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Publications

Peer reviewed pubications from the Agroecology Department

Perennial Biomass Crops Group

Hanley, S.J., Mallott, M.D. & Karp A (2006) Alignment of a Salix linkage map to the Populus genomic sequence reveals macrosynteny between willow and poplar genomes. Tree Genetics and Genomes 3: 35-48. DOI: 10.1007/s11295-006-0049-x

Hanley S.J., Pei, M.,Powers, S.J., Ruiz, C., Mallott, M.D., Barker, J.H.A., Karp, A. (2011) Genetic mapping of rust resistance loci in biomass willow. Tree Genetics and Genomes 7: 597-608 DOI: 10.1007/s11295-010-0359-x

Trybush, S., Jahodová, S., Čížková, L., Karp, A., and Hanley, S (2012) High levels of genetic diversity in Salix viminalis of the Czech Republic as revealed by microsatellite markers. Bioenergy Research 5: 969-977 DOI: 10.1007/s12155-012-9212-4

Karp, A. Hanley, S.J., Trybush, S.O.T., Macalpine, W., Pei, M., Shield I. (2011) Genetic improvement of willow for bioenergy and biofuels J. Integrative Plant Biology 53 (2) 151-165 DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7909.2010.01015.x

Macalpine W. J., Shield I. F., Walsh L. R. E., McCracken A. R., Wilson H., Gilliland J., Hughes A. R., Cunniff J. and Karp A. (2011). Rothamsted Research willow (Salix spp.) breeding programme; multi-site yield trial results 2011. Aspects of Applied Biology 112, Biomass and Energy Crops IV, pp. 263-270.

Macalpine W. J., Shield I. F., Karp A., 2010. Seed to near market variety; the BEGIN willow breeding pipeline 2003-2010 and beyond. In Proceedings of the Bioten Conference on Biomass, Bioenergy and Biofuels, 21-23 September 2010, Birmingham, UK, pp. 94-104. Ed. A. V. Bridgewater

Hanley, S.J., Mallott, M.D. & Karp A (2006) Alignment of a Salix linkage map to the Populus genomic sequence reveals macrosynteny between willow and poplar genomes. Tree Genetics and Genomes 3: 35-48. DOI:10.1007/s11295-006-0049-x

Hanley S.J., Pei, M.,Powers, S.J., Ruiz, C., Mallott, M.D., Barker, J.H.A., Karp, A. (2011) Genetic mapping of rust resistance loci in biomass willow. Tree Genetics and Genomes 7: 597-608 DOI: 10.1007/s11295-010-0359-x

Trybush, S., Jahodová, S., Čížková, L., Karp, A., and Hanley, S (2012) High levels of genetic diversity in Salix viminalis of the Czech Republic as revealed by microsatellite markers. Bioenergy Research 5: 969-977 DOI: 10.1007/s12155-012-9212-4

Insect Migration and Spatial Ecology Group

 Chapman JW, Bell JR, Burgin LE,Reynolds DR, Pettersson LB, Hill JK, Bonsall MB & Thomas JA (2012). Seasonal migration to high latitudes results in major reproductive benefits in an insect. PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.1207255109

Chapman JW, Klaassen RHG, Drake VA, Fossette S, Hays GC, Metcalfe JD, Reynolds AM, Reynolds DR & Alerstam T (2011). Animal orientation strategies for movement in flows. Current Biology 21: R861-870.

Alerstam T, Chapman JW, Bäckman J, Smith AD, Karlsson H, Nilsson C,Reynolds DR, Klaassen RHG & Hill JK (2011). Convergent patterns of long-distance nocturnal migration in noctuid moths and passerine birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278: 3074-3080.

Chapman JW, Nesbit RL, Burgin LE, Reynolds DR, Smith AD, Middleton DR & Hill JK (2010). Flight orientation behaviors promote optimal migration trajectories in high-flying insects. Science 327: 682-685

Brooks, D. R., Bater, J. E., Clark, S. J., Monteith, D. T., Andrews, C., Corbett, S. J., Beaumont, D. A., Chapman, J. W. (2012), Large carabid beetle declines in a United Kingdom monitoring network increases evidence for a widespread loss in insect biodiversity. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49: 1009-1019. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02194.x

Bell, J.R., Burkness, E.C., Milne, A.E., Onstad, D.W., Abrahamson, M., Hamilton, K.L. & Hutchison, W.D. (2012) Putting the brakes on a cycle: bottom-up effects damp cycle amplitude. Ecology Letters 15: 310-318. doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01739.x.

Bell, J.R., Taylor, M.S., Shortall, C.R., Welham, S.J. Harrington, R. (2012) The trait ecology and host plants of aphids and their distribution and abundance over the United Kingdom. Global Ecology & Biogeography 21: 405-415 doi: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00685.x

Brooks DR, Bater JE, Clark SJ, Monteith DT, Andrews C, Corbett SJ, Beaumont DA and Chapman JW (2012) Large carabid beetle declines in a United Kingdom monitoring network increases evidence for a widespread loss in insect biodiversity. Journal of Applied Ecology doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02194.x

Brooks DR, Storkey J, Clark SJ, Petit S, Firbank LG & Woiwod IP (2012) Trophic links between functional groups of arable plants and beetles are stable at the national scale. Journal of Animal Ecology 81: 4-13

Cook, S. M., Skellern, M. P, Döring, T. F., & Pickett, J. A. (2013). The potential for manipulation of petal colour in control strategies for the pollen beetle (Meligethes aeneus). Arthropod Plant Interactions 7(3):249-258. DOI 10.1007/s11829-013-9252-5

Mauchline, A.L., Cook, S. M., Powell, W. & Osborne, J. L. (2013) Effects of non-host plant odour on Meligethes aeneus during immigration to oilseed rape Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 146:313-320. DOI: 10.1111/eea.12030

Döring, T.F., Skellern, M., Watts, N. & Cook, S.M. (2012). Colour choice behaviour in the pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Physiological Entomology 37: 360-368. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3032.2012.00850.x

Salisbury, A., Cook, S. M., Powell, W. And Hardie, J. (2012) Odour-mediated orientation behaviour of the lily beetle Lilioceris lilii. Physiological Entomology 37: 97-102. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3032.2011.00823.x

Baverstock, J., Torrance, M. T., Clark, S. J. & Pell, J. K. (2011) Mesocosm experiments to assess the transmission of Pandora neoaphidis within simple and mixed field margins and over the crop-margin interface. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology: 110: 102-107. doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2012.02.012

Lebesa, L. N., Khan, Z. R., Hassanali, A., Pickett, J. A. , Bruce, T. J. A., Skellern, M. & Krüger, K. (2011), Responses of the blister beetle Hycleus apicicornis to visual stimuli. Physiological Entomology:36: 220-229. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3032.2011.00787.x

Pollination Ecology Group

Lihoreau M, Raine NE, Reynolds AM, Stelzer RJ, Lim KS, et al. (2012) Radar Tracking and Motion-Sensitive Cameras on Flowers Reveal the Development of Pollinator Multi-Destination Routes over Large Spatial Scales. PLoS Biol 10(9): e1001392. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001392

Reynolds AM(2012). Fitness-maximizing foragers can use information about patch quality to decide how to search for and within patches: optimal Lévy walk searching patterns from optimal foraging theory. Journal of the Royal Society: Interface 9:1568-75.

Cussans J, Goulson D, Sanderson R, Goffe L, Darvill B & Osborne J.L. (2010) Two bee-pollinated plant species show higher seed production when grown in gardens compared to arable farmland. PLoS One 5: 1-10

Jacobs, J.H.,Clark, S., Denholm, I., Goulson, D., Stoate, C. & Osborne, J.L. (2010) Pollinator effectiveness and fruit set in common ivy, Hedera helix (Araliaceae). Arthropod and Plant Interactions 4: 19-28

Goulson, D., Lepais, O., O'Connor, S., Osborne, J.L., Sanderson, R.A., Cussans, J., Goffe, L. & Darvill, B. (2010) Effects of land use at a landscape scale on bumblebee nest density and survival. Journal of Applied Ecology, 47, 1207-1215.

Haughton, A.J.,Bond, A.J., Lovett, A.A., Dockerty, T., Sünnenberg, G., Clark, S.J., Bohan, D.A., Sage, R.B.,Mallott, M.D., Mallott, V.E., Cunningham, M.D., Riche, A.B., Shield, I.F., Finch, J.W., Turner, M.M. & Karp, A. (2009) A novel, integrated approach to assessing social, economic and environmental implications of changing rural land-use: a case study of perennial biomass crops. Journal of Applied Ecology 46, 315-322

Jacobs, J.H., Clark, S.J.,Denholm, I., Goulson, D., Stoate, C. & Osborne, J.L. (2009) Pollination biology of fruit-bearing hedgerow plants and the role of flower-visiting insects in fruit set. Annals of Botany, 104, 1397-1404

Reynolds, A.M., Swain, J.L., Smith, A.D., Martin, A.P., Osborne, J.L. (2009). Honeybees use a Levy flight search strategy and odour-mediated anemotaxis to relocate food sources. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 64, 115-123.

Osborne, J.L., Martin, A.P., Shortall, C.R., Todd, A.D., Goulson, D., Knight, M.E., Hale, R.J. & Sanderson, R.A. (2008) Quantifying and comparing bumblebee nest densities in gardens and countryside habitats. Journal of Applied Ecology 45, 784-792.

Haughton, A.J. et al., (2003) Invertebrate responses to the management of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and conventional crops. II. Within-field epigeal and aerial arthropods. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B. 358,1863-1878

Roy, D.R. Bohan, D.A., Haughton, A.J., Hill, M.O., Osborne, J.L., Clark, S.J., Perry, J.N., Rothery, P., Scott, R.J.,Brooks, D.R., Champion, G.T., Hawes, C., Heard, M.S., Firbank, L.G. (2003) Invertebrates and vegetation of field margins adjacent to crops subject to contrasting herbicide regimes in the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. 358, 1879-1898.

Riley, J.R., Smith, A.D., Reynolds, D.R., Edwards, A.S., Osborne, J.L., Williams, I.H., Carreck, N.L. & Poppy, G.M. (1996).Tracking bees with harmonic radar. Nature, 379, 29-30

Weed Ecology Group

R Marshall, S Hanley, R Hull & S R Moss (2012)The presence of two different target site resistance mechanisms in individual plants of Alopecurus myosuroides Huds., identified using a quick molecular test for the characterisation of six ALS and seven ACCase SNPs. Pest Management Science(in press).

Stratonovitch, P., Storkey, J. & Semenov, A.A. (2012) A process-based approach to modelling impacts of climate change on the damage niche of an agricultural weed. Global Change Biology, 18, 2071-2080. 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02650.x

Storkey, J., Meyer, S., Still, K.S. & Leuschner, C. (2012) The impact of agricultural intensification and land-use change on the European arable flora. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 279, 1421-1429. 10.1098/rspb.2011.1686

Storkey, J., Moss, S.R. & Cussans, J.W. (2010) Using assembly theory to explain changes in a weed flora in response to agricultural intensification. Weed Science, 58, 39-46. 10.1614/WS-09-096.1

Soil Microbial Ecology

Hirsch, P.R. & Mauchline, T.H. (2012). Who’s who in the plant root microbiome? Nature Biotechnology 30: 961-962.

Delmont, T.O., Prestat, E., Keegan, K.P., Faubladier, M., Robe, P., Clark, I.M., Pelletier, E., Hirsch, P.R., Meyer, F., Gilbert, J.A., et al. (2012). Structure, fluctuation and magnitude of a natural grassland soil metagenome. ISME Journal 6, 1677-1687.

Ward, E., Kerry, B.R., Manzanilla-López, R.H., Mutua, G., Devonshire, J., Kimenju, J. & Hirsch, P.R. (2012) The Pochonia chlamydosporia serine protease gene vcp1 is subject to regulation by carbon, nitrogen and pH: implications for nematode biocontrol. PLoS ONE (7: e35657).

Clark, I.M., Buchkina, N., Jhurreea, D., Goulding, K.W.T. & Hirsch, P.R. (2012) Impacts of nitrogen application rates on the activity and diversity of denitrifying bacteria in the Broadbalk Wheat Experiment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 367: 1235–1244.

Mauchline, T.H., Knox, R., Mohan, S., Powers, S.J., Kerry, B.R., Davies, K.G. & Hirsch. P.R. (2011) Identification of new single nucleotide polymorphism-based markers for inter- and intraspecies discrimination of obligate bacterial parasites (Pasteuria spp.) of invertebrates. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77: 6388–6394.

Macdonald, C.A., Clark, I.M., Hirsch, P.R., Zhao, F-J. &, McGrath, S. P. (2011) Development of a real-time PCR assay for detection and quantification of Rhizobium leguminosarum bacteria and discrimination between different biovars in zinc-contaminated soil. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77: 4626-4633.

Rosso, L.C., Finetti-Sialer, M.M., Hirsch, P.R., Ciancio, A., Kerry, B.R. & Clark, I.M. (2011) Transcriptome analysis shows differential gene expression in the saprotrophic to parasitic transition of Pochonia chlamydosporia. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology 90:1981-1994.

Macdonald, C.A., Clark, I.M., Singh, B.K., Zhao, F-J., Hirsch, P.R. & McGrath, S. P. (2011) Long-term impacts of zinc and copper enriched sewage sludge additions on bacterial, archaeal and fungal communities in arable and grassland soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43: 932-941.

Delmont,T.O., Robe P., Cecillon S., Clark, I.M., Constancias, F., Simonet, P., Hirsch, P.R. & Vogel, T.M. (2011) Accessing the soil metagenome for studies of microbial diversity. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77: 1315-1324