Selected Publications


Field Elsa; Schonrogge Karsten; Barsoum Nadia; Hector Andrew; Gibbs Melanie; , 2019, Individual tree traits shape insect and disease damage on oak in a climate-matching tree diversity experiment. Ecology and Evolution

Braak Nora; Neve Rebecca; Jones Andrew K.; Gibbs Melanie; Breuker Casper J.; , 2018, The effects of insecticides on butterflies – a review. Environmental Pollution

Livraghi Luca; Voda Raluca; Evans Luke Christopher; Gibbs Melanie; Dinca Vlad; Holland Peter W.H.; Shreeve Tim G.; Vila Roger; Dapporto Leonardo; Breuker Casper J.; , 2018, Historical and current patterns of gene flow in the butterfly Pararge aegeria. Journal of Biogeography

Woestmann Luisa; Gibbs Melanie; Hesketh Helen; Saastamoinen Marjo; , 2018, Viral exposure effects on life-history, flight-related traits, and wing melanisation in the Glanville fritillary butterfly. Journal of Insect Physiology, 107, 136-143

Gibbs Melanie; Weir Laura; , 2017, Sub-lethal viral exposure and growth on drought stressed host plants changes resource allocation patterns and life history costs in the speckled wood butterfly, Pararge aegeria. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology

Longdon Ben; Day Jonathan P.; Schulz Nora; Leftwich Philip T.; de Jong Maaike A.; Breuker Casper J.; Gibbs Melanie; Obbard Darren J.; Wilfert Lena ; Smith Sophia C.L.; McGonigle John E.; Houslay Thomas M.; Wright Lucy I.; Livraghi Luca ; Evans Luke C.; Friend Lucy A.; Chapman Tracey ; Vontas John ; Kambouraki Natasa ; Jiggins Francis M.; , 2017, Vertically transmitted rhabdoviruses are found across three insect families and have dynamic interactions with their hosts . Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284

Carter Jean-Michel; Gibbs Melanie; Breuker Casper J.; , 2015, Divergent RNA localisation patterns of maternal genes regulating embryonic patterning in the butterfly Pararge aegeria. , 10

Sinclair Frazer H.; Stone Graham N.; Nicholls James A.; Cavers Stephen; Gibbs Melanie; Butterill Philip; Wagner Stefanie; Ducousso Alexis; Gerber Sophie; Petit Remy J.; Kremer Antoine; Schonrogge Karsten; , 2015, Impacts of local adaptation of forest trees on associations with herbivorous insects: implications for adaptive forest management.

Gweon Hyun S.; Oliver Anna; Taylor Joanne; Booth Tim; Gibbs Melanie; Read Daniel S.; Griffiths Robert I.; Schonrogge Karsten; , 2015, PIPITS: an automated pipeline for analyses of fungal internal transcribed spacer sequences from the Illumina sequencing platform.

Ferguson, Laura; Marletaz, Ferdinand; Carter , Jean-Michel; Taylor, William R.; Gibbs, Melanie; Breuker, Casper J.; Holland, Peter W.H., 2014, Ancient expansion of the Hox cluster in Lepidoptera generated four homeobox genes implicated in extra-embryonic tissue formatio. PLoS Genetics, 10

Carter, Jean-Michel; Baker, Simon C.; Pink, Ryan; Carter, David R.F.; Collins, Aiden; Tomlin, Jeremie; Gibbs, Melanie; Breuker, Casper J., 2013, Unscrambling butterfly oogenesis . BMC Genomics, 14

Bonte, Dries; Van Dyck, Hans; Bullock, James M.; Coulon, Aurelie; Delgado, Maria; Gibbs, Melanie; Lehouck, Valerie; Matthysen, Erik; Mustin, Karin; Saastamoinen, Marjo; Schtickzelle, Nicolas; Stevens, Virginie M.; Vandewoestijne, Sofie; Baguette, Michel; Barton, Kamil; Benton, Tim G.; Chaput-Bardy, Audrey; Clobert, Jean; Dytham, Calvin; Hovestadt, Thomas; Meier, Christoph M.; Palmer, Steve C.F.; Turlure, Camille; Travis, Justin M.J., 2012, Costs of dispersal. Biological Reviews, 87, 290-312

Gibbs, Melanie; Van Dyck, Hans; Breuker, Casper J., 2012, Development on drought-stressed host plants affects life history, flight morphology and reproductive output relative to lands. Evolutionary Applications, 5, 66-75

Hesketh, Helen; Gibbs, Melanie; Breuker, Casper J.; Van Dyck, Hans; Turner, Emma; Hails, Rosemary, 2012, Exploring sub-lethal effects of exposure to a nucleopolyhedrovirus in the speckled wood (Pararge aegeria) butterfly. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 109, 165-168

Gibbs, Melanie; Wiklund, Christer; Van Dyck, Hans, 2011, Temperature, rainfall and butterfly morphology: does life history theory match the observed pattern? . Ecography, 34, 336-344

Weir Laura; Gibbs Melanie; , 2016, Effects of drought and infection on the development of the speckled wood butterfly. In: Ento '16 - Royal Entomological Society Annual National Science Meeting, Harper Adams University, Newport, 6-8 Sept 2016

Stone Graham; Sinclair Frazer; Nicholls James; Cavers Stephen; Gibbs Melanie; Butterill Phil; Wagner Stephanie; Kremer Antoine; Petit Remy; Gerber Sophie; Ducousso Alexis; Schonrogge Karsten; , 2015, Impacts of local adaptation of forest trees on associations with herbivorous insects: implications for adaptive forest management. In: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 2015, Edinburgh, 13-16 Dec 2015

Livraghi Luca; Holland Peter W.; Dapporto Leonardo; Vila Roger; Gibbs Melanie; Breuker Casper J.; , 2015, The evolution and divergence of the special homeobox genes in Pararge aegeria . In: XVth European Society for Evolutionary Biology Meeting (ESEB2015), Lausanne, Switzerland, 10-14 Aug 2015

Gibbs Melanie; , 2014, Maternal effects in the speckled wood butterfly, Pararge aegeria. In: Guest lecture (Conservation Genetics module) MSc Wildlife Management & Conservation, University of Reading, 27 Nov 2014

Carter Jean-Michel; Gibbs Melanie; Breuker Casper J.; , 2016. Studying oogenesis in a non-model organism using transcriptomics: assembling, annotating, and analysing your data. In: Ioannis P., (eds.) , Oogenesis: methods and protocols. Humana Press, 129-143. (Methods in Molecular Biology).