S B Piertney

Summary

Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Temporal changes in kin structure through a population cycle in a territorial bird, the red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus
    Stuart B Piertney
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
    Mol Ecol 17:2544-51. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Local genetic structure in red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus): evidence from microsatellite DNA markers
    S B Piertney
    NERC Molecular Genetics in Ecology Initiative, Department of Zoology, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Mol Ecol 7:1645-54. 1998
  3. doi request reprint Characterising functionally important and ecologically meaningful genetic diversity using a candidate gene approach
    Stuart B Piertney
    Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
    Genetica 138:419-32. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint The evolutionary ecology of the major histocompatibility complex
    S B Piertney
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
    Heredity (Edinb) 96:7-21. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Phylogeographic structure and postglacial evolutionary history of water voles (Arvicola terrestris) in the United Kingdom
    Stuart B Piertney
    NERC Molecular Genetics in Ecology Initiative, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
    Mol Ecol 14:1435-44. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships among cirrate octopods (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) resolved using mitochondrial 16S ribosomal DNA sequences
    Stuart B Piertney
    NERC Molecular Genetics in Ecology Initiative, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, AB24 2TZ, Aberdeen, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 27:348-53. 2003
  7. pmc Microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA homogeneity among phenotypically diverse crossbill taxa in the UK
    S B Piertney
    Natural Environment Research Council Molecular Genetics in Ecology Initiative, Department of Zoology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1511-7. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Matrilineal genetic structure and female-mediated gene flow in red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus): an analysis using mitochondrial DNA
    S B Piertney
    Department of Zoology, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Evolution 54:279-89. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Widespread gene flow and high genetic variability in populations of water voles Arvicola terrestris in patchy habitats
    J Aars
    NERC Molecular Genetics in Ecological Initiative, School of Biological Science, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Mol Ecol 15:1455-66. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Spatial distribution of mitochondrial and microsatellite DNA variation in Daubenton's bat within Scotland
    Thongchai Ngamprasertwong
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
    Mol Ecol 17:3243-58. 2008

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Publications28

  1. doi request reprint Temporal changes in kin structure through a population cycle in a territorial bird, the red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus
    Stuart B Piertney
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
    Mol Ecol 17:2544-51. 2008
    ..Results are discussed in relation to potential drivers of population regulation and implications of dynamic kin structure for population genetics...
  2. ncbi request reprint Local genetic structure in red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus): evidence from microsatellite DNA markers
    S B Piertney
    NERC Molecular Genetics in Ecology Initiative, Department of Zoology, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Mol Ecol 7:1645-54. 1998
    ..The potential consequences of local subdivision for red grouse populations are discussed...
  3. doi request reprint Characterising functionally important and ecologically meaningful genetic diversity using a candidate gene approach
    Stuart B Piertney
    Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
    Genetica 138:419-32. 2010
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  4. ncbi request reprint The evolutionary ecology of the major histocompatibility complex
    S B Piertney
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
    Heredity (Edinb) 96:7-21. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Phylogeographic structure and postglacial evolutionary history of water voles (Arvicola terrestris) in the United Kingdom
    Stuart B Piertney
    NERC Molecular Genetics in Ecology Initiative, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
    Mol Ecol 14:1435-44. 2005
    ..The implications of both phylogeographical and population genetic structure are discussed in context with the conservation of water voles in Britain...
  6. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships among cirrate octopods (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) resolved using mitochondrial 16S ribosomal DNA sequences
    Stuart B Piertney
    NERC Molecular Genetics in Ecology Initiative, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, AB24 2TZ, Aberdeen, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 27:348-53. 2003
    ....
  7. pmc Microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA homogeneity among phenotypically diverse crossbill taxa in the UK
    S B Piertney
    Natural Environment Research Council Molecular Genetics in Ecology Initiative, Department of Zoology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1511-7. 2001
    ..If adaptive differences have arisen without a concomitant divergence in neutral DNA then attempting to define crossbill types from microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA without recourse to ecology and behaviour may be misleading...
  8. ncbi request reprint Matrilineal genetic structure and female-mediated gene flow in red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus): an analysis using mitochondrial DNA
    S B Piertney
    Department of Zoology, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Evolution 54:279-89. 2000
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Widespread gene flow and high genetic variability in populations of water voles Arvicola terrestris in patchy habitats
    J Aars
    NERC Molecular Genetics in Ecological Initiative, School of Biological Science, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Mol Ecol 15:1455-66. 2006
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Spatial distribution of mitochondrial and microsatellite DNA variation in Daubenton's bat within Scotland
    Thongchai Ngamprasertwong
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
    Mol Ecol 17:3243-58. 2008
    ..Apparently contrasting patterns of mitochondrial and microsatellite divergence at different scales could be explained by sex-specific differences in gene flow at large scales...
  11. doi request reprint Identification of genes responding to nematode infection in red grouse
    L M I Webster
    Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Mol Ecol Resour 11:305-13. 2011
    ..tenuis and provide a resource that can be utilized as candidate genes in other species. All sequences described have been deposited in GenBank (accession numbers GW698221-GW706922)..
  12. ncbi request reprint Rapid diagnostic PCR assays for members of the Culicoides obsoletus and Culicoides pulicaris species complexes, implicated vectors of bluetongue virus in Europe
    Damien V Nolan
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, Scotland, UK
    Vet Microbiol 124:82-94. 2007
    ..pulicaris complex or in a multiplex PCR to identify members of the C. obsoletus complex. This approach provides a valuable diagnostic tool for monitoring species composition in mixed field collections of Culicoides...
  13. doi request reprint Incursion and range expansion in the bluetongue vector Culicoides imicola in the Mediterranean basin: a phylogeographic analysis
    D V Nolan
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Med Vet Entomol 22:340-51. 2008
    ..We conclude that the expansion of C. imicola in the Mediterranean basin consists of at least three incursions followed by expansions and that the western system experiences conditions promoting high population growth...
  14. doi request reprint Transcriptomic response of red grouse to gastro-intestinal nematode parasites and testosterone: implications for population dynamics
    L M I Webster
    Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
    Mol Ecol 20:920-31. 2011
    ..The results are discussed in relation to the fitness and condition of individual red grouse and factors influencing the regulation of abundance in natural populations...
  15. doi request reprint Phylogenetic analysis indicates that Culicoides dewulfi should not be considered part of the Culicoides obsoletus complex
    J M Schwenkenbecher
    Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen AB 24 2TZ, UK
    Bull Entomol Res 99:371-5. 2009
    ..dewulfi anywhere else in the phylogeny. As such, C. dewulfi should not be considered part of the C. obsoletus s.l. complex and instead be treated as a separate group, phylogenetically close to the classical Old World vector C. imicola...
  16. ncbi request reprint Parentage assignment detects frequent and large-scale dispersal in water voles
    S Telfer
    Aberdeen Population Ecology Research Unit APERU, Department of Zoology, University of Aberdeen, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen, AB24 2TZ, UK
    Mol Ecol 12:1939-49. 2003
    ..Information from genotyping increased the estimated rate and scale of dispersal by three- and twofold, respectively, and hence represents a powerful tool to provide more realistic estimates of dispersal parameters...
  17. doi request reprint Landscape barriers reduce gene flow in an invasive carnivore: geographical and local genetic structure of American mink in Scotland
    Andrzej Zalewski
    Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen, UK
    Mol Ecol 18:1601-15. 2009
    ....
  18. pmc Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) heterozygote superiority to natural multi-parasite infections in the water vole (Arvicola terrestris)
    M K Oliver
    Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Zoology Building, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 276:1119-28. 2009
    ..This is the first demonstration of MHC heterozygote superiority against multiple parasites in a natural population, a mechanism that could help maintain high levels of functional MHC genetic diversity in natural populations...
  19. ncbi request reprint Isolation and characterization of a MHC class II DRB locus in the European water vole (Arvicola terrestris)
    Matthew K Oliver
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB24 2TZ, UK
    Immunogenetics 58:390-5. 2006
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Similar estimates of population genetic composition and sex ratio derived from carcasses and faeces of Eurasian otter Lutra lutra
    John F Dallas
    NERC Molecular Genetics in Ecology Initiative, Zoology Building, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
    Mol Ecol 12:275-82. 2003
    ..A distinct group of approximately 11 carcass and spraint genotypes was detected using the latter methods. The results suggest that spraints can yield unbiased estimates of population genetic composition and sex ratio...
  21. ncbi request reprint Ecological, morphological and genetic divergence of sympatric North Atlantic killer whale populations
    Andrew D Foote
    Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Cromarty, UK
    Mol Ecol 18:5207-17. 2009
    ..This first step to divergent specialization on different ecological resources provides a rare example of the ecological conditions at the early stages of adaptive radiation...
  22. ncbi request reprint Discrimination of Culicoides midge larvae using multiplex polymerase chain reaction assays based on DNA sequence variation at the mitochondrial cytochrome C oxidase I gene
    Jan M Schwenkenbecher
    Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, United Kingdom
    J Med Entomol 46:610-4. 2009
    ..l. complex. These assays yield two PCR products: one species-specific and one generic band. We show the application of the assays in the analysis of Culicoides larvae from three different farms in northeast Scotland...
  23. doi request reprint Spatio-temporal variation in the strength and mode of selection acting on major histocompatibility complex diversity in water vole (Arvicola terrestris) metapopulations
    Matthew K Oliver
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Zoology Building, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, Scotland, UK
    Mol Ecol 18:80-92. 2009
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the cost of short flights in a nectarivorous and a non-nectarivorous bird
    C Hambly
    Aberdeen Centre for Energy Regulation and Obesity, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 2TZ, Scotland, UK
    J Exp Biol 207:3959-68. 2004
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  25. doi request reprint Impacts of climate, host and landscape factors on Culicoides species in Scotland
    B V Purse
    NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Penicuik, U K
    Med Vet Entomol 26:168-77. 2012
    ..Modelling approaches that may facilitate the more accurate prediction of local abundance patterns for a wider range of Culicoides species are discussed...
  26. doi request reprint Testing the interactive effects of testosterone and parasites on carotenoid-based ornamentation in a wild bird
    J Martinez-Padilla
    Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability ACES, University of Aberdeen, School of Biological Sciences, Aberdeen, UK
    J Evol Biol 23:902-13. 2010
    ..Our study advocates that adequately testing the mechanisms behind the production or maintenance of secondary sexual characters has to take into account the dynamics of sexual trait expression and their environmental context...
  27. ncbi request reprint Separating behavioral and physiological mechanisms in testosterone-mediated trade-offs
    Francois Mougeot
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Hill of Brathens, Banchory AB31 4BW, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 166:158-68. 2005
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  28. pmc Inbreeding depression and male fitness in black grouse
    Jacob Höglund
    Population Biology Evolutionary Biology Centre, University of Uppsala, Norbyvägen, 18D, SE 752 36, Uppsala, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 269:711-5. 2002
    ..This is important in establishing that the relationships found in previous studies are not artefacts of low gene flow created by limited dispersal but a general feature of wild vertebrate populations...