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Intragroup competition predicts individual foraging specialisation in a group-living mammal.

Sheppard CE, Inger R, McDonald RA, Barker S, Jackson AL, Thompson FJ, Vitikainen EIK, Cant MA, Marshall HH.

Ecol Lett. 2018 Mar 14. doi: 10.1111/ele.12933. [Epub ahead of print]


Long-term increase in secondary exposure to anticoagulant rodenticides in European polecats Mustela putorius in Great Britain.

Sainsbury KA, Shore RF, Schofield H, Croose E, Pereira MG, Sleep D, Kitchener AC, Hantke G, McDonald RA.

Environ Pollut. 2018 May;236:689-698. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.02.004.


The parakeet protectors: Understanding opposition to introduced species management.

Crowley SL, Hinchliffe S, McDonald RA.

J Environ Manage. 2018 Jan 2. pii: S0301-4797(17)31111-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.11.036. [Epub ahead of print]


Contact networks structured by sex underpin sex-specific epidemiology of infection.

Silk MJ, Weber NL, Steward LC, Hodgson DJ, Boots M, Croft DP, Delahay RJ, McDonald RA.

Ecol Lett. 2018 Feb;21(2):309-318. doi: 10.1111/ele.12898. Epub 2017 Dec 20.


Seasonal variation in daily patterns of social contacts in the European badger Meles meles.

Silk MJ, Weber N, Steward LC, Delahay RJ, Croft DP, Hodgson DJ, Boots M, McDonald RA.

Ecol Evol. 2017 Sep 25;7(21):9006-9015. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3402. eCollection 2017 Nov.


Field evaluation of candidate baits for oral delivery of BCG vaccine to European badgers, Meles meles.

Palphramand K, Delahay R, Robertson A, Gowtage S, Williams GA, McDonald RA, Chambers M, Carter SP.

Vaccine. 2017 Aug 3;35(34):4402-4407. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.06.059. Epub 2017 Jul 6.


Using Social Network Measures in Wildlife Disease Ecology, Epidemiology, and Management.

Silk MJ, Croft DP, Delahay RJ, Hodgson DJ, Boots M, Weber N, McDonald RA.

Bioscience. 2017 Mar 1;67(3):245-257. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biw175. Epub 2017 Feb 1.


Ecology of Problem Individuals and the Efficacy of Selective Wildlife Management.

Swan GJF, Redpath SM, Bearhop S, McDonald RA.

Trends Ecol Evol. 2017 Jul;32(7):518-530. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2017.03.011. Epub 2017 May 18. Review.


Abundance of badgers (Meles meles) in England and Wales.

Judge J, Wilson GJ, Macarthur R, McDonald RA, Delahay RJ.

Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 21;7(1):276. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-00378-3.


Disagreement About Invasive Species Does Not Equate to Denialism: A Response to Russell and Blackburn.

Crowley SL, Hinchliffe S, Redpath SM, McDonald RA.

Trends Ecol Evol. 2017 Apr;32(4):228-229. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2017.02.004. Epub 2017 Feb 24. No abstract available.


Determinants of woody encroachment and cover in African savannas.

Devine AP, McDonald RA, Quaife T, Maclean IM.

Oecologia. 2017 Apr;183(4):939-951. doi: 10.1007/s00442-017-3807-6. Epub 2017 Jan 23. Review.


Wild small mammals as sentinels for the environmental transmission of antimicrobial resistance.

Furness LE, Campbell A, Zhang L, Gaze WH, McDonald RA.

Environ Res. 2017 Apr;154:28-34. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2016.12.014. Epub 2016 Dec 22.


Role of interferon-γ and inflammatory monocytes in driving colonic inflammation during acute Clostridium difficile infection in mice.

McDermott AJ, Falkowski NR, McDonald RA, Frank CR, Pandit CR, Young VB, Huffnagle GB.

Immunology. 2017 Apr;150(4):468-477. doi: 10.1111/imm.12700. Epub 2017 Jan 30.


Behaviour of European badgers and non-target species towards candidate baits for oral delivery of a tuberculosis vaccine.

Robertson A, Delahay RJ, McDonald RA, Aylett P, Henderson R, Gowtage S, Chambers MA, Carter SP.

Prev Vet Med. 2016 Dec 1;135:95-101. doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2016.11.007. Epub 2016 Nov 14.


Model of Selective and Non-Selective Management of Badgers (Meles meles) to Control Bovine Tuberculosis in Badgers and Cattle.

Smith GC, Delahay RJ, McDonald RA, Budgey R.

PLoS One. 2016 Nov 28;11(11):e0167206. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167206. eCollection 2016.


How well do farmers know their badgers? Relating farmer knowledge to ecological survey data.

Robertson A, Delahay RJ, Wilson GJ, Vernon IJ, McDonald RA, Judge J.

Vet Rec. 2017 Jan 14;180(2):48. doi: 10.1136/vr.103819. Epub 2016 Oct 18.


Blood thicker than water: kinship, disease prevalence and group size drive divergent patterns of infection risk in a social mammal.

Benton CH, Delahay RJ, Robertson A, McDonald RA, Wilson AJ, Burke TA, Hodgson D.

Proc Biol Sci. 2016 Jul 27;283(1835). pii: 20160798. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0798.


Smooth Muscle Enriched Long Noncoding RNA (SMILR) Regulates Cell Proliferation.

Ballantyne MD, Pinel K, Dakin R, Vesey AT, Diver L, Mackenzie R, Garcia R, Welsh P, Sattar N, Hamilton G, Joshi N, Dweck MR, Miano JM, McBride MW, Newby DE, McDonald RA, Baker AH.

Circulation. 2016 May 24;133(21):2050-65. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.021019. Epub 2016 Apr 6.


lncRNA/MicroRNA interactions in the vasculature.

Ballantyne MD, McDonald RA, Baker AH.

Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2016 May;99(5):494-501. doi: 10.1002/cpt.355. Epub 2016 Mar 31. Review.


Age-related declines in immune response in a wild mammal are unrelated to immune cell telomere length.

Beirne C, Waring L, McDonald RA, Delahay R, Young A.

Proc Biol Sci. 2016 Feb 24;283(1825):20152949. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2949.


Demographic buffering and compensatory recruitment promotes the persistence of disease in a wildlife population.

McDonald JL, Bailey T, Delahay RJ, McDonald RA, Smith GC, Hodgson DJ.

Ecol Lett. 2016 Apr;19(4):443-9. doi: 10.1111/ele.12578. Epub 2016 Feb 11.


Widespread exposure to lead affects the body condition of free-living whooper swans Cygnus cygnus wintering in Britain.

Newth JL, Rees EC, Cromie RL, McDonald RA, Bearhop S, Pain DJ, Norton GJ, Deacon C, Hilton GM.

Environ Pollut. 2016 Feb;209:60-7. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2015.11.007. Epub 2015 Dec 7.


Interleukin-23 (IL-23), independent of IL-17 and IL-22, drives neutrophil recruitment and innate inflammation during Clostridium difficile colitis in mice.

McDermott AJ, Falkowski NR, McDonald RA, Pandit CR, Young VB, Huffnagle GB.

Immunology. 2016 Jan;147(1):114-24. doi: 10.1111/imm.12545. Epub 2015 Dec 2.


Micro(RNA) management of smooth muscle cell phenotype and response to vascular injury.

Mcdonald RA, Pinel K, Baker AH.

Cardiovasc Res. 2015 Sep 1;107(4):403-6. doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvv199. Epub 2015 Jul 29. No abstract available.


Invasiveness of plants is predicted by size and fecundity in the native range.

Jelbert K, Stott I, McDonald RA, Hodgson D.

Ecol Evol. 2015 May;5(10):1933-43. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1432. Epub 2015 Apr 17.


Reducing In-Stent Restenosis: Therapeutic Manipulation of miRNA in Vascular Remodeling and Inflammation.

McDonald RA, Halliday CA, Miller AM, Diver LA, Dakin RS, Montgomery J, McBride MW, Kennedy S, McClure JD, Robertson KE, Douglas G, Channon KM, Oldroyd KG, Baker AH.

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jun 2;65(21):2314-27. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.03.549.


Resource availability affects individual niche variation and its consequences in group-living European badgers Meles meles.

Robertson A, McDonald RA, Delahay RJ, Kelly SD, Bearhop S.

Oecologia. 2015 May;178(1):31-43. doi: 10.1007/s00442-014-3202-5. Epub 2015 Feb 6.


An invasive non-native mammal population conserves genetic diversity lost from its native range.

Veale AJ, Holland OJ, McDonald RA, Clout MN, Gleeson DM.

Mol Ecol. 2015 May;24(9):2156-63. doi: 10.1111/mec.13102. Epub 2015 Mar 6.


The role of Gr-1(+) cells and tumour necrosis factor-α signalling during Clostridium difficile colitis in mice.

McDermott AJ, Higdon KE, Muraglia R, Erb-Downward JR, Falkowski NR, McDonald RA, Young VB, Huffnagle GB.

Immunology. 2015 Apr;144(4):704-16. doi: 10.1111/imm.12425.


Interleukin-22 and CD160 play additive roles in the host mucosal response to Clostridium difficile infection in mice.

Sadighi Akha AA, McDermott AJ, Theriot CM, Carlson PE Jr, Frank CR, McDonald RA, Falkowski NR, Bergin IL, Young VB, Huffnagle GB.

Immunology. 2015 Apr;144(4):587-97. doi: 10.1111/imm.12414.


Mortality trajectory analysis reveals the drivers of sex-specific epidemiology in natural wildlife-disease interactions.

McDonald JL, Smith GC, McDonald RA, Delahay RJ, Hodgson D.

Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Sep 7;281(1790). pii: 20140526. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0526.


Role of GM-CSF in the inflammatory cytokine network that regulates neutrophil influx into the colonic mucosa during Clostridium difficile infection in mice.

McDermott AJ, Frank CR, Falkowski NR, McDonald RA, Young VB, Huffnagle GB.

Gut Microbes. 2014 Jul 1;5(4):476-84. doi: 10.4161/gmic.29964. Epub 2014 Jul 21.


Individual foraging specialisation in a social mammal: the European badger (Meles meles).

Robertson A, McDonald RA, Delahay RJ, Kelly SD, Bearhop S.

Oecologia. 2014 Oct;176(2):409-21. doi: 10.1007/s00442-014-3019-2. Epub 2014 Jul 19.


Animal health: How to control bovine tuberculosis.

McDonald RA.

Nature. 2014 Jul 10;511(7508):158-9. doi: 10.1038/nature13514. Epub 2014 Jul 2. No abstract available.


Impacts of removing badgers on localised counts of hedgehogs.

Trewby ID, Young R, McDonald RA, Wilson GJ, Davison J, Walker N, Robertson A, Doncaster CP, Delahay RJ.

PLoS One. 2014 Apr 15;9(4):e95477. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095477. eCollection 2014.


Endothelial apoptosis in pulmonary hypertension is controlled by a microRNA/programmed cell death 4/caspase-3 axis.

White K, Dempsie Y, Caruso P, Wallace E, McDonald RA, Stevens H, Hatley ME, Van Rooij E, Morrell NW, MacLean MR, Baker AH.

Hypertension. 2014 Jul;64(1):185-94. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.113.03037. Epub 2014 Apr 14.


Application of nitrogen and carbon stable isotopes (δ(15)N and δ(13)C) to quantify food chain length and trophic structure.

Perkins MJ, McDonald RA, van Veen FJ, Kelly SD, Rees G, Bearhop S.

PLoS One. 2014 Mar 27;9(3):e93281. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093281. eCollection 2014.


Badgers and bovine tuberculosis.

McDonald RA.

Curr Biol. 2014 Feb 17;24(4):R141-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.12.014. No abstract available.


Density and abundance of badger social groups in England and Wales in 2011-2013.

Judge J, Wilson GJ, Macarthur R, Delahay RJ, McDonald RA.

Sci Rep. 2014 Jan 23;4:3809. doi: 10.1038/srep03809.


Sex-related heterogeneity in the life-history correlates of Mycobacterium bovis infection in European badgers (Meles meles).

Tomlinson AJ, Chambers MA, Wilson GJ, McDonald RA, Delahay RJ.

Transbound Emerg Dis. 2013 Nov;60 Suppl 1:37-45. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12097.


Solid tumors following kidney transplantation in children.

Smith JM, Martz K, McDonald RA, Harmon WE.

Pediatr Transplant. 2013 Dec;17(8):726-30. doi: 10.1111/petr.12166.


Badger social networks correlate with tuberculosis infection.

Weber N, Carter SP, Dall SR, Delahay RJ, McDonald JL, Bearhop S, McDonald RA.

Curr Biol. 2013 Oct 21;23(20):R915-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.09.011.


Assessment of a novel, capsid-modified adenovirus with an improved vascular gene transfer profile.

White KM, Alba R, Parker AL, Wright AF, Bradshaw AC, Delles C, McDonald RA, Baker AH.

J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Aug 9;8:183. doi: 10.1186/1749-8090-8-183.


A restatement of the natural science evidence base relevant to the control of bovine tuberculosis in Great Britain.

Godfray HC, Donnelly CA, Kao RR, Macdonald DW, McDonald RA, Petrokofsky G, Wood JL, Woodroffe R, Young DB, McLean AR.

Proc Biol Sci. 2013 Aug 7;280(1768):20131634. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.1634. Print 2013 Oct 7.


Donor and recipient size mismatch in adolescents undergoing living-donor renal transplantation affect long-term graft survival.

Dick AA, Mercer LD, Smith JM, McDonald RA, Young B, Healey PJ.

Transplantation. 2013 Sep;96(6):555-9. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e31829d672c.


Long-term medical management of the pediatric patient after liver transplantation: 2013 practice guideline by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the American Society of Transplantation.

Kelly DA, Bucuvalas JC, Alonso EM, Karpen SJ, Allen U, Green M, Farmer D, Shemesh E, McDonald RA; American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases; American Society of Transplantation.

Liver Transpl. 2013 Aug;19(8):798-825. doi: 10.1002/lt.23697. No abstract available.


miRNA-21 is dysregulated in response to vein grafting in multiple models and genetic ablation in mice attenuates neointima formation.

McDonald RA, White KM, Wu J, Cooley BC, Robertson KE, Halliday CA, McClure JD, Francis S, Lu R, Kennedy S, George SJ, Wan S, van Rooij E, Baker AH.

Eur Heart J. 2013 Jun;34(22):1636-43. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/eht105. Epub 2013 Mar 25.


Patterns of direct and indirect contact between cattle and badgers naturally infected with tuberculosis.

Drewe JA, O'Connor HM, Weber N, McDonald RA, Delahay RJ.

Epidemiol Infect. 2013 Jul;141(7):1467-75. doi: 10.1017/S0950268813000691. Epub 2013 Mar 25.


Heterogeneity in the risk of Mycobacterium bovis infection in European badger (Meles meles) cubs.

Tomlinson AJ, Chambers MA, Carter SP, Wilson GJ, Smith GC, McDonald RA, Delahay RJ.

Epidemiol Infect. 2013 Jul;141(7):1458-66. doi: 10.1017/S095026881300040X. Epub 2013 Mar 22.


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