Robert B Davis

Summary

Affiliation: University of Tartu
Country: Estonia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Degree of specialization is related to body size in herbivorous insects: a phylogenetic confirmation
    Robert B Davis
    Department of Zoology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu, Vanemuise 46, EE 51014 Tartu, Estonia
    Evolution 67:583-9. 2013
  2. pmc Many hexapod groups originated earlier and withstood extinction events better than previously realized: inferences from supertrees
    Robert B Davis
    Department of Biology, University of York, Heslington, York, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 277:1597-606. 2010
  3. pmc The origins of species richness in the Hymenoptera: insights from a family-level supertree
    Robert B Davis
    Department of Biology, University of York, York, YO10 5YW, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 10:109. 2010
  4. pmc Fossil gaps inferred from phylogenies alter the apparent nature of diversification in dragonflies and their relatives
    Robert B Davis
    Department of Biology, University of York, York, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 11:252. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Disentangling determinants of egg size in the Geometridae (Lepidoptera) using an advanced phylogenetic comparative method
    Robert B Davis
    Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    J Evol Biol 25:210-9. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Sexual differences in weight loss upon eclosion are related to life history strategy in Lepidoptera
    Freerk Molleman
    Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu, Vanemuise 46, EE 51014 Tartu, Estonia
    J Insect Physiol 57:712-22. 2011

Detail Information

Publications6

  1. doi request reprint Degree of specialization is related to body size in herbivorous insects: a phylogenetic confirmation
    Robert B Davis
    Department of Zoology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu, Vanemuise 46, EE 51014 Tartu, Estonia
    Evolution 67:583-9. 2013
    ..By analyzing the relationship in tree-feeders alone and finding that the positive relationship remains, the result suggests that the body size-diet breadth relationship is not solely driven by the type of host plant that species feed on...
  2. pmc Many hexapod groups originated earlier and withstood extinction events better than previously realized: inferences from supertrees
    Robert B Davis
    Department of Biology, University of York, Heslington, York, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 277:1597-606. 2010
    ..Our study shows how combining fossil with phylogenetic information can improve macroevolutionary inferences...
  3. pmc The origins of species richness in the Hymenoptera: insights from a family-level supertree
    Robert B Davis
    Department of Biology, University of York, York, YO10 5YW, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 10:109. 2010
    ..We used sister-group species-richness comparisons to infer the phylogenetic position of shifts in diversification...
  4. pmc Fossil gaps inferred from phylogenies alter the apparent nature of diversification in dragonflies and their relatives
    Robert B Davis
    Department of Biology, University of York, York, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 11:252. 2011
    ..We then test whether equilibrial or expansionist models are supported by fossil data alone, and whether findings differ when phylogenetic information is used to infer gaps in the fossil record...
  5. doi request reprint Disentangling determinants of egg size in the Geometridae (Lepidoptera) using an advanced phylogenetic comparative method
    Robert B Davis
    Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    J Evol Biol 25:210-9. 2012
    ..Notably, no large geometrid species lay small eggs. This pattern suggests that maternal body size poses a physical constraint on egg size, but within these limits, there appears to be a rather invariable selection for larger eggs...
  6. doi request reprint Sexual differences in weight loss upon eclosion are related to life history strategy in Lepidoptera
    Freerk Molleman
    Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu, Vanemuise 46, EE 51014 Tartu, Estonia
    J Insect Physiol 57:712-22. 2011
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