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Reference List

This is a reverse chronological list of all my publications; with, as far as possible, doi.

  • Moustakas, A., Evans, M.R., Daliakopoulos, I.N. & Markonis, Y. (2018). Abrupt events and population synchrony in the dynamics of Bovine Tuberculosis. Nature Communications 9:2821 doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04915-0
Video explainer of Moustakas et al 2018
  • Liu, Y., Scordato, E.S.C., Safran, R. & Evans M.R. (2018) Ventral colour, not streamer length, is associated with seasonal reproductive performance in a Chinese population of Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica gutturalis). Journal of Ornithology doi: 10.1007/s10336-018-1555-y
  • Evans, M.R. & Moustakas, A. (2017) Plasticity in foraging behaviour as a possible response to climate change. Ecological Informatics doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2017.08.001
  • Zhang, F., Zhang, H., Evans, M.R. & Huang, T. (2017) Vegetation patterns generated by a wind driven sand-vegetation system in arid and semi-arid areas. Ecological Complexity 31: 21-33 doi:org/10.1016/j.ecocom.2017.02.005
  • Moustakas, A. & Evans, M.R. (2016) A big-data spatial, temporal and network analysis of bovine tuberculosis between wildlife (badgers) and cattle. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment doi:10.1007/s00477-016-1311-x
  • Evans, M.R., & Moustakas, A. (2016) A comparison between data requirements and availability for calibrating predictive ecological models for lowland UK woodlands: learning new tricks from old trees. Ecology and Evolutiondoi:10.1002/ece3.2217
  • Vaquero-Alba, I. McGowan, A., Pincheira-Donso, D., Evans, M.R., & Dall, S.R.X. (2016) A quantitative analysis of objective feather color assessment: Measurements in the laboaratory do not reflect true plumage color. The Auk 133: 325-337 doi: 10.1642/AUK-16-19.1
  • Moustakas, A., & Evans, M.R. (2015) Regional and temporal characteristics of bovine tuberculosis of cattle in Great Britain. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 29: 623-635 doi: 10.1007/s00477-015-1140-3
  • McDonald, J.L., MacLean, M., Evans, M.R., & Hodgson, D.J. (2015) Reconciling actual and perceived rates of predation by domestic cats. Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1002/ece3.1553
  • Moustakas, A., & Evans, M.R. (2015) Effects of growth rate, size, and light availability on tree survival across life stages: a demographic analysis accounting for missing values. BMC Ecology 15: 6 doi: 10.1186/s12898-015-0038-8
  • Evans, M.R., Moustakas, A., Carey, G., Malhi, Y., Butt, N., Benham, S., Pallett, D., & Schäfer, S. (2015). Allometry and growth of eight tree taxa in United Kingdom woodlands. Scientific Data 2:150006 doi: 10.1038/sdata.2015.6
  • Moustakas, A., & Evans, M.R. (2015). Coupling models of cattle and farms with models of badgers for predicting the dynamics of bovine tuberculosis(TB). Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 29: 623-635 doi: 10.1007/s00477-014-1016-y
  • Evans, M.R., Benton, T.G., Grimm, V., Lessells, C.M., O’Malley, M.A., Moustakas, A., & Weisberg, M. (2014). Data availability and model complexity, generality and utility: A reply to Lonergan. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29: 302-303doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2014.03.004
  • Evans, M.R., Bithell, M., Cornell, S.J., Dall, S.R.X., Díaz, S., Emmott, S., Ernande, B., Grimm, V., Hodgson, D.J., Lewis, S.L., Mace, G.M., Morecroft, M., Moustakas, A., Murphy, E., Newbold, T., Norris, K.J., Petchey, O., Smith, M., Travis, J.M.J., & Benton, T.G. (2013). Predictive Systems Ecology. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B. 280: 20131452 doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.1452
  • Bonato, M., Evans, M.R., Hasselquist, D., Sherley, R.B., Cloete, S.W.P., & Cherry, M.I. (2013). Ostrich chick humoral immune responses and growth rate are predicted by parental immune responses and paternal coloration. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67: 1891-1901. doi: 10.1007/s00265-013-1597-3
  • Moustakas, A., & Evans, M.R. (2013). Integrating ecological modelling with evolution: accommodating phenotypic changes in agent based models. PLoS ONE 8(8): e71125.doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0071125
  • Pickett, S.R.A., Weber, S.B., McGraw, K.J., Norris, K.J., & Evans, M.R. (2013). Environmental and parental influences on offspring health and growth in great tits (Parus major). PLoS One 8(7): e69695. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069695
  • Evans, M.R., Grimm, V., Johst, K., Knuuttila, T., de Langhe, R., Lessells, C.M., Merz, M., O’Malley, M.A., Orzack, S.H., Weisberg, M., Wilkinson, D.J., Wolkenhauer,O, & Benton, T.G. (2013) Do simple models lead to generality in ecology? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28:578-583. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2013.05.022
  • Stipala, J., Lutzmann, N., Malonza, P.K., Wilkinson, P., Godley, B., Nyamache, J. & Evans, M.R. (2012). A new species of chameleon (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae) from the Aberdare Mountains in the central highlands of Kenya. Zootaxa 3391: 1-22.
  • Roberts, M.L., Buchanan, K.L., Goldsmith, A.R. & Evans, M.R. (2012). The role of testosterone in bib size determination in the male house sparrow Passer domesticus, is age dependent. Journal of Avian Biology 43: 264-272. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2012.05571.x
  • Evans,M.R.,Bro-Jorgensen, J., Johnstone, R.A. (2012). Tail manipulations affect fitness traits in male barn swallows. Animal Behavior 83: doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.01.024
  • Evans, M.R. (2012). Modelling ecological systems in a changing world. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society 367: 181-190 doi: 10.1098/rstb.2011.0172
  • Evans, M.R., Norris, K.J., & Benton, T.G. (2012). Predictive ecology: systems approaches. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society 367: 163-169 doi: 10.1098/rstb.2011.0191
  • Safran, R.J., Flaxman, S.M., Kopp, M., Irwin, D.E., Briggs, D., Evans, M.R., Funk, W.C. Gray, D.A., Hebets, E.A., Seddon, N. Scorodato, E., Symes, L.B., Tobias, J.A., Toews, D.P.L. & Albert, C.U. (2012). A robust new metric of phenotypic distance to estimate and compare multiple trait differences among populations. Current Zoology 58: 424-439.
  • Dor, R., Safran, R.J., Vortman, Y., Lotem, A., McGowan, A., Evans, M.R. & Lovette, I.J. (2012). Population genetics and morphological comparisons of migratory European (Hirundo rustica rustica) and sedentary East-Mediterranean (Hirundo rustica transitiva) barn swallows. Journal of Heredity, 103: 55-63. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esr114
  • Dor, R., Lovette, I.J., Safran, R.J., Billerman, S.M., Huber, G.H., Vortman, Y., Lotem, A., McGowan, A., Evans, M.R., Cooper, C.B. Winkler, D.W. (2011). Low variation n the polymorphic Clock gene Poly-Q region despite population genetic structure across Barn Swallow (HIrundo rustica) populations. PLoS One 6: e28843 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028843
  • Stipala, J. Lutzmann, N., Malonza, PK., Borghesio, L., Wilkinson, P., Godley, B., Evans, M.R. (2011). A new species of chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae) from the highlands of northwest Kenya. Zootaxa 3002: 1-16
  • Rands, S.A., Evans, M.R., Johnstone, R.A. (2011). The dynamics of honesty: modelling the growth of sexually-selected ornaments. PLoS One 6, 11. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027174
  • Busso J.M., Satterlee D.G., Roberts M.L., Buchanan K.L., Evans M.R., & Marin R.H. (2010) Testosterone manipulation postcastration does not alter cloacal gland growth differences in male quail selected for divergent plasma corticosterone stress response. Poultry Science 89: 2691-2698. doi:10.3382/ps.2010-01052
  • McFarlane M.L., Cherry M.I. & Evans M.R. (2010) Female Cape sugarbirds (Promerops caffer) modify egg investment both for extra-pair males and male tail length. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 1998-2003. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2010.02067.x
  • Roberts, M.L., Goldsmith, A.R., Evans, M.R. & Buchanan, K.L. (2010) Does testosterone determine dominance in the house sparrow, Passer domesticus?. Journal of Avian Biology 41: 445-451. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2010.04929.x
  • Evans, M.R. (2010) Why does testosterone influence morphology, behaviour and physiology? Open Ornithology Journal (special issue “Current Issues in Avian Parasitology”) 3: 21-26. doi: 10.2174/1874453201003020021
  • McFarlane, M., Evans, M.R. Feldheim, K., Preault, M., Bowie, R., & Cherry, M.I. (2010) Long tails matter – positively for extra-pair, negatively for within-pair fertilization success. Behavioral Ecology 21: 26-32. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arp147
  • Bonato, M., Evans, M.R., Hasselquist, D., Schalk, W.P.C. & Cherry M.I. (2009) Growth rate and hatching date in ostrich chicks reflect humoral but not cell-mediated immune function. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 64: 183-191. doi: 10.1007/s00265-009-0835-1
  • Roberts, M.L., Buchanan, K.L., Evans, M.R., Marin R., & Satterlee, D. (2009) The effects of testosterone on immune function in quail selected for divergent plasma corticosterone response. Journal of Experimental Biology 212: 3125-3131. doi:10.1242/jeb.030726
  • Johnstone, R.A., Rands, S.A., & Evans, M.R. (2009) Sexual selection and condition dependence. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 12: 2387-2394. doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01822.x
  • Bonato, M., Evans, M.R., Hasselquist, D. & Cherry M.I. (2009) Male coloration reveals different components of immunocompetence in ostriches, Struthio camelus. Animal Behaviour 77, 1033-1039. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.02.008
  • Bonato, M., Evans, M.R. & Cherry, M.I. (2009) Investment in eggs is influenced by male colouration in the ostrich, Struthio camelus. Animal Behaviour 77, 1027-1032. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.12.019
  • Shaw, L.M., Chamberlain, D. & Evans, M.R. (2008) The house sparrow Passer domesticusin urban areas: reviewing a possible link between post-decline distribution and human socioeconomic status. Journal of Ornithology 149, 293-299. doi:10.1007/s10336-008-0285-y
  • MacLean, M.M., Carslake, D.J., Evans, M.R., Townley, S. & Hodgson, D.J. (2008) The usefulness of sensitivity analysis for predicting the effects of cat predation on the population dynamics of their avian prey. Ibis 150: 100-113. doi:10.1111/j.1474-919X.2008.00864.x
  • Roberts, M.L., Buchanan, K.L., Hasselquist, D., Bennett, A.T.D. & Evans, M.R. (2007). Physiological, morphological and behavioural effects of selecting zebra finches for divergent levels of corticosterone. Journal of Experimental Biology 210, 4368-4378. doi: 10.1242/jeb.007104
  • Roberts, M.L., Buchanan, K.L., Bennett, A.T.D. & Evans, M.R. (2007). Mate choice in zebra finches: does corticosterone play a role? Animal Behaviour 74, 921-929. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2006.12.021
  • Martins, T.L.F., Roberts, M.L., Giblin, I., Huxham, R. & Evans, M.R. (2007). Speed of exploration and risk-taking behavior are linked to corticosterone titres n zebra finches. Hormones and Behavior 52, 445-453. doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2007.06.007
  • Grégoire, A., McFarlane, M.L., Faivre, B., Evans, M.R. & Cherry, M.I. (2007). Patterns of morphological variation in two sexually dimorphic bird species with different tail shapes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 91, 437-443.
  •  Bro-Jorgensen, J., Johnstone, R.A. & Evans, M.R. (2007) Uninformative exaggeration of male sexual ornaments in barn swallows. Current Biology 17, 850-855. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2007.03.042
  • Roberts, M.L., Buchanan, K.L., Hasselquist, D. & Evans, M.R. (2007) Effects of testosterone and corticosterone on immmunocompetence in the zebra finch. Hormones and Behaviour 51: 126-134. doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2006.09.004
  • Hodgson, Z.G., Meddle, S.L., Roberts, M.L., Buchanan, K.L., Evans, M.R., Metzdorf, R.,  Gahr, M.,  & Healey S.D. (2007) Spatial ability is impaired and hippocampal mineralocorticoid receptor mRNA expression reduced in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) selected for acute high corticosterone response to stress. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 274: 239-245. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2006.3704
  • Evans, M.R., Roberts, M.L. & Buchanan, K.L. 2006. The heritability of corticosterone response and pleitropic effects on life history variables. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19, 343-352. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2005.01034.x
  • Roberts, M. L., Buchanan,K. L. & Evans, M. R. 2004. Testing the Immunocompetence Handicap Hypothesis: A review of the evidence. Animal Behaviour 68, 227-239. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2004.05.001. 6th most cited paper in Animal Behaviour 2000-2010.
  • McGraw, K.J., Safran, R.J., Evans, M.R. & Wakamatsu, K. 2004 European barn swallows use melanin pigments to color their feathers brown. Behavioral Ecology 15,  889-891. doi:10.1093/beheco/arh109
  • Evans, M.R. 2004. Limits on the evolution of tail ornamentation in birds. American Naturalist 163, 341-357
  • Buchanan, K.L., Evans, M.R. & Goldsmith 2003. Testosterone, dominance signalling and immunosuppression in the house sparrow, Passer domesticus. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 55, 50-59. doi: 10.1007/s00265-003-0682-4
  • Evans, M.R. 2003. Birds’ tails do act like delta wings but delta wing theory does not always predict the forces they generate. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 270, 1379-1385. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2003.2373
  • Evans, M.R. 2003. Survival of scarlet-tufted malachite sunbirds (Nectarinia johnstoni) on Mount Kenya and the influence of ornamentation. Biological journal of the Linnean Society 80, 125 –133.
  • Evans, M.R., Rosén, M., Park, K.J. & Hedenström, A. 2002 How do birds’ tails work? Delta-wing theory fails to predict tail shape during flight. Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B 269, 1053-1057. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2001.1901
  • Buchanan, K.L., Evans, M.R., Goldsmith, A.R., Bryant, D.M. & Rowe, L.V. 2001. Testosterone influences basal metabolic rate in male house sparrows: a new cost of dominance signalling? Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B 268, 1337-1344. 
  • Park, K.J., Buchanan, K.L. & Evans, M.R. 2001. Sexy streamers? The role of natural and sexual selection in the evolution of hirundine tail streamers. Evolution 55: 445-446
  • Rowe, L.V., Buchanan, K.L. & Evans, M.R. 2001. The function and evolution of the tail streamer in hirundines. Behavioral Ecology 12: 157-163 
  • Evans, M.R. & Goldsmith, A.R. 2000. Male wrens with large testes breed early. Animal Behaviour 60: 101-105
  • Park, K.J., Evans, M.R. & Buchanan K.L. 2000. Assessing the aerodynamic effects of tail elongations in the house martin (Delichon urbica): implications for the initial selection pressures in hirundines. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 48: 364-372.
  • Buchanan, K.L. & Evans M.R. 2000. The effect of tail streamer length on aerodynamic performance in the barn swallow. Behavioral Ecology 11: 228-238 pdf
  • Poiani, A., Goldsmith, A.R. & Evans, M.R. 2000. Ectoparasites of house sparrows (Passer domesticus): an experimental test of the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 47: 230-242
  • Norris, K.J. & Evans, M.R. 2000. Ecological immunity: life history trade-offs and immune defence in birds. Behavioral Ecology 11: 19-26. doi: 10.1093/beheco/11.1.19. Most highly cited paper ever published in Behavioral Ecology.
  • Evans, M.R., Goldsmith A.R. & Norris, S.R.A. 2000. Testosterone influences bib size and antibody production in house sparrows as predicted by the immuno-competence handicap hypothesis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 47: 156-163. doi: 10.1007/s002650050006. Most highly cited paper in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 2000-2010.
  • Evans, M.R. 1999. The consequences of flight for the evolution of tail ornaments in birds. In: Adams, N. & Slotow, R. (Eds) Proceedings of the 22nd International Ornithological Congress, Durban, Univ. Natal.
  • Evans, M.R. 1999. Length of tail streamers in barn swallows. Nature 397: 115-116
  • Benton T.G.& Evans, M.R. 1998. The mismeasure of mate choice ? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 44: 91-98
  • Evans, M.R. 1998. Selection on swallow tail streamers. Nature 394: 233-234
  • Evans, M.R. & Thomas A.L.R. 1997. Testing the functional significance of tail streamers. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 264: 211-217.
  • Evans, M.R. 1997. The influence of habitat and male morphology on a mate choice cue: the display nests of wrens. Animal Behaviour 54: 485-491.
  • Evans, M.R. 1997. The influence of male age on nest building performance and morphology in wrens. Animal Behaviour 53: 749-755
  • Evans, M.R. & Norris, K.J. 1996. The importance of carotenoids in signalling during aggressive interactions in male firemouth cichlids. Behavioral Ecology 7: 1-6
  • Evans, M.R. & Burn, J.L. 1996. An experimental analysis of mate choice in the wren: a monomorphic, polygynous passerine. Behavioral Ecology. 7: 101-108
  • Evans, M.R. 1996. Nectar and flower production of Lobelia telekii inflorescences, and their influence on territorial behaviour of the scarlet-tufted malachite sunbird. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 57: 89-105
  • Evans, M.R., Martins, T.L.F. & Haley, M. 1995. Inter and intra-sexual patterns of fluctuating asymmetry in the red-billed streamertail: should symmetry always increase with ornament size? Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology. 37: 15 – 23
  • Evans, M.R. & Barnard, P. 1995.Ornament and body size variation and sexual dimorphism in the scarlet-tufted malachite sunbird (Nectarinia johnstoni) on Mount Kenya. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 54: 371-381
  • Evans, M.R., Martins, T.L.F. & Haley, M. 1994. The asymmetrical cost of tail elongation in red-billed streamertails. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 256: 97-103
  • Evans, M.R. & Evans, J.A. 1994. A computer-based technique for the statistical analysis of animal sounds. Bioacoustics 5: 281-290. doi: 10.1080/09524622.1994.9753258
  • Young, T.P. & Evans, M.R. 1993. Alpine vertebrates of Mount Kenya, with particular notes on the rock hyrax. Journal of East African Natural History and the National Museum 82: 56-78.
  • Evans, M.R. & Hatchwell B.J. 1993. New slants on ornament asymmetry. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 251: 171-177
  • Evans, M.R. 1993. Fluctuating asymmetry and long tails; the mechanical effects of asymmetry may act to enforce honest advertisement. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 253: 205-209
  • Evans, M.R. & Thomas, A.L.R. 1992. The aerodynamic and mechanical effects of tail length elongation in the scarlet-tufted malachite sunbird: measuring the cost of a handicap. Animal Behaviour 43: 337-347. doi:10.1016/S0003-3472(05)80229-5  
  • Evans, M.R. & Hatchwell, B.J. 1992. An experimental study of male adornment in the scarlet-tufted malachite sunbird: II the role of the elongated tail in mate choice and evidence for a handicap. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 29: 421-427
  • Evans, M.R. & Hatchwell, B.J. 1992. An experimental study of male adornment in the scarlet-tufted malachite sunbird: I the role of the pectoral tufts in territorial defence.    Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 29: 413-419
  • Evans, M.R. & Williams, G.A. 1991. Time partitioning of foraging in the limpet Patella vulgata. Journal of Animal Ecology 60: 563-575
  • Evans, M.R. 1991. The size of male adornments in the scarlet-tufted malachite sunbird varies with environmental conditions, as predicted by handicap theories. Animal Behaviour 42: 797-803