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Selected Publications

Dick, Jaimie; Alexander, Mhairi; Jeschke, Jonathan; Ricciardi, Anthony; MacIsaac, Hugh; Robinson, Tamara; Kumschick, Sabrina; Weyl, Olaf; Dunn, A.M., Hatcher, M.J., Paterson, Rachel; Farnsworth, Keith; Richardson, David. (2013). Advancing impact prediction and hypothesis testing in invasion ecology using a comparative functional response approach.  Biological Invasions, doi 10.1007/s10530-013-0550-8.

Barrios-O'Neill, Daniel; Dick, Jaimie; Emmerson, Mark; Ricciardi, Anthony; MacIsaac, Hugh; Alexander, Mhairi; Bovy, Helene. (2013). Fortune favours the bold: a higher predator reduces the impact of a native but not an invasive intermediate predator.  Journal of Animal Ecology,  doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12155.

Paterson, Rachel; Pritchard, Daniel; Dick, Jaimie; Alexander, Mhairi; Hatcher, M.J., Dunn, A.M. (2013). Predator cue studies reveal strong trait-mediated effects in communities despite variation in experimental designs.  Animal Behaviour  (In press).

Barbour, Jennifer; McMenamin, Siobhan; Dick, Jaimie; Alexander, M., Caffrey, Joe. (2013). Biosecurity measures to reduce secondary spread of the invasive freshwater Asian clam, Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774).  Management of Biological Invasions, 4: 219-230.

MacNeil, C., Dick, Jaimie; Alexander, Mhairi; Dodd, Jennifer; Ricciardi, Anthony. (2013). Predators vs. alien: differential biotic resistance to an invasive species by two resident predators.  NeoBiota, 19: 1-19.

Alexander, M.E., Dick, J.T.A. & O’Connor, N. (2013). Trait-mediated indirect interactions in a marine intertidal system as quantified by functional responses. Oikos, 122(11): 1521-1531.

Alexander, M.E., Dick, J.T.A. & O’Connor, N. (2013). Born to kill: predatory functional responses of the littoral amphipod Echinogammarus marinus Leach throughout its life history. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 439: 92-99.

Alexander, M.E., Dick, J.T.A., O’Connor, N., Haddaway, N. & Farnsworth, K. (2012). Functional responses of the intertidal amphipod Echinogammarus marinus; effects of varying prey supply, model selection and habitat complexity’. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 468: 191-202.

Dick, J.T.A., Alexander, M.E., MacNeil, C. (2013). Natural Born Killers: an invasive amphipod is predatory throughout its life-history. Biological Invasions, 15(2): 309-313.

Dick J.T.A., Gallagher K., Avlijas S., Clarke H.C., Lewis S.E., Leung S., Minchin D., Caffrey J., Alexander M.E., Maguire C., Harrod C., Reid N., Haddaway N.R., Farnsworth K.D., Penk M., Ricciardi AEcological impacts of an invasive predator explained and predicted by comparative functional responses. Biological Invasions.

Piscart, C., Dick, J.T.A., McCriskin, D. & MacNeil, C. (2009). Environmental mediation of intraguild predation between the freshwater invader Gammarus pulex and the native G. duebeni celticus.  Biological Invasions, 11(9): 2141-2145.

MacNeil, C., Dick, J.T.A., Gell, F., Selman, R., Lenartowicz, P. & Hynes, H.B.N. (2009). A long-term study (1949-2005) of experimental introductions to an Island; freshwater amphipods (Crustacea) in the Isle of Man (British Isles).  Diversity & Distributions, 15(2): 232-241.

Platvoet, D., van der Velde, G., Dick, J.T.A. & Shuqiang, L. (2009). Flexible omnivory in Dikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky, 1894) (Amphipoda).  Crustaceana, 82(6): 703-720.

Goodwin, C.E., Dick, J.T. A. & Elwood, R.W. (2009). Preliminary assessment of the distribution of sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus (L.), river lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis (L.) and brook lamprey Lampetra planeri (Bloch) in Northern Ireland.  Biology & Environment, 109B(1): 47-52.

Platvoet, D., Dick, J.T.A., MacNeil, C., van Riel, M.C. & van der Velde, G. (2009). Invader-invader interactions: co-existence of two invasive amphipods, Dikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky) and Gammarus tigrinus Sexton: amphipod pilot species project (AMPIS) report 6  Biological Invasions, 9(11): 2085-2093.

Patterson, L., Dick, J.T.A. & Elwood, R.W. (2009). Claw removal and feeding ability in the edible crab, Cancer pagurus: implications for fishery practice. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 116(2-4): 302-305.

Goodwin, C.E., Dick, J.T.A., Rogowski, D.L. & Elwood, R.W. (2008). Lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis and L. planeri) ammocoete habitat associations at regional, catchment and microhabitat scales in Northern Ireland.  Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 17(4): 542-553.

Barr, S., Laming, P.R., Dick, J.T.A. & Elwood, R.W. (2008). Nociception or pain in a decapod crustacean? Animal Behaviour, 75: 745-751.

Bollache, L., Dick, J.T.A., Farnsworth, K.D. & Montgomery, W.I. (2008). Comparison of the functional responses of invasive and native amphipods.  Biology Letters, 4: 166-169.

Dick, J.T.A. (2008). Role of behaviour in biological invasions and species distributions; lessons from interactions between the invasive Gammarus pulex and the native G. duebeni (Crustacea: Amphipoda).  Contributions to Zoology, 77: 91-98.

Dunn, A.M., Dick, J.T.A. & Hatcher, M.J. (2008). The less amorous Gammarus: predation risk affects mating decisions in Gammarus duebeni (Amphipoda).  Animal Behaviour, 76: 1289-1295.

Hatcher M.J., Dick, J.T.A. & Dunn A.M. (2008). A keystone effect for parasites in intraguild predation? Biology Letters, 4: 534-537.

MacNeil, C., Platvoet, D. & Dick, J.T.A. (2008). Potential roles for differential body size and microhabitat complexity in mediating biotic interactions within invasive freshwater amphipod assemblages.  Fundamental and Applied Limnology, 172: 175-182.

Patterson, L., Dick, J.T.A. & Elwood, R.W. (2008). Embryo retrieval and kin recognition in an amphipod (Crustacea).  Animal Behaviour, 76: 717-722.

Sutherland, W.J., Bailey, M.J., Bainbridge, I.P., Brereton, T., Dick, J.T.A., Drewitt, J., Dulvy, N.K., Dusic, N.R., Freckleton, R.P., Gaston, K.J., Gilder, P.M., Green, R.E., Heathwaite, A.L., Johnson, S.M., MacDonald, D.W., Mitchell, R., Osborn, D., Owen, R.P., Pretty, J., Prior, S.V., Prosser, H., Pullin, A.S., Rose, P., Stott, A., Tew, T., Thomas, C.D., Thompson, D.B.A., Vickery, J.A., Walker, M., Walmsley, C., Warrington, S., Watkinson, A.R., Williams, R.J., Woodroffe, R., Woodroof, H.J. (2008). Future novel threats and opportunities facing UK biodiversity identified by horizon scanning.  Journal of Applied Ecology, 45: 821-833.

Harrison, A.J., Gault, N.F.S. & Dick, J.T.A. (2007). Diel variation in egg-laying by the freshwater fish louse, Argulus foliaceus (Crustacea: Branchiura).  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 78: 169-172.

Patterson, L., Dick, J.T.A., & Elwood, R.W. (2007). Physiological stress responses in the edible crab, Cancer pagurus, to the fishery practise of de-clawing.  Marine Biology, 152: 265-272.

Preston, S.J., Portig, A.A., Montgomery, W.I., McDonald, R.A., Dick, J.T.A. & Fairley, J.S. (2007). Temporal and spatial variation in otter Lutra lutra diet in Northern Ireland.  Biology & Environment, 107B: 61-66.

Bailey, R.J.E., Dick, J.T.A., Elwood, R.W. & MacNeil, C. (2006). Predatory interactions between the invasive amphipod Gammarus tigrinus and the native opossum shrimp Mysis relicta.  Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 25: 393-405.

Dick, J.T.A. & Elwood, R.W. (2006). Parent-offspring conflict and motivational control of brooding in an amphipod (Crustacea).  Biology Letters, 2: 501-504.

Gallagher, M., Dick, J.T.A. & Elwood, R.W. (2006). Riverine habitat requirements of the white-clawed crayfish, Austropotamobius pallipes.  Biology & Environment, 106B: 1-8.

Goodwin, C.E., Griffiths, D., Dick, J.T.A. & Elwood, R.W.  (2006). A freshwater-feeding Lampetra fluviatilis L. population in Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland.  Journal of Fish Biology, 68: 628-633.

Harrison, A.J., Gault, N.F.S. & Dick, J.T.A. (2006). Seasonal and vertical patterns of egg-laying by the freshwater fish louse, Argulus foliaceus L. (Crustacea: Branchiura).  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 68: 167-173.

Hatcher, M.J., Dick, J.T.A. & Dunn, A.M. (2006). How parasites affect interactions between competitors and predators. Ecology Letters, 9: 1-19.

Kelly, D.W., Bailey, R.J.E., MacNeil, C., Dick, J.T.A. & McDonald, R.A. (2006). Invasion by the amphipod Gammarus pulex alters community composition of native freshwater macroinvertebrates.  Diversity and Distributions, 12: 525-534.

Kirkpatrick, A.J., Gerhardt, A., Dick, J.T.A., Laming, P.R. & Berges, J.A. (2006). Suitability of Crangonyx pseudogracilis (Crustacea: Amphipoda) as an Early Warning Indicator in the Multispecies Freshwater Biomonitor.  Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 13: 242-250.

Kirkpatrick, A.J., Gerhardt, A., Dick, J.T.A., McKenna, M. & Berges, J.A. (2006). Use of the multispecies freshwater biomonitor to assess behavioral changes of Corophium volutator (Pallas, 1766) (Crustacea, Amphipoda) in response to toxicant exposure in sediment.  Ecotoxicology & Environmental Safety, 64: 298-303.

Platvoet, D., Dick, J.T.A., Konijnendijk, N. & van der Velde, G. (2006). Feeding on micro-algae in the invasive Ponto-Caspian amphipod Dikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky, 1894). Aquatic Ecology, 40: 237-245.

Stokes, K.E., O'Neill, K.P., Montgomery, W.I., Dick, J.T.A., Maggs, C.A. & McDonald, R.A. (2006). The importance of stakeholder engagement in invasive species management: A cross-jurisdictional perspective in Ireland. Biodiversity & Conservation, 15: 2829-2852.

Crean, S.R., Dick, J.T.A., Evans, D.W., Rosell, R.S. & Elwood, R.W. (2005). Survival of juvenile eels, Anguilla anguilla, transferred among salinities, and developmental shifts in their salinity preference.  Journal of Zoology, London, 266: 11-14.

Dick, J.T.A., Johnson, M.P., McCambridge, S., Johnson, J., Carson, V.E.E., Kelly, D.W. & MacNeil, C. (2005). Predatory nature of the littoral amphipod Echinogammarus marinus: gut contents analysis and the effects of alternative food and substrate heterogeneity.  Marine Ecology Progress Series, 291: 151-158.

Fielding, N.J., MacNeil, C., Robinson, N., Dick, J.T.A., Elwood, R.W., Terry, R.S., Ruiz, Z. & Dunn, A.M. (2005). Ecological impacts of the microsporidian parasite Pleistophora mulleri on its freshwater amphipod host Gammarus duebeni celticus.  Parasitology, 131: 331-336.

Hume, K.D., Elwood, R.W. & Dick, J.T.A. (2005). Sexual dimorphism in amphipods: the role of male posterior gnathopods revealed in Gammarus pulex.  Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 58: 264-269.

Kelly, D.W. & Dick, J.T.A. (2005). Introduction of the non-indigenous amphipod Gammarus pulex alters population dynamics and diet of juvenile trout Salmo trutta.  Freshwater Biology, 50: 127-140.

Kelly, D.W. & Dick, J.T.A. (2005). Effects of environment and an introduced invertebrate species on the structure of benthic macroinvertebrate species at the catchment level.  Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 164: 69-88.

MacNeil, C., Dick, J.T.A., Johnson, M.P., Hatcher, M.J. & Dunn, A.M. (2004). A species invasion mediated through habitat structure, intraguild predation and parasitism.  Limnology & Oceanography, 49: 1848-1856.

MacNeil, C., Prenter, J., Briffa, M., Fielding, N.J., Dick, J.T.A., Riddell, G.E., Hatcher, M.J. and Dunn, A.M. (2005). The replacement of a native freshwater amphipod by an invader: roles for environmental degradation and intraguild predation.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 61: 1627-1635.

Prenter, J., MacNeil, C., Dick, J.T.A. & Dunn, A.M. (2004). Roles of parasites in animal invasions.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 19: 385-390.

Prenter, J., MacNeil, C., Dick, J.T.A., Riddell, G.E. & Dunn, A.M. (2004). Lethal and sublethal toxicity of ammonia to native, invasive, and parasitised freshwater amphipods.  Water Research, 38: 2847-2850.

Terry, R.S., Smith, J.E., Sharpe, R.G., Rigaud, T., Littlewood, D.T.J., Ironside, J.E., Rollinson, D., Bouchon, D., MacNeil, C., Dick, J.T.A. & Dunn, A.M. (2004). Widespread vertical transmission and associated host sex-ratio distortion within the eukaryotic phylum Microspora.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 271: 1783-1789.

Crean, S.R., Dick, J.T.A., Evans, D.W., Elwood, R.W. & Rosell, R.S. (2003). Anal redness in European eels as an indicator of infection by the swimbladder nematode, Anguillicola crassus.  Journal of Fish Biology, 62: 482-485.

Fielding, N.J., MacNeil, C., Dick, J.T.A., Elwood, R.W., Riddell, G.E. & Dunn, A.M. (2003). Effects of the acanthocephalan parasite Echinorhynchus truttae on the feeding ecology of Gammarus pulex (Crustacea: Amphipoda).  Journal of Zoology, London, 261: 321-325.

Kelly, D.W., Dick, J.T.A., Montgomery, W.I. & MacNeil, C. (2003). Differences in composition of macroinvertebrate communities with invasive and native Gammarus spp. (Crustacea: Amphipoda).  Freshwater Biology, 48: 306-315.

MacNeil, C., Dick, J.T.A., Hatcher, M.J. & Dunn, A.M. (2003). Differential drift and parasitism in invading and native Gammarus spp. (Crustacea: Amphipoda).  Ecography, 26: 467-473.

MacNeil, C., Bigsby, E., Dick, J.T.A., Hatcher, M.J. & Dunn, A.M. (2003). Differential physico-chemical tolerances and intraguild predation among native and invasive amphipods (Crustacea); a field study.  Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, 156: 165-179.

MacNeil, C., Bigsby, E., Dick, J.T.A., Hynes, H.B.N., Hatcher, M.J. & Dunn, A.M. (2003). Temporal changes in the distribution of native and introduced freshwater amphipods in Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland.  Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, 157: 379-395.

MacNeil, C., Dick, J.T.A., Hatcher, M.J., Fielding, N.J., Hume, K.D. & Dunn, A.M. (2003). Parasite transmission and cannibalism in an amphipod (Crustacea).  International Journal for Parasitology, 33: 795-798.

MacNeil, C., Dick, J.T.A., Hatcher, M.J., Terry, R.S., Smith, J.E. & Dunn, A.M. (2003). Parasite mediated predation between native and invasive amphipods.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 270: 1309-1314.

MacNeil, C., Fielding, N.J., Dick, J.T.A., Briffa, M., Prenter, P., Hatcher, M.J. & Dunn, A.M. (2003). An acanthocephalan parasite mediates intraguild predation between invasive and native freshwater amphipods (Crustacea).  Freshwater Biology, 48: 2085-2093.

MacNeil, C., Fielding, N.J., Hume, K.D., Dick, J.T.A., Elwood, R.W., Hatcher, M.J. and Dunn, A.M. (2003). Parasite altered microdistribution of Gammarus pulex (Crustacea: Amphipoda).  International Journal for Parasitology, 33: 57-64.

Terry, R.S., MacNeil, C., Dick, J.T.A., Smith, J.E. & Dunn, A.M. (2003). Resolution of a taxonomic conundrum: an ultrastructural and molecular description of the life cycle of Pleistophora mulleri (Pfeiffer 1895; Georgevitch 1929).  Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 50: 266-273.