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Selected Publications

Wilson, J.W., Mills, M.G.L., Wilson, R.P., Peters, G., Mills, M.E.J., Speakman, J.R., Durant, S.M., Bennett, N.C., Marks, N.J., Scantlebury, M. (2013). Cheetahs, Acinonyx jubatus, balance turn capacity with pace when chasing prey.  Biology Letters, 9(5): 20130620.

Symes, C.T., Wilson, J.W., Woodborne, S.M., Shaikh, Z.S., Scantlebury, M. (2013). Resource partitioning of sympatric small mammals in an African forest-grassland vegetation mosaic.  Austral Ecology, 38: 721-729.

McInnes, C.J., Coulter, L., Dagleish, M.P., Deane, D., Gilray, J., Percival, A., Willoughby, K., Scantlebury, M., Marks, N., Graham, D., Everest, D.J., McGoldrick, M., Rochford, J., McKay, F., Sainsbury, A.W. (2013). The emergence of squirrelpox in Ireland.  Animal Conservation, 16: 51-59.

Lutermann H., Bennett N.C., Speakman J.R., Scantlebury, M. (2013). Energetic Benefits of Sociality Offset the Costs of Parasitism in a Cooperative Mammal.  PLOS ONE, 8: e57969. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057969.

Scantlebury, M., Haim, H. Environmental Challenges and Physiological Solutions: Comparative Energetic Daily Rhythms of Field Mice Populations from Different Ecosystems. (2012).  PLOS ONE, 7: e51247 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051247.

Scantlebury, M., Danek-Gontard, M., Bateman, P.W. et al. (2012). Seasonal Patterns of Body Temperature Daily Rhythms in Group-Living Cape Ground Squirrels Xerus inauris.  PLOS ONE, 7: Number: e36053 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036053.

Thomas, H.G., Bateman, P.W., Scantlebury, M., Bennett, N.C. (2012). Season but not sex influences burrow length and complexity in the non-sexually dimorphic solitary Cape mole-rat (Rodentia: Bathyergidae).  Journal of Zoology London, 288: 214-221.

Everest, D.J., Griffin, J., Warnock, N.D., Collins, L., Dick, J., Reid, N., Scantlebury, M., Marks, N., Montgomery, I. (2012). Adenovirus particles from a wild red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) from Northern Ireland.  Veterinary Record, 170: 188-188.

Joubert, K.E., Serfontein, T., Scantlebury, M., Manjerovic, M.B., Bateman, P.W., Bennett, N.C., Waterman, J.M. (2011). Determination of an optimal dose of medetomidine-ketamine-buprenorphine for anaesthesia in the Cape ground squirrel (Xerus inauris).  Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 82: 94-96.

Doake, S., Scantlebury, M. and Elwood, R.W. (2010). The costs of bearing arms and armour in the hermit crab Pagurus bernhardus.  Anim. Behav., 80: 637-642.

Scantlebury, M., M.Mc Williams et al. (2010). Effects of life history traits on parasite load in squirrels.  J.Zool.Lond., 282: 246-255.

Harrison, A., Scantlebury, M. and Montgomery, I. (2010). Body mass and sex biased parasitism in wood mice Apodemus sylvaticus.  Oikos., 119: 1099-1104.

Scantlebury, M., Krackow, S., Pillay, N., Bennett, N.C. and Schradin C. (2010). Basking is affected by season and influences oxygen consumption in desert-living striped mice (Rhabdomys pumilio).  J. Zool. Lond., 281: 132-139.

Wilson, J.W., Stirnemann, R.L., Shaikh, Z.S. and Scantlebury, M. (2009). The response of small mammals to natural and human-altered edges associated with afromontane forests of South Africa.  Forest Ecology and Management, 259: 926-931.

Thomas, H.G., Bateman, P.W., Le Comber, S.C., Bennett, N.C., Elwood, R.W. and Scantlebury, M. (2009). Burrow architecture and digging activity in the Cape dune mole rat.  J. Zool. Lond., 279: 277-284.

Fleming, P.A., Bateman, P.W., Scantlebury, M., Verburgt, L. and Medger, K. (2009). The cost of a tail: caudal autotomy and locomotory energetics of the Cape dwarf gecko Lygodactylus capensis.  Physiol. Biochem. Zool., 82: 756-65.

Schradin, C., Scantlebury, M., Pillay, N. and König, B. (2009). Testosterone Levels in Dominant Sociable Males Are Lower than in Solitary Roamers: Physiological Differences between Three Male Reproductive Tactics in a Sociably Flexible Mammal.  Am. Nat., 173: 376-388.

Scantlebury, M., Lovegrove, B.G., Bennett, N.C., Jackson, C.R., and Lutermann, H. (2008). Hibernation and non-shivering thermogenesis in the Hottentot golden mole (Amblysomus hottentottus longiceps).  J. Comp. Physiol. B., 178: 887-897.

Scantlebury, M., Waterman, J.M. and Bennett N.C. (2008). Alternative reproductive tactics in male Cape ground squirrels Xerus inauris.  Physiol. Behav., 94: 359-367.

Kotze, J., Bennett, N.C. and Scantlebury, M. (2008). The energetics of huddling in two species of mole-rat (Rodentia: Bathyergidae).  Physiol. Behav., 93: 215-221.

Wallach, A.D., Inbar, M., Scantlebury, M., Speakman, J.R., and Shanas, U. (2007). Water requirements as a bottleneck in the reintroduction of European roe deer to the southern edge of its range.  Can. J. Zool., 85: 1182-1192.

Scantlebury, M., Waterman, J.M., Hillegass, M. Speakman, J.R. and Bennett, N.C. (2007). Energetic costs of parasitism in the Cape ground squirrel Xerus inauris.  Proc. Roy. Soc. B., 274: 2169-2177.

Kinahan A.A., Kotze, A. Bateman, P.W. and Scantlebury, M. (2007). Daily body temperature rhythms in the African savanna elephant, Loxodonta Africana.  Physiol. Behav., 92: 560-565.

Scantlebury, M. and Minting, P. (2006). Differences in resting metabolic rates of two South African tortoises: Psammobates oculifer and Geochelone pardalis.  Afr. J. Herpet., 55: 161-165.

Broekman, M., Bennett, N.C. and Scantlebury, M. (2006). Mole-rats from higher altitudes have greater thermoregulatory capabilities.  Physiol. Behav., 89: 750-754.

Wilson, J.W. and Scantlebury, M. (2006). Chinspot Batis (Batis molitor) mimic Woodward's Batis (Batis fratrum): evidence of interspecific competitive acoustic mimicry?  Ostrich, 77: 233-234.

Scantlebury, M., Speakman, J.R. Oosthuizen, M.K, Roper, T.J. and Bennett, N.C. (2006). Energetics reveals physiologically distinct castes in a eusocial mammal.  Nature, 440: 795-797.

Scantlebury, M., Harris, S., Allcroft, D.J. and Hutchings, M. (2006). Individual trade-offs between nutrition and risk of interspecific transmission of disease by grazing: cows, badger latrines and bovine tuberculosis.  Behaviour, 143: 141-158.

Scantlebury, M., Bennett, N.C., Speakman, J.R. Pillay, N. and Schradin C. (2006). Huddling in groups leads to daily energy savings in free-living African Four-Striped Grass Mice, Rhabdomys pumilio.  Func. Ecol., 20: 166-173.

Haim, A., Shanas, U. and Scantlebury, M. (2005). Comparative physiology of heat production in rodents under increasing salinity: effects of habitat and habits.  Belgian J. Zool., 135: 55-59.

Scantlebury, M., Speakman, J.R. and Bennett, N.C. (2006). The energy costs of sexual dimorphism in mole-rats are morphological not behavioural.  Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B., 273: 57-63.

Scantlebury, M., Shanas, U. and Haim, A. (2005). Seasonal acclimatization of non-shivering thermogenesis in common spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus) from different adjacent habitats.  Afr. Zool., 40: 319-322.

Haim, A., Shanas, U., El Salam Zubidad, A. and Scantlebury, M. (2005). Seasonality and seasons out of time - the thermoregulatory effects of light interference.  Chronobiol. Int., 22: 59-66.

Scantlebury, M., Shanas, U., Afik, D. and Haim, A. (2005). Comparative seasonal acclimatization of food and energy consumption in adjacent populations of the common spiny mouse Acomys cahirinus.  J. Zool. Lond., 267: 1-6.

Scantlebury, M., Oosthuizen, M.K., Speakman, J.R., Jackson, C.R., and Bennett, N.C. (2005). Seasonal field energetics of the Hottentot golden mole (Ambysomus hottentotus longiceps) at 1500m altitude.  Physiology and Behavior, 84(5): 739-745.

Ergon, T., Speakman, J.R., Scantlebury, M., Cavanagh, R., and Lambin, X. (2004). Body mass and energy expenditure in overwintering field voles (Microtus agrestis): Why are voles smaller in declining populations?  Am. Nat., 163(3): 442-457.

Scantlebury, M., Clutton-Brock, T.H., and Speakman J.R. (2004). Energetics of cooperative breeding in meerkats Suricata suricatta.  International Congress Series , 1275: 367-274.

Scantlebury, M., Hutchings, M., Allcroft, D. and Harris, S. (2004). Risk of Disease from Wildlife Reservoirs: Badgers, Cattle and Bovine Tuberculosis.  J. Dairy Science, 87: 330-339.

Scantlebury, M., Shanas, U., Kupshtein, H., Speakman, J. R. and Haim, A. (2004). Differential energy costs of winter acclimatised common spiny mice Acomys cahirinus from two adjacent habitats.  Comp. Biochem. Physiol., 137(2): 419-423.

Speakman, J. R., Ergon, T., Cavanagh, R., Reid, K., Scantlebury, D.M., and Lambin, X. (2003). Resting metabolic rates and daily energy expenditures of free-living field voles (Microtus agrestis) are positively correlated but reflect extrinsic rather than intrinsic effects.  P.N.A.S., 100(24): 14057-14062.

Shanas, U., Afik, D., Scantlebury, M. and Haim, A. (2003). Differential osmoregulatory capabilities of common spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus) from adjacent microhabitats.  J. Zool. London, 261: 7-13.

Scantlebury, M., Shanas, U., Kupshtein, H., Afik, D. and Haim, A. (2003). Non-shivering thermogenesis in common spiny mice Acomys cahirinus from adjacent habitats: response to seasonal acclimatization and salinity acclimation.  J. Therm. Biol., 28: 287-299.

Scantlebury, M., Afik, D., Shanas, U., Kupstein, H. and A. Haim. (2003). Energetics and water economy of two populations of the common spiny mouse (Acomys cahirinus) from adjacent habitats.  Func. Ecol., 17: 178-185.

Scantlebury, M., Russell, A.F., McIlrath, G.M., Speakman, J.R. and Clutton-Brock, T.H. (2002). Energetics of lactation in cooperative breeding meerkats Suricata suricatta.  Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B., 269: 2147-2153.

Shanas, U., Afik, D., Scantlebury, M. and A. Haim. (2002). The effects of season and dietary salt content on body temperature daily rhythms of common spiny mice from different micro-habitats.  Comp. Biochem. Physiol., 132: 287-295.

Scantlebury, M., Afik, D., Shanas, U., and A. Haim. (2002). Comparative non-shivering thermogenesis in adjacent populations of the common spiny mouse (Acomys cahirinus) from opposite slopes: the effects of increasing salinity.  J. Comp. Physiol. A., 172: 1-5.

Scantlebury, M., Butterwick, R, and J.R. Speakman. (2001). Energetics and litter size variation in domestic dog Canis familiaris breeds of two sizes.  Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A., 129: 919-931.

Ward, S., Scantlebury, M., Krol, E., Thomson, P.J., Sparling, C., and J.R. Speakman. (2000). Preparation of hydrogen from water by reduction with lithium aluminium hydride for the analysis of d2H by isotope ratio mass spectrometry.  Rapid Comm. Mass Spectrom., 14: 450-453.

Scantlebury, M., Butterwick, R, and J.R. Speakman. (2000). Energetics of lactation in domestic dog (Canis familiaris) breeds of two sizes.  Comp. Biochem. Physiol., 125: 197-210.

Scantlebury, M., Hynds, W., Booles, D. and J.R. Speakman. (2000). Isotope recycling in lactating dogs (Canis familiaris).  Am. J. Physiol., 278: R699-R676.

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