Robert P Freckleton

Summary

Affiliation: University of Oxford
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Amelioration of biodiversity impacts of genetically modified crops: predicting transient versus long-term effects
    R P Freckleton
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:325-31. 2004
  2. pmc Honesty and cheating in cleaning symbioses: evolutionarily stable strategies defined by variable pay-offs
    Robert P Freckleton
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 270:299-305. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Bergmann's rule and body size in mammals
    Robert P Freckleton
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 161:821-5. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Ecology. Deciding the future of GM crops in Europe
    R P Freckleton
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Science 302:994-6. 2003
  5. doi request reprint Pathogens and insect herbivores drive rainforest plant diversity and composition
    Robert Bagchi
    1 Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK 2 Ecosystem Management Group, Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems, ETH Zurich, Universitatstrasse 16, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nature 506:85-8. 2014
  6. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic evidence for deleterious mutation load in RNA viruses and its contribution to viral evolution
    Oliver G Pybus
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Mol Biol Evol 24:845-52. 2007
  7. 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
  8. pmc Pathogens, density dependence and the coexistence of tropical trees
    Robert P Freckleton
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2909-16. 2006
  9. pmc Evolutionary transitions in parental care and live bearing in vertebrates
    John D Reynolds
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 357:269-81. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Ecology. Population dynamics: growing to extremes
    John D Reynolds
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Science 309:567-8. 2005

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Publications23

  1. pmc Amelioration of biodiversity impacts of genetically modified crops: predicting transient versus long-term effects
    R P Freckleton
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:325-31. 2004
    ..This strategy could benefit weeds in both genetically modified (GM) and non-GM crops, but would probably lead to reduced inputs in GM systems compared with conventional ones...
  2. pmc Honesty and cheating in cleaning symbioses: evolutionarily stable strategies defined by variable pay-offs
    Robert P Freckleton
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 270:299-305. 2003
    ..This indicates that the underlying mutualistic nature of some interspecific interactions may be difficult to demonstrate using simple manipulation experiments...
  3. ncbi request reprint Bergmann's rule and body size in mammals
    Robert P Freckleton
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 161:821-5. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Ecology. Deciding the future of GM crops in Europe
    R P Freckleton
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Science 302:994-6. 2003
  5. doi request reprint Pathogens and insect herbivores drive rainforest plant diversity and composition
    Robert Bagchi
    1 Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK 2 Ecosystem Management Group, Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems, ETH Zurich, Universitatstrasse 16, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nature 506:85-8. 2014
    ..Our study provides an overall test of the Janzen-Connell hypothesis and demonstrates the crucial role that insects and pathogens have both in structuring tropical plant communities and in maintaining their remarkable diversity. ..
  6. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic evidence for deleterious mutation load in RNA viruses and its contribution to viral evolution
    Oliver G Pybus
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Mol Biol Evol 24:845-52. 2007
    ..From this relationship, we propose an empirical threshold for the maximum viable deleterious mutation load in RNA viruses...
  7. 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...
  8. pmc Pathogens, density dependence and the coexistence of tropical trees
    Robert P Freckleton
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2909-16. 2006
    ....
  9. pmc Evolutionary transitions in parental care and live bearing in vertebrates
    John D Reynolds
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 357:269-81. 2002
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Ecology. Population dynamics: growing to extremes
    John D Reynolds
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Science 309:567-8. 2005
  11. pmc Phenotypic plasticity in the scaling of avian basal metabolic rate
    Andrew E McKechnie
    DST NRF Centre of Excellence at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute, School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand Private Bag 3, Wits 2050, South Africa
    Proc Biol Sci 273:931-7. 2006
    ..The finding that metabolic scaling in birds is partly determined by environmental factors provides further support for models that predict variation in scaling exponents, such as the allometric cascade model...
  12. ncbi request reprint Relating traits to diversification: a simple test
    Robert P Freckleton
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 172:102-15. 2008
    ..Clearly, there are inherent limitations in using only data on extant species to infer correlates of extinction; however, this approach is potentially a powerful tool in analyzing correlates of speciation...
  13. pmc Relative testis size and sperm morphometry across mammals: no evidence for an association between sperm competition and sperm length
    Matthew J G Gage
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 270:625-32. 2003
    ..Results, therefore, indicate that sperm competition does not select for longer or shorter sperm across mammals, and alternative forces selecting on sperm form and function are discussed...
  14. ncbi request reprint Demographic threats to the sustainability of Brazil nut exploitation
    Carlos A Peres
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Science 302:2112-4. 2003
    ..Without management, intensively harvested populations will succumb to a process of senescence and demographic collapse, threatening this cornerstone of the Amazonian extractive economy...
  15. ncbi request reprint Should conservation strategies consider spatial generality? Farmland birds show regional not national patterns of habitat association
    Mark J Whittingham
    Division of Biology, School of Biology and Psychology, Ridley Building, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
    Ecol Lett 10:25-35. 2007
    ..Our study has broad implications for designing conservation strategies at an appropriate scale, which we discuss...
  16. ncbi request reprint Abundance-occupancy dynamics in a human dominated environment: linking interspecific and intraspecific trends in British farmland and woodland birds
    Thomas J Webb
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    J Anim Ecol 76:123-34. 2007
    ..These species-specific changes are the driver of the observed changes in the form and strength of the interspecific relationship...
  17. pmc Detecting non-Brownian trait evolution in adaptive radiations
    Robert P Freckleton
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 4:e373. 2006
    ..In one case, the patterns revealed do not accord with Brownian motion but show characteristics expected under certain niche-filling models...
  18. pmc Sexual selection explains Rensch's rule of size dimorphism in shorebirds
    Tamás Székely
    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:12224-7. 2004
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Census error and the detection of density dependence
    Robert P Freckleton
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    J Anim Ecol 75:837-51. 2006
    ..However, it seems likely that these may lack power compared with analyses that are able to explicitly include census error and we review some recently developed methods...
  20. ncbi request reprint Why do we still use stepwise modelling in ecology and behaviour?
    Mark J Whittingham
    Division of Biology, School of Biology and Psychology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    J Anim Ecol 75:1182-9. 2006
    ..In particular, the IT approach identifies large numbers of competing models that could describe the data equally well, showing that no one model should be relied upon for inference...
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Plant pathogens drive density-dependent seedling mortality in a tropical tree
    Thomas Bell
    Ecol Lett 9:569-74. 2006
    ..If such effects are widespread, plant pathogens may play a key role in maintaining and structuring tropical diversity...
  23. pmc Comparative analyses of the influence of developmental mode on phenotypic diversification rates in shorebirds
    Gavin H Thomas
    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1619-24. 2006
    ..Thus, less demanding offspring appear to facilitate rapid evolution of breeding systems and some sexually selected traits...