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Prof William O.C. Symondson  -  PhD

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Selected Publications

Šerić Jelaska L, Jurasović J, Brown DS, Vaughan IP, Symondson WOC (in press) Molecular field analysis of trophic relationships in soil-dwelling invertebrates to identify mercury, lead and cadmium transmission through forest ecosystems. Molecular Ecology.

Pinol J, San Andres V, Clare EL, Mir G, Symondson WOC (in press) A pragmatic approach to the analysis of diets of generalist predators: The use of next generation sequencing with no blocking probes. Molecular Ecology Resources.

Brown DS, Ebenezer KL, Symondson WOC (in press) Molecular analysis of the diets of snakes: changes in prey selection during development of the rare smooth snake Coronella austriaca. Molecular Ecology.

Brown DS, Burger R, Cole N, Vencatasamy D, Clare EL, Montazam A, Symondson WOC (Early online) Dietary competition between the alien Asian Musk Shrew (Suncus murinus) and a reintroduced population of Telfair’s Skink (Leiolopisma telfairii). Molecular Ecology.

Davey JS, Vaughan IP, King RA, Bell JR, Bohan DA, Bruford MW, Holland JM, Symondson WOC (2013) Intraguild predation in winter wheat: prey choice by a common epigeal carabid consuming spiders. Journal of Applied Ecology 50, 271-279.

Pompanon F, Deagle BE, Symondson WOC, Brown DS, Jarman SD, Taberlet P (2012) Who is eating what: diet assessment using next generation sequencing. Molecular Ecology 21, 1931-1950.

Brown DS, Jarman SN, Symondson WOC (2012) Pyrosequencing of prey DNA in reptile faeces: analysis of earthworm consumption by slow worms. Molecular Ecology Resources 12, 259-266.

Virant-Doberlet M, King RA, Polajnar J, Symondson WOC (2011) Molecular diagnostics reveal spiders that exploit prey vibrational signals used in sexual communication. Molecular Ecology 20, 2204-2216.

Bell JR, King RA, Bohan DA, Symondson WOC (2010) Spatial co-occurrence networks predict the feeding histories of polyphagous arthropod predators at field scales. Ecography 33, 64-72.

King RA, Vaughan IP, Bell JR, Bohan DA, Symondson WOC (2010) Prey choice by carabid beetles feeding on an earthworm community analysed using species- and lineage-specific PCR primers. Molecular Ecology 19, 1721-1732.

Macfadeyn S, Gibson R, Polaszek A, Morris R, Craze PG, Planqué R, Symondson WOC, Memmott J (2009) Do differences in food web structure between organic and conventional farms affect the ecosystem service of pest control? Ecology Letters 12, 229-238.  

King RA, Tibble AL, Symondson WOC (2008) Opening a can of worms: unprecedented sympatric cryptic diversity within British lumbricid earthworms. Molecular Ecology 17, 4684-4698.  

Traugott M, Bell JR, Broad GR, Powell W, van Veen FJF, Vollhardt IMG & Symondson WOC (2008) Endoparasitism in cereal aphids: molecular analysis of a whole parasitoid community. Molecular Ecology 17, 3928-3938.

Bell JR, Traugott M, Sunderland KD, Skirvin DJ, Mead A, Kravar-Garde L, Reynolds K, Fenlon J & Symondson WOC (2008). Beneficial links for the control of aphids: the effects of compost applications on predators and prey? Journal of Applied Ecology 45, 1266-1273.

King RA, Read DS, Traugott M, Symondson WOC (2008) Molecular analysis of predation: a review of best practice for DNA-based approaches. Molecular Ecology 17, 947-963.