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Prof Ilik Saccheri Ph.D.

Professor of Ecological Genetics Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour

    Publications

    2019

    Climate-induced phenology shifts linked to range expansions in species with multiple reproductive cycles per year (Journal article)

    Macgregor, C. J., Thomas, C. D., Roy, D. B., Beaumont, M. A., Bell, J. R., Brereton, T., . . . Hill, J. K. (2019). Climate-induced phenology shifts linked to range expansions in species with multiple reproductive cycles per year. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 10. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12479-w

    DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-12479-w

    Genetic convergence of industrial melanism in three geometrid moths. (Journal article)

    Van't Hof, A. E., Reynolds, L. A., Yung, C. J., Cook, L. M., & Saccheri, I. J. (2019). Genetic convergence of industrial melanism in three geometrid moths.. Biology letters, 15(10), 20190582. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2019.0582

    DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2019.0582

    Adaptive colour change and background choice behaviour in peppered moth caterpillars is mediated by extraocular photoreception. (Journal article)

    Eacock, A., Rowland, H. M., Van't Hof, A. E., Yung, C. J., Edmonds, N., & Saccheri, I. J. (2019). Adaptive colour change and background choice behaviour in peppered moth caterpillars is mediated by extraocular photoreception.. Communications biology, 2, 286. doi:10.1038/s42003-019-0502-7

    DOI: 10.1038/s42003-019-0502-7

    2017

    Colour change of twig-mimicking peppered moth larvae is a continuous reaction norm that increases camouflage against avian predators (Journal article)

    Eacock, A., Rowland, H. M., Edmonds, N., & Saccheri, I. J. (2017). Colour change of twig-mimicking peppered moth larvae is a continuous reaction norm that increases camouflage against avian predators. PEERJ, 5. doi:10.7717/peerj.3999

    DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3999

    A high-coverage draft genome of the mycalesine butterfly Bicyclus anynana (Journal article)

    Nowell, R. W., Elsworth, B., Oostra, V., Zwaan, B. J., Wheat, C. W., Saastamoinen, M., . . . Blaxter, M. (2017). A high-coverage draft genome of the mycalesine butterfly Bicyclus anynana. GIGASCIENCE, 6(7). doi:10.1093/gigascience/gix035

    DOI: 10.1093/gigascience/gix035

    Evolution of adaptive phenotypic plasticity in male orange-tip butterflies (Journal article)

    Davies, W. J., & Saccheri, I. J. (2017). Evolution of adaptive phenotypic plasticity in male orange-tip butterflies. ANNALES ZOOLOGICI FENNICI, 54(1-4), 225-236. doi:10.5735/086.054.0120

    2016

    Spatial targeting of habitat creation has the potential to improve agri-environment scheme outcomes for macro-moths (Journal article)

    Alison, J., Duffield, S. J., van Noordwijk, C. G. E., Morecroft, M. D., Marrs, R. H., Saccheri, I. J., & Hodgson, J. A. (2016). Spatial targeting of habitat creation has the potential to improve agri-environment scheme outcomes for macro-moths. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, 53(6), 1814-1822. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12750

    DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12750

    The industrial melanism mutation in British peppered moths is a transposable element (Journal article)

    van't Hof, A. E., Campagne, P., Rigden, D. J., Yung, C. J., Lingley, J., Quail, M. A., . . . Saccheri, I. J. (2016). The industrial melanism mutation in British peppered moths is a transposable element. NATURE, 534(7605), 102-+. doi:10.1038/nature17951

    DOI: 10.1038/nature17951

    2015

    A simple procedure for directly obtaining haplotype sequences of diploid genomes (Journal article)

    Noyes, H. A., Daly, D., Goodhead, I., Kay, S., Kemp, S. J., Kenny, J., . . . Hall, N. (2015). A simple procedure for directly obtaining haplotype sequences of diploid genomes. BMC GENOMICS, 16. doi:10.1186/s12864-015-1818-4

    DOI: 10.1186/s12864-015-1818-4

    Male emergence schedule and dispersal behaviour are modified by mate availability in heterogeneous landscapes: evidence from the orange-tip butterfly (Journal article)

    Davies, W. J., & Saccheri, I. J. (2015). Male emergence schedule and dispersal behaviour are modified by mate availability in heterogeneous landscapes: evidence from the orange-tip butterfly. PEERJ, 2. doi:10.7717/peerj.707

    DOI: 10.7717/peerj.707

    2014

    Contrasting genetic structure of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) across a latitudinal divide (Journal article)

    Stanton, D. W. G., Hobbs, G. I., McCanfferty, D. J., Chadwick, E. A., Philbey, A. W., Saccheri, I. J., . . . Bruford, M. W. (2014). Contrasting genetic structure of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) across a latitudinal divide. JOURNAL OF MAMMALOGY, 95(4), 814-823. doi:10.1644/13-MAMM-A-201

    DOI: 10.1644/13-MAMM-A-201

    2013

    Linkage map of the peppered moth, Biston betularia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae): a model of industrial melanism. (Journal article)

    Van't Hof, A. E., Nguyen, P., Dalíková, M., Edmonds, N., Marec, F., & Saccheri, I. J. (2013). Linkage map of the peppered moth, Biston betularia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae): a model of industrial melanism.. Heredity, 110(3), 283-295. doi:10.1038/hdy.2012.84

    DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2012.84

    Maintenance of body-size variation and host range in the orange-tip butterfly: evidence for a trade-off between adult life-history traits (Journal article)

    DAVIES, W. J., & SACCHERI, I. J. (2013). Maintenance of body-size variation and host range in the orange-tip butterfly: evidence for a trade-off between adult life-history traits. Ecological Entomology, 38(1), 49-60. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2311.2012.01402.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2012.01402.x

    The peppered moth and industrial melanism: evolution of a natural selection case study. (Journal article)

    Cook, L. M., & Saccheri, I. J. (2013). The peppered moth and industrial melanism: evolution of a natural selection case study.. Heredity, 110(3), 207-212. doi:10.1038/hdy.2012.92

    DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2012.92

    2012

    Selective bird predation on the peppered moth: the last experiment of Michael Majerus. (Journal article)

    Cook, L. M., Grant, B. S., Saccheri, I. J., & Mallet, J. (2012). Selective bird predation on the peppered moth: the last experiment of Michael Majerus.. Biology letters, 8(4), 609-612. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.1136

    DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.1136

    2011

    Industrial melanism in British peppered moths has a singular and recent mutational origin. (Journal article)

    van't Hof, A. E., Edmonds, N., Dalíková, M., Marec, F., & Saccheri, I. J. (2011). Industrial melanism in British peppered moths has a singular and recent mutational origin.. Science (New York, N.Y.), 332(6032), 958-960. doi:10.1126/science.1203043

    DOI: 10.1126/science.1203043

    2010

    Industrial melanism in the peppered moth is not associated with genetic variation in canonical melanisation gene candidates. (Journal article)

    van't Hof, A. E., & Saccheri, I. J. (2010). Industrial melanism in the peppered moth is not associated with genetic variation in canonical melanisation gene candidates.. PloS one, 5(5), e10889. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010889

    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010889

    2008

    Cytogenetic characterization and AFLP-based genetic linkage mapping for the butterfly Bicyclus anynana, covering all 28 karyotyped chromosomes. (Journal article)

    Van't Hof, A. E., Marec, F., Saccheri, I. J., Brakefield, P. M., & Zwaan, B. J. (2008). Cytogenetic characterization and AFLP-based genetic linkage mapping for the butterfly Bicyclus anynana, covering all 28 karyotyped chromosomes.. PloS one, 3(12), e3882. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003882

    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003882

    Selection and gene flow on a diminishing cline of melanic peppered moths. (Journal article)

    Saccheri, I. J., Rousset, F., Watts, P. C., Brakefield, P. M., & Cook, L. M. (2008). Selection and gene flow on a diminishing cline of melanic peppered moths.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(42), 16212-16217. doi:10.1073/pnas.0803785105

    DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0803785105

    2007

    Compatible genetic and ecological estimates of dispersal rates in insect (Coenagrion mercuriale: Odonata: Zygoptera) populations: analysis of 'neighbourhood size' using a more precise estimator. (Journal article)

    Watts, P. C., Rousset, F., Saccheri, I. J., Leblois, R., Kemp, S. J., & Thompson, D. J. (2007). Compatible genetic and ecological estimates of dispersal rates in insect (Coenagrion mercuriale: Odonata: Zygoptera) populations: analysis of 'neighbourhood size' using a more precise estimator.. Molecular ecology, 16(4), 737-751. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294x.2006.03184.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294x.2006.03184.x

    Conservation genetics for insects (Chapter)

    Thompson, D. J., Watts, P. C., & Saccheri, I. J. (2007). Conservation genetics for insects. In Insect Conservation Biology: Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society's 23rd Symposium (pp. 280-300).

    Effective population sizes and migration rates in fragmented populations of an endangered insect (Coenagrion mercuriale: Odonata). (Journal article)

    Watts, P. C., Saccheri, I. J., Kemp, S. J., & Thompson, D. J. (2007). Effective population sizes and migration rates in fragmented populations of an endangered insect (Coenagrion mercuriale: Odonata).. The Journal of animal ecology, 76(4), 790-800. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2007.01249.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2007.01249.x

    Evolutionary dynamics of multilocus microsatellite arrangements in the genome of the butterfly Bicyclus anynana, with implications for other Lepidoptera. (Journal article)

    Van't Hof, A. E., Brakefield, P. M., Saccheri, I. J., & Zwaan, B. J. (2007). Evolutionary dynamics of multilocus microsatellite arrangements in the genome of the butterfly Bicyclus anynana, with implications for other Lepidoptera.. Heredity, 98(5), 320-328. doi:10.1038/sj.hdy.6800944

    DOI: 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800944

    The effects of Pleistocene glaciations on the phylogeography of Melitaea cinxia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) (Journal article)

    WAHLBERG, N., & SACCHERI, I. (2007). The effects of Pleistocene glaciations on the phylogeography of Melitaea cinxia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). European Journal of Entomology, 104(4), 675-684. doi:10.14411/eje.2007.085

    DOI: 10.14411/eje.2007.085

    2006

    Molecular-level variation affects population growth in a butterfly metapopulation. (Journal article)

    Hanski, I., & Saccheri, I. (2006). Molecular-level variation affects population growth in a butterfly metapopulation.. PLoS biology, 4(5), e129. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0040129

    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040129

    Morphological differentiation following experimental bottlenecks in the butterflyBicyclus anynana(Nymphalidae) (Journal article)

    SACCHERI, I. J., NICHOLS, R. A., & BRAKEFIELD, P. M. (2006). Morphological differentiation following experimental bottlenecks in the butterflyBicyclus anynana(Nymphalidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 89(1), 107-115. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2006.00662.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2006.00662.x

    Natural selection and population dynamics. (Journal article)

    Saccheri, I., & Hanski, I. (2006). Natural selection and population dynamics.. Trends in ecology & evolution, 21(6), 341-347. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2006.03.018

    DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2006.03.018

    Non-invasive genetic sampling of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) using hairs (Journal article)

    Anderson, H. M., McCafferty, D. J., Saccheri, I. J., & McCluskie, A. E. (2006). Non-invasive genetic sampling of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) using hairs. Hystrix The Italian Journal of Mammalogy, 17, 65-77.

    Population structure and the impact of regional and local habitat isolation upon levels of genetic diversity of the endangered damselfly Coenagrion mercuriale (Odonata: Zygoptera) (Journal article)

    WATTS, P. C., SACCHERI, I. J., KEMP, S. J., & THOMPSON, D. J. (2006). Population structure and the impact of regional and local habitat isolation upon levels of genetic diversity of the endangered damselfly Coenagrion mercuriale (Odonata: Zygoptera). Freshwater Biology, 51(2), 193-205. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2005.01478.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2005.01478.x

    2005

    Characterization of 28 microsatellite loci for the butterfly Bicyclus anynana (Journal article)

    Van't Hof, A. E., Zwaan, B. J., Saccheri, I. J., Daly, D., Bot, A. N. M., & Brakefield, P. M. (2005). Characterization of 28 microsatellite loci for the butterfly Bicyclus anynana. Molecular Ecology Notes, 5(1), 169-172. doi:10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00870.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00870.x

    Conservation implications of genetic variation between spatially and temporally distinct colonies of the endangered damselfly Coenagrion mercuriale (Journal article)

    Watts, P. C., Kemp, S. J., Saccheri, I. J., & Thompson, D. J. (2005). Conservation implications of genetic variation between spatially and temporally distinct colonies of the endangered damselfly Coenagrion mercuriale. Ecological Entomology, 30(5), 541-547. doi:10.1111/j.0307-6946.2005.00721.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.0307-6946.2005.00721.x

    Inbreeding uncovers fundamental differences in the genetic load affecting male and female fertility in a butterfly. (Journal article)

    Saccheri, I. J., Lloyd, H. D., Helyar, S. J., & Brakefield, P. M. (2005). Inbreeding uncovers fundamental differences in the genetic load affecting male and female fertility in a butterfly.. Proceedings. Biological sciences, 272(1558), 39-46. doi:10.1098/rspb.2004.2903

    DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2004.2903

    Polymorphic microsatellite loci isolated from the great scallop, Pecten maximus (Bivalvia: Pectinidae) (Journal article)

    WATTS, P. C., MALLANAPHY, P. J., MCCARTHY, C., BEUKERS-STEWART, B. D., MOSLEY, M. W. J., BRAND, A. R., & SACCHERI, I. J. (2005). Polymorphic microsatellite loci isolated from the great scallop, Pecten maximus (Bivalvia: Pectinidae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 5(4), 902-904. doi:10.1111/j.1471-8286.2005.01107.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2005.01107.x

    2004

    Characterization of microsatellite loci in two primary parasitoids of the butterfly Melitaea cinxia, Cotesia melitaearum and Hyposoter horticola (Hymenoptera) (Journal article)

    Kankare, M., Jensen, M. K., Kester, K. M., & Saccheri, I. J. (2004). Characterization of microsatellite loci in two primary parasitoids of the butterfly Melitaea cinxia, Cotesia melitaearum and Hyposoter horticola (Hymenoptera). Molecular Ecology Notes, 4(2), 231-233. doi:10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00626.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00626.x

    Genetics of checkerspot populations (Chapter)

    Saccheri, I., Boggs, C. L., Hanski, I., & Ehrlich, P. R. (2004). Genetics of checkerspot populations. In P. R. Ehrlich, & I. Hanski (Eds.), On the Wings of Checkerspots: A model system for population biology (pp. 199-218). New York: Oxford University Press.

    Molecular and ecological evidence for small-scale isolation by distance in an endangered damselfly, Coenagrion mercuriale. (Journal article)

    Watts, P. C., Rouquette, J. R., Saccheri, I. J., Kemp, S. J., & Thompson, D. J. (2004). Molecular and ecological evidence for small-scale isolation by distance in an endangered damselfly, Coenagrion mercuriale.. Molecular ecology, 13(10), 2931-2945. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294x.2004.02300.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294x.2004.02300.x

    Phylogeography of Aglais urticae (Lepidoptera) based on DNA sequences of the mitochondrial COI gene and control region. (Journal article)

    Vandewoestijne, S., Baguette, M., Brakefield, P. M., & Saccheri, I. J. (2004). Phylogeography of Aglais urticae (Lepidoptera) based on DNA sequences of the mitochondrial COI gene and control region.. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 31(2), 630-646. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2003.09.007

    DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2003.09.007

    Trinucleotide microsatellite loci for the peppered moth (Biston betularia) (Journal article)

    Daly, D., Waltham, K., Mulley, J., Watts, P. C., Rosin, A., Kemp, S. J., & Saccheri, I. J. (2004). Trinucleotide microsatellite loci for the peppered moth (Biston betularia). Molecular Ecology Notes, 4(2), 179-181. doi:10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00607.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00607.x

    2002

    Genetic differentiation between alternate-year cohorts of Xestia tecta (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) in Finnish Lapland. (Journal article)

    Kankare, M., Várkonyi, G., & Saccheri, I. (2002). Genetic differentiation between alternate-year cohorts of Xestia tecta (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) in Finnish Lapland.. Hereditas, 136(2), 169-176. doi:10.1034/j.1601-5223.2002.1360213.x

    DOI: 10.1034/j.1601-5223.2002.1360213.x

    Rapid spread of immigrant genomes into inbred populations. (Journal article)

    Saccheri, I. J., & Brakefield, P. M. (2002). Rapid spread of immigrant genomes into inbred populations.. Proceedings. Biological sciences, 269(1495), 1073-1078. doi:10.1098/rspb.2002.1963

    DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2002.1963

    2001

    Effective population size, reproductive success and sperm precedence in the butterfly, Bicyclus anynana , in captivity (Journal article)

    Brakefield, P. M., El Filali, E., Van Der Laan, R., Breuker, C. J., Saccheri, I. J., & Zwaan, B. (2001). Effective population size, reproductive success and sperm precedence in the butterfly, Bicyclus anynana, in captivity. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 14(1), 148-156. doi:10.1046/j.1420-9101.2001.00248.x

    DOI: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.2001.00248.x

    Effects of bottlenecks on quantitative genetic variation in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana. (Journal article)

    Saccheri, I. J., Nichols, R. A., & Brakefield, P. M. (2001). Effects of bottlenecks on quantitative genetic variation in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana.. Genetical research, 77(2), 167-181. doi:10.1017/s0016672301004906

    DOI: 10.1017/s0016672301004906

    (Journal article)

    Haikola, S., Fortelius, W., O'Hara, R. B., Kuussaari, M., Wahlberg, N., Saccheri, I. J., . . . Hanski, I. (2001). Unknown Title. Conservation Genetics, 2(4), 325-335. doi:10.1023/a:1012538329691

    DOI: 10.1023/a:1012538329691

    1999

    Inbreeding of bottlenecked butterfly populations. Estimation using the likelihood of changes in marker allele frequencies. (Journal article)

    Saccheri, I. J., Wilson, I. J., Nichols, R. A., Bruford, M. W., & Brakefield, P. M. (1999). Inbreeding of bottlenecked butterfly populations. Estimation using the likelihood of changes in marker allele frequencies.. Genetics, 151(3), 1053-1063.

    1998

    Allee Effect and Population Dynamics in the Glanville Fritillary Butterfly (Journal article)

    Kuussaari, M., Saccheri, I., Camara, M., & Hanski, I. (1998). Allee Effect and Population Dynamics in the Glanville Fritillary Butterfly. Oikos, 82(2), 384. doi:10.2307/3546980

    DOI: 10.2307/3546980

    Inbreeding and extinction in a butterfly metapopulation (Journal article)

    Saccheri, I., Kuussaari, M., Kankare, M., Vikman, P., Fortelius, W., & Hanski, I. (1998). Inbreeding and extinction in a butterfly metapopulation. Nature, 392(6675), 491-494. doi:10.1038/33136

    DOI: 10.1038/33136

    1996

    SEVERE INBREEDING DEPRESSION AND RAPID FITNESS REBOUND IN THE BUTTERFLYBICYCLUS ANYNANA(SATYRIDAE) (Journal article)

    Saccheri, I. J., Brakefield, P. M., & Nichols, R. A. (1996). SEVERE INBREEDING DEPRESSION AND RAPID FITNESS REBOUND IN THE BUTTERFLYBICYCLUS ANYNANA(SATYRIDAE). Evolution, 50(5), 2000-2013. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.1996.tb03587.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.1996.tb03587.x

    1994

    Gudelines in conservation genetics and the use of the population cage experiments with butterflies to investigate the effects of genetic drift and inbreeding (Journal article)

    Brakefield, P. M., & Saccheri, I. J. (1994). Gudelines in conservation genetics and the use of the population cage experiments with butterflies to investigate the effects of genetic drift and inbreeding. Conservation genetics, 165-179.

    1993

    DNA Fingerprinting in a Butterfly, Bicyclus anynana (Satyridae) (Journal article)

    Saccheri, I. J., & Bruford, M. W. (1993). DNA Fingerprinting in a Butterfly, Bicyclus anynana (Satyridae). Journal of Heredity, 84(3), 195-200. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.jhered.a111316

    DOI: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.jhered.a111316