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Publications: Dr Robert Knell

Knapp A, Knell RJ, Hone DWE ( 2021 ) . Three-dimensional geometric morphometric analysis of the skull of Protoceratops andrewsi supports a socio-sexual signalling role for the ceratopsian frill . Proc Biol Sci vol. 288 , ( 1944 )
Cooke J, Araya Y, Bacon KL, Bagniewska JM, Batty LC, Bishop TR, Burns M, Charalambous M et al. ( 2020 ) . Teaching and learning in ecology: a horizon scan of emerging challenges and solutions . OIKOS vol. 130 , ( 1 ) 15 - 28 .
Nicholson DJ, Logan ML, Mcmillan WO, Garner TWJ, Knell RJ ( 2020 ) . Population dynamics and morphological change after experimental colonization of a novel environment . INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY . vol. 60 , E174 - E174 .
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 .
Ashby B, Jones JE, Knell RJ, Hurst GDD ( 2019 ) . Sexually transmitted infections in natural populations: What have we learnt from beetles and beyond? . Wildlife Disease Ecology: Linking Theory to Data and Application ,
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 .