Professor Stuart Piertney

Professor Stuart Piertney
Professor Stuart Piertney

Professor Stuart Piertney

Chair in Molecular Ecology and Evolution

About
Research

Research Overview

Research within the Piertney-Lab focuses on the interplay between evolutionary and ecological dynamics in natural populations. From an eco-to-evo perspective, I examine how different ecological, environmental and behavioural processes drive microevolution, adaptation and speciation. Then from an evo-to-eco perspective, I link how genetic diversity affects individual fitness, population dynamics, ecosystem function and population persistence.

Studies have either a gene-centric focus, examining candidate genes of known ecological importance and adaptive significance (e.g. MHC, MC1R, IFN), or exploit next-generation 'omics technologies to gain a more holistic understanding of adaptation and genome-wide responses to environmental and ecological change.

 

Current Research

  • Piezophilic adaptation in deep-ocean amphipods (NERC).
  • The genomic landscape of speciation and adaptive variation in the intertidal isopod Jaera albifrons (NERC).
  • Emergence, spread and persistence of maine invasive non-native species (with Marine Scotland Science, and South Atlantic Environment Research Institute).
  • Genome-wide responses to demographic perturbation in insular populations of water voles (BBSRC)
  • PolyExESS - Extreme environment simulation system for experimental evolution (NERC).
  • The ecology, evolution and epidemiology of zoonotic pathogens in fragmented multi-host populations (BBSRC).
  • The epigenomic landscape of maternal effects in the soil mite Sancassania berlesei (NERC).

Supervision

Maria Kamouyiaros - Mitochondrial DNA variation in the invasive tunicate Didemnum vexillum. 

Nathan Loustalot -  Next-generation DNA approaches to biodiversity monitoring during oil and gas decommissioning.

Eleanor Stroud - Causes and consequences of microbiome variation in the fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis).

Anna Wawer -  Immunogenic status of salmonid populations in Scotland.

Amy Guest - Sub tidal ecology of the Falkland Islands – a biogeographical comparison with the Straits of Magellan and the Beagle Channel.

Teaching
Publications

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  • Surviving winter on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau: Pikas suppress energy demands and exploit yak feces to survive winter

    Speakman, J. R., Chi, Q., Ołdakowski, ?., Fu, H., Fletcher, Q. E., Hambly, C., Togo, J., Liu, X., Piertney, S. B., Wang, X., Zhang, L., Redman, P., Wang, L., Tang, G., Li, Y., Cui, J., Thomson, P. J., Wang, Z., Glover, P., Robertson, O. C., Zhang, Y., Wang, D.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 118, no. 30, e2100707118
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Scavenging amphipods from the Wallaby-Zenith Fracture Zone: Extending the hadal paradigm beyond subduction trenches

    Weston, J. N., Peart, R. A., Stewart, H. A., Ritchie, H., Piertney, S. B., Linley, T. D., Jamieson, A. J.
    Marine Biology, vol. 168, no. 1, 1
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Extended Pelagic Life in a Bathybenthic Octopus

    Villanueva, R., Laptikhovsky, V. V., Piertney, S. B., Fernández-Álvarez, F. ?., Collins, M. A., Ablett, J. D., Escánez, A.
    Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 7, 561125
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Microplastics and synthetic particles ingested by deep-sea amphipods in six of the deepest marine ecosystems on Earth

    Jamieson, A. J., Brooks, L. S., Reid, W. D., Piertney, S. B., Narayanaswamy, B. E., Linley, T. D.
    Royal Society Open Science, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 1-11
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Author Correction: Signatures of balancing selection in toll-like receptor (TLRs) genes – novel insights from a free-living rodent (Scientific Reports, (2018), 8, 1, (8361), 10.1038/s41598-018-26672-2)

    Kloch, A., Wenzel, M. A., Laetsch, D. R., Michalski, O., Bajer, A., Behnke, J. M., Welc-Falęciak, R., Piertney, S. B.
    Scientific Reports, vol. 9, 7394
    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
  • Parasite-mediated selection in red grouse--consequences for population dynamics and mate choice

    MARTINEZ-PADILLA, J., WENZEL, M., MOUGEOT, F., PEREZ-RODRIGUEZ, L., PIERTNEY, S., REDPATH, S.
    Wildlife Disease Ecology: Linking Theory to Data and Application, pp. 296-320
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Heat-shock protein adaptation in abyssal and hadal amphipods

    Ritchie, H., Jamieson, A. J., Piertney, S. B.
    Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, vol. 155, pp. 61-69
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Microbiome composition within a sympatric species complex of intertidal isopods (Jaera albifrons)

    Wenzel, M. A., Douglas, A., Piertney, S. B.
    PloS ONE, vol. 13, no. 8, e0202212
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Mixed leptospira infections in a diverse reservoir host community, Madagascar, 2013–2015

    Moseley, M., Rahelinirina, S., Rajerison, M., Garin, B., Piertney, S., Telfer, S.
    Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 1138-1140
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Signatures of balancing selection in toll-like receptor (TLRs) genes – novel insights from a free-living rodent

    Kloch, A., Wenzel, M. A., Laetsch, D. R., Michalski, O., Bajer, A., Behnke, J. M., Welc-Falȩciak, R., Piertney, S. B.
    Scientific Reports, vol. 8, 8361
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Estimating demographic contributions to effective population size in an age-structured wild population experiencing environmental and demographic stochasticity

    Trask, A. E., Bignal, E. M., McCracken, D. I., Piertney, S. B., Reid, J. M.
    Journal of Animal Ecology, vol. 86, no. 5, pp. 1082-1093
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Genome size variation in deep-sea amphipods

    Ritchie, H., Jamieson, A. J., Piertney, S. B.
    Royal Society Open Science, vol. 4, pp. 1-9
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants in the deepest ocean fauna

    Jamieson, A. J., Malkocs, T., Piertney, S. B., Fujii, T., Zhang, Z.
    Nature Ecology & Evolution, vol. 1, 0051
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Population genetic structure of two congeneric deep-sea amphipod species from geographically isolated hadal trenches in the Pacific Ocean

    Ritchie, H., Jamieson, A. J., Piertney, S. B.
    Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, vol. 119, pp. 50-57
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Phylogeography of Rattus norvegicus in the South Atlantic Ocean

    Hingston, M., Poncet, S., Passfield, K., Tabak, M. A., Gabriel, S. I., Piertney, S. B., Russell, J. C.
    Differentiation: Research in Biological Diversity, vol. 8, no. 4, 32
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The compensatory potential of increased immigration following intensive American mink population control is diluted by male-biased dispersal

    Oliver, M. K., Piertney, S. B., Zalewski, A., Melero, Y., Lambin, X.
    Biological Invasions, vol. 18, pp. 3047-3061
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Evidence of the phenotypic expression of a lethal recessive allele under inbreeding in a wild population of conservation concern

    Trask, A. E., Bignal, E. M., McCracken, D. I., Monaghan, P., Piertney, S. B., Reid, J. M.
    Journal of Animal Ecology, vol. 85, no. 4, pp. 879-891
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Isolation and Characterization of Microsatellite DNA Markers in the Deep-Sea Amphipod Paralicella tenuipes by Illumina MiSeq Sequencing

    Ritchie, H., Jamieson, A. J., Piertney, S. B.
    Journal of Heredity, vol. 107, no. 4, pp. 367-371
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Adaptive and neutral genetic differentiation among Scottish and endangered Irish red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica)

    Meyer-Lucht, Y., Mulder, K. P., James, M. C., McMahon, B. J., Buckley, K., Piertney, S. B., Höglund, J.
    Conservation Genetics, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 615-630
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Harvested populations are more variable only in more variable environments

    Cameron, T. C., O'Sullivan, D., Reynolds, A., Hicks, J. P., Piertney, S. B., Benton, T. G.
    Ecology and Evolution, vol. 6, no. 12, pp. 4179-4191
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Resolving patterns of population genetic and phylogeographic structure to inform control and eradication initiatives for brown rats Rattus norvegicus on South Georgia

    Piertney, S. B., Black, A., Watt, L., Christie, D., Poncet, S., Collins, M. A.
    Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 332-339
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Morphological and ontogenetic stratification of abyssal and hadal Eurythenes gryllus sensu lato (Amphipoda:Lysianassoidea) from the Peru-Chile Trench

    Eustace, R. M., Ritchie, H., Kilgallen, N. M., Piertney, S. B., Jamieson, A. J.
    Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, vol. 109, pp. 91-98
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The role of parasite-driven selection in shaping landscape genomic structure in red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica)

    Wenzel, M. A., Douglas, A., James, M. C., Redpath, S. M., Piertney, S. B.
    Molecular Ecology, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 324-341
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) Class II sequence polymorphism in long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas) from the North Atlantic

    Monteiro, S. S., Vingada, J. V., Lopez, A., Pierce, G. J., Ferreira, M., Brownlow, A., Mikkelsen, B., Niemeyer, M., Deaville, R. J., Eira, C., Piertney, S.
    Marine Biology Research, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 595-607
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Connectivity and Dispersal Patterns of Protected Biogenic Reefs: Implications for the Conservation of Modiolus modiolus (L.) in the Irish Sea

    Gormley, K., Mackenzie, C., Robins, P., Coscia, I., Cassidy, A., James, J., Hull, A., Piertney, S., Sanderson, W., Porter, J.
    PloS ONE, vol. 10, no. 12, e0143337
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Phylogenetic relationships among hadal amphipods of the Superfamily Lysianassoidea: Implications for taxonomy and biogeography

    Ritchie, H., Jamieson, A. J., Piertney, S. B.
    Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, vol. 105, pp. 119-131
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Gene dynamics of toll-like receptor 4 through a population bottleneck in an insular population of water voles (Arvicola amphibius)

    Gavan, M. K., Oliver, M. K., Douglas, A., Piertney, S. B.
    Conservation Genetics, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 1181-1193
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Long-finned pilot whale population diversity and structure in Atlantic waters assessed through biogeochemical and genetic markers

    Monteiro, S. S., Mendez-Fernandez, P., Piertney, S., Moffat, C. F., Ferreira, M., Vingada, J. V., Lopez, A., Brownlow, A., Jepson, P., Mikkelsen, B., Niemeyer, M., Carvalho, J. C., Pierce, G. J.
    Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 536, pp. 243-257
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Genome-wide association and genome partitioning reveal novel genomic regions underlying variation in gastrointestinal nematode burden in a wild bird

    Wenzel, M. A., James, M. C., Douglas, A., Piertney, S. B.
    Molecular Ecology, vol. 24, no. 16, pp. 4175-4192
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • In silico identification and characterisation of 17 polymorphic anonymous non-coding sequence markers (ANMs) for red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica)

    Wenzel, M. A., Piertney, S. B.
    Conservation Genetics Resources, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 319-323
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Digging for gold nuggets: uncovering novel candidate genes for variation in gastrointestinal nematode burden in a wild bird species

    Wenzel, M. A., Piertney, S. B.
    Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 807-825
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Identification and characterisation of 17 polymorphic candidate genes for response to parasitic nematode (Trichostrongylus tenuis) infection in red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica)

    Wenzel, M. A., Webster, L. M. I., Paterson, S., Piertney, S. B.
    Conservation Genetics Resources, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 23-28
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Roosting habits of Daubenton's bat (Myotis daubentonii) during reproduction differs between adjacent river valleys

    Ngamprasertwong, T., Piertney, S. B., Mackie, I., Racey, P. A.
    Acta Chiropterologica, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 337-347
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Fine-scale population epigenetic structure in relation to gastrointestinal parasite load in red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica)

    Wenzel, M. A., Piertney, S. B.
    Molecular Ecology, vol. 23, no. 17, pp. 4256-4273
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A genetic screen of the island races of Wren Troglodytes troglodytes in the North-east Atlantic

    Shannon, T. J., McGowan, R. Y., Zonfrillo, B., Piertney, S., Collinson, J. M.
    Bird Study, vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 135-142
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics: Experiments in a Model System

    Cameron, T. C., Plaistow, S., Mugabo, M., Piertney, S. B., Benton, T. G.
    Advances in Ecological Research. MoyaLarano, J., Rowntree, J., Woodward, G. (eds.). Elsevier Academic Press, pp. 171-206, 36 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Population genetic structure of the abyssal grenadier (Coryphaenoides armatus) around the mid-Atlantic ridge

    Ritchie, H., Cousins, N. J., Cregeen, S. J., Piertney, S. B.
    Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, vol. 98, no. B, pp. 431-437
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Using population genetic structure of an invasive mammal to target control efforts: an example of the American mink in Scotland

    Fraser, E. J., Macdonald, D. W., Oliver, M. K., Piertney, S., Lambin, X.
    Biological Conservation, vol. 167, pp. 35-42
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Corrigendum to Cameron et al. 2013

    Cameron, T. C., O'Sullivan, D., Reynolds, A., Piertney, S. B., Benton, T. G.
    Ecology Letters, vol. 16, no. 10, pp. 1330-1330
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The supergiant amphipod Alicella gigantea (Crustacea: Alicellidae) from hadal depths in the Kermadec Trench, SW Pacific Ocean

    Jamieson, A. J., Lacey, N. C., Loerz, A. -., Rowden, A. A., Piertney, S. B.
    Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, vol. 92, pp. 107-113
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A systematic review of phenotypic responses to between-population outbreeding

    Whitlock, R., Stewart, G. B., Goodman, S. J., Piertney, S. B., Butlin, R. K., Pullin, A. S., Burke, T.
    Environmental Evidence, vol. 2, 13
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Eco-evolutionary dynamics in response to selection on life-history

    Cameron, T. C., O'Sullivan, D., Reynolds, A., Piertney, S. B., Benton, T. G.
    Ecology Letters, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 754-763
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Individual variation in dispersal associated with phenotype influences fine-scale genetic structure in weasels

    McDevitt, A. D., Oliver, M. K., Piertney, S. B., Szafranska, P. A., Konarzewski, M., Zub, K.
    Conservation Genetics, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 499-509
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A transcriptomic investigation of handicap models in sexual selection

    Wenzel, M. A., Webster, L. M. I., Paterson, S., Mougeot, F., Martinez-Padilla, J., Piertney, S. B.
    Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 221-234
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Pronounced genetic structure and low genetic diversity in European red-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) populations

    Wenzel, M. A., Webster, L. M. I., Blanco, G., Burgess, M. D., Kerbiriou, C., Segelbacher, G., Piertney, S. B., Reid, J. M.
    Conservation Genetics, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 1213-1230
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Disease transmission in an extreme environment: nematode parasites infect reindeer during the Arctic winter

    Carlsson, A. M., Irvine, K. J., Wilson, K., Piertney, S. B., Halvorsen, O., Coulson, S. J., Stien, A., Albon, S. D.
    International Journal for Parasitology, vol. 42, no. 8, pp. 789-795
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Selection maintains MHC diversity through a natural population bottleneck

    Oliver, M. K., Piertney, S. B.
    Molecular Biology and Evolution, vol. 29, no. 7, pp. 1713-1720
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Genetic variation among endangered Irish red grouse (Lagopus lagopus hibernicus) populations: implications for conservation and management

    McMahon, B. J., Johansson, M. P., Piertney, S. B., Buckley, K., Hoglund, J.
    Conservation Genetics, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 639-647
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Impacts of climate, host and landscape factors on Culicoides species in Scotland

    Purse, B. V., Falconer, D., Sullivan, M. J., Carpenter, S., Mellor, P. S., Piertney, S. B., Mordue (Luntz), A. J., Albon, S., Gunn, G. J., Blackwell, A.
    Medical and Veterinary Entomology, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 168-177
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Environmental and genetic influences on body mass and resting metabolic rates (RMR) in a natural population of weasel Mustela nivalis

    Zub, K., Piertney, S., Szafranska, P. A., Konarzewski, M.
    Molecular Ecology, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 1283-1293
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Isolation and characterisation of 17 microsatellite loci for the red-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)

    Wenzel, M. A., Webster, L. M. I., Segelbacher, G., Reid, J. M., Piertney, S. B.
    Conservation Genetics Resources, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 737-740
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Fine-scale genetic structure of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Atlantic coastal waters of the Iberian Peninsula

    Fernandez, R., Santos, M. B., Pierce, G. J., Llavona, A., Lopez, A., Silva, M. A., Ferreira, M., Carrillo, M., Cermeno, P., Lens, S., Piertney, S. B.
    Hydrobiologia, vol. 670, no. 1, pp. 111-125
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Survey and management of mussel Mytilus species in Scotland

    Dias, P. J., Piertney, S. B., Snow, M., Davies, I. M.
    Hydrobiologia, vol. 670, no. 1, pp. 127-140
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Frontiers in host-parasite ecology and evolution

    Paterson, S., Piertney, S. B.
    Molecular Ecology, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 869-871
    Contributions to Journals: Literature Reviews
  • Identification of genes responding to nematode infection in red grouse

    Webster, L. M. I., Mello, L. V., Mougeot, F., Martinez-Padilla, J., Paterson, S., Piertney, S. B.
    Molecular Ecology Resources, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 305-313
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Spatial association of nest construction by brown trout Salmo trutta

    Youngson, A. F., Piertney, S. B., Thorley, J. L., Malcolm, I. A., Soulsby, C.
    Journal of Fish Biology, vol. 78, no. 3, pp. 713-725
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Transcriptomic response of red grouse to gastro-intestinal nematode parasites and testosterone: implications for population dynamics

    Webster, L. M. I., Paterson, S., Mougeot, F., Martinez-Padilla, J., Piertney, S. B.
    Molecular Ecology, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 920-931
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Genetic differentiation among North Atlantic killer whale populations

    Foote, A. D., Vilstrup, J. T., de Stephanis, R., Verborgh, P., Nielsen, S. C. A., Deaville, R., Kleivane, L., Martin, V., Miller, P. J. O., Oien, N., Perez-Gil, M., Rasmussen, M., Reid, R. J., Robertson, K. M., Rogan, E., Similae, T., Tejedor, M. L., Vester, H., Vikingsson, G. A., Willerslev, E., Gilbert, M. T. P., Piertney, S. B.
    Molecular Ecology, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 629-641
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Beyond splitting hares and rabbiting on about major histocompatibility complex complexity

    Oliver, M., Piertney, S.
    Molecular Ecology, vol. 19, no. 19, pp. 4099-4101
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Corrigendum: Physiological stress links parasites to carotenoid-based colour signals (vol 23, pg 643, 2010)

    Mougeot, F., Martinez-Padilla, J., Bortolotti, G. R., Webster, L. M. I., Piertney, S. B.
    Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 23, no. 7, pp. 1579
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Testing the interactive effects of testosterone and parasites on carotenoid-based ornamentation in a wild bird

    Martinez-Padilla, J., Mougeot, F., Webster, L. M. I., Perez-Rodriguez, L., Piertney, S. B.
    Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 902-913
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Characterising functionally important and ecologically meaningful genetic diversity using a candidate gene approach

    Piertney, S. B., Webster, L. M. I.
    Genetica, vol. 138, no. 4, pp. 419-432
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Physiological stress links parasites to carotenoid-based colour signals

    Mougeot, F., Martinez-Padilla, J., Bortolotti, G. R., Webster, L. M. I., Piertney, S. B.
    Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 643-650
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Oxidative stress and the effect of parasites on a carotenoid-based ornament

    Mougeot, F. R., Martinez-Padilla, J., Blount, J. D., Perez-Rodriguez, L., Webster, L., Piertney, S. B.
    Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 213, no. 3, pp. 400-407
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Ecological, morphological and genetic divergence of sympatric North Atlantic killer whale populations

    Foote, A. D., Newton, J., Piertney, S. B., Willerslev, E., Gilbert, M. T. P.
    Molecular Ecology, vol. 18, no. 24, pp. 5207-5217
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Mytilus species under rope culture in Scotland: implications for management

    Simoes Dias, P. J., Bland, M., Shanks, A. M., Beaumont, A., Piertney, S. B., Davies, I. M., Snow, M.
    Aquaculture International, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 437-448
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The development of a molecular assay to distinguish droppings of black grouse Tetrao tetrix from those of capercaillie Tetrao urogallus and red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus

    A'Hara, S. W., Hancock, M., Piertney, S. B., Cottrell, J. E.
    Wildlife Biology, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 328-337
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Phylogenetic analysis indicates that Culicoides dewulfi should not be considered part of the Culicoides obsoletus complex

    Schwenkenbecher, J., Mordue, A. J., Piertney, S. B.
    Bulletin of Entomological Research, vol. 99, no. 4, pp. 371-375
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Discrimination of Culicoides Midge Larvae Using Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction Assays Based on DNA Sequence Variation at the Mitochondrial Cytochrome C Oxidase I Gene

    Schwenkenbecher, J. M., Mordue(Luntz), A. J., Switek, K., Piertney, S. B.
    Journal of Medical Entomology, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 610-614
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Landscape barriers reduce gene flow in an invasive carnivore: geographical and local genetic structure of American mink in Scotland

    Zalewski, A., Piertney, S. B., Zalewska, H., Lambin, X.
    Molecular Ecology, vol. 18, no. 8, pp. 1601-1615
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Physiological stress mediates the honesty of social signals

    Bortolotti, G. R., Mougeot, F., Martinez-Padilla, J., Webster, L. M. I., Piertney, S. B.
    PloS ONE, vol. 4, no. 3, e4893
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Honest sexual signalling mediated by parasite and testosterone effects on oxidative balance

    Mougeot, F., Martinez-Padilla, J., Webster, L. M., Blount, J. D., Perez-Rodriguez, L., Piertney, S. B.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B, Biological Sciences, vol. 276, no. 1659, pp. 1093-1100
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) heterozygote superiority to natural multi-parasite infections in the water vole (Arvicola terrestris)

    Oliver, M. K., Telfer, S. E., Piertney, S. B.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B, Biological Sciences, vol. 276, no. 1659, pp. 1119-1128
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Spatio-temporal variation in the strength and mode of selection acting on major histocompatibility complex diversity in water vole (Arvicola terrestris) metapopulations

    Oliver, M. K., Lambin, X., Cornulier, T., Piertney, S. B.
    Molecular Ecology, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 80-92
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Development of a real-time PCR assay for detection of Mytilus species specific alleles: Application to a sampling survey in Scotland

    Dias, P. J., Sollelis, L., Cook, E. J., Piertney, S. B., Davies, I. M., Snow, M.
    Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 367, no. 2, pp. 253-258
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Incursion and range expansion in the bluetongue vector Culicoides imicola in the Mediterranean basin: a phylogeographic analysis

    Nolan, D. V., Dallas, J. F., Piertney, S. B., Mordue (Luntz), A. J.
    Medical and Veterinary Entomology, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 340-351
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Mussel aquaculture in Scotland: managing mixed species Mytilus cultivation

    Dias, P. J., Bland, M., Shanks, A. M., Beaumont, A., Piertney, S., Davies, I., Snow, M.
    Journal of shellfish research, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 1003
    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
  • Spatial distribution of mitochondrial and microsatellite DNA variation in Daubenton's bat within Scotland

    Ngamprasertwong, T., Mackie, I. J., Racey, P. A., Piertney, S. B.
    Molecular Ecology, vol. 17, no. 14, pp. 3243-3258
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Temporal changes in kin structure through a population cycle in a territorial bird, the red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus

    Piertney, S. B., Lambin, X., Maccoll, A. D. C., Lock, K., Bacon, P. J., Dallas, J. F., Leckie, F., Mougeot, F., Racey, P. A., Redpath, S., Moss, R.
    Molecular Ecology, vol. 17, no. 10, pp. 2544-2551
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Phylogeography of the European capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) and its implications for conservation

    Segelbacher, G., Piertney, S.
    Journal of Ornithology, vol. 148, no. 2 Suppl., pp. 269-274
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Rapid diagnostic PCR assays for members of the Culicoides obsoletus and Culicoides pulicaris species complexes, implicated vectors of bluetongue virus in Europe

    Nolan, D. V., Carpenter, S., Barber, J., Mellor, P. S., Dallas, J. F., Mordue, A. J. (., Piertney, S. B.
    Veterinary Microbiology, vol. 124, no. 1-2, pp. 82-94
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Inferring local adaptation from Q(ST)-F(ST) comparisons: neutral genetic and quantitative trait variation in European populations of great snipe

    Saether, S. A., Fiske, P., Kalas, J. A., Kuresoo, A., Luigujoe, L., Piertney, S. B., Sahlman, T., Hoglund, J.
    Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 1563-1576
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Microsatellite DNA polymorphism confirms reproductive isolation and reveals differences in population genetic structure of cryptic pipistrelle bat species

    Racey, P. A., Barratt, E. M., Burland, T. M., Deaville, R., Gotelli, D., Jones, G., Piertney, S. B.
    Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 90, no. 3, pp. 539-550
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Absence of spatial and temporal genetic differentiation at microsatellite loci in north east Atlantic anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius)

    O'Sullivan, M., Wright, P. J., Verspoor, E., Knox, D., Piertney, S.
    Journal of Fish Biology, vol. 69, no. Supplement SC, pp. 261
    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
  • Avian conservation genetics in the era of genomics

    Piertney, S.
    Journal of Ornithology, vol. 147, no. Suppl. 1, pp. 17-18
    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
  • Widespread gene flow and high genetic variability in populations of water voles Arvicola terrestris in patchy habitats

    Aars, J., Dallas, J. F., Piertney, S. B., Marshall, F., Gow, J. L., Telfer, S., Lambin, X.
    Molecular Ecology, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 1455-1466
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Elevated spring testosterone increases parasite intensity in male red grouse

    Mougeot, F., Redpath, S. M., Piertney, S. B.
    Behavioral Ecology, vol. 17, pp. 117-125
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Isolation and characterization of a MHC class II DRB locus in the European water vole (Arvicola terrestris)

    Oliver, M. K., Piertney, S. B.
    Immunogenetics, vol. 58, no. 5-6, pp. 390-395
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The evolutionary ecology of the major histocompatibility complex

    Piertney, S. B., Oliver, M. K.
    Heredity, vol. 96, pp. 721
    Contributions to Journals: Literature Reviews
  • Separating behavioral and physiological mechanisms in testosterone-mediated trade-offs

    Mougeot, F., Redpath, S. M., Piertney, S. B., Hudson, P. J.
    The American Naturalist, vol. 166, no. 2, pp. 158-168
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Phylogeographic structure and postglacial evolutionary history of water voles (Arvicola terrestris) in the United Kingdom

    Piertney, S. B., Stewart, W. A., Lambin, X., Telfer, S., Aars, J., Dallas, J. F.
    Molecular Ecology, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 1435-1444
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • DNA-based identification of salmonid prey species in seal faeces

    Parsons, K. M., Piertney, S. B., Middlemas, S. J., Hammond, P. S., Armstrong, J. D.
    Journal of Zoology, vol. 266, pp. 275-281
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Testosterone, immunocompetence, and honest sexual signaling in male red grouse

    Mougeot, F., Irvine, J. R., Seivwright, L., Redpath, S., Piertney, S. B.
    Behavioral Ecology, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 930-937
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Comparison of the cost of short flights in a nectarivorous and a non-nectarivorous bird

    Hambly, C., Pinshow, B., Wiersma, P., Verhulst, S., Piertney, S. B., Harper, E. J., Speakman, J. R.
    Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 207, no. 22, pp. 3959-3968
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Characterisation and PCR multiplexing of novel highly variable tetranucleotide Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) microsatellites

    Paterson, S., Piertney, S. B., Knox, D. J., Gilbey, J., Verspoor, E.
    Molecular Ecology Notes, vol. 4, pp. 160-162
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Inferring patterns and process in small mammal metapopulations: insights from ecological and genetic data

    Lambin, X., Aars, J., Piertney, S. B., Telfer, S.
    Ecology, genetics and evolution in metapopulations, (eds Hanski I & Gaggiotti O), Elsevier, pp. 515-540, 25 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Parentage assignment detects frequent and large-scale dispersal in water voles

    Telfer, S., Piertney, S., Dallas, J., Stewart, W., Marshall, F., Gow, J., Lambin, X.
    Molecular Ecology, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 1939-1949
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Anopheles gambiae collagen IV genes: cloning, phylogeny and midgut expression associated with blood feeding and Plasmodium infection.

    Gare, D. C., Piertney, S. B., Billingsley, P. F.
    International Journal for Parasitology, vol. 33, pp. 681-690
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Demographic and genetic structure of fossorial water voles (Arvicola terrestris) on Scottish islands

    Telfer, S., Dallas, J. F., Aars, J., Piertney, S. B., Stewart, W. A., Lambin, X.
    Journal of Zoology, vol. 259, pp. 23-29
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Major histocompatibility complex B-LB gene variation in red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus)

    Piertney, S. B.
    Wildlife Biology, vol. 9, pp. 251-259
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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