I P Owens

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Affiliation: Imperial College
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Ecological basis of extinction risk in birds: habitat loss versus human persecution and introduced predators
    I P Owens
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97:12144-8. 2000
  2. pmc Male-only care and classical polyandry in birds: phylogeny, ecology and sex differences in remating opportunities
    Ian P F Owens
    Department of Biological Sciences and NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 357:283-93. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Ecology and evolution. Sex differences in mortality rate
    Ian P F Owens
    Department of Biological Sciences and NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
    Science 297:2008-9. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Morphological shifts in island-dwelling birds: the roles of generalist foraging and niche expansion
    Susan N Scott
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Evolution 57:2147-56. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Microevolution in island forms: the roles of drift and directional selection in morphological divergence of a passerine bird
    Sonya M Clegg
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
    Evolution 56:2090-9. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Ecology predicts large-scale patterns of phylogenetic diversification in birds
    Albert B Phillimore
    Division of Biology and Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 168:220-9. 2006
  7. pmc The 'island rule' in birds: medium body size and its ecological explanation
    Sonya M Clegg
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1359-65. 2002
  8. pmc Genetic consequences of sequential founder events by an island-colonizing bird
    Sonya M Clegg
    Department of Biological Sciences and Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:8127-32. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Biogeographical basis of recent phenotypic divergence among birds: a global study of subspecies richness
    Albert B Phillimore
    Division of Biology and Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Evolution 61:942-57. 2007
  10. pmc Global patterns of geographic range size in birds
    C David L Orme
    Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Ascot, Berkshire, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 4:e208. 2006

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Publications30

  1. pmc Ecological basis of extinction risk in birds: habitat loss versus human persecution and introduced predators
    I P Owens
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97:12144-8. 2000
    ..They also reveal why it has previously proven so difficult to identify simple ecological correlates of overall extinction risk...
  2. pmc Male-only care and classical polyandry in birds: phylogeny, ecology and sex differences in remating opportunities
    Ian P F Owens
    Department of Biological Sciences and NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 357:283-93. 2002
    ..This in turn suggests that sex differences in remating opportunities are the key ecological factor in determining male-only care and classical polyandry in birds...
  3. ncbi request reprint Ecology and evolution. Sex differences in mortality rate
    Ian P F Owens
    Department of Biological Sciences and NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
    Science 297:2008-9. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Morphological shifts in island-dwelling birds: the roles of generalist foraging and niche expansion
    Susan N Scott
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Evolution 57:2147-56. 2003
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Microevolution in island forms: the roles of drift and directional selection in morphological divergence of a passerine bird
    Sonya M Clegg
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
    Evolution 56:2090-9. 2002
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Ecology predicts large-scale patterns of phylogenetic diversification in birds
    Albert B Phillimore
    Division of Biology and Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 168:220-9. 2006
    ..Taken together, these results suggest that large-scale patterns in avian diversification can be explained by variation in intrinsic biology...
  7. pmc The 'island rule' in birds: medium body size and its ecological explanation
    Sonya M Clegg
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1359-65. 2002
    ....
  8. pmc Genetic consequences of sequential founder events by an island-colonizing bird
    Sonya M Clegg
    Department of Biological Sciences and Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:8127-32. 2002
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Biogeographical basis of recent phenotypic divergence among birds: a global study of subspecies richness
    Albert B Phillimore
    Division of Biology and Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Evolution 61:942-57. 2007
    ..Overall, we demonstrate that biogeographic models can explain about 30% of the global variation in subspecies richness in birds...
  10. pmc Global patterns of geographic range size in birds
    C David L Orme
    Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Ascot, Berkshire, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 4:e208. 2006
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  11. pmc Are subspecies useful in evolutionary and conservation biology?
    Albert B Phillimore
    Division of Biology and NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1049-53. 2006
    ..The broader picture is that avian subspecies often provide an effective short-cut for estimating patterns of intraspecific genetic diversity, thereby providing a useful tool for the study of evolutionary divergence and conservation...
  12. pmc Genetic covariance between indices of body condition and immunocompetence in a passerine bird
    Deborah J Gleeson
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    BMC Evol Biol 5:61. 2005
    ..It remains unknown, therefore, whether females selecting males with good body condition simply obtain a healthy mate, or if they acquire genes for their offspring that confer high immunocompetence...
  13. ncbi request reprint Evolution of color variation in dragon lizards: quantitative tests of the role of crypsis and local adaptation
    Devi M Stuart-Fox
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Q 4072, Australia
    Evolution 58:1549-59. 2004
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  14. ncbi request reprint Species richness in agamid lizards: chance, body size, sexual selection or ecology?
    Devi Stuart-Fox
    Department Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
    J Evol Biol 16:659-69. 2003
    ..Equally, we find no evidence that species richness covaries with ecological generalism, latitude or range size...
  15. doi request reprint 4000 years of phenotypic change in an island bird: heterogeneity of selection over three microevolutionary timescales
    Sonya M Clegg
    Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Evolution 62:2393-410. 2008
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  16. doi request reprint The shape and temporal dynamics of phylogenetic trees arising from geographic speciation
    Alex L Pigot
    Division of Biology, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Ascot, Berkshire, UK
    Syst Biol 59:660-73. 2010
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  17. ncbi request reprint Where is behavioural ecology going?
    Ian P F Owens
    Division of Biology and NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire, UK, SL5 7PY
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:356-61. 2006
    ..Here, I attempt to identify the key outstanding questions in behavioural ecology and suggest that researchers must make greater use of model organisms and evolutionary genetics in order to make substantial progress on these topics...
  18. doi request reprint Sympatric speciation in birds is rare: insights from range data and simulations
    Albert B Phillimore
    Division of Biology and Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 171:646-57. 2008
    ..Our simulations demonstrate that the observed patterns are most consistent with a model in which allopatric speciation is dominant but in which sympatric speciation is also present and contributes 5% of speciation events...
  19. doi request reprint The environmental limits to geographic range expansion in birds
    Alex L Pigot
    Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Ascot, Berkshire, UK
    Ecol Lett 13:705-15. 2010
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  20. pmc Spatial turnover in the global avifauna
    Kevin J Gaston
    Biodiversity and Macroecology Group, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1567-74. 2007
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  21. pmc Extra-pair paternity and egg dumping in birds: life history, parental care and the risk of retaliation
    Kathryn E Arnold
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1263-9. 2002
    ..Variation between populations or individuals of the same species, however, are more likely to be determined by differences in contemporary ecological and genetic factors...
  22. pmc Topography, energy and the global distribution of bird species richness
    Richard G Davies
    Biodiversity and Macroecology Group, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1189-97. 2007
    ..Rather a global perspective confirms the primary importance of mountain ranges in high-energy areas...
  23. ncbi request reprint Global hotspots of species richness are not congruent with endemism or threat
    C David L Orme
    Division of Biology and
    Nature 436:1016-9. 2005
    ..Consequently, the different types of hotspots also vary greatly in their utility as conservation tools...
  24. pmc Human impacts and the global distribution of extinction risk
    Richard G Davies
    Biodiversity and Macroecology Group, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2127-33. 2006
    ..These results underline the importance of a global perspective on the mechanisms driving spatial patterns of extinction risk, and the key role of anthropogenic factors in driving the current extinction crisis...
  25. ncbi request reprint Extra pair paternity in birds: a review of interspecific variation and adaptive function
    Simon C Griffith
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK
    Mol Ecol 11:2195-212. 2002
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  26. pmc Extrinsic versus intrinsic factors in the decline and extinction of Australian marsupials
    Diana O Fisher
    Division of Botany and Zoology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1801-8. 2003
    ..We conclude that recent anthropogenic changes have been profound enough to affect species on a continent-wide scale, regardless of their intrinsic biology...
  27. ncbi request reprint Energy, range dynamics and global species richness patterns: reconciling mid-domain effects and environmental determinants of avian diversity
    David Storch
    Ecol Lett 9:1308-20. 2006
    ..This model also accurately predicts the latitudinal variation in species richness and variation of species richness both within and between realms, thus representing a compelling mechanism for the major trends in global biodiversity...
  28. ncbi request reprint Intake rates and the functional response in shorebirds (Charadriiformes) eating macro-invertebrates
    John D Goss-Custard
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester DT2 8ZD, UK
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 81:501-29. 2006
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  29. pmc Ultraviolet signals in birds are special
    Franziska Hausmann
    School of Environmental Sciences, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Q4111, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 270:61-7. 2003
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  30. ncbi request reprint Global distribution and conservation of rare and threatened vertebrates
    Richard Grenyer
    Department of Biology, Gilmer Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904, USA
    Nature 444:93-6. 2006
    ..Instead, priority areas for biodiversity conservation must be based on high-resolution data from multiple taxa...