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Effects of winter food provisioning on the phenotypes of breeding blue tits.

Plummer KE, Bearhop S, Leech DI, Chamberlain DE, Blount JD.

Ecol Evol. 2018 Apr 24;8(10):5059-5068. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4048. eCollection 2018 May.


Sex differences but no evidence of quantitative honesty in the warning signals of six-spot burnet moths (Zygaena filipendulae L.).

Briolat ES, Zagrobelny M, Olsen CE, Blount JD, Stevens M.

Evolution. 2018 May 16. doi: 10.1111/evo.13505. [Epub ahead of print]


Effects of an early-life paraquat exposure on adult resistance to oxidative stress, plumage colour and sperm performance in a wild bird.

Losdat S, Blount JD, Marri V, Maronde L, Richner H, Helfenstein F.

J Anim Ecol. 2018 Jul;87(4):1137-1148. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12822. Epub 2018 Apr 6.


Telomere dynamics in wild banded mongooses: Evaluating longitudinal and quasi-longitudinal markers of senescence.

Hares MC, Vitikainen EIK, Marshall HH, Thompson FJ, Blount JD, Cant MA.

Exp Gerontol. 2018 Jul 1;107:67-73. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2017.09.021. Epub 2017 Sep 28.


Marker-dependent associations among oxidative stress, growth and survival during early life in a wild mammal.

Christensen LL, Selman C, Blount JD, Pilkington JG, Watt KA, Pemberton JM, Reid JM, Nussey DH.

Proc Biol Sci. 2016 Oct 12;283(1840). pii: 20161407.


Oxidative stress and life histories: unresolved issues and current needs.

Speakman JR, Blount JD, Bronikowski AM, Buffenstein R, Isaksson C, Kirkwood TB, Monaghan P, Ozanne SE, Beaulieu M, Briga M, Carr SK, Christensen LL, Cochemé HM, Cram DL, Dantzer B, Harper JM, Jurk D, King A, Noguera JC, Salin K, Sild E, Simons MJ, Smith S, Stier A, Tobler M, Vitikainen E, Peaker M, Selman C.

Ecol Evol. 2015 Nov 17;5(24):5745-57. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1790. eCollection 2015 Dec.


Body size but not warning signal luminance influences predation risk in recently metamorphosed poison frogs.

Flores EE, Stevens M, Moore AJ, Rowland HM, Blount JD.

Ecol Evol. 2015 Oct 5;5(20):4603-16. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1731. eCollection 2015 Oct.


Plasma markers of oxidative stress are uncorrelated in a wild mammal.

Christensen LL, Selman C, Blount JD, Pilkington JG, Watt KA, Pemberton JM, Reid JM, Nussey DH.

Ecol Evol. 2015 Oct 19;5(21):5096-108. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1771. eCollection 2015 Nov.


The oxidative costs of reproduction are group-size dependent in a wild cooperative breeder.

Cram DL, Blount JD, Young AJ.

Proc Biol Sci. 2015 Nov 22;282(1819). pii: 20152031. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2031.


Reproduction in Risky Environments: The Role of Invasive Egg Predators in Ladybird Laying Strategies.

Paul SC, Pell JK, Blount JD.

PLoS One. 2015 Oct 21;10(10):e0139404. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139404. eCollection 2015.


Rival male chemical cues evoke changes in male pre- and post-copulatory investment in a flour beetle.

Lane SM, Solino JH, Mitchell C, Blount JD, Okada K, Hunt J, House CM.

Behav Ecol. 2015 Jul-Aug;26(4):1021-1029. Epub 2015 Apr 29.


Are aposematic signals honest? A review.

Summers K, Speed MP, Blount JD, Stuckert AM.

J Evol Biol. 2015 Sep;28(9):1583-99. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12676. Epub 2015 Jul 4. Review.


Immune response in a wild bird is predicted by oxidative status, but does not cause oxidative stress.

Cram DL, Blount JD, York JE, Young AJ.

PLoS One. 2015 Mar 27;10(3):e0122421. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122421. eCollection 2015.


Oxidative shielding and the cost of reproduction.

Blount JD, Vitikainen EI, Stott I, Cant MA.

Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2016 May;91(2):483-97. doi: 10.1111/brv.12179. Epub 2015 Mar 12. Review.


Reproduction is associated with a tissue-dependent reduction of oxidative stress in eusocial female Damaraland mole-rats (Fukomys damarensis).

Schmidt CM, Blount JD, Bennett NC.

PLoS One. 2014 Jul 28;9(7):e103286. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103286. eCollection 2014.


Resistance to oxidative stress shows low heritability and high common environmental variance in a wild bird.

Losdat S, Helfenstein F, Blount JD, Richner H.

J Evol Biol. 2014 Sep;27(9):1990-2000. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12454. Epub 2014 Jul 21.


Winter food provisioning reduces future breeding performance in a wild bird.

Plummer KE, Bearhop S, Leech DI, Chamberlain DE, Blount JD.

Sci Rep. 2013;3:2002. doi: 10.1038/srep02002.


Fat provisioning in winter impairs egg production during the following spring: a landscape-scale study of blue tits.

Plummer KE, Bearhop S, Leech DI, Chamberlain DE, Blount JD.

J Anim Ecol. 2013 May;82(3):673-82. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12025. Epub 2013 Feb 5.


Nestling erythrocyte resistance to oxidative stress predicts fledging success but not local recruitment in a wild bird.

Losdat S, Helfenstein F, Blount JD, Marri V, Maronde L, Richner H.

Biol Lett. 2013 Feb 23;9(1):20120888. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0888. Epub 2012 Oct 24.


Environmental effects shape the maternal transfer of carotenoids and vitamin E to the yolk.

Müller W, Vergauwen J, Eens M, Blount JD.

Front Zool. 2012 Aug 9;9(1):17. doi: 10.1186/1742-9994-9-17.


Oxidative damage, ageing, and life-history evolution: where now?

Selman C, Blount JD, Nussey DH, Speakman JR.

Trends Ecol Evol. 2012 Oct;27(10):570-7. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2012.06.006. Epub 2012 Jul 11. Review.


Coccidian infection causes oxidative damage in greenfinches.

Sepp T, Karu U, Blount JD, Sild E, Männiste M, Hõrak P.

PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e36495. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036495. Epub 2012 May 15.


Individual consistency and covariation of measures of oxidative status in greenfinches.

Sepp T, Sild E, Blount JD, Männiste M, Karu U, Hõrak P.

Physiol Biochem Zool. 2012 May-Jun;85(3):299-307. doi: 10.1086/664827. Epub 2012 Mar 16.


Telomere length in early life predicts lifespan.

Heidinger BJ, Blount JD, Boner W, Griffiths K, Metcalfe NB, Monaghan P.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jan 31;109(5):1743-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1113306109. Epub 2012 Jan 9.


Fine-scale thermal adaptation in a green turtle nesting population.

Weber SB, Broderick AC, Groothuis TG, Ellick J, Godley BJ, Blount JD.

Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Mar 22;279(1731):1077-84. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1238. Epub 2011 Sep 21.


Immune activation reduces sperm quality in the great tit.

Losdat S, Richner H, Blount JD, Helfenstein F.

PLoS One. 2011;6(7):e22221. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0022221. Epub 2011 Jul 12.


Rate of egg maturation in marine turtles exhibits 'universal temperature dependence'.

Weber SB, Blount JD, Godley BJ, Witt MJ, Broderick AC.

J Anim Ecol. 2011 Sep;80(5):1034-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2011.01850.x. Epub 2011 Apr 21.


MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry as a simple tool to determine the phospholipid/glycolipid composition of sperm: pheasant spermatozoa as one selected example.

Teuber K, Schiller J, Jakop U, Lüpold S, Orledge JM, Blount JD, Royle NJ, Hoodless A, Müller K.

Anim Reprod Sci. 2011 Feb;123(3-4):270-8. doi: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2011.01.009. Epub 2011 Jan 14.


Male attractiveness, fertility and susceptibility to oxidative stress are influenced by inbreeding in Drosophila simulans.

Okada K, Blount JD, Sharma MD, Snook RR, Hosken DJ.

J Evol Biol. 2011 Feb;24(2):363-71. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2010.02170.x. Epub 2010 Nov 19.


Female ornamentation and egg carotenoids of six sympatric gobies.

Svensson PA, Blount JD, Forsgren E, Amundsen T.

J Fish Biol. 2009 Dec;75(10):2777-87. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2009.02478.x.


Carry-over effects as drivers of fitness differences in animals.

Harrison XA, Blount JD, Inger R, Norris DR, Bearhop S.

J Anim Ecol. 2011 Jan;80(1):4-18. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2010.01740.x. Epub 2010 Aug 19. Review.


Diversification of honest signals in a predator-prey system.

Speed MP, Ruxton GD, Blount JD, Stephens PA.

Ecol Lett. 2010 Jun;13(6):744-53.


Oxidative stress and the effect of parasites on a carotenoid-based ornament.

Mougeot F, Martínez-Padilla J, Blount JD, Pérez-Rodríguez L, Webster LM, Piertney SB.

J Exp Biol. 2010 Feb 1;213(3):400-7. doi: 10.1242/jeb.037101. Erratum in: J Evol Biol. 2010 Jul;23(7):1579. J Exp Biol. 2010 May;213(Pt 10):1796.


Sperm of colourful males are better protected against oxidative stress.

Helfenstein F, Losdat S, Møller AP, Blount JD, Richner H.

Ecol Lett. 2010 Feb;13(2):213-22. doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01419.x. Epub 2009 Jan 4.


Dietary carotenoid availability, sexual signalling and functional fertility in sticklebacks.

Pike TW, Blount JD, Lindström J, Metcalfe NB.

Biol Lett. 2010 Apr 23;6(2):191-3. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.0815. Epub 2009 Nov 18.


Optimization of resource allocation can explain the temporal dynamics and honesty of sexual signals.

Lindström J, Pike TW, Blount JD, Metcalfe NB.

Am Nat. 2009 Oct;174(4):515-25. doi: 10.1086/606008.


Strength and cost of an induced immune response are associated with a heritable melanin-based colour trait in female tawny owls.

Gasparini J, Bize P, Piault R, Wakamatsu K, Blount JD, Ducrest AL, Roulin A.

J Anim Ecol. 2009 May;78(3):608-16. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01521.x. Epub 2009 Jan 13.


Honest sexual signalling mediated by parasite and testosterone effects on oxidative balance.

Mougeot F, Martínez-Padilla J, Webster LM, Blount JD, Pérez-Rodríguez L, Piertney SB.

Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Mar 22;276(1659):1093-100. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1570.


Warning displays may function as honest signals of toxicity.

Blount JD, Speed MP, Ruxton GD, Stephens PA.

Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Mar 7;276(1658):871-7. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1407.


Availability of non-carotenoid antioxidants affects the expression of a carotenoid-based sexual ornament.

Pike TW, Blount JD, Lindström J, Metcalfe NB.

Biol Lett. 2007 Aug 22;3(4):353-6.


Carotenoids, oxidative stress and female mating preference for longer lived males.

Pike TW, Blount JD, Bjerkeng B, Lindström J, Metcalfe NB.

Proc Biol Sci. 2007 Jul 7;274(1618):1591-6.


Multiple pathways of maternal effects in black-headed gull eggs: constraint and adaptive compensatory adjustment.

Groothuis TG, Eising CM, Blount JD, Surai P, Apanius V, Dijkstra C, Müller W.

J Evol Biol. 2006 Jul;19(4):1304-13.


Carotenoids and life-history evolution in animals.

Blount JD.

Arch Biochem Biophys. 2004 Oct 1;430(1):10-5. Review.


Egg-laying capacity is limited by carotenoid pigment availability in wild gulls Larus fuscus.

Blount JD, Houston DC, Surai PF, Møller AP.

Proc Biol Sci. 2004 Feb 7;271 Suppl 3:S79-81.


Neonatal nutrition, adult antioxidant defences and sexual attractiveness in the zebra finch.

Blount JD, Metcalfe NB, Arnold KE, Surai PF, Devevey GL, Monaghan P.

Proc Biol Sci. 2003 Aug 22;270(1525):1691-6.


Carotenoid modulation of immune function and sexual attractiveness in zebra finches.

Blount JD, Metcalfe NB, Birkhead TR, Surai PF.

Science. 2003 Apr 4;300(5616):125-7.


Carotenoids and egg quality in the lesser blackbacked gull Larus fuscus: a supplemental feeding study of maternal effects.

Blount JD, Surai PF, Nager RG, Houston DC, Møller AP, Trewby ML, Kennedy MW.

Proc Biol Sci. 2002 Jan 7;269(1486):29-36.


Carotenoid discrimination by the avian embryo: a lesson from wild birds.

Surai PF, Speake BK, Wood NA, Blount JD, Bortolotti GR, Sparks NH.

Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2001 Apr;128(4):743-50.



Blount JD.

Trends Ecol Evol. 2000 Apr;15(4):131. No abstract available.


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