50, 1499–1514.


Bretman A, Wedell N, Tregenza T (2004) Molecular evidence of post-copulatory inbreeding avoidance in the field cricket Gryllus bimaculatus. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 271, 159–164.

*Châline N, Ratnieks FLW, Raine NE, Badcock NS, Burke T (2004) Non-lethal sampling of honey bee, Apis mellifera, DNA using wing tips. Apidologie, 35, 311–318.

Dawson DA, Rossiter SJ, Jones G, Faulkes CG (2004) Microsatellite loci for the greater horseshoe bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Rhinolophidae, CHIROPTERA) and their cross-utility in other 17 other bat species. Molecular Ecology Notes, 4, 96–100.

Fletcher K & Hamer KC (2004) Offspring sex ratio in the Common Tern Sterna hirundo: a species with negligible sexual size dimorphism. Ibis, 146, 454–460.

Frantz AC, Schaul M, Pope LC, Fack F, Schley L, Muller CP, Roper TJ (2004) Estimating population size by genotyping remotely plucked hair: the Eurasian badger. Journal of Applied Ecology, 41, 985–995.

Hatchwell BJ, Russell AF, MacColl ADC, Ross DJ, Fowlie MK, McGowan A (2004) Helpers increase long-term but not short-term productivity in cooperatively breeding long-tailed tits. Behavioral Ecology, 15, 1–10.

Hay JM, Evans PR, Ward RM, Hamer KC (2004) Poor nutritional condition as a consequence of high dominance status in the coal tit, Parus ater. Ibis, 146, 103–107.

Kingston T, Rossiter S (2004) Harmonic-hopping in Wallacea's bats. Nature, 429, 654–657.

Madden JR, Endler JA, Jury F (2004) Morphological signals of sex and status in spotted bowerbirds. Emu, 104, 21–30.

Madden JR, Lowe TJ, Fuller HV, Coe RL, Dasmahapatra KK, Amos W, Jury F (2004) Neighbouring male spotted bowerbirds are not related, but do maraud each other. Animal Behaviour, 68, 751–758.

Madden JR, Lowe TJ, Fuller HV, Dasmahapatra KK, Coe RL (2004) Local traditions of bower decoration by spotted bowerbirds in a single population. Animal Behaviour, 68, 759–765.

Nichols RA, Freeman KLM (2004) Using molecular markers with high mutation rates to obtain estimates that distinguish relative migration rate and population size: a demonstration using data from endemic Mauritian skinks. Molecular Ecology, 13, 775–789.


*Berg PR, Dawson DA, Pandhal J, Kirdendall LR, Burke T (2003) Isolation of microsatellite loci from two inbreeding bark beetle species (Coccotrypes). Molecular Ecology Notes, 3, 270–273.

Carpenter PJ, Dawson DA, Greig C, Parham A, Cheeseman CL, Burke T (2003) Isolation of 39 polymorphic microsatellite loci and the development of a fluorescent marker set for the Eurasian badger (Meles meles) (Carnivora: Mustelidae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 3, 610–615.

Davies NB, Butchart SHM, Burke TA, Châline N, Stewart IR (2003) Reed warblers guard against cuckoos and cuckoldry. Animal Behaviour, 65, 285–295.

Dawson DA, Bretman AJ, Tregenza T (2003) Microsatellite loci for the field cricket, Gryllus bimaculatus and their cross-utility in other species of Orthoptera. Molecular Ecology Notes, 3, 191–195.

Dawson DA, Burland TM, Douglas A, LeComber SC, Bradshaw M (2003) Isolation of microsatellite loci in the freshwater fish, the bitterling Rhodeus sericeus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 3, 199–202.

Evans LM, Dawson DA, Wall R, Burke T, Stevens J (2003) Isolation of Psoroptes scab mite microsatellite markers (Acari: Psoroptidae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 3, 420–424.

Fletcher KL & Hamer KC (2003) Sexing terns using biometrics: the advantage of within-pair comparisons. Bird Study, 50, 78–83.

Frantz AC, Pope LC, Carpenter PJ, Roper TJ, Wilson GJ, Delahay RJ, Burke T (2003) Reliable microsatellite genotyping of the Eurasian badger (Meles meles) using faecal DNA. Molecular Ecology, 12, 1649–1661.

*Frentui F, Lange CL, Burke T, Owens IPF (2003) Isolation of microsatellite loci in the Capricorn silvereye, Zosterops lateralis chlorocephalus (Aves: Zosteropidae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 3, 462–465.

*Jump AS, Woodward FI, Burke T (2003) Cirsium species show disparity in patterns of genetic variation at their range-edge, despite similar patterns of reproduction and isolation. New Phytologist, 160, 359–370.

Madden JR (2003) Bower decorations are good predictors of mating success in the spotted bowerbird. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, 53, 269–277.

Madden JR (2003) Male spotted bowerbirds preferentially choose, arrange and proffer objects that are good predictors of mating success. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, 53, 263–268.

Marshall R, Buchanan KL, Catchpole CK (2003) Sexual selection and individual genetic diversity in a songbird. Royal Society of London, Series B (suppl.), S248–S250.

McGowan A, Woodburn RJW, Hatchwell BJ (2003) The effect of helping behaviour on the survial of juvenile and adult long-tailed tits (Aegithalos caudatus). Journal of Animal Ecology, 72, 491–499.

*Wilhelm K, Dawson DA, Gentle LK, Horsfield GF, Schlötterer C, Greig C, East M, Hofer H, Tautz D, Burke T (2003) Characterisation of spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta microsatellite loci. Molecular Ecology Notes, 3, 360–362.

Wilson GJ, Frantz AC, Pope LC, Roper TJ, Burke TA, Cheeseman CL, Delahay RJ (2003) Estimation of badger abundance using faecal DNA typing. Journal of Applied Ecology, 40, 658–666.


Châline N, Ratnieks FLW, Burke T (2002) Anarchy in the UK: Detailed analysis of worker reproduction in a naturally-occuring British anarchistic honeybee, Apis mellifera, colony using microsatellite markers. Molecular Ecology, 11, 1795–1803.

Dawson DA & Wilcock HR (2002) Isolation and characterisation of eight polymorphic microsatellite loci in the net-spinning caddisfly, Polycentropus flavomaculatus (Polycentropodidae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 2, 514–517.

Hatchwell BJ, Ross DJ, Chaline N, Fowlie MK, Burke T (2002) Parentage in the cooperative breeding system of long-tailed tits, Aegithalos caudatus. Animal Behaviour, 64, 55–63.

*Jump AS, Dawson DA, James CM, Woodward FI, Burke T (2002) Isolation of polymorphic microsatellites in the stemless thistle (Cirsium acaule) and their utility in other Cirsium species. Molecular Ecology Notes, 2, 589–592.

*Krupa AP, Jehle R, Dawson DA, Gentle LK, Gibbs M, Arntzen JW, Burke T (2002) Microsatellite loci in the crested newt (Triturus cristatus) and their utility in other newt taxa. Conservation Genetics, 3, 87–89.

MacColl ADC & Hatchwell BJ (2002) Temporal variation in fitness pay-offs promotes cooperative breeding in long-tailed tits Aegithalos caudatus. American Naturalist, 160, 186–194

Madden JR (2002) Bower decorations attract females but provoke other male spotted bowerbirds - bower owners resolve this trade off. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 269, 1347–1351.

Phillips RA (2002) Trios of brown skuas at Bird Island, South Georgia: incidence and composition. Condor, 104, 694–697.

Phillips RA, Dawson DA, Ross DJ (2002) Mating patterns and reversed size dimorphism in Southern skuas (Stercorarius skua lonnbergi). Auk, 119, 858–863.


Cunningham EJA & Russell AF (2001) Maternal investment - Sex differences in avian yolk hormone levels - Reply. Nature, 412, 498–499.

*Dawson DA, Darby S, Hunter FM, Krupa AP, Jones IL, Burke T (2001) A critique of CHD-based molecular sexing protocols illustrated by a Z-chromosome polymorphism detected in auklets. Molecular Ecology Notes, 1, 201–204.

Foster KR & Ratnieks FLW (2001) Convergent evolution of worker policing by egg eating in the honey bee and common wasp. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 268, 169–174.

Hatchwell BJ, Anderson C, Ross DJ, Fowlie MK, Blackwell PG (2001) Social organisation of cooperatively breeding long-tailed tits: kinship and spatial dynamics. Journal of Animal Ecology, 70, 820–830.

Hatchwell BJ, Ross DJ, Fowlie MK, McGowan A (2001) Kin discrimination in cooperatively breeding long-tailed tits. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 268, 885–890.

Leech DI, Hartley IR, Stewart IRK, Griffith SC, Burke T (2001) No effect of parental quality or extrapair paternity on brood sex ratio in the blue tit (Parus caeruleus). Behavioral Ecology, 12, 674–680.

Nicholls EH, Burke T, Birkhead TR (2001) Ejaculate allocation by male sand martins, Riparia riparia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 268, 1265–1270.

Russell AF & Hatchwell BJ (2001) Experimental evidence for kin-biased helping in a cooperatively breeding vertebrate. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 268, 2169–2174.


Cunningham EJA & Russell AK (2000) Egg investment is influenced by male attractiveness in the mallard. Nature, 404, 74–77.

*Dawson DA, Hanotte O, Greig C, Stewart IRK, Burke T (2000) Polymorphic microsatellites in the blue tit Parus caeruleus and their cross-species utility in 20 songbird families. Molecular Ecology, 9, 1941–1944.

Foster KR & Ratnieks FLW (2000) Facultative worker policing in a social wasp. Nature, 407, 692–693.

*Richardson DS, Jury FL, Dawson DA, Salgueiro P, Komdeur J, Burke T (2000) Fifty Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis) microsatellite loci polymorphic in Sylviidae species and their cross-species amplification in other passerine birds. Molecular Ecology, 9, 2226–2231.


*Griffith SC, Stewart IRK, Dawson DA, Owens IPF, Burke T (1999) Contrasting levels of extra-pair paternity in mainland and island populations of the house sparrow (Passer domesticus): is there an 'island effect'? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 68, 303–316.

*McConnell SKJ, Dawson DA, Wardle A, Burke T (1999) The isolation and mapping of 19 tetranucleotide microsatellite markers in the chicken. Animal Genetics, 30, 183–189.

*Morisson M, Plisson-Petit F, Dawson D, Pitel F, Gellin J, Burke T, Vignal A (1999) 33 novel characterised chicken microsatellite loci : 20 new locations on reference maps. Animal Genetics, 30, 391–393.

*Wardle A, Dawson D, Gibbs M, Parham A, Burke T (1999) Further development of chicken microsatellite loci: 21 markers mapped. Animal Genetics, 30, 225–244.


*Dawson D, McConnell S, Wardle A, Gibbs M, Burke T (1998) Characterizaton and mapping of fifteen novel chicken microsatellite loci. Animal Genetics, 29, 159–160.

*Martinez JG, Burke T, Dawson D, Soler JJ, Moller AP (1998) Microsatellite typing reveals mating patterns in the brood parasitic great spotted cuckoo (Clamator glandarius). Molecular Ecology, 7, 289–298.


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