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  1. El-Naggar MM, Cable J, Arafa SZ, El-Abbassy SA, Kearn GC (2016) Scanning and electron microscopy of the histopathological impact of Macrogyrodactylus clarii (Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae) on the gills of catfish, Clarias gariepinus. Folia Parasitologica 63:017. doi: 10.14411/fp.2016.017
  2. Smallbone W, van Oosterhout C, Cable J. (2016) The effects of inbreeding on disease susceptibility: Gyrodactylus turnbulli infection of guppies, Poecilia reticulata. Experimental Parasitology 167:32-37
  3. Williams CF, Vacca AR, Lloyd D, Evans G, Graz M, Cable J (2016) The redox-active drug metronidazole and thiol-depleting garlic compounds act synergistically in the protist parasite Spironucleus vortens. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 206:20-28.


Mohammed RS, James J. Reynolds M, Williams C, van Oosterhout C, Mohammed A, Ramsubhag A and Cable J. (2016) Getting into hot water: sick guppies frequent warmer thermal conditions. Oceologia DOI: 10.1007/s00442-016-3598-

Sherrard-Smith E, Stanton DWG, Cable J, Orozco-terWengel P, Simpson VR, Elmeros M, van Dijk J, Simonnet F, Roos A, Lemarchand C, Poledník L, Heneberg P, Chadwick EA. (2016) Distribution and molecular phylogeny of biliary trematodes (Opisthorchiidae) infecting native Lutra lutra and  alien Neovison vison across Europe. Parasite International 65:163-170. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2015.11.007

Smallbone W, Cable J, Maceda-Veiga A. (2016) Chronic nitrate enrichment decreases severity and induces protection against an ectoparasitic fish disease. Environment International 91:265-270.

Stephenson JF, Kinsella C, Cable J, van Oosterhout C. (2016) A further cost for the sicker sex? Evidence for male-biased parasite-induced vulnerability to predation. Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1002/ece3.2049


Behnke JM., Stewart A., Bajer A., Grzybek M., Harris PD., Lowe A., Ribas A., Smales L., Vandegrift KJ. (2015). Bank voles (Myodes glareolus) and house mice (Mus musculus musculusM. m. domesticus) in Europe are each parasitized by their own distinct species of Aspiculuris (Nematoda, Oxyurida). Parasitology, 142: 1493-1505. DOI:

East ML., Schulz E., Heitlinger E., Helms J., Thierer D., Cable J., Hofer H. (2015). Does lactation lead to resource allocation trade-offs in the spotted hyaena? Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 69 (5): 805-814.  DOI: 10.1007/s00265-015-1897-x

Ellison A., Tunstall T., DiRenzo G., Hughey M., Rebollar E., Belden L., Harris R., Ibanez R., Lips K., Zamudio K. (2015) More than skin deep: functional genomic basis for resistance to amphibian chytridiomycosis. Genome Biology and Evolution DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evu285

James JCable JDavidson KRichardson G and Mackie ASY. (2015). Two alien species of Branchiobdellida (Annelida) new to the British Isles: a morphological and molecular study. Aquatic Invasions 10: 371-383.doi/10.3391/ai.2015.10.4.02

James J, Davidson K, Richardson G, Grimstead C., Cable J. (2015). Reduced agression and foraging efficiency of invasive signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) infested with non-native Branchiobdellidans (Annelida:Clitellata). Parasites & Vectors 8:596 doi:10.1186/s13071-015-1199-1.

James J, Thomas JR, Ellis A., Young KA., Cable J. (2015). Over-invasion in a freshwater ecosystem: newly introduced virile crayfish outcompete established invasive signal crayfish. Marine & Freshwater Behaviour & Physiology 49:9-18. doi:10.1080/10236244.2015.1109181.

Kreisinger J., Bastien G., Haugge HC., Marchesi J., Perkins SE. (2015). Interactions between multiple helminths and the gut microbiota in wild rodents. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B Biological Sciences 370. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0295

Maceda-Veiga A.Figuerola J., Martínez-Silvestre A., Viscor G., Ferrari, N., Pacheco M. (2015). Inside the Redbox: applications of haematology in wildlife monitoring and ecosystem health assessment. Science of the Total Environment 514:322-332. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.02.004

Maceda-Veiga A., Webster G., Canals O., Salvado H., Weightman AJ., Cable J. (2015). Chronic effects of temperature and nitrate pollution on Daphnia magna: is this cladoceran suitable for widespread use as a tertiary treatment? Water Research 83:141-152. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2015.06.036.

Newbold LR., Hockley FA., Williams CF., Cable J., Reading AJ., Auchterlonie N., Kemp PS. (2015). Relationship between European eel Anguilla Anguilla infection with non-native parasites and swimming behaviour on encountering accelerating flow. Journal of Fish Biology. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12659

Novo M., Cunha L., Maceda-Veiga, A., Talavera, J.A.,  Hodson M.E., Spurgeon D., Bruford M.W., Morgan A.J. & Kille P. (2015) Multiple introductions and environmental factors affecting the establishment of invasive species on a volcanic island. Soil Biology & Biochemistry DOI: doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.02.031

Pi C., Allott EH., Ren D., Poulton S., Ryan Lee SY., Perkins SE., Everett ML., Holzknecht ZE, Lin SS., Parker W. (2015). Increased biodiversity in the environment improves the humoral response of rats. PLoS ONE 10 (4): e0120255. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.012025

Schelkle B., Richards E.L., Snellgrove D., Cable J. (2015). Cajeput oil, an effective botanical against gyrodactylid infection. Aquculture Research. DOI: 10.1111/are.12744

Schelkle B, Snellgrove D, Jones L, Cable J. (2015) Efficacy of commercially available products against Gyrodactylus turnbulli in guppies (Poecilia reticulata). Disease of Aquatic Organisms DOI: 10.3354/dao02886

Sherrard-Smith E., Perkins S., Chadwick EA., Cable J. (2015). Spatial and seasonal factors are key determinants in the aggregation of helminth populations in their definitive hosts: Pseudamphistomum truncatum in otters (Lutra lutra). International Journal for Parasitology 45: 75-83.  doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2014.09.004

Sherrard-Smith E., Stanton DWG., Cable J., Orozco-terWengel P., Simpson VR., Elmeros M., van Dijk J., Simonnet F., Roos A., Lemarchand C., Poledník L., Heneberg P., Chadwick EA. (2016) Distribution and molecular phylogeny of biliary trematodes (Opisthorchiidae) infecting native Lutra lutra and  alien Neovison vison across Europe. Parasite International 65:163-170. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2015.11.007

Shilling F., Perkins SE., Collinson W. (2015). Wildlife/roadkill observation and reporting systems. In: Handbook of Road Ecology, First Edition (eds. R van der Ree, DJ Smith & C Grilo), pp. 492-501, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

Stephenson J.F., van Oosterhout C., Mohammed R.S., Cable J. (2015). Parasites of Trinidadian guppies: evidence for sex- and age-specific trait-mediated indirect effects of predators. Ecology 96: 489-498.

Thomas JR., James J. , Newman RC., D Riley WD., Griffiths SW.,  Cable J. (2015) The impact of streetlights on an aquatic invasive species: artificial light at night alters signal crayfish behaviour. Applied Animal Behaviour Science DOI:

Xavier R., Faria P.J., Paladini G., van Oosterhout C., Johnson M., Cable J. (2015). Evidence for cryptic speciation in directly transmitted gyrodactylid parasites of Trinidadian guppies. PLoS One 10 (1) e0117096DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0117096


Drewe J., Perkins S.E. (2014). Disease Transmission in Animal Social Networks. In: Krause, J., James, R., Franks, D., Croft, D. (eds.). Animal Social Networks. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 95-109

James J., Slater F., Vaughan IP., Young KA., Cable J. (2014). Comparing the ecological impacts of native and invasive crayfish: could native species’ translocation do more harm than good? Oecologia doi: 10.1007/s00442-014-3195-0

James J., Slater F., Cable J. (2014). A.L.I.E.N. Databases: Addressing the Lack In Establishment of Non-Natives Databases. Crustaceana 87 (10): 1192-1199.

Holdich D.M., James J., Jackson C., Peay S. (2014). The North American signal crayfish, with particular reference to its success as an invasive species in Great Britain. Ethology, Ecology and Evolution 26: 232-262.

Maceda-Veiga, A. Cable, J. (2014) Efficacy of sea salt, metronidazole and formalin/malachite green baths in treating Ichthyophthirius multifiliis infections of mollies (Poecilia sphenops). Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists 34:5.

Arnal G., Bastien G., Monties N., Abot A., Leberre V., Bozonnet S., O’Donohue M., and Dumon C. (2014). Investigating the function of an arabinan utilization locus isolated from a termite gut community. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. doi:10.1128/AEM.02257-14

Cabezas M.P., Xavier R., Branco M., Santos A.M., Guerra-García J.M. (2014). Invasion history of Caprella scaura Templeton, 1836 (Amphipoda: Caprellidae) in the Iberian Peninsula: multiple introductions revealed by mitochondrial sequence data. Biological Invasions 16 (10): 2221-2245.

Cano-Rocabayera O., Maceda-Veiga A., De Sostoa A. (2014). Fish fins and scales as non-lethally sampled tissues for stable isotope analysis in five fish species of north – eastern Spain. Environmental Biology of Fishes : 1-8.

Maceda-Veiga A.Domínguez-Domínguez O., Escribano-Alacid J.,  Lyons J. (2014). The aquarium hobby: can sinners become saints in freshwater fish conservation? Fish and Fisheries.

Monroy M., Maceda-Veiga A., Caiola N., De Sostoa A. (2014). Trophic interactions between native and introduced fish species in a littoral fish community. Journal of Fish Biology.

Aon M.A., Lloyd D., Saks V. (2014). From physiology, genomes, systems, and self-organization to systems biology: the historical roots of a 21st century approach to complexity. In: Systems Biology of Metabolic and signaling Networks: Energy, Mass and Information Transfer (eds. MA Aon, V Saks & U Schlattner), pp. 3-17, Springer Series in Biophysics 16, New York.

Cano-Rocabayera, O., Maceda-Veiga, A., de Sostoa, A. (2014). Fish fins and scales as non-lethally sampled tissues for stable isotope analysis in five fish species of north–eastern Spain. Environmental Biology of Fishes (In press).

Ellison A., Savage A., DiRenzo G., Langhammer P., Lips K., Zamudio K. (2014) Fighting a losing battle: vigorous immune response countered by pathogen suppression of host defenses in the chytridiomycosis-susceptible frog Atelopus zeteki. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics DOI: 10.1534/g3.114.010744

Hockley F.A., Wilson C.A.M.E., Brew A., Cable J. (2014). Fish responses to flow velocity and turbulence in relation to size, sex and parasite load. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11: 20130814.

Hockley F.A.Wilson C.A.M.E., Graham N., Cable J. (2014) Combined effects of flow condition and parasitism on shoaling behaviour of female guppies Poecilia reticulataBehavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 68:1513-1520.

Jackson J.A., Hall A.J., Friberg, I.M., Ralli C., Lowe A., Zawadzka M., Turner A.K., Stewart A., Birtles R.J., Paterson S., Bradley J.E., Begon M. (2014). An immunological marker of tolerance to infection in wild rodents. PLoS Biol: 12(7):e1001901.

Langdon-Jones E.E., Symonds N.X.X., Yates S., Williams R., Hayes A.,  Lloyd D., Coles S.J., Horton P.N., Pope S.J.A (2014). Highly fluorescent rhenium complexes as cellular imaging agent models for technetium: controlled localisation through ligand structure. Inorganic Chemistry 53 (7): 3788-3797.

Lloyd D. (2014). Alfred Russel Wallace: Self-educated genius and polymath. Progress in Botany 76 ed. U. Luttge and W.Beyschlag, Springer, Heidelberg.

Lloyd D. (2014). The encystment of Acanthamoeba castellanii: a review. Experimental Parasitolology. (In press)

Lloyd D.Williams C.F., Kombrabail M., Viayalakshmi K., White N., Hayes A.J., Aon M.A., Krishnamoorthy G. (2014). Intracellular oxygen: two methods of measurement using phosphorescent nanoparticles. Journal of Innovative Optical Health Science 7 (2): 1350041-1350055.

Maceda-Veiga A., Green A.J., De Sostoa A. (2014).Scaled body-mass index shows how habitat quality influences the condition of four fish taxa in north-eastern Spain and provides a novel indicator of ecosystem health. Freshwater Biology Early View: DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12336.

Monroy M., Maceda-Veiga A. & De Sostoa A. (2014). Metal concentration in water, sediment and four fish species from Lake Titicaca reveals a large-scale environmental concern. Science of the Total Environment 487: 233-244. (

Murray M.D., Amariei C., Sasidharan K., Machné R., Aon M.A., Lloyd D. (2014). Temporal partitioning of the cellular network.  In:Systems Biology of Metabolic and signaling Networks: Energy, Mass and Information Transfer (eds. MA Aon, V Saks & U Schlattner), pp.323-349, Springer Series in Biophysics16, New York.

Richards E.L., Alexander L.G., Snellgrove D., Thomas R.J., Marples N.M, Cable J(2014). Variation in the expression of dietary conservatism within and between fish species. Animal Behaviour 88: 49-56.

Savage A., Kiemnec-Tyburczy K., Ellison A., Fleischer R., Zamudio K. (2014) Conservation and divergence in the frog immunome: pyrosequencing and de novo assembly of immune tissue transcriptomes. Gene DOI: 10.1016/j.gene.2014.03.051

Sherrard-Smith E., Chadwick E.A., Cable J. (2014). The impact of introduced hosts on parasite transmission: opisthorchiid infections in American mink (Neovison vison) Biological invasions 16:6. (

Stephenson J.F. (2014). The experimental evolution of parasite resistance in wild guppies: artificial selection, resource availability and predation pressure. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281 (1794): 20140541.


Archard G.A. (2013). Refuge use affects daily activity patterns in female Xenopus laevis. App Anim Behav Sci. 145:123-128

Bastien G., Arnal G., Bouchez O., Henrissat B., Ferreira F., Fauré R., Laguerre S., Lefèvre F., Robe P., Noirot C., Bozonnet S., Dumon C., O’Donohue M.J. (2013). Mining for hemicellulases in the fungus-growing termite Pseudacanthotermes militaris using functional metagenomics. Biotechnology for biofuels 14;6(1):78. doi:10.1186/1754-6834-6-78

Cable J., Archard G.A., Mohammed R.S., McMullan M., Stephenson J.F., Hansen H., van Oosterhout C. (2013). Can parasites use predators to spread between primary hosts? Parasitology 140 (9): 1138-1143.

Chadwick E.A., Cable J., Chinchen A., Francis J., Guy E., Kean E.F., Paul S.C., Perkins S.E., Sherrard-Smith E., Wilkinson C., Forman D.W. (2013). Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) in England and Wales. Parasites and Vectors 6: 75

Consuegra S, Ellison A, Allainguillaume J, Pachebat J, Peat K, Wright P. (2013) Balancing selection and the maintenance of MHC supertype variation in a selfing vertebrate. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2012.2854

Ellison A., De Leaniz C., Consuegra S. (2013) Inbred and furious: negative association between aggression and genetic diversity in highly inbred fish. Molecular Ecology DOI: 10.1111/mec.12238

Ellison A., Jones J., Inchley C., Consuegra S. (2013) Choosy males could help explain androdioecy in a selfing fish. The American Naturalist DOI: 10.1086/670304

Kean E.F., Lyons G., Chadwick E.A. (2013). Persistent organic pollutants and indicators of otter health. A CHEM Trust report.

Lass S., Hudson P.J., Thakar J., Saric J., Harvill E., Albert R., Perkins S.E. (2013). Generating super-shedders: co-infection increases bacterial load and egg production of a gastrointestinal helminth. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 10 (80): 20120588.

Lello J. (2013). Coinfection: Doing the Math. Sci Transl Med 5 (191): 191fs24.

Lello J., Knopp S., Mohammed K.A., Simba Khamis I., Utzinger J., Viney M.E. (2013). The relative contribution of co-infection to focal infection risk in children. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280 (1754): 1-7.

Lloyd D., Williams C.F., Vijayalakshmi K., Kombrabail M., White N., Hayes A.J., Aon M.A., Krishnamoorthy G. (2013). Intracellular oxygen: similar results from two methods of measurement using phosphorescent nanoparticles. J. Innov. Opt. Health Sci. 6: 1350041

Maceda-Veiga A., Escribano-Alacid J., De Sostoa A., García-Berthou E. (2013). The aquarium trade as a potential source of fish introductions in southwestern Europe. Biological Invasions.

Maceda-Veiga A., Monroy M., Navarro E., Viscor G., De Sostoa A. (2013). Metal concentrations and pathological responses of wild native fish exposed to sewage discharge in a Mediterranean river. Science of the Total Environment 449: 9-19.

Maceda-Veiga A., Monroy M., Salvadó H., Cable J., De Sostoa A. (2013). Ectoparasites of native cyprinid Barbus haasi: first record of Trichodina acuta and Trichodina fultoni in Iberian catchments. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists 33: 187

Maceda-Veiga, A. (2013). Towards the conservation of freshwater fish: Iberian rivers as an example of threats and management practices. Reviews in Fish biology and Fisheries 23: 1-22

Maceda-Veiga A., De Sostoa A., Sánchez-Espada S. (2013). Factors affecting the establishment of the invasive crayfish Procambarus clarkii in the Mediterranean rivers of the northeastern Iberian Peninsula. Hydrobiologia 703: 33-45

Millet C.O.M., Williams C.F., Hayes A.J., Hann A.C., Cable J., Lloyd D. (2013). Mitochondria-derived organelles in the diplomonad fish parasite Spironucleus vortens. Experimental Parasitology 135 (2): 262 – 273

Parker J.D., Torchin M.E., Hufbauer R.A.,  Lemoine N.P., Alba C., Blumenthal D.M., Bossdorf O., Byers J.E., Dunn A.M., Heckman R.W., Hejda M., Jarosik V., Kanarek A.R., Martin L.B., Perkins S.E., Pysek P., Schloder C., van Klinken R., Vaughn K.J., Williams W., Wolfe L.M. (2013). Do invasive species perform better in their new ranges? Ecology 94 (5): 985-994

Pritchard V., Thorp-Greenwood F., Balasingham R., Williams C.F., Kariuki B., Platts J., Hallett A., Coogan M.P. (2013). Simple polyphenyl zirconium and hafnium metallocene room-temperature lumophores for cell imaging. Organometallics 32: 3566-356

Randall J., Cable J., Guschina I. A., Harwood J. L., Lello J. (2013). Endemic infection reduces transmission potential of an epidemic parasite during co-infection. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280 (1769): 20131500.

Sa R.M., Petrasova J., Pomajbikova K., Profusova I., Petrzelkova K.J., Sousa C., Cable J., Bruford M.W., Modrý D. (2013). Gastrointestinal symbiont of chimpanzees in Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau with respect to habitat fragmentation. American Journal of Primatology 75 (10): 1032 – 1041

Schelkle B., Snellgrove D., Cable J. (2013) In vitro and in vivo efficacy of garlic compounds against Gyrodactylus turnbulli infecting the guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Veterinary Parasitology 196: 96-101

Sherrard-Smith E., Chadwick E.A., Cable J. (2013). Climatic variables are associated with the prevalence of billary trematodes in otters. International Journal of Parasitology 43 (9): 729 – 737

van Oosterhout C., Mohammed R.S., Xavier R., Stephenson J.F., Archard G.A., Hockley F.A., Perkins S.E., Cable J. (2013). Invasive freshwater snails provide resource for native marine hermit crabs. Aquatic Invasions 8 (2): 185-191

Williams C.F., Millet C.O.M., Hayes A.J., Cable J., Lloyd D. (2013). Diversity in mitochondrion-derived organelles of the parasitic diplomonads Spironucleus and Giardia. Trends in Parasitology 29 (7): 311 – 312

Williams C.F., Vacca A.R., Lloyd D., Schelkle B., Cable J. (2013). Non-invasive investigation of Spironucleus vortens transmission in freshwater angelfish Pterophyllum scalareDis. Aquat. Organ. 105: 211-223

White T.A., Perkins S.E., Heckel G., Searle J.B. (2013). Adaptive evolution during an ongoing range expansion: the invasive bank vole (Myodes glareolus) in Ireland. Molecular Ecology 22 (11): 2971-2985

 Xavier R., Severino R., Pérez-Losada M., Cable J., Harris D.J. (2013). First record of Sphaerospora dicentrarchi (Myxosporea, Sphaerosporidae) in Dicentrarchus punctatusBulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists 33: 21-24.


Archard G.A. (2012). Effect of enrichment on the behavior and growth of juvenile Xenopus laevis. Appl Anim Behav Sci. 139:264-270

Archard G.A., Earley R.L., Haninnen A., Braithwaite V.A. (2012). Correlated behaviour and stress physiology in fish exposed to different levels of predation pressureFunc Ecol. 26:637-645

Balasingham R.G., Williams C.F., Mottram H.J., Coogan M.P., Pope S.J.A. (2012). Gold(I) complexes derived from alkynyloxy-substituted anthraquinones: syntheses, luminescence, preliminary cytotoxicity, and cell imaging studies. Organometallics 31: 5835–5843.

Benejam L., Alcaraz C., Benito J., Caiola N., Casals F., Maceda-Veiga A., De Sostoa A., García-Berthou E. (2012). Capturability and intercalibration of four electrofishing teams in Mediterranean streams. Fisheries Research 123-124: 9-15

Dunn A.M., Perkins S.E. (2012). Invasions and infections. Functional Ecology 26: 1234-1237

Dunn A.M., Torchin M.E., Hatcher M.J., Kotanen P.M., Blumenthal D.M., Byers J.E., Coon C.A.C., Frankel V.M., Holt R.D., Hufbauer R.A., Kanarek A.R., Schierenbeck K.A., Wolfe L.M., Perkins S.E. (2012). Indirect effects of parasites in invasions. Functional Ecology 26: 1262-1274

Ellison A., Allainguillaume J., Girdwood S., Pachebat J., Peat K., Wright P., Consuegra S. (2012) Maintaining functional major histocompatibility complex diversity under inbreeding: the case of a selfing vertebrate. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1929

Ellison A., Wright P., Taylor D., Cooper C., Regan K., Currie S., Consuegra S. (2012) Environmental diel variation, parasite loads, and local population structuring of a mixed-mating mangrove fish. Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1002/ece3.289

Fernández-Moreira V.,  Ortego M.L., Williams C.F., Coogan M.P., Villacampa M.D., Gimeno M.C. (2012). Bioconjugated rhenium(I) complexes with amino acid derivatives: synthesis, photophysical properties, and cell imaging studies. Organometallics 31: 5950–5957.

Figuerola B., Maceda-Veiga A., De Sostoa A. (2012). Assessing the effects of sewage effluents in a Mediterranean creek: fish population features and biotic indices. Hydrobiologia 694: 75-86

Hunt P. W., Lello J. (2012). How to make DNA count: DNA-based diagnostic tools in veterinary parasitology. Veterinary Parasitology 186 (1-2): SI101-108.

Jones R., Brown D.S., Harris E., Jones J., Symondson W.O.C., Bruford M.W., Cable J. (2012). First record of Neoxysomatium brevicaudatum through the non-invasive sampling of Anguis fragilis: Complementary morphological and molecular detection. Journal of Helminthology 86 (1): 125-129

Joshi L.T., Phillips D.S., Williams C.F., Alyousef A., Baillie L. (2012). Contribution of spores to the ability of Clostridium difficile to adhere surfaces. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78: 7671-7679

Kean E.F., Reeves J. (2012). Planning Matters, Yes It Does. Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 43(2): 43-44.

Kean E.F., Chadwick E.A. (2012). Mammal records verification rule sets for NBN Record Cleaner and recommendations on species whose records should be treated as sensitive. Southampton: The Mammal Society

Longshaw M., Stebbing P.D., Bateman K.S., Hockley F.A. (2012). Histopathological survey of pathogens and commensals of white-clawed Crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes) in England and Wales. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 110: 54-59

Longshaw M., Bateman K.S., Stebbing P., Stentiford G.D., Hockley F.A. (2012). Disease risks associated with the importation and release of non-native crayfish species into mainland Britain. Aquatic Biology 16: 1-15

Lum E., Kimbi H.K., Mbuh J., Ndamukong-Nyanga J., Njunda A.L., Lello J. (2012). Co-infections of malaria and soil-transmitted helminths in localities with different levels of urbanisation in the Mount Cameroon region. The Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 79 (2): E1.

Maceda-Veiga A., Monroy M., De Sostoa A. (2012). Metal bioaccumulation in the Mediterranean barbel (Barbus meridionalis) in a Mediterranean River receiving effluents from urban and industrial wastewater treatment plants. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 76: 93-101

Mohammed R.S., van Oosterhout C., Schelkle B., Cable J., McMullan M. (2012). Upstream guppies go against the flow. Biota Neotropica 12: 68-72 

Parker W., Perkins S.E., Harker M., Muehlenbein M.P. (2012). A prescription for clinical immunology: the pills are available and ready for testing. A review. Current Medical Research and Opinion 28: 1193 – 1202

Schelkle B., Faria P.J., Johnson M.B., van Oosterhout C., Cable J. (2012). Mixed infections and hybridisation in monogenean parasites. PLoS ONE 7 (7): e39506

Schelkle B., Mohammed R.S., Coogan M.P., McMullan M., Gillingham E.L., van Oosterhout C., Cable J. (2012). Parasites pitched against nature: Pitch Lake water protects guppies (Poecilia reticulata) from microbial and gyrodactylid infections. Parasitology 139: 1772-1779

Sherrard-Smith E., Chadwick E.A., Cable J. (2012). Abiotic and biotic factors associated with tick population dynamics on a mammalian host: Ixodes hexagonus infesting otters, Lutra ultra. PLoS ONE 7 (10): e47131

Sousa L.L., Seabra R., Wethey D.S., Xavier R., Queiroz N., Zenboudji S., Lima F.P. (2012). Fate of a climate-driven colonization: demography of newly established populations of the limpet Patella rustica Linnaeus, 1758, in northern Portugal. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 438: 68-75.

Stephenson J.F. (2012). The chemical cues of male sea lice Lepeophtheirus salmonis encourage others to move between host Atlantic salmon Salmo salar. Journal of Fish Biology 81(3): 1118-1123.

Stephenson J.F., Whitlock K.E., Partridge J.C. (2012). Food and conspecific chemical cues modify zebrafish visual behavior. Zebrafish 9 (2): 68-73.

Trama A.M., Holzknecht Z.E., Thomas A.D., Su K.Y., Lee S.M., Foltz E.E., Perkins S.E., Lin S.S., Parker W. (2012). Lymphocyte phenotypes in wild-caught rats suggest potential mechanisms underlying increased immune sensitivity in post-industrial environments. Cellular and Molecular Immunology 9: 163-174

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Croft D.P., Edenbrow M., Darden S.K., Ramnarine I.W., van Oosterhout C., Cable J. (2011). Effect of gyrodactylid ectoparasites on host behaviour and social network structure in guppies Poecilia reticulata. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 65 (12): 2219 – 2227

Ellison A., Cable J., Consuegra S. (2011). Best of both worlds? Outcrossing increases parasite resistance in a mixed-mating fish. Evolution 65: 3021-3026

Faria P.J., Lazarus C.M., van Oosterhout C., Harris P.D., Cable J. (2011). First polymorphic microsatellites for the gyrodactylids (Monogenea), an important group of fish pathogens. Conservation Genetics Resources 3(1): 177 – 180

Faria P.J., Kavembe G.D., Jung J.O., Kinwele C.N., Estes L.D., Bruford M.W. (2011). The use of non-invasive molecular techniques to confirm the presence of mountain bongo antelope Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci populations in Kenya and preliminary inference of their mitochondrial genetic variation.Conservation Genetics 12: 745-751.

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Hockley F.A.Williams C.F., Reading A.J., Taylor N.G.H., Cable J. (2011). Parasite fauna of introduced pumpkinseed fish Lepomis gibbosus: First British record of Onchocleidus dispar (Monogenea). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 97: 65-73

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Maceda-Veiga A., De Sostoa A. (2011). Observational evidence of the sensitivity of some fish species to environmental stressors in Mediterranean rivers. Ecological Indicators 11: 311-317

Millet C.O.M., Lloyd D., Coogan M., Rumsey J., Cable J. (2011). Carbohydrate and amino acid metabolism of the diplomonad parasite Spironucleus vortens. Experimental Parasitology 129: 17-26

Millet C.O.M., Lloyd D., Williams C., Williams D., Evans G., Saunders R.A., Cable J. (2011). Effect of garlic and allium-derived products on the growth and development of Spironucleus vortens. Experimental Parasitology 127: 490 – 499

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Richards E.L., Thomas R.J., Marples N.M., Snellgrove D.L., Cable J. (2011). The expression of dietary conservatism in solitary and shoaling three-spined sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus. Behavioural Ecology 22 (4): 738 – 744

Santos A.M., Xavier R., Zenboudji S., Branco T., Branco M. (2011). Stenosoma stephenseni (Isopoda, Idoteidae), a new species from the SW Mediterranean and Alboran Sea, with a note on the nomenclatural status of the genus name Synisoma Collinge, 1917. Zookeys 141: 29-44

Schelkle B., Paladini G., Shinn A.P., King S., Johnson M., van Oosterhout C., Mohammed R.S., Cable J. (2011). Ieredactylus rivuli n. gen. et sp. (Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae) from Rivulus hartii (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae) in Trinidad. Acta Parasitologica 56: 360–370

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Archard G.A., Goldsmith A.R. (2010). Euthanasia methods, corticosterone and haematocrit levels in Xenopus laevisAnim Welfare, 19: 85-92

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Faria P.J., van Oosterhout C., Cable J. (2010). Optimal release strategies for captive-bred animals in reintroduction programs: the effects of prior parasite exposure and release protocol on host survival and infection rates. Biology Conservation 143: 35-41

Faria P.J., Campos F.P., Branco J.O., Musso C.M., Morgante J.M., Bruford M.W. (2010). Population structure in the South American tern Sterna hirundinacea in the South Atlantic: two populations with distinct breeding phenologies. Journal of Avian Biology 41: 378-387.

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Mohammed R.S., McMullan M.J., Schelkle B., van Oosterhout C. (2010). Colour variation of an individual of Hart’s Rivulus (Rivulus hartii) found in a habitat rich in polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons in the Pitch Lake of Trinidad. Ecologia Balkanica 2: 61-63

Paladini G., Cable J., Fioeavanti M.L., Faria P.J., Shinn A.P. (2010). The description of Gyrodactylus corleonis sp. n. and G. neretum sp. n. (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea) with comments on other gyrodactylids parasitising pipefish (Pisces: Syngnathidae). Folia Parasitologica 57: 17-30

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Walker L.A., Lawlor A.J., Chadwick E.A., Potter E., Pereira M.G., Shore R.F. (2010). Inorganic elements in the livers of Eurasian otters, Lutra lutra, from England and Wales in 2007 & 2008: a Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) report. Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Lancaster, UK. 

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Xavier R., Lima F.P., Santos A.M. (2010). Forecasting the poleward range expansion of an intertidal species driven by climate alterations. Scientia Marina 74: 669-676.

Young K.A., Stephenson J.F., Terreau A., Thially A., Gajardo G., Garcia de Leaniz C. (2010). A trial of two trout: comparing the impacts of rainbow and brown trout on a native galaxiid. Animal Conservation 13 (4): 399-410.

Zefania S, Emilienne R., Faria P.J., Bruford M.W., Long P.R., Szekely T. (2010). Cryptic sexual size dimorphism in Malagasy plovers Charadrius spp.Ostrich 81: 173-178.


Archard G.A., Cuthill I.C., Partridge J.C. (2009). Effect of variation in light environment on the mating behavior of guppies in Trinidad. Behav Ecol Sociobiol, 64: 169-182

Barson N.J., Cable J., van Oosterhout C. (2009). Population genetic analysis of microsatellite variation of guppies (Poecilia reticulata) in Trinidad and Tobago: evidence for a dynamic source-sink metapopulation structure, founder events and population bottlenecks. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 485-497

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Krichbaum K., Perkins S.E., Gannon M.R. (2009). Host-parasite interactions of tropical bats in Puerto Rico. Acta Chiropterologica 11: 157-162

Lacharme-Lora L., Perkins S.E., Humphrey T.J., Hudson P.J., Salisbury V. (2009). Use of bioluminescent bacterial biosensors to investigate the role of free-living helminths as reservoirs and vectors of Salmonella. Environmental Microbiology Reports 3: 198-220

Lima F.P., Queiroz N., Ribeiro P.A.,  Xavier R., Hawkins S.J., Santos A.M. (2009). First record of Halidrys siliquosa (Linnaeus) Lyngbye in the Portuguese coast: counter-intuitive range expansion? JMBA2 – Marine Biodiversity Records 2:e2.

Maceda-Veiga A., Salvadó H., Vinyoles D., De Sostoa A. (2009). Outbreaks of Ichthyophthirius multifiliis in redtail barbs Barbus haasi in a Mediterranean stream during drought. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 21: 189-194

Paladini G., Cable J., Fioravanti M.L., Faria P.J., Di Cave D., Shinn A.P. (2009). Gyrodactylus orecchiae sp. n. (Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae) from farmed populations of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) in the Adriatic Sea. Folia Parasitologica 56: 21-28

Parry R.J., Chadwick E.A. (2009) Roads and otters in the UK. In Practice: Bulletin of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management 63: 17-21

Perkins S.E., Cagnacci F., Stradiotto A., Arnoldi D., Hudson, P.J. (2009). A comparison of social networks derived from ecological data: Implications for inferring infectious disease dynamics. Journal of Animal Ecology 78: 1015–1022

Ribeiro P.A., Xavier R., Santos A.M., Hawkins S.J. (2009). Reproductive cycles of four species of Patella on the northern and central Portuguese coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 89: 1215-1221.

Schelkle B., Shinn A.P., Peeler E., Cable J. (2009). Treatment of gyrodactylid infections in fish. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 86: 65-75

Sherrard-Smith E., Cable J., Chadwick E.A. (2009). Distribution of Eurasian otter biliary parasites, Pseudoamphistomum truncatum and Metorchis albidus (Family Opisthorchiidae), in England and Wales. Parasitology 136 (9): 1015-1022

Stanton D.W.G., Hobbs G.I., Chadwick E.A., Slater F.M., Bruford M.W. (2009). Mitochondrial genetic diversity and structure of the European otter (Lutra lutra) in Britain. Conservation Genetics 10 (3): 733-737

 Xavier R. Santos A.M., Lima F.P., Branco M. (2009). Invasion or invisibility: using genetic and distributional data to investigate the alien or indigenous status of the Atlantic populations of the peracarid isopod, Stenosoma nadejda (Rezig 1989). Molecular Ecology 18: 3283–3290


Amin O.M., Oosterhout C., Blais J., Robinso R.L., Cable J. (2008). On the ecology and host relationships of Acanthogyrus (Acanthosentis) tilapias (Acanthocephala: Quadrigyridae) from cichlids in Lake Malawi. Comparative Parasitology 75 (2): 278-282

Archard G.A., Cuthill I.C., Partridge J.C., van Oosterhout C. (2008). Female guppies (Poecilia reticulata) show no preference for conspecific chemosensory cues in the field or an artificial flow chamber. Behaviour, 145: 1329-1346

Chadwick E.A. (2008) Otters – Ecology, behaviour and conservation. Book review in Freshwater Biology 53 (9): 1914-1915

Faria P.J., Guedes N.M.R., Yamashita C., Martuscelli P., Miyaki C.Y. (2008). Genetic variation and population structure of the endangered Hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus): implications for conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 17: 765-779.

Harris P.D., Shinn A.P., Cable J., Bakke T.A., Bron J. (2008). GyroDb: Gyrodactylid monogeneans on the web. Trends in Parasitology 24 (3): 109-111

King T.A., Harris P.D., Cable J. (2008). Long-term Gyrodactylus lomi infection on isolated juvenile chub, Leuciscus cephalus. Journal of Parasitology 94 (6): 1426-1427

Lello J., Hussell T. (2008). Functional group/guild modelling of inter-specific pathogen interactions: A potential tool for predicting the consequences of co-infection. Parasitology 135 (7): 825-839.

Lello J., Norman R. A., Boag B., Hudson P. J., Fenton A. (2008). Pathogen interactions, population cycles and phase shifts. American Naturalist 171 (2): 176–182.

van Oosterhout C., Potter R., Wright H., Cable J. (2008). Gyro-scope: An individual-based computer model to forecast gyrodactylid infections on fish hosts. International Journal for Parasitology 38 (5): 541-548

Young K.A., Stephenson J.F. , Terreau A., Thially A., Gajardo G., Garcia de Leaniz C. (2008). The diversity of exotic salmonids does not affect their competitive impact on a native galaxiid.  Biological Invasions 11: 1955-1961.

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