D W Coltman

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Affiliation: University of Sheffield
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi Fine-scale genetic structure in a free-living ungulate population
    D W Coltman
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, UK
    Mol Ecol 12:733-42. 2003
  2. ncbi A microsatellite polymorphism in the gamma interferon gene is associated with resistance to gastrointestinal nematodes in a naturally-parasitized population of Soay sheep
    D W Coltman
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Parasitology 122:571-82. 2001
  3. ncbi Positive genetic correlation between parasite resistance and body size in a free-living ungulate population
    D W Coltman
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Evolution 55:2116-25. 2001
  4. pmc Age-dependent sexual selection in bighorn rams
    D W Coltman
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:165-72. 2002
  5. ncbi Undesirable evolutionary consequences of trophy hunting
    David W Coltman
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Nature 426:655-8. 2003
  6. ncbi Microsatellite measures of inbreeding: a meta-analysis
    D W Coltman
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Evolution 57:971-83. 2003
  7. pmc Environmental coupling of selection and heritability limits evolution
    A J Wilson
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 4:e216. 2006
  8. ncbi Rapidly declining fine-scale spatial genetic structure in female red deer
    D H Nussey
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, EH9 3JT, UK
    Mol Ecol 14:3395-405. 2005
  9. ncbi Detecting the signature of selection on immune genes in highly structured populations of wild sheep (Ovis dalli)
    K Worley
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK
    Mol Ecol 15:623-37. 2006
  10. ncbi Maternal genetic effects set the potential for evolution in a free-living vertebrate population
    A J Wilson
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    J Evol Biol 18:405-14. 2005

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Publications29

  1. ncbi Fine-scale genetic structure in a free-living ungulate population
    D W Coltman
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, UK
    Mol Ecol 12:733-42. 2003
    ..However, genetic substructure can lead to allelic associations and generate environmental effects within lineages that have the potential to confound heritability analyses and allelic association studies...
  2. ncbi A microsatellite polymorphism in the gamma interferon gene is associated with resistance to gastrointestinal nematodes in a naturally-parasitized population of Soay sheep
    D W Coltman
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Parasitology 122:571-82. 2001
    ....
  3. ncbi Positive genetic correlation between parasite resistance and body size in a free-living ungulate population
    D W Coltman
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Evolution 55:2116-25. 2001
    ....
  4. pmc Age-dependent sexual selection in bighorn rams
    D W Coltman
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:165-72. 2002
    ..Sexual selection is therefore likely to have age-dependent effects on traits such as agility, body and horn size...
  5. ncbi Undesirable evolutionary consequences of trophy hunting
    David W Coltman
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Nature 426:655-8. 2003
    ..Declines in mean breeding values for weight and horn size therefore occurred in response to unrestricted trophy hunting, resulting in the production of smaller-horned, lighter rams, and fewer trophies...
  6. ncbi Microsatellite measures of inbreeding: a meta-analysis
    D W Coltman
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Evolution 57:971-83. 2003
    ..10) with reasonable statistical power (0.80). Very few published studies have used samples sizes approaching this value...
  7. pmc Environmental coupling of selection and heritability limits evolution
    A J Wilson
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 4:e216. 2006
    ..Assumptions of environmental constancy are likely to be violated in natural systems, and failure to acknowledge this may generate highly misleading expectations for phenotypic microevolution...
  8. ncbi Rapidly declining fine-scale spatial genetic structure in female red deer
    D H Nussey
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, EH9 3JT, UK
    Mol Ecol 14:3395-405. 2005
    ..We argue that both increasing female population size and decreasing polygyny could explain the decline in female population genetic structure...
  9. ncbi Detecting the signature of selection on immune genes in highly structured populations of wild sheep (Ovis dalli)
    K Worley
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK
    Mol Ecol 15:623-37. 2006
    ..The failure to detect balancing selection at microsatellite loci linked to the MHC is likely the result of recombination between the markers and expressed gene regions...
  10. ncbi Maternal genetic effects set the potential for evolution in a free-living vertebrate population
    A J Wilson
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    J Evol Biol 18:405-14. 2005
    ....
  11. ncbi Male reproductive success in a promiscuous mammal: behavioural estimates compared with genetic paternity
    D W Coltman
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Mol Ecol 8:1199-209. 1999
    ..For these reasons, census-based observations of consort associations between individuals cannot be used to accurately estimate individual male reproductive success in this population...
  12. pmc Estimating the prevalence of inbreeding from incomplete pedigrees
    T C Marshall
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1533-9. 2002
    ..Close and moderate inbreeding appear to be a routine part of breeding behaviour in these ruminant populations...
  13. ncbi Population genetic structure of North American thinhorn sheep (Ovis dalli)
    K Worley
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TN, UK
    Mol Ecol 13:2545-56. 2004
    ..0001), supporting the Bayesian analyses. Genetic structure was more strongly pronounced in southern Yukon and Alaska than elsewhere. We also show evidence for genetic differences between the two currently recognized thinhorn subspecies...
  14. ncbi Genetic constraints and sexual dimorphism in immune defense
    Jens Rolff
    Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Evolution 59:1844-50. 2005
    ..We furthermore show negative genetic correlations, strong indications of trade-offs, between immune traits for two pairs of traits in females...
  15. doi A quantitative genetic analysis of hibernation emergence date in a wild population of Columbian ground squirrels
    J E Lane
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    J Evol Biol 24:1949-59. 2011
    ..Our results provide the first insight into its quantitative genetic influences and thus help contribute to a more general understanding of its evolutionary significance...
  16. ncbi Selection on mothers and offspring: whose phenotype is it and does it matter?
    Alastair J Wilson
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Evolution 59:451-63. 2005
    ..Our results highlight how selection regimes may vary depending on the assignment of reproductive and early life-history traits to either offspring or maternal phenotype...
  17. ncbi Ontogenetic patterns in heritable variation for body size: using random regression models in a wild ungulate population
    Alastair J Wilson
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 166:E177-92. 2005
    ..However, by facilitating more efficient data use where phenotypic sampling is incomplete, random regression should allow better estimation of genetic (co)variances for size and growth traits in natural populations...
  18. ncbi Selection on heritable seasonal phenotypic plasticity of body mass
    Fanie Pelletier
    Division of Biology and Natural Environment Research Council Center for Population Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Evolution 61:1969-79. 2007
    ....
  19. ncbi Selection and genetic (co)variance in bighorn sheep
    David W Coltman
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2E9, Canada
    Evolution 59:1372-82. 2005
    ..Trade-offs in the form of negative genetic or phenotypic correlations among the traits we have measured do not appear to constrain the potential for evolution in this population...
  20. ncbi Testing marker-based estimates of heritability in the wild
    David W Coltman
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E9, Canada
    Mol Ecol 14:2593-9. 2005
    ..The high degree of uncertainty in marker-based estimates suggests that the method may be sufficient to detect the presence of genetic variance for highly heritable traits, but not sufficiently reliable to estimate genetic parameters...
  21. doi Molecular ecological approaches to studying the evolutionary impact of selective harvesting in wildlife
    David W Coltman
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E9
    Mol Ecol 17:221-35. 2008
    ..Programs that utilize molecular genetic tools will be better positioned to assess the long-term evolutionary impact of artificial selection on the evolutionary trajectory and viability of harvested populations...
  22. pmc Quantitative genetics and sex-specific selection on sexually dimorphic traits in bighorn sheep
    Jocelyn Poissant
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E9
    Proc Biol Sci 275:623-8. 2008
    ..The absence of detectable sexually antagonistic selection suggests that currently there are no sexual conflicts at loci influencing horn volume and body mass...
  23. pmc Local effects of inbreeding on embryo number and consequences for genetic diversity in Kerguelen mouflon
    Renaud Kaeuffer
    Departement des Sciences Biologiques, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, CP 8888 succursale centre ville, Montreal, QC, Canada H3B 3P8
    Biol Lett 4:504-7. 2008
    ..The genetics of embryo number coupled with cyclic dynamics could play a central role in promoting genetic variation in this population...
  24. doi Population structure of ice-breeding seals
    Corey S Davis
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G2E9, Canada
    Mol Ecol 17:3078-94. 2008
    ....
  25. doi Evolutionary rebound from selective harvesting
    David W Coltman
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Trends Ecol Evol 23:117-8. 2008
    ..This is the first study to use contrasting temporal patterns of natural and harvest selection pressures to account for observed trait changes...
  26. doi Genetic structure of invasive earthworms Dendrobaena octaedra in the boreal forest of Alberta: insights into introduction mechanisms
    Erin K Cameron
    Integrated Landscape Management Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E9
    Mol Ecol 17:1189-97. 2008
    ..Focusing management efforts on areas where multiple introductions are likely to occur may help to reduce invasive species' potential for adaptive evolution and subsequent rapid spread...
  27. ncbi The effects of cyclic dynamics and mating system on the effective size of an island mouflon population
    Renaud Kaeuffer
    Departement des Sciences Biologiques, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, CP 8888 succursale centre ville, Montreal, QC, Canada H3C 3P8
    Mol Ecol 16:4482-92. 2007
    ..Based on individual-based simulations, we suggest that despite a strongly female-biased sex ratio, the effects of the mating system on the effective population size more closely resemble random mating or weak polygyny...
  28. pmc Unexpected heterozygosity in an island mouflon population founded by a single pair of individuals
    Renaud Kaeuffer
    Canada Research Chair in behavioural ecology and GRECA, Departement des Sciences Biologiques, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, CP 8888 succursale centre ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3P8, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 274:527-33. 2007
    ..This study shows the importance of longitudinal genetic surveys for understanding the mechanisms that regulate genetic diversity in wild populations...
  29. ncbi Evolutionary genetics: differentiation by dispersal
    David W Coltman
    Nature 433:23-4. 2005