Robert J Knell

Summary

Affiliation: Queen Mary
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Control and target gene selection for studies on UV-induced genotoxicity in whales
    Laura M Martinez-Levasseur
    Institute of Zoology, Regent s Park, London NW1 4RY, UK
    BMC Res Notes 6:264. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Sexual selection in prehistoric animals: detection and implications
    Robert J Knell
    School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 28:38-47. 2013
  3. pmc The limits of elaboration: curved allometries reveal the constraints on mandible size in stag beetles
    Robert J Knell
    School of Biological Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:523-8. 2004
  4. pmc Syphilis in renaissance Europe: rapid evolution of an introduced sexually transmitted disease?
    Robert J Knell
    School of Biological Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S174-6. 2004
  5. pmc Mating tactics determine patterns of condition dependence in a dimorphic horned beetle
    Robert J Knell
    School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2347-53. 2010
  6. pmc Trilobite spines and beetle horns: sexual selection in the Palaeozoic?
    Robert J Knell
    School of Biological Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK
    Biol Lett 1:196-9. 2005
  7. pmc Crowding, sex ratio and horn evolution in a South African beetle community
    Joanne C Pomfret
    School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:315-21. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Interactions between environmental variables determine immunity in the Indian meal moth Plodia interpunctella
    Alison Triggs
    School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
    J Anim Ecol 81:386-94. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Virulence and competitiveness: testing the relationship during inter- and intraspecific mixed infections
    Peter A Staves
    School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, United Kingdom
    Evolution 64:2643-52. 2010
  10. pmc Measuring the transmission dynamics of a sexually transmitted disease
    Jonathan J Ryder
    School of Biology, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:15140-3. 2005

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Publications12

  1. pmc Control and target gene selection for studies on UV-induced genotoxicity in whales
    Laura M Martinez-Levasseur
    Institute of Zoology, Regent s Park, London NW1 4RY, UK
    BMC Res Notes 6:264. 2013
    ..The latter is particularly important when working with environmental stressors such as UV that can activate numerous genes...
  2. doi request reprint Sexual selection in prehistoric animals: detection and implications
    Robert J Knell
    School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 28:38-47. 2013
    ..In other cases, a careful study of features such as sexual dimorphism, ontogeny, and allometry, coupled with testing of alternative hypotheses, will be necessary to distinguish between possible explanations for exaggerated features...
  3. pmc The limits of elaboration: curved allometries reveal the constraints on mandible size in stag beetles
    Robert J Knell
    School of Biological Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:523-8. 2004
    ..These patterns suggest that selection continues to favour positive allometry in species that invest relatively more in weaponry despite the limits to mandible exaggeration being reached in the largest males...
  4. pmc Syphilis in renaissance Europe: rapid evolution of an introduced sexually transmitted disease?
    Robert J Knell
    School of Biological Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S174-6. 2004
    ..The symptoms of the virulent early disease were both debilitating and obvious to potential sexual partners of the infected, and strains that caused less obvious or painful symptoms would have enjoyed a higher transmission rate...
  5. pmc Mating tactics determine patterns of condition dependence in a dimorphic horned beetle
    Robert J Knell
    School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2347-53. 2010
    ..These results support genic capture as a general explanation for the maintenance of genetic variability in traits under directional selection...
  6. pmc Trilobite spines and beetle horns: sexual selection in the Palaeozoic?
    Robert J Knell
    School of Biological Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK
    Biol Lett 1:196-9. 2005
    ..This interpretation is supported by four lines of evidence: their ontogeny, their diversity, the existence of plausible examples of sexual dimorphs in some cases and the fact that they show positive allometry...
  7. pmc Crowding, sex ratio and horn evolution in a South African beetle community
    Joanne C Pomfret
    School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:315-21. 2008
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Interactions between environmental variables determine immunity in the Indian meal moth Plodia interpunctella
    Alison Triggs
    School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
    J Anim Ecol 81:386-94. 2012
    ..7. Predictions of the effect of environmental or population change on immunity and disease dynamics based on laboratory experiments that only investigate the effects of single variable are likely to be inaccurate or even entirely wrong...
  9. doi request reprint Virulence and competitiveness: testing the relationship during inter- and intraspecific mixed infections
    Peter A Staves
    School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, United Kingdom
    Evolution 64:2643-52. 2010
    ....
  10. pmc Measuring the transmission dynamics of a sexually transmitted disease
    Jonathan J Ryder
    School of Biology, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:15140-3. 2005
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Sexually transmitted diseases of insects: distribution, evolution, ecology and host behaviour
    Robert J Knell
    School of Biological Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, London E1 4NS
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 79:557-81. 2004
    ..STDs may well be important factors in host population dynamics, and some have the potential to be useful biological control agents, but empirical studies on these subjects are lacking...
  12. pmc The evolution of risky behaviour in the presence of a sexually transmitted disease
    Michael Boots
    Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:585-9. 2002
    ..Rather than selecting for monogamy or for reduced mate choice, therefore, the presence of an STD may often lead to variability in either promiscuity or mate choice...