Lab publications (2000-present)
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Hossie, T.J. and Sherratt, T.N. (in press) Eyespots interact with body colour to protect caterpillar-like prey from avian predators. Animal Behaviour.
Speed M.P., Ruxton G.D., Mappes J. & Sherratt, T.N. (online early). Why are defensive toxins so variable? An evolutionary perspective. Biological Reviews.
Mesterton-Gibbons M. & Sherratt, T.N. (online early). Divide and conquer: when and how should competitors share? Evolutionary Ecology.
Mesterton-Gibbons, M. & Sherratt T.N. (in press). Signalling victory to ensure dominance: a continuous model. Annals of the International Society of Dynamic Games.
Hassall, C. (2012) Predicting the distributions of under-recorded Odonata using species distribution models, Insect Conservation and Diversity, 5: 192-201.
Penney, H.D., Hassall, C., Skevington, J.H., Abbott, K.R. and Sherratt, T.N. (2012) A comparative analysis of the evolution of imperfect mimicry. Nature, 483: 461–464.
Hassall, C. & Thompson, D.J. (2012) Study design and mark recapture estimates of dispersal, Journal of Insect Conservation, 16: 111-120.
Hassall, C., Hollinshead, J. and Hull, A. (2012) Temporal dynamics of aquatic communities and implications for pond conservation, Biodiversity and Conservation, 29: 829-852.
Mesterton-Gibbons, M. & T.N. Sherratt (2011). Information, variance and cooperation: minimal models. Dynamic Games and Applications, 1: 419-439.
Carroll, J., Korshikov E. & Sherratt, T.N. (2011). Post-reproductive senescence in moths as a consequence of kin selection: Blest's theory revisited. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 104: 633-641.
Hassall, C., Hollinshead, J. and Hull, A. (2011) Environmental correlates of plant and invertebrate species richness in ponds, Biodiversity and Conservation, 20: 3189-3222.
Abbott K. and Dukas R. (2011) Effects of animal camouflage on the evolution of live backgrounds. In: Stevens, M. and Merilaita, S. (Eds.), Animal Camouflage: Mechanisms and Function, pp275-297. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Thompson, D.J., Hassall, C., Lowe, C.D. & Watts, P.C. (2011) Field estimates of reproductive success in a model insect: behavioural surrogates are poor predictors of fitness, Ecology Letters, 14: 905-913.
Hossie, T.J., and Murray, D.L. (2011) Effects of structural refuge and density on foraging behaviour and mortality of hungry tadpoles subject to predation risk, Ethology, 117: 777-785.
Hassall, C. & T.N. Sherratt (2011). Statistical inference and spatial patterns in correlates of IQ. Intelligence, 39: 303-310. [Featured in the Washington Post blog and Scientific American]
Abbott, K.R. & T.N. Sherratt (2011). The evolution of superstition through optimal use of incomplete information. Animal Behaviour, 82: 85-92. [COVERED BY INSIDE SCIENCE NEWS SERVICE]
Isertbyt, A., J. Bots, S.V. Dongen, J.J. Ting, H. Van Gossum & T.N. Sherratt ( early). Frequency-dependent variation in mimetic fidelity in an intraspecific mimicry system. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 278: 3116-3122. [COVERED BY THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL NEWS]
Sherratt, T.N., Hassall, C., Laird, R.A., Thompson, D.J. & Cordero-Rivera, A. (2011) A comparative analysis of senescence in adult damselflies and dragonflies, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24: 810-822.
Sherratt, T.N. (2011). The optimal sampling strategy for unfamiliar prey. Evolution, 65: 2014-2025.
Hassall, C., & Thompson, D.J. (2010) Accounting for recorder effort in the detection of range shifts from historical data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 1 (4), 343-350.
Cox, R., Newborn, D., Baines, D., Thomas, C.J. & Sherratt, T.N. (2010). No evidence for resistance to fenbendazole in Trichostrongylus tenuis, a nematode parasite of the red grouse. Journal of Wildlife Management, 74 (8), 1799-1805.
Yang, J., Smith, H.G., Sherratt, T.N. & Wilkinson, D.M. (2010). Is there a size limit for cosmopolitan distribution in free-living microorganisms? A biogeographical analysis of Testate amoebae from polar areas. Microbial Ecology, 59, 635-645.
Sherratt, T.N., Laird, R.A., Hassall, C., Lowe, C.D., Harvey, I.F., Watts, P.C., Cordero-Rivera, A. & Thompson, D.J. (2010). Empirical evidence of senescence in adult damselflies (Odonata: Zygoptera). Journal of Animal Ecology, 79 (5), 1034-1044.
Abbott K. (2010) Background evolution in camouflage systems: A predator-prey/pollinator-flower game. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 262:662–678.
Hassall, C., Thompson, D.J. & Harvey, I.F. (2010) The impact of climate-induced distributional changes on the validity of biological water quality metrics. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 160, 451-456.
Hassall, C., Lowe, C.D., Harvey, I.F., Watts, P.C. & Thompson, D.J. (2010) Phenology determines seasonal variation in ectoparasite loads in a natural insect population. Ecological Entomology, 35, 514-522.
Hossie, T.J., Ferland-Raymond, B., Burness, G. & Murray, D.L. (2010) Morphological and behavioural responses of frog tadpoles to perceived predation risk: A possible role for corticosterone mediation? Ecoscience 17 (1), 100-108.
Hossie, T.J. & Murray, D.L. (2010) You can’t run but you can hide: refuge use in frog tadpoles elicits density-dependent predation by dragonfly larvae. Oecologia 163, 395-404.
Laird, R.A. and T.N. Sherratt (2010) The evolution of senescence in multi-component systems. BioSystems, 99, 130-139.
Laird, R.A. and T.N. Sherratt (2009) The evolution of senescence through decelerating selection for system reliability. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22, 974-982.
Laird, R.A. and T.N. Sherratt (2009) The economics of evolution: Henry Ford and the Model T. Oikos, 119, 1-9.
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Maund, S., J. Biggs, P. Williams, M. Whitfield, T.N. Sherratt, W. Powley, P. Heneghan, P. Jepson, N. Shillabeer (2009). The influence of simulated immigration and chemical persistence on recovery of macroinvertebrates from cypermethrin and 3,4-dichloroaniline exposure in aquatic microcosms. Pest Management Science 65, 678-687.
Mesterton-Gibbons, M. & T.N. Sherratt (2009). Animal network phenomena: insights from triadic games. Complexity. 14, 44-50.
Iserbyt A., Bots J., Ting J.J., Pérez Jvostov F., Forbes M.R., Sherratt T.N., Van Gossum, H. (2009) Multi-annual variation in female morph frequencies of the polymorphic damselfly, Nehalennia irene, at continental and regional scales. Animal Biology 59, 313-326.
Mesterton-Gibbons, M. & T.N. Sherratt (2009). Neighbor intervention: a game-theoretical model. Journal of Theoretical Biology 256, 263-275.
Rashed, A., M.I Khan, J.W. Dawson, J.E. Yack & T.N. Sherratt (2009) Do hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) sound like the Hymenoptera they morphologically resemble? Behavioral Ecology. 20, 396-402.
Webster, R.J., A. Callahan, J-G J. Godin & T. N. Sherratt (2009) Behaviourally-mediated crypsis in two nocturnal moths with contrasting appearance. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 364, 503-510.
Franks, D.W., G.D. Ruxton & T.N. Sherratt (2009). Warning signals evolve to disengage Batesian mimics. Evolution. 63, 256-267
Sherratt, T.N., G. Roberts & R. Kassen (2009). Evolutionary stable investment in products that confer both an individual benefit and a public good. Frontiers in Bioscience 14, 4557-4564.
Abbott K. and Dukas R. (2009) Honeybees consider flower danger in their waggle dance. Animal Behaviour. 78: 633-635
Hassall, C., Thompson, D.J. & Harvey, I.F. (2009) Variation in morphology between core and marginal populations of three British damselflies. Aquatic Insects, 31 (3), 187-197.
Hassall, C. & Thompson D.J. (2009) Variation in the wingspot size and asymmetry of Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1792). Journal of the British Dragonfly Society, 25 (1), 7-15.
Molloy, P.P., McLean, I.B. and Côté, I.M. (2009) Effects of marine reserve age on fish populations: a global meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Ecology, 46, 743-751.
Ting ,J.J., Bots, J., Pérez Jvostov, F., Van Gossum, H., Sherratt, T.N. (2009). Effects of extreme variation in female morph frequencies on the mating behaviour of male damselflies. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64, 225-236.
Dmitriew, C., J. Carroll and L. Rowe. (2009) Effects of early growth conditions on body composition, allometry, and survival in the ladybird beetle (Harmonia axyridis). Canadian Journal of Zoology 87, 175-182.
Sherratt, T.N. (2008) The evolution of Mullerian mimicry. Naturwissenschaften. 95, 681-695.
Van Gossum, H., C.D. Beatty & T.N. Sherratt (2008). The Fijian Nesobasis: a further examination of species diversity and abundance (Odonata: Zygoptera). Odonatologica.37, 235-245.
Wilkinson, D.M. & T.N. Sherratt (2008). The art of concealment. The Biologist 55, 10-15.
Van Gossum, H. & T.N. Sherratt (2008). A dynamical model of sexual harassment in damselflies and its implications for female-limited polymorphism. Ecological Modelling 210, 212-220.
Hassall, C., Thompson, D.J. & Harvey, I.F. (2008) Latitudinal variation in morphology in two damselfly species with contrasting range dynamics. European Journal of Entomology, 105, 939-944.
Hassall, C. & Thompson, D.J. (2008) The impact of environmental warming on Odonata - a review. International Journal of Odonatology, 11 (2), 131-153.
Hassall, C., Thompson, D.J. & Harvey, I.F. (2008) Wings of Coenagrion puella vary in shape at the northern range margin (Odonata: Coenagrionidae). International Journal of Odonatology, 11 (1), 35-41.
Van Gossum, H, C.D. Beatty, S. Charlat, H. Waqa, T. Markwell, J.H. Skevington, M. Tuiwawa & T.N. Sherratt (2007). Male rarity and putative sex-role reversal in a Fijian damselflies (Odonata). Journal of Tropical Ecology 23, 591-598.
Bain, R.S., A. Rashed, V. J. Cowper, F. S. Gilbert & T. N. Sherratt (2007). The key mimetic features of hoverflies through avian eyes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 274, 1949-1954.
Roberts, G. & T.N. Sherratt (2007). Cooperative reading: some suggestions for integration of the cooperation literature. Behavioural Processes. 76, 126-130.
Sherratt, T.N. (2007) Mimicry on the edge. Nature 448, 34-36.
Mesterton-Gibbons, M. & T.N. Sherratt (2007). Social eavesdropping: a game-theoretic analysis. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 69, 1255-1276.
Van Gossum, H., Beirinckx, K., Forbes, M.R. & Sherratt, T.N. (2007). Reproductive interference between Nehalennia damselfly species. Ecoscience 14, 1-7.
Fraser, S., Callahan, A., Klassen, D. & Sherratt, T.N. (2007). Empirical tests of the role of disruptive coloration in reducing detectability. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 274, 1325-1331.
Boxall, A.B.A., Sherratt, T.N., Pudner, V. & Pope, L.J. (2007) A screening level index for assessing the impacts of veterinary medicines on dung flies. Environmental Science and Technology 41, 2630-2635.
Rashed, A. & Sherratt, T.N. (2007). Mimicry in hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae): a field test of the competitive mimicry hypothesis. Behavioral Ecology 18, 337-344.
Sherratt, T.N., Pollitt, D. & Wilkinson, D.M. (2007) The evolution of crypsis in replicating populations of web-based prey. Oikos 116, 449-460.
Mesterton-Gibbons, M. & T.N. Sherratt (2007). Coalition formation: a game-theoretic analysis. Behavioral Ecology. 18, 277-286.
Franks, D.W. & T.N. Sherratt (2007). The evolution of multi-component mimicry. Journal of Theoretical Biology 244, 631-639.
Beatty, C.D., H..Van Gossum & T.N. Sherratt (2007). Nesobasis (Odonata: Zygoptera) species diversity and abundance: notes on an endemic damselfly genus of the island group of Fiji. Odonatologica 36, 13-26.
Van Gossum, H., Beirinckx, K., Forbes, M.R. & Sherratt, T.N. (2007). Continental and seasonal variation in female morph frequencies of the damselfly, Nehalennia irene. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 90, 501-508.
Hassall, C., Thompson, D.J., French, G.C. & Harvey, I.F. (2007) Historical changes in the phenology of British Odonata are related to climate. Global Change Biology, 13, 933-941.
McGuire, L., H. Van Gossum, K. Beirinckx & T.N. Sherratt (2006). An empirical test of signal detection theory as it applies to Batesian mimicry. Behavioral Processes 73, 299-307.
Ruxton, G.D. & T.N. Sherratt (2006). Aggregation, defence and warning signals: the evolutionary relationship. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 273, 2217-2424.
Van Gossum, H., C. Beatty & T.N. Sherratt (2006) The zygoptera of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, the two larger islands in the Fiji archipelago. Newsletter of the International Dragonfly Fund 9, 1-14.
Mesterton-Gibbons, M. & T.N. Sherratt (2006). Victory displays: a game theoretic analysis. Behavioral Ecology 17,597-605.
Sherratt, T.N. (2006). Spatial mosaic formation through frequency-dependent selection in Mullerian mimicry complexes. Journal of Theoretical Biology 240,165-74.
Sherratt, T.N., Wilkinson, D.M. & Bain, R.S. (2006). Why fruits rot, seeds mold and meat spoils: a reappraisal. Ecological Modelling 192, 618–626.
Abbott K. (2006) Bumblebees avoid flowers containing evidence of past predation events. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 84: 1240-1247.
Dukas R., Clark C.W., and Abbott K. (2006) Courtship strategies of male insects: When is learning advantageous? Animal Behaviour. 72:1395-1404.
Sherratt, T.N., Wilkinson, D.M. & Bain, R.S. (2005). Explaining Dioscorides’ “double difference”; why are some mushrooms poisonous and do they signal their unprofitability? American Naturalist 166, 767-775
Jackson, A.L., S. Brown, T.N. Sherratt & G.D. Ruxton (2005). The effects of group size, shape and composition on ease of detection of cryptic prey. Behaviour 142, 811-826
Sherratt, T.N. & D.W. Franks (2005). Do unprofitable prey evolve traits that profitable prey find difficult to exploit? Proceedings of the Royal Society B 272, 2441-2447
Rashed, A., C.D. Beatty, M.R. Forbes & T.N. Sherratt (2005). Prey selection by dragonflies in relation to prey size and wasp-like colours and patterns. Animal Behaviour 70, 1195-1202
Sherratt, T.N., A. Rashed & C.D. Beatty (2005). Hiding in plain sight. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20, 414-416.
Hamer, K.C., Hill, J.K., Mustaffa, N., Benedick, S., Sherratt, T.N., Chey, V.K., & Maryati, M. (2005) Temporal variation in abundance and diversity of butterflies in Bornean rainforests: opposite impacts of logging in different seasons. Journal of Tropical Ecology 21, 417-425.
Sherratt, T.N. & C.D. Beatty (2005). Island of the clones (News & Views). Nature 435, 1039-1040.
Beatty, C.D., R.S. Bain, T.N. Sherratt (2005). The evolution of aggregation in profitable and unprofitable prey. Animal Behaviour 70, 199-208
Floate K.D., K.G. Wardhaugh, A.B.A.Boxall, T.N. Sherratt (2005). Fecal residues of veterinary parasiticides: non-target effects in the pasture environment. Annual Review of Entomology 50, 153-179
McKee, D., I. Harvey, D.J. Thompson & T.N. Sherratt (2005) Frequency of female colour morphs in populations of four coenagrionid damselflies (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae). Odonatologica 34, 37-39.
Lewis, S., S. Benvenuti, F. Daunt, S. Wanless, L. Dall’Antonia, P. Luschi, D.A. Elston, K.C. Hamer & T.N. Sherratt (2004) Partitioning of diving effort in foraging trips of different duration in the northern gannet. Canadian Journal of Zoology 82, 1910-1916.
McKee, D., I. Harvey & T.N. Sherratt (2004) Behaviour of male coenagrionid damselflies towards conspecific females at the water’s edge. Odonatologica. 33, 271-278
Ruxton G.D., M. Speed & T.N. Sherratt (2004). Evasive mimicry: when (if ever) could mimicry based on difficulty of capture evolve? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences 271, 2135-2142
Beatty C.D., K. Beirinckx, T.N. Sherratt (2004). The evolution of mullerian mimicry in multispecies communities. Nature, 431, 63-67.
Lewis S., K. C. Hamer, L. Money, R. Griffiths, S. Wanless & T. N. Sherratt (2004) Brood neglect and contingent foraging behavior in a pelagic seabird. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 56, 81-88.
Sherratt, T.N., M.P. Speed. & G.D. Ruxton (2004) Natural selection on unpalatable species imposed by state-dependent foraging behaviour. Journal of Theoretical Biology 228, 217-226.
Lewis, S. T. N. Sherratt, K.C. Hamer, M. Harris & S.Wanless (2004) Contrasting diet quality of northern gannets Morus bassanus at two colonies. Ardea 91, 167-176.
Sherratt, T.N., A. Rashed & C.D. Beatty (2004) The evolution of locomotory behaviour in profitable and unprofitable simulated prey. Oecologia 138, 143-150
Sherratt, T.N. & C.D. Beatty (2003) The evolution of warning signals as reliable indicators of prey defense. American Naturalist 162, 377-389.
Sherratt, T.N. (2003) State-dependent risk-taking by predators in systems with defended prey. Oikos 103, 93-100.
McKee, D., I. Harvey, M. Thomas & T.N. Sherratt (2003) Mite infestation of Xanthocnemis zealandica (McLachlan) in a Christchurch Pond. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 30, 17-20.
Sherratt, J.A., X. Lambin & T.N.Sherratt (2003). The effects of the size and shape of landscape features on the formation of travelling waves in cyclic populations. American Naturalist 162, 503-513.
Petty S.J., D.I.K. Anderson, M. Davison, B. Little, T.N. Sherratt, C.J. Thomas, X. Lambin (2003) The decline of Common Kestrels Falco tinnunculus in a forested area of northern England: the role of predation by Northern Goshawks Accipiter gentilis. Ibis 145, 472-483.
Hamer, K.C., J.K. Hill, S. Benedick, N. Mustaffa, T.N. Sherratt, M. Maryati & V.K. Chey (2003). Ecology of butterflies in natural and selectively logged forests of northern Borneo: the importance of heterogeneity. Journal of Applied Ecology 40, 150-162.
S. Lewis, S. Benvenuti, L. Dall’Antonia, R. Griffiths, L. Money, T.N. Sherratt, S. Wanless and K.C. Hamer (2002). Sex specific foraging behaviour in a monomorphic seabird. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 269, 1687-1693.
Sherratt, T.N. (2002). The evolution of imperfect mimicry. Behavioral Ecology 13, 821-826.
Wilkinson, D.M., T.N. Sherratt, D. M. Phillip, S. D. Wratten, A.F.G.Dixon & A. J. Young (2002). The adaptive significance of autumnal leaf colours. Oikos 99, 402-407.
Roberts, G. & T.N. Sherratt (2002). Does similarity breed cooperation? Nature 418, 499-500.
Sherratt, T.N. (2002). The co-evolution of warning signals. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 269, 741-746.
Sherratt, T.N. & G. Roberts (2002). The stability of cooperation involving variable investment. Journal of Theoretical Biology 215, 47-56.
Conrad, K.F., K.H. Willson, K. Whitfield, I.F. Harvey, Thomas, C.J. & T. N. Sherratt (2002). Characteristics of dispersing Ischnura elegans and Coenagrion puella (Odonata): age, sex, size, morph and ectoparasitism. Ecography 25, 439-445.
Sherratt, J.A., X. Lambin, C.J. Thomas & T.N.Sherratt (2002). Generation of periodic waves by landscape features in cyclic predator-prey systems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 269, 327-334.
Williams P., M. Whitfield, J. Biggs, G. Fox, P. Nicolet, N. Shillabeer, T. Sherratt, P. Heneghan, P. Jepson, S. Maund (2002) How realistic are outdoor microcosms? A comparison of the biota of microcosms and natural ponds. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 21, 143-150.
Sherratt, T.N. & M.R. Forbes (2001). Sexual differences in coloration of Coenagrionid damselflies (Odonata): a case of intraspecific aposematism? Animal Behaviour, 62, 653-660.
Lewis, S., T.N. Sherratt, K.C. Hamer & S. Wanless (2001). Evidence of intra-specific competition for food in a pelagic seabird. Nature, 412, 816-819.
Sherratt T.N. & G. Roberts (2001) The importance of phenotypic defectors in stabilising reciprocal altruism. Behavioral Ecology, 12, 313-317.
Sherratt, T.N. (2001). The evolution of female-limited polymorphisms in damselflies and dragonflies: a signal detection model. Ecology Letters, 4, 22-29.
Wilkinson, D.M. & T.N.Sherratt (2001). Horizontally acquired mutualisms, an unsolved problem in ecology? Oikos, 92, 377-384.
Mackinnon, J.L., X. Lambin, D. A.. Elston, C. J. Thomas, T.N. Sherratt & S. J. Petty (2001) Scale invariant spatio-temporal patterns of field vole density. Journal of Animal Ecology, 70, 101-111.
Sherratt T.N., X. Lambin, S.J. Petty, J.L. Mackinnon, C.F. Coles, C.J. Thomas (2000). Use of Coupled Oscillator Models to Understand Synchrony and Travelling Waves in Populations of the Field Vole Microtus agrestis in Northern England. Journal of Applied Ecology, 37, 148-158.
Petty S.J., X. Lambin, T.N. Sherratt, C.J. Thomas, J.L. Mackinnon, C.F. Coles, M. Davison & B. Little (2000). Spatial synchrony in field vole Microtus agrestis abundance in a coniferous forest in northern England: the role of vole-eating raptors. Journal of Applied Ecology, 37, 136-147.
Lushai G, Fjellsted W, Marcovitch O, Aagaard K, Sherratt TN, Allen JA, Maclean N (2000). Application of molecular techniques to non-lethal tissue samples of endangered butterfly populations (Parnassiuss apollo L.) in Norway for conservation management. Biological Conservation, 94, 43-50.