J A Thomas
Affiliation: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
- Food-plant niche selection rather than the presence of ant nests explains oviposition patterns in the myrmecophilous butterfly genus MaculineaJ A Thomas
NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Dorset, UK
Proc Biol Sci 268:471-7. 2001..alcon's closest relative, Macaulinea rebeli, conform to H0 not H1 predictions. It is concluded that conservation measures should continue to be based on H0...
- The quality and isolation of habitat patches both determine where butterflies persist in fragmented landscapesJ A Thomas
Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEH Dorset, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorset DT2 8ZD, UK
Proc Biol Sci 268:1791-6. 2001..A reorientation in conservation priorities is recommended...
- Parasitoid secretions provoke ant warfareJ A Thomas
Centre of Ecology and Hydrology NERC, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8ZD, UK
Nature 417:505-6. 2002..Four of these chemicals are new to biology and have the potential to control pest species by inducing different agonistic behaviours in ants...
- Comparative losses of British butterflies, birds, and plants and the global extinction crisisJ A Thomas
Natural Environment Research Council NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Dorset Laboratory, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester DT2 8ZD, UK
Science 303:1879-81. 2004....
- Host propagation permits extreme local adaptation in a social parasite of antsK Schonrogge
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEH Dorset, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester DT2 8XE, UK
Ecol Lett 9:1032-40. 2006..The consequences of such extreme host specificity for insect conservation are discussed...
- Increased genetic diversity as a defence against parasites is undermined by social parasites: Microdon mutabilis hoverflies infesting Formica lemani ant coloniesM G Gardner
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology NERC, CEH Dorset, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8ZD, UK
Proc Biol Sci 274:103-10. 2007..This study provides the first empirical test of this hypothesis...
- Polymorphic growth rates in myrmecophilous insectsK Schonrogge
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Furzebrook Research Station, Wareham, Dorset, UK
Proc Biol Sci 267:771-7. 2000..We also hypothesize that M. arion represents an ancestral strategy in Maculinea butterflies and that the growth polymorphism might have become genetically fixed in the cuckoo-feeding species...
- Monitoring change in the abundance and distribution of insects using butterflies and other indicator groupsJ A Thomas
NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Dorset Laboratory, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester DT2 8ZD, UK
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 360:339-57. 2005..Although designed to use invertebrates as a bio-indicator of water quality for human use, these programmes could be extended to monitor the 2010 biodiversity targets of the World Summit on Sustainable Development...
- Seasonal variation in the niche, habitat availability and population fluctuations of a bivoltine thermophilous insect near its range marginD B Roy
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEH Monks Wood, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2LS UK
Oecologia 134:439-44. 2003..We recommend revised management requirements for this threatened species under current and predicted climates in northern Europe...
- Changes in chemical signature and host specificity from larval retrieval to full social integration in the myrmecophilous butterfly Maculinea rebeliK Schonrogge
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester DT2 8ZD, United Kingdom
J Chem Ecol 30:91-107. 2004..The ability to synthesize or suppress additional compounds once adopted explains the pattern of mortalities found among fully integrated caterpillars in Myrmica colonies of different species and physiological states...
- Rapid responses of British butterflies to opposing forces of climate and habitat changeM S Warren
Butterfly Conservation, Manor Yard, East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5QP, UK
Nature 414:65-9. 2001..The dual forces of habitat modification and climate change are likely to cause specialists to decline, leaving biological communities with reduced numbers of species and dominated by mobile and widespread habitat generalists...
- Impaired cytokine signaling in mice lacking the IL-1 receptor-associated kinaseJ A Thomas
Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas 75235, USA
J Immunol 163:978-84. 1999..These results demonstrate that although IRAK participates in IL-1 and IL-18 signal transduction, residual cytokine responsiveness operates through an IRAK-independent pathway...