Faculty of Biological Sciences

Prof Tim Benton

BA, Oxford, PhD 1990, Cambridge, FSB, FLS
Professor of Population Ecology; UK Champion for Global Food Security and Professor of Population Ecology
School of Biology

Background: The severe environmental challenges of the 21st Century are summarised by John Beddington's term "The Perfect Storm" and involves producing more food for the growing global population, whilst coping with climate change, reduction in carbon usage, and by not simply using more land. My interests focus around how we can do this most "sustainably". My research career has been focussed on the linkage between organisms and environmental changes, and my research in the agri-environment sphere also focusses on how farming drives ecological dynamics (at field, landscape and larger scales, up to global). I have used a variety of techniques through my career (including field and lab work, statistical, numerical and analytical modelling) and have held positions at UEA (postdoc), Cambridge University Press (Science Editor), Stirling University (lecturer and Senior Lecturer), Aberdeen University (Senior Lecturer) and Leeds (Professor, 2005, Director of the Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology (2005 -2007), Pro-Dean for Research (2007-2011). From 2011, I have been UK Champion for Global Food Security, acting as ambassador and spokesperson for matters to do with food and food security, and coordingating work across this area between research councils and government departments.

Contact:  Manton 8.06 | +44(0) 113 34 32886 | email address for  

You can read more about Prof Benton's interests here:
www.foodsecurity.ac.uk

Research Interests

Food Security, Population, evolutionary and conservation ecology

The world is changing rapidly leading to pressures on existing ecosystems. I am interested in how ecological systems underpin the services on which we rely, and how they respond to change. Ultimately, the goal is to ensure that ecosystem services are preserved in the face of change.

My research work is very diverse, but involves three prime strands:

  • empirical research working in the field. I am involved in “sustainable agriculture” projects in the UK and overseas,
  • using model species in the laboratory to elucidate fundamental biological mechanisms. I have worked extensively on soil mites to understand the link between an individual’s current (and past) environments and the life-history (and therefore the population dynamics) that result. The mite model has also been instrumental in understanding phenotypic plasticity, maternal effects, dispersal behaviour and the impacts of harvesting,
  • developing mathematical & or statistical models (based on time series data, or mechanistic understanding). These models have been used to explore the interaction of environmental change – whether climate change or e.g. harvest pressure - and population dynamics (or biodiversity), or predict population trends. I have also applied these techniques to analysing patterns in the fossil record.
 

Faculty Research and Innovation


Studentship information

Postgraduate studentship areas:

  • farming/ecology interactions; population and evolutionary dynamics; dispersal

See also:

Centre membership: The Earth and Biosphere Institute

Group Leader Prof Tim Benton  (Professor of Population Ecology; UK Champion for Global Food Security and Professor of Population Ecology)

Food Security, Population, evolutionary and conservation ecology 


Dr Katherine Arundell  (Research Fellow)

Dr Ute Bradter  (Research Fellow)


Postgraduates

Lawrence Akanyang  
Tiffany Aslam  
Eleanor Jew  

Dytham C; Travis JMJ; Mustin K; Benton TG Changes in species' distributions during and after environmental change: Which eco-evolutionary processes matter more? Ecography 37 1210-1217, 2014
DOI:10.1111/ecog.01194
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Pe'er G; Dicks LV; Visconti P; Arlettaz R; Báldi A; Benton TG; Collins S; Dieterich M; Gregory RD; Hartig F; Henle K; Hobson PR; Kleijn D; Neumann RK; Robijns T; Schmidt J; Shwartz A; Sutherland WJ; Turbé A; Wulf F; Scott AV EU agricultural reform fails on biodiversity Science 344 1090-1092, 2014
DOI:10.1126/science.1253425

MacMillan T; Benton TG Engage farmers in research NATURE 509 25-27, 2014

Savory FR; Benton TG; Varma V; Hope IA; Sait SM Stressful environments can indirectly select for increased longevity. Ecol Evol 4 1176-1185, 2014
DOI:10.1002/ece3.1013
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Macmillan T; Benton TG Agriculture: Engage farmers in research Nature 508 25-27, 2014
DOI:10.1038/509025a

Evans MR; Moustakas A; Benton TG; Grimm V; Lessells CM; O'Malley MA; Weisberg M Data availability and model complexity, generality, and utility: a reply to Lonergan Trends in Ecology and Evolution -, 2014
DOI:10.1016/j.tree.2014.03.004

Dunn JC; Goodman SJ; Benton TG; Hamer KC Active blood parasite infection is not limited to the breeding season in a declining farmland bird Journal of Parasitology 100 260-266, 2014
DOI:10.1645/13-256.1
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Cameron TC; Plaistow S; Mugabo M; Piertney SB; Benton TG Eco-evolutionary dynamics. Experiments in a model system Advances in Ecological Research 50 171-206, 2014
DOI:10.1016/B978-0-12-801374-8.00005-0
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Evans MR; Bithell M; Cornell SJ; Dall SR; Díaz S; Emmott S; Ernande B; Grimm V; Hodgson DJ; Lewis SL; Mace GM; Morecroft M; Moustakas A; Murphy E; Newbold T; Norris KJ; Petchey O; Smith M; Travis JM; Benton TG Predictive systems ecology. Proc Biol Sci 280 20131452-, 2013
DOI:10.1098/rspb.2013.1452
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Shackelford G; Steward PR; Benton TG; Kunin WE; Potts SG; Biesmeijer JC; Sait SM Comparison of pollinators and natural enemies: a meta-analysis of landscape and local effects on abundance and richness in crops. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 88 1002-1021, 2013
DOI:10.1111/brv.12040
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Ingram JSI; Wright HL; Foster L; Aldred T; Barling D; Benton TG; Berryman PM; Bestwick CS; Bows-Larkin A; Brocklehurst TF; Buttriss J; Casey J; Collins H; Crossley DS; Dolan CS; Dowler E; Edwards R; Finney KJ; Fitzpatrick JL; Fowler M; Garrett DA; Godfrey JE; Godley A; Griffiths W; Houlston EJ; Kaiser MJ; Kennard R; Knox JW; Kuyk A; Linter BR; Macdiarmid JI; Martindale W; Mathers JC; McGonigle DF; Mead A; Millar SJ; Miller A; Murray C; Norton IT; Parry S; Pollicino M; Quested TE; Tassou S; Terry LA; Tiffin R; van de Graaf P; Vorley W; Westby A; Sutherland WJ Priority research questions for the UK food system FOOD SECURITY 5 617-636, 2013
DOI:10.1007/s12571-013-0294-4

Cameron TC; O'Sullivan D; Reynolds A; Piertney SB; Benton TG Corrigendum to Cameron et al. 2013 Ecology Letters 16 1330-1330, 2013
DOI:10.1111/ele.12169

O'Connell J; Benton TG; Bradter U Using high resolution CIR imagery in the classification of non-cropped areas in agricultural landscapes in the UK SPIE Proceedings 8887 1-15, 2013
DOI:10.1117/12.2028356

Dunn JC; Goodman SJ; Benton TG; Hamer KC Avian blood parasite infection during the non-breeding season: An overlooked issue in declining populations? BMC Ecology 13 -, 2013
DOI:10.1186/1472-6785-13-30
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Cunningham SA; Attwood SJ; Bawa KS; Benton TG; Broadhurst LM; Didham RK; McIntyre S; Perfecto I; Samways MJ; Tscharntke T; Vandermeer J; Villard M-A; Young AG; Lindenmayer DB To close the yield-gap while saving biodiversity will require multiple locally relevant strategies Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 173 20-27, 2013
DOI:10.1016/j.agee.2013.04.007
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Cameron TC; O'Sullivan D; Reynolds A; Piertney SB; Benton TG Eco-evolutionary dynamics in response to selection on life-history. Ecol Lett 16 754-763, 2013
DOI:10.1111/ele.12107
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Bradter U; Kunin WE; Altringham JD; Thom TJ; Benton TG Identifying appropriate spatial scales of predictors in species distribution models with the random forest algorithm Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4 167-174, 2013
DOI:10.1111/j.2041-210x.2012.00253.x
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Sutherland WJ; Freckleton RP; Godfray HCJ; Beissinger SR; Benton T; Cameron DD; Carmel Y; Coomes DA; Coulson T; Emmerson MC; Hails RS; Hays GC; Hodgson DJ; Hutchings MJ; Johnson D; Jones JPG; Keeling MJ; Kokko H; Kunin WE; Lambin X; Lewis OT; Malhi Y; Mieszkowska N; Milner-Gulland EJ; Norris K; Phillimore AB; Purves DW; Reid JM; Reuman DC; Thompson K; Travis JMJ; Turnbull LA; Wardle DA; Wiegand T Identification of 100 fundamental ecological questions Journal of Ecology 101 58-67, 2013
DOI:10.1111/1365-2745.12025
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Gabriel D; Sait SM; Kunin WE; Benton TG Food production vs. biodiversity: Comparing organic and conventional agriculture Journal of Applied Ecology -, 2013
DOI:10.1111/1365-2664.12035
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Mustin K; Travis JMJ; Dytham C; Benton TG Red noise increases extinction risk during rapid climate change Diversity and Distributions -, 2013
DOI:10.1111/ddi.12038
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Evans MR; Grimm V; Johst K; Knuuttila T; de Langhe R; Lessells CM; Merz M; O'Malley MA; Orzack SH; Weisberg M; Wilkinson DJ; Wolkenhauer O; Benton TG Do simple models lead to generality in ecology? Trends in Ecology and Evolution -, 2013
DOI:10.1016/j.tree.2013.05.022
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Garnett T; Appleby MC; Balmford A; Bateman IJ; Benton TG; Bloomer P; Burlingame B; Dawkins M; Dolan L; Fraser D; Herrero M; Hoffmann I; Smith P; Thornton PK; Toulmin C; Vermeulen SJ; Godfray HCJ Sustainable intensification in agriculture: Premises and policies Science 341 33-34, 2013
DOI:10.1126/science.1234485
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Dicks LV; Bardgett BD; Bell J; Benton TG; Booth A; Bouwman J; Brown C; Bruce A; Burgess PJ; Butler SJ; Crute I; Dixon F; Drummond C; Freckleton RP; Gill M; Graham A; Hails RS; Hallett J; Hart B; Hillier JG; Holland JM; Huxley JN; Ingram JSI; King V; MacMillan T; McGonigle DF; McQuaid C; Nevard T; Norman S; Norris K; Pazderka C; Poonaji I; Quinn CH; Ramsden SJ; Sinclair D; Siriwardena GM; Vickery JA; Whitmore AP; Wolmer W; Sutherland WJ What do we need to know to enhance the environmental sustainability of agricultural production? A prioritisation of knowledge needs for the UK food system Sustainability (Switzerland) 5 3095-3115, 2013
DOI:10.3390/su5073095
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Wilson K; Benton TG; Graham RI; Grzywacz D Pest control: Biopesticides' potential Science 342 799-799, 2013
DOI:10.1126/science.342.6160.799-a

O'Sullivan D; Benton TG; Cameron TC Inter-patch movement in an experimental system: The effects of life history and the environment Oikos -, 2013

Mayhew PJ; Bell MA; Benton TG; McGowan AJ Biodiversity tracks temperature over time Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109 15141-15145, 2012
DOI:10.1073/pnas.1200844109
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Travis JMJ; Mustin K; Barton KA; Benton TG; Clobert J; Delgado MM; Dytham C; Hovestadt T; Palmer SCF; Van Dyck H; Bonte D Modelling dispersal: an eco-evolutionary framework incorporating emigration, movement, settlement behaviour and the multiple costs involved METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 3 628-641, 2012
DOI:10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00193.x

Sutherland L-A; Gabriel D; Hathaway-Jenkins L; Pascual U; Schmutz U; Rigby D; Godwin R; Sait SM; Sakrabani R; Kunin WE; Benton TG; Stagl S The 'Neighbourhood Effect': A multidisciplinary assessment of the case for farmer co-ordination in agri-environmental programmes Land Use Policy 29 502-512, 2012
DOI:10.1016/j.landusepol.2011.09.003
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Simelton E; Fraser EDG; Termansen M; Benton TG; Gosling SN; South A; Arnell NW; Challinor AJ; Dougill AJ; Forster PM The socioeconomics of food crop production and climate change vulnerability: a global scale quantitative analysis of how grain crops are sensitive to drought FOOD SECURITY 4 163-179, 2012
DOI:10.1007/s12571-012-0173-4

Ozgul A; Coulson T; Reynolds A; Cameron TC; Benton TG Population responses to perturbations: The importance of trait-based analysis illustrated through a microcosm experiment American Naturalist 179 582-594, 2012
DOI:10.1086/664999
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Douglas DJT; Moreby SJ; Benton TG Provisioning with cereal grain depresses the body condition of insectivorous Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella nestlings Bird Study 59 105-109, 2012
DOI:10.1080/00063657.2011.636797
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Benton TG Individual variation and population dynamics: lessons from a simple system PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 367 200-210, 2012
DOI:10.1098/rstb.2011.0168

Evans MR; Norris KJ; Benton TG Predictive ecology: systems approaches Introduction PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 367 163-169, 2012
DOI:10.1098/rstb.2011.0191

Goddard MA; Benton TG; Dougill AJ Why garden for wildlife? Social and ecological drivers, motivations and barriers for biodiversity management in residential landscapes Ecological Economics -, 2012
DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.07.016
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Benton T; Hartel T; Settele J Food security: A role for Europe Nature 480 39-39, 2011
DOI:10.1038/480039d

Bradter U; Thom TJ; Altringham JD; Kunin WE; Benton TG Prediction of National Vegetation Classification communities in the British uplands using environmental data at multiple spatial scales, aerial images and the classifier random forest J APPL ECOL 48 1057-1065, 2011
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02010.x

Bowler DE; Benton TG Testing the interaction between environmental variation and dispersal strategy on population dynamics using a soil mite experimental system OECOLOGIA 166 111-119, 2011
DOI:10.1007/s00442-010-1820-0

Cornulier T; Robinson RA; Elston D; Lambin X; Sutherland WJ; Benton TG Bayesian reconstitution of environmental change from disparate historical records: hedgerow loss and farmland bird declines METHODS ECOL EVOL 2 86-94, 2011
DOI:10.1111/j.2041-210X.2010.00054.x

Bonte D; Van Dyck H; Bullock JM; Coulon A; Delgado M; Gibbs M; Lehouck V; Matthysen E; Mustin K; Saastamoinen M; Schtickzelle N; Stevens VM; Vandewoestijne S; Baguette M; Barton K; Benton TG; Chaput-Bardy A; Clobert J; Dytham C; Hovestadt T; Meier CM; Palmer SCF; Turlure C; Travis JMJ Costs of dispersal Biological Reviews -, 2011

Hodgson JA; Kunin WE; Thomas CD; Benton TG; Gabriel D Comparing organic farming and land sparing: optimizing yield and butterfly populations at a landscape scale ECOL LETT 13 1358-1367, 2010
DOI:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01528.x

Dunn JC; Hamer KC; Benton TG Fear for the family has negative consequences: indirect effects of nest predators on chick growth in a farmland bird J APPL ECOL 47 994-1002, 2010
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2010.01856.x

Gabriel D; Sait SM; Hodgson JA; Schmutz U; Kunin WE; Benton TG Scale matters: the impact of organic farming on biodiversity at different spatial scales ECOL LETT 13 858-869, 2010
DOI:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01481.x

Goddard MA; Benton TG; Dougill AJ Beyond the garden fence: landscape ecology of cities TRENDS ECOL EVOL 25 202-203, 2010
DOI:10.1016/j.tree.2009.12.007

Goddard MA; Dougill AJ; Benton TG Scaling up from gardens: biodiversity conservation in urban environments TRENDS ECOL EVOL 25 90-98, 2010
DOI:10.1016/j.tree.2009.07.016

Douglas DJT; Benton TG; Vickery JA Contrasting patch selection of breeding Yellowhammers Emberiza citrinella in set-aside and cereal crops BIRD STUDY 57 69-74, 2010

Douglas DJT; Vickery JA; Benton TG Variation in arthropod abundance in barley under varying sowing regimes AGR ECOSYST ENVIRON 135 127-131, 2010
DOI:10.1016/j.agee.2009.09.002

Dunn JC; Hamer KC; Benton TG Nest and foraging-site selection in Yellowhammers Emberiza citrinella: implications for chick provisioning BIRD STUDY 57 531-539, 2010

Bowler DE; Benton TG Variation in dispersal mortality and dispersal propensity among individuals: the effects of age, sex and resource availability J ANIM ECOL 78 1234-1241, 2009
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2009.01580.x

Cornulier T; Elston DA; Arcese P; Benton TG; Douglas DJT; Lambin X; Reid J; Robinson RA; Sutherland WJ Estimating the annual number of breeding attempts from breeding dates using mixture models ECOL LETT 12 1184-1193, 2009
DOI:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01377.x

Ozgul A; Tuljapurkar S; Benton TG; Pemberton JM; Clutton-Brock TH; Coulson T The Dynamics of Phenotypic Change and the Shrinking Sheep of St. Kilda SCIENCE 325 464-467, 2009
DOI:10.1126/science.1173668

Travis JMJ; Mustin K; Benton TG; Dytham C Accelerating invasion rates result from the evolution of density-dependent dispersal J THEOR BIOL 259 151-158, 2009
DOI:10.1016/j.jtbi.2009.03.008

Butler SJ; Benton TG; Nicoll MAC; Jones CG; Norris K Indirect Population Dynamic Benefits of Altered Life-History Trade-Offs in Response to Egg Harvesting AM NAT 174 111-121, 2009
DOI:10.1086/599295

Plaistow SJ; Benton TG The influence of context-dependent maternal effects on population dynamics: an experimental test PHILOS T R SOC B 364 1049-1058, 2009
DOI:10.1098/rstb.2008.0251

McInerny GJ; Turner JRG; Wong HY; Travis JMJ; Benton TG How range shifts induced by climate change affect neutral evolution P R SOC B 276 1527-1534, 2009
DOI:10.1098/rspb.2008.1567

Gabriel D; Carver SJ; Durham H; Kunin WE; Palmer RC; Sait SM; Stagl S; Benton TG The spatial aggregation of organic farming in England and its underlying environmental correlates J APPL ECOL 46 323-333, 2009
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01624.x

Douglas DJT; Vickery JA; Benton TG Improving the value of field margins as foraging habitat for farmland birds J APPL ECOL 46 353-362, 2009
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01613.x

Bowler DE; Benton TG Impact of dispersal on population growth: the role of inter-patch distance OIKOS 118 403-412, 2009
DOI:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2008.17049.x

Mustin K; Benton TG; Dytham C; Travis JMJ The dynamics of climate-induced range shifting; perspectives from simulation modelling OIKOS 118 131-137, 2009
DOI:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2008.17025.x

Benton TG; St Clair JJH; Plaistow SJ Maternal effects mediated by maternal age: from life histories to population dynamics J ANIM ECOL 77 1038-1046, 2008
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01434.x

Mayhew PJ; Jenkins GB; Benton TG A long-term association between global temperature and biodiversity, origination and extinction in the fossil record P R SOC B 275 47-53, 2008
DOI:10.1098/rspb.2007.1302

Chapman BB; Morrell LJ; Benton TG; Krause J Early interactions with adults mediate the development of predator defenses in guppies BEHAV ECOL 19 87-93, 2008
DOI:10.1093/beheco/arm111

Benton TG; Solan M; Travis JMJ; Sait SM Microcosm experiments can inform global ecological problems TRENDS ECOL EVOL 22 516-521, 2007
DOI:10.1016/j.tree.2007.08.003

Plaistow SJ; St Clair JJH; Grant J; Benton TG How to put all your eggs in one basket: Empirical patterns of offspring provisioning throughout a mother's lifetime AM NAT 170 520-529, 2007
DOI:10.1086/521238

Benton TG Ecology - Managing farming's footprint on biodiversity SCIENCE 315 341-342, 2007
DOI:10.1126/science.1137650

Benton TG Managing farming's footprint on biodiversity Science 315 341-342, 2007
DOI:10.1126/science.1137650

Benton TG Revealing the ghost in the machine: Using spectral analysis to understand the influence of noise on population dynamics P NATL ACAD SCI USA 103 18387-18388, 2006
DOI:10.1073/pnas.0609323103

Coulson T; Benton TG; Lundberg P; Dall SRX; Kendall BE Putting evolutionary biology back in the ecological theatre: a demographic framework mapping genes to communities EVOL ECOL RES 8 1155-1171, 2006

Benton TG; Plaistow SJ; Coulson TN Complex population dynamics and complex causation: devils, details and demography P R SOC B 273 1173-1181, 2006
DOI:10.1098/rspb.2006.3495

Coulson T; Benton TG; Lundberg P; Dall SRX; Kendall BE; Gaillard JM Estimating individual contributions to population growth: evolutionary fitness in ecological time P ROY SOC B-BIOL SCI 273 547-555, 2006
DOI:10.1098/rspb.2005.3357

White A; Greenman JV; Benton TG; Boots M Evolutionary behaviour in ecological systems with trade-offs and non-equilibrium population dynamics EVOL ECOL RES 8 387-398, 2006

Beckerman AP; Benton TG; Lapsley CT; Koesters N How effective are maternal effects at having effects? P ROY SOC B-BIOL SCI 273 485-493, 2006
DOI:10.1098/rspb.2005.3315

Plaistow SJ; Lapsley CT; Benton TG Context-dependent intergenerational effects: The interaction between past and present environments and its effect on population dynamics AM NAT 167 206-215, 2006

Greenman JV; Benton TG The impact of environmental fluctuations on structured discrete time population models: Resonance, synchrony and threshold behaviour THEOR POPUL BIOL 68 217-235, 2005
DOI:10.1016/j.tpb.2005.06.007

Greenman JV; Benton TG The frequency spectrum of structured discrete time population models: its properties and their ecological implications OIKOS 110 369-389, 2005

Benton TG The biology of population dynamics: Insights from mites Biologist 52 226-230, 2005
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Benton TG; Plaistow SJ; Beckerman AP; Lapsley CT; Littlejohns S Changes in maternal investment in eggs can affect population dynamics P ROY SOC B-BIOL SCI 272 1351-1356, 2005
DOI:10.1098/rspb.2005.3081

Greenman JV; Benton TG; Boots M; White AR The evolution of oscillatory behavior in age-structured species The American Naturalist 166 68-78, 2005
DOI:10.1086/430640
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Bowler DE; Benton TG Causes and consequences of animal dispersal strategies: relating individual behaviour to spatial dynamics. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 80 205-225, 2005
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Benton TG; Beckerman AP Population dynamics in a noisy world: Lessons from a mite experimental system ADV ECOL RES 37 143-181, 2005

Devereux CL; Mckeever CU; Benton TG; Whittingham MJ The effect of sward height and drainage on Common Starlings Sturnus vulgaris and Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus foraging in grassland habitats IBIS 146 115-122, 2004

Benton TG; Cameron TC; Grant A Population responses to perturbations: predictions and responses from laboratory mite populations Journal of Animal Ecology 73 983-995, 2004
DOI:10.1111/j.0021-8790.2004.00859.x
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Cameron TC; Benton TG Stage-structured harvesting and its effects: an empirical investigation using soil mites J ANIM ECOL 73 996-1006, 2004

Greenman JV; Benton TG Large amplification in stage-structured models: Arnol'd tongues revisited Journal of Mathematical Biology 48 647-671, 2004
DOI:10.1007/s00285-004-0264-8
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Plaistow SJ; Lapsley CT; Beckerman AP; Benton TG Age and size at maturity: sex, environmental variability and developmental thresholds. Proc Biol Sci 271 919-924, 2004
DOI:10.1098/rspb.2004.2682
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Kirby AD; Smith AA; Benton TG; Hudson PJ Rising burden of immature sheep ticks (Ixodes ricinus) on red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) chicks in the Scottish uplands Medical&Veterinary Entomology 18 67-70, 2004
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Beckerman AP; Benton TG; Lapsley CT; Koesters N Talkin' 'bout my generation: environmental variability and cohort effects. Am Nat 162 754-767, 2003
DOI:10.1086/381056
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Hassall M; Helden A; Benton T Phenotypic plasticity and interpopulation differences in life history traits of Armadillidium vulgare (Isopoda:Oniscidae) Oecologia 137 85-89, 2003
DOI:10.1007/s00442-003-1325-1
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Benton TG; Vickery JA; Wilson JD Farmland biodiversity: is habitat heterogeneity the key? TRENDS ECOL EVOL 18 182-188, 2003
DOI:10.1016/S0169-5347(03)00011-9

Greenman JV; Benton TG The amplification of environmental noise in population models: Causes and consequences AM NAT 161 225-239, 2003

Benton TG Understanding the ecology of extinction: are we close to the critical threshold? Annales Zoologici Fennici 40 71-80, 2003
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Grant A; Benton TG Density-dependent populations require density-dependent elasticity analysis: an illustration using the LPA model of Tribolium Journal of Animal Ecology 72 94-105, 2003
DOI:10.1046/j.1365-2656.2003.00684.x
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Hudson PJ; Dobson AP; Cattadori IM; Newborn D; Haydon DT; Shaw DJ; Benton TG; Grenfell BT Trophic interactions and population growth rates: describing patterns and identifying mechanisms Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. B: Biological Sciences 357 1259-1271, 2002
DOI:10.1098/rstb.2002.1126
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Benton TG; Bryant DM; Cole L; Crick HQP Linking agricultural practice to insect and bird populations: a historical study over three decades J APPL ECOL 39 673-687, 2002

Beckerman AP; Benton TG; Ranta E; Kaitala V; Lundberg P Population dynamic consequences of delayed life-history effects TRENDS ECOL EVOL 17 263-269, 2002

Benton TG; Lapsley CT; Beckerman AP The population response to environmental noise: population size, variance and correlation in an experimental system J ANIM ECOL 71 320-332, 2002

Benton TG; Ranta E; Kaitala V; Beckerman AP Maternal effects and the stability of population dynamics in noisy environments J ANIM ECOL 70 590-599, 2001

Benton TG; Lapsley CT; Beckerman AP Population synchrony and environmental variation: an experimental demonstration ECOL LETT 4 236-243, 2001

Greenman JV; Benton TG The impact of stochasticity on the behaviour of nonlinear population models: synchrony and the Moran effect Oikos 93 343-351, 2001
DOI:10.1034/j.1600-0706.2001.930217.x
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Benton TG; Grant A Evolutionary fitness in ecology: Comparing measures of fitness in stochastic, density-dependent environments EVOL ECOL RES 2 769-789, 2000

Remedios R; Lieberman DA; Benton TG The effects of grades on course enjoyment: Did you get the grade you wanted? BRIT J EDUC PSYCHOL 70 353-368, 2000

Grant A; Benton TG Elasticity analysis for density-dependent populations in stochastic environments ECOLOGY 81 680-693, 2000

Benton TG; Grant A Elasticity analysis as an important tool in evolutionary and population ecology TRENDS ECOL EVOL 14 467-471, 1999

Peretti AV; Acosta LE; Benton TG Sexual cannibalism in scorpions: fact or fiction? BIOL J LINN SOC 68 485-496, 1999

Benton TG; Grant A Optimal reproductive effort in stochastic, density-dependent environments EVOLUTION 53 677-688, 1999

Benton TG; Evans MR Measuring mate choice using correlation: the effect of female sampling behaviour BEHAV ECOL SOCIOBIOL 44 91-98, 1998

Benton TG; Rushton SP; Hassall M; Tufton JE; Sanderson RA Estimation of leaf-litter production by dicotyledonous plants in grasslands European Journal of Soil Biology 34 11-24, 1998
DOI:10.1016/S1164-5563(99)80002-8
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Grant A; Benton TG The Impact of Environmental Variation on Demographic Convergence of Leslie Matrix Population Models: An Assessment Using Lyapunov Characteristic Exponents Theor Popul Biol 50 18-30, 1996
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Benton TG; Grant A How to keep fit in the real world: Elasticity analyses and selection pressures on life histories in a variable environment American Naturalist 147 115-139, 1996
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BENTON TG; GRANT A; CLUTTONBROCK TH DOES ENVIRONMENTAL STOCHASTICITY MATTER - ANALYSIS OF RED DEER LIFE-HISTORIES ON RUM EVOL ECOL 9 559-574, 1995

BENTON TG; SPENCER T BIOGEOGRAPHIC PROCESSES AT THE LIMITS OF THE INDO-WEST-PACIFIC PROVINCE, 1995

BENTON TG; SPENCER T THE BIRDS OF HENDERSON ISLAND - ECOLOGICAL-STUDIES IN A NEAR PRISTINE ECOSYSTEM, 1995

BENTON TG FROM CASTAWAYS TO THROWAWAYS - MARINE LITTER IN THE PITCAIRN ISLANDS BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY 56 415-422, 1995

BENTON TG BIODIVERSITY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY OF HENDERSON ISLANDS INSECTS BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY 56 245-259, 1995

SPENCER T; BENTON TG STRUCTURE, TOPOGRAPHY AND VEGETATION - THE SIGNIFICANCE OF RAISED REEF ISLANDS, 1995

SPENCER T; BENTON TG THE SIR PETER-SCOTT-COMMEMORATIVE-EXPEDITION TO THE PITCAIRN ISLANDS 1991-1992 - INTRODUCTION BIOL J LINN SOC 56 7-8, 1995

SPENCER T; BENTON TG MANS IMPACT ON THE PITCAIRN ISLANDS, 1995

BENTON TG; LEHTINEN PT BIODIVERSITY AND ORIGIN OF THE NONFLYING TERRESTRIAL ARTHROPODS OF HENDERSON ISLAND BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY 56 261-272, 1995

Benton TG The reproductive ecology of Euscorpius flavicaudis in England Memoirs - Queensland Museum 33 455-460, 1993
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FOSTER WA; BENTON TG SEX-RATIO, LOCAL MATE COMPETITION AND MATING-BEHAVIOR IN THE APHID PEMPHIGUS-SPYROTHECAE BEHAV ECOL SOCIOBIOL 30 297-307, 1992

BENTON TG; FOSTER WA ALTRUISTIC HOUSEKEEPING IN A SOCIAL APHID P ROY SOC LOND B BIO 247 199-202, 1992

BENTON TG THE ECOLOGY OF THE SCORPION EUSCORPIUS-FLAVICAUDIS IN ENGLAND J ZOOL 226 351-368, 1992

BENTON TG DETERMINANTS OF MALE MATING SUCCESS IN A SCORPION ANIM BEHAV 43 125-135, 1992

BENTON TG REPRODUCTION AND PARENTAL CARE IN THE SCORPION, EUSCORPIUS-FLAVICAUDIS BEHAVIOUR 117 20-28, 1991

BENTON TG THE LIFE-HISTORY OF EUSCORPIUS-FLAVICAUDIS (SCORPIONES, CHACTIDAE) J ARACHNOL 19 105-110, 1991

Benton T Oceans of garbage [4] Nature 352 113-113, 1991