Publications

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2017
K. Boulton, C.A. Walling, A.J. Grimmer, G.G. Rosenthal, A.J. Wilson  (2017) Phenotypic and genetic integration of personality and growth under competition in the sheepshead swordtail, Xiphophorus birchmanni. Evolution, (In press).

A.D. Hayward, J.M. Pemberton, C. Berenos, A.J. Wilson, J.G. Pilkington, L.E.B. Kruuk (2017) Evidence for selection-by-environment but not genotype-by-environment interactions for fitness-related traits in a wild mammal population. Genetics, (In press).

L.E.B. Kruuk, A.J. Wilson (2017) The challenge of estimating indirect genetic effects on behaviour: a comment on Bailey et al. Behavioural Ecology, (In press).

T.M. Houslay, S.M. Vierbuchen, A.J. Grimmer, A.J. Young, A.J. Wilson (2017) Testing the stability of behavioural coping style across stress contexts in the Trinidadian guppy. Functional Ecology, (In press).

T.M. Houslay, A.J. Wilson (2017) Avoiding the misuse of BLUP in behavioral ecology. Behavioral Ecology, (In press).

F. Santostefano, A.J. Wilson, P.T. Niemelä, N.J. Dingemanse (2017) Behavioural mediators of genetic life-history trade-offs in field crickets. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Series B, (In press).

J. Rapkin, C. R. Archer, C.E. Grant, K. Jensen, C.M. House, A.J. Wilson, J. Hunt (2017). Little evidence for intralocus sexual conflict over the optimal intake of nutrients for lifespan and reproduction in the black field cricket Teleogryllus commodus. Evolution, (in press).

F. Santostefano, A.J. Wilson, P.T. Niemelä, N.J. Dingemanse (2017) Indirect genetic effects: a key component of the genetic architecture of behaviour. Scientific Reports, (In press).

D. Cabrera, D. Andres, P.D. McLoughlin, L. Debeffe, S.A. Medill, A.J. Wilson, J. Poissant (2017) Island tameness and the repeatability of flight initiation distance in a large herbivore. Canadian Journal of Zoology, (In press).

S. Pascoal, M. Mendrok, A.J. Wilson, J. Hunt, N.W. Bailey (2017) Sexual Selection and Population Divergence II. Divergence in Different Sexual Traits and Signal Modalities in Field Crickets (Teleogryllus oceanicus). Evolution, 71, 1614–1626.

S.P. Smithers, A.J. Wilson, M. Stevens (2017) Rock pool gobies change their body pattern in response to background features. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 121, 109-121.

M.S. Maraqa, R. Griffen, M.D. Sharma, A.J. Wilson, J. Hunt, D.J. Hosken and C.M. House (2017) Constrained evolution of the sex comb in Drosophila simulans. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30388–400

C.E. Regan, J.G. Pilkington, J.M. Pemberton, P.T. Smiseth, A.J. Wilson (2017) Accounting for female space sharing in St. Kilda Soay sheep (Ovis aries) results in little change in heritability estimates. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30, 96–111.

2016
M.D. Sharma, A.J. Wilson, D.J. Hosken (2016) Fisher’s sons’ effect in sexual selection: absent, intermittent or just low experimental power? Journal of Evolutionary Biology29, 2464-2470.

C.H. Benton, R.J. Delahay, A. Robertson, R.A McDonald, A.J. Wilson, T.A. Burke, D. Hodgson (2016) Blood thicker than water: kinship, disease prevalence and group size drive divergent patterns of infection risk in a social mammal. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Series B, 283, 20160798.

S.J. White, T.J. Kells, A.J. Wilson (2016) Metabolism, personality and pace of life in the Trinidadian guppy, Poecilia reticulata. Behaviour, 153, 1517-1543.

F. Santostefano, A.J. Wilson, Y. Araya, N. Dingemanse (2016). Interacting with the enemy: indirect effects of personality on conspecific aggression in crickets. Behavioral Ecology, 24, 1235-1246.

K. Boulton, G.G. Rosenthal, A.J. Grimmer, C.A. Walling, A.J. Wilson (2016). Sex-specific plasticity and genotype x sex interactions for age and size of maturity in the Sheepshead swordtail, Xiphophorus birchmanni. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29, 645-656.

A.J. Wilson, J. Poissant (2016). Quantitative genetics in natural populations. In ‘Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology’ (R. Kliman, head editor), Elsevier.

S. Pascoal, M. Mendrok, C. Mitchell, A.J. Wilson, J. Hunt, N.W. Bailey (2016). Sexual selection and population divergence I. The influence of socially flexible cuticular hydrocarbon expression in male field crickets (Teleogryllus oceanicus). Evolution, 70, 82-97.

J.A. Mills, C. Teplitsky… A.J. Wilson… et al (2016). Solutions for archiving data in long-term studies – a reply to Whitlock et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 31, 85-87.

2015
J.A. Mills, C. Teplitsky… A.J. Wilson… et al (2015). Archiving primary data: solutions for long-term studies. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 30, 581-589.

C. Duffield, A.J. Wilson, A. Thornton (2015). Desperate prawns: drivers of behavioural innovation vary across social contexts in rock pool crustaceans. PLoS ONE, 10, e0139050.

P. Sharman, A.J. Wilson (2015). Racehorses are getting faster. Biology Letters, 11, 20150310.

A. Thornton, A.J. Wilson (2015). In search of the Darwinian Holy Trinity in cognitive evolution: A comment on Croston et al. Behavioural Ecology, 26, 1460-1461.

M. Briffa, L.U. Sneddon, A.J. Wilson (2015). Consistent behavioural variation and animal contests: the personality of aggression. Biology Letters, 11, 20141007.

M.L Taylor, A. Skeats, A.J Wilson, T.A.R Price, N. Wedell (2015). Opposite environmental and genetic influences on body size in North American Drosophila pseudoobscura. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15, 51.

K. Boulton, E. Couto, A.J. Grimmer, R. Earley, A. Canario, A.J. Wilson*, C.A. Walling (2015). How integrated are behavioural and endocrine stress response traits?  A repeated measures approach to testing the stress coping style model. Ecology and Evolution, 5, 618-633. (*Corresponding and joint last author)

2014
S.K. Sakaluk, A.J. Wilson, E.K. Bowers, L.S. Johnson, B.S Masters, B.G Johnson, L.A. Vogel, A.M. Forsman, C.F. Thompson (2014). Genetic and environmental variation in condition, cutaneous immunity, and haematocrit in house wrens.  BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14, 242

N.J. Royle, A.F Russell, A.J. Wilson (2014). The evolution of flexible parenting. Science, 345, 776-781.

D.A. Roff, A.J. Wilson (2014). Quantifying genetic by environmental interactions in laboratory systems. In: Genotype-by-environment interactions and sexual selection. Hunt & Hosken eds. Wiley.

A.D. Hayward, D.H. Nussey, A.J. Wilson, C. Berenos, J.G. Pilkington, K.A. Watt, J.M. Pemberton, A.L. Graham. Natural selection on individual variation in tolerance of gastrointestinal nematode infection. PLoS Biology, 12, e1001917.

K. Boulton, A.J. Grimmer, G. Rosenthal, C.A. Walling, A.J. Wilson (2014). How stable are personalities? A multivariate view of behavioural variation over long and short timescales in the sheepshead swordtail, Xiphophorus birchmanni. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, 68, 791-803.

D.A. Edward, J. Poissant, A.J. Wilson, T. Chapman (2014). Sexual conflict and interacting phenotypes: a quantitative genetic analysis of fecundity and copula duration in Drosophila melanogaster. Evolution, 68, 1651-1660.

A.G. McAdam, D. Garant, A.J. Wilson (2014). The effect of other’s genes: maternal and other indirect genetic effects. In: Quantitative genetics in natural populations. Charmantier, Garant & Kruuk eds. Oxford University Press.

A.J. Wilson (2014). Competition as a source of constraint on life history evolution in natural populations. Heredity, 112, 70-78.

2013
W. Schuett, S.R.X. Dall, A.J. Wilson, N.J. Royle (2013). Environmental transmission of a personality trait: Foster parent exploration behaviour predicts offspring exploration behaviour in zebra finches. Biology Letters, 9, 20130120.

A.J. Wilson, A. Grimmer, G.G. Rosenthal (2013). Causes and consequences of contest outcome: aggressiveness, dominance and growth in the sheepshead swordtail, Xiphophorus birchmanni. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, 67, 1151-1161.

A.D. Hayward. A.J. Wilson, J.G. Pilkington, T.H. Clutton-Brock, J.M. Pemberton, L.E.B. Kruuk (2013). Reproductive senescence in female Soay sheep: variation across traits and contributions of individual ageing and selective disappearance. Functional Ecology, 27,184-195.

2012
K. Boulton, B. Sinderman, M.R. Pearce, R.L. Earley, A.J. Wilson (2012). He who dares only wins sometimes: physiological stress and contest behaviour in Xiphophorus helleri. Behaviour, 149, 977-1002.

M.B. Morrissey, D. Parker, P. Korsten, T.H. Clutton-Brock, J.M. Pemberton, L.E.B. Kruuk, A.J. Wilson (2012).The prediction of adaptive evolution: empirical application of the secondary theorem of selection and comparison to the breeder’s equation. Evolution, 66, 2399-2410.

K. Hammerschmidt, P. Deines, A.J. Wilson, J.O. Rolff (2012). Quantitative genetics of immunity and life history under different photoperiods. Heredity, 108, 569-576.

M.B. Morrissey, C.A. Walling, A.J. Wilson, J.M. Pemberton, T.H. Clutton-Brock, L.E. B. Kruuk (2012). Genetic analysis of life history constraint and evolution in a wild ungulate population. American Naturalist, 179, E97-E114.

M.Koch, A.J. Wilson, M. Kerschbaumer, T. Wiedl, C. Sturmbauer (2012). Additive genetic variance of quantitative traits in natural and pond-bred populations of the Lake Tanganyika cichlid Tropheus moorii. Hydrobiologia, 682, 131-141.

2011
A.J. Wilson, M.B. Morrissey, M.J. Adams, C.A. Walling, F.E. Guinness, J.M. Pemberton, T.H. Clutton-Brock, L.E.B. Kruuk (2011). Indirect genetics effects and evolutionary constraint: an analysis of social dominance in red deer, Cervus elaphus. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24, 772-783.

A.J. Wilson, M. de Boer, G. Arnott, A Grimmer (2011) Integrating personality research and animal contest theory: aggressiveness in the green swordtail Xiphophorus helleri. PLoS ONE, 6, e28024.

P.F. Vale, A.J. Wilson, A. Best, M. Boots, T.J. Little (2011). Epidemiological, evolutionary and coevolutionary implications of context-dependent parasitism. American Naturalist, 177, 510-21.

J.D. Hadfield, A.J. Wilson, L. E. B Kruuk (2011). Cryptic Evolution: Does environmental deterioration have a genetic basis? Genetics, 187, 1099-1113.

A.L. Graham, D.M. Shuker, L. Pollitt, A.J. Wilson and T.J. Little (2011). Fitness consequences of immune responses: strengthening the empirical framework for ecoimmunology. Functional Ecology. 25, 5-17.

A.D. Hayward, A. J. Wilson, J. G. Pilkington, T. H. Clutton-Brock, J. M. Pemberton, & L. E. B. Kruuk (2011) Natural selection on a measure of parasite resistance varies across ages and environmental conditions in a wild mammal. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24, 1664-1676.

J.G.A. Martin, D.H. Nussey, A.J. Wilson and D. Réale (2011). Measuring individual differences in field and experimental studies: a power analysis of random regression models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2, 362-374.

A. Bento, A.J. Wilson (2011). Counting sheep in a changing world. Biodiversity Science, 4.

2010
M.B. Morrissey, L.E.B. Kruuk and A.J. Wilson (2010). The danger of applying the breeder’s equation outside of the context of artificial selection. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 23, 2277-2288.

A. Husby, D.H. Nussey, M.E. Visser, A.J. Wilson, B.C. Sheldon & L. E.B. Kruuk (2010). Contrasting patterns pf phenotypic plasticity in reproductive traits in two great tit (Parus major) populations. Evolution, 64, 2221-2237.

K.M. Nichols, D.B. Neale, J. Gratten, A.J. Wilson, A.F. McRae, D. Beraldi, P.M. Visscher, J.M. Pemberton, J. Slate (2010). Association genetics, population genomics, and conservation: revealing the genes underlying adaptation in natural populations of plants and animals. In: Molecular Approaches in Natural Resource Conservation and Management, Cambridge University Press.

Hegyi, M. Herényi, A. J. Wilson, L. Zsolt Garamszegi, B. Rosivall, M. Eens and J. Török (2010). Breeding Experience and the Heritability of Female Mate Choice in Collared Flycatchers. PLoS One, 5, e13855.

J. Gratten, A.J. Wilson, A.F. McRae, D. Beraldi, P.M. Visscher, J.M. Pemberton, J. Slate (2010). No evidence for warming climate theory of coat colour change in Soay sheep: a comment on Maloney et al. Biology Letters, 6, 678-679.

A.J. Wilson, D. Réale, M.N. Clements, M.M. Morrissey, E. Postma, C.A. Walling, L.E.B. Kruuk, D.H. Nussey (2010). An ecologist’s guide to the animal model. Journal of Animal Ecology, 79, 13-26

A.J. Wilson & D.H. Nussey (2010). What is individual quality? An evolutionary perspective. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 25, 207-214.

J.E. Brommer, K. Rattiste, A.J. Wilson (2010). The rate of ageing in a long-lived bird is not heritable. Heredity, 104, 363-370.

M.B. Morrissey & A.J. Wilson (2010). pedantics, an R package for pedigree-based genetic simulation and pedigree manipulation, characterization and viewing. Molecular Ecology Resources, 10, 711-719

J.D. Hadfield, A.J. Wilson, D. Garant, B.C. Sheldon, L.E.B. Kruuk (2010). The Misuse of BLUP in Ecology and Evolution. American Naturalist, 175, 116-125.

Poissant, A.J. Wilson and D.W. Coltman (2010). Sex specific genetic variance and the evolution of sexual dimorphism: a systematic review of cross-sex genetic correlations. Evolution, 64: 97-107.

2009
A.J. Wilson, U. Gelin, M. Perron, D. Réale (2009). Indirect genetic effects and the evolution of aggression in a vertebrate system. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Series B, 276, 533-541. 

A.J. Wilson, J.M. Pemberton, J.G. Pilkington, T.H. Clutton-Brock & L.E.B. Kruuk (2009). Trading offspring size for number in a changing environment: selection on reproductive investment in female Soay sheep. Journal of Animal Ecology, 78, 354-364.

M.R. Robinson, A.J. Wilson, J.G. Pilkington, T.H. Clutton-Brock, J.M. Pemberton, & L. E.B. Kruuk (2009). The impact of environmental heterogeneity on genetic architecture in a wild population of Soay sheep. Genetics, 181, 1639-1648.

A.D. Hayward, A.J. Wilson, J.G. Pilkington, J.M. Pemberton, L.E.B. Kruuk (2009). Ageing in a variable habitat: environmental stress affects senescence in parasite resistance in St Kilda Soay sheep. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Series B, 276, 3477-3485.

T.E. Reed, P. Warzybok, A.J. Wilson, R.W. Bradley, S. Wanless & W.J. Sydeman (2009). Adjusting to extreme environments: changing phenology and fluctuating selection in a colonial seabird. Journal of Animal Ecology, 78, 376-387.

R.M. Sawalha, L. Bell, S. Brotherstone, I. White, A.J. Wilson, B. Villanueva (2009). Scrapie resistant sheep show certain coat colour characteristics. Genetics Research, 91, 39-46. 

Wilson, A.J., Festa-Bianchet M. (2009). Maternal effects in wild ungulates. In: Maternal effects in mammals. Maestripieri & Mateo eds. University of Chicago Press.

2008
A.J. Wilson, A. Charmantier and J. Hadfield (2008). Evolutionary genetics of ageing in the wild: empirical patterns and future perspectives. Functional Ecology, 22, 431-442. 

A.J. Wilson (2008). Why h2 does not always equal VA/VP. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 21, 647-650. 

A.J. Wilson and A. Rambaut (2008). Breeding racehorses – what price good genes? Biology Letters, 4, 173-175.

L.E.B. Kruuk, J. Slate and A.J. Wilson (2008). New answers for old questions: the quantitative genetics of wild animal populations. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 35, 525-548.

J. Gratten, A.J. Wilson, A.F. McRae, D. Beraldi, P.M. Visscher, J.M. Pemberton and J. Slate (2008). A localized negative genetic correlation constrains microevolution of coat color in wild sheep. Science, 319, 318-320.

J. Poissant, A.J. Wilson, M. Festa-Bianchet, J.T. Hogg, and D.W. Coltman (2008). Quantitative genetics and sex-specific selection on sexually dimorphic traits in bighorn sheep. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Series B, 275, 623-628.

J.E. Brommer, K. Rattiste and A.J. Wilson (2008). Exploring plasticity in the wild: Laying date – temperature reaction norms in the common gull Larus canus. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Series B, 275, 687-694.

D.H. Nussey, A.J. Wilson, A. Donald, T. Clutton-Brock and L.E.B. Kruuk (2008). Quantitative genetic correlations between early life fecundity and ageing rates in a wild red deer population: Support for the antagonistic pleiotropy theory of ageing. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Series B, 275, 745-750.

P.I. Ward, A.J. Wilson and C. Reim (2008). A cost of cryptic female choice in the yellow dung fly. Genetica, 134, 63-67.

B. Pujol, A.J. Wilson, R. Ross, J.R. Pannell (2008). Are QST – FST comparisons for natural populations meaningful? Molecular Ecology, 17, 4782-4785

J. E. Pettay, A. Charmantier, A.J. Wilson and V. Lummaa (2008). Age-specific genetic and maternal effects in fecundity of preindustrial Finnish women. Evolution, 62, 2297-2304.

C.E. Adams, A.J. Wilson and M.M. Ferguson (2008). Parallel divergence of sympatric genetic and body size forms of Arctic charr, Salvelinus alpinus, from two Scottish lakes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 95, 748-757.

L. Ph. Breitling, A.J. Wilson, A. Raiko, M.Lagog, P. Siba, M. Shaw, R.J. Quinnell (2008). Sex-specific heritability of human hookworm infection in rural Papua New Guinea. Parasitology, 135, 1407-1415.

2007
A.J. Wilson, D.H. Nussey, J.M. Pemberton, T.H. Clutton-Brock, J.G. Pilkington, A. Morris, F. Pelletier and L.E.B Kruuk (2007). Evidence for a genetic basis of aging in two wild vertebrate populations. Current Biology, 17, 2136-2142. 

A.J. Wilson, J.M. Pemberton, J.G. Pilkington, T.H. Clutton-Brock, D.W. Coltman and L.E.B. Kruuk. (2007). Quantitative genetics of growth and cryptic evolution of body weight in an island population. Evolutionary Ecology, 21, 337-356.

J. Hadfield and A.J. Wilson (2007). Multilevel Selection 3: Modelling the effects of interacting individuals as a function of group size. Genetics, 177, 667-668.

D.H. Nussey, A.J. Wilson and J.E. Brommer (2007). The evolutionary ecology of individual plasticity in wild populations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 20, 831-844.

J.E. Brommer, A.J. Wilson and L.Gustafsson (2007). Genetic, environmental and age-related variance components of annual fitness in the wild. American Naturalist, 170, 643-650.

M.B. Morrissey, A.J. Wilson, J.M. Pemberton and M.M. Ferguson (2007). A framework for power and sensitivity analyses for studies of the quantitative genetics of natural populations, and a case study in Soay sheep (Ovis aries). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 20, 2309-2321.

C.E. Adams, D. Fraser, A.J. Wilson, G. Alexander, M.M. Ferguson and S. Skúlason (2007). Patterns of phenotypic and genetic variability in the Arctic charr show hidden diversity in Scottish Arctic charr. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 16, 78-86.

2006
A.J. Wilson, J.M. Pemberton, J.G. Pilkington, D.W. Coltman, D.M. Mifsud, T.H. Clutton-Brock and L.E.B. Kruuk (2006). Environmental coupling of selection and heritability limits phenotypic evolution. PloS Biology, 4, 1270-1275.

A.J. Wilson and D. Réale (2006). Ontogeny of additive and maternal genetic effects: lessons from domestic mammals. American Naturalist, 167, E23-E38.

C.E. Adams, D. J. Hamilton, I. McCarthy, A.J. Wilson, A. Grant, G. Alexander, S. Waldron, S.S. Snorasson, M, M. Ferguson and S. Skúlason (2006). Does breeding site fidelity drive phenotypic and genetic sub-structuring of a population of Arctic charr? Evolutionary Ecology, 20, 11-26.

2005
A.J. Wilson, L.E.B. Kruuk and D.W. Coltman (2005). Ontogenetic patterns in heritable variation for body size: using random regression models in a wild ungulate population. American Naturalist, 166, E177-E192.

A.J. Wilson, J.G. Pilkington, J.M. Pemberton, D.W. Coltman, A.D.J. Overall, K.A. Byrne, and L.E.B. Kruuk (2005). Selection on mothers and offspring: whose phenotype is it and does it matter? Evolution, 59, 451-463.

A.J. Wilson, D.W. Coltman, J.M. Pemberton, A.D.J. Overall, K.A. Byrne, and L.E.B. Kruuk (2005). Maternal genetic effects set the potential for evolution in a free-living vertebrate population. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 18, 405-414.

M.B. Morrissey and A.J. Wilson (2005). The potential costs of accounting for genotypic errors in molecular parentage analyses. Molecular Ecology, 14, 4111-4121.

2004 and earlier
A.J. Wilson, D. Gíslason, S. Skúlason, S.S. Snorrason, C.E. Adams, G. Alexander, R.G. Danzmann, and M.M. Ferguson (2004). Population genetic structure of Arctic Charr, Salvelinus alpinus from Northwest Europe on large and small spatial scales. Molecular Ecology, 13, 1129-1142.

A.J. Wilson, J.A. Hutchings, and M.M. Ferguson (2004). Dispersal in a stream dwelling salmonid: Inferences from tagging and microsatellite studies. Conservation Genetics, 5, 25-37.

A.J. Wilson, J.A. Hutchings, and M.M. Ferguson (2003). Selective and genetic constraints on the evolution of body size in a stream-dwelling salmonid fish. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 16, 584-594.

A.J. Wilson, G. McDonald, H.K. Moghadam, C.M. Herbinger, and M.M. Ferguson (2003). Marker assisted estimation of quantitative genetic parameters in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss. Genetical Research, 81, 145-156.

A.J. Wilson and M.M. Ferguson (2002). Molecular pedigree analysis in natural populations of fishes: approaches, applications, and practical considerations. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 59, 1696-1707.

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