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Veiga Cosme L, … Gill RJ,… & Caccone A (in press) A genotyping array for the globally invasive vector mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Parasites & Vectors

Cantwell-Jones A, Tylianakis JM, Larson K & Gill RJ (2024) Using individual-based trait frequency distributions to forecast plant-pollinator network responses to environmental change. Ecology Letters.


Liu Y, Olsson A, Larva T, Cantwell-Jones A, Gill RJ, Cederberg B & Webster M (2023) Genomic variation in mountain bumblebees in Scandinavia: High levels of intraspecific diversity despite population vulnerability. Molecular Ecology.

Johansson J, Arce A & Gill RJ (2023) How competition between overlapping generations can influence optimal egg-laying strategies in annual social insects. Oecologia

Lakeman-Fraser P, Colluci-Gray L, Robinson A, Sforzi A, Staples-Rolf R, Newman J, Gill RJ, Sharma N, Rueger S & Siddharthan A (2023) X-Polli:Nation: Contributing towards sustainable development goals through school-based pollinator citizen science. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice

Kenna D, Graystock P & Gill RJ (2023) Toxic temperatures: Bee behaviours exhibit divergent pesticide toxicity relationships with warming. Global Change Biology

Cantwell‐Jones A, Larson K, Ward A, Bates OK, Cox T, Gibbons C, Richardson R, Al‐Hayali AMR, Svedin J, Aronsson M, Brannlund F, Tylianakis JM, Johansson J & Gill RJ (2023) Mapping trait versus species turnover reveals spatiotemporal variation in functional redundancy and network robustness in a plant‐pollinator community. Functional Ecology, 37, 748-762


Arce AN*, Cantwell-Jones A*, (+20 co-authors) & Gill RJ (2023). Signatures of increasing environmental stress in bumblebee wings over the past century: Insights from museum specimens, J. Animal Ecology, 92, 297-309

Mullin (14 authors), Gill RJ & Barnes I (2023). First large-scale quantification study of DNA preservation in insects from natural history collections using genome-wide sequencing. Methods in Ecology & Evolution, 14, 360-371


Yordanova M, Evison SEF, Gill RJ & Graystock P (2022) The threat of pesticide and disease co-exposure to managed and wild bee larvae. International Journal for Parasitology, 17, 319


Colgan TJ, Arce AN, Gill RJ, Ramos Rodrigues A, Kanteh A, Duncan EJ, Li L, Chittka L & Wurm Y (2022) Genomic signatures of recent adaptation in a wild bumblebee. Molecular Biology & Evolution, 39, msab366.


Watrobska CM, Ramos Rodrigues A, Arce AN, Clarke J & Gill RJ (2022) Pollen source richness may be a poor predictor of bumblebee colony growth. Frontiers in Insect Science, 1, 741349.


Kenna D, Pawar S & Gill RJ (2021) Thermal flight performance reveals impact of warming on bumblebee foraging potential. Functional Ecology, 35, 2508-2522

Rother L, Kraft N, Smith DB, el Jundi B, Gill RJ & Pfeiffer K (2021) A micro-CT based standard brain atlas of the bumblebee. Cell & Tissue Research, 386, 29-45


Samuelson A, Gill RJ & Leadbeater E (2020) Urbanisation is associated with reduced Nosema sp. infection, higher colony strength and higher richness of foraged pollen in honeybees. Apidologie, 51, 746-762

Smith DB, Arce AN, Ramos Rodrigues A, Bischoff PH, Burris D, Ahmed F & Gill RJ (2020) Insecticide exposure during brood or early-adult development reduces brain growth and impairs adult learning in bumblebees. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.2442 



Kenna D*, Cooley H*, Pretelli I, Ramos Rodrigues A, Gill SD & Gill RJ (2019) Pesticide exposure affects flight dynamics and reduces flight endurance in bumblebees. Ecology & Evolution

Colgan TJ*, Fletcher I*, Arce AN*, Gill RJ, Ramos Rodrigues A, Stolle E, Chittka L & Wurm Y (2019) Caste- and pesticide-specific effects of neonicotinoid pesticide exposure on gene expression in bumblebees. Molecular Ecology


Arce AN, Ramos Rodrigues A, Yu J, Colgan TJ, Wurm Y & Gill RJ (2018) Foraging bumblebees acquire a preference for neonicotinoid treated food with prolonged exposure. Proc. Roy. Soc. B

Samuelson AE, Gill RJ, Brown MJF & Leadbeater E (accepted) Lower bumblebee colony reproductive success in agricultural compared with urban environments. Proc. Roy. Soc. B

Gray R, Ewers R, Boyle MJW, Chung AYC & Gill RJ (2018). Effect of tropical forest disturbance on the competitive interactions within a diverse ant community. Scientific Reports.



Arce AN, David TI, Randall EL, Rodrigues AR, Colgan TJ, Wurm Y & Gill RJ (2017). Impact of controlled neonicotinoid exposure on bumblebees in a realistic field setting. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54, 1199-1208


Up to 2016

Bohan DA, Landuyt D, Ma A, Macfadyen S, Martinet V, Massol F, McInerny G, Montoya JM, Mulder C, Pascual U, Pocock MJO, White P, Blanchemanche S, Bonkowski M, Bretagnolle V, Bronmark C, Dicks L, Dumbrell A, Eisenhauer N, Friberg N, Gessner MO, Gill RJ, Gray C, Haughton A, Ibanez S, Jensen J, Jeppesen E, Jokela J, Lacroix G, Lannou C, Lavorel S, Le Galliard J-F, Lescourret F, Liu S, Loeuille N, McLaughlin O, Muggleton S, Penuelas J, Petanidou T, Petit S, Pomati F, Raffaelli D, Rasmussen J, Raybould A, Reboud X, Richard G, Scherber C, Scheu S, Sutherland WJ, Tamaddoni-Nezhad A, ter Braak C, Termansen M, Thompson MSA, Tscharntke T, Vacher C, van der Geest H, Voigt W, Vonk JA, Zhou X & Woodward G (2016). Networking our way to better ecosystem service provision. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 31, 105-115


Gill RJ, Baldock KCR, Brown MJF, Cresswell JE, Dicks LV, Fountain MT, Garratt MPD, Gough LA, Heard MS, Holland JM, Ollerton J, Stone GN, Tang CQ, Vanbergen AJ, Vogler AP, Woodward G, Arce AN, Boatman ND, Brand-Hardy R, Breeze TD, Green M, Hartfield CM, O'Connor RS, Osborne JL, Phillips J, Sutton PB & Potts SG (2016). Protecting an ecosystem service: approaches to understanding and mitigating threats to wild insect pollinators. Advances in Ecological Research, 54, 135-206


Samuelson EEW, Chen-Wishart ZP, Gill RJ & Leadbeater E (2016) Effect of acute pesticide exposure on bee spatial working memory using an analogue of the radial-arm maze. Scientific Reports, 6, 38957


Smith DB, Bernhardt G, Raine NE, Abel RL, Sykes D, Ahmed F, Pedroso I & Gill RJ (2016) Exploring miniature insect brains using micro-CT scanning techniques. Scientific Reports, 6, 21768


Raine NE & Gill RJ (2015) Tasteless pesticides affect bees in the field. Nature, 521, 38-40


Gill RJ & Raine NE (2014) Chronic impairment of bumblebee natural foraging behaviour induced by sublethal pesticide exposure. Functional Ecology, 28, 1459-1471


Bryden J, Gill RJ, Mitton RAA, Raine NE & Jansen VAA (2013) Chronic sublethal stress causes bee colony failure. Ecology Letters, 16, 1463-1469


Gill RJ, Ramos-Rodriguez O & Raine NE (2012) Combined pesticide exposure severely affects individual- and colony-level traits in bees. Nature, 491, 105-108


Coston DJ*, Gill RJ* & Hammond RL (2011) No evidence of volatile chemicals regulating reproduction in a multiple queen ant. Naturwissenchaften, 98, 625-629


Gill RJ & Hammond RL (2011) Workers determine queen inheritance of reproduction in a functionally monogynous ant population. Animal Behaviour, 82, 119-129

Gill RJ & Hammond RL (2011) Workers influence royal reproduction. Proc. Roy. Soc. B, 278, 1524-1531


Gill RJ, Arce A, Keller L & Hammond RL (2009) Polymorphic social organization in an ant. Proc. Roy. Soc. B, 276, 4423-4431

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