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The role of life history traits in mammalian invasion success (2015)
Journal Article
Capellini, I., Baker, J., Allen, W. L., Street, S. E., & Venditti, C. (2015). The role of life history traits in mammalian invasion success. Ecology letters, 18(10), (1099-1107). doi:10.1111/ele.12493. ISSN 1461-023X

Why some organisms become invasive when introduced into novel regions while others fail to even establish is a fundamental question in ecology. Barriers to success are expected to filter species at each stage along the invasion pathway. No study to d... Read More

Placentation and maternal investment in mammals (2010)
Journal Article
Capellini, I., Venditti, C., & Barton, R. A. (2011). Placentation and maternal investment in mammals. The American naturalist, 177(1), (86-98). doi:10.1086/657435. ISSN 0003-0147

The mammalian placenta exhibits striking interspecific morphological variation, yet the implications of such diversity for reproductive strategies and fetal development remain obscure. More invasive hemochorial placentas, in which fetal tissues direc... Read More

Adaptive evolution of four microcephaly genes and the evolution of brain size in anthropoid primates (2010)
Journal Article
Montgomery, S. H., Capellini, I., Venditti, C., Barton, R. A., & Mundy, N. I. (2011). Adaptive evolution of four microcephaly genes and the evolution of brain size in anthropoid primates. Molecular biology and evolution, 28(1), (625-638). doi:10.1093/molbev/msq237. ISSN 0737-4038

The anatomical basis and adaptive function of the expansion in primate brain size have long been studied; however, we are only beginning to understand the genetic basis of these evolutionary changes. Genes linked to human primary microcephaly have re... Read More