Neil B Metcalfe

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Affiliation: University of Glasgow
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Growth versus lifespan: perspectives from evolutionary ecology
    Neil B Metcalfe
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Graham Kerr Building, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Glasgow University, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Exp Gerontol 38:935-40. 2003
  2. pmc Experimental demonstration of the growth rate--lifespan trade-off
    Who Seung Lee
    Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Graham Kerr Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122370. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Early life experience primes resistance to oxidative stress
    David Costantini
    Institute for Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, Graham Kerr Building, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    J Exp Biol 215:2820-6. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint The pattern of early growth trajectories affects adult breeding performance
    Who Seung Lee
    Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, Graham Kerr Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, United Kingdom
    Ecology 93:902-12. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Carotenoid modulation of immune function and sexual attractiveness in zebra finches
    Jonathan D Blount
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Science 300:125-7. 2003
  6. doi request reprint Optimization of resource allocation can explain the temporal dynamics and honesty of sexual signals
    Jan Lindström
    Division of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 174:515-25. 2009
  7. pmc The impact of dietary restriction, intermittent feeding and compensatory growth on reproductive investment and lifespan in a short-lived fish
    Claire L W Inness
    Fish Biology Group, Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Graham Kerr Building, IBLS, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:1703-8. 2008
  8. pmc Availability of non-carotenoid antioxidants affects the expression of a carotenoid-based sexual ornament
    Thomas W Pike
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Biol Lett 3:353-6. 2007
  9. pmc Carotenoids, oxidative stress and female mating preference for longer lived males
    Thomas W Pike
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1591-6. 2007
  10. pmc Effect of growth compensation on subsequent physical fitness in green swordtails Xiphophorus helleri
    Nick J Royle
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Graham Kerr Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Biol Lett 2:39-42. 2006

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Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Growth versus lifespan: perspectives from evolutionary ecology
    Neil B Metcalfe
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Graham Kerr Building, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Glasgow University, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Exp Gerontol 38:935-40. 2003
    ..We suggest a number of experimental approaches that might allow the true relationships between growth rate and future performance to be elucidated...
  2. pmc Experimental demonstration of the growth rate--lifespan trade-off
    Who Seung Lee
    Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Graham Kerr Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122370. 2013
    ..These results demonstrate the growth-lifespan trade-off. While growing more slowly can increase longevity, the optimal resolution of the growth-lifespan trade-off is influenced by time constraints in a seasonal environment...
  3. doi request reprint Early life experience primes resistance to oxidative stress
    David Costantini
    Institute for Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, Graham Kerr Building, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    J Exp Biol 215:2820-6. 2012
    ..These findings point to a potential mechanism linking early life experiences to future darwinian fitness...
  4. ncbi request reprint The pattern of early growth trajectories affects adult breeding performance
    Who Seung Lee
    Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, Graham Kerr Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, United Kingdom
    Ecology 93:902-12. 2012
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Carotenoid modulation of immune function and sexual attractiveness in zebra finches
    Jonathan D Blount
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Science 300:125-7. 2003
    ..In this study, we show that manipulation of dietary carotenoid supply invokes parallel changes in cell-mediated immune function and sexual attractiveness in male zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)...
  6. doi request reprint Optimization of resource allocation can explain the temporal dynamics and honesty of sexual signals
    Jan Lindström
    Division of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 174:515-25. 2009
    ..The key determinants of the honesty and dynamics of sexual signaling are the condition dependency of male survival, the initial frequency distribution of nutritional condition in the male population, and the cost of signaling...
  7. pmc The impact of dietary restriction, intermittent feeding and compensatory growth on reproductive investment and lifespan in a short-lived fish
    Claire L W Inness
    Fish Biology Group, Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Graham Kerr Building, IBLS, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:1703-8. 2008
    ....
  8. pmc Availability of non-carotenoid antioxidants affects the expression of a carotenoid-based sexual ornament
    Thomas W Pike
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Biol Lett 3:353-6. 2007
    ..Our data suggest that carotenoid-based ornaments may honestly signal an individual's availability of non-carotenoid antioxidants, allowing females to make adaptive mate-choice decisions...
  9. pmc Carotenoids, oxidative stress and female mating preference for longer lived males
    Thomas W Pike
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1591-6. 2007
    ....
  10. pmc Effect of growth compensation on subsequent physical fitness in green swordtails Xiphophorus helleri
    Nick J Royle
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Graham Kerr Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Biol Lett 2:39-42. 2006
    ..However, they had a reduced capacity to increase endurance with training, which is more likely to relate to Darwinian fitness. Compensatory growth may thus result in important locomotor costs later in life...
  11. pmc A poor start in life negatively affects dominance status in adulthood independent of body size in green swordtails Xiphophorus helleri
    Nick J Royle
    Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Graham Kerr Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1917-22. 2005
    ..This indicates that early life history and/or growth trajectory can be an important determinant of competitive ability independent of current body size...
  12. doi request reprint Biochemical integration of blood redox state in captive zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)
    David Costantini
    Institute for Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Graham Kerr Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    J Exp Biol 214:1148-52. 2011
    ..Overall, our results also suggest strong and significant integration between the oxidative state of red blood cells and plasma...
  13. doi request reprint Oxidative stress as a mediator of life history trade-offs: mechanisms, measurements and interpretation
    Pat Monaghan
    Division of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Graham Kerr Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G128QQ, UK
    Ecol Lett 12:75-92. 2009
    ..We indicate throughout potentially fruitful areas for further research...
  14. doi request reprint The trade-off between growth rate and locomotor performance varies with perceived time until breeding
    Who Seung Lee
    Division of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Graham Kerr Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    J Exp Biol 213:3289-98. 2010
    ....
  15. pmc Green swordtails alter their age at maturation in response to the population level of male ornamentation
    Craig A Walling
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Biol Lett 3:144-6. 2007
    ....
  16. pmc Neonatal nutrition, adult antioxidant defences and sexual attractiveness in the zebra finch
    Jonathan D Blount
    Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1691-6. 2003
    ..Such state-dependent trade-offs could underpin the link between early nutrition and senescence...
  17. doi request reprint Loss of integration is associated with reduced resistance to oxidative stress
    David Costantini
    Institute for Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, Graham Kerr Building, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    J Exp Biol 216:2213-20. 2013
    ..These findings point to a reduction in biochemical integration as a potential mechanism explaining a reduced resistance to oxidative stress induced by short-term stressors...
  18. pmc Early nutrition and phenotypic development: 'catch-up' growth leads to elevated metabolic rate in adulthood
    Francois Criscuolo
    Ornithology Group, Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Graham Kerr Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:1565-70. 2008
    ..It suggests that modification of metabolic efficiency may be one of the mechanisms mediating the observed long-term costs of accelerated growth, and indicates links between early nutrition and the metabolic syndrome...
  19. pmc Telomere dynamics rather than age predict life expectancy in the wild
    Pierre Bize
    Division of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 276:1679-83. 2009
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Ecological processes in a hormetic framework
    David Costantini
    Division of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Graham Kerr Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Ecol Lett 13:1435-47. 2010
    ....
  21. pmc Dietary carotenoid availability, sexual signalling and functional fertility in sticklebacks
    Thomas W Pike
    Division of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Graham Kerr Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Biol Lett 6:191-3. 2010
    ....
  22. pmc Large-scale geographical variation confirms that climate change causes birds to lay earlier
    Christiaan Both
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology, PO Box 40, 6666ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1657-62. 2004
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Developmental plasticity and human health
    Patrick Bateson
    Sub Department of Animal Behaviour, University of Cambridge, High Street, Madingley, Cambridge CB3 8AA, UK
    Nature 430:419-21. 2004
    ..A fuller understanding of patterns of human plasticity in response to early nutrition and other environmental factors will have implications for the administration of public health...
  24. ncbi request reprint The effects of latitude and day length on fattening strategies of wintering coal tits Periparus ater (L.): a field study and aviary experiment
    Vicente Polo
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    J Anim Ecol 76:866-72. 2007
    ..g. state-dependent) and extrinsic cues...