Publications

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Pre-prints

[31] Ashby B and Farine D. Social information use shapes the coevolution of sociality and virulence. biorXiv. Pre-print

[30] Halimubieke N*, Pirrie A*, Székely T, Ashby B. How do sex biases in demography and disease characteristics affect the spread of sexually transmitted infections? biorXiv. Pre-print

Journal articles

[29] Best A & Ashby B (accepted) Evolutionarily stable strategies are well-studied in periodically fluctuating populations. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA.

[28] Ashby B & Best A (2021) Herd immunity. Curr. Biol. 31:R174-R177. Online version

[27] Ashby B (2020) When does parasitism maintain sex in the absence of Red Queen Dynamics? J. Evol. Biol. 33:1795-1805. Online versionPDF 

[26] Thompson RN, Hollingsworth TD, Isham V, Arribas-Bel D, Ashby B, Britton T, Challenor P, Chappell LHK, Clapham H, Cunniffe NJ, Dawid AP, Donnelly CA, Eggo RM, Funk S, Gilbert N, Glendinning P, Gog JR, Hart WS, Heesterbeek H, House T, Keeling M, Kiss IZ, Kretzschmar ME, Lloyd AL, McBryde ES, McCaw JM, McKinley TJ, Miller JC, Morris M, O’Neill PD, Parag KV, Pearson CAB, Pellis L, Pulliam JRC, Ross JV, Scalia Tomba G, Silverman BW, Struchiner CJ, Tildesley MJ, Trapman P, Webb CR, Mollison D & Restif O (2020) Key Questions for Modelling COVID-19 Exit strategies. Proc. R. Soc. B. 287:20201405. Online versionPDF

[25] Hall AR, Ashby B, Bascompte J & King KC (2020) Measuring Coevolutionary Dynamics in Species-Rich Communities. Trends. Ecol. Evol. 35:539-550. Online versionPDF

[24] Ashby B*, Shaw A* & Kokko H (2020) An inordinate fondness for species with intermediate dispersal abilities. Oikos. 129:311-319. PreprintOnline versionPDF

– Featured as the Editor’s Choice article for this issue of Oikos.

[23] Ashby B (2020) Antagonistic coevolution between hosts and sexually transmitted infections. Evolution. 74: 43-56. PreprintOnline versionPDF

[22] Dimitriu T, Ashby B, Westra ER (2019) Transposition: A CRISPR way to get around. Curr. Biol. 29:R886-889. Online version – PDF

[21] Ashby B, Iritani R, Best A, White AR & Boots M (2019) Understanding the role of eco-evolutionary feedbacks in host-parasite coevolution. J. Theor. Biol. 464:115-125. Online version – PDF

[20] Ashby B & Bruns E (2018) The evolution of juvenile susceptibility to infectious disease. Proc. R. Soc. B. 285:20180844. Online version – PDF

[19] Rafaluk-Mohr C, Ashby B, Dahan D, King K (2018) Mutual fitness benefits arise during coevolution in a nematode-defensive microbe model. Evol. Lett. 2:246-256. Online version – PDF

–  Blog at Evolution Letters: ‘Guarding Hosts from Parasite Attack – The Rapid Evolution of a Defensive Mutualism’

[18] Best A, Ashby B, White A, Bowers R, Buckling A, Koskella B, Boots M (2017) Host–parasite fluctuating selection in the absence of specificity. Proc. R. Soc. B. 284:20171615. Online version – PDF

[17] Ashby B*, Watkins ER*, Lorenço J, Gupta S & Foster KR (2017) Competing species leave many potential niches unfilled. Nature Ecol. Evol. 1:1495-1501. Online version – PDF

Accompanying commentary by György Barabás

‘Finding your niche’ blog at Nature Ecology and Evolution Community

Interview with DeutschlandFunk (German Public Radio)

[16] Ashby B & King KC (2017) Friendly foes: the evolution of host protection by a parasite. Evol. Lett. 1:211-221. Online version – PDF

Accompanying article in The Conversation

[15] Ashby B & Boots M (2017) Multi-mode fluctuating selection in host–parasite coevolution. Ecology Letters. 20:357-365. Online version PDF

[14] Bentkowski P, van Oosterhout C, Ashby B & Mock T (2017) The effect of extrinsic mortality on genome size evolution in prokaryotes. ISME. 11:1011-1018 Online version – PDF

– Faculty of 1000 (F1000) recommendation

[13] van Houte S, Ekroth A, Broniewski JM, Chabas H, Ashby B, Bondy-Denomy J, Gandon S, Boots M, Paterson S, Buckling A & Westra ER (2016The diversity-generating benefits of a prokaryotic adaptive immune system. Nature. 532:385-388. Online version – PDF

– Featured in Current Biology ‘Dispatches’. Online version

[12] Ashby B & Boots M (2015) Coevolution of parasite virulence and host mating strategies. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 112:13290-13295. Online version – PDF

– Accompanying commentary: Zuk M (2015) When sex makes you sick. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 112:13139-13140. Online version – PDF

– Featured in the research highlights for this issue of PNAS. Online version – PDF

[11] Ashby B & King KC (2015) Diversity and the maintenance of sex by parasites. J Evol. Biol. 28:511-520. Online version – PDF

– Featured as the Editor’s Choice article (research highlight) for this issue of the Journal of Evolutionary Biology

[10] Gómez P, Ashby B & Buckling A (2015) Population mixing promotes arms race host-parasite coevolution. Proc. R. Soc. B. 282:20142297. Online version – PDF

[9] Ashby B (2014) The effects of contact patterns and genetic specificity on host and parasite evolution. DPhil Thesis

[8] Ashby B, Gupta S & Buckling A (2014) Effects of epistasis on infectivity range during host-parasite coevolution. Evolution. 68:2972-2982. Online version – PDF

[7] Ashby B & Gupta S (2014) Parasitic castration promotes coevolutionary cycling but also imposes a cost on sex. Evolution. 68:2234-2244. Online version – PDF

[6] Ashby B, Gupta S & Buckling A (2014) Spatial structure mitigates fitness costs in host-parasite coevolution. Am. Nat. 183: E64-E74. Online version – PDF

– Featured in Evolutionary Applications: Koskella B (2014) Research highlight for issue 8: disease evolution and ecology across space. Evol. App. 7:869-870. Online version – PDF

[5] Penman BS, Ashby B, Buckee CO & Gupta S (2013) Pathogen selection drives nonoverlapping associations between HLA loci. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 110:19645-19650. Online version – PDF

– Featured as a research highlight in Science 342:1292-1293.

[4] Ashby B & Gupta S (2013) Sexually transmitted infections in polygamous mating systems. Philos. Trans. R. Soc. B. 368:20120048. Online version – PDF

[3] Ashby B (2009) Exploring children’s attitudes towards mathematics. Proc. Brit. Soc. Res. Learn. Math. 29:7-12. Online version – PDF

Book chapters

[2] Pirrie A., Chapman H. & Ashby B (in review) ‘Parasite-mediated sexual selection: to mate or not to mate?’ in Ezenwa V.O., Altizer, S. & Hall R. (ed.) Animal Behavior and Parasitism. Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, UK.

[1] Ashby B, Jones J, Knell RJ & Hurst GDD (2019) ‘Sexually transmitted infections in natural populations: what have we learnt from beetles and beyond?’ in Wilson K, Fenton A, & Tompkins D. (ed.) Wildlife Disease Ecology: Linking Theory to data and application. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK. pp. 187-222.