R M Sibly

Summary

Affiliation: University of Reading
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The ecological niche of Daphnia magna characterized using population growth rate
    Helen L Hooper
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, P O Box 68, Reading RG6 6PS, UK
    Ecology 89:1015-22. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Evolution of discrimination in populations at equilibrium between selfishness and altruism
    Richard M Sibly
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, UK
    J Theor Biol 313:162-71. 2012
  3. pmc Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds
    Richard M Sibly
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AS, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:10937-41. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Rensch's rule in large herbivorous mammals derived from metabolic scaling
    Richard M Sibly
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, RG6 6AS, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 179:169-77. 2012
  5. pmc Systems biology meets stress ecology: linking molecular and organismal stress responses in Daphnia magna
    Lars Henrik Heckmann
    University of Reading, School of Biological Sciences, Environmental Biology, Philip Lyle Building, Reading, RG6 6BX, UK
    Genome Biol 9:R40. 2008
  6. pmc Outlining eicosanoid biosynthesis in the crustacean Daphnia
    Lars Henrik Heckmann
    University of Reading, School of Biological Sciences, Environmental Biology, PO Box 68, Reading, RG6 6BX, UK
    Front Zool 5:11. 2008
  7. pmc Expression of target and reference genes in Daphnia magna exposed to ibuprofen
    Lars Henrik Heckmann
    The University of Reading, School of Biological Sciences, Environmental Biology, PO Box 228, RG6 6AJ, UK
    BMC Genomics 7:175. 2006
  8. pmc Selfishness and altruism can coexist when help is subject to diminishing returns
    R M Sibly
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK
    Heredity (Edinb) 107:167-73. 2011
  9. pmc Mammal reproductive strategies driven by offspring mortality-size relationships
    Richard M Sibly
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AS, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 173:E185-99. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint On the stability of populations of mammals, birds, fish and insects
    Richard M Sibly
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AS, UK
    Ecol Lett 10:970-6. 2007

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint The ecological niche of Daphnia magna characterized using population growth rate
    Helen L Hooper
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, P O Box 68, Reading RG6 6PS, UK
    Ecology 89:1015-22. 2008
    ..Our study shows how the niche can be quantified and used to predict field distributions successfully...
  2. doi request reprint Evolution of discrimination in populations at equilibrium between selfishness and altruism
    Richard M Sibly
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, UK
    J Theor Biol 313:162-71. 2012
    ..These predictions merit experimental and observational investigation by primatologists, anthropologists and psychologists...
  3. pmc Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds
    Richard M Sibly
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AS, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:10937-41. 2012
    ..Our results generally support both Lack's pioneering studies and subsequent research on avian life history...
  4. doi request reprint Rensch's rule in large herbivorous mammals derived from metabolic scaling
    Richard M Sibly
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, RG6 6AS, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 179:169-77. 2012
    ..Model predictions are well supported by data for these megaherbivores. The model suggests hypotheses for why some other sexually dimorphic taxa, such as primates and pinnipeds (seals and sea lions), do or do not conform to Rensh's rule...
  5. pmc Systems biology meets stress ecology: linking molecular and organismal stress responses in Daphnia magna
    Lars Henrik Heckmann
    University of Reading, School of Biological Sciences, Environmental Biology, Philip Lyle Building, Reading, RG6 6BX, UK
    Genome Biol 9:R40. 2008
    ..Here we report a systems biology study that simultaneously describes the transcriptomic and phenotypic stress responses of the model crustacean Daphnia magna after exposure to ibuprofen...
  6. pmc Outlining eicosanoid biosynthesis in the crustacean Daphnia
    Lars Henrik Heckmann
    University of Reading, School of Biological Sciences, Environmental Biology, PO Box 68, Reading, RG6 6BX, UK
    Front Zool 5:11. 2008
    ..However, little is still known about the synthesis and structure of the pathway in invertebrates...
  7. pmc Expression of target and reference genes in Daphnia magna exposed to ibuprofen
    Lars Henrik Heckmann
    The University of Reading, School of Biological Sciences, Environmental Biology, PO Box 228, RG6 6AJ, UK
    BMC Genomics 7:175. 2006
    ..However, reference gene expression can vary between tissues and experimental conditions, which makes it crucial to validate them prior to application...
  8. pmc Selfishness and altruism can coexist when help is subject to diminishing returns
    R M Sibly
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK
    Heredity (Edinb) 107:167-73. 2011
    ..We thus provide a plausible genetic model of kin selection that leads to the stable coexistence in the same population of both altruistic and selfish individuals. This may explain reported genetic variation in altruism in man...
  9. pmc Mammal reproductive strategies driven by offspring mortality-size relationships
    Richard M Sibly
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AS, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 173:E185-99. 2009
    ..Primates, bats, sloths, and anteaters, which carry their young from birth until weaning, produce litters of one or a few offspring because of the need to transport and care for them...
  10. ncbi request reprint On the stability of populations of mammals, birds, fish and insects
    Richard M Sibly
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AS, UK
    Ecol Lett 10:970-6. 2007
    ..Our estimates of return rates were generally well below the threshold for chaos, which makes it unlikely that chaotic dynamics occur in natural populations--one of ecology's key unanswered questions...
  11. ncbi request reprint A maximum-likelihood approach to fitting equilibrium models of microsatellite evolution
    R M Sibly
    School of Animal and Microbial Sciences, Department of Applied Statistics, University of Reading, Reading, England
    Mol Biol Evol 18:413-7. 2001
    ..The suggestion that slippage rates are zero or close to zero for very short microsatellites of one to four repeats has important implications for understanding the mechanism of polymerase slippage...
  12. pmc Population growth rate and its determinants: an overview
    Richard M Sibly
    School of Animal and Microbial Sciences, University of Reading, PO Box 228, Reading RG6 6AJ, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 357:1153-70. 2002
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  13. ncbi request reprint On the regulation of populations of mammals, birds, fish, and insects
    Richard M Sibly
    School of Animal and Microbial Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AJ, UK
    Science 309:607-10. 2005
    ..These findings have fundamental implications for our understanding of animals' lives, suggesting in particular that many animals in these taxa will be found living at densities above the carrying capacity of their environments...
  14. ncbi request reprint Population-level assessment of risks of pesticides to birds and mammals in the UK
    R M Sibly
    School of Animal and Microbial Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, RG6 6AJ, Reading, UK
    Ecotoxicology 14:863-76. 2005
    ..We conclude with a discussion of the implications of the severe problems of parameterising models...
  15. doi request reprint Reproduction recovery of the crustacean Daphnia magna after chronic exposure to ibuprofen
    Yuya Hayashi
    School of Biological Sciences, Environmental Biology, University of Reading, Philip Lyle Building, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6BX, UK
    Ecotoxicology 17:246-51. 2008
    ..Our results suggest a possible theory behind the compensatory fecundity that we referred to as 'catch-up reproduction'...
  16. ncbi request reprint A simple and rapid method for preserving RNA of aquatic invertebrates for ecotoxicogenomics
    Lars Henrik Heckmann
    Environmental Biology Section, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 68, Reading, RG6 6BX, UK
    Ecotoxicology 16:445-7. 2007
    ..g. amphipod Gammarus pulex representing an upper size limit. We explain in detail how to apply this new method, named the "Cylindrical Sieve (CS) system", and highlight its advantages and disadvantages...
  17. ncbi request reprint Chronic toxicity of ibuprofen to Daphnia magna: Effects on life history traits and population dynamics
    Lars Henrik Heckmann
    University of Reading, School of Biological Sciences, Environmental Biology, Philip Lyle Building, Reading UK
    Toxicol Lett 172:137-45. 2007
    ..We discuss our results in relation to recent genomic studies, which suggest that the potential mechanism of toxicity in Daphnia is similar to the mode of action in mammals, where IB inhibits eicosanoid biosynthesis...
  18. ncbi request reprint Joint effects of density and a growth inhibitor on the life history and population growth rate of the midge Chironomus riparius
    Helen L Hooper
    School of Animal and Microbial Sciences, University of Reading, P O Box 228, Reading RG6 6AJ, United Kingdom
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:1140-5. 2005
    ..Long-term studies under field conditions, however, are needed before less-than-additive effects are considered to be the norm...
  19. pmc Effects of body size and lifestyle on evolution of mammal life histories
    Richard M Sibly
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AS, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:17707-12. 2007
    ..These results shed light on the evolution of the fast-slow life-history continuum, suggesting that variation occurs along two axes corresponding to body size and lifestyle...
  20. ncbi request reprint Linking molecular and population stress responses in Daphnia magna exposed to cadmium
    Richard Connon
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, P O Box 68, Reading RG6 6BX, UK
    Environ Sci Technol 42:2181-8. 2008
    ..Our production and application of a large Daphnia magna microarray has shown that measured gene responses can be logically linked to the impact of a toxicant such as cadmium on somatic growth and development, and consequently pgr...
  21. pmc The effects of spatial and temporal heterogeneity on the population dynamics of four animal species in a Danish landscape
    Richard M Sibly
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6PS, UK
    BMC Ecol 9:18. 2009
    ..This allows us to quantify and evaluate the importance of spatial and temporal heterogeneity on the population dynamics of the four species...
  22. ncbi request reprint Population growth rate and carrying capacity for springtails Folsomia candida exposed to ivermectin
    Helen L Noël
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AJ, UK
    Ecol Appl 16:656-65. 2006
    ..g., in feces of livestock treated with ivermectin)...
  23. pmc Population growth rate: determining factors and role in population regulation. Introduction
    Richard M Sibly
    School of Animal and Microbial Sciences, University of Reading, PO Box 228, Reading RG6 6AJ, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 357:1149-51. 2002
  24. pmc Demographic, mechanistic and density-dependent determinants of population growth rate: a case study in an avian predator
    Jim Hone
    Applied Ecology Research Group, University of Canberra, Canberra 2602, Australia
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 357:1171-7. 2002
    ..The effects of food availability on population growth rate are modified by predator abundance...
  25. pmc Life-history evolution under a production constraint
    James H Brown
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:17595-9. 2006
    ..These principles can be generalized to better understand the intimate relationship between the genetic currency of evolution and the metabolic currency of ecology...