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Dr Raj Whitlock

Senior Lecturer Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour

    Publications

    2021

    Adaptation to chronic drought modifies soil microbial community responses to phytohormones (Journal article)

    Sayer, E. J., Crawford, J. A., Edgerley, J., Askew, A. P., Hahn, C. Z., Whitlock, R., & Dodd, I. C. (2021). Adaptation to chronic drought modifies soil microbial community responses to phytohormones. COMMUNICATIONS BIOLOGY, 4(1). doi:10.1038/s42003-021-02037-w

    DOI: 10.1038/s42003-021-02037-w

    2020

    Climate-driven evolutionary change in reproductive and early-acting life-history traits in the perennial grass Festuca ovina (Journal article)

    Trinder, S., Askew, A., & Whitlock, R. (2020). Climate-driven evolutionary change in reproductive and early-acting life-history traits in the perennial grass Festuca ovina. Journal of Ecology, 108(4), 1398-1410. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13304

    DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13304

    2019

    Disentangling the abundance-impact relationship for invasive species (Journal article)

    Bradley, B. A., Laginhas, B. B., Whitlock, R., Allen, J. M., Bates, A. E., Bernatchez, G., . . . Sorte, C. J. B. (2019). Disentangling the abundance-impact relationship for invasive species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(20), 9919-9924. doi:10.1073/pnas.1818081116

    DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1818081116

    2016

    Consequences of in-situ strategies for the conservation of plant genetic diversity (Journal article)

    Whitlock, R., Hipperson, H., Thompson, D. B. A., Butlin, R. K., & Burke, T. (2016). Consequences of in-situ strategies for the conservation of plant genetic diversity. Biological Conservation, 203, 134-142. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.08.006

    DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.08.006

    2015

    Rapid genetic divergence in response to 15 years of simulated climate change (Journal article)

    Ravenscroft, C. H., Whitlock, R., & Fridley, J. D. (2015). Rapid genetic divergence in response to 15 years of simulated climate change. Global Change Biology, 21(11), 4165-4176. doi:10.1111/gcb.12966

    DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12966

    The fitness consequences of inbreeding in natural populations and their implications for species conservation - A systematic map (Journal article)

    Neaves, L. E., Eales, J., Whitlock, R., Hollingsworth, P. M., Burke, T., & Pullin, A. S. (2015). The fitness consequences of inbreeding in natural populations and their implications for species conservation – a systematic map. Environmental Evidence, 4(1). doi:10.1186/s13750-015-0031-x

    DOI: 10.1186/s13750-015-0031-x

    2014

    Relationships between adaptive and neutral genetic diversity and ecological structure and functioning: a meta-analysis (Journal article)

    Whitlock, R. (2014). Relationships between adaptive and neutral genetic diversity and ecological structure and functioning: a meta-analysis. Journal of Ecology, 102(4), 857-872. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12240

    DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12240

    2013

    A systematic review of phenotypic responses to between-population outbreeding (Journal article)

    Whitlock, R., Stewart, G. B., Goodman, S. J., Piertney, S. B., Butlin, R. K., Pullin, A. S., & Burke, T. (2013). A systematic review of phenotypic responses to between-population outbreeding. Environmental Evidence, 2(1), 13. doi:10.1186/2047-2382-2-13

    DOI: 10.1186/2047-2382-2-13

    Implications of climate change for genetic diversity and evolvability in the UK (Report)

    Neaves, L. E., Whitlock, R., Piertney, S. B., Burke, T., Butlin, R. K., & Hollingsworth, P. M. (2013). Implications of climate change for genetic diversity and evolvability in the UK. Living With Environmental Change. Retrieved from http://www.lwec.org.uk/publications/author/108

    2012

    Process-Based Species Action Plans: an approach to conserve contemporary evolutionary processes that sustain diversity in taxonomically complex groups (Journal article)

    Ennos, R. A., Whitlock, R., Fay, M. F., Jones, B., Neaves, L. E., Payne, R., . . . Hollingsworth, P. M. (2012). Process-Based Species Action Plans: an approach to conserve contemporary evolutionary processes that sustain diversity in taxonomically complex groups. BOTANICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 168(2), 194-203. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2011.01206.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2011.01206.x

    Variation for host range within and among populations of the parasitic plant Striga hermonthica (Journal article)

    Huang, K., Whitlock, R., Press, M. C., & Scholes, J. D. (2012). Variation for host range within and among populations of the parasitic plant Striga hermonthica. HEREDITY, 108(2), 96-104. doi:10.1038/hdy.2011.52

    DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2011.52

    2011

    Fine-scale community and genetic structure are tightly linked in species-rich grasslands (Journal article)

    Whitlock, R., Bilton, M. C., Grime, J. P., & Burke, T. (2011). Fine-scale community and genetic structure are tightly linked in species-rich grasslands. PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 366(1569), 1346-1357. doi:10.1098/rstb.2010.0329

    DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2010.0329

    Variation for host range within and among populations of the parasitic plant Striga hermonthica (Journal article)

    Huang, K., Whitlock, R., Press, M. C., & Scholes, J. D. (2011). Variation for host range within and among populations of the parasitic plant Striga hermonthica. Heredity, 108(2), 96-104. doi:10.1038/hdy.2011.52

    DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2011.52

    2010

    Intraspecific trait variation in grassland plant species reveals fine-scale strategy trade-offs and size differentiation that underpins performance in ecological communities (Journal article)

    Bilton, M. C., Whitlock, R., Grime, J. P., Marion, G., & Pakeman, R. J. (2010). Intraspecific trait variation in grassland plant species reveals fine-scale strategy trade-offs and size differentiation that underpins performance in ecological communities. Botany, 88(11), 939-952. doi:10.1139/b10-065

    DOI: 10.1139/b10-065

    Intraspecific trait variation in grassland plant species reveals fine-scale strategy trade-offs and size differentiation that underpins performance in ecological communities (Journal article)

    Bilton, M. C., Whitlock, R., Grime, J. P., Marion, G., & Pakeman, R. J. (2010). Intraspecific trait variation in grassland plant species reveals fine-scale strategy trade-offs and size differentiation that underpins performance in ecological communities. BOTANY, 88(11), 939-952. doi:10.1139/B10-065

    DOI: 10.1139/B10-065

    Plant genotypic diversity does not beget root-fungal species diversity (Journal article)

    Johnson, D., Anderson, I. C., Williams, A., Whitlock, R., & Grime, J. P. (2010). Plant genotypic diversity does not beget root-fungal species diversity. PLANT AND SOIL, 336(1-2), 107-111. doi:10.1007/s11104-010-0452-9

    DOI: 10.1007/s11104-010-0452-9

    Genetic variation in plant morphology contributes to the species-level structure of grassland communities (Journal article)

    Whitlock, R., Grime, J. P., & Burke, T. (2010). Genetic variation in plant morphology contributes to the species-level structure of grassland communities. ECOLOGY, 91(5), 1344-1354. doi:10.1890/08-2098.1

    DOI: 10.1890/08-2098.1

    2008

    A high-throughput protocol for extracting high-purity genomic DNA from plants and animals (Journal article)

    Whitlock, R., Hipperson, H., Mannarelli, M., & Burke, T. (2008). A high-throughput protocol for extracting high-purity genomic DNA from plants and animals. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY RESOURCES, 8(4), 736-741. doi:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2007.02074.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2007.02074.x

    An objective, rapid and reproducible method for scoring AFLP peak-height data that minimizes genotyping error (Software / Code)

    Whitlock, R., Hipperson, H., Mannarelli, M., Butlin, R. K., & Burke, T. (2008). An objective, rapid and reproducible method for scoring AFLP peak-height data that minimizes genotyping error [Computer Software]. doi:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2007.02073.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2007.02073.x

    2007

    The role of genotypic diversity in determining grassland community structure under constant environmental conditions (Journal article)

    Whitlock, R., Grime, J. P., Booth, R., & Burke, T. (2007). The role of genotypic diversity in determining grassland community structure under constant environmental conditions. JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, 95(5), 895-907. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2007.01275.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2007.01275.x

    2006

    The conservation of genetic diversity: science and policy needs in a changing world (Report)

    Gregory, A., Burke, T., Ferris, R., Robson, J., Smithers, R., & Whitlock, R. (2006). The conservation of genetic diversity: science and policy needs in a changing world.