Daniel H Nussey

Summary

Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Senescence in natural populations of animals: widespread evidence and its implications for bio-gerontology
    Daniel H Nussey
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Ageing Res Rev 12:214-25. 2013
  2. pmc Age-related variation in immunity in a wild mammal population
    Daniel H Nussey
    Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Aging Cell 11:178-80. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Patterns of body mass senescence and selective disappearance differ among three species of free-living ungulates
    Daniel H Nussey
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, The Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Ecology 92:1936-47. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Inter- and intrasexual variation in aging patterns across reproductive traits in a wild red deer population
    Daniel H Nussey
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 174:342-57. 2009
  5. pmc Testing for genetic trade-offs between early- and late-life reproduction in a wild red deer population
    Daniel H Nussey
    Large Animal Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:745-50. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a genetic basis of aging in two wild vertebrate populations
    Alastair J Wilson
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 17:2136-42. 2007
  7. pmc Inbreeding depression in red deer calves
    Craig A Walling
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 11:318. 2011
  8. pmc Shared spatial effects on quantitative genetic parameters: accounting for spatial autocorrelation and home range overlap reduces estimates of heritability in wild red deer
    Katie V Stopher
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Evolution 66:2411-26. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint The relationship between tooth wear, habitat quality and late-life reproduction in a wild red deer population
    Daniel H Nussey
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, UK
    J Anim Ecol 76:402-12. 2007
  10. doi request reprint An ecologist's guide to the animal model
    Alastair J Wilson
    Wild Evolution Group, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 3JT, UK
    J Anim Ecol 79:13-26. 2010

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Publications19

  1. doi request reprint Senescence in natural populations of animals: widespread evidence and its implications for bio-gerontology
    Daniel H Nussey
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Ageing Res Rev 12:214-25. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc Age-related variation in immunity in a wild mammal population
    Daniel H Nussey
    Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Aging Cell 11:178-80. 2012
    ..Our findings suggest immune aging patterns observed in laboratory and domestic mammals may generalize to more complex, challenging environments and could have fitness costs under natural conditions...
  3. ncbi request reprint Patterns of body mass senescence and selective disappearance differ among three species of free-living ungulates
    Daniel H Nussey
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, The Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Ecology 92:1936-47. 2011
    ..They also reveal that the pattern of senescence, and potentially also the processes underlying demographic declines in late life, can differ markedly across related species with similar life histories...
  4. doi request reprint Inter- and intrasexual variation in aging patterns across reproductive traits in a wild red deer population
    Daniel H Nussey
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 174:342-57. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that either natural selection or physiological constraint has caused an uncoupling of senescence rates in different physiological systems and, thus, different reproductive traits in this wild vertebrate population...
  5. pmc Testing for genetic trade-offs between early- and late-life reproduction in a wild red deer population
    Daniel 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a genetic basis of aging in two wild vertebrate populations
    Alastair 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...
  7. pmc Inbreeding depression in red deer calves
    Craig A Walling
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 11:318. 2011
    ..We also tested whether inbreeding depression varied with environmental conditions and maternal age...
  8. pmc Shared spatial effects on quantitative genetic parameters: accounting for spatial autocorrelation and home range overlap reduces estimates of heritability in wild red deer
    Katie V Stopher
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Evolution 66:2411-26. 2012
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint The relationship between tooth wear, habitat quality and late-life reproduction in a wild red deer population
    Daniel 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...
  10. doi request reprint An ecologist's guide to the animal model
    Alastair J Wilson
    Wild Evolution Group, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 3JT, UK
    J Anim Ecol 79:13-26. 2010
    ....
  11. doi request reprint What is individual quality? An evolutionary perspective
    Alastair J Wilson
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Ashworth Laboratories, University of Edinburgh, The King s Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 25:207-14. 2010
    ..We also propose a novel approach that is consistent with all current ecological uses, but also allows the concept of quality to be integrated with existing evolutionary theory...
  12. doi request reprint Age-related variation in reproductive traits in the wandering albatross: evidence for terminal improvement following senescence
    Hannah Froy
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Ecol Lett 16:642-9. 2013
    ..Whilst highlighting the importance of breeding experience, we reveal senescent declines in performance are followed by a striking increase in breeding success and a key parental investment trait at the final breeding attempt...
  13. ncbi request reprint Selection on heritable phenotypic plasticity in a wild bird population
    Daniel 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...
  14. doi request reprint Multivariate immune defences and fitness in the wild: complex but ecologically important associations among plasma antibodies, health and survival
    Daniel H Nussey
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, Institute of Infection and Immunity Research, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, Moredun Research Institute, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan, Midlothian, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 281:20132931. 2014
    ..Our results highlight both the evolutionary and ecological importance and the complex nature of the immune phenotype in the wild. ..
  15. pmc Constraints on plastic responses to climate variation in red deer
    Daniel 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...
  16. doi request reprint Into the wild: digging at immunology's evolutionary roots
    Rick M Maizels
    Institute of Immunology and Infection Research, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Nat Immunol 14:879-83. 2013
    ..Placing the ever-growing understanding of immunological mechanisms in wider real-world contexts is a massive but fundamentally important challenge. ..
  17. ncbi request reprint Environmental conditions in early life influence ageing rates in a wild population of red deer
    Daniel H Nussey
    Curr Biol 17:R1000-1. 2007
  18. ncbi request reprint Identifying when weather influences life-history traits of grazing herbivores
    Michelle 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint The rate of senescence in maternal performance increases with early-life fecundity in red deer
    Daniel 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...