D H Nussey
Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
- Rapidly declining fine-scale spatial genetic structure in female red deerD 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...
- Selection on heritable phenotypic plasticity in a wild bird populationDaniel H Nussey
Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, Post Office Box 40, 6666 ZG Heteren, Netherlands
Science 310:304-6. 2005..This temporal trend is concurrent with climate change causing a mismatch between the breeding times of the birds and their caterpillar prey. Continued selection on plasticity can act to alleviate this mismatch...
- Constraints on plastic responses to climate variation in red deerDaniel H Nussey
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
Biol Lett 1:457-60. 2005..The presence of such systematic variation in individual plasticity is rarely documented in the wild, and has important implications for our understanding of the environmental dependencies of traits under varying ecological conditions...
- Genetic consequences of human management in an introduced island population of red deer (Cervus elaphus)D H Nussey
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
Heredity (Edinb) 97:56-65. 2006..We suggest that recent differences in the management regimes in different parts of the island have led to differences in effective male migration that would account for this observation...
- Variation in fecal egg counts in horses managed for conservation purposes: individual egg shedding consistency, age effects and seasonal variationE L D Wood
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, UK
Parasitology 140:115-28. 2013..This paper highlights the variability in strongyle egg excretion amongst individuals and the factors involved in this variation...
- Re-mating across years and intralineage polygyny are associated with greater than expected levels of inbreeding in wild red deerK V Stopher
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
J Evol Biol 25:2457-69. 2012....
- The relationship between tooth wear, habitat quality and late-life reproduction in a wild red deer populationDaniel H Nussey
Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, UK
J Anim Ecol 76:402-12. 2007..4. There was no evidence that females with more heavily worn molars had reduced reproductive performance late in life or that first molar height was associated with reproductive senescence...
- Environmental conditions in early life influence ageing rates in a wild population of red deerDaniel H Nussey
Curr Biol 17:R1000-1. 2007
- Evidence for a genetic basis of aging in two wild vertebrate populationsAlastair J Wilson
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
Curr Biol 17:2136-42. 2007..We find evidence that genetic differences among individuals cause variation in their rates of aging and that additive genetic variance for fitness increases with age, as predicted by the evolutionary theory of senescence...
- Testing for genetic trade-offs between early- and late-life reproduction in a wild red deer populationDaniel H Nussey
Large Animal Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
Proc Biol Sci 275:745-50. 2008..Our results suggest rare support for the AP theory of ageing from a wild population...
- The rate of senescence in maternal performance increases with early-life fecundity in red deerDaniel H Nussey
Ecol Lett 9:1342-50. 2006..These results present rare evidence in support of the disposable soma and antagonistic pleiotropy theories of senescence from a wild vertebrate population and highlight the utility of mixed models for testing theories of ageing...
- Identifying when weather influences life-history traits of grazing herbivoresMichelle Sims
Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland, The Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, UK
J Anim Ecol 76:761-70. 2007..The method is of much more general application and could provide valuable insights in other areas of ecology in which sequences of intercorrelated explanatory variables have been collected in space or in time...