Richard M Merrill

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cambridge
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Ecological and genetic factors influencing the transition between host-use strategies in sympatric Heliconius butterflies
    R M Merrill
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    J Evol Biol 26:1959-67. 2013
  2. pmc Disruptive ecological selection on a mating cue
    Richard M Merrill
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:4907-13. 2012
  3. pmc Pervasive genetic associations between traits causing reproductive isolation in Heliconius butterflies
    Richard M Merrill
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 278:511-8. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Mate preference across the speciation continuum in a clade of mimetic butterflies
    Richard M Merrill
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom
    Evolution 65:1489-500. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Müllerian mimicry: sharing the load reduces the legwork
    Richard M Merrill
    Department of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Curr Biol 19:R687-9. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Combined effects of climate and biotic interactions on the elevational range of a phytophagous insect
    Richard M Merrill
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    J Anim Ecol 77:145-55. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Sexually selected traits predict patterns of species richness in a diverse clade of suboscine birds
    Nathalie Seddon
    Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 171:620-31. 2008

Detail Information

Publications7

  1. doi request reprint Ecological and genetic factors influencing the transition between host-use strategies in sympatric Heliconius butterflies
    R M Merrill
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    J Evol Biol 26:1959-67. 2013
    ..Together, our results reveal ecological and genetic associations between shifts in habitat, host use and mimetic colour pattern that have likely facilitated both speciation and coexistence. ..
  2. pmc Disruptive ecological selection on a mating cue
    Richard M Merrill
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:4907-13. 2012
    ..Our experiments showed that hybrid colour-pattern phenotypes are attacked more frequently than parental forms. For the first time, we demonstrate disruptive ecological selection on a trait that also acts as a mating cue...
  3. pmc Pervasive genetic associations between traits causing reproductive isolation in Heliconius butterflies
    Richard M Merrill
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 278:511-8. 2011
    ..This genetic architecture in which 'speciation genes' are clustered in the genome can facilitate two controversial models of speciation, namely divergence in the face of gene flow and hybrid speciation...
  4. doi request reprint Mate preference across the speciation continuum in a clade of mimetic butterflies
    Richard M Merrill
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom
    Evolution 65:1489-500. 2011
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  5. doi request reprint Müllerian mimicry: sharing the load reduces the legwork
    Richard M Merrill
    Department of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Curr Biol 19:R687-9. 2009
    ..A recent study supports the theory by describing Müllerian mimicry rings in Appalachian millipedes that are analogous to those observed in tropical butterflies...
  6. doi request reprint Combined effects of climate and biotic interactions on the elevational range of a phytophagous insect
    Richard M Merrill
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    J Anim Ecol 77:145-55. 2008
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Sexually selected traits predict patterns of species richness in a diverse clade of suboscine birds
    Nathalie Seddon
    Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 171:620-31. 2008
    ..This is the first study to reveal correlations between song structure and species diversity, emphasizing the importance of acoustic signals, and within-family analyses, in comparative studies of sexual selection...