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Dr Raj Whitlock

Senior Lecturer Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour

    Publications

    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.