ACCE Student Publications

ACCE Students publications

Probert, J., Parr, C. L., Holdo, R. M., Anderson, T. M., Archibald, S., Courtney Mustaphi, C. J., Dobson, A. P., Donaldson, J. E., Hempson, G. P., Morrison, T. A., and Beale, C. M. (2019) Anthropogenic modifications to fire regimes in the wider Serengeti‐Mara ecosystem. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.14711

Veldhuis, M. P., Ritchie, M., Ogutu, J. O., Beale, C. M., Estes, A., Hopcraft, J. C., Morrison, T. A., Mwakilema, W., Ojwang, G. O., Parr, C. L., Probert, J. R., Wargute, P. W. and Olff, H. (2019) The Serengeti squeeze: cross-boundary human impacts compromise an iconic protected ecosystem. Science. doi: 10.1126/science.aav0564

Dominic D R Burns, Jon W Pitchford, Catherine L Parr, Daniel W Franks, Elva J H Robinson, The costs and benefits of decentralization and centralization of ant colonies, Behavioral Ecology, 2019, arz138,

Stephanie M Harris, Sebastien Descamps, Lynne U Sneddon, Philip Bertrand, Olivier Chastel, Samantha C Patrick (2019) Personality predicts foraging site fidelity and trip repeatability in a marine predator. Journal of Animal Ecology. 2019; 00: 1– 12. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.13106

Senior, RA., JK. Hill, D. Edwards, Global loss of climate connectivity in tropical forests (2019). Nature Climate Change, vol 9, Aug 2019, 623-626.

Adam, T., CA Griffiths, V Leos‐Barajas, EN Meese, CG Lowe, PG Blackwell, D Righton, R Langrock (2019). Joint modelling of multi‐scale animal movement data using hierarchical hidden Markov models, Methods Ecol Evol. 2019; 00:1–15, June 2019 http://

Askew, A.J., E. Russell. (2019). A new Middle Devonian chitinozoan assemblage from northern Iberia, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, v.268, Sep 2019, pp 72-87.

Dunn, R.E, S.Wanless, JA. Green, MP. Harris, F.Daunt. (2019). Effects of body size, sex, parental care and moult strategies on auk diving behaviour outside the breeding season, Journal of Avian Biology, May 2019,

Askew, A., (2019). An endemic microphytoplankton assemblage from Middle Devonian Iberia and its paleogeographical significance,
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, April 2019,

Lewington, E.L.M., S.J.Livingstone, A.J. Sole, C.D. Clark, F.S.L. Ng (2019). An automated method for mapping geomorphological expressions of former subglacial meltwater pathways (hummock corridors) from high-resolution digital elevation data, Apr 2019,

Senar, J. C., J. G. Carrillo-Ortiz, A. Ortega-Segalerva, F. S. E. Dawson Pell, J. Pascual, L. Arroyo, D. Mazzoni, T. Montalvo, and B. J. Hatchwell. (2019).The reproductive capacity of Monk Parakeets Myiopsitta monachus is higher in their invasive range. Bird Study (2019): 1-5.

Hicks, O., S J. Burthe, F. Daunt, M. Newell, O. Chastel, Ch. Parenteau, JA. Green, (2018). The role of parasitism in the energy management of a free-ranging bird, Journal of Experimental Biology (2018) 221, DOI:10.1242/jeb.190066

Halsey, LG., JA. Green, SD. Twiss, W. Arnold, SJ. Burthe, PJ. Butler, SJ. Cooke, D.Grémillet, T. Ruf, O. Hicks, KJ. Minta, TS. Prystay, C. A. F. Wascher, V. Careau, (2018). Flexibility, variability and constraint in energy management patterns across vertebrate taxa revealed by long‐term heart rate measurements, Functional Ecology, vol 33 (2), pp 260-272.

Askew, AJ., Wellman, CH., (2018). An endemic flora of dispersed spores from the Middle Devonian of Iberia, Papers in Palaeontology, 2018,

Brien, M., Romero, J. E., Parnell, A., Salazar, P., Morochz, C., Chalá, D., Bainbridge, H., Zinn, T., Curran, E., Nadeau, N., (2018). Phenotypic variation in Heliconius erato crosses shows that iridescent structural colour is sex-linked and controlled by multiple genes. Interface Focus, 

Trevail, A. M.,  Green, J. A., Sharples, J., Polton, J.A., Arnould, J.P. Y.,  Patrick, S.C., (2018). Environmental heterogeneity amplifies behavioural response to a temporal cycle, OIKOS,

Howells, R.J., Burthe, S.J., Green, J.A. et al. (2018). Pronounced long-term trends in year-round diet composition of the European shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis, Mar Biol, 165: 188.

Cooper, R., A Thiery, AG Fletcher, D Delbarre, L Rasch, G Fraser (2018). An ancient Turing-like patterning mechanism regulates skin denticle development in sharks, Science Advances, 4 (11), DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau5484

Dawson Pell, F. S., Potvin, D. A., Ratnayake, C. P., Fernández-Juricic, E., Magrath, R. D., & Radford, A. N. (2018). Birds orient their heads appropriately in response to functionally referential alarm calls of heterospecifics. Animal Behaviour, 140, 109-118.

Heys C, Lizé A, Colinet H, Price T.A.R.P, Prescott M, Ingleby F, Lewis Z. (2018). Microbiota counteracts male outbreeding strategy by inhibiting sexual signalling in females. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 6:29.

Falcini, FAM, D., Rippin, M. Krabbendam, K. Selby, (2018). Quantifying bed roughness beneath contemporary and palaeo-ice streams, Journal of Glaciology (2018), 1 – 13,

Heys C, Lizé A, Blow F, White L, Darby A, Lewis Z. (2018). The effect of gut microbiota elimination in Drosophila melanogaster:  A how-to guide for host-microbiome studies. Ecology and Evolution, 00:1–12.

Garlovsky, MD, RR Snook, (2018). Persistent postmating, prezygotic reproductive isolation between populations. Ecology and Evolution, 8, Issue 17, 9062-9073

 Whitlock, SE, MG Pereira, RF Shore, J Lane, KE Arnold, (2018). Environmentally relevant exposure to an antidepressant alters courtship behaviours in a songbird. Chemosphere 211, 17-24.

St Clair, J. J. H, Klump, B. C., Sugasawa, S., Higgott, C. G., Colegrave, N., and Rutz, C., (2018). Hook innovation boosts foraging efficiency in tool-using crows. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2, 441-444.

Griffiths, CA, Patterson, TA, Blanchard, JL, et al. Scaling marine fish movement behaviour from individuals to populations. Ecol Evol (2018); 00:1–13.

Coombes, H.A., Stockley, P. & Hurst, J.L. Female Chemical Signalling Underlying Reproduction in Mammals. J Chem Ecol (2018).

Maskrey, D. K., White, S. J., Wilson, A. J., & Houslay, T. M. (2018). Who dares does not always win: risk-averse rockpool prawns are better at controlling a limited food resource. Animal Behaviour, 140, 187-197.

DunnR.E., White, C.R. & Green J.A. A model to estimate seabird field metabolic rates. Biology Letters, 14, June 2018.

Hicks, O.,, SJ. Burthe, F. Daunt, M. Newell, A. Butler, M. Ito, K. Sato and JA. Green. The energetic cost of parasitism in a wild population. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285, May 2018.

Parnell, JE. Bradford, EV. Curran, AL. Washington, G Adams, MN. Brien, SL. Burg, C Morochz, J. PA. Fairclough, P Vukusic, SJ. Martin, S Doak, NJ. Nadeau. Wing scale ultrastructure underlying convergent and divergent iridescent colours in mimetic Heliconius butterflies, J. Royal Soc. Interface, 15 (141), April 2018. DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2017.0948 

Leedale, AE., SP Sharp, M Simeoni,  EJH Robinson  BJ Hatchwell, 2018. Fine‐scale genetic structure and helping decisions in a cooperatively breeding bird, Molecular Ecology,

Stevenson, C., JPJ Hall, MA Brockhurst, E Harrison, 2018. Plasmid stability is enhanced by higher-frequency pulses of positive selection, 2018. Proceeding of the Royal Society B 285 (1870), DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2497

Beale, C. M., Courtney Mustaphi, C. J., Morrison, T. A., Archibald, S. , Anderson, T. M., Dobson, A. P., Donaldson, J. E., Hempson, G. P., Probert, J. , Parr, C. L. and Mayfield, M.,2018, Pyrodiversity interacts with rainfall to increase bird and mammal richness in African savannas. Ecol Lett, 21: 557-567. DOI:1111/ele.12921

Spikins, P., Scott, C., & Wright, B., 2018. How Do We Explain‛ Autistic Traits’ in European Upper Palaeolithic Art?. Open Archaeology, 4(1), 262-279.

Cooper, RL., KJ Martin, LJ Rasch, GJ Fraser, 2017. Developing an ancient epithelial appendage: FGF signalling regulates early tail denticle formation in sharks, EvoDevo 8 (1), 8; DOI:10.1186/s13227-017-0071-0

Walsh B, Heys C, Lewis Z. (2017). Gut microbiota influences female choice and fecundity in the nuptial gift-giving species, Drosophila subobscura (Diptera: Drosophilidae). European Journal of Entomology, 114:439-445.DOI: 10.14411/eje.2017.056

Antwis R.E. [et al, including Heys C]. (2017). Fifty important research questions in microbial ecology. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 1:93-95.DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fix044

Spikins, P., Wright, B., & Scott, C. (2017). Autism spectrum conditions affect preferences in valued personal possessions.

Hempson, G. P., Parr, C. L., Archibald, S., Anderson, T. M., Mustaphi, C. J., Dobson, A. P., Donaldson, J. E., Morrison, T. A., Probert, J. and Beale, C. M. (2017), Continent‐level drivers of African pyrodiversity. Ecography. DOI:1111/ecog.03109

Macaulay, S., JR Hutchinson, KT Bates, 2017. A quantitative evaluation of physical and digital approaches to the centre of mass estimation, Journal of Anatomy 231 (5), 758-775; DOI: 10.1111/joa.12667

Senior, RA., JK Hill, S Benedick, DP Edwards, 2017. Tropical forests are thermally buffered despite intensive selective logging, Global Change Biology 24 (3), 1267–1278, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13914

Senior, RA., JK Hill, P González del Pliego, LK Goode, DP Edwards, 2017. A pantropical analysis of the impacts of forest degradation and conversion on local temperature, Ecology and Evolution 7 (19), 7897-7908; DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3262

Bateman, MD., G Rushby, S Stein, RA Ashurst, D Stevenson, JM Jones, WR Gehrels, 2018. Can sand dunes be used to study historic storm events? Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 43, 779-790; DOI: 10.1002/esp.4255

Stevenson, C., JP Hall, E Harrison, A Wood, MA Brockhurst. 2017 Gene mobility promotes the spread of resistance in bacterial populations, The ISME Journal 11 (8), 1930-1932; DOI: 1038/ismej.2017.42

Goh, C, ML Blanchard, RH Crompton, MM Gunther, S Macaulay, KT Bates, 2017. A 3D musculoskeletal model of the western lowland gorilla hind limb: moment arms and torque of the hip, knee and ankle, Journal of Anatomy 231 (4), 568–584,  DOI: 10.1111/joa.12651

Thiery, AP., T Shono, D Kurokawa, R Britz, Z Johanson, GJ Fraser, 2017. Spatially restricted dental regeneration drives pufferfish beak development, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 (22), E4425-E4434; org/10.1073/pnas.1702909114

Hicks, O., S Burthe, F Daunt, A Butler, C Bishop, JA Green Validating accelerometry estimates of energy expenditure across behaviours using heart rate data in a free-living seabird, Journal of Experimental Biology 220 (10), 1875-1881; DOI: 10.1242/jeb.152710

Everett, JD., ME. Baird, P. Buchanan, C. Bulman, C. Davies, R Downie, C Griffiths, R. Heneghan, RJ. Kloser, L. Laiolo, A. Lara-Lopez, H. Lozano-Montes, RJ. Matear, F. McEnnult, B. Robson, W. Rochester, J. Skerratt, JA. Smith, J. Strzelecki, IM. Suthers, KM. Swadling, P. van Ruth, AJ. Richardson, 2017 Modeling What We Sample and Sampling What We Model: Challenges for Zooplankton Model Assessment Front. Mar. Sci. 4 (77) DOI10.3389/fmars.2017.00077

Peters, AE., E Comerford, S Macaulay, KT Bates, R Akhtar, 2017. Micromechanical properties of canine femoral articular cartilage following multiple freeze-thaw cycles, Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials 71, 114-121

Cooney, CR, JA Bright, EJR Capp, AM Chira, EC Hughes, CJA Moody, LO Nouri, ZK Varley, GH Thomas, 2017 Mega-evolutionary dynamics of the adaptive radiation of birds, Nature 542 (7641), 344-347; DOI: 10.1038/nature21074

Bjerke, J. W., Treharne, R., Vikhamar-Schuler, D., Karlsen, S. R …Understanding the drivers of extensive plant damage in boreal and Arctic ecosystems: Insights from field surveys in the aftermath of damage, Science of the Total Environment, 1965-1976; DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.05.050

Howells, RJ, Burthe, JA. Green, MP. Harris, MA. Newell, A. Butler, DG. Johns, EJ. Carnell, S. Wanless, F. Daunt, 2017. From days to decades: short- and long-term variation in environmental conditions, Marine Ecology Progress Series 583, 227-242;

Wright, RCT., MA Brockhurst, E Harrison, 2016. Ecological conditions determine extinction risk in co-evolving bacteria-phage populations BMC Evolutionary Biology 16 (227); DOI: 10.1186/s12862-016-0808-8

Edgar, G.J., Bates, A.E., Bird, A.H.Jones, S. Kininmonth, RD. Stuart-Smith, TJ. Webb , 2016. New Approaches to Marine Conservation Through the Scaling Up of Ecological Data. Annual Review of Marine Science, 8. pp. 435-461. ISSN 1941-1405

Ryan, L.J., J.A. Green, S.G. Dodd, 2015. Weather conditions and conspecific density influence survival of overwintering Dunlin Calidris Alpina in North Wales, J Bird Study, 63 (1) 1-9; DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2015.1077778

Verspoor R.L, Heys C, Price T.A.R.P. (2015). Dyeing insects for behavioural assays: the mating behaviour of anaesthetised Drosophila. Journal of Visualised Experiments,98, DOI:10.3791/52645

KT Bates, PL Falkingham, S Macaulay, C Brassey, SCR Maidment, 2015. Downsizing a giant: re-evaluating Dreadnoughtus body mass, Biology Letters, 11 (6); DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0215

Lizé A, Price T.A.R.P, Heys C, Lewis Z, Hurst GDD. (2014). Extreme cost of rivalry in a monandrous species: male-male interactions result in failure to acquire mates and reduced longevity. Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B. 281: 20140631.

Lewis Z, Heys C, Prescott M, Lizé A. (2014). You are what you eat: gut microbiota determines kin recognition in Drosophila. Gut Microbes, 5:541-3.

Public articles:

Environmental research web

Logged forests still offer refuge for endangered tropical species by Alexander Askew

IOP Publishing, Physicsworld, Climate Research update, Nov 2018

Vegetation ‘browning’ threatens Arctic carbon balance by Alexander Askew


Climate change link to decline in seabirds’ food source – based on Rich Howells study.