Publications

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Books & booklets

21. (2018, in prep.) Gilbert F The Biology and Ecology of Hoverflies. ca. 1000 pp.
20. (2016) Zalat S & Gilbert F Gardens in a sacred landscape: Bedouin heritage and natural history in the high mountains of Sinai. (Arabic edition). Illustrated by Ahmed Gheith. National Center for Translation, Cairo. [flyer]
19. (2016) Barnard CJ, Gilbert F & McGregor PK Asking questions in biology: design, analysis & presentation in practical work. 5th revised edition. Pearson Education Limited, Harlow, Essex, UK. 270 pp.
18. (2011) Barnard CJ, Gilbert F & McGregor PK Asking questions in biology: design, analysis & presentation in practical work. 4th revised edition. Pearson Education Limited, Harlow, Essex, UK. 264 pp. [download the Excel-based software to do all the tests, here]
17. (2011) Rotheray GE & Gilbert F The Natural History of Hoverflies. Forrest Text, Ceredigion, Wales. 348 pp. (see review)
16. (2010) Zahran MA. edited by F Gilbert Climate - Vegetation: Afro-Asian Mediterranean and Red Sea Coastal Lands. Plant & Vegetation, Vol. 4. Springer Verlag, Berlin & London. 324 pp. ISBN 978-90-481-8594-8. [flyer]
15. (2010) Basuony M, Gilbert F & Zalat S The Mammals of Egypt: Atlas, Red Data listing & Conservation. Illustrated by Ahmed Gheith. BioMAP & CultNat, EEAA & Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Cairo. 286 pp. [pdf (31MB)]
14. (2008) Zalat S & Gilbert F Gardens in a sacred landscape: Bedouin heritage and natural history in the high mountains of Sinai. Illustrated by Ahmed Gheith. American University in Cairo Press, Cairo. 194 pp. ISBN 978 977 416 117 9
13. (2008) Fouda M, Grainger J, Salama W, Baha El Din S, Paleczny D, Zalat S & Gilbert F Management effectiveness evaluation of Egypt's Protected Area system. Report on the RAPPAM Workshop, Cairo 22nd to 23rd January 2006. Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Maadi, Cairo. 185 pp. [pdf (69MB), cover]
12. (2008) Gilbert F & Zalat S The Butterflies of Egypt: Atlas, Red Data listing & Conservation. Illustrated by Ahmed Gheith. BioMAP, EEAA, Cairo. 196 pp. [pdf (36MB)]
11. (2007) Gilbert F & Zalat SM Climate change and biodiversity conservation in Egypt. (booklet) EEAA, Cairo. [pdf]
10. (2007) Barnard CJ, Gilbert F & McGregor PK Asking questions in biology: design, analysis & presentation in practical work. 3rd revised & greatly expanded edition. Pearson Education Limited, Harlow, Essex, UK. 256 pp.
  9. (2005) Evans E, Gilbert F, Hodek I, Michaud JP & Obrycki J (eds) The Ecology of Aphidophaga 9. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium, dedicated to the memory of Ken Hagen. European Journal of Entomology 102(3): 317-559 [issue ]
  8. (2003) Rojo S, Gilbert F, Marcos-Garcia MA, Nieto J & Mier P A world review of predatory hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae: Syrphinae) and their prey. Centro Iberoamericano de la Biodiversidad/ University of Alicante Publications. 320 pp. [pdf from CIBIO]
  7. (2002) Esler KJ, Jones FE, Burke A, Samways M, Barnard P, Gilbert F & Wissel C Guidelines for sustainable rangeland management: recommendations on ecological restoration of rangelands in the semi-arid Nama Karoo biome. 36 pp. Magenta Media, Cape Town.
  6. (2001) Barnard CJ, Gilbert F & McGregor PK Asking questions in biology: key skills for practical assessments and project work. Revised edition. 208 pp. Pearson Education Limited, Harlow, Essex, UK.
  5. (1998) Zalat S & Gilbert F A walk in Sinai: St Katherine to Al Galt Al Azraq. El Haramen Press, Cairo. 64 pp. [pdf]
  4. (1993) Gilbert F Hoverflies. 2nd edition. Naturalists Handbooks # 5, Richmond Press. 72 pp
  3. (1993) Barnard CJ, Gilbert F & McGregor PK Asking questions in biology: design, analysis & presentation in practical work. Longman Scientific & Technical, Harlow, UK. 168 pp.
  2. (1990) Gilbert F (editor) Insect Life Cycles: Genetics, Evolution and Coordination. Springer Verlag, London. 258 pp
  1. (1986) Gilbert F Hoverflies. Naturalists Handbooks # 5, Cambridge University Press. 66 pp

Children's books & animated films, pocket guides

Each story comes in a maximum of 5 versions: books for young and for older children, in english or arabic; and an animated film. (files between 15 and 55 MB)
  also downloadable from: [BioMAP]

11. (2013) Francis Gilbert & Samy Zalat Plants of South Sinai: a pocket guide. Nature & Science Foundation, Cairo.   
10. (2010) Francis Gilbert & Samy Zalat Fauna of South Sinai (Mammals, Birds & Lizards): a pocket guide. Nature & Science Foundation, Cairo.   
  9. (2010) Francis Gilbert & Samy Zalat Fauna of South Sinai (Insects & other arthropods): a pocket guide. Nature & Science Foundation, Cairo.   
  8. (2008) Francis Gilbert & Samy Zalat Butterflies of Egypt: a pocket guide. Nature & Science Foundation, Cairo.   
  7. (2008) Samy Zalat & Francis Gilbert Bee and flower. BioMAP project, EEAA, Maadi, Cairo.    [old (ar) pdf]  
  6. (2008) Samy Zalat, Francis Gilbert, Muhamed Haggag & Osama Ghazali Egyptian Elba. BioMAP project, EEAA, Maadi, Cairo.    [old (ar) pdf]  
  5. (2007) Samy Zalat, Francis Gilbert & Muhamed Haggag Egyptian Digla. BioMAP project, EEAA, Maadi, Cairo.    [old (en) pdf]   [old (ar) pdf]   [young (en) pdf]   [young (ar) pdf]  
  4. (2006) Samy Zalat & Francis Gilbert Egyptian Farfousha: the Sinai Baton Blue. BioMAP project, EEAA, Maadi, Cairo.    [old (en) pdf]   [old (ar) pdf]   [young (en) pdf]   [young (ar) pdf]   [movie  (RM format) ]
  3. (2006) Samy Zalat, Francis Gilbert & Esraa Saber An Egyptian voyage. BioMAP project, EEAA, Maadi, Cairo.   [old (en) pdf]   [old (ar) pdf]   [young (en) pdf]   [young (ar) pdf]   [movie  (RM format) ]
  2. (2006) Samy Zalat, Francis Gilbert & Nancy Haridy Egyptian Bufo: the Egyptian toad. BioMAP project, EEAA, Maadi, Cairo.   [old (en) pdf]   [old (ar) pdf]   [young (en) pdf]   [young (ar) pdf]   [movie  (RM format) ]
  1. (2006) Samy Zalat, Francis Gilbert & Yasmine Safwat Egyptian Naani: the Egyptian tortoise. BioMAP project, EEAA, Maadi, Cairo.    [old (en) pdf]   [old (ar) pdf]   [young (en) pdf]   [young (ar) pdf]   [movie  (RM format) ]

Refereed papers

161. [pdf] (2017) Taylor C, Reader T & Gilbert F. Which traits do observers use to distinguish Batesian mimics from their models? Behavioral Ecology, in press
160. [pdf] (2017) Hassall C, Owen J & Gilbert F. Phenological shifts in hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae): linking measurement and mechanism. Ecography 39: in press
159. [pdf] (2017) Gunton R & Gilbert F. Laws in ecology: diverse modes of explanation for a holistic science? Zygon 52(2): 538-560
158. [pdf] (2017) Gecchele LV, Bremner-Harrison S, Gilbert F, Soultan A, Davison A & Durrant KL. A pilot study to survey the carnivore community in the hyper-arid environment of the South Sinai mountains. Journal of Arid Environments 141: 16-24
157. [pdf] (2017) Amiri-Jami AR, Sadeghi Namaghi H & Gilbert F. Performance of a predatory hoverfly feeding on Myzus persicae (Hem. Aphididae) reared on two brassicaceous plants varies with ant attendance. Biological Control 105: 49-55
156. [pdf] (2016) Kaky ED & Gilbert F. The species richness of Egyptian medicinal plants and the importance of Protected Areas using species distribution modelling. Journal of Arid Environments 135: 140-146
155. [pdf] (2016) Taylor C, Reader T & Gilbert F. Why many Batesian mimics are inaccurate: evidence from hoverfly colour patterns. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 283: 20161585
154. [pdf] (2016) El-Gabbas A & Gilbert F. The Desert Beauty Calopieris eulimene: a butterfly new to Egypt. Zoology of the Middle East 62(3): 279-281
153. [pdf] (2016) Alsarraf M, et al. Long-term spatiotemporal stability and dynamic changes in the haemoparasite community of spiny mice (Acomys dimidiatus) in four montane wadis in the St. Katherine Protectorate, Sinai, Egypt. Parasites & Vectors 9(195): 1-19
152. [pdf] (2016) Taylor C, Reader T & Gilbert F. Hoverflies are imperfect mimics of wasp colouration. Evolutionary Ecology 30(3): 567-581
151. [pdf] (2016) Power A, Norfolk O & Gilbert F. The oasis effect: bedouin gardens benefit residents and migratory birds in southern Sinai, Egypt. Sandgrouse 38: 7-11
150. [pdf] (2016) Norfolk O, Eichhorn MP & Gilbert F. Flowering ground vegetation benefits wild pollinators and fruit set of almond within arid smallholder orchards. Insect Conservation & Diversity 9: 236-243
149. [pdf] (2016) El-Gabbas A, Baha El Din S, Zalat S & Gilbert F. Conserving Egypt's reptiles under climate change. Journal of Arid Environments 127: 211-221
148. [pdf] (2016) Amiri-Jami A, Sadeghi-Namaghi H, Gilbert F, Moravvej G & Asoodeh A. On the role of sinigrin (mustard-oil) in a tritrophic context: plant-aphid-aphidophagous hoverfly. Ecological Entomology 41(2): 138-146
147. [pdf] (2015) Coals P & Gilbert F. Notes on hyrax in South Sinai's high mountains. Afrotherian Conservation 11(Oct): 5-8
146. [pdf] (2015) Norfolk O, Eichhorn M & Gilbert F. Contrasting patterns of turnover between plants and pollinators in an arid landscape. Diversity & Distributions 21(4): 405-415
145. [pdf] (2015) Norfolk O, Power A, Eichhorn M & Gilbert F. Migratory bird species benefit from traditional agricultural gardens in South Sinai. Journal of Arid Environments 114: 110-115
144. [pdf] (2015) Schutgens M, Cook B, Gilbert F & Behnke J. Behavioural changes in the flour beetle Tribolium confusum infected with the sprirurid nematode Protospirura muricola. Journal of Helminthology 89: 68-79
143. [pdf] (2015) Thompson K & Gilbert F. Spatiotemporal variation in the endangered Thymus decussatus in a hyper-arid environment. Journal of Plant Ecology 8(1): 79-90
142. [pdf] (2014) Norfolk O, Eichhorn MP & Gilbert F Culturally valuable minority crops provide a succession of floral resources for flower visitors in traditional orchard gardens. Biodiversity & Conservation 23: 3199-3217
141. [pdf] (2014) Bajer A, Alsarraf M, Bednarska M, Mohallal EME, Mierzejewska EJ, Behnke-Borowczyk J, Zalat S, Gilbert F & Welc-Faleciak R Babesia behnkei sp. nov., a novel Babesia species infecting isolated populations of Wagner's gerbil, Dipodillus dasyurus, from the Sinai Mountains, Egypt. Parasites & Vectors 7(572): 1-12
140. [pdf] (2014) Power A, Zalat S & Gilbert F. Nowhere left to go: the Sinai Hairstreak Satyrium jebelia. Journal of Insect Conservation, 18: 1017-25
139. [pdf] (2014) Thompson K & Gilbert F. Phenological synchrony between a plant and a specialized herbivore. Basic & Applied Ecology 15: 353-361
138. [pdf] (2014) Thompson K, Shepherd A & Gilbert F. Plant quality and the presence of beneficiaries govern the larval distribution of the Critically Endangered Sinai Baton Blue butterfly (Pseudophilotes sinaicus). Journal of Insect Conservation 18: 189-195
137. [pdf] (2014) Norfolk O & Gilbert F. Insect visitation rates to wild flowers increase in the presence of arid agriculture in South Sinai, Egypt. Journal of Arid Environments 109: 83-87
136. [pdf] (2014) Memon N, Gilbert F & Shaikh AM. Phylogeny of the world species of Mustha Amyot & Serville (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae: Halyini) based on morphological characters. Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences 24(2): 463-474
135. [pdf] (2014) El-Hawagry M & Gilbert F. Zoogeographical affinities and faunal relationships of bee flies (Diptera: Bombyliidae) in Egypt. Zoology in the Middle East 60(1): 50-56
134. [pdf] (2014) Schutgens M, Cook B, Gilbert F & Behnke JM. Behavioural changes in the flour beetle Tribolium confusum infected with the spirurid nematode Protospirura muricola. Journal of Helminthology 88: in press
133. [pdf] (2013) Norfolk O, Eichhorn MP & Gilbert F. Traditional agricultural gardens conserve wild plants and functional richness in arid South Sinai. Basic & Applied Ecology 14: 659-669
132. [pdf] (2013) Memon N & Gilbert F. Costs of resistance to insecticides in the Maize Weevil, Sitophilus zeamais. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 45(3): 874-878
131. [pdf] (2013) Taylor CH, Gilbert F & Reader T. Distance transform: a tool for the study of animal colour patterns. Methods in Ecology & Evolution 4: 771-781
130. [pdf] (2013) Thompson K & Gilbert F. The effects of grazing on the endangered Sinai Thyme (Thymus decussatus) in a hyper-arid environment. Journal of Arid Environments 99: 14-22
129. [pdf] (2013) Polidori C, Nieves-Aldrey JL, Gilbert F & Rotheray GE. Hidden in taxonomy: Batesian mimicry by a syrphid fly towards a Patagonian bumblebee. Insect Conservation & Biodiversity 7: 32-40
128. [pdf] (2013) Leach K, Zalat S & Gilbert F. Egypt's Protected Area network under future climate change. Biological Conservation 159: 490-500
127. [pdf] (2012) Norfolk O & Gilbert F. Rainwater harvesting and arthropod biodiversity within an arid agro-ecosystem. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 162: 8-14
126. [pdf] (2011) Memon N, Gilbert F & Imtiaz A. Phylogeny of the South Asian halyine stinkbugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Halyini) based on morphological characters. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104(6): 1149-69
125. [pdf] (2010) Newbold T, Reader T, El-Gabbas A, Berg W, Shohdi WM, Zalat S, Baha El Din S & Gilbert F. Testing the accuracy of species distribution models using species records from a new field survey. Oikos 119: 1326-34
124. [pdf] (2010) Staddon P, Lindo Z, Crittenden PD, Gilbert F & Gonzalez A. Connectivity, non-random extinction, and ecosystem function in experimental metacommunities. Ecology Letters 13: 543-552 [suppl_1] [suppl_2]
123. [pdf] (2010) Norfolk O, Melotte A, Gilbert F & Reader T. A comparative study of two agamid lizards, Laudakia stellio and Pseudotrapelus sinaitus, in southern Sinai. Egyptian Journal of Biology 12, 27-43
122. [pdf] (2010) Gilbert F, Rashad S, Kamel M, El Din Ismail A, James M & Zalat S. Monitoring of the endemic Sinai Baton Blue butterfly Pseudophilotes sinaicus in the St Katherine Protectorate, South Sinai. Egyptian Journal of Biology 12, 18-26
121. [pdf] (2009) Newbold T, Reader T, Zalat S, El-Gabbas A & Gilbert F. Climate-based models of spatial patterns of species richness in Egypt's butterfly and mammal fauna. Journal of Biogeography 36: 2085-95
120. [pdf] (2009) Gilbert F & Zalat S. Egyptian science: how good is it? Can it be improved? Egyptian Journal of Biology 11: 91-98
119. [pdf] (2009) Kirk P & Gilbert F. Elevation gradients of flower visitation on a mesa in the Nama Karoo, South Africa. Egyptian Journal of Biology 11: 84-90
118. [pdf] (2009) Mutin VA, Gilbert F & Gritzkevich D. The potential for using flower visiting insects for assessing site quality: hoverfly visitors to the flowers of Caltha in the Far East region of Russia. Egyptian Journal of Biology 11: 71-83
117. [pdf] (2009) Behnke JM, Eira C, Rogan M, Gilbert F, Torres J, Miguel J & Lewis JW. Helminth species richness in wood mice, Apodemus sylvaticus, is enhanced by the presence of the intestinal nematode Heligmosomoides polygyrus. Parasitology 136: 793-804
116. [pdf] (2009) Newbold T, Reader T, Zalat S, El-Gabbas A & Gilbert F. Effects of characteristics of butterfly species on the accuracy of distribution models in an arid environment. Biodiversity & Conservation 18: 3629-41
115. [pdf] (2009) Brading P, El-Gabbass A, Zalat S & Gilbert F. Biodiversity economics: the value of pollination services to Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Biology 11: 45-51
114. [pdf] (2009) Elbanna SM, Zalat SM, Gilbert F, Elliott S & Shuker DM. Patterns of resource use by milkweed insects in Sinai. Egyptian Journal of Biology 11: 58-70
113. [pdf] (2009) Zalat S, Gilbert F, Fadel H, El-Hawagry MS, Abdel-Dayem MS, Kamel S & Gilbert J. Biological explorations of Sinai: flora and fauna of Wadi Isla and Hebran, St Katherine Protectorate, Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Natural History 5: 6-14
112. [pdf] (2008a) Mahmoud MAM, Zalat SM, El-Akkad SS & Gilbert F. Genetic variability in the endemic bee Anthophora pauperata> among wadis in the St Katherine Protectorate. Egyptian Journal of Biology 10: 77-86.
111. [pdf] (2008b) Mahmoud MAM, Zalat SM, El-Akkad SS & Gilbert F. Genetic structure of the populations of Spilostethus pandurus in the wadis of the St Katherine Protectorate, South Sinai. Egyptian Journal of Biology 10: 87-94
110. [pdf] (2008) White MLJ, Mohammed AEI, Dauphiné NS, Gilbert F, Zalat S & Gilbert H. Recent surveys of resident breeding birds in the St Katherine Protectorate, south Sinai, Egypt. Sandgrouse 30: 190-200.
109. [pdf] (2008) Newbold T, et al. Sentinel behaviour and the watchman's call in the Chukar at St Katherine Protectorate, Sinai, Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Biology 10: 42-53.
108. [pdf] (2008) Grainger J & Gilbert F. Cultural and spiritual values of Protected Landscapes - the St Katherine case study. pp. 21-37 in J-M Mallarach (ed) 'Values of Protected Landscapes and Seascapes: Protected Landscapes and Cultural and Spiritual Values'. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland
107. [pdf] (2008b) Behnke JM, Bajer A, Harris PD, Newington L, Pidgeon E, Rowlands G, Sherif C, Kulis K, Sinski E, Gilbert F & Barnard CJ. Temporal and between-site variation in helminth communities of bank voles (Myodes glareolus) from NE Poland. 2. The infracommunity level. Parasitology 135: 999-1018.
106. [pdf] (2008a) Behnke JM, Bajer A, Harris PD, Newington L, Pidgeon E, Rowlands G, Sherif C, Kulis K, Sinski E, Gilbert F & Barnard CJ. Temporal and between-site variation in helminth communities of bank voles (Myodes glareolus) from NE Poland. 1. Regional fauna and component community levels. Parasitology 135: 985-997.
105. [pdf] (2008) Rotheray GE & Gilbert F. Phylogenetic relationships and the larval head of the Lower Cyclorrapha (Diptera). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 153: 287-323.
104. [pdf] (2007) Higginson AD, Gilbert F, Reader T & Barnard CJ. Reduction of visitation rates by honeybees (Apis mellifera) to individual inflorescences of lavender (Lavandula stoechas) upon removal of coloured accessory bracts (Hymenoptera : Apidae). Entomologia Generalis 29 (2-4) : 165-178
103. [pdf] (2007) White MLJ, Gilbert F & Zalat S. Bird surveys and distance sampling in St Katherine Protectorate, South Sinai, Egypt in 2007. Egyptian Journal of Biology 9: 60-68
102. [pdf] (2007) Bain RS, Rashed A, Cowper VJ, Gilbert FS & Sherratt TN. The key mimetic features of hoverflies through avian eyes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 274: 1949-1954.
101. [pdf] (2007) Newbold T, Meregalli M, Colonelli E, Barclay M, Elbanna S, Abu Fandud N, Clegg F, Fouad R, Gilbert F, Hall V, Hancock C, Ismail M, Osamy S, Saber I, Semida F & Zalat S. Redescription of a weevil Paramecops sinaitus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae) from the Sinai and an ecological study of its interaction with the Sinai milkweed Asclepias sinaica (Gentianales: Asclepiadaceae). European Journal of Entomology 104: 505-515.
100. [pdf] (2006) Reader T, Higginson AD, Barnard CJ, Gilbert FS & The Behavioural Ecology Field Course. The effects of predation risk from crab spiders on bee foraging behavior. Behavioral Ecology 17: 933-939.
  99. [pdf] (2006) Higginson AD, Gilbert FS & Barnard CJ. Morphological correlates of nectar production used by honeybees. Ecological Entomology 31: 269-276.
  98. [pdf] (2006) Bajer A, Harris PD, Behnke JM, Bednarska M, Barnard CJ, Sherif N, Clifford S, Gilbert F, Sinski E & Zalat S. Marked local variation of haemoparasites and arthropod vectors, and intestinal protozoa in spiny mice (Acomys dimidiatus) from four montane wadis in the St Katherine Protectorate, Sinai, Egypt. Journal of Zoology 270: 9-24.
  97. [pdf] (2005) Guenther R, Gilbert F, Zalat S, Selim K & the volunteers of Operation Wallacea in Egypt. Vegetation and grazing in the St Katherine Protectorate, South Sinai, Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Biology 7: 55-65
  96. [pdf] (2005) Meakin K, de Koort S, Gilbert H, Gilbert F, Zalat S, Mohi L, Ibrahim S, Griffin J & the volunteers of Operation Wallacea in Egypt. ( Monitoring birds, reptiles and butterflies in the St Katherine Protectorate, Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Biology 7: 66-95
  95. [pdf] (2005) Behnke JM, Gilbert F, Abu-Maadi MA & Lewis JW. Do the helminth parasites of wood mice interact? Journal of animal Ecology 74: 982-993.
  94. [pdf] (2005) Gilbert F. The evolution of imperfect mimicry. pp 231-288 in MDE Fellowes, GJ Holloway & J Rolff (eds)Insect Evolutionary Ecology. CABI, Wallingford, UK.
  93. [pdf] (2005) Gilbert F. Syrphid aphidophagous predators in a food-web context. European Journal of Entomology 120(3): 325-333.
  92. [pdf] (2004) Rotheray GE, Chandler PJ & Gilbert F. Final stage larvae and puparia of Platypezidae (Diptera). Insect Systematics & Evolution 35: 79-106.
  91. [pdf] (2004) Higginson AD & Gilbert F. Paying for nectar with wingbeats: a new model of honeybee foraging. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 271: 2585-2603.
  90. [pdf] (2004) Benhke JM, Harris PD, Bajer A, Barnard CJ, Sherif N, Cliffe L, Hurst J, Lamb M, Rhodes A, James M, Clifford S, Gilbert FS & Zalat S. Variation in the helminth community structure in spiny mice (Acomys dimidiatus) from four montane wadis in the St. Katherine region of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. Parasitology 129: 379-398.
  89. [pdf] (2004) Pawelczyk A, Bajer A, Behnke JM, Gilbert F & Sinski E. Factors affecting the component community structure of haemoparasites in common voles (Microtus arvalis) from the Mazury Lake District region of Poland. Parasitology Research 92: 270-284.
  88. [pdf] (2004) Hoyle M & Gilbert F. Species richness of moss landscapes unaffected by short-term fragmentation. Oikos 105: 359-367
  87. [pdf] (2004) Howarth B, Edmunds M & Gilbert F. Does the abundance of hoverfly mimics (Syrphidae) depend on the numbers of the hymenopteran models? Evolution 58(2): 367-375
  86. [pdf] (2003) Ståhls G, Rotheray G, Hippa H, Muona J & Gilbert F. Phylogeny of the Syrphidae (Diptera) inferred from combined analysis of molecular and morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 28(4):433-450
  85. [pdf] (2003) James M, Gilbert F & Zalat S. Thyme and isolation for the Sinai Baton Blue butterfly (Pseudophilotes sinaicus). Oecologia 134: 445-453
  84. [pdf] (2002) Shuker D, Bateson N, Bretisprecher H, O’Donovan R, Taylor H, Barnard C, Behnke J, Collins S & Gilbert F. Mating behavior, sexual selection, and copulatory courtship in a promiscuous beetle. Journal of Insect Behavior 15(5): 617-631
  83. [pdf] (2002) Bajer A, Bednarska M, Pawelczyck A, Behnke JM, Gilbert F & Sinski E. Prevalence and abundance of Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia spp. in wild rural rodents from the Mazury Lake District of Poland. Parasitology 125: 21-34
  82. [pdf] (2002) Holloway G, Gilbert F & Brandt A. The relationship between mimetic imperfection and phenotypic variation in insect colour patterns. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 269: 411-416.
  81. [pdf] (2001) Katzourakis A, Purvis A, Azmeh S, Rotheray  GE & Gilbert F. Macroevolution of hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae): an analysis of phylogeny and adult characters. Journal of evolutionary Biology 14(2): 219-227
  80. [pdf] (2001) Bajer A, Pawelczyk A, Behnke JM, Gilbert F & Sinski E. Factors affecting the component community structure of haemoparasites in bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus) from the Mazury Lake District of Poland. Parasitology 122: 43-54
  79. [pdf] (2001) Gilbert F, Azmeh S, Barnard C, Behnke J, Hurst J, McGregor P & the Behavioural Ecology Field Course. Individual scent marks made on flowers by a solitary bee. Animal Behaviour, 61(1): 217-229
  78. [pdf] (2001) Zalat S, Semida F, Gilbert F, El Banna S, Sayed E, El-Alqamy H & Behnke J. Spatial variation in the biodiversity of Bedouin gardens in the St Katherine Protecorate, South Sinai, Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Biology 3: 147-155
  77. [pdf] (2001) Semida F, Abdel-Dayem M, Zalat S & Gilbert F. Habitat heterogeneity and altitudinal gradients in relation to beetle diversity in South Sinai, Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Biology 3: 137-146
  76. [pdf] (2000) El-Hawagry MS, El-Moursy AA, Gilbert F & Zalat S. The tribe Anthracini Latreille (Bombyliidae, Diptera) from Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Biology 2: 96-117
  75. [pdf] (2000) Zalat S, El-Akkad S, Henediq S, Gadalla S & Gilbert F. An insect-plant interaction in the Sinai desert ecosystem. Egyptian Journal of Biology 2: 8-14
  74. [pdf] (2000) Abu-Maadi MA, Behnke JM, Lewis JW & Gilbert F. Seasonal and site specific variation in the component community structure of intestinal helminths in Apodemus sylvaticus from three contrasting habitats in south-east England. Journal of Helminthology 74: 7-16
  73. [pdf] (2000) Behnke JM, De Clercq D, Sacko M, Gilbert F, Ouattara DB & Vercruysse J. The epidemiology of human hookworm infections in the Southern Region of Mali, West Africa. Tropical Medicine & International Health 5: 343-354
  72. [pdf] (2000) Rotheray GE, Marcos-Garcia MA, Hancock EG & Gilbert F. The systematic position of Alipumilio and Nausigaster based on early stages (Diptera, Syrphidae). Acta Dipterologica 7: 133-144
  71. [pdf] (2000) Wiles PR, Cameron J, Behnke JM, Hartley IR, Gilbert FS & Barnard CJ. Season and ambient air temperature influence the distribution of mites (Proctophyllodes stylifer) across the wings of blue tits (Parus caeruleus). Canadian Journal of Zoology 78: 1397-1407
  70. [pdf] (2000) Sadeghi H & Gilbert F. Suitability of different aphids as larval food for the predatory larvae of hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae). Journal of animal Ecology 69: 771-784
  69. [pdf] (2000) Sullivan M, Gilbert F, Rotheray GE Croasdale S & Jones M. Comparative analysis of correlates of Red Data Book status: a case using European hoverflies. Animal Conservation 3(2): 91-95
  68. [pdf] (2000) Behnke JM, Barnard CJ, Mason N, Harris PD, Sherif NE, Zalat S & Gilbert F. Intestinal helminths of spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus dimidiatus) from St Katherine's Protectorate in the Sinai, Egypt. Journal of Helminthology, 74: 31-44
  67. [pdf] (2000) Sadeghi H & Gilbert F. The effect of egg load and host deprivation on oviposition behaviour in aphidophagous hoverflies. Ecological Entomology 25: 101-108
  66. [pdf] (2000) Sadeghi H & Gilbert F. Oviposition preferences in aphidophagous hoverflies. Ecological Entomology 25: 91-100
  65. [pdf] (1999) El-Banna S, Zalat S, Abo-Ghalia A & Gilbert F. Territoriality and foraging behaviour of some solitary wasps in Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Biology 1: 96-103
  64. [pdf] (1999) Gilbert F, Zalat S & Semida F. Insect-plant coevolution in the mountains of Sinai. Egyptian Journal of Biology 1: 142-151
  63. [pdf] (1999) El Moursy A, Gilbert F, Zalat S & El-Hawagry M. Foraging behaviour of anthracine flies (Diptera: Bombyliidae) in southern Sinai, Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Biology 1: 87-95
  62. [pdf] (1999) Mutin V & Gilbert F. Phylogeny of the genus Xylota Meigen, 1822 (Diptera, Syrphidae), with descriptions of new taxa. Dipteron 2: 45-68
  61. [pdf] (1999) Behnke JM, McGregor PK, Shepherd M, Wiles R, Barnard C, Gilbert F & Hurst JL. Semi-quantitative assessment of wing feather mite (Acarina) infestations on passerine birds in Portugal: evaluation of the criteria for accurate quantification of mite burdens. Journal of Zoology, London 248: 337-347
  60. [pdf] (1999) Rotheray GE & Gilbert F. Phylogeny of Palaearctic Syrphidae (Diptera): evidence from larval stages. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 127: 1-112
  59. [pdf] (1999) Green PR, Gentle L, Peake TM, Scudamore RE, McGregor PK, Gilbert F & Dittrich WH. Conditioning pigeons to discriminate naturally lit insect specimens. Behavioural Processes 46: 97-102
  58. [pdf] (1999) Sacko M, De Clercq D, Behnke JM, Gilbert F, Dorny P & Vercruysse J. Comparison of the efficacy of mebendazole, albendazole and pyrantel in treatment of human hookworm infections in the Southern Region of Mali, West Africa. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 93: 195-203
  57. [pdf] (1999) Behnke JM, Lewis JW, Mohd Zain SN & Gilbert F. Helminth infections in Apodemus sylvaticus in southern England: interactive effects of host age, sex and year on the prevalence and abundance of infections. Journal of Helminthology 73: 31-44
  56. [pdf] (1999) Sadeghi H & Gilbert F. Individual variation in oviposition preference, and its interaction with larval performance in an insect predator. Oecologia 118: 405-411
  55. [pdf] (1999) Azmeh S, Owen J, Sorensen K, Grewcock D & Gilbert F. Mimicry profiles are affected by human-induced habitat change. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 265: 2285-2290
  54. [pdf] (1999) Stone GN, Gilbert F, Willmer P, Potts S, Semida F & Zalat S. Windows of opportunity and the temporal structuring of foraging activity in a desert solitary bee. Ecological Entomology 24(2): 208-221
  53. [pdf] (1999) Fakae BB, Chiejina SN, Behnke JM, Ezeokonkwo RC, Nnadi PA, Onyenwe WI, Gilbert F & Wakelin D. The response of Nigerian West African Dwarf goats to experimental infections with Haemonchus contortus. Research in Veterinary Science 66: 147-54
  52. [pdf] (1999) Hövemeyer K & Gilbert F. Activity patterns of Amara aulica (Panzer 1797) in a patchy Black Knapweed environment. Entomologists Monthly Magazine 135: 69-76
  51. [pdf] (1998) Semida FM, Zalat SM, Gilbert F & Abo-Ghalia AH. Some foraging activities of major insect flower visitors at St Catherine, South Sinai. Journal of the Egyptian-German Society of Zoology 26(E): 37-44
  50. [pdf] (1998) de Clercq D, Sacko M, Behnke J, Gilbert F & Vercruysse J. The relationship between Schistosoma haematobium infection and school performance and attendance in Bamako, Mali. Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology 92(8): 851-8
  49. [pdf] (1998) Gonzalez A, Lawton JH, Gilbert F, Blackburn TM & Evans-Freke I. Metapopulation dynamics, abundance, and distribution in a microecosystem. Science 281: 2045-2047
  48. [pdf] (1998) Reynoldson JA, Behnke JM, Gracey M, Horton RJ, Spargo R, Hopkins RM, Constantine CC, Gilbert F, Stead C, Hobbs RP & Thompson RCA. Efficacy of albendazole against Giardia and hookworm in a remote Aboriginal community in the north of Western Australia. Acta Tropica 71:27-44
  47. [pdf] (1998) Reynoldson JA, Behnke JM, Pallant LJ, MacNish MG, Gilbert F & Thompson RAC. Failure of pyrantel in treatment of human hookworm infections (Ancylostoma duodenale) in the Kimberley region of north-west Australia. Acta Tropica 68: 301-312
  46. [pdf] (1998) Abu-Maadi MA, Behnke JM, Lewis JW & Gilbert F. Descriptive epidemiology of Heligmosomoides polygyrus in Apodemus sylvaticus from three contrasting habitats in south-east England. Journal of Helminthology 72: 93-100
  45. [pdf] (1998) Gilbert F, Gonzalez A & Evans-Freke I. Corridors maintain species richness in fragmented landscapes of natural microecosystems. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 265: 577-582
  44. [pdf] (1998) Gilbert F & Jervis M. Functional, evolutionary and ecological aspects of feeding-related mouthpart specializations in parasitoid flies. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 63: 495-535
  43. [pdf] (1997) Vahed K & Gilbert F. No effect of nuptial gift consumption on female reproductive output in the bushcricket Leptophyes laticauda. Ecological Entomology 22: 479-482
  42. [pdf] (1997) Hawkins BA, Martinez ND & Gilbert F. Source food webs as estimators of community web structure. Acta Oecologia 18(5): 575-586
  41. [pdf] (1997) de Clercq D, Sacko M, Behnke J, Gilbert F, Dorny P & Vercruysse J. Failure of Mebendazole in treatment of human hookworm infections in the southern region of Mali. American Journal of Tropical Medicine 57(1): 25-30
  40. [pdf] (1997) MacGowan I, Gilbert F & Rotheray GE. The status of Melanostoma dubium (Diptera: Syrphidae). Dipterists Digest 3(2): 79-87
  39. [pdf] (1996) Davies IB & Gilbert F. A beetle and a fly: mutualism or parasitism? The Entomologist 115(3): 160-167
  38. [pdf] (1996) Sorensen KL & Gilbert F. The hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) of Bialowieza Primaeval Forest. Dipterists Digest 2: 92-94
  37. [pdf] (1996) Gilbert F, Willmer PG, Semida F, Ghazoul J & Zalat S. Spatial variation in selection in a plant-pollinator system in the wadis of Sinai, Egypt. Oecologia 108: 479-487
  36. [pdf] (1996) Vahed K & Gilbert F. Differences across taxa in nuptial gift size correlate with differences in sperm number and ejaculate volume in bushcrickets (Orthoptera; Tettigoniidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: 263: 1257-1265
  35. [pdf] (1996) Udonsi JK, Behnke JM & Gilbert F. Analysis of the prevalence of infection and associations between human gastrointestinal nematodes among different age classes living in the urban and suburban communities of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Journal of Helminthology 70: 75-84
  34. [pdf] (1995) Behnke JM, McGregor PK, Shepherd M, Wiles R, Barnard C, Gilbert F & Hurst JL. Identity, prevalence and intensity of infestation with wing feather mites on birds (Passeriformes) from the Setubal Peninsula of Portugal. Experimental & Applied Acarology 19: 443-458
  33. [pdf] (1995) Gonzalez A, Rowe CL, Weeks PJ, Whittle D, Gilbert F & Barnard CJ. Flower choice by honey bees (Apis mellifera L.): sex-phase of flowers and preferences among nectar and pollen foragers. Oecologia, 101: 258-264
  32. [pdf] (1994) Behnke JM, Pritchard DI, Wakelin D, Park JR, McNicholas AM & Gilbert F. Effect of ivermectin on infection with gastro-intestinal nematodes in Sierra Leone. Journal of Helminthology 68: 187-195
  30. [pdf] (1994) Willmer PG, Gilbert F, Ghazoul J, Semida F & Zalat S. A novel form of territoriality: daily paternal investment in an anthophorid bee. Animal Behaviour 46: 535-549
  30. [pdf] (1994) Gilbert F, Ennis B, Bedingfield J & Astbury C. The ecology of the pea-galls of Cynips divisa Hartig. pp 331-349 in M Williams (ed) Insect Galls: organisms, interactions, populations. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  29. [pdf] (1994) Gilbert F, Rotheray GE, Zafar R & Emerson P. The evolution of feeding strategies. pp 324-343 in P Eggleton & R Vane-Wright (eds) Phylogenetics and ecology. Academic Press, London
  28. [pdf] (1994) Pitafi KD, Hewitt JJ, Gilbert F & Day TH. Male reproductive incompetence, fertility, and the cost of mating in male seaweed flies. Genetics (Life Science Advances) 13: 9-18
  27. [pdf] (1993) Ssymank A & Gilbert F. Anemophilous pollen in the diet of syrphid flies, with special reference to the leaf-feeding strategy occurring in Xylotini (Diptera, Syrphidae). Deutsche entomologische Zeitung 1993(2): 245-258
  26. [pdf] (1993) Duffield G, Gibson RC, Gilhooly PM, Hesse AJ, Inkley CR, Gilbert F & Barnard CJ. Choice of flowers by foraging honeybees (Apis mellifera L.): possible morphological cues. Ecological Entomology 18: 191-7
  25. [pdf] (1993) Behnke JM, Barnard CJ, Hurst JL, McGregor PK, Gilbert F & Lewis J. The prevalence and intensity of infection with helminth parasites in Mus spretus from the Setubal peninsula in Portugal. Journal of Helminthology 67: 115-122
  24. [pdf] (1993) Dittrich W, Gilbert F, Green P, McGregor P & Grewcock D. Imperfect mimicry: a pigeon's perspective. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B  251: 195-200
  23. [pdf] (1993) Zalat S, Abo-Ghalia A, Gilbert F & Nagat Shaumar. Taxonomic studies of the Egyptian Eumenidae (Order: Hymenoptera). Bulletin de la Société entomologique d'Egypte 70: 99-127
  22. [pdf] (1992) Zalat S, Abo-Ghalia A, Gilbert F & Nagat Shaumar. Taxonomic studies of the Egyptian Eumenidae (Order: Hymenoptera). Journal of the Egyptian German Society of Zoology 7(B): 515-540
  21. [pdf] (1992) McGregor P et al. Design of playback experiments: the Thornbridge Hall NATO ARW consensus. pp 1-10 in P McGregor (ed) Playback and studies of animal communication. Plenum Press, New York & London
  20. [pdf] (1991) Gilbert F, Haines N & Dickson K. Empty flowers. Functional Ecology 5: 29-39
  19. [pdf] (1990) Gilbert F & Owen J. Size, shape, competition and community structure in hoverflies. Journal of animal Ecology 59: 21-39
  18. [pdf] (1990) Gilbert F. Size, life history, phylogeny and feeding specialisation in insect predators. pp 101-124 in F Gilbert (ed) Insect Life Cycles: Genetics, evolution and coordination. Springer Verlag, London [pdf]
  17. [pdf] (1989) Marriot D et al. Behavioural modification and increased predation risk of Gammarus pulex infected with Polymorphus minutus. Journal of biological Education 23:135-141
  16. [pdf] (1989) Agarwala BNK, Bhaumik AK & Gilbert F. The predatory potential of aphidophagous syrphids in cruciferous crops. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Science 98:267-74
  15. [pdf] (1989) Rotheray GE & Gilbert F. The phylogeny and systematics of European predacious Syrphidae (Diptera) based on larval and puparial stages. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 95:29-70
  14. [pdf] (1989) Robinson M, Wahid F, Behnke J & Gilbert F. Immunological relationships during primary infection with Heligmosomoides polygyrus (Nematospiroides dubius): dose-dependent expulsion of adult worms. Parasitology 98: 1-15
  13. [pdf] (1989) Owen J & Gilbert F. On the abundance of hoverflies. Oikos 55: 183-193
  12. [pdf] (1989) Zalat S, Shaumar N, Gilbert F & Abo Ghalia A. Comparative morphology of the sting apparatus for some hymenopterous species. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Economic Entomology 1: 135-142.
  11. [pdf] (1988) Sitch TA, Grewcock DA & Gilbert F. Factors affecting components of fitness in a gall-making wasp (Cynips divisa Hartig). Oecologia 76: 371-5
  10. [pdf] (1985) Gilbert F. Diurnal activity patterns in hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae). Ecological Entomology 10(4): 385-392
    9. [pdf] (1985) Gilbert F, Harding EF, Line JM & Perry I. Morphological approaches to community structure in hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 224: 115-30
    8. [pdf] (1985) Gilbert F. Ecomorphological relationships in hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 224: 91-105
    7. [pdf] (1985) Gilbert F. Size and shape variation in Syrphus ribesii L. (Dipt, Syrphidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 224: 107-14
    6. [pdf] (1985) Gilbert F. Morphometric patterns in hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 224: 79-90
    5. [pdf] (1984) Gilbert F. Thermoregulation and the structure of swarms in Syrphus ribesii L. (Diptera, Syrphidae). Oikos 42: 249-255
    4. [pdf] (1983) Gilbert F. The foraging ecology of hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae): circular movements on composite flowers. Behavioural Ecology & Sociobiology 13: 253-257
    3. [pdf] (1981) Gilbert F. The foraging ecology of hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae): morphology of the mouthparts in relation to feeding on nectar and pollen in some common urban species. Ecological Entomology 6: 245-262
    2. [pdf] (1980) Gilbert F. The equilibrium theory of island biogeography: fact or fiction? Journal of Biogeography 7: 209-235
    1. [pdf] (1980) Gilbert F. Flower visiting by hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae). Journal of Biological Education 14: 70-74


Unrefereed material

21. [pdf] (2017) Gilbert F. Biologists in deserts. book review. Frontiers of Biogeography
20. [pdf] (2011) Gilbert F. The Ecology of Place. book review. Frontiers of Biogeography 3(1): 26-28
19. [pdf] (2007) Gilbert F. Chris Barnard: animal behaviourist. Obituary in The Independent newspaper, September 1st 2007
18. [pdf] (1999) Gilbert F. Insect-plant coevolution in the mountains of Sinai. Central Association of Bee-Keepers, London. 8 pp.
17. [pdf] (1996) Gilbert F. A lesson in natural history: a review of Insects through the seasons, by Gilbert Waldbauer. New Scientist 150 (2024): 44
16. [pdf] (1996) Jervis MA & Gilbert FS. Mouthpart structure and function in parasitoids. Proceedings of the 20th International Congress of Entomology, Florence 1996: 624
15. [n/a] (1995) Gilbert F. The Hoverflies. A MultiMedia Learning Program, produced under the BioDiversity Consortium, Leeds Univ. [Multimedia]
14. [pdf] (1994) Rotheray GE & Gilbert F. Syrphid larvae as sources of phylogenetic information. Abstracts of the 3rd International Congress of Dipterology, Guelph, Ontario
13. [pdf] (1993) Gilbert F & McGregor PK. Inquiry on the Retreat. pp 65-68 in Exley K & Moore I (eds). Innovations in Science Teaching. SCED Paper 74, Standing Conference on Educational Development, Birmingham.
12. [pdf] (1993) Baker N & Gilbert F. Hoverflies. Watchword, Summer 1993, 8-9 (A project for children)
11. [pdf] (1993) Gilbert F. Hoverfly hunting in Algeria. Hoverfly Newsletter 15: 8
10. [xls] (1993) Gilbert F Asking questions in biology: a software suite of programs written to accompany the book. Longman Scientific & Technical, Harlow, UK
  9. [pdf] (1992) McGregor PK & Gilbert F. Inquiry on the Retreat. New Academic: Teaching & Learning in Higher Education 1(2): 14
  8. [n/a] (1992) Gilbert F. Phylogeny and classification. Section in MacMillan CD ROM Multimedia Encyclopaedia of Mammals
  7. [pdf] (1991) Fullick A. Death to aphids. SATIS unit 16, for A-level practical teaching [ I was scientific advisor ]
  6. [pdf] (1991) Gilbert F. Flower feeding by adult hoverflies. Hoverfly Newsletter 13: 5-11
  5. [pdf] (1989) Gilbert F. The literature on hoverflies. Hoverfly Newsletter 11 (supplement): 1-14
  4. [pdf] (1986) Gilbert F. Ecomorphology of Syrphidae. pp 23-28 in I Hodek (ed) Ecology of Aphidophaga. Academia, Prague & W Junk, Dordrecht
  3. [pdf] (1986) Gilbert F. Book Review of Honeybee Ecology by Thomas D. Seeley. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 1(2):53
  2. [pdf] (1982) Gilbert F & Perry I. Hoverflies of Hayley Wood. Nature in Cambridgeshire 25: 41-45
  1. [pdf] (1981) Gilbert F. Island biogeography and Conservation. Ecos 2(3): 18-20