D J Hodgson
Affiliation: University of Exeter
- The evolution of body size under environmental gradients in ectotherms: why should Bergmann's rule apply to lizards?Daniel Pincheira-Donoso
Centre for Ecology and Conservation, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Penryn TR10 9EZ, Cornwall, UK
BMC Evol Biol 8:68. 2008..However, a later reassessment of this evidence, performed on one of the four analysed clades, produced contrasting conclusions...
- Host ecology determines the relative fitness of virus genotypes in mixed-genotype nucleopolyhedrovirus infectionsD J Hodgson
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEH Oxford, Oxford, UK
J Evol Biol 17:1018-25. 2004..sylvestris, one genotype gained increased yields in mixed-genotype infections. These results are discussed in relation to theory surrounding adaptive responses to competition with nonkin for limited resources...
- Sperm competition promotes the exploitation of rival ejaculatesD J Hodgson
Centre for Ecology and Conservation, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Tremough, Penryn TR10 9EZ, UK
J Theor Biol 243:230-4. 2006..Contrary to many classical predictions, second males may gain a paternity advantage despite investing less in an ejaculate...
- Body size evolution in South American Liolaemus lizards of the boulengeri clade: a contrasting reassessmentD Pincheira-Donoso
Centre for Ecology and Conservation, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Penryn, UK
J Evol Biol 20:2067-71. 2007..Analyses conducted on the 16 species included in the previous study always revealed significant relationships between body size and latitude-altitude, whereas, the enlarged sample always rejected the pattern predicted by Bergmann's rule...
- Sexual conflict and reproductive isolation in fliesD J Hosken
School of Biosciences, Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9EZ, UK
Biol Lett 5:697-9. 2009..We find evidence for reproductive isolation through sexual conflict in Sepsis cynipsea, but not in Drosophila melanogaster, and this occurred to a greater degree in larger populations, which is consistent with previous findings...
- Short-term rates of parasite evolution predict the evolution of host diversityA Buckling
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
J Evol Biol 20:1682-8. 2007..This study demonstrates that short-term changes in the rate of parasite evolution can predictably drive patterns of host diversity...
- Genetic variation in strains of zebrafish (Danio rerio) and the implications for ecotoxicology studiesT S Coe
Environmental and Molecular Fish Biology Group, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
Ecotoxicology 18:144-50. 2009..This lack of variation should be given due consideration for any study which attempts to extrapolate the results of ecotoxicological laboratory tests to wild populations...
- Selfish genetic elements promote polyandry in a flyT A R Price
School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Penryn TR10 9EZ, UK
Science 322:1241-3. 2008..Because selfish genetic elements that reduce sperm competitive ability are generally associated with low genetic fitness, they may represent a common driver of the evolution of polyandry...
- Food-plant effects on larval performance do not translate into differences in fitness between populations of Panolis flammea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)A J Vanbergen
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Banchory Hill of Brathens, Aberdeenshire, UK
Bull Entomol Res 93:553-9. 2003..flammea can be explained by the existence of populations locally adapted to lodgepole pine was not supported. These results cast doubt on the use of larval growth parameters as surrogates of fitness in Lepidoptera...