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Predation drives recurrent convergence of an interspecies mutualism (2018)
Journal Article
Feeney, W. E., Brooker, R. M., Johnston, L. N., Gilbert, J. D., Besson, M., Lecchini, D., …Manica, A. (2019). Predation drives recurrent convergence of an interspecies mutualism. Ecology letters, 22(2), 256-264. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13184

Mutualisms are fundamental ecological interactions that underpin much of the world’s biodiversity. Recent studies have demonstrated how external pressures, such as predation, can regulate the dynamics of interspecific interactions and cause the break... Read More

Skew in ovarian activation depends on domicile size in phyllode-glueing thrips (2018)
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Gilbert, J. D., Wells, A., & Simpson, S. J. (2018). Skew in ovarian activation depends on domicile size in phyllode-glueing thrips. Scientific reports, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-21635-z

Costs and benefits of group living are a fundamental topic in behavioural ecology. Resource availability affects individuals’ breeding prospects alone and in groups, as well as how reproduction is distributed within groups (“reproductive skew”). Here... Read More

Direct Speech Reconstruction from Articulatory Sensor Data by Machine Learning (2017)
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Gonzalez, J. A., Cheah, L. A., Gomez, A. M., Green, P. D., Gilbert, J. M., Ell, S. R., …Holdsworth, E. (2017). Direct Speech Reconstruction from Articulatory Sensor Data by Machine Learning. IEEE/ACM transactions on audio, speech, and language processing, 25(12), 2362-2374. https://doi.org/10.1109/TASLP.2017.2757263

© 2014 IEEE. This paper describes a technique that generates speech acoustics from articulator movements. Our motivation is to help people who can no longer speak following laryngectomy, a procedure that is carried out tens of thousands of times per... Read More

Aposematism in the burying beetle? Dual function of anal fluid in parental care and chemical defense (2017)
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Lindstedt, C., Boncoraglio, G., Cotter, S., Gilbert, J., & Kilner, R. M. (2017). Aposematism in the burying beetle? Dual function of anal fluid in parental care and chemical defense. Behavioral ecology, 28(6), 1414-1422. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arx100

© 2017 The Author. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology. All rights reserved. Burying beetles (Nicrophorus vespilloides) bear distinctive and variable orange-black patterning on their ely... Read More

Nonlinear Modeling and Verification of a Heaving Point Absorber for Wave Energy Conversion (2017)
Journal Article
Gilbert, J., Guo, B., Jin, S., Parsons, D., & Patton, R. (2017). Nonlinear Modeling and Verification of a Heaving Point Absorber for Wave Energy Conversion. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 9(1), 453-461. https://doi.org/10.1109/tste.2017.2741341

Although the heaving Point Absorber (PA) concept is well known in wave energy conversion research, few studies focus on appropriate modelling of non-linear fluid viscous and mechanical friction dynamics. Even though these concepts are known to have n... Read More

Male genital titillators and the intensity of post-copulatory sexual selection across bushcrickets (2017)
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Lehmann, G. U., Gilbert, J. D., Vahed, K., & Lehmann, A. W. (2017). Male genital titillators and the intensity of post-copulatory sexual selection across bushcrickets. Behavioral ecology, 28(5), 1198-1205. doi:10.1093/beheco/arx094

Animal genitalia are diverse and a growing body of evidence suggests that they evolve rapidly under post-copulatory sexual selection. This process is predicted to be more intense in polyandrous species, although there have been very few comparative s... Read More

Larval exposure to field-realistic concentrations of clothianidin has no effect on development rate, over-winter survival or adult metabolic rate in a solitary bee, Osmia bicornis (2017)
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Nicholls, E., Fowler, R., Niven, J. E., Gilbert, J. D., & Goulson, D. (2017). Larval exposure to field-realistic concentrations of clothianidin has no effect on development rate, over-winter survival or adult metabolic rate in a solitary bee, Osmia bicornis. PeerJ, 5(6), e3417. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3417

© 2017 Nicholls et al. There is widespread concern regarding the effects of agro-chemical exposure on bee health, of which neonicotinoids, systemic insecticides detected in the pollen and nectar of both crops and wildflowers, have been the most stron... Read More

Restoring speech following total removal of the larynx by a learned transformation from sensor data to acoustics (2017)
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Gilbert, J. M., Gonzalez, J. A., Cheah, L. A., Ell, S. R., Green, P., Moore, R. K., & Holdsworth, E. (2017). Restoring speech following total removal of the larynx by a learned transformation from sensor data to acoustics. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141(3), EL307-EL313. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4978364

Total removal of the larynx may be required to treat laryngeal cancer: speech is lost. This article shows that it may be possible to restore speech by sensing movement of the remaining speech articulators and use machine learning algorithms to derive... Read More

Macroecology of parental care in arthropods: higher mortality risk leads to higher benefits of offspring protection in tropical climates (2016)
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Santos, E. S., Bueno, P. P., Gilbert, J. D. J., & Machado, G. (2017). Macroecology of parental care in arthropods: higher mortality risk leads to higher benefits of offspring protection in tropical climates. Biological Reviews, 92(3), 1688-1701. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12303

The intensity of biotic interactions varies around the world, in such a way that mortality risk imposed by natural enemies is usually higher in the tropics. A major role of offspring attendance is protection against natural enemies, so the benefits o... Read More

Analytical and finite-element study of optimal strain distribution in various beam shapes for energy harvesting applications (2016)
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Ooi, B. L., Gilbert, J. M., & Aziz, A. R. A. (2016). Analytical and finite-element study of optimal strain distribution in various beam shapes for energy harvesting applications. Acta Mechanica Sinica, 32(4), 670-683. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10409-016-0557-3

Due to the increasing demand for harvesting energy from environmental vibration, for use in self-powered electronic applications, cantilever-based vibration energy harvesting has attracted great interest from various parties and become one of the mos... Read More

A silent speech system based on permanent magnet articulography and direct synthesis (2016)
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Gonzalez, J. A., Cheah, L. A., Gilbert, J. M., Bai, J., Ell, S. R., Green, P. D., & Moore, R. K. (2016). A silent speech system based on permanent magnet articulography and direct synthesis. Computer speech & language, 39, 67-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csl.2016.02.002

In this paper we present a silent speech interface (SSI) system aimed at restoring speech communication for individuals who have lost their voice due to laryngectomy or diseases affecting the vocal folds. In the proposed system, articulatory data cap... Read More

Modelling and optimisation of a bimorph piezoelectric cantilever beam in an energy harvesting application (2016)
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Gilbert, J., Liu, J., Ooi, B. L., & Thein, C. K. (2016). Modelling and optimisation of a bimorph piezoelectric cantilever beam in an energy harvesting application. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 11(2), 212-227

Piezoelectric materials are excellent transducers in converting vibrational energy into electrical energy, and vibration-based piezoelectric generators are seen as an enabling technology for wireless sensor networks, especially in self-powered device... Read More

Integrating user-centred design in the development of a silent speech interface based on permanent magnetic articulography (2015)
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Cheah, L. A., Gilbert, J. M., Gonzalez, J. A., Bai, J., Ell, S. R., Fagan, M. J., …Rychenko, S. I. (2015). Integrating user-centred design in the development of a silent speech interface based on permanent magnetic articulography. In Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies; Communications in Computer and Information Science, 324-337. Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27707-3_20

Abstract: A new wearable silent speech interface (SSI) based on Permanent Magnetic Articulography (PMA) was developed with the involvement of end users in the design process. Hence, desirable features such as appearance, port-ability, ease of use and... Read More

Sex-biased parental care and sexual size dimorphism in a provisioning arthropod (2015)
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Field, J., Shreeves, G., Kennedy, M., Brace, S., & Gilbert, J. D. J. (2015). Sex-biased parental care and sexual size dimorphism in a provisioning arthropod. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69(12), 1897-1906. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-015-2002-1

The diverse selection pressures driving the evolution of sexual size dimorphism (SSD) have long been debated. Whilst the balance between fecundity selection and sexual selection has received much attention, explanations based on sex-specific ecology... Read More

The evolution of parental care in insects: a test of current hypotheses (2015)
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Gilbert, J. D. J., & Manica, A. (2015). The evolution of parental care in insects: a test of current hypotheses. Evolution, 69(5), 1255-1270. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.12656

Which sex should care for offspring is a fundamental question in evolution. Invertebrates, and insects in particular, show some of the most diverse kinds of parental care of all animals, but to date there has been no broad comparative study of the ev... Read More

Functional equivalence of grasping cerci and nuptial food gifts in promoting ejaculate transfer in katydids (2014)
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Vahed, K., Gilbert, J. D. J., Weissman, D. B., & Barrientos-Lozano, L. (2014). Functional equivalence of grasping cerci and nuptial food gifts in promoting ejaculate transfer in katydids. Evolution, 68(7), 2052-2065. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.12421

The function of nuptial gifts has generated longstanding debate. Nuptial gifts consumed during ejaculate transfer may allow males to transfer more ejaculate than is optimal for females. However, gifts may simultaneously represent male investment in o... Read More

Design of wideband vibration-based electromagnetic generator by means of dual-resonator (2014)
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Ooi, B. L., & Gilbert, J. M. (2014). Design of wideband vibration-based electromagnetic generator by means of dual-resonator. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 213, 9-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2014.03.037

This paper describes the design of a wideband electromagnetic energy harvester that utilizes a novel dual-resonator method to improve the operational frequency range of the vibration-based generator. The device consists of two separate resonator syst... Read More

Design and optimisation of a footfall energy harvesting system (2014)
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Gilbert, J. M., & Balouchi, F. (2014). Design and optimisation of a footfall energy harvesting system. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 25(14), 1746-1756. https://doi.org/10.1177/1045389X14523853

The scavenging of electrical energy from normal human activity has a number of attractions, and footfall energy is seen as one of the most attractive sources. However, footfall motion is characterised by relatively large forces and low velocities, an... Read More