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Inferring the origin of populations introduced from a genetically structured native range by approximate Bayesian computation: case study of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis. (2011)
Journal Article
Lombaert, E., Guillemaud, T., Thomas, C. E., Lawson Handley, L. J., Li, J., Wang, S., …Estoup, A. (2011). Inferring the origin of populations introduced from a genetically structured native range by approximate Bayesian computation: case study of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Molecular ecology, 20(22), 4654-4670. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05322.x

Correct identification of the source population of an invasive species is a prerequisite for testing hypotheses concerning the factors responsible for biological invasions. The native area of invasive species may be large, poorly known and/or genetic... Read More about Inferring the origin of populations introduced from a genetically structured native range by approximate Bayesian computation: case study of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis..

Ecological genetics of invasive alien species (2011)
Journal Article
Lawson Handley, L., Estoup, A., Evans, D. M., Thomas, C. E., Lombaert, E., Facon, B., …Roy, H. E. (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 about Ecological genetics of invasive alien species.

The value of an egg: Resource reallocation in ladybirds (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) infected with male-killing bacteria (2011)
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Elnagdy, S., Majerus, M., & Lawson Handley, L. (2011). The value of an egg: Resource reallocation in ladybirds (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) infected with male-killing bacteria. Journal of evolutionary biology, 24(10), 2164-2172. doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02346.x

Male‐killing bacteria are thought to persist in host populations by vertical transmission and conferring direct and/or indirect fitness benefits to their hosts. Here, we test the role of indirect fitness benefits accrued from resource reallocation in... Read More about The value of an egg: Resource reallocation in ladybirds (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) infected with male-killing bacteria.