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Professor Mike Boots

Professor Mike Boots

Professor of Disease Biology

 +44 (0)1326 255735

 Daphne du Maurier 3082

 

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

Broad research specialisms:

  • Evolutionary ecology of infectious disease
  • The evolution of immune systems
  • The role of spatial structure in evolutionary dynamics
  • The epidemiology of wildlife and vector-borne human disease

Qualifications

1993 PhD, Liverpool
1988 BSc Ecology, Leeds University

Career

2011 Professor of Disease Biology, The University of Exeter.
2010 Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin Fellowship
2009 Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship
2007 Professor of Disease Biology, The University of Sheffield.
2004 Reader in Disease Biology, The University of Sheffield.
2001 Reader in Ecology, University of Stirling.
2000 - 2005 NERC Advanced Postdoctoral Fellow.
1998 Lecturer/Centre of Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University. Japan.
1996 European Union Science and Technology Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratory of Theoretical Biology, Kyushu University, Japan.
1993 Royal Society/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Laboratory of Population Biology, Kyoto University, Japan.

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Research

Research interests

I examine the ecology and evolution of infectious disease by (1) building theoretical models and using experimental insect-virus systems to examine the evolutionary dynamics of host defence and parasite virulence, (2) combining models and fieldwork on human tropical disease and (3) developing models to predict the impact and spread of wildlife disease including avian malaria, and squirrel-pox virus

Research projects

The role of ecological feedbacks in generating diversity in hosts and parasites

Using theoretical models and an insect virus laboratory model system to examine the role of spatial structure in the coevolution of hosts and parasites

Examining the evolution of virulence in a vector borne disease: honey bee deformed wing virus.

The role of temperature in the dynamics of an STI: ladybirds and mites

The role of malaria in Great tit population dynamics

Modelling the within host dynamics of Staphylococcus aureus

Research grants

2013 NERC (PI): “The maintenance of functional diversity of hosts and parasites”  £600K
2013 BBSRC/EID NIH (PI): “Understanding the effects of spatial structure on evolution of virulence in the real world: honeybees and their destructive parasites”  £384K
2012 NERC (CI): “Real-time host-parasite coevolution in natural microbial communities”. £596K
2012 NERC (PI): “Resource availability and the evolution of host resistance to parasites”.  £535K
2010
MRC (CI) ESEI Catalyst grant “Determining the risks of mosquito-borne viral zoonoses emerging and spreading from East African forests”
2009 Wellcome Trust (CI): “Staphylococcus aureus host:pathogen interaction”    
2009 NERC (PI): “Testing the role of spatial structure in ecology and evolution”.   £501K
2009 NERC (CI): “Temperature impacts on parasite epidemiology – case study of a contact-transmitted insect disease.
2008 NERC (PI): “The evolution of virulence in a vector borne disease: testing the assumptions and predictions of the trade-off theory of parasite evolution”   
2007 NERC (CI): “Host dispersal, individual variation and spatial heterogeneity in avian malaria”
2005 Leverhulme Trust (PI): “Evolutionary Immune Theory: modelling the dynamics of the insect immune system”
2004 Wellcome Trust (PI): “Developing theoretical epidemiology of Malaria”
2004 Leverhulme Trust (PI): “The effect of social networks on the evolution of parasites and pathogens”
2003 NERC (PI): “Determining the shape of the trade-off curve for resistance to pathogens”.
2003 Wellcome Trust (PI):“Modelling the epidemiology and evolution of Dengue virus“.
2003 Leverhulme Trust (CI): “Temporal and seasonal analysis of parasite interactions”.
2003 Leverhulme Trust (CI): “Modelling the mechanisms driving parasite adaptation and genetic diversity”.
2002 NERC New Investigator (PI): “The population dynamical implications of spatial structure”.
2001 Wellcome Trust (CI): “The Population dynamics of sexually transmitted disease”.

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Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Ashby B, Boots M (In Press). Multi-mode fluctuating selection in host-parasite coevolution. Ecol Lett, 20(3), 357-365. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wilfert L, Long G, Leggett H, Schmid-Hempel P, Butlin R, Martin SJM, Boots M (2016). Deformed wing virus is a recent global epidemic in honeybees driven by Varroa mites. Science Abstract.  Full text.
Lynch PA, Boots M (2016). Using evolution to generate sustainable malaria control with spatial repellents. eLife, 5(OCTOBER2016). Abstract.  Full text.
Ashby B, Boots M (2015). Coevolution of parasite virulence and host mating strategies. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 112(43), 13290-13295. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Boots M (2011). The evolution of resistance to a parasite is determined by resources. Am Nat, 178(2), 214-220. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lion S, Boots M (2010). Are parasites ''prudent'' in space?. Ecology Letters, 13(10), 1245-1255. Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Manley R, Boots M, Bayer-Wilfert L (In Press). Condition-dependent virulence of Slow Bee Paralysis Virus in Bombus terrestris: Are the impacts of honeybee viruses in wild pollinators underestimated?. Oecologia Full text.
Silk M, Weber NL, Steward LC, Hodgson D, Boots M, Croft DP, Delahay RJ, McDonald R (In Press). Contact networks structured by sex underpin sex-specific epidemiology of infection. Ecology Letters Full text.
Ashby B, Boots M (In Press). Multi-mode fluctuating selection in host-parasite coevolution. Ecol Lett, 20(3), 357-365. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Boots M, taggart S, tidbury H, bridgett S, garbutt J, kaur G (In Press). Novel insights into the insect transcriptome response to a natural DNA virus. BMC Genomics Full text.
Boots M, Donnelly R, White A (In Press). Optimal immune defence in the light of variation in lifespan. Parasite Immunol, 35(11), 331-338. Abstract.  Author URL.
Silk MJ, Webber N, Steward LC, Delahay RJ, Croft DP, Hodgson, Hodgson DJ, Boots M, McDonald RA (In Press). Seasonal variation in daily patterns of social contacts in the European badger Meles meles. Ecology and Evolution Full text.
Hesse E, Best A, Boots M, Hall AR, Buckling A (In Press). Spatial heterogeneity lowers rather than increases host-parasite specialization. J Evol Biol, 28(9), 1682-1690. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Silk MJ, Croft DP, Delahay RJ, Hodgson DJ, Boots M, Weber N, McDonald RA (In Press). Using social network metrics in wildlife disease ecology, epidemiology and management. Bioscience Full text.
Donnelly R, White A, Boots M (2017). Host lifespan and the evolution of resistance to multiple parasites. J Evol Biol, 30(3), 561-570. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Best A, Ashby B, White A, Bowers R, Buckling A, Koskella B, Boots M (2017). Host-parasite fluctuating selection in the absence of specificity. Proc Biol Sci, 284(1866). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Silk MJ, Croft DP, Delahay RJ, Hodgson DJ, Weber N, Boots M, Mcdonald RA (2017). The application of statistical network models in disease research. Methods in Ecology and Evolution Abstract.  Full text.
Best A, White A, Boots M (2017). The evolution of host defence when parasites impact reproduction. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 18(4), 393-409. Abstract.
Wilfert L, Long G, Leggett H, Schmid-Hempel P, Butlin R, Martin SJM, Boots M (2016). Deformed wing virus is a recent global epidemic in honeybees driven by Varroa mites. Science Abstract.  Full text.
Grunnill M, Boots M (2016). How Important is Vertical Transmission of Dengue Viruses by Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae)?. J Med Entomol, 53(1), 1-19. Abstract.  Author URL.
White A, Lurz PWW, Bryce J, Tonkin M, Ramoo K, Bamforth L, Jarrott A, Boots M (2016). Modelling disease spread in real landscapes: Squirrelpox spread in southern Scotland as a case study. Hystrix, 27(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Jones HE, White A, Geddes N, Clavey P, Farries J, Dearnley T, Boots M, Lurz PWW (2016). Modelling the impact of forest design plans on an endangered mammal species: the eurasian red squirrel. Hystrix, 27(1). Abstract.  Full text.
van Houte S, Ekroth AKE, Broniewski JM, Chabas H, Ashby B, Bondy-Denomy J, Gandon S, Boots M, Paterson S, Buckling A, et al (2016). The diversity-generating benefits of a prokaryotic adaptive immune system. Nature, 532(7599), 385-388. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Pastok D, Hoare MJ, Ryder JJ, Boots M, Knell RJ, Atkinson D, Hurst GDD (2016). The role of host phenology in determining the incidence of an insect sexually transmitted infection. Oikos, 125(5), 636-643. Abstract.
Lynch PA, Boots M (2016). Using evolution to generate sustainable malaria control with spatial repellents. eLife, 5(OCTOBER2016). Abstract.  Full text.
Ashby B, Boots M (2015). Coevolution of parasite virulence and host mating strategies. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 112(43), 13290-13295. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Manley R, Boots M, Wilfert L (2015). Emerging viral disease risk to pollinating insects: ecological, evolutionary and anthropogenic factors. J Appl Ecol, 52, 331-340. Author URL.  Full text.
Westra ER, van Houte S, Oyesiku-Blakemore S, Makin B, Broniewski JM, Best A, Bondy-Denomy J, Davidson A, Boots M, Buckling A, et al (2015). Parasite Exposure Drives Selective Evolution of Constitutive versus Inducible Defense. Curr Biol, 25(8), 1043-1049. Abstract.  Author URL.
Westra ER, Van houte S, Oyesiku-Blakemore S, Makin B, Broniewski JM, Best A, Bondy-Denomy J, Davidson A, Boots M, Buckling A, et al (2015). Parasite exposure drives selective evolution of constitutive versus inducible defense. Current Biology, 25(8), 1043-1049. Abstract.
Hesse E, Best A, Boots M, Hall AR, Buckling A (2015). Spatial heterogeneity lowers rather than increases host-parasite specialization. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28(9), 1682-1690. Abstract.
Boots M (2015). The Need for Evolutionarily Rational Disease Interventions: Vaccination can Select for Higher Virulence. PLoS Biol, 13(8). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Donnelly R, White A, Boots M (2015). The epidemiological feedbacks critical to the evolution of host immunity. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28(11), 2042-2053. Abstract.
Donnelly R, White A, Boots M (2015). The epidemiological feedbacks critical to the evolution of host immunity. J Evol Biol, 28(11), 2042-2053. Abstract.  Author URL.
McVicker G, Prajsnar TK, Williams A, Wagner NL, Boots M, Renshaw SA, Foster SJ (2014). Clonal expansion during Staphylococcus aureus infection dynamics reveals the effect of antibiotic intervention. PLoS Pathog, 10(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
White A, Bell SS, Lurz PWW, Boots M (2014). Conservation management within strongholds in the face of disease-mediated invasions: Red and grey squirrels as a case study. Journal of Applied Ecology
White A, Bell SS, Lurz PWW, Boots M (2014). Conservation management within strongholds in the face of disease-mediated invasions: Red and grey squirrels as a case study. Journal of Applied Ecology, 51(6), 1631-1642. Abstract.
Ryder JJ, Hoare M-J, Pastok D, Bottery M, Boots M, Fenton A, Atkinson D, Knell RJ, Hurst GDD (2014). Disease epidemiology in arthropods is altered by the presence of nonprotective symbionts. Am Nat, 183(3), E89-104. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lopez Pascua L, Hall AR, Best A, Morgan AD, Boots M, Buckling A (2014). Higher resources decrease fluctuating selection during host-parasite coevolution. Ecology Letters, 17(11), 1380-1388. Abstract.
Lopez Pascua L, Hall AR, Best A, Morgan AD, Boots M, Buckling A (2014). Higher resources decrease fluctuating selection during host-parasite coevolution. Ecol Lett, 17(11), 1380-1388. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Boots M, White A, Best A, Bowers R (2014). How specificity and epidemiology drive the coevolution of static trait diversity in hosts and parasites. Evolution, 68(6), 1594-1606. Abstract.
Boots M, White A, Best A, Bowers R (2014). How specificity and epidemiology drive the coevolution of static trait diversity in hosts and parasites. Evolution, 68(6), 1594-1606. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Best A, White A, Boots M (2014). The coevolutionary implications of host tolerance. Evolution, 68(5), 1426-1435. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson K, Coulson T, Boots M, Baker L, Livermore P (2014). The times they are a-changin': Evolution and revolution in animal ecology publishing. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83(1), 1-4.
Rasheed SB, Butlin RK, Boots M (2013). A review of dengue as an emerging disease in Pakistan. Public Health, 127(1), 11-17. Abstract.
Webb SD, Keeling MJ, Boots M (2013). A theoretical study of the role of spatial population structure in the evolution of parasite virulence. Theor Popul Biol, 84, 36-45. Abstract.  Author URL.
Leggett HC, Buckling A, Long GH, Boots M (2013). Generalism and the evolution of parasite virulence. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28(10), 592-596. Abstract.
Leggett HC, Buckling A, Long GH, Boots M (2013). Generalism and the evolution of parasite virulence. Trends Ecol Evol, 28(10), 592-596. Abstract.  Author URL.
Rasheed SB, Boots M, Frantz AC, Butlin RK (2013). Population structure of the mosquito Aedes aegypti (Stegomyia aegypti) in Pakistan. Med Vet Entomol, 27(4), 430-440. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coulson T, Hays G, Boots M, Wilson K, Baker L, Livermore P (2013). Publishing the best original research in animal ecology: Looking forward from 2013. Journal of Animal Ecology, 82(1), 1-2.
Donnelly R, Best A, White A, Boots M (2013). Seasonality selects for more acutely virulent parasites when virulence is density dependent. Proc Biol Sci, 280(1751). Abstract.  Author URL.
Ryder JJ, Pastok D, Hoare MJ, Bottery MJ, Boots M, Knell RK, Atkinson D, Hurst GDD (2013). Spatial variation in food supply, mating behavior, and sexually transmitted disease epidemics. Behavioral Ecology, 24(3), 723-729. Abstract.
Best A, Tidbury H, White A, Boots M (2013). The evolutionary dynamics of within-generation immune priming in invertebrate hosts. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 10(80). Abstract.
Best A, Tidbury H, White A, Boots M (2013). The evolutionary dynamics of within-generation immune priming in invertebrate hosts. J R Soc Interface, 10(80). Abstract.  Author URL.
Antonovics J, Boots M, Ebert D, Koskella B, Poss M, Sadd BM (2013). The origin of specificity by means of natural selection: Evolved and nonhost resistance in host-pathogen interactions. Evolution, 67(1), 1-9. Abstract.
Webb SD, Keeling MJ, Boots M (2013). The role of spatial population structure on the evolution of parasites with acquired immunity and demography. J Theor Biol, 324, 21-31. Abstract.  Author URL.
Prajsnar TK, Hamilton R, Garcia-Lara J, McVicker G, Williams A, Boots M, Foster SJ, Renshaw SA (2012). A privileged intraphagocyte niche is responsible for disseminated infection of Staphylococcus aureus in a zebrafish model. Cell Microbiol, 14(10), 1600-1619. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Prajsnar TK, Hamilton R, Garcia-Lara J, Mcvicker G, Williams A, Boots M, Foster SJ, Renshaw SA (2012). A privileged intraphagocyte niche is responsible for disseminated infection of staphylococcus aureus in a zebrafish model. Cellular Microbiology, 14(10), 1600-1619. Abstract.
Rasheed SB, Butlin RK, Boots M (2012). A review of dengue as an emerging disease in Pakistan. Public Health
Strauss A, White A, Boots M (2012). Invading with biological weapons: the importance of disease-mediated invasions. Functional Ecology, 26(6), 1249-1261. Abstract.
Best A, Webb S, Antonovics J, Boots M (2012). Local transmission processes and disease-driven host extinctions. Theoretical Ecology, 5(2), 211-217. Abstract.
Boots M, Roberts KE (2012). Maternal effects in disease resistance: poor maternal environment increases offspring resistance to an insect virus. Proc Biol Sci, 279(1744), 4009-4014. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dieng H, Rahman GMS, Hassan AA, Salmah MRC, Satho T, Miake F, Boots M, Sazaly AB (2012). The effects of simulated rainfall on immature population dynamics of Aedes albopictus and female oviposition. International Journal of Biometeorology, 56(1), 113-120. Abstract.
Tidbury HJ, Best A, Boots M (2012). The epidemiological consequences of immune priming. Proc Biol Sci, 279(1746), 4505-4512. Abstract.  Author URL.
Best A, Long G, White A, Boots M (2012). The implications of immunopathology for parasite evolution. Proc Biol Sci, 279(1741), 3234-3240. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M, White A, Best A, Bowers R (2012). The importance of who infects whom: the evolution of diversity in host resistance to infectious disease. Ecology Letters, 15(10), 1104-1111. Abstract.
Boots M, White A, Best A, Bowers R (2012). The importance of who infects whom: the evolution of diversity in host resistance to infectious disease. Ecology Letters, 15(10), 1104-1111. Abstract.
Boots M, White A, Best A, Bowers R (2012). The importance of who infects whom: the evolution of diversity in host resistance to infectious disease. Ecol Lett, 15(10), 1104-1111. Abstract.  Author URL.
Antonovics J, Boots M, Ebert D, Koskella B, Poss M, Sadd BM (2012). The origin of specificity by means of natural selection: Evolved and nonhost resistance in host-pathogen interactions. Evolution
Ahmad A, Ahmad AH, Dieng H, Satho T, Ahmad H, Aziz AT, Boots M (2011). Cadaver wrapping and arrival performance of adult flies in an oil palm plantation in northern Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Medical Entomology, 48(6), 1236-1246. Abstract.
Dieng H, Saifur RGM, Ahmad AH, Md Rawi CS, Boots M, Satho T, Zuharah WF, Fadzly N, Althbyani A, Miake F, et al (2011). Discarded cigarette butts attract females and kill the progeny of aedes albopictus. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 27(3), 263-271. Abstract.
Vale PF, Wilson AJ, Best A, Boots M, Little TJ (2011). Epidemiological, evolutionary, and coevolutionary implications of context-dependent parasitism. American Naturalist, 177(4), 510-521. Abstract.
Best A, Webb S, White A, Boots M (2011). Host resistance and coevolution in spatially structured populations. Proc Biol Sci, 278(1715), 2216-2222. Abstract.  Author URL.
Long GH, Boots M (2011). How can immunopathology shape the evolution of parasite virulence?. Trends Parasitol, 27(7), 300-305. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bacelar FS, White A, Boots M (2011). Life history and mating systems select for male biased parasitism mediated through natural selection and ecological feedbacks. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 269(1), 131-137. Abstract.  Full text.
Best A, Webb S, Antonovics J, Boots M (2011). Local transmission processes and disease-driven host extinctions. Theoretical Ecology, 1-7.
Saejeng A, Siva-Jothy MT, Boots M (2011). Low cost antiviral activity of Plodia interpunctella haemolymph in vivo demonstrated by dose dependent infection. Journal of Insect Physiology, 57(2), 246-250. Abstract.
Leggett HC, Jones EO, Burke T, Hails RS, Sait SM, Boots M (2011). Population genetic structure of the winter moth, Operophtera brumata Linnaeus, in the Orkney Isles suggests long-distance dispersal. Ecological Entomology, 36(3), 318-325. Abstract.
Jones EO, White A, Boots M (2011). The evolution of host protection by vertically transmitted parasites. Proc Biol Sci, 278(1707), 863-870. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M (2011). The evolution of resistance to a parasite is determined by resources. Am Nat, 178(2), 214-220. Abstract.  Author URL.
Laughton AM, Boots M, Siva-Jothy MT (2011). The ontogeny of immunity in the honey bee, Apis mellifera L. following an immune challenge. J Insect Physiol, 57(7), 1023-1032. Abstract.  Author URL.
Reynolds JJH, White A, Sherratt JA, Boots M (2011). The population dynamical consequences of density-dependent prophylaxis. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 288(1), 1-8. Abstract.
Tidbury HJ, Pedersen AB, Boots M (2011). Within and transgenerational immune priming in an insect to a DNA virus. Proc Biol Sci, 278(1707), 871-876. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lion S, Boots M (2010). Are parasites ''prudent'' in space?. Ecology Letters, 13(10), 1245-1255. Abstract.  Full text.
Abu Hassan A, Dieng H, Satho T, Boots M, Al Sariy JSL (2010). Breeding patterns of the JE vector Culex gelidus and its insect predators in rice cultivation areas of northern peninsular Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine, 27(3), 404-416. Abstract.
Rudolf VHW, Kamo M, Boots M (2010). Cannibals in space: the coevolution of cannibalism and dispersal in spatially structured populations. American Naturalist, 175(5), 513-524. Abstract.
Saejeng A, Tidbury H, Siva-Jothy MT, Boots M (2010). Examining the relationship between hemolymph phenoloxidase and resistance to a DNA virus, Plodia interpunctella granulosis virus (PiGV). Journal of Insect Physiology, 56(9), 1232-1236. Abstract.
Adams B, Boots M (2010). How important is vertical transmission in mosquitoes for the persistence of dengue? Insights from a mathematical model. EPIDEMICS, 2(1), 1-10. Author URL.
Dieng H, Saifur RGM, Hassan AA, Che Salmah MR, Boots M, Satho T, Jaal Z, Abubakar S (2010). Indoor-breeding of Aedes albopictus in northern peninsular Malaysia and its potential epidemiological implications. PLoS ONE, 5(7). Abstract.  Full text.
Best A, White A, Boots M (2010). Resistance is futile but tolerance can explain why parasites do not always castrate their hosts. Evolution, 64(2), 348-357. Abstract.  Author URL.
Saifur RGM, Dieng H, Hassan AA, Satho T, Miake F, Boots M, Salmah MRC, Abubakar S (2010). The effects of moisture on ovipositional responses and larval eclosion of Aedes albopictus. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 26(4), 373-380. Abstract.
Best A, White A, Kisdi E, Antonovics J, Brockhurst MA, Boots M (2010). The evolution of host-parasite range. Am Nat, 176(1), 63-71. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones EO, White A, Boots M (2010). The evolutionary implications of conflict between parasites with different transmission modes. Evolution, 64(8), 2408-2416. Abstract.  Author URL.
Childs DZ, Boots M (2010). The interaction of seasonal forcing and immunity and the resonance dynamics of malaria. J R Soc Interface, 7(43), 309-319. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Bell SS, White A, Sherratt JA, Boots M (2009). Invading with biological weapons: the role of shared disease in ecological invasion. Theoretical Ecology, 2(1), 53-66. Abstract.
Boots M, Childs D, Reuman DC, Mealor M (2009). Local interactions lead to pathogen-driven change to host population dynamics. Curr Biol, 19(19), 1660-1664. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sorrell I, White A, Pedersen AB, Hails RS, Boots M (2009). The evolution of covert, silent infection as a parasite strategy. Proc Biol Sci, 276(1665), 2217-2226. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Best A, White A, Boots M (2009). The implications of coevolutionary dynamics to host-parasite interactions. Am Nat, 173(6), 779-791. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M, Best A, Miller MR, White A (2009). The role of ecological feedbacks in the evolution of host defence: what does theory tell us?. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 364(1513), 27-36. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M (2008). Fight or learn to live with the consequences?. Trends Ecol Evol, 23(5), 248-250. Abstract.  Author URL.
Best A, White A, Boots M (2008). Maintenance of host variation in tolerance to pathogens and parasites. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 105(52), 20786-20791. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hoyle A, Bowers RG, White A, Boots M (2008). The influence of trade-off shape on evolutionary behaviour in classical ecological scenarios. J Theor Biol, 250(3), 498-511. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hamilton R, Siva-Jothy M, Boots M (2008). Two arms are better than one: parasite variation leads to combined inducible and constitutive innate immune responses. Proc Biol Sci, 275(1637), 937-945. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dieng H, Boots M, Higashihara J, Okada T, Kato K, Satho T, Miake F, Eshita Y (2007). Effects of blood and virus-infected blood on protein expression in the midgut of the dengue vector Aedes albopictus. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 21(3), 278-283. Abstract.
Miller MR, White A, Boots M (2007). Host life span and the evolution of resistance characteristics. Evolution, 61(1), 2-14. Abstract.  Author URL.
Webb SD, Keeling MJ, Boots M (2007). Host-parasite interactions between the local and the mean-field: how and when does spatial population structure matter?. J Theor Biol, 249(1), 140-152. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ryder JJ, Miller MR, White A, Knell RJ, Boots M (2007). Host-parasite population dynamics under combined frequency- and density-dependent transmission. Oikos, 116(12), 2017-2026. Abstract.
Jones EO, White A, Boots M (2007). Interference and the persistence of vertically transmitted parasites. J Theor Biol, 246(1), 10-17. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M, Mealor M (2007). Local interactions select for lower pathogen infectivity. Science, 315(5816), 1284-1286. Abstract.  Author URL.
Webb SD, Keeling MJ, Boots M (2007). Spatially extended host-parasite interactions: the role of recovery and immunity. Theor Popul Biol, 71(2), 251-266. Abstract.  Author URL.
Adams B, Boots M (2007). The influence of immune cross-reaction on phase structure in resonant solutions of a multi-strain seasonal SIR model. J Theor Biol, 248(1), 202-211. Abstract.  Author URL.
Miller MR, White A, Wilson K, Boots M (2007). The population dynamical implications of male-biased parasitism in different mating systems. PLoS One, 2(7). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Kamo M, Sasaki A, Boots M (2007). The role of trade-off shapes in the evolution of parasites in spatial host populations: an approximate analytical approach. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 244(4), 588-596. Abstract.
Beckerman AP, Boots M, Gaston KJ (2007). Urban bird declines and the fear of cats. Animal Conservation, 10(3), 320-325. Abstract.
Mealor MA, Boots M (2006). An indirect approach to imply trade-off shapes: population level patterns in resistance suggest a decreasingly costly resistance mechanism in a model insect system. J Evol Biol, 19(2), 326-330. Abstract.  Author URL.
Adams B, Holmes EC, Zhang C, Mammen MP, Nimmannitya S, Kalayanarooj S, Boots M (2006). Cross-protective immunity can account for the alternating epidemic pattern of dengue virus serotypes circulating in Bangkok. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 103(38), 14234-14239. Abstract.  Author URL.
White A, Greenman JV, Benton TG, Boots M (2006). Evolutionary behaviour in ecological systems with trade-offs and non-equilibrium population dynamics. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 8(3), 387-398. Abstract.
Adams B, Boots M (2006). Modelling the relationship between antibody-dependent enhancement and immunological distance with application to dengue. J Theor Biol, 242(2), 337-346. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dieng H, Boots M, Tamori N, Higashihara J, Okada T, Kato K, Eshita Y (2006). Some technical and ecological determinants of hatchability in Aedes albopictus, a potential candidate for transposon-mediated transgenesis. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 22(3), 382-389. Abstract.
Childs DZ, Cattadori IM, Suwonkerd W, Prajakwong S, Boots M (2006). Spatiotemporal patterns of malaria incidence in northern Thailand. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 100(7), 623-631. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kamo M, Boots M (2006). The evolution of parasite dispersal, transmission, and virulence in spatial host populations. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 8(7), 1333-1347. Abstract.
Miller MR, White A, Boots M (2006). The evolution of parasites in response to tolerance in their hosts: the good, the bad, and apparent commensalism. Evolution, 60(5), 945-956. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ryder JJ, Webberley KM, Boots M, Knell RJ (2005). Measuring the transmission dynamics of a sexually transmitted disease. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102(42), 15140-15143. Abstract.
Hamilton R, Boots M, Paterson S (2005). The effect of host heterogeneity and parasite intragenomic interactions on parasite population structure. Proc Biol Sci, 272(1573), 1647-1653. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hamilton R, Boots M, Paterson S (2005). The effect of host heterogeneity and parasite intragenornic interactions on parasite population structure. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 272(1573), 1647-1653. Author URL.
Miller MR, White A, Boots M (2005). The evolution of host resistance: tolerance and control as distinct strategies. J Theor Biol, 236(2), 198-207. Abstract.  Author URL.
Greenman JV, Benton TG, Boots M, White AR (2005). The evolution of oscillatory behavior in age-structured species. Am Nat, 166(1), 68-78. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bowers RG, Hoyle A, White A, Boots M (2005). The geometric theory of adaptive evolution: trade-off and invasion plots. J Theor Biol, 233(3), 363-377. Abstract.  Author URL.
Greenman J, Kamo M, Boots M (2004). External forcing of ecological and epidemiological systems: a resonance approach. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 190(1-2), 136-151. Abstract.
Boots M, Hudson PJ, Sasaki A (2004). Large shifts in pathogen virulence relate to host population structure. Science, 303(5659), 842-844. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M (2004). Modelling insect diseases as functional predators. Physiological Entomology, 29(3 SPEC. ISS.), 237-239. Abstract.
Kamo M, Boots M (2004). The curse of the pharaoh in space: free-living infectious stages and the evolution of virulence in spatially explicit populations. J Theor Biol, 231(3), 435-441. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M, Bowers RG (2004). The evolution of resistance through costly acquired immunity. Proc Biol Sci, 271(1540), 715-723. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M, Bowers RG (2003). Baseline criteria and the evolution of hosts and parasites: D0, R0 and competition for resources between strains. J Theor Biol, 223(3), 361-365. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tompkins DM, White AR, Boots M (2003). Ecological replacement of native red squirrels by invasive greys driven by disease. Ecology Letters, 6(3), 189-196. Abstract.
Bowers RG, White A, Boots M, Geritz SAH, Kisdi E (2003). Evolutionary branching/speciation: Contrasting results from systems with explicit or emergent carrying capacities. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 5(6), 883-891. Abstract.
Wilson K, Knell R, Boots M, Koch-Osborne J (2003). Group living and investment in immune defence: an interspecific analysis. Journal of Animal Ecology, 72(1), 133-143. Abstract.
Dieng H, Boots M, Tuno N, Tsuda Y, Takagi M (2003). Life history effects of prey choice by copepods: implications for biocontrol of vector mosquitoes. J Am Mosq Control Assoc, 19(1), 67-73. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M, Sasaki A (2003). Parasite evolution and extinctions. Ecology Letters, 6(3), 176-182. Abstract.
Boots M, Greenman J, Ross D, Norman R, Hails R, Sait S (2003). The population dynamical implications of covert infections in host-microparasite interactions. Journal of Animal Ecology, 72(6), 1064-1072. Abstract.
Kawaguchi I, Sasaki A, Boots M (2003). Why are dengue virus serotypes so distantly related? Enhancement and limiting serotype similarity between dengue virus strains. Proc Biol Sci, 270(1530), 2241-2247. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dieng H, Boots M, Tuno N, Tsuda Y, Takagi M (2002). A laboratory and field evaluation of Macrocyclops distinctus, Megacyclops viridis and Mesocyclops pehpeiensis as control agents of the dengue vector Aedes albopictus in a peridomestic area in Nagasaki, Japan. Med Vet Entomol, 16(3), 285-291. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dieng H, Mwandawiro C, Boots M, Morales R, Satho T, Tuno N, Tsuda Y, Takagi M (2002). Leaf litter decay process and the growth performance of Aedes albopictus larvae (Diptera: Culicidae). J Vector Ecol, 27(1), 31-38. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M, Sasaki A (2002). Parasite-driven extinction in spatially explicit host-parasite systems. Am Nat, 159(6), 706-713. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M, Knell RJ (2002). The evolution of risky behaviour in the presence of a sexually transmitted disease. Proc Biol Sci, 269(1491), 585-589. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M (2000). Density-independent resource limitation and the transmission of an insect pathogen. Oecologia, 124(2), 172-175. Abstract.
Mwandawiro C, Boots M, Tuno N, Suwonkerd W, Tsuda Y, Takagi M (2000). Heterogeneity in the host preference of Japanese encephalitis vectors in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 94(3), 238-242. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M (2000). Kinship and cannibalism in the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella: No evidence of kin discrimination. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 2(2), 251-256. Abstract.
Boots M, Norman R (2000). Sublethal infection and the population dynamics of host-microparasite interactions. Journal of Animal Ecology, 69(3), 517-524. Abstract.
Boots M, Sasaki A (2000). The evolutionary dynamics of local infection and global reproduction in host-parasite interactions. Ecology Letters, 3(3), 181-185. Abstract.
Boots M, Sasaki A (1999). 'Small worlds' and the evolution of virulence: infection occurs locally and at a distance. Proc Biol Sci, 266(1432), 1933-1938. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M (1999). A general host-pathogen model with free-living infective stages and differing rates of uptake of the infective stages by infected and susceptible hosts. Researches on Population Ecology, 41(2), 189-194. Abstract.
Boots M, Haraguchi Y (1999). The evolution of costly resistance in host-parasite systems. American Naturalist, 153(4), 359-370. Abstract.
Boots M, Bowers RG (1999). Three mechanisms of host resistance to microparasites-avoidance, recovery and tolerance-show different evolutionary dynamics. J Theor Biol, 201(1), 13-23. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M (1998). Cannibalism and the stage-dependent transmission of a viral pathogen of the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella. Ecological Entomology, 23(2), 118-122. Abstract.
Begon M, Boots M (1995). Covert infection or, simply, resistance?. Functional Ecology, 9(3), 549-550.
Boots M, Begon M (1995). Strain differences in the indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella, in response to a granulosis virus. Researches on Population Ecology, 37(1), 37-42. Abstract.
Bowers RG, Boots M, Begon M (1994). Life-history trade-offs and the evolution of pathogen resistance: competition between host strains. Proc Biol Sci, 257(1350), 247-253. Abstract.  Author URL.
BOOTS M, BEGON M (1994). Resource limitation and the lethal and sublethal effects of a viral pathogen in the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella. Ecological Entomology, 19(4), 319-326. Abstract.
Boots M, Begon M (1993). Trade-offs with resistance to a granulosis virus in the Indian meal moth, examined by a laboratory evolution experiment. Functional Ecology, 7(5), 528-534.

Conferences

Lynch PA, Boots M (2017). SAFE INDOORS: CHEAP, SUSTAINABLE SPATIAL REPELLENTS TO COMBAT RESISTANCE AND KEEP MALARIA VECTORS OUT OF HOMES.  Author URL.
Antonovics J, Boots M, Abbate J, Baker C, McFrederick Q, Panjeti V (2011). Biology and evolution of sexual transmission.  Abstract.
Boots M (2004). Modelling insect diseases as functional predators.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Manley R, Boots M, Bayer-Wilfert L (In Press). Condition-dependent virulence of Slow Bee Paralysis Virus in Bombus terrestris: Are the impacts of honeybee viruses in wild pollinators underestimated?. Oecologia Full text.
Silk M, Weber NL, Steward LC, Hodgson D, Boots M, Croft DP, Delahay RJ, McDonald R (In Press). Contact networks structured by sex underpin sex-specific epidemiology of infection. Ecology Letters Full text.
Ashby B, Boots M (In Press). Multi-mode fluctuating selection in host-parasite coevolution. Ecol Lett, 20(3), 357-365. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Boots M, taggart S, tidbury H, bridgett S, garbutt J, kaur G (In Press). Novel insights into the insect transcriptome response to a natural DNA virus. BMC Genomics Full text.
Boots M, Donnelly R, White A (In Press). Optimal immune defence in the light of variation in lifespan. Parasite Immunol, 35(11), 331-338. Abstract.  Author URL.
Silk MJ, Webber N, Steward LC, Delahay RJ, Croft DP, Hodgson, Hodgson DJ, Boots M, McDonald RA (In Press). Seasonal variation in daily patterns of social contacts in the European badger Meles meles. Ecology and Evolution Full text.
Hesse E, Best A, Boots M, Hall AR, Buckling A (In Press). Spatial heterogeneity lowers rather than increases host-parasite specialization. J Evol Biol, 28(9), 1682-1690. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Silk MJ, Croft DP, Delahay RJ, Hodgson DJ, Boots M, Weber N, McDonald RA (In Press). Using social network metrics in wildlife disease ecology, epidemiology and management. Bioscience Full text.

2017

Donnelly R, White A, Boots M (2017). Host lifespan and the evolution of resistance to multiple parasites. J Evol Biol, 30(3), 561-570. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Best A, Ashby B, White A, Bowers R, Buckling A, Koskella B, Boots M (2017). Host-parasite fluctuating selection in the absence of specificity. Proc Biol Sci, 284(1866). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lynch PA, Boots M (2017). SAFE INDOORS: CHEAP, SUSTAINABLE SPATIAL REPELLENTS TO COMBAT RESISTANCE AND KEEP MALARIA VECTORS OUT OF HOMES.  Author URL.
Silk MJ, Croft DP, Delahay RJ, Hodgson DJ, Weber N, Boots M, Mcdonald RA (2017). The application of statistical network models in disease research. Methods in Ecology and Evolution Abstract.  Full text.
Best A, White A, Boots M (2017). The evolution of host defence when parasites impact reproduction. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 18(4), 393-409. Abstract.

2016

Wilfert L, Long G, Leggett H, Schmid-Hempel P, Butlin R, Martin SJM, Boots M (2016). Deformed wing virus is a recent global epidemic in honeybees driven by Varroa mites. Science Abstract.  Full text.
Grunnill M, Boots M (2016). How Important is Vertical Transmission of Dengue Viruses by Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae)?. J Med Entomol, 53(1), 1-19. Abstract.  Author URL.
White A, Lurz PWW, Bryce J, Tonkin M, Ramoo K, Bamforth L, Jarrott A, Boots M (2016). Modelling disease spread in real landscapes: Squirrelpox spread in southern Scotland as a case study. Hystrix, 27(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Jones HE, White A, Geddes N, Clavey P, Farries J, Dearnley T, Boots M, Lurz PWW (2016). Modelling the impact of forest design plans on an endangered mammal species: the eurasian red squirrel. Hystrix, 27(1). Abstract.  Full text.
van Houte S, Ekroth AKE, Broniewski JM, Chabas H, Ashby B, Bondy-Denomy J, Gandon S, Boots M, Paterson S, Buckling A, et al (2016). The diversity-generating benefits of a prokaryotic adaptive immune system. Nature, 532(7599), 385-388. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Pastok D, Hoare MJ, Ryder JJ, Boots M, Knell RJ, Atkinson D, Hurst GDD (2016). The role of host phenology in determining the incidence of an insect sexually transmitted infection. Oikos, 125(5), 636-643. Abstract.
Lynch PA, Boots M (2016). Using evolution to generate sustainable malaria control with spatial repellents. eLife, 5(OCTOBER2016). Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Ashby B, Boots M (2015). Coevolution of parasite virulence and host mating strategies. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 112(43), 13290-13295. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Manley R, Boots M, Wilfert L (2015). Emerging viral disease risk to pollinating insects: ecological, evolutionary and anthropogenic factors. J Appl Ecol, 52, 331-340. Author URL.  Full text.
Westra ER, van Houte S, Oyesiku-Blakemore S, Makin B, Broniewski JM, Best A, Bondy-Denomy J, Davidson A, Boots M, Buckling A, et al (2015). Parasite Exposure Drives Selective Evolution of Constitutive versus Inducible Defense. Curr Biol, 25(8), 1043-1049. Abstract.  Author URL.
Westra ER, Van houte S, Oyesiku-Blakemore S, Makin B, Broniewski JM, Best A, Bondy-Denomy J, Davidson A, Boots M, Buckling A, et al (2015). Parasite exposure drives selective evolution of constitutive versus inducible defense. Current Biology, 25(8), 1043-1049. Abstract.
Hesse E, Best A, Boots M, Hall AR, Buckling A (2015). Spatial heterogeneity lowers rather than increases host-parasite specialization. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28(9), 1682-1690. Abstract.
Boots M (2015). The Need for Evolutionarily Rational Disease Interventions: Vaccination can Select for Higher Virulence. PLoS Biol, 13(8). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Donnelly R, White A, Boots M (2015). The epidemiological feedbacks critical to the evolution of host immunity. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28(11), 2042-2053. Abstract.
Donnelly R, White A, Boots M (2015). The epidemiological feedbacks critical to the evolution of host immunity. J Evol Biol, 28(11), 2042-2053. Abstract.  Author URL.

2014

McVicker G, Prajsnar TK, Williams A, Wagner NL, Boots M, Renshaw SA, Foster SJ (2014). Clonal expansion during Staphylococcus aureus infection dynamics reveals the effect of antibiotic intervention. PLoS Pathog, 10(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
White A, Bell SS, Lurz PWW, Boots M (2014). Conservation management within strongholds in the face of disease-mediated invasions: Red and grey squirrels as a case study. Journal of Applied Ecology
White A, Bell SS, Lurz PWW, Boots M (2014). Conservation management within strongholds in the face of disease-mediated invasions: Red and grey squirrels as a case study. Journal of Applied Ecology, 51(6), 1631-1642. Abstract.
Ryder JJ, Hoare M-J, Pastok D, Bottery M, Boots M, Fenton A, Atkinson D, Knell RJ, Hurst GDD (2014). Disease epidemiology in arthropods is altered by the presence of nonprotective symbionts. Am Nat, 183(3), E89-104. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lopez Pascua L, Hall AR, Best A, Morgan AD, Boots M, Buckling A (2014). Higher resources decrease fluctuating selection during host-parasite coevolution. Ecology Letters, 17(11), 1380-1388. Abstract.
Lopez Pascua L, Hall AR, Best A, Morgan AD, Boots M, Buckling A (2014). Higher resources decrease fluctuating selection during host-parasite coevolution. Ecol Lett, 17(11), 1380-1388. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Boots M, White A, Best A, Bowers R (2014). How specificity and epidemiology drive the coevolution of static trait diversity in hosts and parasites. Evolution, 68(6), 1594-1606. Abstract.
Boots M, White A, Best A, Bowers R (2014). How specificity and epidemiology drive the coevolution of static trait diversity in hosts and parasites. Evolution, 68(6), 1594-1606. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Best A, White A, Boots M (2014). The coevolutionary implications of host tolerance. Evolution, 68(5), 1426-1435. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson K, Coulson T, Boots M, Baker L, Livermore P (2014). The times they are a-changin': Evolution and revolution in animal ecology publishing. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83(1), 1-4.

2013

Rasheed SB, Butlin RK, Boots M (2013). A review of dengue as an emerging disease in Pakistan. Public Health, 127(1), 11-17. Abstract.
Webb SD, Keeling MJ, Boots M (2013). A theoretical study of the role of spatial population structure in the evolution of parasite virulence. Theor Popul Biol, 84, 36-45. Abstract.  Author URL.
Leggett HC, Buckling A, Long GH, Boots M (2013). Generalism and the evolution of parasite virulence. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28(10), 592-596. Abstract.
Leggett HC, Buckling A, Long GH, Boots M (2013). Generalism and the evolution of parasite virulence. Trends Ecol Evol, 28(10), 592-596. Abstract.  Author URL.
Rasheed SB, Boots M, Frantz AC, Butlin RK (2013). Population structure of the mosquito Aedes aegypti (Stegomyia aegypti) in Pakistan. Med Vet Entomol, 27(4), 430-440. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coulson T, Hays G, Boots M, Wilson K, Baker L, Livermore P (2013). Publishing the best original research in animal ecology: Looking forward from 2013. Journal of Animal Ecology, 82(1), 1-2.
Donnelly R, Best A, White A, Boots M (2013). Seasonality selects for more acutely virulent parasites when virulence is density dependent. Proc Biol Sci, 280(1751). Abstract.  Author URL.
Ryder JJ, Pastok D, Hoare MJ, Bottery MJ, Boots M, Knell RK, Atkinson D, Hurst GDD (2013). Spatial variation in food supply, mating behavior, and sexually transmitted disease epidemics. Behavioral Ecology, 24(3), 723-729. Abstract.
Best A, Tidbury H, White A, Boots M (2013). The evolutionary dynamics of within-generation immune priming in invertebrate hosts. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 10(80). Abstract.
Best A, Tidbury H, White A, Boots M (2013). The evolutionary dynamics of within-generation immune priming in invertebrate hosts. J R Soc Interface, 10(80). Abstract.  Author URL.
Antonovics J, Boots M, Ebert D, Koskella B, Poss M, Sadd BM (2013). The origin of specificity by means of natural selection: Evolved and nonhost resistance in host-pathogen interactions. Evolution, 67(1), 1-9. Abstract.
Webb SD, Keeling MJ, Boots M (2013). The role of spatial population structure on the evolution of parasites with acquired immunity and demography. J Theor Biol, 324, 21-31. Abstract.  Author URL.

2012

Prajsnar TK, Hamilton R, Garcia-Lara J, McVicker G, Williams A, Boots M, Foster SJ, Renshaw SA (2012). A privileged intraphagocyte niche is responsible for disseminated infection of Staphylococcus aureus in a zebrafish model. Cell Microbiol, 14(10), 1600-1619. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Prajsnar TK, Hamilton R, Garcia-Lara J, Mcvicker G, Williams A, Boots M, Foster SJ, Renshaw SA (2012). A privileged intraphagocyte niche is responsible for disseminated infection of staphylococcus aureus in a zebrafish model. Cellular Microbiology, 14(10), 1600-1619. Abstract.
Rasheed SB, Butlin RK, Boots M (2012). A review of dengue as an emerging disease in Pakistan. Public Health
Strauss A, White A, Boots M (2012). Invading with biological weapons: the importance of disease-mediated invasions. Functional Ecology, 26(6), 1249-1261. Abstract.
Best A, Webb S, Antonovics J, Boots M (2012). Local transmission processes and disease-driven host extinctions. Theoretical Ecology, 5(2), 211-217. Abstract.
Boots M, Roberts KE (2012). Maternal effects in disease resistance: poor maternal environment increases offspring resistance to an insect virus. Proc Biol Sci, 279(1744), 4009-4014. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dieng H, Rahman GMS, Hassan AA, Salmah MRC, Satho T, Miake F, Boots M, Sazaly AB (2012). The effects of simulated rainfall on immature population dynamics of Aedes albopictus and female oviposition. International Journal of Biometeorology, 56(1), 113-120. Abstract.
Tidbury HJ, Best A, Boots M (2012). The epidemiological consequences of immune priming. Proc Biol Sci, 279(1746), 4505-4512. Abstract.  Author URL.
Best A, Long G, White A, Boots M (2012). The implications of immunopathology for parasite evolution. Proc Biol Sci, 279(1741), 3234-3240. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M, White A, Best A, Bowers R (2012). The importance of who infects whom: the evolution of diversity in host resistance to infectious disease. Ecology Letters, 15(10), 1104-1111. Abstract.
Boots M, White A, Best A, Bowers R (2012). The importance of who infects whom: the evolution of diversity in host resistance to infectious disease. Ecology Letters, 15(10), 1104-1111. Abstract.
Boots M, White A, Best A, Bowers R (2012). The importance of who infects whom: the evolution of diversity in host resistance to infectious disease. Ecol Lett, 15(10), 1104-1111. Abstract.  Author URL.
Antonovics J, Boots M, Ebert D, Koskella B, Poss M, Sadd BM (2012). The origin of specificity by means of natural selection: Evolved and nonhost resistance in host-pathogen interactions. Evolution

2011

Antonovics J, Boots M, Abbate J, Baker C, McFrederick Q, Panjeti V (2011). Biology and evolution of sexual transmission.  Abstract.
Ahmad A, Ahmad AH, Dieng H, Satho T, Ahmad H, Aziz AT, Boots M (2011). Cadaver wrapping and arrival performance of adult flies in an oil palm plantation in northern Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Medical Entomology, 48(6), 1236-1246. Abstract.
Dieng H, Saifur RGM, Ahmad AH, Md Rawi CS, Boots M, Satho T, Zuharah WF, Fadzly N, Althbyani A, Miake F, et al (2011). Discarded cigarette butts attract females and kill the progeny of aedes albopictus. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 27(3), 263-271. Abstract.
Vale PF, Wilson AJ, Best A, Boots M, Little TJ (2011). Epidemiological, evolutionary, and coevolutionary implications of context-dependent parasitism. American Naturalist, 177(4), 510-521. Abstract.
Best A, Webb S, White A, Boots M (2011). Host resistance and coevolution in spatially structured populations. Proc Biol Sci, 278(1715), 2216-2222. Abstract.  Author URL.
Long GH, Boots M (2011). How can immunopathology shape the evolution of parasite virulence?. Trends Parasitol, 27(7), 300-305. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bacelar FS, White A, Boots M (2011). Life history and mating systems select for male biased parasitism mediated through natural selection and ecological feedbacks. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 269(1), 131-137. Abstract.  Full text.
Best A, Webb S, Antonovics J, Boots M (2011). Local transmission processes and disease-driven host extinctions. Theoretical Ecology, 1-7.
Saejeng A, Siva-Jothy MT, Boots M (2011). Low cost antiviral activity of Plodia interpunctella haemolymph in vivo demonstrated by dose dependent infection. Journal of Insect Physiology, 57(2), 246-250. Abstract.
Leggett HC, Jones EO, Burke T, Hails RS, Sait SM, Boots M (2011). Population genetic structure of the winter moth, Operophtera brumata Linnaeus, in the Orkney Isles suggests long-distance dispersal. Ecological Entomology, 36(3), 318-325. Abstract.
Jones EO, White A, Boots M (2011). The evolution of host protection by vertically transmitted parasites. Proc Biol Sci, 278(1707), 863-870. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M (2011). The evolution of resistance to a parasite is determined by resources. Am Nat, 178(2), 214-220. Abstract.  Author URL.
Laughton AM, Boots M, Siva-Jothy MT (2011). The ontogeny of immunity in the honey bee, Apis mellifera L. following an immune challenge. J Insect Physiol, 57(7), 1023-1032. Abstract.  Author URL.
Reynolds JJH, White A, Sherratt JA, Boots M (2011). The population dynamical consequences of density-dependent prophylaxis. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 288(1), 1-8. Abstract.
Tidbury HJ, Pedersen AB, Boots M (2011). Within and transgenerational immune priming in an insect to a DNA virus. Proc Biol Sci, 278(1707), 871-876. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Lion S, Boots M (2010). Are parasites ''prudent'' in space?. Ecology Letters, 13(10), 1245-1255. Abstract.  Full text.
Abu Hassan A, Dieng H, Satho T, Boots M, Al Sariy JSL (2010). Breeding patterns of the JE vector Culex gelidus and its insect predators in rice cultivation areas of northern peninsular Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine, 27(3), 404-416. Abstract.
Rudolf VHW, Kamo M, Boots M (2010). Cannibals in space: the coevolution of cannibalism and dispersal in spatially structured populations. American Naturalist, 175(5), 513-524. Abstract.
Saejeng A, Tidbury H, Siva-Jothy MT, Boots M (2010). Examining the relationship between hemolymph phenoloxidase and resistance to a DNA virus, Plodia interpunctella granulosis virus (PiGV). Journal of Insect Physiology, 56(9), 1232-1236. Abstract.
Adams B, Boots M (2010). How important is vertical transmission in mosquitoes for the persistence of dengue? Insights from a mathematical model. EPIDEMICS, 2(1), 1-10. Author URL.
Dieng H, Saifur RGM, Hassan AA, Che Salmah MR, Boots M, Satho T, Jaal Z, Abubakar S (2010). Indoor-breeding of Aedes albopictus in northern peninsular Malaysia and its potential epidemiological implications. PLoS ONE, 5(7). Abstract.  Full text.
Best A, White A, Boots M (2010). Resistance is futile but tolerance can explain why parasites do not always castrate their hosts. Evolution, 64(2), 348-357. Abstract.  Author URL.
Saifur RGM, Dieng H, Hassan AA, Satho T, Miake F, Boots M, Salmah MRC, Abubakar S (2010). The effects of moisture on ovipositional responses and larval eclosion of Aedes albopictus. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 26(4), 373-380. Abstract.
Best A, White A, Kisdi E, Antonovics J, Brockhurst MA, Boots M (2010). The evolution of host-parasite range. Am Nat, 176(1), 63-71. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones EO, White A, Boots M (2010). The evolutionary implications of conflict between parasites with different transmission modes. Evolution, 64(8), 2408-2416. Abstract.  Author URL.
Childs DZ, Boots M (2010). The interaction of seasonal forcing and immunity and the resonance dynamics of malaria. J R Soc Interface, 7(43), 309-319. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2009

Bell SS, White A, Sherratt JA, Boots M (2009). Invading with biological weapons: the role of shared disease in ecological invasion. Theoretical Ecology, 2(1), 53-66. Abstract.
Boots M, Childs D, Reuman DC, Mealor M (2009). Local interactions lead to pathogen-driven change to host population dynamics. Curr Biol, 19(19), 1660-1664. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sorrell I, White A, Pedersen AB, Hails RS, Boots M (2009). The evolution of covert, silent infection as a parasite strategy. Proc Biol Sci, 276(1665), 2217-2226. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Best A, White A, Boots M (2009). The implications of coevolutionary dynamics to host-parasite interactions. Am Nat, 173(6), 779-791. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M, Best A, Miller MR, White A (2009). The role of ecological feedbacks in the evolution of host defence: what does theory tell us?. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 364(1513), 27-36. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Boots M (2008). Fight or learn to live with the consequences?. Trends Ecol Evol, 23(5), 248-250. Abstract.  Author URL.
Best A, White A, Boots M (2008). Maintenance of host variation in tolerance to pathogens and parasites. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 105(52), 20786-20791. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hoyle A, Bowers RG, White A, Boots M (2008). The influence of trade-off shape on evolutionary behaviour in classical ecological scenarios. J Theor Biol, 250(3), 498-511. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hamilton R, Siva-Jothy M, Boots M (2008). Two arms are better than one: parasite variation leads to combined inducible and constitutive innate immune responses. Proc Biol Sci, 275(1637), 937-945. Abstract.  Author URL.

2007

Dieng H, Boots M, Higashihara J, Okada T, Kato K, Satho T, Miake F, Eshita Y (2007). Effects of blood and virus-infected blood on protein expression in the midgut of the dengue vector Aedes albopictus. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 21(3), 278-283. Abstract.
Miller MR, White A, Boots M (2007). Host life span and the evolution of resistance characteristics. Evolution, 61(1), 2-14. Abstract.  Author URL.
Webb SD, Keeling MJ, Boots M (2007). Host-parasite interactions between the local and the mean-field: how and when does spatial population structure matter?. J Theor Biol, 249(1), 140-152. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ryder JJ, Miller MR, White A, Knell RJ, Boots M (2007). Host-parasite population dynamics under combined frequency- and density-dependent transmission. Oikos, 116(12), 2017-2026. Abstract.
Jones EO, White A, Boots M (2007). Interference and the persistence of vertically transmitted parasites. J Theor Biol, 246(1), 10-17. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M, Mealor M (2007). Local interactions select for lower pathogen infectivity. Science, 315(5816), 1284-1286. Abstract.  Author URL.
Webb SD, Keeling MJ, Boots M (2007). Spatially extended host-parasite interactions: the role of recovery and immunity. Theor Popul Biol, 71(2), 251-266. Abstract.  Author URL.
Adams B, Boots M (2007). The influence of immune cross-reaction on phase structure in resonant solutions of a multi-strain seasonal SIR model. J Theor Biol, 248(1), 202-211. Abstract.  Author URL.
Miller MR, White A, Wilson K, Boots M (2007). The population dynamical implications of male-biased parasitism in different mating systems. PLoS One, 2(7). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Kamo M, Sasaki A, Boots M (2007). The role of trade-off shapes in the evolution of parasites in spatial host populations: an approximate analytical approach. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 244(4), 588-596. Abstract.
Beckerman AP, Boots M, Gaston KJ (2007). Urban bird declines and the fear of cats. Animal Conservation, 10(3), 320-325. Abstract.

2006

Mealor MA, Boots M (2006). An indirect approach to imply trade-off shapes: population level patterns in resistance suggest a decreasingly costly resistance mechanism in a model insect system. J Evol Biol, 19(2), 326-330. Abstract.  Author URL.
Adams B, Holmes EC, Zhang C, Mammen MP, Nimmannitya S, Kalayanarooj S, Boots M (2006). Cross-protective immunity can account for the alternating epidemic pattern of dengue virus serotypes circulating in Bangkok. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 103(38), 14234-14239. Abstract.  Author URL.
White A, Greenman JV, Benton TG, Boots M (2006). Evolutionary behaviour in ecological systems with trade-offs and non-equilibrium population dynamics. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 8(3), 387-398. Abstract.
Adams B, Boots M (2006). Modelling the relationship between antibody-dependent enhancement and immunological distance with application to dengue. J Theor Biol, 242(2), 337-346. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dieng H, Boots M, Tamori N, Higashihara J, Okada T, Kato K, Eshita Y (2006). Some technical and ecological determinants of hatchability in Aedes albopictus, a potential candidate for transposon-mediated transgenesis. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 22(3), 382-389. Abstract.
Childs DZ, Cattadori IM, Suwonkerd W, Prajakwong S, Boots M (2006). Spatiotemporal patterns of malaria incidence in northern Thailand. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 100(7), 623-631. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kamo M, Boots M (2006). The evolution of parasite dispersal, transmission, and virulence in spatial host populations. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 8(7), 1333-1347. Abstract.
Miller MR, White A, Boots M (2006). The evolution of parasites in response to tolerance in their hosts: the good, the bad, and apparent commensalism. Evolution, 60(5), 945-956. Abstract.  Author URL.

2005

Ryder JJ, Webberley KM, Boots M, Knell RJ (2005). Measuring the transmission dynamics of a sexually transmitted disease. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102(42), 15140-15143. Abstract.
Hamilton R, Boots M, Paterson S (2005). The effect of host heterogeneity and parasite intragenomic interactions on parasite population structure. Proc Biol Sci, 272(1573), 1647-1653. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hamilton R, Boots M, Paterson S (2005). The effect of host heterogeneity and parasite intragenornic interactions on parasite population structure. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 272(1573), 1647-1653. Author URL.
Miller MR, White A, Boots M (2005). The evolution of host resistance: tolerance and control as distinct strategies. J Theor Biol, 236(2), 198-207. Abstract.  Author URL.
Greenman JV, Benton TG, Boots M, White AR (2005). The evolution of oscillatory behavior in age-structured species. Am Nat, 166(1), 68-78. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bowers RG, Hoyle A, White A, Boots M (2005). The geometric theory of adaptive evolution: trade-off and invasion plots. J Theor Biol, 233(3), 363-377. Abstract.  Author URL.

2004

Greenman J, Kamo M, Boots M (2004). External forcing of ecological and epidemiological systems: a resonance approach. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 190(1-2), 136-151. Abstract.
Boots M, Hudson PJ, Sasaki A (2004). Large shifts in pathogen virulence relate to host population structure. Science, 303(5659), 842-844. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M (2004). Modelling insect diseases as functional predators. Physiological Entomology, 29(3 SPEC. ISS.), 237-239. Abstract.
Boots M (2004). Modelling insect diseases as functional predators.  Author URL.
Kamo M, Boots M (2004). The curse of the pharaoh in space: free-living infectious stages and the evolution of virulence in spatially explicit populations. J Theor Biol, 231(3), 435-441. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M, Bowers RG (2004). The evolution of resistance through costly acquired immunity. Proc Biol Sci, 271(1540), 715-723. Abstract.  Author URL.

2003

Boots M, Bowers RG (2003). Baseline criteria and the evolution of hosts and parasites: D0, R0 and competition for resources between strains. J Theor Biol, 223(3), 361-365. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tompkins DM, White AR, Boots M (2003). Ecological replacement of native red squirrels by invasive greys driven by disease. Ecology Letters, 6(3), 189-196. Abstract.
Bowers RG, White A, Boots M, Geritz SAH, Kisdi E (2003). Evolutionary branching/speciation: Contrasting results from systems with explicit or emergent carrying capacities. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 5(6), 883-891. Abstract.
Wilson K, Knell R, Boots M, Koch-Osborne J (2003). Group living and investment in immune defence: an interspecific analysis. Journal of Animal Ecology, 72(1), 133-143. Abstract.
Dieng H, Boots M, Tuno N, Tsuda Y, Takagi M (2003). Life history effects of prey choice by copepods: implications for biocontrol of vector mosquitoes. J Am Mosq Control Assoc, 19(1), 67-73. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M, Sasaki A (2003). Parasite evolution and extinctions. Ecology Letters, 6(3), 176-182. Abstract.
Boots M, Greenman J, Ross D, Norman R, Hails R, Sait S (2003). The population dynamical implications of covert infections in host-microparasite interactions. Journal of Animal Ecology, 72(6), 1064-1072. Abstract.
Kawaguchi I, Sasaki A, Boots M (2003). Why are dengue virus serotypes so distantly related? Enhancement and limiting serotype similarity between dengue virus strains. Proc Biol Sci, 270(1530), 2241-2247. Abstract.  Author URL.

2002

Dieng H, Boots M, Tuno N, Tsuda Y, Takagi M (2002). A laboratory and field evaluation of Macrocyclops distinctus, Megacyclops viridis and Mesocyclops pehpeiensis as control agents of the dengue vector Aedes albopictus in a peridomestic area in Nagasaki, Japan. Med Vet Entomol, 16(3), 285-291. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dieng H, Mwandawiro C, Boots M, Morales R, Satho T, Tuno N, Tsuda Y, Takagi M (2002). Leaf litter decay process and the growth performance of Aedes albopictus larvae (Diptera: Culicidae). J Vector Ecol, 27(1), 31-38. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M, Sasaki A (2002). Parasite-driven extinction in spatially explicit host-parasite systems. Am Nat, 159(6), 706-713. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M, Knell RJ (2002). The evolution of risky behaviour in the presence of a sexually transmitted disease. Proc Biol Sci, 269(1491), 585-589. Abstract.  Author URL.

2000

Boots M (2000). Density-independent resource limitation and the transmission of an insect pathogen. Oecologia, 124(2), 172-175. Abstract.
Mwandawiro C, Boots M, Tuno N, Suwonkerd W, Tsuda Y, Takagi M (2000). Heterogeneity in the host preference of Japanese encephalitis vectors in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 94(3), 238-242. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M (2000). Kinship and cannibalism in the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella: No evidence of kin discrimination. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 2(2), 251-256. Abstract.
Boots M, Norman R (2000). Sublethal infection and the population dynamics of host-microparasite interactions. Journal of Animal Ecology, 69(3), 517-524. Abstract.
Boots M, Sasaki A (2000). The evolutionary dynamics of local infection and global reproduction in host-parasite interactions. Ecology Letters, 3(3), 181-185. Abstract.

1999

Boots M, Sasaki A (1999). 'Small worlds' and the evolution of virulence: infection occurs locally and at a distance. Proc Biol Sci, 266(1432), 1933-1938. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boots M (1999). A general host-pathogen model with free-living infective stages and differing rates of uptake of the infective stages by infected and susceptible hosts. Researches on Population Ecology, 41(2), 189-194. Abstract.
Boots M, Haraguchi Y (1999). The evolution of costly resistance in host-parasite systems. American Naturalist, 153(4), 359-370. Abstract.
Boots M, Bowers RG (1999). Three mechanisms of host resistance to microparasites-avoidance, recovery and tolerance-show different evolutionary dynamics. J Theor Biol, 201(1), 13-23. Abstract.  Author URL.

1998

Boots M (1998). Cannibalism and the stage-dependent transmission of a viral pathogen of the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella. Ecological Entomology, 23(2), 118-122. Abstract.

1995

Begon M, Boots M (1995). Covert infection or, simply, resistance?. Functional Ecology, 9(3), 549-550.
Boots M, Begon M (1995). Strain differences in the indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella, in response to a granulosis virus. Researches on Population Ecology, 37(1), 37-42. Abstract.

1994

Bowers RG, Boots M, Begon M (1994). Life-history trade-offs and the evolution of pathogen resistance: competition between host strains. Proc Biol Sci, 257(1350), 247-253. Abstract.  Author URL.
BOOTS M, BEGON M (1994). Resource limitation and the lethal and sublethal effects of a viral pathogen in the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella. Ecological Entomology, 19(4), 319-326. Abstract.

1993

Boots M, Begon M (1993). Trade-offs with resistance to a granulosis virus in the Indian meal moth, examined by a laboratory evolution experiment. Functional Ecology, 7(5), 528-534.

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Committee/panel activities

Member REF Biological Sciences sub-panel B  

Permanent Panel Chair, NERC

2013 Member ZELS BBSRC panel

2009 Member or MRC, ESEI initiative panel

2009 Member DFG Review Panel, “Host-parasite co-evolution”

2009 Member DFG Review Panel, “Host-parasite co-evolution”


Editorial responsibilities

2006 - Present Editor Journal of Animal Ecology

2012-Present Associate editor for Ecology and Evolution

2001 - Present Associate Editor for Ecological Research


Invited lectures

Invited international lectures

2013 Zurich Winter Graduate School, Switzerland

2013 Species interactions and speciation workshop, Umea, Sweden

2012 RAPIDD workshop on virulence in aquaculture, Seattle, USA

2012 DIMACS workshop on modelling Dengue fever

2012 Cologne spring symposium, Cologne, Germany

2012 RCN in eco-immunology, University of Michigan, USA

2012 Biology, Indiana University, USA.

2011 Institute of Science and Technology, Vienna, Austria.

2011 Institute of Zoology, Basel, Switzerland

2011 DFG Coevolution of Hosts and Parasites, Berlin, Germany

2011 EEID meeting Santa Barbara, USA

2011 NESCent Catalysis Meeting on “Evolution of Infectious Diseases: Integrating Empirical and Modelling Approaches”, Duke

2011 Fogarty International Center RAPIDD Workshop on Virulence Evolution, Fort Collins, USA

2010 Institute Gulbenkian de Ciência Workshop “Resistance and Tolerance to Infection”, Portugal

2010 Darwin Meets Nobel Symposium “The evolution of infectious agents in relation to sex”, Sweden

2010 Department Ecology Evolutionary Biology, UCSC, USA

2010 Department of Biology, Penn State, USA

2009 EID 2009 Conference, Singapore

2009 University of Munich Graduate Summer School

2009 Department of Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, USA

2009 Department of Biology/Mathematics, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA

2009 Graduate School in Advanced Studies, Hayama, Japan

2009 ESEB, Turin, Italy

2008 Department of Biology, Rice University, Houston USA

2008 DIMACS symposium on Climate and Infectious Disease, Rutgers University


Research funding

2013 NERC (PI): “The maintenance of functional diversity of hosts and parasites” £600K

2013 BBSRC/EID NIH (PI): “Understanding the effects of spatial structure on evolution of virulence in the real world: honeybees and their destructive parasites” £384K

2012 NERC (CI): “Real-time host-parasite coevolution in natural microbial communities”. £596K

2012 NERC (PI): “Resource availability and the evolution of host resistance to parasites”. £535K

2009 NERC (PI): “Testing the role of spatial structure in ecology and evolution”. £501K

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