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Andrew Jackson's publications

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Kane, A., Jackson A.L., Monadjem, A., Colomer, M. A. & Margalida, A. 2015. Are vulture restaurants needed to sustain the densest breeding population of the African White-backed Vulture? Animal Conservation, 18 (3), 279-286 doi

Poissonier, L-A., Jackson, A.L. & Tanner, C.J. 2015. Bumblebee worker behavior differs according to narcosis method. Insectes Sociaux, 62, 291-298 doi

Silk, M.J., Croft, D.P., Jackson, A.L. & Bearhop, S. 2015. The consequences of unidentifiable individuals for the analysis of an animal social network. Animal Behaviour, 104, 1-11 doi


Mouchi, V., Crowley, Q.C., Jackson, A.L., McDermott, F., Monteys, X., de Rafélis, M., Luis Rueda, J. Lartaud, F. 2014. Potential seasonal calibration for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction using skeletal microstructures and strontium measurements from the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa. Journal of Quaternary Science 29(8), 803-814 doi

photograph of vulture coming in to land from front cover of PRSB October Issue

Kane, A., Jackson, A.L., Ogada, D.L., Monadjem, A. & McNally, L. 2014. Vultures acquire information on carcass location from scavenging eagles. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 281 (1793) doi

Phillips, D.L., Inger, R., Bearhop, S., Jackson, A.L., Moore, J.W., Parnell, A.C., Semmens, B.X. & Ward, E.J. 2014. Best practices for use of stable isotope mixing models in food web studies. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 92(10), 823-835 doi / pre-print

Healy, K., Guillerme, T., Finlay, S., Kane, A., Kelly, S.B.A., McClean, D., Kelly, D.J., Donohue, I.D., Jackson, A.L. & Cooper, N. 2014. Ecology and mode-of-life explain lifespan variation in birds and mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 281(1784) doi


Viana, M., McNally, L., Graham, N., Reid, D. & Jackson, A.L. 2013. Ignoring discards biases the assessment of fisheries' ecological fingerprint. Biology Letters, 9(6), 20130812 doi

Semmens, B.X., Ward, E.J., Parnell, A.C., Phillips, D.L., Bearhop, S., Inger, R., Jackson, A.L., Moore, J.W. 2013. Statistical bias and outputs of stable isotope mixing models: Comment on Fry (2013). Marine Ecology Progress Series, 490, 285-289 doi

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Healy, K., McNally, L., Ruxton, G.D., Cooper, N. & Jackson, A.L. 2013. Metabolic rate and body size arelinked with perception of temporal information. Animal Behaviour, 86(4), 685-696 doi. This paper got a lot of media coverage, including BBC news - a fuller list available from Luke McNally and collated in a media book from our press office. It was also highlighted in the editorial of the same issue.

Parnell, A.C., Phillips, D.L., Bearhop, S., Semmens, B.X., Ward, E.J., Moore, J.W., Jackson, A.L. & Inger, R. 2013. Bayesian stable isotope mixing models. Environmetrics, 24(6), 387-399 doi

Wakefield, E.D., Bodey, T.W., Bearhop, S., Blackburn, J., Colhoun, K., Davies, R., Dwyer, R.G., Green, J., Grémillet, D., Jackson, A.L., Jessopp, M.J., Kane, A., Langston, R.H.W., Lescroël, A., Murray, S., Le Nuz, M., Patrick, S.C., Péron, C., Soanes, L., Wanless, S., Votier, S.C., & Hamer, K.C. 2013. Space Partitioning Without Territoriality in Gannets. Science, 341(6141), 68-70 doi

Dawrin Baloney award for "stupid evolution quote of the week"

McNally, L., Jackson, A.L. 2013. Cooperation creates selection for tactical deception. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 280(1762) doi. Some associated media coverage: ABC Science, A nice blog post from Prof Rob Brooks, we even got the attention of some creationists and were awarded a "Darwin Balony medal" (see also my own blog post in reply)... im quite proud of this!

Viana, M., Jackson, A.L., Graham, N. & Parnell, A.C. 2013. Disentangling spatio-temporal processes in a hierarchical system: a case study in fisheries data. Ecography, 36(5), 569-578 doi

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Donohue, I., Petchey, O.L., Montoya, J.M., Jackson, A.L., McNally, L., Viana, M., Healy, K., Lurgi, M., O’Connor, N.E. & Emmerson, M.C. 2013. On the dimensionality of ecological stability. Ecology Letters, 16, 421-429 doi


McNally, L., Brown, S.P. & Jackson, A.L. 2012. Cooperation and the evolution of intelligence. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 279, 3027-3034 doi (Open Access). Some associated media coverage: Discovery News, Science News & Live Science.

Jackson, M.C., Jackson, A.L., Britton, J.R., Donohue, I., Harper, D.M. & Grey, J. 2012. Population-level metrics of trophic structure based on stable isotopes and their application to invasion ecology. PLoS ONE, 7(2), e31757 doi

Tanner, C.J., & Jackson, A.L. 2012. Social structure emerges via the interaction between local ecology and individual behavior. Journal of Animal Ecology, 81(1), 260-267 doi


Tanner, C.J., Salalı, G.D. & Jackson, A.L. 2011. The ghost of social environments past: dominance relationships include current interactions and experience carried over from previous groups. Biology Letters, 23(7), 818-821 doi

Tanner, C.J., & Jackson, A.L. 2011. The combination of social and personal contexts affects dominance hierarchy development in shore crabs (Carcinus maenas). Animal Behaviour, 82(5), 1185-1192 doi

Dermody, B.J., Tanner, C.J. & Jackson, A.L. 2011. The evolutionary pathway to obligate scavenging in Gyps vultures. PLoS ONE 6(9) e24635 doi (Open Access)

Jackson, A.D., Daly, L., Jackson, A.L., Kelleher, C., Marhsall, B.C., Quinton, H.B., Fletcher, G., Harrington, M., Zhou, S., McKone, E.F., Gallagher, C., Foley, L. & Fitzpatrick, P. 2011. Validation and use of a parametric model for projecting cystic fibrosis survivorship beyond observed data: a birth cohort analysis. Thorax, 66, 674-679 doi (Open Access)

Jones, K., Jackson, A.L. & Ruxton, G.D. 2011. Prey jitters; protean behaviour in grouped prey. Behavioral Ecology, 22(4), 831-836 doi

Jackson, A.L., Parnell, A.C., Inger R., & Bearhop, S. 2011. Comparing isotopic niche widths among and within communities: SIBER – Stable Isotope Bayesian Ellipses in R. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80, 595-602 doi

Tanner, C.J., Salalı, G.D. & Jackson, A.L. 2011. Feeding and non-feeding aggression can be induced in invasive shore crabs by altering food distribution. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65(2), 249-256 doi

Viana, M., Graham, N., Wilson, J.G. & Jackson, A.L. 2011. Fisheries discards in the Irish Sea exhibit temporal oscillations and trends reflecting underlying processes at an annual scale. ICES Journal of Marine Science 68(1), 221-227 doi


Kirwan, P., Jackson, A.L., Asaolu, S.O., Molloy, S.F., Abiona. T.C., Bruce, M., Ranford-Cartwright, L., Neill, S.O. & Holland, C.V. 2010. Impact of repeated four-monthly anthelmintic treatment on Plasmodium infection in preschool children: a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial. BMC Infectious Diseases 10:277 doi (Open Access)

Jackson, A.L., Davies, C.A. & Leyland, A.H. 2010. Do differences in the administrative structure of populations confound comparisons of geographic health inequalities? BMC Medical Research Methodology, 10, 74 doi (Open Access)

Parnell, A.C., Inger R., Bearhop, S. & Jackson, A.L. 2010. Source partitioning using stable isotopes: coping with too much variation. PLoS ONE, 5(3), e9672 doi (Open Access)

Inger, R., McDonald, R.A., Rogowski, D., Jackson, A.L., Parnell, A., Preston, S.J., Harrod, C., Goodwin, C., Griffiths, D., Dick, Elwood, R.W. & Bearhop,S. 2010. Do non-native invasive fish support elevated lamprey populations? Journal of Applied Ecology, 47, 121-129 doi


Donohue, I., Jackson, A.L., Pusch, M.T. & Irvine, K. 2009. Nutrient enrichment homogenizes lake benthic assemblages at local and regional scales. Ecology, 90(12), 3470-3477 doi

Kirwan, P., Asaolu, S.O., Abiona, T.C., Jackson, A.L., Smith, H.V., Holland, C.V. 2009. Soil-transmitted helminth infections in Nigerian children aged 0-25 months. Journal of Helminthology, 9, 1-6 doi

Kirwan, P., Asaolu, S.O., Molloy, S.F., Abiona, T.C., Jackson, A.L., Holland, C.V. 2009. Patterns of soil-transmitted helminth infection and impact of four-monthly albendazole treatments in preschool children from semi-urban communities in Nigeria: a double-blind placebo-controlled randomised trial. BMC Infectious Disease, 9:20 doi (Open Access)

Jackson, A.L., Inger, R., Bearhop, S. & Parnell, A. 2009. Erroneous behaviour of MixSIR, a recently published Bayesian isotope mixing model: a discussion of Moore & Semmens, Ecology Letters, 2008. Ecology Letters, 12, E1-E5 doi


Jackson, A.L., Broderick, A.C., Fuller, W.J., Glen, F., Ruxton, G.D., Godley, B.J. 2008. Sampling design and its effect on population monitoring: how much monitoring do turtles really need? Biological Conservation, 141(12), 2932-2941 doi

Jackson, A.L., Ruxton, G.D. & Houston, D.C. 2008. The effect of social facilitation on foraging success in vultures: a modelling study. Biology Letters 4(3) 311-313 doi


Ruxton, G.D., Jackson, A.L. & Tosh, C.R. 2007. Confusion of predators does not rely on specialist coordinated behaviour. Behavioral Ecology 18(3), 590-596 doi

Tosh, C.R.T., Jackson, A.L. & Ruxton, G.D. 2007. Individuals from different-looking animal species may group together to confuse shared predators: simulations with artificial neural networks. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 274(1611), 827-832 doi

Jackson A.L., O'Neill H., Maree F., Böhmer B., Blignaut B., Carrillo C., Rodriguez L. and Haydon D.T. 2007. The mosaic structure of foot-and-mouth disease virus genomes. Journal of General Virology 88, 487-492 doi


Inger R., Ruxton G.D., Newton J., Colhoun K., Robinson J.A., Jackson A.L. & Bearhop S. 2006. Temporal and intra-population variation in prey choice of wintering geese determined by stable isotope analysis. Journal of Animal Ecology 75(5), 1190-1200 doi

Jackson, A.L. & Ruxton, G.D. 2006. Toward an individual-level understanding of vigilance: the role of public information. Behavioral Ecology 17(4), 532-538 doi

Jackson, A.L., Beauchamp, G., Broom, M. & Ruxton, G.D. 2006. Evolution of anti-predator traits in response to a flexible targeting strategy by predators. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 273, 1055-1062 doi

Tosh, C.R.T., Jackson, A.L. & Ruxton, G.D. 2006. The confusion effect in predatory neural networks. American Naturalist 167, E52-E65 doi

A.C. Broderick, R. Frauenstein, T. George, F. Glen, G.C. Hays, A.L. Jackson, G. D. Ruxton & B.J. Godley. 2006. Are Green Turtles Globally Endangered? Global Ecology and Biogeography 15, 21-26 doi


Jackson, A.L., Thompson, D.R. & Bearhop, S. 2005. Shape can influence the rate of colony fragmentation in ground nesting seabirds. Oikos 111, 473-478. doi

Jackson A.L., Brown S., Sherratt T.N. & Ruxton G.D. 2005. The effects of group size, shape and composition on ease of detection. Behaviour 142, 811-826 doi

Krause J., Ward A.J.W., Jackson A.L., Ruxton G.D., James, R. and Currie, S. 2005. The influence of differential swimming speeds on composition of multi-species fish shoals. Journal of Fish Biology 67, 866-872 doi


Jackson, A.L., Humphries, S. & Ruxton, G.D. 2004. Resolving the departures of observed results from the Ideal Free Distribution with simple random movements. Journal of Animal Ecology 73, 612-622 doi

Jackson, A.L., Ranta, E., Lundberg, P., Kaitala, V. & Ruxton, G.D. 2004. Consumer – resource matching in a food chain when both predators and prey are free to move. Oikos 106, 445-450 doi


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