Gavin H Thomas

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bath
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Global patterns of geographic range size in birds
    C David L Orme
    Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Ascot, Berkshire, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 4:e208. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of shorebirds, gulls, and alcids (Aves: Charadrii) from the cytochrome-b gene: parsimony, Bayesian inference, minimum evolution, and quartet puzzling
    Gavin H Thomas
    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, 4 South, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 30:516-26. 2004
  3. pmc A supertree approach to shorebird phylogeny
    Gavin H Thomas
    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, 4 South, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 4:28. 2004
  4. pmc Comparative analyses of the influence of developmental mode on phenotypic diversification rates in shorebirds
    Gavin H Thomas
    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1619-24. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary pathways in shorebird breeding systems: sexual conflict, parental care, and chick development
    Gavin H Thomas
    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, 4 South, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, United Kingdom
    Evolution 59:2222-30. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Global biogeography and ecology of body size in birds
    Valerie A Olson
    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, UK
    Ecol Lett 12:249-59. 2009
  7. pmc Phylogenetic distributions of British birds of conservation concern
    Gavin H Thomas
    NERC Centre for Population Biology and Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:2077-83. 2008
  8. pmc Human impacts and the global distribution of extinction risk
    Richard G Davies
    Biodiversity and Macroecology Group, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2127-33. 2006
  9. pmc Limited male incubation ability and the evolution of egg size in shorebirds
    Terje Lislevand
    University of Bergen, Department of Biology, Thormøhlensgate 55, N 5020 Bergen, Norway
    Biol Lett 2:206-8. 2006
  10. pmc Topography, energy and the global distribution of bird species richness
    Richard G Davies
    Biodiversity and Macroecology Group, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1189-97. 2007

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Publications13

  1. pmc Global patterns of geographic range size in birds
    C David L Orme
    Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Ascot, Berkshire, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 4:e208. 2006
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  2. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of shorebirds, gulls, and alcids (Aves: Charadrii) from the cytochrome-b gene: parsimony, Bayesian inference, minimum evolution, and quartet puzzling
    Gavin H Thomas
    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, 4 South, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 30:516-26. 2004
    ..This is further corroborated by non-tree based measures of support and conflict (Lento plots). The quartet puzzling trees are poorly resolved and inconclusive...
  3. pmc A supertree approach to shorebird phylogeny
    Gavin H Thomas
    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, 4 South, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 4:28. 2004
    ..Here we use the matrix representation with parsimony method to produce the first fully inclusive supertree of Charadriiformes. We also provide preliminary estimates of ages for all nodes in the tree...
  4. pmc Comparative analyses of the influence of developmental mode on phenotypic diversification rates in shorebirds
    Gavin H Thomas
    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1619-24. 2006
    ..Thus, less demanding offspring appear to facilitate rapid evolution of breeding systems and some sexually selected traits...
  5. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary pathways in shorebird breeding systems: sexual conflict, parental care, and chick development
    Gavin H Thomas
    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, 4 South, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, United Kingdom
    Evolution 59:2222-30. 2005
    ..Taken together, our results are more consistent with the sexual conflict hypothesis than the parental investment hypothesis...
  6. doi request reprint Global biogeography and ecology of body size in birds
    Valerie A Olson
    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, UK
    Ecol Lett 12:249-59. 2009
    ..Global patterns of body size in avian assemblages are driven by interactions between the physiological demands of the environment, resource availability, species richness and taxonomic turnover among lineages...
  7. pmc Phylogenetic distributions of British birds of conservation concern
    Gavin H Thomas
    NERC Centre for Population Biology and Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:2077-83. 2008
    ..I suggest that while phylogeny can be informative with respect to identifying clades that are susceptible to some measures of extinction risk, such patterns are likely to be idiosyncratic with respect to symptom and taxa...
  8. pmc Human impacts and the global distribution of extinction risk
    Richard G Davies
    Biodiversity and Macroecology Group, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2127-33. 2006
    ..These results underline the importance of a global perspective on the mechanisms driving spatial patterns of extinction risk, and the key role of anthropogenic factors in driving the current extinction crisis...
  9. pmc Limited male incubation ability and the evolution of egg size in shorebirds
    Terje Lislevand
    University of Bergen, Department of Biology, Thormøhlensgate 55, N 5020 Bergen, Norway
    Biol Lett 2:206-8. 2006
    ..Our findings suggest that egg size evolution is better explained by male incubation limitation in these birds...
  10. pmc Topography, energy and the global distribution of bird species richness
    Richard G Davies
    Biodiversity and Macroecology Group, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1189-97. 2007
    ..Rather a global perspective confirms the primary importance of mountain ranges in high-energy areas...
  11. pmc Spatial turnover in the global avifauna
    Kevin J Gaston
    Biodiversity and Macroecology Group, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1567-74. 2007
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Sympatric speciation in birds is rare: insights from range data and simulations
    Albert B Phillimore
    Division of Biology and Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 171:646-57. 2008
    ..Our simulations demonstrate that the observed patterns are most consistent with a model in which allopatric speciation is dominant but in which sympatric speciation is also present and contributes 5% of speciation events...
  13. ncbi request reprint Energy, range dynamics and global species richness patterns: reconciling mid-domain effects and environmental determinants of avian diversity
    David Storch
    Ecol Lett 9:1308-20. 2006
    ..This model also accurately predicts the latitudinal variation in species richness and variation of species richness both within and between realms, thus representing a compelling mechanism for the major trends in global biodiversity...