Stuart Piertney

发布日期:2019-06-27

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岗位:深渊中心专家顾问职称:教授
研究领域:无脊椎动物和脊椎动物的组织分类、分子标记

    Research Interests
    Research within the Piertney-Lab centres on the development and application of molecular markers to provide novel insight into the ecology, population biology, conservation and taxonomy of a range of invertebrate and vertebrate groups.
    Ongoing studies span the complete evolutionary hierarchy - from resolving phylogenetic relationships between taxa, determining patterns of phylogeographic and population genetic structure within species, identifying the genetic relatedness among individuals within populations, to characterising the dynamics of individual gene regions of adaptive and ecological relevance.
    A recurrent research theme is in understanding the effects of different ecological, behavioural and microevolutionary processes on levels of neutral and adaptive genetic diversity in natural populations, and how spatio-temporal variation in the levels of genetic diversity influences individual fitness, population dynamics and long-term population viability. Historically, focus has been on neutral polymorphisms (e.g. microsatellites) and candidate genes of known ecological importance (e.g. MHC, MC1R), but latterly emphasis has switched to using next generation 'omics technologies to gain a more holistic understanding of adaptation and genomic response to environmental and ecological change.

    Research Grants
    Current live grants include:
    Genetic structure among glacial population of invasive rats on South Georgia - Informing the eradication and applied control programme. OTEP funded.
    How do parental effects introduce variation into individual phenotypes, fitness and population dynamics? NERC funded in collaboration with Tim Benton (U. Leeds).
    Reverse engineering the genotype-phenotype map for parasite resistance in natural populations of red grouse. NERC funded.
    Multidisciplinary investigations of the deepest scavengers on Earth - Phylogenetic and phylogeographic relationships in hadal amphipods. TOTAL funded project in collaboration with Alan Jamieson (U. Aberdeen).
    HADES - HAdal Ecosystem Studies. NSF funded project led by Tim Shank (WHOI)


    Teaching Responsibilities
    Course coordinator for:
    Animal Evolution and Biodiversity
    Molecular Ecological Techniques
    Biodiversity Field Course
    Contributor to:
    Genes & Evolution
    Advanced Behavioural Ecology
    Conservation and Global Change
    Ecology & Environmental Sciences


    2013
    Cameron TC, O'Sullivan D, Reynolds A, Piertney SB Benton G (2013) Eco-evolutionary dynamics in response to selection on life-history. Ecology Letters 16, 754-763.
    Jamieson AJ, Lacey NC, Lorz AN, Rowden AA, Piertney SB (2013) The supergiant amphipod Alicella gigantea (Crustracea:Alicellidae) from hadal depths in the Kermadec Trench, SW Pacific Ocean. Deep Sea Research II 92, 107-113.
    Wenzel MA, Webster LMI, Paterson S, Mougeot F, Martínez-Padilla J, Piertney SB (2013) A transcriptomic investigation of handicap models in sexual selection. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67,221-234.
    McDevitt AD, Oliver MK, Piertney SB, Szafra?ska PA, Konarzewski M, Zub K (2013) Individual variation in dispersal associated with phenotype influences fine-scale genetic structure in weasels. Conservation Genetics, 14, 499-510.
    2012
    Carlsson AM, Justin Irvine JR, Wilson K, Piertney SB, Halvorsen O, Coulson SJ, Stein A, Albon, SD (2012) Disease transmission in an extreme environment: Nematode parasites infect reindeer during the Arctic winter. International Journal for Parasitology, 42, 789-795.
    McMahon BJ, Johansson MP, Piertney SB, Buckley K, H?glund J (2012) Genetic variation among endangered Irish red grouse (Lagopus lagopus hibernicus) populations: Implications for conservation and management. Conservation Genetics 13, 639-647.
    Oliver MK, Piertney SB (2012) Selection maintains MHC diversity through a natural population bottleneck. Molecular Biology and Evolution 29, 1713-1720.
    Purse BV, Falconer D, Sullivan MJ, Carpenter S, Mellor PS, Piertney SB, Mordue AJ, Albon S, Gunn GJ, Blackwell A (2012) Impacts of climate, host and landscape factors on Culicoides species in Scotland. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 26, 168-177.
    Wenzel MA, Webster LMI, Blanco G, Burgess MD, Kerbiriou C, Segelbacher G, Piertney SB, Reid JM (2012) Pronounced genetic structure and low genetic diversity in European red-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) populations. Conservation Genetics 13, 1213-1230.
    Zub K, Piertney SB, Szafra?ska PA, Konarzewski M (2012) Environmental and genetic influences on body mass and resting metabolic rates (RMR) in a natural population of weasel (Mustela nivalis). Molecular Ecology 21, 1283-1293.
    2011
    Wenzel MA, Webster LMI, Segelbacher G, Reid JM, Piertney SB (2011) Isolation and characterisation of 17 microsatellite loci for the red-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax). Conservation Genetics Resources 3, 737-740.
    Purse BV, Falconer D, Sullivan MJ, Carpenter S, Mellor PS, Piertney SB, Mordue AJ, Albon S, Gunn GJ, Blackwell A (2011) Impacts of climate, host and landscape factors on Culicoides species in Scotland. Medical and Veterinary Entomology (2011), doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2011.00991.x
    Dias PJ, Piertney SB, Snow M, Davies IM (2011) Survey and management of mussel Mytilus species in Scotland. Hydrobiologia 670, 127-140.
    Fernandez R, Santos MB, Pierce GJ, Llavona A, Lopez A, Silva MA, Ferreira M, Carrillo M, Cermeno P, Lens S, Piertney SB (2011) Fine-scale genetic structure of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Atlantic coastal waters of the Iberian Peninsula. Hydrobiologia 670, 111-125.
    Paterson S, Piertney SB (2011) Frontiers in host-parasite ecology and evolution. Molecular Ecology 20, 869-871.
    Youngson AF, Piertney SB, Thorley JL, Malcolm IA, Soulsby C (2011) Spatial association of nest construction by brown trout Salmo trutta. J. Fish Biol 78, 713-725.
    Webster LMI, Mello LV, Mougeot F, Martinez-Padilla J, Paterson S, Piertney SB (2011) Identification of genes responding to nematode infection in red grouse. Molecular Ecology Resources 11, 305-313.
    Foote AD, Vilstrup JT, deStephanis R, Verborgh P, Nielsen SCA, Deaville R, Kleivane L, Martin V, Miller PJO, Oien N, Perez-Gil M, Rasmussen M, Reid RJ, Robertson KM, Rogan E, Simila T, Tejedor ML, Vester H, Vikingsson GA, Willerslev E, Gilbert MTP, Piertney SB (2011) Genetic differentiation among North Atlantic Killer Whale populations. Molecular Ecology 20, 629-641.
    Webster LMI, Paterson S, Mougeot F, Martinez-Padilla J, Piertney SB (2011) Transcriptomic response of red grouse to gastrointestinal nematode parasites and testosterone: implications for population dynamics. Molecular Ecology 20, 920-931
    2010
    Oliver MK, Piertney SB (2010) Beyond splitting hares and rabbiting on about major histocompatibility complex complexity. Molecular Ecology 19, 4099-4101
    Mougeot F, Martínez-Padilla J, Blount JD, Pérez-Rodríguez L, Webster LMI, Piertney SB (2010) Oxidative stress and the effect of parasites on a carotenoid-based ornament. J Exp Biol 213: 400-407.
    Piertney SB, Webster LMI (2010) Characterising functionally important and ecologically meaningful genetic diversity using a candidate gene approach. Genetica 138: 419-432.
    Mougeot F, Martinez-Padilla J, Bortolotti GR, Webster LMI, Piertney, SB (2010) Physiological stress links parasites to carotenoid-based colour signals. J. Evol Biol 23: 643-650.
    Martinez-Padilla J, Mougeot F, Webster LMI, Perez-Rodriguez L, Piertney, SB (2010)Testing the interactive effects of testosterone and parasites on carotenoid-based ornamentation in a wild bird. J. Evol Biol 23: 902-913.
    2009
    Schwenkenbecher JM, Mordue AJ, Switek K, Piertney SB (2009) Discrimination of Culicoides midge larvae using multiplex PCR assays based on DNA sequence variation at the mitochondrial Cytochrome C oxidase I gene. J. Medical Entomology 46: 610-614.
    Foote AD, Newton J, Piertney SB, Willerslev E, Gilbert MTP (2009) Ecological, morphological and genetic divergence of sympatric North Atlantic killer whale populations. Mol Ecol 18: 5207-5217.
    A’Hara S, Hancock M, Piertney SB, Cottrell JE (2009) The development of a molecular assay to distinguish droppings of black grouse Tetrao tetrix from those of capercaillie Tetrao urogallus and red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus. Wildlife Biology 15: 328-337.
    Schwenkenbecher JM, Mordue AJ, Piertney SB (2009) Phylogenetic analysis indicates that Culicoides dewulfi should not be considered part of the Culicoides obsoletus complex. Bull Ent Res 99: 371-375.
    Zalewski A, Piertney SB, Zalewska H, Lambin X (2009) Landscape barriers reduce gene flow in an invasive carnivore: geographical and local genetic structure of American mink in Scotland. Molecular Ecology 18, 1601-1615.
    Dias PJ, Dordor A, Tulett D, Piertney SB, Davies IM, Snow M (2009) Survey of mussel (Mytilus) species at Scottish shellfish farms. Aquaculture Research 40: 1715-1722.
    Dias PJ, Bland M, Shanks AM, Beaumont A, Piertney SB, Davies IM, Snow M (2009) Mytilus species under rope culture in Scotland: Implications for management. Aquaculture International 17 437-448.
    Bortolotti GR, Mougeot F, Martinez-Padilla J, Webster LMI, Piertney SB (2009) Physiological stress mediates the honesty of social signals. PLoS ONE 4: e4983.
    Mougeot F, Martinez-Padilla J, Webster LMI, Blount JD, Perez-Rodriguez L, Piertney SB (2009) Honest sexual signalling mediated by parasite and testosterone effects on oxidative balance. Proc Roy Soc B 276: 1093-1100.
    Oliver MK, Telfer S, Piertney SB (2009) Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) heterozygote superiority to natural multi-parasite infections in the water vole (Arvicola terrestris). Proc Roy Soc B 276: 1119-1128.
    Oliver MK, Lambin X, Cornulier T, Piertney SB (2009) Spatio-temporal variation in the strength and mode of selection acting on major histocompatibility complex diversity in water vole (Arvicola terrestris) metapopulations. Molecular Ecology 18, 80-92.
    2008
    Dias PJ, Sollelis L, Cook EJ, Piertney SB, Davies IM, Snow M. (2008) Development of a real-time PCR assay for detection of Mytilus species specific alleles. J Exp Mar Biol & Ecol 367, 253-258.
    Nolan DV, Dallas JF, Piertney SB, Mordue AJ (2008): Incursion and range expansion in the bluetongue vector Culicoides imicola in the Mediterranean basin: a phylogeographic analysis. Medical & Veterinery Entomology 22, 340-351.
    Ngamprasertwong T, Mackie IJ, Racey PA, Piertney SB (2008): Spatial distribution of mitochondrial and microsatellite DNA variation in Daubenton’s bat within Scotland. Molecular Ecology 17, 3243-3258.
    Piertney SB, Lambin X. MacColl ADC, Lock KA, Bacon PJ, Dallas JF, Leckie F, Mougeot F, Racey PA, Redpath S, Moss R (2008): Temporal changes in kin structure through a population cycle in a territorial bird, the red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus). Molecular Ecology 17, 2544-2551.