Scientific Publications

Between August 2016 and July 2017, there were  33  publication in peer-reviews journals or books by our students.

  • Maher K. H., Eberhart-Phillips L. J., Kosztolányi A., dos Remedios N., Carmona-Isunza M. C., Cruz-López M., Zefania S, St Clair J. J. H., AlRashidi M., Weston M. A., Serrano-Meneses M. A., Krüger O., Hoffman J. I., Székely T., Burke T., and Küpper C. High fidelity: extra-pair fertilisations in eight Charadrius plover species are not associated with parental relatedness or social mating system. Journal of Avian Biology. 2017. DOI: 10.1111/jav.01263
  • D’Urban Jackson J., dos Remedios N., Maher K. H., Zefania S., Haig S., Oyler-McCance S., Blomqvist D., Burke T., Bruford M. W., Székely T., and Küpper C. Polygamy slows down population divergence in shorebirds. Evolution. 2017. 71:1313-1326. DOI: 10.1111/evo.13212
  • Gregory T., Joy K. H., Strekopytov S. and Curran N. M. (2017) Geochemistry and petrology of howardite Miller Range 11100: A lithologically diverse piece of the Vestan regolith. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 52, 206–224. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12782
  • Pennance, Tom, et al. “Urogenital schistosomiasis transmission on Unguja Island, Zanzibar: characterisation of persistent hot-spots.” Parasites & vectors 9.1 (2016): 646. Léger, E., Garba, A., Hamidou, A. A., Webster, B. L., Pennance, T., Rollinson, D., & Webster, J. P. (2016). Introgressed animal schistosomes Schistosoma curassoni and S. bovis naturally infecting humans. Emerging infectious diseases, 22(12), 2212.
  • Synergistic impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation on model ecosystems LJ Bartlett, T Newbold, DW Purves, DP Tittensor, MBJ Harfoot  R. Soc. B 283 (1839), 20161027
  • New, S.L., Belcher, C.M., Hudspith, V.A. & Gallego-Sala, A.V. (2016): Holocene fire history: can evidence of peat burning be found in the palaeo-archive? Mires and Peat, 18(26), 1-11. (Online:; 10.19189/MaP.2016.OMB.219
  • Smithwick, F.M., Mayr, G., Saitta, E.T., Benton, M.J. and Vinther, J., 2017. On the purported presence of fossilized collagen fibres in an ichthyosaur and a theropod dinosaur. Palaeontology, 60(3), pp.409-422. DOI: 10.1111/pala.12292
  • Windsor, F.M., Ormerod, S.J. & Tyler, C.R. (2017). Endocrine disruption in aquatic ecosystems: Upscaling research for addressing ecological consequences. Biological Reviews. Online Early Version. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12360
  • Sands, B., Wall, R. (2016) Dung beetles reduce livestock gastrointestinal parasites availability on pasture. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12821
  • Nelms SE, Coombes C, Foster LC, Galloway TS, Godley BJ, Lindeque PK, Witt MJ (2017) Marine anthropogenic litter on British beaches: A 10-year nationwide assessment using citizen science data. Science of the Total Environment DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.137
  • James P. Duffy1±, Andrew M. Cunliffe2±, Leon DeBell1, Chris Sandbrook3,4, Serge A. Wich5,6, Jamie D. Shutler7, Isla H. Myers-Smith2, Miguel R. Varela8 & Karen Anderson1 Accepted in Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation.
  • Duffy JP, Anderson K (2016) A 21st-century renaissance of kites as platforms for proximal sensing. Prog Phys Geogr 40:352–361. doi: 10.1177/0309133316641810 Location, location, location: Considerations when using lightweight drones in challenging environments
  • Smith JA 2016 Investigating the seasonal trends in invertebrate abundance in Coedy-Bedw and their impacts on Pied Flycatchers. WTSWW Research Report
  • Coppock, R.L., Cole, M., Lindeque, P.K., Queirós, A.M., Galloway, T.S., 2017. A small-scale , portable method for extracting microplastics from marine sediments. Environ. Pollut. 230, 829–837. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2017.07.017
  • Elsler, A.; Benton, M. J.; Ruta, M. & Dunhill, A. Macroevolution of parareptiles Progressive Palaeontology. Oxford 2016. 19th–22nd May 2016. Abstract Booklet, University of Oxford, 2016, 21
  • Elsler, A.; Benton, M. J.; Ruta, M. & Dunhill, A. M. Body size evolution in major amniote clades during the late Palaeozoic–Early Mesozoic The Palaeontological Association. 60th Annual Meeting. 14th–17th December 2016. Programme, Abstracts and AGM papers, Palaeontological Association, 2016, 73-74
  • Elsler, A. & Kriwet, J. Holwerda, F.; Madern, A.; Voeten, D.; van Heteren, A.; Meijer, H. & den Ouden, N. (Ed.) A new specimen of Othnielosaurus consors XIV Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, 6-10 July 2016, Programme and Abstract Book, 2016, 214
  • Elsler, A.; Benton, M. J.; Ruta, M. & Dunhill, A. Holwerda, F.; Madern, A.; Voeten, D.; van Heteren, A.; Meijer, H. & den Ouden, N. (Ed.) Diversity and body size evolution in Parareptilia XIV Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, 6-10 July 2016, Programme and Abstract Book, 2016, 101
  • Elsler, A.; Benton, M. J.; Ruta, M. & Dunhill, A. Macroevolution of Parareptilia SVP Program and Abstracts Book, 2016, 130
  • POSTnote “Rising Sea Levels” (  2) POSTbrief “Projecting Future Sea Level Rise” (



  • MDSG abstract published DOI: 10.1080/03717453.2017.1306278
  • Eberhart-Phillips L. J., Küpper C., Miller T. E. X., Cruz-López M., Maher K. H., dos Remedios N., Stoffel M. A., Hoffman J. I., Krüger O., and Székely T. Sex-specific early survival drives adult sex ratio bias in snowy plovers and impacts mating system and population growth. PNAS. 2017. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1620043114
  • Re‐evaluating strategies for pollinator‐dependent crops: How useful is parthenocarpy? JL Knapp, LJ Bartlett, JL Osborne  Journal of Applied Ecology    2              2016
  • Article in COMET Annual Report 2016 – 2017 (Research Highlights)
  • Bach Lydia L., Freer Jennifer J., Kamenos Nicholas A (2017) In situ Response of Tropical Coralline Algae to a Novel Thermal Regime, Frontiers in Marine Science, 4:212.     DOI=10.3389/fmars.2017.00212
  • Newsham, K.K., Eidesen, P.B., Davey, M.L., Axelsen, J., Courtecuisse, E., Flintrop, C., Johansson, A.G., Kiepert, M., Larsen, S.E., Lorberau, K.E.,   Maurset, M., McQuilkin J., Misiak,M., Pop, A., Thompson, S. and Read,  J., 2017. Arbuscular mycorrhizas are present on Spitsbergen.   Mycorrhiza, pp.1-7.
  • Carmichael, M.J., Inglis, G.N., Badger, M.P.S., Naafs, B.D.A., Behrooz, L., Remmelzwaal, S., Monteiro, F.M., Rohrssen, M., Farnsworth, A., Buss, H.L., Dickson, A.J., Valdes, P.J., Lunt, D.J., Pancost, R.D., in review. Hydrological and associated biogeochemical consequences of rapid global warming during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. Global and Planetary Change.
  • Suggitt, A. et al. [23 co-authors, inc. Stewart, J.E.] (2017). Conducting robust ecological analyses with climate data. Oikos doi: 10.1111/oik.04203 Publications based on a previous job:  Knolle, F., McBride, S.D., Stewart, J.E. et al. (2017). A stop-signal task for sheep: introduction and validation of a direct measure for the stop-signal reaction time. Animal Cognition doi:10.1007/s10071-017-1085-7
  • Perentos, N., Nicol A.U., Martins, A.Q., Stewart, J.E. et al. (2017). Techniques for chronic monitoring of brain activity in freely moving sheep using wireless EEG recording. Journal of Neuroscience Methods doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2016.11.010
  • Cunliffe AM, Anderson K, Debell L, Duffy JP (2017) A UK Civil Aviation Authority ( CAA ) -approved operations manual for safe deployment of lightweight drones in research. Int J Remote Sens 38:2737–2744. doi: 10.1080/01431161.2017.1286059
  • O’Reilly, Joseph E., et al. “Bayesian methods outperform parsimony but at the expense of precision in the estimation of phylogeny from discrete morphological data.” Biology letters 12.4 (2016): 20160081.
  • Puttick, Mark N., et al. “Uncertain-tree: discriminating among competing approaches to the phylogenetic analysis of phenotype data.” Proc. R. Soc. B. Vol. 284. No. 1846. The Royal Society, 2017.
  • Moretti et al. (2016), “SISMIKO: emergency network deployment and data sharing for the 2016 central Italy seismic sequence.” Annals of Geophysics, 59, Fast track 5, DOI: 10.4401/ag- 7212



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