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I collaborate with biological scientists and others to develop methods to analyse and model empirical data. Current collaborators include Christian Rutz (St. Andrews – social systems in tool-using crows), Darren Croft and Safi Darden (Exeter – cooperation among fish; species invasion - with Tim Rogers in Bath), Ed Feil (Bath – infection patterns from whole genome sequencing of microbes) and Michael Pocock (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology – plant-pollinator networks).


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Projects 2013 2013

Research Output 2000 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Evolution of non-kin cooperation: social assortment by cooperative phenotype in guppies

Bohr Brask, J., Croft, D., Edenbrow, M., James, R., Bleakley, B., Ramnarine, I., Heathcote, R., Tyler, C., Hamilton, P., Debelsteen, T. & Darden, S., 2 Jan 2019, In : Royal Society Open Science. 6, 1, p. 1-11 11 p., 181493.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Mate fidelity in a polygamous shorebird, the snowy plover (Charadrius nivosus)

Naerhulan, H., Valdebenito, J. O., Harding, P., Cruz-Lopez, M., Serrano-Meneses, M. A., James, R., Szekely, T. & Kupan, K., 1 Sep 2019, In : Ecology & Evolution. 9, 18, p. 10734-10745 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effects of model choice, network structure and interaction strengths on knockout extinction models of ecological robustness

Bane, M., Pocock, M. & James, R., 1 Nov 2018, In : Ecology & Evolution. 8, 22, p. 10794-10804 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
10 Citations (Scopus)

Pair housing of dairy calves and age at pairing: effects on weaning stress, health, production and social networks

Bolt, S. L., Boyland, N. K., Mlynski, D. T., James, R. & Croft, D. P., 4 Jan 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 1, e0166926.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
6 Citations (Scopus)

Population genetic structuring of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone EMRSA-15 within UK reflects patient referral patterns

Donker, T., Reuter, S., Sciberras, J., Reynolds, R., Brown, N., Torok, M. E., James, R., East of England Microbiology Research Network, Aanensen, D. M., Bentley, S. D., Holden, M. T. G., Parkhill, J., Spratt, B. G., Peacock, S. J., Feil, E. J. & Grundmann, H., 4 Jul 2017, In : Microbial Genomics. 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Population Genetics
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Referral and Consultation
Clone Cells


Analysis of Association-Derived Animal Social Networks

Author: Bettaney, E., 1 Aug 2014

Supervisor: James, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Bumblebee foraging patterns: plant-pollinator network dynamics and robustness

Author: Bane, M., 19 Jun 2019

Supervisor: James, R. (Supervisor) & Pocock, M. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


On the Multivariate Analysis of Animal Networks

Author: Mlynski, D., 22 Apr 2016

Supervisor: James, R. (Supervisor) & Priest, N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Reintroduction and Conservation of the Great Bustard Otis tarda

Author: Burnside, J., 31 Dec 2013

Supervisor: Szekely, T. (Supervisor), Waters, D. (External person) (Supervisor) & James, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD