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Selected Publications

Reid, N., Wilson, G.J. [FERA], McDonald, R.A. [FERA], Montgomery, W.I. (2012). Changes in the prevalence of badger persecution in Northern Ireland.  Journal of Wildlife Research, 58(1): 177-183.

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

Boston, E.M., Roué, S.G. Montgomery, W.I., Prodöhl, P.A. (2012). Kinship, parentage and temporal stability in nursery colonies of Leisler's bat (Nyctalus leisleri).  Behavioural Ecology, (in press).

Montgomery, W.I., Lundy, M., Reid, N. (2012). 'Invasional meltdown': evidence for unexpected consequences and cumulative impacts of multispecies invasions.  Biological Invasions, Online First.

Tosh, D.G., McDonald, R.A., Bearhop, S. Llewellyn, N.R., Montgomery, W.I., Shore, R.F. (2012). Rodenticide exposure in wood mouse and house mouse populations on farms and potential secondary risk to predators.  Ecotoxicology, 1: 1-8.

White, Thomas, A., Lundy, M., Montgomery, W.I., Montgomery, S.S.J., Perkins, S., Meehan, S., Hayden, T., Lawton, C., Heckel, G., Reid, N., Searle, J.B. (2012). Range expansion in an invasive small mammal: influence of life history and habitat quality.  Biological Invasions, xx: xx-xx.

Reid, N., Etherington, Tom (FERA), Wilson, Gavin (FERA), Montgomery, W.I., McDonald, Robbie (FERA) (2012). Monitoring and population estimation of the European badger (Meles meles) in Northern Ireland.  Wildlife Biology European, 18: 46-57.

Harrison, A.J., Montgomery, W.I., Bown, K.J. (2011). Investigating the persistence of tick-borne pathogens via the R-0 model.  Parasitology, 138: 896-905.

Lundy, M., Teeling, E., Boston, E., Scott, D., Buckley, D., Prodöhl, P.A., Marnell, F., Montgomery, W.I. (2011). The shape of sound: elliptic Fourier descriptors (EFD) discriminate the echolocation calls of Myotis bats (M. daubentonii, M. nattereri & M. mystacinus).  Bioacoustics, 20: 101-116.

Reid, N., Magee, C., Montgomery, W.I. (2011). Integrating field sports, hare population management and conservation.  Acta Theriologica, 55: 61-71.

Boston, E.M., Hanrahan, N., Puechmaille, S.J., Ruedi, M., Buckley, D.J., Lundy, M.G., Scott, D.D., Prodöhl, P.A., Montgomery, W.I., Teeling, E.C. (2010). A rapid PCR-based assay for identification of cryptic Myotis spp (Myotis mystacinus, Myotis brandtii and Myotis alcathoe).  Conservation Genetics Resources, 3: 557-563.

Reid, N., McDonald, R.A., Montgomery, W.I. (2010). Homogeneous habitat can meet the discrete and varied resource requirements of hares but may set an ecological trap.  Biological Conservation, 143: 1701-1706.

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

Lundy, M., Montgomery, W.I., Russ, J. (2010). Climate change-linked range expansion of Nathusius' pipistrelle bat, Pipistrellus nathusii (Keyserling & Blasius, 1839).  Journal of Biogeography, 37: 2232-2242.

Lundy, M., Montgomery, W.I. Summer habitat associations of bats between riparian landscapes and within riparian areas.  European Journal of Wildlife Research, 56: 85-394.

Boston, E.M., Buckley, D.J., Bekaert, M., Gager, Y., Lundy, M., Scott, D.D., Prodöhl, P.A., Montgomery, W.I., Marnell, F., Teeling, E.C. (2010). The status of the cryptic bat species, Myotis mystacinus and Myotis brandtii in Ireland.  Acta Chiropterologica, 12: 457-461.

Lundy, L., Montgomery, W.I. (2101). A multi-scale analysis of the habitat associations of European otter and American mink and the implications for farm scale conservation schemes.  Biodiversity and Conservation, 19: 3849-3859.

Boston, V., Montgomery, W.I., Prodöhl, P.A. (2009). Development and characterization of 11 polymorphic compound tetranucleotide microsatellite loci for the Leisler's bat, Nyctalus leisleri (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera).  Conservation Genetics, 10: 1501-1504.

Booth, T., Montgomery, W.I., Prodöhl, P.A. (2009). Spatial genetic structuring in a vagile species, the European wood mouse.  Journal of Zoology, 279 219-228.

Tinkler, E., Montgomery, W.I., Elwood, R.W. (2009). Foraging ecology, fluctuating food availability and energetics of wintering brent geese.  Journal of Zoology, 278: 313-323.

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(2): 166-169.

Tosh, D., Lusby, J., Montgomery, W.I., O'Halloran, P. (2008). First record of greater white-toothed shrew Crocidura russula in Ireland.  Mammal Review, 38: 321-326.

Wareen Booth, Montgomery, W.I., Prodöhl, P.A. (2007). Polyandry by Wood mice in natural populations.  Journal of Zoology, 273: 176-182.

Preston, S.J., Portig, 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 and Environment-Proceedings of The Royal Irish Academy, 107B: 61-66.

Tinkler, E., Montgomery, W.I., Elwood, R.W. (2007). Parent-off spring associations in wintering brent geese: parental investment or mutual assistance?  Journal of Zoology, 272(4): 398-405.

Tinkler, E., Montgomery, W.I., Elwood, R.W. (2007). Shared or unshared parental care in overwintering brent geese (Branta bernicla hrota).  Ethology, 113: 368-376.

Reid, N., Montgomery, W.I. (2007). Is naturalisation of the brown hare in Ireland a threat to the endemic Irish hare?  Biology and Environment-Proceedings of The Royal Irish Academy, 107B: 129-138.

Reid, N., McDonald, R.A., Montgomery, W.I. (2007). Factors associated with hare mortality during coursing.  Animal Welfare, 16: 427-434.

Reid, N., McDonald, R., Montgomery, W.I. (2007). Mammals and agri-environment schemes: hare haven or pest paradise?  Journal of Applied Ecology, 44(6): 1200-1208.

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

Prenter, J., Elwood, R.W., Montgomery, W.I. (2004). Assessments and decisions in metellina-segmentata (Areneae: Metidae) - Evidence of a pheromone involved in mate guarding.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 35: 39-43.

Prenter, J., Elwood, R.W., Montgomery, W.I. (2004). Male exploitation of female predatory behaviour: cannibalism reduction in male autumn spiders, Metellina segmentata.  Animal Behaviour, 47: 235-236.

Montgomery, W.I., Sadlier, L. (2004). The impact of sett disturbance on badger Meles meles numbers: when does protective legislation work?  Biological Conservation, 119(4): 455-462.  Other Details: Supervised all aspects of research including training in planning and fieldwork, assistance with fieldwork, data analysis and preparation of manuscript.

Montgomery, W.I., Elwood, R.W., Prenter, J. (2003). Mate guarding, competition and variation in size in male orb-web spiders, Metellina segmentata: a field experiment.  Animal Behaviour, 66(6): 1053-1058.  Other Details: Co PI NERC award. Co-designed the research programme, supervision of PDRA (Prenter), data analyses and preparation of manuscript.

Russ, J, Briffa, M, Montgomery, W.I. (2003). Seasonal patterns in activity and habitat use by bats (Pipistrellus spp. and Nyctalus leisleri) in Northern Ireland, determined using a driven transect.  Journal of Zoology, 259(3): 289-299.

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.

Montgomery, W.I., Bigsby, E., Dick, J.T.A., MacNeil, C., Elwood, R.W., Gibbins, C.N., Kelly, D.W. (2002). The validity of the Gammarus: Asellus ratio as an index of organic pollution: abiotic and biotic influences.  Water Research, 36(1): 75-84.  Other Details: Design of survey and collection of data in the field. Hypothesis formulation and data analyses.  Discussion and review of manuscript.

Montgomery, W.I., Russ, J.M. (2002). Habitat associations of bats in Northern Ireland: implications for conservation.  Biological Conservation 108: 49-58.  Other Details: Formulation of hypotheses.  Supervision of research student including design of survey, analysis and interpretation of data.  Discussion and review of manuscript.

Montgomery, W.I., Dick, J.T.A., Kelly, D.W. (2002). Predation on mayfly nymph, Baetis rhodani, by native and introduced Gammarus: direct effects and the facilitation of predation by salmonids.  Freshwater Biology, 47(7): 1257-1268.  Other Details: Co-supervision of research student (Kelly), experimental design, data analyses, preparation of manuscript and revision.

Kelly, D.W., Dick, J.T.A., Montgomery, W.I. (2002). The functional role of Gammarus (Crustacea, Amphipoda): shredders, predators, or both?  Hydrobiologia, 485: 199-203.

Dingerkus, K., Montgomery, W.I. (2002). A review of the status and decline in abundance of the Irish Hare (Lepus timidus hibernicus) in Northern Ireland.  Mammal Review, 32: 1-11.

MacNeil, C, Dick, J.T.A., Elwood, R.W., Montgomery, W.I. (2001). Coexistence among native and introduced freshwater amphipods (Crustacea), habitat utilization patterns in littoral habitats.  Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, 151: 591-607.

MacNeil, C, Montgomery, W.I., Dick, J.T.A., Elwood, R.W. (2001). Factors influencing the distribution of native and introduced Gammarus spp. in Irish river systems.  Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, 151: 353-368.

Russ, J., Hutson, AM, Montgomery, W.I., Racey, P.A., Speakman, J.R. (2001). The status of Nathusius' pipistrelle (Pipistrellus nathusii, Keyserling & Blasius, 1839) in the British Isles.  Journal of Zoology, 254: 91-100.

Dingerkus, K, Montgomery, W.I. (2001). The diet and landclass affinities of the Irish hare Lepus timidus hibernicus.  Journal of Zoology, 253: 233-240.

Teangana, D.O., Russ, J., Mathers, R.G., Montgomery, W.I. (2000). Habitat associations of the red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris and grey squirrel S-carolinensis in Northern Ireland.  Biology and Environment-Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 100B: 27-33.

O'Teangana, D., Reilly, S., Montgomery, W.I. and Rochford, J. (2000). Distribution and status of the Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) and Grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) in Ireland.  Mammal Review, 30: 45-55.

Dick, J.T.A., Montgomery, W.I., Elwood, R.W. (1999). Intraguild predation may explain an amphipod replacement: evidence from laboratory populations.  Journal of Zoology249: 463-468.

Prenter, J., Elwood, R.W., Montgomery, W.I. (1999). Sexual size dimorphism and reproductive investment by female spiders: A comparative analysis.  Evolution, 53; 1987-1994.

Mathers, R.G., Montgomery, W.I., Portig, A., (1999). Exploitation of intertidal Zostera species by Brent geese (Branta bernicla hrota): Why dig for your dinner? (vol 98B, pg 147,1998).  Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 99B: 171-171.

Chantrey, J., Meyer, B., Baxby, D., Begon, M., Bown, K.J., Hazel, S.M., Jones, A.F., Montgomery, W.I., Bennett, M.J. (1999). Cowpox: reservoir hosts and geographic range.  Epidemiology and Infection, 122: 455-460.

Feore, S., Montgomery, W.I. (1999). Habitat effects on the spatial ecology of the European badger (Meles meles).  Journal of Zoology, 247: 537-549.

Prenter, J., Elwood, R.W., Montgomery, W.I. (1998). No association between sexual size dimorphism and life histories in spiders.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 265: 57-62.

Mather, R.G., Montgomery, W.I., Portig, A. (1998). Exploitation of intertidal Zostera species by Brent geese (Branta bernicla hrota): Why dig for your dinner?  Biology and Environment-Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 98B: 147-152.

Russ, J., O'Neill, J., Montgomery, W.I. (1998). Nathusius' pipistrelle bats (Pipistrellus nathusii, Keyserling & Blasius 1839) breeding in Ireland.  Journal of Zoology, 245: 345-349.

Mathers, R.G., Portig, A., Montgomery, W.I. (1998). Distribution and abundance of Pale-bellied Brent Geese and Wigeon on Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland.  Bird Study, 45: 18-34.

Prenter, J., Elwood, R.W., Montgomery, W.I. (1997). Sexual dimorphism in temperate spiders: implications for the differential mortality model.  Journal of Zoology, 243: 341-349.

Montgomery, W.I., Wilson W.L., Elwood, R.W. (1997). Spatial regulation and population growth in the wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus (L.)): experimental manipulations of males and females in natural populations.  Journal of Animal Ecology, 66: 755-768.

Mathers, R.G., Montgomery, W.I. (1997). Quality of food consumed by over wintering pale-bellied Brent geese, Branta bernicla hrota and wigeon, Anas penelope.  Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 97B: 81-89.

Wilson W.L., Montgomery, W.I., Elwood, R.W. (1996). The effects of experimental removal of male woodmice on both male and female numbers.  Journal of Zoology, 239: 379-416.

Mathers, R.G., Montgomery, W.I. (1996). Behaviour of Brent geese Branta bernicla hrota and wigeon Anas penelope feeding on intertidal Zostera spp.  Biology and Environment-Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 96B: 159-167.

McCaughey, C., Montgomery, W.I., Twomey, N., Addley, M., O'Neill, H.J., Coyle, P. (1996). Evidence of hantavirus in wild rodents in Northern Ireland.  Epidemiology and Infection, 117: 361-365.

Dick, J.T.A., Elwood, R.W., Montgomery, W.I. (1995). The behavioural basis of a species replacement: differential aggression and predation between the introduced Gammarus pulex and the native G. duebeni celticus (Amphipoda).  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 37: 393-398.

Prenter, J., Montgomery, W.I., Elwood, R.W. (1995). Leg licking and grooming during assessment behaviour in Metellina segmentata (Clerk 1757).  Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society, 71: 6.

Prenter, J., Montgomery, W.I., Elwood, R.W. (1995). Multivariate morphometrics and sexual dimorphism in the orb-web spider Metellina segmentata (Clerk 1757) (Areneae, Metidae).  Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 55: 345-354.

McFerran, D., McAdam, J, Montgomery, W.I. (1995). The impact of burning and grazing of heathland plants and invertebrates in Country Antrim.  Biology and Environment-Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 95B: 1-17.

Dick, J.T.A., Elwood, R.W., Montgomery, W.I. (1994). Range expansion of the alien amphipod Gammarus pulex in the River Lagan, Co. Down.  Irish Naturalists' Journal, 24 403-404.

Prenter, J., Elwood, R.W., Montgomery, W.I. (1994). Assessments and decisions in mate guarding in Metellina segmentata (Areneae: Metidae).  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 35: 39-43.

Prenter, J., Elwood, R.W., Montgomery, W.I. (1994). Alternative mating behaviour in male Metellina segmentata (Areneae: Metidae).  Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society, 70: 10-11.

Prenter, J., Montgomery, W.I., Elwood, R.W. (1994). Patterns of mate guarding in Metellina segmentata (Areneae: Metidae).  Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society, 9: 241-245.

McFerran, D, Montgomery, W.I., McAdam, J. (1994). The impact of grazing on communities of ground-dwelling spiders (araneae) in upland vegetation types.  Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 94B: 119-126.

Portig, A., Mathers, R.G., Montgomery, W.I., Govier, R.N. (1994). The distribution and utilization of zostera species in Strangford Lough, Northern-Ireland.  Aquatic Botany, 47: 317-328.

Dick, J.T.A., Montgomery, W.I., Elwood, R.W. (1993). Replacement of the indigenous amphipod Gammarus duebeni celticus by the introduced G. pulex: differential cannibalism and mutual predation. Journal of Animal Ecology, 62: 79-88.

Wilson W.L., Montgomery, W.I., Elwood, R.W. (1993). Population regulation in the wood mouse Apodemus sylvaticus.  Mammal Review, 23: 73-92.

Wilson W.L., Elwood, R.W., Montgomery, W.I. (1993). Infanticide and maternal defence in the wood mouse Apodemus sylvaticus.  Ethology Ecology and Evolution, 5: 365-370.

Roberts, D., Montgomery, W.I., Preston, S.J. (1993). Shell scarring in Calliostoma zizyphinum (Prosobranch: Trochidae) from Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland.  Journal of Molluscan Studies, 59: 211-222.

Montgomery, W.I., Dowie, M. (1993). The distribution and population regulation of the wood mouse apodemus-sylvaticus on field boundaries of pastoral farmland.  Journal of Applied Ecology, 30: 783-791.

Anderson, H.R., Fairweather, I., Bamford, D.R., Montgomery, W.I. (1993). The effect of diamphenethide on protein-synthesis by the liver fluke, Fasciola-Hepatica.  International Journal for Parasitology, 23: 1053-1062.

Gregory, I, Montgomery, S.S.J., Montgomery, W.I. (1992). Population biology of heligmosomoides-polygyrus (Nematoda) in the wood mouse.  Journal of Animal Ecology, 61: 749-757.

Magee, R.M., Fairweather, I., Shaw, C., McKillop, J.M., Montgomery, W.I., Johnston, C.F., Halton, D. (1991). Quantification and partial characterization of regulatory peptides in the liver fluke, Fasciola hepatica, from different mammalian hosts comparative biochemistry and physiology C-Toxicology & Pharmacology, 99: 201-207.

Montgomery, W.I., Wilson, W.L., Hamilton, R., McCartney, P. (1991). Dispersion in the wood mouse, Apodemus-Sylvaticus - variable resources in time and space.  Journal of Animal Ecology, 60: 179-192.

Montgomery, S.S.J., Montgomery, W.I. (1990). Intrapopulation variation in the diet of the wood mouse Apodemus-Sylvaticus.  Journal of Zoology, 222: 641-651.

Stanford, C.F., Connolly, J.H., Ellis, W.A., Smyth, E.T.M., Coyle, P., Montgomery, W.I., Simpson, D.I.H. (1990). Zoonotic infections in northern-ireland farmers.  Epidemiology and Infection, 105: 565-570.

Meharg, N., Montgomery, W.I., Dunwoody, T. (1990). Trophic relationships of common frog (Rana-temporaria) and pygmy shrew (Sorex-minutus) in upland Co Antrim, Northern-Ireland.  Journal of Zoology, 222: 1-17.

Carrol, H., Montgomery, W.I., Hanna, R.E.B. (1990). Dispersion and abundance of Maritrema-arenaria in Semibalanus-balanoides in north-east Ireland Journal of Helminthology, 64: 151-160.

Montgomery, S.S.J., Montgomery, W.I. (1990). Structure, stability and species interactions in helminth communities of wood mice, Apodemus sylvaticus.  International Journal for Parasitology, 20: 225-242.

Montgomery, W.I. (1990). University Funding.  Nature, 343: 587-587.

Montgomery, W.I. (1989). UK University Rankings.  Nature, 341: 562-562.