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 Jason Chapman

Jason Chapman

Associate Professor

 +44 (0)1326 371892

 Daphne du Maurier 3062

 

Daphne du Maurier Building, University of Exeter,  Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

 Office hours:

10-11 am Tuesday

3-4 pm Thursday

I am a movement ecologist interested in the evolution of animal migration strategies, and the population and community-level effects of these long-range movements. I study insects and birds to answer these questions, and use novel technologies including biological radars, weather radars, meteorological simulations, tethered flight techniques and genomic approaches to characterize their migration ecology.

Qualifications

1992 BSc (Swansea)
1997 PhD (Southampton)

Career

2016 – present           Associate Professor, University of Exeter
2009 – 2016                Principal Research Scientist, Rothamsted Research
1999 – 2009                Senior Research Scientist, Rothamsted Research
1997 – 1999                Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Southampton

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Research

Research projects

Insect Compass Navigation: I am interested in elucidating the compass mechanisms that migratory insects use to select and maintain beneficial migratory directions. We have good evidence that day-flying migrant butterflies use a time-compensated sun compass, but the compass mechanisms that nocturnal insects use are still to be identified.

Flow Detection and Selection: All swimming and flying migrants have to deal with currents, which may facilitate or oppose movement in the preferred direction, or cause the migrants to drift off course. I am interested in the mechanisms by which migrants detect the speed and directions of flows, and then how they integrate this information with their compass mechanisms to take up beneficial directions in relation to the flows they experience during their journeys.

Costs and Benefits of Migration: Migration is extremely costly energetically, and a risky behaviour which can lead to increased mortality through greater exposure to predators, parasites and pathogens, or through simply getting lost. Given these costs, why do so many animals migrate, and why are some migrants among the most successful and widespread species on the planet? I am investigating how the costs of migration are offset by the benefits that may accrue.

Using Radars to Monitor and Forecast Pest Invasions: Ongoing radar deployments in Texas and East-central China are aimed at developing pest monitoring and ultimately forecasting systems for important migratory crop pests such as the Fall Armyworm, Corn Earworm, Cotton Bollworm, Oriental Armyworm and Migratory Locust.

Developing Continental-scale Migration Monitoring: With many collaborators, I lead an EU COST Action called “ENRAM” (the European Network for the Radar surveillance of Animal Movement), aimed at developing methods for studying the atmospheric movements of birds, bats and insects over the European continent (see www.enram.eu).

Grants/Funding:

2016-2019       STFC - Newton Fund (China), £1M
2015-2016       USDA award, $20K
2015-2016       STFC - Newton Fund (China), £350K
2014-2016       BBSRC Standard Research Grant, £1M
2014-2017       EU COST Action (ENRAM), €500K
2014-2017       BBSRC China Partnering Award, £30K
2013-2016       NERC Standard Research Grant, £500K
2013-2015       ESI, University of Exeter contract, £200K
2013-2015       Rothamsted Directorate Award, £200K
2012-2015       BBSRC PhD Studentship, £80K
2011-2014       BBSRC PhD Studentship, £80K
2010-2012       Esmée Fairbairn Foundation grant, £50K
2006-2009       BBSRC PhD Studentship, £80K
2006-2009       BBSRC Standard Research Grant, £350K
2004-2007       BBSRC PhD Studentship, £80K
2001-2004       BBSRC Standard Research Grant, £285K

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Hu G, Lim KS, Horvitz N, Clark SJ, Reynolds DR, Sapir N, Chapman JW (2016). Mass seasonal bioflows of high-flying insect migrants. Science, 354(6319), 1584-1587. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Chapman JW, Nilsson C, Lim KS, Bäckman J, Reynolds DR, Alerstam T, Reynolds AM (2015). Detection of flow direction in high-flying insect and songbird migrants. Current Biology, 25(17), R751-R752. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Wilson K (2015). Long-range seasonal migration in insects: Mechanisms, evolutionary drivers and ecological consequences. Ecology Letters, 18(3), 287-302. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Bell JR, Burgin LE, Reynolds DR, Pettersson LB, Hill JK, Bonsall MB, Thomas JA (2012). Seasonal migration to high latitudes results in major reproductive benefits in an insect. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(37), 14924-14929. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Klaassen RHG, Drake VA, Fossette S, Hays GC, Metcalfe JD, Reynolds AM, Reynolds DR, Alerstam T (2011). Animal orientation strategies for movement in flows. Current Biology, 21(20). Abstract.
Chapman JW, Nesbit RL, Burgin LE, Reynolds DR, Smith AD, Middleton DR, Hill JK (2010). Flight orientation behaviors promote optimal migration trajectories in high-flying insects. Science, 327(5966), 682-685. Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Jones CM, Lim KS, Chapman JW, Bass C (In Press). Genome-Wide Characterization of DNA Methylation in an Invasive Lepidopteran Pest, the Cotton Bollworm Helicoverpa armigera. G3 (Bethesda), 8(3), 779-787. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Nilsson C, Dokter AM, Schmid B, Scacco M, Verlinden L, Bäckman J, Haase G, Dell'Omo G, Chapman JW, Leijnse H, et al (2018). Field validation of radar systems for monitoring bird migration. Journal of Applied Ecology Abstract.  Full text.
Dällenbach LJ, Glauser A, Lim KS, Chapman JW, Menz MHM (2018). Higher flight activity in the offspring of migrants compared to residents in a migratory insect. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285(1881). Abstract.  Full text.
Hu G, Lu MH, Reynolds DR, Wang HK, Chen X, Liu WC, Zhu F, Wu XW, Xia F, Xie MC, et al (2018). Long-term seasonal forecasting of a major migrant insect pest: the brown planthopper in the Lower Yangtze River Valley. Journal of Pest Science Abstract.
Minter M, Pearson A, Lim KS, Wilson K, Chapman JW, Jones CM (2018). The tethered flight technique as a tool for studying life-history strategies associated with migration in insects. Ecological Entomology, 43(4), 397-411. Abstract.  Full text.
Palmer G, Platts PJ, Brereton T, Chapman JW, Dytham C, Fox R, Pearce-Higgins JW, Roy DB, Hill JK, Thomas CD, et al (2017). Climate change, climatic variation and extreme biological responses. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 372(1723). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Bauer S, Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Alves JA, Dokter AM, Menz MMH, Sapir N, Ciach M, Pettersson LB, Kelly JF, et al (2017). From Agricultural Benefits to Aviation Safety: Realizing the Potential of Continent-Wide Radar Networks. BioScience, 67(10), 912-918. Abstract.  Full text.
Chapman JW (2017). Honey buzzards don't always make a beeline. Journal of Animal Ecology, 86(2), 173-175. Abstract.  Full text.
Mauchline AL, Cook SM, Powell W, Chapman JW, Osborne JL (2017). Migratory flight behaviour of the pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus. Pest Manag Sci, 73(6), 1076-1082. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Drake VA, Chapman JW, Lim KS, Reynolds DR, Riley JR, Smith AD (2017). Ventral-aspect radar cross sections and polarization patterns of insects at X band and their relation to size and form. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING, 38(18), 5022-5044. Author URL.  Full text.
Reynolds DR, Chapman JW, Stewart AJA (2017). Windborne migration of Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera) over Britain. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY, 114, 554-564. Author URL.  Full text.
Chapman JW, Nilsson C, Lim KS, Bäckman J, Reynolds DR, Alerstam T (2016). Adaptive strategies in nocturnally migrating insects and songbirds: Contrasting responses to wind. Journal of Animal Ecology, 85(1), 115-124. Abstract.
Hu G, Lim KS, Horvitz N, Clark SJ, Reynolds DR, Sapir N, Chapman JW (2016). Mass seasonal bioflows of high-flying insect migrants. Science, 354(6319), 1584-1587. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Reynolds AM, Reynolds DR, Sane SP, Hu G, Chapman JW (2016). Orientation in high-flying migrant insects in relation to flows: Mechanisms and strategies. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371(1704). Abstract.  Full text.
Jones HBC, Lim KS, Bell JR, Hill JK, Chapman JW (2016). Quantifying interspecific variation in dispersal ability of noctuid moths using an advanced tethered flight technique. Ecology and Evolution, 6(1), 181-190. Abstract.
Palmer G, Hill JK, Brereton TM, Brooks DR, Chapman JW, Fox R, Oliver TH, Thomas CD (2016). Retraction of the Research Article: "Individualistic sensitivities and exposure to climate change explain variation in species' distribution and abundance changes". Sci Adv, 2(4). Abstract.  Author URL.
Hu G, Lim KS, Reynolds DR, Reynolds AM, Chapman JW (2016). Wind-related orientation patterns in diurnal, crepuscular and nocturnal high-altitude insect migrants. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10(FEB). Abstract.
Chapman JW, Nilsson C, Lim KS, Bäckman J, Reynolds DR, Alerstam T, Reynolds AM (2015). Detection of flow direction in high-flying insect and songbird migrants. Current Biology, 25(17), R751-R752. Abstract.
Reynolds AM, Jones HBC, Hill JK, Pearson AJ, Wilson K, Wolf S, Lim KS, Reynolds DR, Chapman JW (2015). Evidence for a pervasive ‘idling-mode’ activity template in flying and pedestrian insects. Royal Society Open Science, 2(5). Abstract.
Jones CM, Papanicolaou A, Mironidis GK, Vontas J, Yang Y, Lim KS, Oakeshott JG, Bass C, Chapman JW (2015). Genomewide transcriptional signatures of migratory flight activity in a globally invasive insect pest. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 24(19), 4901-4911. Author URL.  Full text.
Palmer G, Hill JK, Brereton TM, Brooks DR, Chapman JW, Fox R, Oliver TH, Thomas CD (2015). Individualistic sensitivities and exposure to climate change explain variation in species' distribution and abundance changes. Sci Adv, 1(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Wilson K (2015). Long-range seasonal migration in insects: Mechanisms, evolutionary drivers and ecological consequences. Ecology Letters, 18(3), 287-302. Abstract.
Shamoun-Baranes J, Alves JA, Bauer S, Dokter AM, Hüppop O, Koistinen J, Leijnse H, Liechti F, Gasteren HV, Chapman JW, et al (2014). Continental-scale radar monitoring of the aerial movements of animals. Movement Ecology, 2(1). Abstract.
Fu XW, Li C, Feng HQ, Liu ZF, Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Wu KM (2014). Seasonal migration of Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) over the Bohai Sea in Northern China. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 104(5), 601-609. Abstract.
Jeffries DL, Chapman J, Roy HE, Humphries S, Harrington R, Brown PMJ, Handley L-JL (2013). Characteristics and drivers of high-altitude ladybird flight: insights from vertical-looking entomological radar. PLoS One, 8(12). Abstract.  Author URL.
Reynolds DR, Nau BS, Chapman JW (2013). High-altitude migration of heteroptera in Britain. European Journal of Entomology, 110(3), 483-492. Abstract.
Stefanescu C, Páramo F, Åkesson S, Alarcón M, Ávila A, Brereton T, Carnicer J, Cassar LF, Fox R, Heliölä J, et al (2013). Multi-generational long-distance migration of insects: Studying the painted lady butterfly in the Western Palaearctic. Ecography, 36(4), 474-486. Abstract.
Bell JR, Aralimarad P, Lim KS, Chapman JW (2013). Predicting Insect Migration Density and Speed in the Daytime Convective Boundary Layer. PLoS ONE, 8(1). Abstract.
Chapman JW, Lim KS, Reynolds DR (2013). The significance of midsummer movements of Autographa gamma: Implications for a mechanistic understanding of orientation behavior in a migrant moth. CURRENT ZOOLOGY, 59(3), 360-370. Author URL.
O'Neill BF, Bond K, Tyner A, Sheppard R, Bryant T, Chapman J, Bell J, Donnelly A (2012). Climatic change is advancing the phenology of moth species in Ireland. ENTOMOLOGIA EXPERIMENTALIS ET APPLICATA, 143(1), 74-88. Author URL.
Brooks DR, Bater JE, Clark SJ, Monteith DT, Andrews C, Corbett SJ, Beaumont DA, Chapman JW (2012). Large carabid beetle declines in a United Kingdom monitoring network increases evidence for a widespread loss in insect biodiversity. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49(5), 1009-1019. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Bell JR, Burgin LE, Reynolds DR, Pettersson LB, Hill JK, Bonsall MB, Thomas JA (2012). Seasonal migration to high latitudes results in major reproductive benefits in an insect. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(37), 14924-14929. Abstract.
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Chapman JW, Klaassen RHG, Drake VA, Fossette S, Hays GC, Metcalfe JD, Reynolds AM, Reynolds DR, Alerstam T (2011). Animal orientation strategies for movement in flows. Current Biology, 21(20). Abstract.
Alerstam T, Chapman JW, Bäckman J, Smith AD, Karlsson H, Nilsson C, Reynolds DR, Klaassen RHG, Hill JK (2011). Convergent patterns of long-distance nocturnal migration in noctuid moths and passerine birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278(1721), 3074-3080. Abstract.
Aralimarad P, Reynolds AM, Lim KS, Reynolds DR, Chapman JW (2011). Flight altitude selection increases orientation performance in high-flying nocturnal insect migrants. Animal Behaviour, 82(6), 1221-1225. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Drake VA, Reynolds DR (2011). Recent insights from radar studies of insect flight. Annual Review of Entomology, 56, 337-356. Abstract.
Reynolds AM, Reynolds DR, Smith AD, Chapman JW (2010). A single wind-mediated mechanism explains high-altitude 'non-goal oriented' headings and layering of nocturnally migrating insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 277(1682), 765-772. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Nesbit RL, Burgin LE, Reynolds DR, Smith AD, Middleton DR, Hill JK (2010). Flight orientation behaviors promote optimal migration trajectories in high-flying insects. Science, 327(5966), 682-685. Abstract.
Wood CR, Clark SJ, Barlow JF, Chapman JW (2010). Layers of nocturnal insect migrants at high-altitude: the influence of atmospheric conditions on their formation. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 12(1), 113-121. Abstract.
Reynolds AM, Reynolds DR, Smith AD, Chapman JW (2010). Orientation cues for high-flying nocturnal insect migrants: Do turbulence-induced temperature and velocity fluctuations indicate the mean wind flow?. PLoS ONE, 5(12). Abstract.
Wood CR, Reynolds DR, Wells PM, Barlow JF, Woiwod IP, Chapman JW (2009). Flight periodicity and the vertical distribution of high-altitude moth migration over southern Britain. BULLETIN OF ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 99(5), 525-535. Author URL.
Nesbit RL, Hill JK, Woiwod IP, Sivell D, Bensusan KJ, Chapman JW (2009). Seasonally adaptive migratory headings mediated by a sun compass in the painted lady butterfly, Vanessa cardui. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 78(5), 1119-1125. Author URL.
Reynolds DR, Smith AD, Chapman JW (2008). A radar study of emigratory flight and layer formation by insects at dawn over southern Britain. BULLETIN OF ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 98(1), 35-52. Author URL.
Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Hill JK, Sivell D, Smith AD, Woiwod IP (2008). A seasonal switch in compass orientation in a high-flying migrant moth. Current Biology, 18(19). Abstract.
Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Mouritsen H, Hill JK, Riley JR, Sivell D, Smith AD, Woiwod IP (2008). Wind Selection and Drift Compensation Optimize Migratory Pathways in a High-Flying Moth. Current Biology, 18(7), 514-518. Abstract.
Riley JR, Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Smith AD (2007). Recent applications of radar to entomology. Outlooks on Pest Management, 18(2), 62-68. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Brooks SJ, Smith AD, Woiwod IP (2006). Seasonal variation in the migration strategies of the green lacewing Chrysoperla carnea species complex. Ecological Entomology, 31(4), 378-388. Abstract.
Wood CR, Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Barlow JF, Smith AD, Woiwod IP (2006). The influence of the atmospheric boundary layer on nocturnal layers of noctuids and other moths migrating over southern Britain. International Journal of Biometeorology, 50(4), 193-204. Abstract.
Reynolds DR, Chapman JW, Harrington R (2006). The migration of insect vectors of plant and animal viruses. PLANT VIRUS EPIDEMIOLOGY, 67, 453-517. Author URL.
Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Smith AD, Riley JR, Telfer MG, Woiwod IP (2005). Mass aerial migration in the carabid beetle Notiophilus biguttatus. Ecological Entomology, 30(3), 264-272. Abstract.
Reynolds DR, Chapman JW, Edwards AS, Smith AD, Wood CR, Barlow JF, Woiwod IP (2005). Radar studies of the vertical distribution of insects migrating over southern Britain: the influence of temperature inversions on nocturnal layer concentrations. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 95(3), 259-274. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Smith AD, Smith ET, Woiwod IP (2004). An aerial netting study of insects migrating at high altitude over England. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 94(2), 123-136. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Smith AD (2004). Migratory and foraging movements in beneficial insects: a review of radar monitoring and tracking methods. International Journal of Pest Management, 50(3), 225-232. Abstract.
Penagos DI, Magallanes R, Valle J, Cisneros J, Martínez AM, Goulson D, Chapman JW, Caballero P, Cave RD, Williams T, et al (2003). Effect of weeds on insect pests of maize and their natural enemies in Southern Mexico. International Journal of Pest Management, 49(2), 155-161. Abstract.
Armenta R, Martínez AM, Chapman JW, Magallanes R, Goulson D, Caballero P, Cave RD, Cisneros J, Valle J, Castillejos V, et al (2003). Impact of a Nucleopolyhedrovirus Bioinsecticide and Selected Synthetic Insecticides on the Abundance of Insect Natural Enemies on Maize in Southern Mexico. Journal of Economic Entomology, 96(3), 649-661. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Smith AD (2003). Vertical-looking radar: a new tool for monitoring high-altitude insect migration. BioScience, 53(5), 503-511. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Smith AD, Woiwod IP, Reynolds DR, Riley JR (2002). Development of vertical-looking radar technology for monitoring insect migration. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 35(2-3), 95-110. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Smith AD, Riley JR, Pedgley DE, Woiwod IP (2002). High-altitude migration of the diamondback moth Plutella xylostella to the U.K.: a study using radar, aerial netting, and ground trapping. Ecological Entomology, 27(6), 641-650. Abstract.
Escribano A, Williams T, Goulson D, Cave RD, Chapman JW, Caballero P (2001). Consequences of interspecific competition on the virulence and genetic composition of a nucleopolyhedrovirus in Spodoptera frugiperda larvae parasitized by Chelonus insularis. BIOCONTROL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 11(5), 649-662. Author URL.
Goulson D, Chapman JW, Hughes WOH (2001). Discrimination of unrewarding flowers by bees; direct detection of rewards and use of repellent scent marks. Journal of Insect Behavior, 14(5), 669-678. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Williams T, Martínez AM, Cisneros J, Caballero P, Cave RD, Goulson D (2000). Does cannibalism in Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) reduce the risk of predation?. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 48(4), 321-327. Abstract.
Escribano A, Williams T, Goulson D, Cave Ronald D, Chapman Jason W, Caballero P (2000). Effect of parasitism on a nucleopolyhedrovirus amplified in Spodoptera frugiperda larvae parasitized by Campoletis sonorensis. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 97(3), 257-264. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Goulson D (2000). Environmental versus genetic influences on fluctuating asymmetry in the house fly, Musca domestica. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 70(3), 403-413. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Goulson D (2000). Environmental versus genetic influences on fluctuating asymmetry in the house fly, Musca domestica. BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 70(3), 403-413. Author URL.
Martínez AM, Goulson D, Chapman JW, Caballero P, Cave RD, Williams T (2000). Is it feasible to use optical brightener technology with a baculovirus bioinsecticide for resource-poor maize farmers in mesoamerica?. Biological Control, 17(2), 174-181. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Williams T, Escribano A, Caballero P, Cave RD, Goulson D (1999). Age-related cannibalism and horizontal transmission of a nuclear polyhedrosis virus in larval Spodoptera frugiperda. Ecological Entomology, 24(3), 268-275. Abstract.
Williams T, Goulson D, Caballero P, Cisneros J, Martínez AM, Chapman JW, Roman DX, Cave RD (1999). Evaluation of a baculovirus bioinsecticide for small-scale maize growers in Latin America. Biological Control, 14(2), 67-75. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Williams T, Escribano A, Caballero P, Cave RD, Goulson D (1999). Fitness consequences of cannibalism in the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda. Behavioral Ecology, 10(3), 298-303. Abstract.
Goulson D, Hughes WOH, Chapman JW (1999). Fly populations associated with landfill and composting sites used for household refuse disposal. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 89(6), 493-498. Abstract.
Escribano A, Williams T, Goulson D, Cave RD, Chapman JW, Caballero P (1999). Selection of a nucleopolyhedrovirus for control of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): Structural, genetic, and biological comparison of four isolates from the Americas. Journal of Economic Entomology, 92(5), 1079-1085. Abstract.
Goulson D, Bristow L, Elderfield E, Brinklow K, Parry-Jones B, Chapman JW (1999). Size, symmetry, and sexual selection in the housefly, Musca domestica. Evolution, 53(2), 527-534. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Knapp JJ, Goulson D (1999). Visual responses of Musca domestica to pheromone impregnated targets in poultry units. Med Vet Entomol, 13(2), 132-138. Abstract.  Author URL.
Chapman JW, Knapp JJ, Howse PE, Goulson D (1998). An evaluation of (Z)-9-tricosene and food odours for attracting house flies, Musca domestica, to baited targets in deep-pit poultry units. ENTOMOLOGIA EXPERIMENTALIS ET APPLICATA, 89(2), 183-192. Author URL.
Chapman JW, Knapp JJ, Howse PE, Goulson D (1998). An evaluation of (Z)-9-tricosene and food odours for attracting house flies, Musca domestica, to baited targets in deep-pit poultry units. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 89(2), 183-192. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Howse PE, Knapp JJ, Goulson D (1998). Evaluation of three (Z)-9-tricosene formulations for control of Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) in caged-layer poultry units. J Econ Entomol, 91(4), 915-922. Abstract.  Author URL.

Chapters

Reynolds DR, Chapman JW, Drake VA (2018). Riders on the wind: the aeroecology of insect migrants. In  (Ed) Aeroecology, 145-178.  Abstract.

Conferences

Lehmann T, Huestis D, Yaro A, Florio J, Diallo M, Sanogo Z, Djibril S, Faiman R, Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, et al (2017). WIND-ASSISTED LONG-DISTANCE MIGRATION OF MALARIA MOSQUITOES IN THE SAHEL.  Author URL.
Gürbüz SZ, Reynolds DR, Koistinen J, Liechti F, Leijnse H, Shamoun-Baranes J, Dokter AM, Kelly J, Chapman JW (2015). Exploring the skies: Technological challenges in radar aeroecology.  Abstract.
Chilson PB, Bridge E, Frick WF, Chapman JW, Kelly JF (2012). Radar aeroecology: Exploring the movements of aerial fauna through radio-wave remote sensing.  Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Jones CM, Lim KS, Chapman JW, Bass C (In Press). Genome-Wide Characterization of DNA Methylation in an Invasive Lepidopteran Pest, the Cotton Bollworm Helicoverpa armigera. G3 (Bethesda), 8(3), 779-787. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2018

Nilsson C, Dokter AM, Schmid B, Scacco M, Verlinden L, Bäckman J, Haase G, Dell'Omo G, Chapman JW, Leijnse H, et al (2018). Field validation of radar systems for monitoring bird migration. Journal of Applied Ecology Abstract.  Full text.
Dällenbach LJ, Glauser A, Lim KS, Chapman JW, Menz MHM (2018). Higher flight activity in the offspring of migrants compared to residents in a migratory insect. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285(1881). Abstract.  Full text.
Hu G, Lu MH, Reynolds DR, Wang HK, Chen X, Liu WC, Zhu F, Wu XW, Xia F, Xie MC, et al (2018). Long-term seasonal forecasting of a major migrant insect pest: the brown planthopper in the Lower Yangtze River Valley. Journal of Pest Science Abstract.
Reynolds DR, Chapman JW, Drake VA (2018). Riders on the wind: the aeroecology of insect migrants. In  (Ed) Aeroecology, 145-178.  Abstract.
Minter M, Pearson A, Lim KS, Wilson K, Chapman JW, Jones CM (2018). The tethered flight technique as a tool for studying life-history strategies associated with migration in insects. Ecological Entomology, 43(4), 397-411. Abstract.  Full text.

2017

Palmer G, Platts PJ, Brereton T, Chapman JW, Dytham C, Fox R, Pearce-Higgins JW, Roy DB, Hill JK, Thomas CD, et al (2017). Climate change, climatic variation and extreme biological responses. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 372(1723). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Bauer S, Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Alves JA, Dokter AM, Menz MMH, Sapir N, Ciach M, Pettersson LB, Kelly JF, et al (2017). From Agricultural Benefits to Aviation Safety: Realizing the Potential of Continent-Wide Radar Networks. BioScience, 67(10), 912-918. Abstract.  Full text.
Chapman JW (2017). Honey buzzards don't always make a beeline. Journal of Animal Ecology, 86(2), 173-175. Abstract.  Full text.
Mauchline AL, Cook SM, Powell W, Chapman JW, Osborne JL (2017). Migratory flight behaviour of the pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus. Pest Manag Sci, 73(6), 1076-1082. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Drake VA, Chapman JW, Lim KS, Reynolds DR, Riley JR, Smith AD (2017). Ventral-aspect radar cross sections and polarization patterns of insects at X band and their relation to size and form. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING, 38(18), 5022-5044. Author URL.  Full text.
Lehmann T, Huestis D, Yaro A, Florio J, Diallo M, Sanogo Z, Djibril S, Faiman R, Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, et al (2017). WIND-ASSISTED LONG-DISTANCE MIGRATION OF MALARIA MOSQUITOES IN THE SAHEL.  Author URL.
Reynolds DR, Chapman JW, Stewart AJA (2017). Windborne migration of Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera) over Britain. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY, 114, 554-564. Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Chapman JW, Nilsson C, Lim KS, Bäckman J, Reynolds DR, Alerstam T (2016). Adaptive strategies in nocturnally migrating insects and songbirds: Contrasting responses to wind. Journal of Animal Ecology, 85(1), 115-124. Abstract.
Hu G, Lim KS, Horvitz N, Clark SJ, Reynolds DR, Sapir N, Chapman JW (2016). Mass seasonal bioflows of high-flying insect migrants. Science, 354(6319), 1584-1587. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Reynolds AM, Reynolds DR, Sane SP, Hu G, Chapman JW (2016). Orientation in high-flying migrant insects in relation to flows: Mechanisms and strategies. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371(1704). Abstract.  Full text.
Jones HBC, Lim KS, Bell JR, Hill JK, Chapman JW (2016). Quantifying interspecific variation in dispersal ability of noctuid moths using an advanced tethered flight technique. Ecology and Evolution, 6(1), 181-190. Abstract.
Palmer G, Hill JK, Brereton TM, Brooks DR, Chapman JW, Fox R, Oliver TH, Thomas CD (2016). Retraction of the Research Article: "Individualistic sensitivities and exposure to climate change explain variation in species' distribution and abundance changes". Sci Adv, 2(4). Abstract.  Author URL.
Hu G, Lim KS, Reynolds DR, Reynolds AM, Chapman JW (2016). Wind-related orientation patterns in diurnal, crepuscular and nocturnal high-altitude insect migrants. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10(FEB). Abstract.

2015

Chapman JW, Nilsson C, Lim KS, Bäckman J, Reynolds DR, Alerstam T, Reynolds AM (2015). Detection of flow direction in high-flying insect and songbird migrants. Current Biology, 25(17), R751-R752. Abstract.
Reynolds AM, Jones HBC, Hill JK, Pearson AJ, Wilson K, Wolf S, Lim KS, Reynolds DR, Chapman JW (2015). Evidence for a pervasive ‘idling-mode’ activity template in flying and pedestrian insects. Royal Society Open Science, 2(5). Abstract.
Gürbüz SZ, Reynolds DR, Koistinen J, Liechti F, Leijnse H, Shamoun-Baranes J, Dokter AM, Kelly J, Chapman JW (2015). Exploring the skies: Technological challenges in radar aeroecology.  Abstract.
Jones CM, Papanicolaou A, Mironidis GK, Vontas J, Yang Y, Lim KS, Oakeshott JG, Bass C, Chapman JW (2015). Genomewide transcriptional signatures of migratory flight activity in a globally invasive insect pest. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 24(19), 4901-4911. Author URL.  Full text.
Palmer G, Hill JK, Brereton TM, Brooks DR, Chapman JW, Fox R, Oliver TH, Thomas CD (2015). Individualistic sensitivities and exposure to climate change explain variation in species' distribution and abundance changes. Sci Adv, 1(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Wilson K (2015). Long-range seasonal migration in insects: Mechanisms, evolutionary drivers and ecological consequences. Ecology Letters, 18(3), 287-302. Abstract.

2014

Shamoun-Baranes J, Alves JA, Bauer S, Dokter AM, Hüppop O, Koistinen J, Leijnse H, Liechti F, Gasteren HV, Chapman JW, et al (2014). Continental-scale radar monitoring of the aerial movements of animals. Movement Ecology, 2(1). Abstract.
Fu XW, Li C, Feng HQ, Liu ZF, Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Wu KM (2014). Seasonal migration of Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) over the Bohai Sea in Northern China. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 104(5), 601-609. Abstract.

2013

Jeffries DL, Chapman J, Roy HE, Humphries S, Harrington R, Brown PMJ, Handley L-JL (2013). Characteristics and drivers of high-altitude ladybird flight: insights from vertical-looking entomological radar. PLoS One, 8(12). Abstract.  Author URL.
Reynolds DR, Nau BS, Chapman JW (2013). High-altitude migration of heteroptera in Britain. European Journal of Entomology, 110(3), 483-492. Abstract.
Stefanescu C, Páramo F, Åkesson S, Alarcón M, Ávila A, Brereton T, Carnicer J, Cassar LF, Fox R, Heliölä J, et al (2013). Multi-generational long-distance migration of insects: Studying the painted lady butterfly in the Western Palaearctic. Ecography, 36(4), 474-486. Abstract.
Bell JR, Aralimarad P, Lim KS, Chapman JW (2013). Predicting Insect Migration Density and Speed in the Daytime Convective Boundary Layer. PLoS ONE, 8(1). Abstract.
Chapman JW, Lim KS, Reynolds DR (2013). The significance of midsummer movements of Autographa gamma: Implications for a mechanistic understanding of orientation behavior in a migrant moth. CURRENT ZOOLOGY, 59(3), 360-370. Author URL.

2012

O'Neill BF, Bond K, Tyner A, Sheppard R, Bryant T, Chapman J, Bell J, Donnelly A (2012). Climatic change is advancing the phenology of moth species in Ireland. ENTOMOLOGIA EXPERIMENTALIS ET APPLICATA, 143(1), 74-88. Author URL.
Brooks DR, Bater JE, Clark SJ, Monteith DT, Andrews C, Corbett SJ, Beaumont DA, Chapman JW (2012). Large carabid beetle declines in a United Kingdom monitoring network increases evidence for a widespread loss in insect biodiversity. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49(5), 1009-1019. Abstract.
Chilson PB, Bridge E, Frick WF, Chapman JW, Kelly JF (2012). Radar aeroecology: Exploring the movements of aerial fauna through radio-wave remote sensing.  Abstract.
Chapman JW, Bell JR, Burgin LE, Reynolds DR, Pettersson LB, Hill JK, Bonsall MB, Thomas JA (2012). Seasonal migration to high latitudes results in major reproductive benefits in an insect. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(37), 14924-14929. Abstract.

2011

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Chapman JW, Klaassen RHG, Drake VA, Fossette S, Hays GC, Metcalfe JD, Reynolds AM, Reynolds DR, Alerstam T (2011). Animal orientation strategies for movement in flows. Current Biology, 21(20). Abstract.
Alerstam T, Chapman JW, Bäckman J, Smith AD, Karlsson H, Nilsson C, Reynolds DR, Klaassen RHG, Hill JK (2011). Convergent patterns of long-distance nocturnal migration in noctuid moths and passerine birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278(1721), 3074-3080. Abstract.
Aralimarad P, Reynolds AM, Lim KS, Reynolds DR, Chapman JW (2011). Flight altitude selection increases orientation performance in high-flying nocturnal insect migrants. Animal Behaviour, 82(6), 1221-1225. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Drake VA, Reynolds DR (2011). Recent insights from radar studies of insect flight. Annual Review of Entomology, 56, 337-356. Abstract.

2010

Reynolds AM, Reynolds DR, Smith AD, Chapman JW (2010). A single wind-mediated mechanism explains high-altitude 'non-goal oriented' headings and layering of nocturnally migrating insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 277(1682), 765-772. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Nesbit RL, Burgin LE, Reynolds DR, Smith AD, Middleton DR, Hill JK (2010). Flight orientation behaviors promote optimal migration trajectories in high-flying insects. Science, 327(5966), 682-685. Abstract.
Wood CR, Clark SJ, Barlow JF, Chapman JW (2010). Layers of nocturnal insect migrants at high-altitude: the influence of atmospheric conditions on their formation. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 12(1), 113-121. Abstract.
Reynolds AM, Reynolds DR, Smith AD, Chapman JW (2010). Orientation cues for high-flying nocturnal insect migrants: Do turbulence-induced temperature and velocity fluctuations indicate the mean wind flow?. PLoS ONE, 5(12). Abstract.

2009

Wood CR, Reynolds DR, Wells PM, Barlow JF, Woiwod IP, Chapman JW (2009). Flight periodicity and the vertical distribution of high-altitude moth migration over southern Britain. BULLETIN OF ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 99(5), 525-535. Author URL.
Nesbit RL, Hill JK, Woiwod IP, Sivell D, Bensusan KJ, Chapman JW (2009). Seasonally adaptive migratory headings mediated by a sun compass in the painted lady butterfly, Vanessa cardui. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 78(5), 1119-1125. Author URL.

2008

Reynolds DR, Smith AD, Chapman JW (2008). A radar study of emigratory flight and layer formation by insects at dawn over southern Britain. BULLETIN OF ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 98(1), 35-52. Author URL.
Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Hill JK, Sivell D, Smith AD, Woiwod IP (2008). A seasonal switch in compass orientation in a high-flying migrant moth. Current Biology, 18(19). Abstract.
Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Mouritsen H, Hill JK, Riley JR, Sivell D, Smith AD, Woiwod IP (2008). Wind Selection and Drift Compensation Optimize Migratory Pathways in a High-Flying Moth. Current Biology, 18(7), 514-518. Abstract.

2007

Riley JR, Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Smith AD (2007). Recent applications of radar to entomology. Outlooks on Pest Management, 18(2), 62-68. Abstract.

2006

Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Brooks SJ, Smith AD, Woiwod IP (2006). Seasonal variation in the migration strategies of the green lacewing Chrysoperla carnea species complex. Ecological Entomology, 31(4), 378-388. Abstract.
Wood CR, Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Barlow JF, Smith AD, Woiwod IP (2006). The influence of the atmospheric boundary layer on nocturnal layers of noctuids and other moths migrating over southern Britain. International Journal of Biometeorology, 50(4), 193-204. Abstract.
Reynolds DR, Chapman JW, Harrington R (2006). The migration of insect vectors of plant and animal viruses. PLANT VIRUS EPIDEMIOLOGY, 67, 453-517. Author URL.

2005

Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Smith AD, Riley JR, Telfer MG, Woiwod IP (2005). Mass aerial migration in the carabid beetle Notiophilus biguttatus. Ecological Entomology, 30(3), 264-272. Abstract.
Reynolds DR, Chapman JW, Edwards AS, Smith AD, Wood CR, Barlow JF, Woiwod IP (2005). Radar studies of the vertical distribution of insects migrating over southern Britain: the influence of temperature inversions on nocturnal layer concentrations. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 95(3), 259-274. Abstract.

2004

Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Smith AD, Smith ET, Woiwod IP (2004). An aerial netting study of insects migrating at high altitude over England. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 94(2), 123-136. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Smith AD (2004). Migratory and foraging movements in beneficial insects: a review of radar monitoring and tracking methods. International Journal of Pest Management, 50(3), 225-232. Abstract.

2003

Penagos DI, Magallanes R, Valle J, Cisneros J, Martínez AM, Goulson D, Chapman JW, Caballero P, Cave RD, Williams T, et al (2003). Effect of weeds on insect pests of maize and their natural enemies in Southern Mexico. International Journal of Pest Management, 49(2), 155-161. Abstract.
Armenta R, Martínez AM, Chapman JW, Magallanes R, Goulson D, Caballero P, Cave RD, Cisneros J, Valle J, Castillejos V, et al (2003). Impact of a Nucleopolyhedrovirus Bioinsecticide and Selected Synthetic Insecticides on the Abundance of Insect Natural Enemies on Maize in Southern Mexico. Journal of Economic Entomology, 96(3), 649-661. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Smith AD (2003). Vertical-looking radar: a new tool for monitoring high-altitude insect migration. BioScience, 53(5), 503-511. Abstract.

2002

Chapman JW, Smith AD, Woiwod IP, Reynolds DR, Riley JR (2002). Development of vertical-looking radar technology for monitoring insect migration. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 35(2-3), 95-110. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Smith AD, Riley JR, Pedgley DE, Woiwod IP (2002). High-altitude migration of the diamondback moth Plutella xylostella to the U.K.: a study using radar, aerial netting, and ground trapping. Ecological Entomology, 27(6), 641-650. Abstract.

2001

Escribano A, Williams T, Goulson D, Cave RD, Chapman JW, Caballero P (2001). Consequences of interspecific competition on the virulence and genetic composition of a nucleopolyhedrovirus in Spodoptera frugiperda larvae parasitized by Chelonus insularis. BIOCONTROL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 11(5), 649-662. Author URL.
Goulson D, Chapman JW, Hughes WOH (2001). Discrimination of unrewarding flowers by bees; direct detection of rewards and use of repellent scent marks. Journal of Insect Behavior, 14(5), 669-678. Abstract.

2000

Chapman JW, Williams T, Martínez AM, Cisneros J, Caballero P, Cave RD, Goulson D (2000). Does cannibalism in Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) reduce the risk of predation?. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 48(4), 321-327. Abstract.
Escribano A, Williams T, Goulson D, Cave Ronald D, Chapman Jason W, Caballero P (2000). Effect of parasitism on a nucleopolyhedrovirus amplified in Spodoptera frugiperda larvae parasitized by Campoletis sonorensis. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 97(3), 257-264. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Goulson D (2000). Environmental versus genetic influences on fluctuating asymmetry in the house fly, Musca domestica. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 70(3), 403-413. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Goulson D (2000). Environmental versus genetic influences on fluctuating asymmetry in the house fly, Musca domestica. BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 70(3), 403-413. Author URL.
Martínez AM, Goulson D, Chapman JW, Caballero P, Cave RD, Williams T (2000). Is it feasible to use optical brightener technology with a baculovirus bioinsecticide for resource-poor maize farmers in mesoamerica?. Biological Control, 17(2), 174-181. Abstract.

1999

Chapman JW, Williams T, Escribano A, Caballero P, Cave RD, Goulson D (1999). Age-related cannibalism and horizontal transmission of a nuclear polyhedrosis virus in larval Spodoptera frugiperda. Ecological Entomology, 24(3), 268-275. Abstract.
Williams T, Goulson D, Caballero P, Cisneros J, Martínez AM, Chapman JW, Roman DX, Cave RD (1999). Evaluation of a baculovirus bioinsecticide for small-scale maize growers in Latin America. Biological Control, 14(2), 67-75. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Williams T, Escribano A, Caballero P, Cave RD, Goulson D (1999). Fitness consequences of cannibalism in the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda. Behavioral Ecology, 10(3), 298-303. Abstract.
Goulson D, Hughes WOH, Chapman JW (1999). Fly populations associated with landfill and composting sites used for household refuse disposal. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 89(6), 493-498. Abstract.
Escribano A, Williams T, Goulson D, Cave RD, Chapman JW, Caballero P (1999). Selection of a nucleopolyhedrovirus for control of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): Structural, genetic, and biological comparison of four isolates from the Americas. Journal of Economic Entomology, 92(5), 1079-1085. Abstract.
Goulson D, Bristow L, Elderfield E, Brinklow K, Parry-Jones B, Chapman JW (1999). Size, symmetry, and sexual selection in the housefly, Musca domestica. Evolution, 53(2), 527-534. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Knapp JJ, Goulson D (1999). Visual responses of Musca domestica to pheromone impregnated targets in poultry units. Med Vet Entomol, 13(2), 132-138. Abstract.  Author URL.

1998

Chapman JW, Knapp JJ, Howse PE, Goulson D (1998). An evaluation of (Z)-9-tricosene and food odours for attracting house flies, Musca domestica, to baited targets in deep-pit poultry units. ENTOMOLOGIA EXPERIMENTALIS ET APPLICATA, 89(2), 183-192. Author URL.
Chapman JW, Knapp JJ, Howse PE, Goulson D (1998). An evaluation of (Z)-9-tricosene and food odours for attracting house flies, Musca domestica, to baited targets in deep-pit poultry units. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 89(2), 183-192. Abstract.
Chapman JW, Howse PE, Knapp JJ, Goulson D (1998). Evaluation of three (Z)-9-tricosene formulations for control of Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) in caged-layer poultry units. J Econ Entomol, 91(4), 915-922. Abstract.  Author URL.

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