The MacColl Lab

University of Nottingham



Magalhaes, I.S.; Whiting, J.R.; D'Agostino, D.; Hohenlohe, P.A.; Mahmud, M.; Bell, M.A.; Skulason, S. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2021) Intercontinental genomic parallelism in multiple three-spined stickleback adaptive radiations. Nature Ecology & Evolution. PDF

Dean, L.L; Dunstan, H.R.; Reddish, A. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2021) Courtship behavior, nesting microhabitat, and assortative mating in sympatric stickleback species pairs. Ecology & Evolution. 11: 1741-1755. PDF

Young, S.; Fenn, J.; Arriero. E,; Lowe, A., Poulin, B.; MacColl, A.D.C. & Bradley, J.E. (2020) Relationships between immune gene expression and circulating cytokine levels in wild house mice. Ecology & Evolution. 10: 13860-13871. PDF

Whiting, J.R.; Mahmud, M.A.; Bradley, J.E. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2020) Prior exposure to long-day photoperiods alters immune responses and increases susceptibility to parasitic infection in stickleback. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. 287: 20201017. PDF

Dean, L.L; Magalhaes, I.S.; Foote, A.; D'Agostino, D.; McGowan, S. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2019) Admixture between ancient lineages, selection, and the formation of sympatric stickleback species-pairs. Mol. Biol. Evol. 36: 2481-2497. PDF

Xie, K.T.; Wang, G.; Thompson, A.C.; Wucherpfennig, J.I.; Reimchen, T.E.; MacColl, A.D.C.; Schluter, D.; Bell, M.A.; Vasquez, K.M. & Kingsley, D.M. (2019) DNA fragility in the parallel evolution of pelvic reduction in stickleback fish. Science. 363: 81-84. PDF

Siepielski, A.; Morrissey, M.B.; ...(17 others) & MacColl, A.D.C. (2017) Climate variation shapes natural selection in the wild. Science. 355: 959-962. PDF

Dean, L.L; Robertson, S.; Mahmud, M. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2019) Internal embryonic development in a non-copulatory, egg-laying teleost, the three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus. Sci. Rep. 9: 2395. PDF

Taylor, C.H.; Young, S.; Fenn, J.; Lamb, A.L.; Lowe, A.E., Poulin, B.; MacColl, A.D.C. & Bradley, J.E. (2019) Immune state is associated with natural dietary variation in wild mice Mus musculus domesticus. Func. Ecol. online early. PDF

Haenel, Q.; Roesti, R.; Moser, D.; MacColl, A.D.C. & Berner, D. (2019) Predictable genome-wide sorting of standing genetic variation during parallel adaptation to basic versus acidic environments in stickleback fish. Evol. Lett. 3: 28-42. PDF

Whiting, J.R.; Magalhaes, I.S.; Robertson, S.; D’Agostino, D.; Bradley, J.E. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2018) A genetics-based approach confirms immune associations with life history across multiple populations of an aquatic vertebrate (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Mol. Ecol. 27: 3174-3191. PDF

Singkam, A.R. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2018) Otolith development in wild populations of stickleback: Jones & Hynes method does not apply to most populations. J. Fish Biol. 93: 272-281. PDF

Heward, C.J.; Andrew N. Hoodless,A.N.; Conway, G.J.; Fuller, R.J.; MacColl, A.D.C. & Aebischer, N.J. (2018) Habitat correlates of Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola abundance in a declining resident population. J. Ornithology 31: 1-9. PDF

Caruso, C.M.; Martin, R.A.; Sletvold, N.; Morrissey, M.B.; Wade, M.J.; Augustine, K.E.; Carlson, S.M.; MacColl, A.D.C.; Siepielski, A.M. & Kingsolver, J.G. (2017) What are the environmental determinants of phenotypic selection? A meta-analysis of experimental studies. Am. Nat. 190: 363-376. PDF

Mahmud, M.A.; Bradley, J.E. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2017) Abiotic environmental variation drives virulence evolution in a fish host-parasite geographic mosaic. Func. Ecol. 31: 1-9. PDF

Robertson, S.; Bradley, J.E. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2017) Eda haplotypes in three-spined stickleback are associated with variation in immune gene expression. Scientific Reports, 7: 42677. PDF

Robertson, S.; Bradley, J.E. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2017) Host-parasite adaptation and the immune response in three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) infected with Gyrodactylus. Fish & Shellfish Immunol. 60: 275-281. PDF

Young, R. E. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2016) Spatial and temporal variation in macroparasite communities of three-spined stickleback. Parasitology, 144: 436-449. PDF

El Nagar, A. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2016) Parasites contribute to ecologically dependent postmating isolation in the adaptive radiation of three-spined stickleback. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. 283: 1-7. PDF

Magalhaes, I.S., D’Agostino, D., Hohenlohe, P.A. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2016) The ecology of an adaptive radiation of three-spined stickleback from North Uist, Scotland. Mol. Ecol. 25: 4319-4336. PDF

Robertson, S.; Bradley, J.E. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2016) Measuring the immune system of the three-spined stickleback - investigating natural variation by quantifying immune expression in the laboratory and the wild. Mol. Ecol. Res. 16: 701-713. PDF

Robertson, S.; Bradley, J.E. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2016) Parallelism and divergence in immune responses: a comparison of expression levels in two lakes. Evol. Ecol. Res. 17: 263-278. PDF

Rahn, A.K.; Krassmann, J.; Tsobanidis, K.; MacColl, A.D.C. & Bakker, T.C.M. (2016) Strong neutral genetic differentiation in a host, but not in its parasite. Infect. Genet. Evol. 44: 261-271. PDF

Rahn, A.K.; Esser, E.; Reher, S.; Ihlow, F.; MacColl, A.D.C. & Bakker, T.C.M. (2016) Distribution of common stickleback parasites on North Uist, Scotland, in relation to ecology and host traits. Zoology 119: 395-402. PDF

Wilfred, P. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2016) Status of wildlife at trophy hunting sites in the Ugalla Game Reserve of Western Tanzania. Tropical Conservation Science 9: 1940082916667336. PDF

Wilfred, P. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2015) Local perspectives on factors influencing the extent of wildlife poaching for bushmeat in a game reserve, western Tanzania. Int. J. Cons. Sci. 6: 99-110. PDF

MacColl, A.D.C., (2014) Directional Selection. Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology Ed. J. Losos. New York: Oxford University Press. PDF

MacColl, A.D.C. & Aucott, B. (2014) Inappropriate analysis does not reveal the ecological causes of evolution of stickleback armour: a critique of Spence et al. 2013. Ecology and Evolution 4: 3509-3513.

MacColl, A.D.C.,, du Feu, C.R. & Wain, S.P. (2014) Significant effects of season and bird age on use of coppice woodland by songbirds. Ibis. 156: 561-575. PDF

Wilfred, P. & MacColl, A.D.C., (2014) The pattern of poaching signs in Ugalla Game Reserve, western Tanzania. Afr. J. Ecol. 52: 543-551. PDF

Wilfred, P. & MacColl, A.D.C., (2014) Legal subsistence hunting trends in the Ugalla ecosystem of western Tanzania. Eur. J. Wildl. Res. 60: 371-376. PDF

MacColl, A.D.C., Stevenson, I.R. & Richardson, D.S. (2012) Melanocortin-1-receptor (MC1R) variation is not associated with parasite burdens in a neotropical bird, the bananaquit (Coereba flaveola). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 108: 882-888. PDF

MacColl, A.D.C., El Nagar, A. & De Roij J. (2012) The evolutionary ecology of dwarfism in three-spined sticklebacks. J. Anim. Ecol. 82: 642-652. PDF

De Roij J. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2012) Consistent differences in macroparasite community composition among three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus L.) populations. Parasitology. 139: 1478-1491. PDF

MacColl, A.D.C. (2012) The story of O: reply to Moya-Laraño. Trends Ecol. Evol. 27: 140-140. PDF

MacColl, A.D.C. (2011) The ecological causes of evolution. Trends Ecol. Evol. 26: 514-522. F1000. Most downloaded new paper in TREE in 2011. PDF

MacColl, A.D.C. & Chapman, S.J. (2011) A benthic predatory fish does not cause selection on armour traits in three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus (Gasterosteiformes: Gasterosteidae). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 104: 877-885. PDF

De Roij J., Harris P.D. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2011) Divergent resistance to a monogenean flatworm among three-spined stickleback populations. Func. Ecol. 25: 217-226. PDF

MacColl, A.D.C. & Chapman, S.J. (2010) Parasites can cause selection against migrants following dispersal between environments. Func. Ecol. 24: 847-856. PDF

Wilfred, P. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2010) Income sources and their relation to wildlife poaching in Ugalla ecosystem, Western Tanzania. Afr. J. Env. Sci. Tech. 4: 886-896. PDF

MacColl, A.D.C. (2009) Parasites may contribute to 'magic trait' evolution in the adaptive radiation of three-spined sticklebacks, Gasterosteus aculeatus (Gasterosteiformes: Gasterosteidae). Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 96: 425-433. PDF

MacColl, A.D.C. (2009) Parasite burdens differ between sympatric three-spined stickleback species. Ecography. 32: 153-160. PDF

Piertney S.B., Lambin X., MacColl A.D.C. et al. (2008) Temporal changes in kin structure through a population cycle in a territorial bird, the red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus. Mol. Ecol., 17: 2544-51. PDF

Ruckstuhl, K.E., Manica, A., MacColl, A.D.C., Pilkington, J.G. & Clutton-Brock, T.H. (2006) The effects of castration, sex ratio and population density on social segregation and habitat use in Soay sheep. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 59: 694-703. PDF

MacColl, A.D.C. & Hatchwell, B.J. (2004) Determinants of lifetime fitness in a cooperative breeder, the long-tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus. J. Anim. Ecol. 73: 1137-1148. PDF

Hatchwell, B.J., Russell, A.F., MacColl, A.D.C., Ross, D.J., Fowlie, M.K. & McGowan, A. (2004) Helpers increase long-term but not short-term productivity in cooperatively breeding long-tailed tits. Behav. Ecol. 15: 1-10. PDF

MacColl, A.D.C. & Hatchwell, B.J. (2003) Sharing of caring: nestling provisioning behaviour of long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus) parents and helpers. Anim. Behav. 65: 955-964. PDF

MacColl, A.D.C. & Hatchwell, B.J. (2003) Heritability of parental effort in a passerine bird. Evolution. 57: 2191-2195. PDF

MacColl, A.D.C. & Stevenson, I.R. (2003) Stasis in the morph ratio cline in the bananaquit on Grenada, West Indies. Condor, 105: 821-825. PDF

MacColl, A.D.C. & Hatchwell, B.J. (2002) Temporal variation in fitness payoffs promotes cooperative breeding in long-tailed tits Aegithalos caudatus. Am. Nat., 160: 186-194. PDF

MacColl, A.D.C., Piertney, S.B., Moss, R. & Lambin, X. (2000) Spatial arrangement of kin affects recruitment success in young male red grouse. Oikos, 90: 261-270. PDF

Piertney S.B., MacColl A.D.C. et al. (2000) Matrilineal genetic structure and female mediated gene flow in red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus): an analysis using mitochondrial DNA. Evolution, 54: 279-289. PDF

Piertney S.B., MacColl A.D.C., Moss R., Lambin X. & Dallas J.F. (1999) Spatial distribution of genetic relatedness in a moorland population of red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus). Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 68: 317-331. PDF

Coltman, D.W., Smith, J.A., Bancroft, D.R., Pilkington, J., MacColl, A.D.C., Clutton-Brock, T.H. & Pemberton, J.P. (1999) Density-dependent variation in lifetime breeding success; natural and sexual selection in Soay rams. Am. Nat., 154: 730-746. PDF

Clutton-Brock, T.H., Gaynor, D., MacIlrath, G.M., MacColl, A.D.C. et al. (1999) Predation, group size and mortality in a cooperative mongoose, Suricata suricatta. J. Anim. Ecol., 68: 672-683. PDF

Clutton-Brock, T.H., MacColl, A. et al. (1999) Reproduction and survival of suricates, Suricata suricatta, in the southern Kalahari. Afr. J. Ecol., 37: 69-80. PDF

Piertney, S.B., MacColl, A.D.C., Bacon P.J. & Dallas J.F. (1998) Local genetic structure in red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus): evidence from microsatellite DNA markers. Mol. Ecol., 7: 1645-1655. PDF

Clutton-Brock, T.H., Gaynor, D., Kansky, R., MacColl, A.D.C. et al. (1998) Costs of cooperative behaviour in suricates, Suricata suricatta. Proc. R. Soc.B., 265: 185-190. PDF

Clutton-Brock, T.H., Illius, A., Wilson, K., Grenfell, B.T., MacColl, A.D.C., & Albon, S.D. (1997) Stability and instability in ungulate populations: an empirical analysis. Am. Nat., 149: 195-219. PDF

Clutton-Brock, T.H., Marrow, P., Stevenson, I.R., MacColl, A.D., Houston, A.I., & McNamara, J.M. (1996) Population fluctuations, reproductive costs and life-history tactics in female Soay sheep. J. Anim. Ecol., 65: 675 - 689. PDF

Bancroft, D.R., Pemberton, J.M., Albon, S.D., Robertson, A., MacColl, A.D.C., Smith, J.A., Stevenson, I.R. & Clutton-Brock, T.H. (1995) Molecular genetic variation and individual survival during population crashes of an unmanaged ungulate population. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B., 347: 263 - 273. PDF

Clutton-Brock, T.H, Price, O.F., & MacColl, A.D.C. (1992) Mate retention, harassment, and the evolution of ungulate leks. Behav. Ecol., 3: 234 - 242.

Book chapters
Clutton-Brock, T.H., Pemberton, J.M., Coulson, T.N., Stevenson, I.R., MacColl, A.D.C. (2004) The sheep of St Kilda. In T.H. Clutton-Brock & J.M. Pemberton (eds) Soay sheep: Population Dynamics and Selection on St Kilda. Cambridge, CUP.

Clutton-Brock, T.H., Grenfell, B.T., Coulson, T.N., MacColl, A.D.C. et al. (2004) Population dynamics of Soay sheep. In T.H. Clutton-Brock & J.M. Pemberton (eds) Soay sheep: Population Dynamics and Selection on St Kilda. Cambridge, CUP.