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Publications:  Dr Robert Knell

O'Sullivan JD, Knell RJ, Rossberg AG(2019). Metacommunity-scale biodiversity regulation and the self-organised emergence of macroecological patterns (vol 22, pg 1428, 2019). Ecology Letters vol. 22, (12) 2168-2168.
Parrett JM, Mann DJ, Chung AYC, Slade EM, Knell RJ(2019). Sexual selection predicts the persistence of populations within altered environments. Ecology Letters vol. 22, (10) 1629-1637.
O'Sullivan JD, Knell RJ, Rossberg AG(2019). Metacommunity-scale biodiversity regulation and the self-organised emergence of macroecological patterns. Ecol Lett
Laughton AM, Knell RJ(2019). Warming at the population level: Effects on age structure, density, and generation cycles. Ecol Evol vol. 9, (8) 4403-4420.
O¿Brien DM, Allen CE, Van Kleeck MJ, HONE DWE, KNELL R, KNAPP A, Christiansen S, Emlen D(2018). On the evolution of extreme structures: static scaling and the function of sexually selected signals. Animal Behaviour
PARRETT JM, KNELL RJ(2018). The effect of sexual selection on adaptation and extinction under increasing temperatures. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences vol. 285, Article 20180303,
KNAPP A, KNELL R, Farke A, Loewen M, HONE DWE(2018). Patterns of divergence in the morphology of ceratopsian dinosaurs: sympatry is not a driver of ornament evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B
Thorburn DMJ, Knell RJ, Parrett JM(2018). Sperm morph and remating frequency in the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella. Biology Letters vol. 14, (8)
Matsomoto K, KNELL RJ(2017). Diverse and complex male polymorphisms in Odontolabis stag beetles (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Scientific Reports vol. 7, Article 16733,
KNELL RJ, Martínez-Ruiz C(2017). Selective harvest focused on sexual signal traits can lead to extinction under directional environmental change. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Laughton AM, O'Connor CO, Knell RJ(2017). Responses to a warming world: Integrating life history, immune investment, and pathogen resistance in a model insect species. Ecology and Evolution vol. 7, 9699-9710.
Littlefair JE, Knell RJ(2016). Within- and Trans-Generational Effects of Variation in Dietary Macronutrient Content on Life-History Traits in the Moth Plodia interpunctella. PLoS One vol. 11, (12) e0168869-e0168869.
KNELL RJ, Martinez-Ruiz C(2016). Sexual selection can both increase and decrease extinction probability: reconciling demographic and evolutionary factors. Journal of Animal Ecology
Littlefair JE, Laughton A, KNELL RJ(2016). Maternal pathogen exposure causes diet- and pathogen-specific transgenerational costs. OIKOS
Littlefair JE, Nunn KA, Knell RJ(2016). The development of a synthetic diet for investigating the effects of macronutrients on the development of Plodia interpunctella. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata vol. 159, (3) 305-310.
Knell RJ, Thackeray SJ(2016). Voltinism and resilience to climate-induced phenological mismatch. Climatic Change: an interdisciplinary, international journal devoted to the description, causes and implications of climatic change vol. 137, (3-4) 525-539.
Pastok D, Hoare MJ, Ryder JJ, Boots M, Knell RJ, Atkinson D, Hurst GDD(2016). The role of host phenology in determining the incidence of an insect sexually transmitted infection. Oikos vol. 125, (5) 636-643.
Guignard MS, Nichols RA, Knell RJ, Macdonald A, Romila C-A, Trimmer M, Leitch IJ, LEITCH AR(2016). Genome size and ploidy influence angiosperm species’ biomass under nitrogen and phosphorus limitation. New Phytologist
Hone DWE, Wood D, Knell RJ(2016). Positive allometry for exaggerated structures in the ceratopsian dinosaur Protoceratops andrewsi supports socio-sexual signaling. PALAEONTOLOGIA ELECTRONICA vol. 19, (1) Article ARTN 5A,
Reaney LT, Knell RJ(2015). Building a beetle: How larval environment leads to adult performance in a horned beetle. PLoS ONE vol. 10, (8)
Ryder JJ, Hoare M-J, Pastok D, Bottery M, Boots M, Fenton A, Atkinson D, Knell RJ et al.(2014). Disease epidemiology in arthropods is altered by the presence of nonprotective symbionts. Am Nat vol. 183, (3) E89-104.
Martinez-Levasseur LM, Gendron D, Knell RJ, Acevedo-Whitehouse K(2013). Control and target gene selection for studies on UV-induced genotoxicity in whales. BMC Res Notes vol. 6,
Faruk A, Belabut D, Ahmad N, Knell RJ, Garner TWJ(2013). Effects of oil-palm plantations on diversity of tropical anurans. Conserv Biol vol. 27, (3) 615-624.
Knell RJ, Naish D, Tomkins JL, Hone DWE(2013). Is sexual selection defined by dimorphism alone? A reply to Padian and Horner. Trends Ecol Evol vol. 28, (5) 250-251.
Knell R(2013). Introductory R: A Beginner's Guide to Data Visualisation and Analysis using R. Knell
Knell RJ, Naish D, Tomkins JL, Hone DWE(2013). Sexual selection in prehistoric animals: detection and implications. Trends Ecol Evol vol. 28, (1) 38-47.
Ryder JJ, Pastok D, Hoare MJ, Bottery MJ, Boots M, KNELL RJ, Atkinson D, Hurst GDD(2013). Spatial variation in food supply, mating behavior, and sexually transmitted disease epidemics. Behavioral Ecology vol. 24, (3) 723-729.
Martinez-Levasseur LM, Birch-Machin MA, Bowman A, Gendron D, Weatherhead E, Knell RJ, Acevedo-Whitehouse K(2013). Whales use distinct strategies to counteract solar ultraviolet radiation. Sci Rep vol. 3,
Stevenson MD, Rossmo DK, Knell RJ, Le Comber SC(2012). Geographic profiling as a novel spatial tool for targeting the control of invasive species. Ecography vol. 35, (8) 704-715.
Triggs AM, Knell RJ(2012). Interactions between environmental variables determine immunity in the Indian meal moth Plodia interpunctella. Journal of Animal Ecology vol. 81, (2) 386-394.
Stevenson MD, Rossmo K, Knell RJ, LeComber SC(2012). Geographic profiling as a novel spatial tool for targeting the control of invasive species. Ecography vol. 35, (8) 704-715.
Triggs AM, KNELL RJ(2012). Parental diet has strong transgenerational effects on offspring immunity. Functional Ecology vol. 26, (6) 1409-1417.
Martinez-Levasseur LM, Gendron D, Knell RJ, O'Toole EA, Singh M, Acevedo-Whitehouse K(2011). Acute sun damage and photoprotective responses in whales. Proc Biol Sci vol. 278, (1711) 1581-1586.
KNELL R(2011). Male contest competition and the evolution of weapons. Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles, Editors: Simmons, LW, Ridsdill-Smith, TJ, Wiley-Blackwell
Martinez-Levasseur LM, Gendron D, Knell RJ, O'Toole EA, Singh M, Acevedo-Whitehouse K(2011). Acute sun damage and photoprotective responses in whales. Proceedings of the Royal Society B vol. 278, (1711) 1581-1586.
Knell RJ, Sampson S(2011). Bizarre structures in dinosaurs: species recognition or sexual selection? A response to Padian and Horner. J ZOOL vol. 283, (1) 18-22.
Reaney LT, Knell RJ(2010). Immune activation but not male quality affects female current reproductive investment in a dung beetle. BEHAV ECOL vol. 21, (6) 1367-1372.
Staves PA, Knell RJ(2010). Virulence and competitiveness: testing the relationship during inter- and intraspecific mixed infections. Evolution vol. 64, (9) 2643-2652.
Knell RJ, Simmons LW(2010). Mating tactics determine patterns of condition dependence in a dimorphic horned beetle. Proc Biol Sci vol. 277, (1692) 2347-2353.
Knell RJ(2009). Population density and the evolution of male aggression. J ZOOL vol. 278, (2) 83-90.
Knell RJ(2009). On the analysis of non-linear allometries. ECOL ENTOMOL vol. 34, (1) 1-11.
Pomfret JC, Knell RJ(2008). Crowding, sex ratio and horn evolution in a South African beetle community. P R SOC B vol. 275, (1632) 315-321.
Ryder JJ, Miller MR, White A, Knell RJ, Boots M(2007). Host-parasite population dynamics under combined frequency- and density-dependent transmission. OIKOS vol. 116, (12) 2017-2026.
Ryder JJ, Hathway J, Knell RJ(2007). Constraints on parasite fecundity and transmission in an insect-STD system. OIKOS vol. 116, (4) 578-584.
Knell RJ(2006). New gene, new disease. HEREDITY vol. 97, (5) 315-315.
Pomfret JC, Knell RJ(2006). Immunity and the expression of a secondary sexual trait in a horned beetle. BEHAV ECOL vol. 17, (3) 466-472.
Pomfret JC, Knell RJ(2006). Sexual selection and horn allometry in the dung beetle Euoniticellus intermedius. ANIM BEHAV vol. 71, 567-576.
Ryder JJ, Webberley KM, Boots M, Knell RJ(2005). Measuring the transmission dynamics of a sexually transmitted disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A vol. 102, (42) 15140-15143.
Lailvaux SP, Hathway J, Pomfret J, Knell RJ(2005). Horn size predicts physical performance in the beetle Euoniticellus intermedius (Coleoptera : Scarabaeidae). FUNCT ECOL vol. 19, (4) 632-639.
Knell RJ, Fortey RA(2005). Trilobite spines and beetle horns: sexual selection in the Palaeozoic?. Biol Lett vol. 1, (2) 196-199.
Knell RJ, Webberley KM(2004). Sexually transmitted diseases of insects: distribution, evolution, ecology and host behaviour. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc vol. 79, (3) 557-581.
Knell RJ(2004). Syphilis in Renaissance Europe: rapid evolution of an introduced sexually transmitted disease?. P ROY SOC LOND B BIO vol. 271, S174-S176.
Knell RJ(2004). Syphilis in renaissance europe: Rapid evolution of an introduced sexually transmitted disease?. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences vol. 271, (SUPPL. 4)
Knell RJ, Pomfret JC, Tomkins JL(2004). The limits of elaboration: curved allometries reveal the constraints on mandible size in stag beetles. P ROY SOC LOND B BIO vol. 271, (1538) 523-528.
Al-khairulla H, Warburton D, Knell RJ(2003). Do the eyestalks of female diopsid flies have a function in intrasexual aggressive encounters?. J INSECT BEHAV vol. 16, (5) 679-686.
Wilson K, Knell R, Boots M, Koch-Osborne J(2003). Group living and investment in immune defence: an interspecific analysis. J ANIM ECOL vol. 72, (1) 133-143.
Boots M, Knell RJ(2002). The evolution of risky behaviour in the presence of a sexually transmitted disease. P ROY SOC LOND B BIO vol. 269, (1491) 585-589.
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