Faculty of Biological Sciences

Dr Steve Compton

BSc, PhD 1979, Hull.
Reader in Entomology
School of Biology

Background: Previously a lecturer at Rhodes University in South Africa.

Contact:  Manton 8.07 | +44(0) 113 34 32879 | email address for Dr Steve Compton 

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Committees

Member of Graduate School Taught Student Education Committee

Centre membership: The Earth and Biosphere Institute

Group Leader Dr Steve Compton  (Reader in Entomology)

Plant-Animal Interactions 


Postgraduates

. Jauharlina  
Rong Wang  

Compton SG; Ball AD; Collinson ME; Hayes P; Rasnitsyn AP; Ross AJ Ancient fig wasps indicate at least 34 Myr of stasis in their mutualism with fig trees BIOL LETTERS 6 838-842, 2010
DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2010.0389

Eichhorn MP; Nilus R; Compton SG; Hartley SE; Burslem DFRP Herbivory of tropical rain forest tree seedlings correlates with future mortality ECOLOGY 91 1092-1101, 2010

Ahmed S; Compton SG; Butlin RK; Gilmartin PM Wind-borne insects mediate directional pollen transfer between desert fig trees 160 kilometers apart P NATL ACAD SCI USA 106 20342-20347, 2009
DOI:10.1073/pnas.0902213106

Zhang FP; Peng YQ; Compton SG; Zhao Y; Yang DR Host pollination mode and mutualist pollinator presence: net effect of internally ovipositing parasite in the fig-wasp mutualism NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN 96 543-549, 2009
DOI:10.1007/s00114-008-0502-9

Eichhorn MP; Compton SG; Hartley SE The Influence of Soil Type on Rain Forest Insect Herbivore Communities BIOTROPICA 40 707-713, 2008
DOI:10.1111/j.1744-7429.2008.00441.x

Moore J; Hatcher MJ; Dunn A; Compton SGA Fig choice by the pollinator of a gynodioecious fig: selection to rush, or intersexual mimicry? Oikos 101 180-186, 2003
DOI:10.1034/j.1600-0706.2003.12212.x

Zhang Y; Peng YQ; Compton SG; Yang DR Premature attraction of pollinators to inaccessible figs of Ficus altissima: a search for ecological and evolutionary consequences. PLoS One 9 e86735-, 2014
DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0086735
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Suleman N; Quinnell RJ; Compton SG Variation in inflorescence size in a dioecious fig tree and its consequences for the plant and its pollinator fig wasp Plant Systematics and Evolution 1-8, 2013
DOI:10.1007/s00606-013-0773-2
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Wang G; Compton SG; Chen J The mechanism of pollinator specificity between two sympatric fig varieties: a combination of olfactory signals and contact cues ANNALS OF BOTANY 111 173-181, 2013
DOI:10.1093/aob/mcs250

Chen H-H; Yang D-R; Gu D; Compton SG; Peng Y-Q Secondary galling: a novel feeding strategy among "non-pollinating' fig wasps from Ficus curtipes ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY 38 381-389, 2013
DOI:10.1111/een.12030

Zhao J-B; Peng Y-Q; Yang D-R; Quinnell RJ; Compton SG A switch from mutualist to exploiter is reflected in smaller egg loads and increased larval mortalities in a 'cheater' fig wasp Acta Oecologica -, 2013
DOI:10.1016/j.actao.2013.04.003
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Liu M; Zhang J; Chen Y; Compton SG; Chen X-Y Contrasting genetic responses to population fragmentation in a coevolving fig and fig wasp across a mainland-island archipelago MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 22 4384-4396, 2013
DOI:10.1111/mec.12406

Suleman N; Raja S; Compton SG Parasitism of a pollinator fig wasp: Mortalities are higher in figs with more pollinators, but are not related to local densities of figs Ecological Entomology -, 2013
DOI:10.1111/een.12041
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Suleman N; Raja S; Quinnell RJ; Compton SG Putting your eggs in several baskets: Oviposition in a wasp that walks between several figs Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 149 85-93, 2013
DOI:10.1111/eea.12108
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Liu C; Yang D-R; Compton SG; Peng Y-Q Larger Fig Wasps Are More Careful About Which Figs to Enter - With Good Reason PLOS ONE 8 -, 2013
DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0074117

Zhang L-S; Xiao H; Lu Q; Chen Y; Compton SG Living on the edge: Fig tree phenology at the northern range limit of monoecious Ficus in China Acta Oecologica -, 2013
DOI:10.1016/j.actao.2013.09.002
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van Noort S; Wang R; Compton SG Fig wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Agaonidae, Pteromalidae) associated with asian fig trees (Ficus, Moraceae) in southern Africa: Asian followers and African colonists African Invertebrates 54 381-400, 2013
DOI:10.5733/afin.054.0208
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Chen Y; Liu M; Chen X-Y; Compton SG Distribution of nuclear mitochondrial pseudogenes in three pollinator fig wasps associated with Ficus pumila Acta Oecologica -, 2013
DOI:10.1016/j.actao.2013.10.001
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Segar ST; Cook JM; Pereira RAS; Compton SG Convergent structure of multitrophic communities over three continents Ecology Letters 16 1436-1445, 2013
DOI:10.1111/ele.12183
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Suleman N; Quinnell RJ; Compton SG Floral ratios in the figs of Ficus montana span the range from actively to passively pollinated fig trees Acta Oecologica -, 2013
DOI:10.1016/j.actao.2013.11.005
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Piper RW; Compton SG How limited is dispersal in the rare beetle, Cryptocephalus decemmaculatus (Chrysomelidae, Cryptocephalinae)? Journal of Insect Conservation 17 1229-1235, 2013
DOI:10.1007/s10841-013-9604-6
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Kjellberg F; Tayou A; Hossaert-McKey M; Suleman N; Raja S; Compton SG Some pollinators are more equal than others: Factors influencing pollen loads and seed set capacity of two actively and passively pollinating fig wasps Acta Oecologica -, 2013
DOI:10.1016/j.actao.2013.11.002
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Suleman N; Raja S; Compton SG Only pollinator fig wasps have males that collaborate to release their females from figs of an Asian fig tree. Biol Lett 8 344-346, 2012
DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2011.1016
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Chen Y; Compton SG; Liu M; Chen X-Y Fig trees at the northern limit of their range: the distributions of cryptic pollinators indicate multiple glacial refugia MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 21 1687-1701, 2012
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05491.x

Yu H; Compton SG Moving your sons to safety: Galls containing male fig wasps expand into the centre of figs, away from enemies PLoS ONE 7 -, 2012
DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0030833
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Ghana S; Suleman N; Compton SG Factors Influencing Realized Sex Ratios in Fig Wasps: Double Oviposition and Larval Mortalities Journal of Insect Behavior 25 254-263, 2012
DOI:10.1007/s10905-011-9294-4
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Zhang Y; Yang D-R; Peng Y-Q; Compton SG Costs of inflorescence longevity for an Asian fig tree and its pollinator Evolutionary Ecology 26 513-527, 2012
DOI:10.1007/s10682-011-9525-3
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Jauharlina J; Quinnell RJ; Compton SG; Lindquist EE; Robertson HG Fig wasps as vectors of mites and nematodes African Entomology 20 101-110, 2012
DOI:10.4001/003.020.0113
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Gu D; Peng Y; Yang D; Compton SG 'Push' and 'pull' responses by fig wasps to volatiles released by their host figs Chemoecology 1-11, 2012
DOI:10.1007/s00049-012-0108-8
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Gu D; Yang D; Peng Y; Gu D; Compton SG Age at pollination modifies relative male and female reproductive success in a monoecious fig tree Symbiosis 1-9, 2012
DOI:10.1007/s13199-012-0178-y
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Wang R; Compton SG; Shi YS; Chen XY Fragmentation reduces regional-scale spatial genetic structure in a wind-pollinated tree because genetic barriers are removed. Ecol Evol 2 2250-2261, 2012
DOI:10.1002/ece3.344
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Suleman N; Raja S; Zhang Y; Compton SG Sexual differences in the attractiveness of figs to pollinators: females stay attractive for longer ECOL ENTOMOL 36 417-424, 2011
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2311.2011.01284.x

Liu Q; Ou XH; Compton SG; Yang DR Chromosome numbers are not fixed in Agaonidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) SYMBIOSIS 53 131-137, 2011
DOI:10.1007/s13199-011-0116-4

Wang R; Compton SG; Chen XY Fragmentation can increase spatial genetic structure without decreasing pollen-mediated gene flow in a wind-pollinated tree. Mol Ecol 20 4421-4432, 2011
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05293.x
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Suleman N; Raja S; Compton SG A comparison of growth and reproduction, under laboratory conditions, of males and females of a dioecious fig tree PLANT SYST EVOL 296 245-253, 2011
DOI:10.1007/s00606-011-0491-6

Miao B-G; Yang D-R; Liu C; Peng Y-Q; Compton SG The impact of a gall midge on the reproductive success of Ficus benjamina, a potentially invasive fig tree BIOLOGICAL CONTROL 59 228-233, 2011
DOI:10.1016/j.biocontrol.2011.07.007

Chen Y; Jiang Z-X; Compton SG; Liu M; Chen X-Y Genetic diversity and differentiation of the extremely dwarf Ficus tikoua in Southwestern China BIOCHEMICAL SYSTEMATICS AND ECOLOGY 39 441-448, 2011
DOI:10.1016/j.bse.2011.06.006

Tarachai Y; Sukumalanand P; Wangpakapattanawong P; Compton SG; Trisonthi C Diversity of Figs and Their Pollinators in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand CHIANG MAI JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 38 638-647, 2011

Zhang Y; Yang D-R; Peng Y-Q; Compton SG Costs of inflorescence longevity for an Asian fig tree and its pollinator Evolutionary Ecology 1-15, 2011

Chen Y; Jiang Z-X; Compton SG; Liu M; Chen X-Y Genetic diversity and differentiation of the extremely dwarf Ficus tikoua in Southwestern China Biochemical Systematics and Ecology -, 2011

Wang R; Compton SG; Chen X-Y Fragmentation can increase spatial genetic structure without decreasing pollen-mediated gene flow in a wind-pollinated tree Molecular Ecology -, 2011

Peng YQ; Compton SG; Yang DR The reproductive success of Ficus altissima and its pollinator in a strongly seasonal environment: Xishuangbanna, Southwestern China PLANT ECOL 209 227-236, 2010
DOI:10.1007/s11258-009-9690-4

Staddon SC; Compton SG; Portch A Dispersal of fig seeds in the Cook Islands: introduced frugivores are no substitutes for natives BIODIVERS CONSERV 19 1905-1916, 2010
DOI:10.1007/s10531-010-9811-3

Wang ZJ; Peng YQ; Compton SG; Yang DR Reproductive strategies of two forms of flightless males in a non-pollinating fig wasp under partial local mate competition ECOL ENTOMOL 35 691-697, 2010
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2311.2010.01228.x

Zachariades C; Schatz B; Compton SG Wasp emergence from the figs of Ficus sur: characteristics and predation by ants TROP ZOOL 23 121-138, 2010

Naeem M; Compton SG; Shah H Arthropod communities in different agroforesty landscapes Pakistan Journal of Zoology 42 233-240, 2010
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Zhang FP; Peng YQ; Compton SG; Yang DR Floral Characteristics of Ficus curtipes and the Oviposition Behavior of Its Pollinator Fig Wasp ANN ENTOMOL SOC AM 102 556-559, 2009

Compton SGA Exclosures may overestimate the impact of rabbits on the vegetation of Lundy Journal of the Lundy Field Society 1 21-32, 2009

Compton SG; Grehan K; van Noort S A fig crop pollinated by three or more species of agaonid fig wasps AFR ENTOMOL 17 215-222, 2009

Zachariades C; Compton SG; Schatz B Honeydew as Danegeld? Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Tending a Honeydew-producing Homopteran do not Offer Protection From its Main Natural Enemies SOCIOBIOLOGY 54 471-488, 2009

Compton SG; van Noort S; McLeish M; Deeble M; Stone V Sneaky African fig wasps that oviposit through holes drilled by other species AFR NAT HIST 5 9-15, 2009

Raja S; Suleman N; Compton SG; Moore JC The mechanism of sex ratio adjustment in a pollinating fig wasp P R SOC B 275 1603-1610, 2008
DOI:10.1098/rspb.2008.0136

Raja S; Suleman N; Compton SG Why do fig wasps pollinate female figs? SYMBIOSIS 45 25-28, 2008

Bai LF; Yang DR; Compton SG A gall midge inhabiting the figs of Ficus benjamina in Xishuangbanna, south-western China SYMBIOSIS 45 149-152, 2008

Tarachai Y; Compton SGA; Trisonthi C The benefits of pollination for a fig wasp Symbiosis 45 29-32, 2008

Ahmed S; Dawson DA; Compton SG; Gilmartin PM Characterization of microsatellite loci in the African fig Ficus sycomorus L. (Moraceae) MOL ECOL NOTES 7 1175-1177, 2007

Zavodna M; Knapp SM; Compton SG; Arens P; Vosman B; van Dijk PJ; Gilmartin PM; van Damme JMM Reconstruction of fig wasp mating structure: how many mothers share a fig? ECOL ENTOMOL 32 485-491, 2007

Eichhorn MP; Fagan KC; Compton SG; Dent DH; Hartley SE Explaining leaf herbivory rates on tree seedlings in a Malaysian rain forest BIOTROPICA 39 416-421, 2007
DOI:10.1111/j.1744-7429.2007.00264.x

Eichhorn MP; Compton SG; Hartley SE Seedling species determines rates of leaf herbivory in a Malaysian rain forest J TROP ECOL 22 513-519, 2006
DOI:10.1017/S026646740600335X

Zavodna M; Compton SG; Biere A; Gilmartin PM; Van Damme JMM Putting your sons in the right place: the spatial distribution of fig wasp offspring inside figs ECOL ENTOMOL 30 210-219, 2005

Zavodna M; Compton SGA; Raja S; Gilmartin PM; Van Damme JMM Do fig wasps produce mixed paternity clutches? Journal of Insect Behavior 18 351-362, 2005
DOI:10.1007/s10905-005-3695-1
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Cousins JA; Compton SGA The Tongan flying fox Pteropus tonganus: status, public attitudes and conservation in the Cook Islands ORYX 39 196-203, 2005
DOI:10.1017/S003060530500044X
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Piper R; Compton SGA Notes on the UK distribution, ecology and captive rearing of Cryptocephalus nitidulus (L.) (Col., Chrysomelidae) Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 140 267-271, 2004

Yu DW; Ridley J; Jousselin E; Herre EA; Compton SG; Cook JM; Moore JC; Weiblen GD Oviposition strategies, host coercion and the stable exploitation of figs by wasps P ROY SOC LOND B BIO 271 1185-1195, 2004
DOI:10.1098/rspb.2003.2630

Compton SGA; Key RS; Key RJD Lundy cabbage population peaks - are they driven by rabbits and myxomatosis?, 2004

Compton SGA Why Old Maids Stay Sweet African Entomology 12 291-293, 2004

Piper RW; Compton SGA Sub-populations of Cryptocephalus beetles (Coleoptera Chrysomelidae): geographically close, but genetically far Diversity and Distributions 9 29-42, 2003
DOI:10.1046/j.1472-4642.2003.00163.x

Compton SGA Sailing with the wind: dispersal by small flying insects In Dispersal Ecology - 42nd. Joint symposium of the British Ecological Society and the Ecological Society of America, Reading, April 2001 , 2002

Piper RW; Compton SGA A novel technique for relocating concealed insects Ecological Entomology 27 251-253, 2002
DOI:10.1046/j.1365-2311.2002.00391.x

Cammeraat LH; Willott SJ; Compton SGA; Incoll LD The effects of ants' nests on the physical, chemical and hydrological properties of a rangeland soil in semi-arid Spain Geoderma 105 1-20, 2002
DOI:10.1016/S0016-7061(01)00085-4

Greeff JM; Compton SGA Can seed protection lead to dioecy in Ficus? Oikos 96 386-388, 2002
DOI:10.1034/j.1600-0706.2002.960221.x

Moore J; Compton SGA; Hatcher MJ; Dunn A Quantitative tests of sex ratio models in a pollinating fig wasp Animal Behaviour 64 23-32, 2002
DOI:10.1006/anbe.2002.3034
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Compton SG; Key RS; Key RJD Conserving our little galapagos - Lundy lundy cabbage and its beetles British Wildlife 13 184-190, 2002

Greeff JM; Nason JD; Compton SGA Skewed paternity and sex allocation in hermaphroditic plants and animals Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences 268 2143-2148, 2001
DOI:10.1098/rspb.2001.1771

Shanahan M; Compton SGA Vertical stratification of figs and fig-eaters in a Bornean lowland rain forest: how is the canopy different? Plant Ecology 153 121-132, 2001
DOI:10.1023/A:1017537707010

Piper R; Compton SGA; Rasplus JY; Piry S The species status of Cathormiocerus britannicus, an endemic, endangered British Weevil Biological Conservation 101 9-13, 2001
DOI:10.1016/S0006-3207(01)00048-9
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Machado CA; Jousselin E; Kjellberg F; Compton SGA; Herre EA Phylogenetic relationships, historical biogeography and character evolution of fig-pollinating wasps Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences 268 685-694, 2001
DOI:10.1098/rspb.2000.1418
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Shanahan M; So S; Compton SG; Corlett R Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review BIOL REV 76 529-572, 2001

Shanahan M; Compton SGA Fig-eating by Bornean tree shrews (Tupaia spp.): Evidence for a role as seed dispersers Biotropica 32 759-764, 2000

Willott SJ; Lim DL; Compton SGA; Sutton SL The effects of selective logging on the butterflies of a Bornean rain forest Conservation Biology 14 1055-1065, 2000

Willott SJ; Compton SG; Incoll LD Foraging, food selection and worker size in the seed harvesting ant Messor bouvieri OECOLOGIA 125 35-44, 2000

Willott SJ; Miller AJ; Incoll LD; Compton SGA The contribution of rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus L.) to soil fertility in semi-arid Spain Biology and Fertility of Soils 31 379-384, 2000

Compton SG; Key RS Coincya wrightii (OE Schulz) stace (Rhynchosinapis wrightii (OE Schulz) dandy ex AR Clapham) J ECOL 88 535-547, 2000

Compton SG; Ellwood MDF; Davis AJ; Welch K The flight heights of chalcid wasps (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) in a lowland bornean rain forest: Fig wasps are the high fliers BIOTROPICA 32 515-522, 2000

Kathuria P; Greeff JM; Compton SGA; Ganashaiah KN What fig wasp sex ratios may or may not tell us about sex allocation strategies Oikos 87 520-530, 1999

Altringham JD Old World fruit bats can be long-distance seed dispersers through extended retention of viable seeds in the gut Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences 266 219-223, 1999

Shilton L; Altringham JD; Compton SGA; Whittaker RJ Old world fruit bats can be long-distance seed dispersers through gut-retention of viable seeds Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences 266 219-223, 1999
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Compton SGA; Key RS; Key RJE Rhododendron ponticum on Lundy - beautiful but dangerous, 1999

Compton SGA; McCormack G The Pacific banyan in the Cook islands: have its pollination and seed dispersal mutualisms been disrupted, and does not it matter? Biodiversity and Conservation 8 1707-1715, 1999

van Noort S; Compton SGA Fig wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Agaonidae) and fig trees (Moraceae: Ficus) of Mkomazi. In Mkomazi: the Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation of a Tanzanian Savannah , 1999

Fellowes MDE; Compton SG; Cook JM Sex allocation and local mate competition in Old World non-pollinating fig wasps BEHAV ECOL SOCIOBIOL 46 95-102, 1999

Cushman JH; Compton SGA; Zachariades C; Ware AB; Nefdt RJC; Rashbrook VK Geographic and taxonomic distribution of an indirect interaction: Ant-tended homopterans benefit figs across southern Africa Oecologia 116 373-380, 1998

Compton SGA Responses of slug numbers and slug damage to crops in a silvoarable agroforestry landscape. Journal of Applied Ecology 35 252-260, 1998

Compton SGA; Key RS; Key RJE; Parkes E Control of Rhododendron ponticum on Lundy in relation to the conservation of the endemic plant Lundy cabbage, Coincya wrightii, 1998

Mawdsley NA; Compton SGA; Whittaker RJ Population persistence, pollination mutualisms, and figs in fragmented tropical landscapes Conservation Biology 12 1416-1420, 1998

Richardson SJ; Compton SGA; Whiteley GM Run-off of fertiliser nitrate on Lundy and its potential ecological consequences, 1998

Compton SGA Virginity in haplodiploid populations: a comparison of estimation methods Ecological Entomology 23 207-210, 1998

Cook JM; Compton SG; Herre EA; West SA Alternative mating tactics and extreme male dimorphism in fig wasps P ROY SOC LOND B BIO 264 747-754, 1997

West SA; Herre EA; Compton SG; Godfray HCJ; Cook JM A comparative study of virginity in fig wasps ANIM BEHAV 54 437-450, 1997

Herre EA; West SA; Cook JM; Compton SGA; Kjellberg F Fig wasps: Pollinators and parasites, sex ration adjustment and male polymorphism, population structure and its consequences. In Insect Mating Systems , 1997

Musgrave MK; Compton SG Effects of elephant damage to vegetation on the abundance of phytophagous insects AFR J ECOL 35 370-373, 1997

Nefdt RJC; Compton SGA Regulation of seed and pollinator production in the fig-fig wasp mutualism Journal of Animal Ecology 65 170-182, 1996
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Compton SGA Seed dispersal in an African fig tree: birds as high quantity, low quality dispersers? Journal of Biogeography 23 553-563, 1996

Compton SGA The role of animals in the colonization of the Krakatau islands by fig trees. Journal of Biogeography 23 609-615, 1996

Compton SGA The biology of fig trees and their associated animals. Journal of Biogeography 23 405-407, 1996

Compton SGA Sequential oviposition in fig wasps Ecological Entomology 21 300-302, 1996

Compton SGA Convergent adaptations of fig wasps to the ostiolar morphology of their host figs Journal of Biogeography -, 1996

Greeff JM; Compton SG Sequential oviposition and optimal sex ratios in pollinating fig wasps ECOL ENTOMOL 21 300-302, 1996

GRAY KJ; PORTER C; HAWKEY PM; COMPTON SG; EDWARDS JP ROGERS ANTS - A NEW PEST IN HOSPITALS BRIT MED J 311 129-129, 1995

WARE AB; COMPTON SG DISPERSAL OF ADULT FEMALE FIG WASPS .2. MOVEMENTS BETWEEN TREES ENTOMOL EXP APPL 73 231-238, 1994

COMPTON SG; ROSS SJ; THORNTON IWB POLLINATOR LIMITATION OF FIG TREE REPRODUCTION ON THE ISLAND OF ANAK-KRAKATAU (INDONESIA) BIOTROPICA 26 180-186, 1994

WARE AB; COMPTON SG RESPONSES OF FIG WASPS TO HOST-PLANT VOLATILE CUES J CHEM ECOL 20 785-802, 1994

WARE AB; COMPTON SG DISPERSAL OF ADULT FEMALE FIG WASPS .1. ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES ENTOMOL EXP APPL 73 221-229, 1994

WARE AB; KAYE PT; COMPTON SG; VANNOORT S FIG VOLATILES - THEIR ROLE IN ATTRACTING POLLINATORS AND MAINTAINING POLLINATOR SPECIFICITY PLANT SYST EVOL 186 147-156, 1993

COMPTON SG; MUSGRAVE MK HOST RELATIONSHIP OF FICUS-BURTT-DAVYI WHEN GROWING AS A STRANGLER FIG S AFR J BOT 59 425-430, 1993

Compton SGA Determinants of species richness in southern African fig wasp assemblages Oecologia 91 68-74., 1992

RASHBROOK VK; COMPTON SG; LAWTON JH ANT-HERBIVORE INTERACTIONS - REASONS FOR THE ABSENCE OF BENEFITS TO A FERN WITH FOLIAR NECTARIES ECOLOGY 73 2167-2174, 1992

COMPTON SG MORACEAE - NEW RECORDS OF FICUS SPECIES AND THEIR POLLINATORS ON GRAND COMORE BOTHALIA 22 46-47, 1992

COMPTON SG; VANNOORT S SOUTHERN AFRICAN FIG WASPS (HYMENOPTERA, CHALCIDOIDEA) - RESOURCE UTILIZATION AND HOST RELATIONSHIPS P K NED AKAD WETENSC 95 423-435, 1992

WARE AB; COMPTON SG REPEATED EVOLUTION OF ELONGATE MULTIPOROUS PLATE SENSILLA IN FEMALE FIG WASPS (HYMENOPTERA, AGAONIDAE, AGAONINAE) P K NED AKAD WETENSC 95 275-292, 1992

HAWKINS BA; COMPTON SG AFRICAN FIG WASP COMMUNITIES - UNDERSATURATION AND LATITUDINAL GRADIENTS IN SPECIES RICHNESS J ANIM ECOL 61 361-372, 1992

WARE AB; COMPTON SG BREAKDOWN OF POLLINATOR SPECIFICITY IN AN AFRICAN FIG TREE BIOTROPICA 24 544-549, 1992

COMPTON SG; HOLTON KC; RASHBROOK VK; VANNOORT S; VINCENT SL; WARE AB STUDIES OF CERATOSOLEN-GALILI, A NON-POLLINATING AGAONID FIG WASP BIOTROPICA 23 188-194, 1991

COMPTON SG; DISNEY RHL NEW SPECIES OF MEGASELIA (DIPTERA, PHORIDAE) WHOSE LARVAE LIVE IN FIG SYCONIA (URTICALES, MORACEAE), AND ADULTS PREY ON FIG WASPS (HYMENOPTERA, AGAONIDAE) J NAT HIST 25 203-219, 1991

COMPTON SG A COLLAPSE OF HOST SPECIFICITY IN SOME AFRICAN FIG WASPS S AFR J SCI 86 39-40, 1990

WIEBES JT; COMPTON SG AGAONIDAE (HYMENOPTERA CHALCIDOIDEA) AND FICUS (MORACEAE) - FIG WASPS AND THEIR FIGS .6. (AFRICA CONCLUDED) P K NED AKAD WETENSC 93 203-222, 1990

WARE AB; COMPTON SG; ROBERTSON HG GAMERGATE REPRODUCTION IN THE ANT STREBLOGNATHUS-AETHIOPICUS SMITH (HYMENOPTERA, FORMICIDAE, PONERINAE) INSECT SOC 37 189-199, 1990

COMPTON SG; LAWTON JH; RASHBROOK VK REGIONAL DIVERSITY, LOCAL-COMMUNITY STRUCTURE AND VACANT NICHES - THE HERBIVOROUS ARTHROPODS OF BRACKEN IN SOUTH-AFRICA ECOL ENTOMOL 14 365-373, 1989

COMPTON SG SABOTAGE OF LATEX DEFENSES BY CATERPILLARS FEEDING ON FIG TREES S AFR J SCI 85 605-606, 1989

COMPTON SG; MCLAREN FAC RESPIRATORY ADAPTATIONS IN SOME MALE FIG WASPS P K NED AKAD C BIOL 92 57-71, 1989

VANNOORT S; WARE AB; COMPTON SG POLLINATOR-SPECIFIC VOLATILE ATTRACTANTS RELEASED FROM THE FIGS OF FICUS-BURTT-DAVYI S AFR J SCI 85 323-324, 1989

COMPTON SG; ROBERTSON HG COMPLEX INTERACTIONS BETWEEN MUTUALISMS - ANTS TENDING HOMOPTERANS PROTECT FIG SEEDS AND POLLINATORS ECOLOGY 69 1302-1305, 1988

COMPTON SG; THORNTON IWB; NEW TR; UNDERHILL L THE COLONIZATION OF THE KRAKATAU ISLANDS BY FIG WASPS AND OTHER CHALCIDS (HYMENOPTERA, CHALCIDOIDEA) PHILOS T ROY SOC B 322 459-470, 1988

COMPTON SG; BEESLEY SG; JONES DA VARIATION IN THE COLOR OF THE KEEL PETALS IN LOTUS-CORNICULATUS L .5. SUCCESSIONAL DIFFERENCES IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF DARK-KEELED PLANTS HEREDITY 61 235-245, 1988

LAWTON JH; RASHBROOK VK; COMPTON SG BIOCONTROL OF BRITISH BRACKEN - THE POTENTIAL OF 2 MOTHS FROM SOUTHERN-AFRICA ANN APPL BIOL 112 479-490, 1988

VANNOORT S; COMPTON SG 2 NEW SPECIES OF OTITESELLA (HYMENOPTERA, CHALCIDOIDEA, PTEROMALIDAE) FROM FICUS-BURTT-DAVYI P K NED AKAD C BIOL 91 419-427, 1988

COMPTON SG AGANAIS-SPECIOSA AND DANAUS-CHRYSIPPUS (LEPIDOPTERA) SABOTAGE THE LATEX DEFENSES OF THEIR HOST PLANTS ECOL ENTOMOL 12 115-118, 1987

COMPTON SG; BEESLEY SG; JONES DA ON THE POLYMORPHISM OF CYANOGENESIS IN LOTUS-CORNICULATUS L .10. SUCCESSIONAL DIFFERENCES IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF CYANOGENIC AND ACYANOGENIC PLANTS J NAT HIST 20 1443-1460, 1986

JONES DA; COMPTON SG; CRAWFORD TJ; ELLIS WM; TAYLOR IM VARIATION IN THE COLOR OF THE KEEL PETALS IN LOTUS-CORNICULATUS L .3. POLLINATION, HERBIVORY AND SEED PRODUCTION HEREDITY 57 101-112, 1986

COMPTON SG; JONES DA AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RESPONSES OF HERBIVORES TO CYANOGENESIS IN LOTUS-CORNICULATUS L BIOL J LINN SOC 26 21-38, 1985

BEESLEY SG; COMPTON SG; JONES DA RHODANESE IN INSECTS J CHEM ECOL 11 45-50, 1985

COMPTON SG; NEWSOME D; JONES DA SELECTION FOR CYANOGENESIS IN THE LEAVES AND PETALS OF LOTUS-CORNICULATUS L AT HIGH-LATITUDES OECOLOGIA 60 353-358, 1983

COMPTON SG; BEESLEY SG; JONES DA ON THE POLYMORPHISM OF CYANOGENESIS IN LOTUS-CORNICULATUS L .9. SELECTIVE HERBIVORY IN NATURAL-POPULATIONS AT PORTHDAFARCH, ANGLESEY HEREDITY 51 537-547, 1983

JONES DA; COMPTON SGA; BEESLEY SG ON THE EVOLUTIONARY COMPLEXITIES OF PLANT ANIMAL INTERACTIONS HEREDITY 51 523-523, 1983