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Tritrophic phenological match-mismatch in space and time.

Burgess MD, Smith KW, Evans KL, Leech D, Pearce-Higgins JW, Branston CJ, Briggs K, Clark JR, du Feu CR, Lewthwaite K, Nager RG, Sheldon BC, Smith JA, Whytock RC, Willis SG, Phillimore AB.

Nat Ecol Evol. 2018 Jun;2(6):970-975. doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0543-1. Epub 2018 Apr 23.


And the winner of the inaugural Sidnie Manton Award is….

Wilson K, Sheldon BC, Gaillard JM, Sanders NJ, Hoggart SPG, Newton E.

J Anim Ecol. 2018 May;87(3):527-529. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12825. No abstract available.


A high-density SNP chip for genotyping great tit (Parus major) populations and its application to studying the genetic architecture of exploration behaviour.

Kim JM, Santure AW, Barton HJ, Quinn JL, Cole EF; Great Tit HapMap Consortium, Visser ME, Sheldon BC, Groenen MAM, van Oers K, Slate J.

Mol Ecol Resour. 2018 Jul;18(4):877-891. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12778. Epub 2018 Apr 16.


Response to Comment on "Precipitation drives global variation in natural selection".

Siepielski AM, Morrissey MB, Buoro M, Carlson SM, Caruso CM, Clegg SM, Coulson T, DiBattista J, Gotanda KM, Francis CD, Hereford J, Kingsolver JG, Augustine KE, Kruuk LEB, Martin RA, Sheldon BC, Sletvold N, Svensson EI, Wade MJ, MacColl ADC.

Science. 2018 Jan 26;359(6374). pii: eaan5760. doi: 10.1126/science.aan5760.


Investigating the effects of age-related spatial structuring on the transmission of a tick-borne virus in a colonially breeding host.

Wanelik KM, Burthe SJ, Harris MP, Nunn MA, Godfray HCJ, Sheldon BC, McLean AR, Wanless S.

Ecol Evol. 2017 Nov 12;7(24):10930-10940. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3612. eCollection 2017 Dec.


Transparency and open processes in Journal of Animal Ecology.

Wilson K, Sheldon BC, Gaillard JM, Sanders NJ, Hoggart SPG, Newton E.

J Anim Ecol. 2018 Jan;87(1):1-3. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12785. No abstract available.


Incubation behavior adjustments, driven by ambient temperature variation, improve synchrony between hatch dates and caterpillar peak in a wild bird population.

Simmonds EG, Sheldon BC, Coulson T, Cole EF.

Ecol Evol. 2017 Oct 10;7(22):9415-9425. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3446. eCollection 2017 Nov.


Indirectly connected: simple social differences can explain the causes and apparent consequences of complex social network positions.

Firth JA, Sheldon BC, Brent LJN.

Proc Biol Sci. 2017 Nov 29;284(1867). pii: 20171939. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1939.


Recent natural selection causes adaptive evolution of an avian polygenic trait.

Bosse M, Spurgin LG, Laine VN, Cole EF, Firth JA, Gienapp P, Gosler AG, McMahon K, Poissant J, Verhagen I, Groenen MAM, van Oers K, Sheldon BC, Visser ME, Slate J.

Science. 2017 Oct 20;358(6361):365-368. doi: 10.1126/science.aal3298.


Social and spatial effects on genetic variation between foraging flocks in a wild bird population.

Radersma R, Garroway CJ, Santure AW, de Cauwer I, Farine DR, Slate J, Sheldon BC.

Mol Ecol. 2017 Oct;26(20):5807-5819. doi: 10.1111/mec.14291. Epub 2017 Aug 24.


Conformity does not perpetuate suboptimal traditions in a wild population of songbirds.

Aplin LM, Sheldon BC, McElreath R.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jul 24. pii: 201621067. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1621067114. [Epub ahead of print]


Male great tits assort by personality during the breeding season.

Johnson KV, Aplin LM, Cole EF, Farine DR, Firth JA, Patrick SC, Sheldon BC.

Anim Behav. 2017 Jun;128:21-32. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.04.001.


Wild birds respond to flockmate loss by increasing their social network associations to others.

Firth JA, Voelkl B, Crates RA, Aplin LM, Biro D, Croft DP, Sheldon BC.

Proc Biol Sci. 2017 May 17;284(1854). pii: 20170299. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0299.


The shifting phenological landscape: Within- and between-species variation in leaf emergence in a mixed-deciduous woodland.

Cole EF, Sheldon BC.

Ecol Evol. 2017 Jan 24;7(4):1135-1147. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2718. eCollection 2017 Feb.


Precipitation drives global variation in natural selection.

Siepielski AM, Morrissey MB, Buoro M, Carlson SM, Caruso CM, Clegg SM, Coulson T, DiBattista J, Gotanda KM, Francis CD, Hereford J, Kingsolver JG, Augustine KE, Kruuk LE, Martin RA, Sheldon BC, Sletvold N, Svensson EI, Wade MJ, MacColl AD.

Science. 2017 Mar 3;355(6328):959-962. doi: 10.1126/science.aag2773.


To graze or gorge: consistency and flexibility of individual foraging tactics in tits.

Milligan ND, Radersma R, Cole EF, Sheldon BC.

J Anim Ecol. 2017 Jul;86(4):826-836. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12651. Epub 2017 Apr 27.


Antibody responses to avian influenza viruses in wild birds broaden with age.

Hill SC, Manvell RJ, Schulenburg B, Shell W, Wikramaratna PS, Perrins C, Sheldon BC, Brown IH, Pybus OG.

Proc Biol Sci. 2016 Dec 28;283(1845). pii: 20162159. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2159.


Like a rolling stone: the dynamic world of animal ecology publishing.

Wilson K, Sheldon BC, Gaillard JM, Sanders NJ, Hoggart SP, Newton E.

J Anim Ecol. 2017 Jan;86(1):1-3. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12606. No abstract available.


Nonlethal predator effects on the turn-over of wild bird flocks.

Voelkl B, Firth JA, Sheldon BC.

Sci Rep. 2016 Sep 16;6:33476. doi: 10.1038/srep33476.


Social carry-over effects underpin trans-seasonally linked structure in a wild bird population.

Firth JA, Sheldon BC.

Ecol Lett. 2016 Nov;19(11):1324-1332. doi: 10.1111/ele.12669. Epub 2016 Sep 13.


Wherever I may roam: social viscosity and kin affiliation in a wild population despite natal dispersal.

Grabowska-Zhang AM, Hinde CA, Garroway CJ, Sheldon BC.

Behav Ecol. 2016 Jul-Aug;27(4):1263-1268. Epub 2016 Apr 1.


Multivariate selection and intersexual genetic constraints in a wild bird population.

Poissant J, Morrissey MB, Gosler AG, Slate J, Sheldon BC.

J Evol Biol. 2016 Oct;29(10):2022-2035. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12925. Epub 2016 Jul 14.


Pathways of information transmission among wild songbirds follow experimentally imposed changes in social foraging structure.

Firth JA, Sheldon BC, Farine DR.

Biol Lett. 2016 Jun;12(6). pii: 20160144. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0144.


The evolution of labile traits in sex- and age-structured populations.

Childs DZ, Sheldon BC, Rees M.

J Anim Ecol. 2016 Mar;85(2):329-42. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12483.


Evolutionary signals of selection on cognition from the great tit genome and methylome.

Laine VN, Gossmann TI, Schachtschneider KM, Garroway CJ, Madsen O, Verhoeven KJ, de Jager V, Megens HJ, Warren WC, Minx P, Crooijmans RP, Corcoran P; Great Tit HapMap Consortium, Sheldon BC, Slate J, Zeng K, van Oers K, Visser ME, Groenen MA.

Nat Commun. 2016 Jan 25;7:10474. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10474.


Replicated analysis of the genetic architecture of quantitative traits in two wild great tit populations.

Santure AW, Poissant J, De Cauwer I, van Oers K, Robinson MR, Quinn JL, Groenen MA, Visser ME, Sheldon BC, Slate J.

Mol Ecol. 2015 Dec;24(24):6148-62. doi: 10.1111/mec.13452. Epub 2015 Dec 10.


Predicting bird phenology from space: satellite-derived vegetation green-up signal uncovers spatial variation in phenological synchrony between birds and their environment.

Cole EF, Long PR, Zelazowski P, Szulkin M, Sheldon BC.

Ecol Evol. 2015 Oct 19;5(21):5057-74. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1745. eCollection 2015 Nov.


Experimental Evidence that Social Relationships Determine Individual Foraging Behavior.

Firth JA, Voelkl B, Farine DR, Sheldon BC.

Curr Biol. 2015 Dec 7;25(23):3138-43. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.09.075. Epub 2015 Nov 12.


Consistent individual differences in the social phenotypes of wild great tits, Parus major.

Aplin LM, Firth JA, Farine DR, Voelkl B, Crates RA, Culina A, Garroway CJ, Hinde CA, Kidd LR, Psorakis I, Milligan ND, Radersma R, Verhelst BL, Sheldon BC.

Anim Behav. 2015 Oct;108:117-127.


Carry-over effects of the social environment on future divorce probability in a wild bird population.

Culina A, Hinde CA, Sheldon BC.

Proc Biol Sci. 2015 Oct 22;282(1817):20150920. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0920.


Scale-dependent phenological synchrony between songbirds and their caterpillar food source.

Hinks AE, Cole EF, Daniels KJ, Wilkin TA, Nakagawa S, Sheldon BC.

Am Nat. 2015 Jul;186(1):84-97. doi: 10.1086/681572. Epub 2015 May 5.


Who escapes detection? Quantifying the causes and consequences of sampling biases in a long-term field study.

Kidd LR, Sheldon BC, Simmonds EG, Cole EF.

J Anim Ecol. 2015 Nov;84(6):1520-9. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12411. Epub 2015 Jul 30.


The role of social and ecological processes in structuring animal populations: a case study from automated tracking of wild birds.

Farine DR, Firth JA, Aplin LM, Crates RA, Culina A, Garroway CJ, Hinde CA, Kidd LR, Milligan ND, Psorakis I, Radersma R, Verhelst B, Voelkl B, Sheldon BC.

R Soc Open Sci. 2015 Apr 22;2(4):150057. doi: 10.1098/rsos.150057. eCollection 2015 Apr.


Testing for effects of climate change on competitive relationships and coexistence between two bird species.

Stenseth NC, Durant JM, Fowler MS, Matthysen E, Adriaensen F, Jonzén N, Chan KS, Liu H, De Laet J, Sheldon BC, Visser ME, Dhondt AA.

Proc Biol Sci. 2015 May 22;282(1807):20141958. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1958.


The influence of nonrandom extra-pair paternity on heritability estimates derived from wild pedigrees.

Firth JA, Hadfield JD, Santure AW, Slate J, Sheldon BC.

Evolution. 2015 May;69(5):1336-44. doi: 10.1111/evo.12649. Epub 2015 Apr 27.


Interspecific social networks promote information transmission in wild songbirds.

Farine DR, Aplin LM, Sheldon BC, Hoppitt W.

Proc Biol Sci. 2015 Mar 22;282(1803):20142804. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2804.


No evidence for MHC class I-based disassortative mating in a wild population of great tits.

Sepil I, Radersma R, Santure AW, De Cauwer I, Slate J, Sheldon BC.

J Evol Biol. 2015 Mar;28(3):642-54. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12600. Epub 2015 Feb 23.


Experimental manipulation of avian social structure reveals segregation is carried over across contexts.

Firth JA, Sheldon BC.

Proc Biol Sci. 2015 Mar 7;282(1802). pii: 20142350. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2350.


Selection for territory acquisition is modulated by social network structure in a wild songbird.

Farine DR, Sheldon BC.

J Evol Biol. 2015 Mar;28(3):547-56. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12587. Epub 2015 Feb 6.


Experimentally induced innovations lead to persistent culture via conformity in wild birds.

Aplin LM, Farine DR, Morand-Ferron J, Cockburn A, Thornton A, Sheldon BC.

Nature. 2015 Feb 26;518(7540):538-41. doi: 10.1038/nature13998. Epub 2014 Dec 3.


Trading up: the fitness consequences of divorce in monogamous birds.

Culina A, Radersma R, Sheldon BC.

Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2015 Nov;90(4):1015-34. doi: 10.1111/brv.12143. Epub 2014 Oct 10. Review.


Collective decision making and social interaction rules in mixed-species flocks of songbirds.

Farine DR, Aplin LM, Garroway CJ, Mann RP, Sheldon BC.

Anim Behav. 2014 Sep;95(100):173-182.


Behavioural ecology: Love thy neighbour.

Sheldon BC, Mangel M.

Nature. 2014 Aug 28;512(7515):381-2. doi: 10.1038/512381a. No abstract available.


Nonautosomal genetic variation in carotenoid coloration.

Evans SR, Schielzeth H, Forstmeier W, Sheldon BC, Husby A.

Am Nat. 2014 Sep;184(3):374-83. doi: 10.1086/677397. Epub 2014 Aug 6.


Highly variable recombinational landscape modulates efficacy of natural selection in birds.

Gossmann TI, Santure AW, Sheldon BC, Slate J, Zeng K.

Genome Biol Evol. 2014 Aug;6(8):2061-75. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evu157.


How to deal with PCR contamination in molecular microbial ecology.

Mennerat A, Sheldon BC.

Microb Ecol. 2014 Nov;68(4):834-41. doi: 10.1007/s00248-014-0453-y. Epub 2014 Jul 9.


Individual-level personality influences social foraging and collective behaviour in wild birds.

Aplin LM, Farine DR, Mann RP, Sheldon BC.

Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Aug 22;281(1789):20141016. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1016.


Ecological causes of multilevel covariance between size and first-year survival in a wild bird population.

Bouwhuis S, Vedder O, Garroway CJ, Sheldon BC.

J Anim Ecol. 2015 Jan;84(1):208-18. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12264. Epub 2014 Jul 17.


A multievent approach to estimating pair fidelity and heterogeneity in state transitions.

Culina A, Lachish S, Pradel R, Choquet R, Sheldon BC.

Ecol Evol. 2013 Nov;3(13):4326-38. doi: 10.1002/ece3.729. Epub 2013 Oct 4.


Fine-scale genetic structure in a wild bird population: the role of limited dispersal and environmentally based selection as causal factors.

Garroway CJ, Radersma R, Sepil I, Santure AW, De Cauwer I, Slate J, Sheldon BC.

Evolution. 2013 Dec;67(12):3488-500. doi: 10.1111/evo.12121. Epub 2013 Apr 29.


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