Jeremy A. Thomas
University of Oxford
Publications 94
#1Luca Pietro Casacci (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 10
#2Karsten SchönroggeH-Index: 32
Last.Francesca Barbero (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 15
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In natural ecosystems, relationships between organisms are often characterised by high levels of complexity, where vulnerabilities in multi-trophic systems are difficult to identify, yet variation in specific community modules can be traceable. Within the complex community interactions, we can shed new light on dynamics by which co-evolutionary outcomes can inform science-led conservation. Here we assessed host-ant use in six populations of the butterfly Phengaris (=Maculinea) rebeli, an obligat...
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#1Thomas Hovestadt (University of Würzburg)H-Index: 31
#2Jeremy A. Thomas (University of Oxford)H-Index: 39
Last.Karsten SchönroggeH-Index: 32
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#1Graham W. ElmesH-Index: 31
#2J. C. WardlawH-Index: 16
Last.Jeremy A. Thomas (University of Oxford)H-Index: 39
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#1András Tartally (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 12
#2Jeremy A. Thomas (University of Oxford)H-Index: 39
Last.David R. Nash (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 21
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The range of hosts exploited by a parasite is determined by several factors, including host availability, infectivity and exploitability. Each of these can be the target of natural selection on bot...
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#1Karsten SchönroggeH-Index: 32
#2Francesca Barbero (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 15
Last.Jeremy A. Thomas (University of Oxford)H-Index: 39
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This review focuses on the main acoustic adaptations that have evolved to enhance social communication in ants. We also describe how other invertebrates mimic these acoustic signals in order to coexist with ants in the case of mutualistic myrmecophiles, or, in the case of social parasites, corrupt them in order to infiltrate ant societies and exploit their resources. New data suggest that the strength of each ant–myrmecophile interaction leads to distinctive sound profiles and may be a better pr...
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#1Jeremy A. Thomas (University of Oxford)H-Index: 39
Butterflies are better documented and monitored worldwide than any other nonpest taxon of insects ( 1 ). In the United Kingdom alone, volunteer recorders have sampled more than 750,000 km of repeat transects since 1976, equivalent to walking to the Moon and back counting butterflies ( 2 ). Such programs are revealing regional extinctions and population declines that began before 1900 ( 3 , 4 ). In a recent study, Habel et al. report a similar story based on inventories of butterflies and burnet ...
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#1Dario Patricelli (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 9
#2Francesca Barbero (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 15
Last.Emilio Balletto (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 19
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Understanding the chemical cues and gene expressions that mediate herbivore–host-plant and parasite–host interactions can elucidate the ecological costs and benefits accruing to different partners ...
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#1Jeremy A. Thomas (University of Oxford)H-Index: 39
#2Mike EdwardsH-Index: 1
Last.Nick J. B. IsaacH-Index: 35
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Improved recording of less popular groups, combined with new statistical approaches that compensate for datasets that were hitherto too patchy for quantitative analysis, now make it possible to compare recent trends in the status of UK invertebrates other than butterflies. Using BRC datasets, we analysed changes in status between 1992 and 2012 for those invertebrates whose young stages exploit early seral stages within woodland, lowland heath and semi-natural grassland ecosystems, a habitat type...
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#1Phillipa K. Gillingham (BU: Bournemouth University)H-Index: 9
#2Richard B. Bradbury (The Lodge)H-Index: 35
Last.Chris D. Thomas (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 87
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A cornerstone of conservation is the designation and management of protected areas (PAs): locations often under conservation management containing species of conservation concern, where some development and other detrimental influences are prevented or mitigated. However, the value of PAs for conserving biodiversity in the long term has been questioned given that species are changing their distributions in response to climatic change. There is a concern that PAs may become climatically unsuitabl...
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