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Publications

Reavey, C.E., Beare, L. & Cotter, S.C. Parental care influences social immunity in burying beetle larvae, (In review at Ecological Entomology).

Reavey, C.E., Warnock, N.D., Vogel, H. & Cotter, S.C. (in press) Trade-offs Between Personal Immunity and Reproduction in the Burying Beetle, N. vespilloides, Behavioural Ecology.

Povey, S.R., Cotter, S.C., Simpson, S.J. & Wilson, K. (2014). The impact of macronutrients on the survival and immune-function of virally infected insects.  Journal of Animal Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12127.

Wilson K. & Cotter S.C. (2013). Host-Parasite Interactions and the Evolution of Immune Defense.  Advances in the Study of Behaviour, 45: 81-174.

Cotter, S. C., Littlefair, J.E., Grantham, P. J. & Kilner, R. M. (2013). A direct trade-off between personal and social immunity. Journal of Animal Ecology, 82: 846-853.

Ponton, F., Wilson, K., Holmes, A.J., Cotter, S.C., Raubenheimer, D. & Simpson, S.J. (2013). Integrating nutrition and immunology: a new frontier.  Journal of Insect Physiology, 59: 130-137.

Ponton, F., Wilson, K., Cotter S. C., Raubenheimer, D. & Simpson, S.J. (2011). Nutritional Immunology: A Multi-Dimensional Approach.  PLOS Pathogens, 7(12): e1002223.

Cotter, S.C., Simpson, S. J., Raubenheimer, D. & Wilson, K. (2011). Nutrient composition trade-offs amongst competing life-history and immune traits.  Functional Ecology, 25: 186-198.

Cotter, S.C., Ward, R.J.S. & Kilner, R.M. (2011). Age-specific reproductive investment in female burying beetles: independent effects of state and risk of death.  Functional Ecology, 25: 652-660.

Cotter, S.C., Simpson, S.J., Raubenheimer, D. & Wilson, K. (2011). Nutrient composition mediates trade-offs amongst competing life-history and immune traits.  Functional Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2010.01766.x.

Cotter, S.C., Topham, E.A., Price, A.J.P. & Kilner, R.M. (2010). Fitness costs associated with mounting a social immune response.  Ecology Letters, 13: 1114-1123.

Cotter, S.C. & Kilner, R.M. (2010). Personal immunity versus social immunity?  Behavioral Ecology, 21: 663-668.

Cotter, S.C. & Kilner, R.M. (2010). Sexual division of antibacterial resource defence in breeding burying beetles, Nicrophorus vespilloides.  Journal of Animal Ecology, 79: 35-43 (Cover image for this issue).

Ward, R.J.S., Cotter, S.C., & Kilner, R.M. (2009). Current brood size and residual reproductive value predict brood desertion in the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides.  Behavioral Ecology, 20: 1274-1281 (Cover image for this issue).

Povey, S.R., Cotter, S.C., Simpson, S.J., Lee, K.P. & Wilson, K. (2009). Can the protein costs of bacterial resistance be offset by altered feeding behaviour?  Journal of Animal Ecology, 78: 437-446.

Wilson, K. & Cotter, S.C. (2009). Density-dependent prophylaxis in insects. In: Insects and Phenotypic Plasticity: Mechanisms and Consequences. TN Ananthakrishnan & DW Whitman (Eds) pp. 137-176. Science Publishers, Inc., Plymouth, UK.

Cotter, S.C., Myatt, J.P., Benskin, C.M.H. & Wilson, K. (2008). Selection for cuticular melanism reveals immune function and life-history trade-offs in Spodoptera littoralis.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 21: 1744-1754

Cotter, S.C., Beveridge, M. & Simmons, L.W. (2008). Male morph predicts investment in larval immune function in the dung beetle, Onthophagus taurus.  Behavioral Ecology, 19: 331-337

Cotter, S.C. & Edwards, O.R. (2006). Quantitative genetics of preference and performance in the noctuid moth, Helicoverpa armigera.  Heredity, 96: 396-402

Fitt, G.P. & Cotter, S.C. (2005). The Helicoverpa problem in Australia In: Strategies for Helicoverpa Management: Prospects and Problems. H.C. Sharma (Ed). 

Cotter, S.C. & Wilson, K. (2004). Costs of resistance: genetic correlations and potential trade-offs in an insect immune system.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 17: 421-429

Cotter, S.C., Hails, R.S., Cory, J.S. & Wilson, K. (2004). Density-dependent prophylaxis and condition-dependent immune function in Lepidopteran larvae: a multivariate approach. Journal of Animal Ecology, 73: 283-293.  

Cotter, S.C. & Wilson, K. (2002). Heritability of immunocompetence in the caterpillar Spodoptera littoralis.  Heredity, 88: 229-234

Wilson, K., Cotter, S.C., Reeson, A.F. & Pell, J.K .(2001). Melanism and disease resistance in insects.  Ecology Letters, 4: 637-649