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Firth, J. A., B. C. Sheldon, D. R. Farine (2016). Pathways of information transmission among wild songbirds follow experimentally imposed changes in social foraging structure. Biology Letters. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0144.

Crates, R. A., J. A. Firth, D. R. Farine, C. J. Garroway, L. R. Kidd, L. M. Aplin, R. Radersma, N. D. Milligan, B. Voelkl, A. Culina, B. L. Verhelst, C. A. Hinde and B. C. Sheldon (2016). Individual variation in winter supplementary food consumption and its consequences for survival and reproduction in wild birds. Journal of Avian Biology: In press.

Grabowska-Zhang, A. M., C. A. Hinde, C. J. Garroway and B. C. Sheldon (2016). Wherever I may roam: social viscosity and kin affiliation in a wild population despite natal dispersal. Behavioral Ecology: arw042.

Quinn, J. L., E. F. Cole, T. E. Reed and J. Morand-Ferron (2016). Environmental and genetic determinants of innovativeness in a natural population of birds. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 371: 20150184.

Childs, D. Z., B. C. Sheldon and M. Rees (2016). The evolution of labile traits in sex- and age-structured populations. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 329-342.

Laine, V. N., T. I. Gossmann, K. M. Schachtschneider, C. J. Garroway, O. Madsen, K. J. F. Verhoeven, V. de Jager, H. J. Megens, W. C. Warren, P. Minx, R. P. M. A. Crooijmans, P. Corcoran, B. C. Sheldon, J. Slate, K. Zeng, K. van Oers, M. E. Visser and M. A. M. Groenen (2016). Evolutionary signals of selection on cognition from the great tit genome and methylome. Nature Communications 7: 10474.

Aplin, L. M., D. R. Farine, J. Morand-Ferron, A. Cockburn, A. Thornton and B. C. Sheldon (2015). Experimentally induced innovations lead to persistent culture via conformity in wild birds. Nature 518: 538-541.

Aplin, L. M., D. R. Farine, J. Morand-Ferron, A. Cockburn, A. Thornton and B. C. Sheldon (2015). Counting conformity: evaluating the units of information in frequency-dependent social learning. Animal Behaviour 110: E5-E8.

Aplin, L. M., J. A. Firth, D. R. Farine, B. Voelkl, R. A. Crates, A. Culina, C. J. Garroway, C. A. Hinde, L. R. Kidd, I. Psorakis, N. D. Milligan, R. Radersma, B. L. Verhelst and B. C. Sheldon (2015). Consistent individual differences in the social phenotypes of wild great tits, Parus major. Animal Behaviour 108: 117-127.

Bouwhuis, S., O. Vedder, C. J. Garroway and B. C. Sheldon (2015). Ecological causes of multilevel covariance between size and first-year survival in a wild bird population. Journal of Animal Ecology 84: 208-218.

Cole, E. F., P. R. Long, P. Zelazowski, M. Szulkin and B. C. Sheldon (2015). Predicting bird phenology from space: satellite-derived vegetation green-up signal uncovers spatial variation in phenological synchrony between birds and their environment. Ecology and Evolution 5: 5057-5074.

Crates, R. A., B. Sheldon and C. J. Garroway (2015). Causes and consequences of individual variation in the extent of post-juvenile moult in the blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus (Passeriformes: Paridae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116: 341-351.

Culina, A., C. A. Hinde and B. C. Sheldon (2015). Carry-over effects of the social environment on future divorce probability in a wild bird population. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282: 20150920.

Culina, A., S. Lachish and B. C. Sheldon (2015). Evidence of a link between survival and pair fidelity across multiple tit populations. Journal of Avian Biology 46: 507-515.

Culina, A., R. Radersma and B. C. Sheldon (2015). Trading up: the fitness consequences of divorce in monogamous birds. Biological Reviews 90: 1015-1034.

Farine, D. R., L. M. Aplin, B. C. Sheldon and W. Hoppitt (2015). Interspecific social networks promote information transmission in wild songbirds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282: 20142804.

Farine, D. R., J. A. Firth, L. M. Aplin, R. A. Crates, A. Culina, C. J. Garroway, C. A. Hinde, L. R. Kidd, N. D. Milligan, I. Psorakis, R. Radersma, B. L. Verhelst, B. Voelkl and B. C. Sheldon (2015). The role of social and ecological processes in structuring animal populations: a case study from automated tracking of wild birds. Royal Society Open Science 2: 150057.

Farine, D. R. and B. C. Sheldon (2015). Selection for territory acquisition is modulated by social network structure in a wild songbird. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28: 547-556.

Firth, J. A., J. D. Hadfield, A. W. Santure, J. Slate and B. C. Sheldon (2015). The influence of nonrandom extra-pair paternity on heritability estimates derived from wild pedigrees. Evolution 69: 1336-1344.

Firth, J. A. and B. C. Sheldon (2015). Experimental manipulation of avian social structure reveals segregation is carried over across contexts. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282: 20142350.

Firth, J. A., B. Voelkl, D. R. Farine and B. C. Sheldon (2015). Experimental evidence that social relationships determine individual foraging behavior. Current Biology 25: 3138-3143.

Hinks, A. E., E. F. Cole, K. J. Daniels, T. A. Wilkin, S. Nakagawa and B. C. Sheldon (2015). Scale-dependent phenological synchrony between songbirds and their caterpillar food source. American Naturalist 186: 84-97.

Kidd, L. R., B. C. Sheldon, E. G. Simmonds and E. F. Cole (2015). Who escapes detection? Quantifying the causes and consequences of sampling biases in a long-term field study. Journal of Animal Ecology 84: 1520-1529.

Lemoine, M., K. Lucek, C. Perrier, V. Saladin, F. Adriaensen, E. Barba, E. J. Belda, A. Charmantier, M. Cichoń, T. Eeva, A. Grégoire, C. A. Hinde, A. Johnsen, J. Komdeur, R. Mänd, E. Matthysen, A. C. Norte, N. Pitala, B. C. Sheldon, T. Slagsvold, J. M. Tinbergen, J. Török, R. Ubels, K. van Oers, M. E. Visser, B. Doligez and H. Richner (2015). Low but contrasting neutral genetic differentiation shaped by winter temperature in European great tits. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society: In press.

Morand-Ferron, J., S. Hamblin, E. F. Cole, L. M. Aplin and J. L. Quinn (2015). Taking the operant paradigm into the field: associative learning in wild great tits. PLoS ONE 10: e0133821.

Psorakis, I., B. Voelkl, C. J. Garroway, R. Radersma, L. M. Aplin, R. A. Crates, A. Culina, D. R. Farine, J. A. Firth, C. A. Hinde, L. R. Kidd, N. D. Milligan, S. J. Roberts, B. Verhelst and B. C. Sheldon (2015). Inferring social structure from temporal data. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69: 857-866.

Santure, A. W., J. Poissant, I. De Cauwer, K. van Oers, M. R. Robinson, J. L. Quinn, M. A. M. Groenen, M. E. Visser, B. C. Sheldon and J. Slate (2015). Replicated analysis of the genetic architecture of quantitative traits in two wild great tit populations. Molecular Ecology 24: 6148-6162.

Sepil, I., R. Radersma, A. W. Santure, I. De Cauwer, J. Slate and B. C. Sheldon (2015). No evidence for MHC class I-based disassortative mating in a wild population of great tits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28: 642-654.

Aplin, L. M., D. R. Farine, R. P. Mann and B. C. Sheldon (2014). Individual-level personality influences social foraging and collective behaviour in wild birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281: 20141016.

Bouwhuis, S., J. L. Quinn, B. C. Sheldon and S. Verhulst (2014). Personality and basal metabolic rate in a wild bird population. Oikos 123: 56-62.

Cole, E. F. and J. L. Quinn (2014). Shy birds play it safe: personality in captivity predicts risk responsiveness during reproduction in the wild. Biology Letters 10: 20140178.

Farine, D. R., L. M. Aplin, C. J. Garroway, R. P. Mann and B. C. Sheldon (2014). Collective decision making and social interaction rules in mixed-species flocks of songbirds. Animal Behaviour 95: 173-182.

Fayet, A. L., Tobias, J. A., Hintzen, R. E., & Seddon, N. (2014). Immigration and dispersal are key determinants of cultural diversity in a songbird population. Behavioral Ecology25: 744-753.

Gossmann, T. I., A. W. Santure, B. C. Sheldon, J. Slate and K. Zeng (2014). Highly variable recombinational landscape modulates efficacy of natural selection in birds. Genome Biology and Evolution 6: 2061-2075.

Knowles, S. C. L., M. J. Wood, R. Alves and B. C. Sheldon (2014). Dispersal in a patchy landscape reveals contrasting determinants of infection in a wild avian malaria system. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 429-439.

Van Oers, K., A. W. Santure, I. De Cauwer, N. E. M. van Bers, R. P. M. A. Crooijmans, B. C. Sheldon, M. E. Visser, J. Slate and M. A. M. Groenen (2014). Replicated high-density genetic maps of two great tit populations reveal fine-scale genomic departures from sex-equal recombination rates. Heredity 112: 307-316.

Vedder, O., S. Bouwhuis and B. C. Sheldon (2014). The contribution of an avian top predator to selection in prey species. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 99-106.

Aplin, L. M., D. R. Farine, J. Morand-Ferron, E. F. Cole, A. Cockburn and B. C. Sheldon (2013). Individual personalities predict social behaviour in wild networks of great tits (Parus major). Ecology Letters 16: 1365-1372.

Aplin, L. M., B. C. Sheldon and J. Morand-Ferron (2013). Milk bottles revisited: social learning and individual variation in the blue tit, Cyanistes caeruleus. Animal Behaviour 85: 1225-1232.

Culina, A., S. Lachish, R. Pradel, R. Choquet and B. C. Sheldon (2013). A multievent approach to estimating pair fidelity and heterogeneity in state transitions. Ecology and Evolution 3: 4326-4338.

Farine, D. R. and S. D. J. Lang (2013). The early bird gets the worm: foraging strategies of wild songbirds lead to the early discovery of food sources. Biology Letters 9: 20130578.

Garroway, C. J., R. Radersma, I. Sepil, A. W. Santure, I. De Cauwer, J. Slate and B. C. Sheldon (2013). Fine-scale genetic structure in a wild bird population: the role of limited dispersal and environmentally based selection as causal factors. Evolution 67: 3488-3500.

Isaksson, C., I. Sepil, V. Baramidze and B. Sheldon (2013). Explaining variance of avian malaria infection in the wild: the importance of host density, habitat, individual life-history and oxidative stress. Bmc Ecology 13: 1-11.

Lachish, S., S. C. L. Knowles, R. Alves, I. Sepil, A. Davies, S. Lee, M. J. Wood and B. C. Sheldon (2013). Spatial determinants of infection risk in a multi-species avian malaria system. Ecography 36: 587-598.

Robinson, M. R., A. W. Santure, I. DeCauwer, B. C. Sheldon and J. Slate (2013). Partitioning of genetic variation across the genome using multimarker methods in a wild bird population. Molecular Ecology 22: 3963-3980.

Santure, A. W., I. De Cauwer, M. R. Robinson, J. Poissant, B. C. Sheldon and J. Slate (2013). Genomic dissection of variation in clutch size and egg mass in a wild great tit (Parus major) population. Molecular Ecology 22: 3949-3962.

Sepil, I., S. Lachish, A. E. Hinks and B. C. Sheldon (2013). Mhc supertypes confer both qualitative and quantitative resistance to avian malaria infections in a wild bird population. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280: 20130134.

Sepil, I., S. Lachish and B. C. Sheldon (2013). Mhc-linked survival and lifetime reproductive success in a wild population of great tits. Molecular Ecology 22: 384-396.

Vedder, O., S. Bouwhuis and B. C. Sheldon (2013). Quantitative assessment of the importance of penotypic plasticity in adaptation to climate change in wild bird populations. PLoS Biology 11: e1001605.

Aplin, L. M., D. R. Farine, J. Morand-Ferron and B. C. Sheldon (2012). Social networks predict patch discovery in a wild population of songbirds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279: 4199-4205.

Bouwhuis, S., R. Choquet, B. C. Sheldon and S. Verhulst (2012). The forms and fitness cost of senescence: age-specific recapture, survival, reproduction, and reproductive value in a wild bird population. American Naturalist 179: E15-E27.

Cole, E. F., J. Morand-Ferron, A. E. Hinks and J. L. Quinn (2012). Cognitive ability influences reproductive life history variation in the wild. Current Biology 22: 1808-1812.

Cole, E. F. and J. L. Quinn (2012). Personality and problem-solving performance explain competitive ability in the wild. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279: 1168-1175.

Farine, D. R., C. J. Garroway and B. C. Sheldon (2012). Social network analysis of mixed-species flocks: exploring the structure and evolution of interspecific social behaviour. Animal Behaviour 84: 1271-1277.

Grabowska-Zhang, A. M., B. C. Sheldon and C. A. Hinde (2012). Long-term familiarity promotes joining in neighbour nest defence. Biology Letters 8: 544-546.

Grabowska-Zhang, A. M., T. A. Wilkin and B. C. Sheldon (2012). Effects of neighbor familiarity on reproductive success in the great tit (Parus major). Behavioral Ecology 23: 322-333.

Lachish, S., M. B. Bonsall, B. Lawson, A. A. Cunningham and B. C. Sheldon (2012). Individual and population-level impacts of an emerging poxvirus disease in a wild population of great tits. PLoS ONE 7: e48545.

Lachish, S., A. M. Gopalaswamy, S. C. L. Knowles and B. C. Sheldon (2012). Site-occupancy modelling as a novel framework for assessing test sensitivity and estimating wildlife disease prevalence from imperfect diagnostic tests. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3: 339-348.

Lachish, S., B. Lawson, A. A. Cunningham and B. C. Sheldon (2012). Epidemiology of the emergent disease Paridae pox in an intensively studied wild bird population. PLoS ONE 7: e38316.

Lawson, B., S. Lachish, K. M. Colvile, C. Durrant, K. M. Peck, M. P. Toms, B. C. Sheldon and A. A. Cunningham (2012). Emergence of a novel avian pox disease in British tit species. PLoS ONE 7: e40176.

Liedvogel, M., C. K. Cornwallis and B. C. Sheldon (2012). Integrating candidate gene and quantitative genetic approaches to understand variation in timing of breeding in wild tit populations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 813-823.

Patrick, S. C., J. R. Chapman, H. L. Dugdale, J. L. Quinn and B. C. Sheldon (2012). Promiscuity, paternity and personality in the great tit. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279: 1724-1730.

Psorakis, I., S. J. Roberts, I. Rezek and B. C. Sheldon (2012). Inferring social network structure in ecological systems from spatio-temporal data streams. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 9: 3055-3066.

Quinn, J. L., E. F. Cole, J. Bates, R. W. Payne and W. Cresswell (2012). Personality predicts individual responsiveness to the risks of starvation and predation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279: 1919-1926.

Sepil, I., H. K. Moghadam, E. Huchard and B. C. Sheldon (2012). Characterization and 454 pyrosequencing of Major Histocompatibility Complex class I genes in the great tit reveal complexity in a passerine system. Bmc Evolutionary Biology 12: 1-19.

Szulkin, M., J. R. Chapman, S. C. Patrick and B. C. Sheldon (2012). Promiscuity, inbreeding and dispersal propensity in great tits. Animal Behaviour 84: 1363-1370.

Van Bers, N. E. M., A. W. Santure, K. van Oers, I. De Cauwer, B. W. Dibbits, C. Mateman, R. P. M. A. Crooijmans, B. C. Sheldon, M. E. Visser, M. A. M. Groenen and J. Slate (2012). The design and cross-population application of a genome-wide SNP chip for the great tit Parus major. Molecular Ecology Resources 12: 753-770.

Bouwhuis, S., B. C. Sheldon and S. Verhulst (2011). Basal metabolic rate and the rate of senescence in the great tit. Functional Ecology 25: 829-838.

Chapman, J. R. and B. C. Sheldon (2011). Heterozygosity is unrelated to adult fitness measures in a large, noninbred population of great tits (Parus major). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 1715-1726.

Cole, E. F., D. L. Cram and J. L. Quinn (2011). Individual variation in spontaneous problem-solving performance among wild great tits. Animal Behaviour 81: 491-498.

Dunn, J. C., E. F. Cole and J. L. Quinn (2011). Personality and parasites: sex-dependent associations between avian malaria infection and multiple behavioural traits. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 1459-1471.

Knowles, S. C. L., M. J. Wood, R. Alves, T. A. Wilkin, S. Bensch and B. C. Sheldon (2011). Molecular epidemiology of malaria prevalence and parasitaemia in a wild bird population. Molecular Ecology 20: 1062-1076.

Lachish, S., S. C. L. Knowles, R. Alves, M. J. Wood and B. C. Sheldon (2011). Infection dynamics of endemic malaria in a wild bird population: parasite species-dependent drivers of spatial and temporal variation in transmission rates. Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 1207-1216.

Lachish, S., S. C. L. Knowles, R. Alves, M. J. Wood and B. C. Sheldon (2011). Fitness effects of endemic malaria infections in a wild bird population: the importance of ecological structure. Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 1196-1206.

Morand-Ferron, J., E. F. Cole, J. E. C. Rawles and J. L. Quinn (2011). Who are the innovators? A field experiment with 2 passerine species. Behavioral Ecology 22: 1241-1248.

Morand-Ferron, J. and J. L. Quinn (2011). Larger groups of passerines are more efficient problem solvers in the wild. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 15898-15903.

Parker, T. H., T. A. Wilkin, I. R. Barr, B. C. Sheldon, L. Rowe and S. C. Griffith (2011). Fecundity selection on ornamental plumage colour differs between ages and sexes and varies over small spatial scales. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 1584-1597.

Quinn, J. L., E. F. Cole, S. C. Patrick and B. C. Sheldon (2011). Scale and state dependence of the relationship between personality and dispersal in a great tit population. Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 918-928.

Santure, A. W., J. Gratten, J. A. Mossman, B. C. Sheldon and J. Slate (2011). Characterisation of the transcriptome of a wild great tit Parus major population by next generation sequencing. Bmc Genomics 12: 1-18.

Bouwhuis, S., A. Charmantier, S. Verhulst and B. C. Sheldon (2010). Individual variation in rates of senescence: natal origin effects and disposable soma in a wild bird population. Journal of Animal Ecology 79: 1251-1261.

Bouwhuis, S., A. Charmantier, S. Verhulst and B. C. Sheldon (2010). Trans-generational effects on ageing in a wild bird population. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 636-642.

Bouwhuis, S., A. J. van Noordwijk, B. C. Sheldon, S. Verhulst and M. E. Visser (2010). Similar patterns of age-specific reproduction in an island and mainland population of great tits Parus major. Journal of Avian Biology 41: 615-620.

Carpenter, J., J. Smart, A. Amar, A. Gosler, S. Hinsley and E. Charman (2010). National-scale analyses of habitat associations of marsh tits Poecile palustris and blue tits Cyanistes caeruleus: two species with opposing population trends in Britain. Bird Study 57: 31-43.

Clutton-Brock, T. and B. C. Sheldon (2010). Individuals and populations: the role of long-term, individual-based studies of animals in ecology and evolutionary biology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 25: 562-573.

Evans, S. R., A. E. Hinks, T. A. Wilkin and B. C. Sheldon (2010). Age, sex and beauty: methodological dependence of age- and sex-dichromatism in the great tit Parus major. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 101: 777-796.

Hellgren, O., B. C. Sheldon and A. Buckling (2010). In vitro tests of natural allelic variation of innate immune genes (avian beta-defensins) reveal functional differences in microbial inhibition. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 2726-2730.

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

Knowles, S. C. L., V. Palinauskas and B. C. Sheldon (2010). Chronic malaria infections increase family inequalities and reduce parental fitness: experimental evidence from a wild bird population. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 557-569.

Knowles, S. C. L., M. J. Wood and B. C. Sheldon (2010). Context-dependent effects of parental effort on malaria infection in a wild bird population, and their role in reproductive trade-offs. Oecologia 164: 87-97.

Korsten, P., J. C. Mueller, C. Hermannstadter, K. M. Bouwman, N. J. Dingemanse, P. J. Drent, M. Liedvogel, E. Matthysen, K. van Oers, T. van Overveld, S. C. Patrick, J. L. Quinn, B. C. Sheldon, J. M. Tinbergen and B. Kempenaers (2010). Association between DRD4 gene polymorphism and personality variation in great tits: a test across four wild populations. Molecular Ecology 19: 832-843.

Lambrechts, M. M., F. Adriaensen, D. R. Ardia, A. V. Artemyev, F. Atienzar, J. Banbura, E. Barba, J. C. Bouvier, J. Camprodon, C. B. Cooper, R. D. Dawson, M. Eens, T. Eeva, B. Faivre, L. Z. Garamszegi, A. E. Goodenough, A. G. Gosler, A. Gregoire, S. C. Griffith, L. Gustafsson, L. S. Johnson, W. Kania, O. Keiss, P. E. Llambias, M. C. Mainwaring, R. Mand, B. Massa, T. D. Mazgajski, A. P. Moller, J. Moreno, B. Naef-Daenzer, J. A. Nilsson, A. C. Norte, M. Orell, K. A. Otter, C. R. Park, C. M. Perrins, J. Pinowski, J. Porkert, J. Potti, V. Remes, H. Richner, S. Rytkonen, M. T. Shiao, B. Silverin, T. Slagsvold, H. G. Smith, A. Sorace, M. J. Stenning, I. Stewart, C. F. Thompson, P. Tryjanowski, J. Torok, A. J. van Noordwijk, D. W. Winkler and N. Ziane (2010). The design of artificial nestboxes for the study of secondary hole-nesting birds: a review of methodological inconsistencies and potential biases. Acta Ornithologica 45: 1-26.

Liedvogel, M. and B. C. Sheldon (2010). Low variability and absence of phenotypic correlates of Clock gene variation in a great tit Parus major population. Journal of Avian Biology 41: 543-550.

Norte, A. C., J. A. Ramos, H. L. Sampaio, J. P. Sousa and B. C. Sheldon (2010). Physiological condition and breeding performance of the great tit. Condor 112: 79-86.

Norte, A. C., B. C. Sheldon, J. P. Sousa, P. C. Tavares, M. E. Pereira, A. C. Duarte and J. A. Ramos (2010). Are great tits (Parus major) inhabiting the vicinity of a pulp mill healthy? Impacts on physiology and breeding performance. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 59: 502-512.

Perktas, U. and A. G. Gosler (2010). Measurement error revisited: its importance for the analysis of size and shape of birds. Acta Ornithologica 45: 161-172.

Bouwhuis, S., B. C. Sheldon, S. Verhulst and A. Charmantier (2009). Great tits growing old: selective disappearance and the partitioning of senescence to stages within the breeding cycle. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276: 2769-2777.

Griffith, S. C., I. Barr, B. C. Sheldon, L. V. Rowe and T. Burke (2009). Egg patterning is not a reliable indicator of intraspecific brood parasitism in the blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus. Journal of Avian Biology 40: 337-341.

Jones, K. S., S. Nakagawa and B. C. Sheldon (2009). Environmental sensitivity in relation to size and sex in birds: meta-regression analysis. American Naturalist 174: 122-133.

Liedvogel, M., M. Szulkin, S. C. L. Knowles, M. J. Wood and B. C. Sheldon (2009). Phenotypic correlates of Clock gene variation in a wild blue tit population: evidence for a role in seasonal timing of reproduction. Molecular Ecology 18: 2444-2456.

Norte, A., B. C. Sheldon, J. P. Sousa and J. A. Ramos (2009). Environmental and genetic variation in body condition and blood profile of great tit Parus major nestlings. Journal of Avian Biology 40: 157-165.

Norte, A. C., J. A. Ramos, J. P. Sousa and B. C. Sheldon (2009). Variation of adult great tit Parus major body condition and blood parameters in relation to sex, age, year and season. Journal of Ornithology 150: 651-660.

Quinn, J. L., S. C. Patrick, S. Bouwhuis, T. A. Wilkin and B. C. Sheldon (2009). Heterogeneous selection on a heritable temperament trait in a variable environment. Journal of Animal Ecology 78: 1203-1215.

Szulkin, M., P. Zelazowski, G. Nicholson and B. C. Sheldon (2009). Inbreeding avoidance under different null models of random mating in the great tit. Journal of Animal Ecology 78: 778-788.

Wilkin, T. A., L. E. King and B. C. Sheldon (2009). Habitat quality, nestling diet, and provisioning behaviour in great tits Parus major. Journal of Avian Biology 40: 135-145.

Charmantier, A., R. H. McCleery, L. R. Cole, C. Perrins, L. E. B. Kruuk and B. C. Sheldon (2008). Adaptive phenotypic plasticity in response to climate change in a wild bird population. Science 320: 800-803.

Cosgrove, C. L., M. J. Wood, K. P. Day and B. C. Sheldon (2008). Seasonal variation in Plasmodium prevalence in a population of blue tits Cyanistes caeruleus. Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 540-548.

Garant, D., J. D. Hadfield, L. E. B. Kruuk and B. C. Sheldon (2008). Stability of genetic variance and covariance for reproductive characters in the face of climate change in a wild bird population. Molecular Ecology 17: 179-188.

Jagannath, A., R. F. Shore, L. A. Walker, P. N. Ferns and A. G. Gosler (2008). Eggshell pigmentation indicates pesticide contamination. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 133-140.

Jones, O. R., J. M. Gaillard, S. Tuljapurkar, J. S. Alho, K. B. Armitage, P. H. Becker, P. Bize, J. Brommer, A. Charmantier, M. Charpentier, T. Clutton-Brock, F. S. Dobson, M. Festa-Bianchet, L. Gustafsson, H. Jensen, C. G. Jones, B. G. Lillandt, R. McCleery, J. Merila, P. Neuhaus, M. A. C. Nicoll, K. Norris, M. K. Oli, J. Pemberton, H. Pietiainen, T. H. Ringsby, A. Roulin, B. E. Saether, J. M. Setchell, B. C. Sheldon, P. M. Thompson, H. Weimerskirch, E. J. Wickings and T. Coulson (2008). Senescence rates are determined by ranking on the fast-slow life-history continuum. Ecology Letters 11: 664-673.

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