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Detecting host-parasitoid interactions in an invasive Lepidopteran using nested tagging DNA metabarcoding (2018)
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Kitson, J. J. N., Hahn, C., Sands, R. J., Straw, N. A., Evans, D. M., & Lunt, D. H. (2019). Detecting host-parasitoid interactions in an invasive Lepidopteran using nested tagging DNA metabarcoding. Molecular ecology, 28(2), 471-483. doi:10.1111/mec.14518

Determining the host-parasitoid interactions and parasitism rates for invasive species entering novel environments is an important first step in assessing potential routes for biocontrol and integrated pest management. Conventional insect rearing tec... Read More

Simulated climate-warming increases Coleoptera activity-densities and reduces community diversity in a cereal crop (2015)
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Berthe, S. C., Derocles, S. A., Lunt, D. H., Kimball, B. A., & Evans, D. M. (2015). Simulated climate-warming increases Coleoptera activity-densities and reduces community diversity in a cereal crop. Agriculture, ecosystems & environment, 210, 11-14. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2015.05.001

Abstract Simulated climate-warming experiments have provided important insights into the response of terrestrial ecosystems, but few have examined the impacts on agricultural insects, particularly those associated with the ecosystem service of biolog... Read More

Determining Plant – Leaf Miner – Parasitoid Interactions: A DNA Barcoding Approach (2015)
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Derocles, S. A., Evans, D. M., Nichols, P. C., Evans, S. A., & Lunt, D. H. (2015). Determining Plant – Leaf Miner – Parasitoid Interactions: A DNA Barcoding Approach. PloS one, 10(2), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0117872

A major challenge in network ecology is to describe the full-range of species interactions in a community to create highly-resolved food-webs. We developed a molecular approach based on DNA full barcoding and mini-barcoding to describe difficult to o... Read More

Pollination by nocturnal Lepidoptera, and the effects of light pollution: A review (2014)
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Macgregor, C. J., Pocock, M. J. O., Fox, R., & Evans, D. M. (2015). Pollination by nocturnal Lepidoptera, and the effects of light pollution: A review. Ecological entomology, 40(3), (187-198). doi:10.1111/een.12174. ISSN 1365-2311

1. Moths (Lepidoptera) are the major nocturnal pollinators of flowers. However, their importance and contribution to the provision of pollination ecosystem services may have been under-appreciated. Evidence was identified that moths are important pol... Read More

The robustness of a network of ecological networks to habitat loss (2013)
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Evans, D. M., Memmott, J., & Pocock, M. J. O. (2013). The robustness of a network of ecological networks to habitat loss. Ecology letters, 16(7), (844-852). doi:10.1111/ele.12117. ISSN 1461-023X

There have been considerable advances in our understanding of the tolerance of species interaction networks to sequential extinctions of plants and animals. However, communities of species exist in a mosaic of habitats, and the vulnerability of habit... Read More

The robustness and restoration of a network of ecological networks (2012)
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Pocock, M. J. O., Memmott, J., Pocock, M., Evans, D. M., & Memmott, J. (2012). The robustness and restoration of a network of ecological networks. Science, 335(6071), (973-977). doi:10.1126/science.1214915. ISSN 0036-8075

Understanding species' interactions and the robustness of interaction networks to species loss is essential to understand the effects of species' declines and extinctions. In most studies, different types of networks (such as food webs, parasitoid we... Read More

Seeds in farmland food-webs: Resource importance, distribution and the impacts of farm management (2011)
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Pocock, M. J., Evans, D. M., Brooks, J., & Memmott, J. (2011). Seeds in farmland food-webs: Resource importance, distribution and the impacts of farm management. Biological Conservation, 144(12), (2941-2950). doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2011.08.013. ISSN 0006-3207

Whilst considerable research effort in Europe has linked agricultural intensification with dramaticdeclines of seed-feeding birds, surprisingly little is known about the wider importance of seeds in animalfood-webs. Moreover, understanding the dynami... Read More

Ecological genetics of invasive alien species (2011)
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Estoup, A., Lawson Handley, L. J., Evans, D. M., Thomas, C. E., Lombaert, E., Facon, B., …Handley, L. -. L. (2011). Ecological genetics of invasive alien species. BioControl, 56(4), (409-428). doi:10.1007/s10526-011-9386-2. ISSN 1386-6141

There is growing realisation that integrating genetics and ecology is critical in the context of biological invasions, since the two are explicitly linked. So far, the focus of ecological genetics of invasive alien species (IAS) has been on determini... Read More