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  

Research Interests

Plant-Animal Interactions

fig tree

My main study system over the years has been fig trees and their associated animals, particularly the fig wasps that pollinate them. This has taken me to the Namib Desert (to study long distance pollen flow) to the volcanic island of Anak Krakatoa in Indonesia (to study how rainforest recolonisation is speeded up by the animals that feed on figs and disperse seeds) and to Hyde Park in Leeds, where our ?captive? population of fig trees and fig wasps is the only such facility world wide.

Our conservation studies have centred on rare UK beetles, including the unique situation on Lundy in the Bristol Channel, where an endemic plant is host to two beetles known from nowhere else.

The potential role of hybridisation in the evolution of fig trees and their pollinators is one of our current research themes, along with studies of the mechanics of how these small wasps manage to use their very long ovipositors.

Funding sources have included English Nature, BBSRC and NERC

riding elephant
 

Current Projects

Rainforest regeneration, gene flow in fig trees, insect and plant conservation

 

Faculty Research and Innovation


Studentship information

Undergraduate project topics:

  • Seed dispersal
  • pollination biology
  • rainforest regeneration
  • sex ratio evolution using fig wasps
  • long distance gene flow
  • conservation of beetles, plants and tailed amphibians
  • altitudinal variation in communities
  • trade in endangered species

Postgraduate studentship areas:

  • Plant-animal interactions

See also:

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

Thanate Kerdkaew  

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

Zhao J-B; Peng Y-Q; Quinnell RJ; Compton SG; Yang D-R A switch from mutualist to exploiter is reflected in smaller egg loads and increased larval mortalities in a 'cheater' fig wasp ACTA OECOLOGICA-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY 57 51-57, 2014
DOI:10.1016/j.actao.2013.04.003

Zhang L-S; Compton SG; Xiao H; Lu Q; Chen Y Living on the edge: Fig tree phenology at the northern range limit of monoecious Ficus in China ACTA OECOLOGICA-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY 57 135-141, 2014
DOI:10.1016/j.actao.2013.09.002

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-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY 57 67-72, 2014
DOI:10.1016/j.actao.2013.11.005

Kjellberg F; Suleman N; Raja S; Tayou A; Hossaert-McKey M; 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-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY 57 73-79, 2014
DOI:10.1016/j.actao.2013.11.002

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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Liu M; Zhao R; Chen Y; Zhang J; Compton SG; Chen XY Competitive exclusion among fig wasps achieved via entrainment of host plant flowering phenology. PLoS One 9 e97783-, 2014
DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0097783
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Wang R; Matthews A; Ratcliffe J; Barwell L; Compton SG; Peng Y-Q; Chou L-S; Yang H-W; Yu H First record of an apparently rare fig wasp feeding strategy: Obligate seed predation Ecological Entomology 39 492-500, 2014
DOI:10.1111/een.12122
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Antropov AV; Belokobylskij SA; Compton SG; Dlussky GM; Khalaim AI; Kolyada VA; Kozlov MA; Perfilieva KS; Rasnitsyn AP The wasps, bees and ants (Insecta: Vespida=Hymenoptera) from the Insect Limestone (Late Eocene) of the Isle of Wight, UK Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 104 335-446, 2014
DOI:10.1017/S1755691014000103
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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

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

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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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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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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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 X-Y Fragmentation can increase spatial genetic structure without decreasing pollen-mediated gene flow in a wind-pollinated tree MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 20 4421-4432, 2011
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05293.x

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

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

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