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Matthew Silk

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Franks DW, Weiss MN, Silk M, Perryman RJY, Croft D (In Press). Calculating effect sizes in animal social network analysis. Methods in Ecology and Evolution Full text.
Weiss M, Franks DW, Brent L, Ellis S, Silk M, Croft D (In Press). Common datastream permutations of animal social network data are not appropriate for hypothesis testing using regression models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution Full text.
Silk M, Crowley S, Woodhead A, Nuno A (In Press). Considering connections between Hollywood and biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology 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.
Hodgson D, Jelbert K, Buss D, McDonald J, Townley S, Franco M, Stott I, Jones O, Salguero Gomez R, Buckley Y, et al (In Press). Demographic amplification is a predictor of invasiveness among plants. Nature Communications Abstract.  Full text.
Silk M, Cant MA, Cafazzo S, Natoli E, McDonald R (In Press). Elevated aggression is associated with uncertainty in a network of dog dominance interactions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Full text.
Wilson-Aggarwal J, Ozella L, Tizzoni M, Cattuto C, Swan G, Moundai T, Silk M, Zingeser J, McDonald RA (In Press). High-resolution contact networks of free-ranging domestic dogs Canis familiaris and implications for transmission of infection. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Full text.
Harrison XA, McDevitt A, Dunn JC, Griffiths S, Benvenuto C, Birtles R, Boubli JP, Bown K, Bridson C, Brooks D, et al (In Press). Host-associated fungal communities are determined by host phylogeny and exhibit widespread associations with the bacterial microbiome.  Abstract.
Silk MJ, Hodgson D, Rozins C, Croft D, Delahay R, Boots M, McDonald R (In Press). Integrating social behaviour, demography and disease dynamics in network models: applications to disease management in declining wildlife populations. Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences Full text.
Weiss M, Franks D, Balcomb K, Ellifrit D, Silk M, Cant M, Croft D (In Press). Modelling cetacean morbillivirus outbreaks in an endangered killer whale population. Biological Conservation Full text.
Silk MJ, Drewe JA, Delahay RJ, Weber N, Steward LC, Wilson-Aggarwal J, Boots M, Hodgson DJ, Croft DP, McDonald RA, et al (In Press). Quantifying direct and indirect contacts for the potential transmission of infection between species using a multilayer contact network. Behaviour Full text.
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.
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.
Silk MJ, McDonald RA, Delahay RJ, Padfield D, Hodgson DJ (2020). CMR. net. : An. r. package to derive networks of social interactions and movement from mark–recapture data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 12(1), 70-75. Full text.
Fielding HR, McKinley TJ, Delahay RJ, Silk MJ, McDonald RA (2020). Characterization of potential superspreader farms for bovine tuberculosis: a review. Vet Med Sci Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Fielding HR, McKinley TJ, Delahay RJ, Silk MJ, McDonald RA (2020). Effects of trading networks on the risk of bovine tuberculosis incidents on cattle farms in Great Britain. Royal Society Open Science, 7(4), 191806-191806. Abstract.  Full text.
Allen A, Guerrero J, Byrne A, Lavery J, Presho E, Courcier EA, O'Keeffe J, Fogarty U, Delahay RJ, Wilson G, et al (2020). Genetic evidence further elucidates the history and extent of badger introductions from Great Britain into Ireland. ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE, 7(4). Author URL.  Full text.
Evans JC, Silk MJ, Boogert NJ, Hodgson DJ (2020). Infected or informed? Social structure and the simultaneous transmission of information and infectious disease. Oikos, 129(9), 1271-1288. Full text.
Kehoe R, Sanders D, Cruse D, Silk M, Gaston KJ, Bridle JR, Veen F (2020). Longer photoperiods through range shifts and artificial light lead to a destabilizing increase in host–parasitoid interaction strength. Journal of Animal Ecology, 89(11), 2508-2516.
Kinsley AC, Rossi G, Silk MJ, VanderWaal K (2020). Multilayer and Multiplex Networks: an Introduction to Their Use in Veterinary Epidemiology. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 7 Abstract.  Full text.
Silk MJ, Harrison XA, Hodgson DJ (2020). Perils and pitfalls of mixed-effects regression models in biology. PeerJ, 8, e9522-e9522. Abstract.  Full text.
McNicol CM, Bavin D, Bearhop S, Bridges J, Croose E, Gill R, Goodwin CED, Lewis J, MacPherson J, Padfield D, et al (2020). Postrelease movement and habitat selection of translocated pine martens Martes martes. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 10(11), 5106-5118. Author URL.  Full text.
Evans JC, Fisher DN, Silk MJ (2020). The performance of permutations and exponential random graph models when analyzing animal networks. Behavioral Ecology, 31(5), 1266-1276. Abstract.  Full text.
McNicol CM, Bavin D, Bearhop S, Ferryman M, Gill R, Goodwin CED, MacPherson J, Silk MJ, McDonald RA (2020). Translocated native pine martens. Martes martes. alter short‐term space use by invasive non‐native grey squirrels. Sciurus carolinensis. Journal of Applied Ecology, 57(5), 903-913.
Fielding HR, McKinley TJ, Silk MJ, Delahay RJ, McDonald RA (2019). Contact chains of cattle farms in Great Britain. Royal Society Open Science, 6 Full text.
Swan GJF, Bearhop S, Redpath SM, Silk MJ, Goodwin CED, Inger R, McDonald RA (2019). Evaluating Bayesian stable isotope mixing models of wild animal diet and the effects of trophic discrimination factors and informative priors. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 11(1), 139-149. Full text.
Finn KR, Silk MJ, Porter MA, Pinter-Wollman N (2019). The use of multilayer network analysis in animal behaviour. Animal Behaviour, 149, 7-22. Abstract.  Full text.
Silk MJ, Finn KR, Porter MA, Pinter-Wollman N (2018). Can Multilayer Networks Advance Animal Behavior Research?. Trends in Ecology and Evolution Full text.
Goodwin CED, Suggitt AJ, Bennie J, Silk MJ, Duffy JP, Al-Fulaij N, Bailey S, Hodgson DJ, McDonald RA (2018). Climate, landscape, habitat, and woodland management associations with hazel dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius. population status. Mammal Review, 48(3), 209-223. Full text.
Rozins C, Silk MJ, Croft DP, Delahay RJ, Hodgson DJ, McDonald RA, Weber N, Boots M (2018). Social structure contains epidemics and regulates individual roles in disease transmission in a group-living mammal. Ecology and Evolution Abstract.  Full text.
Silk MJ (2018). The next steps in the study of missing individuals in networks: a comment on Smith et al. (2017). Social Networks, 52, 37-41. Abstract.  Full text.
McDonald JL, Robertson A, Silk MJ (2018). Wildlife disease ecology from the individual to the population: Insights from a long-term study of a naturally infected European badger population. J Anim Ecol, 87(1), 101-112. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Fisher DN, Ilany A, Silk MJ, Tregenza T (2017). Analysing animal social network dynamics: the potential of stochastic actor-oriented models. J Anim Ecol, 86(2), 202-212. 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.
Silk MJ, Fisher DN (2017). Understanding animal social structure: exponential random graph models in animal behaviour research. Animal Behaviour, 132, 137-146. Full text.
Silk MJ, Jackson AL, Croft DP, Colhoun K, Bearhop S (2015). The consequences of unidentifiable individuals for the analysis of an animal social network. Animal Behaviour, 104, 1-11. Abstract.
Silk MJ, Croft DP, Tregenza T, Bearhop S (2014). The importance of fission-fusion social group dynamics in birds. IBIS, 156(4), 701-715. Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Franks DW, Weiss MN, Silk M, Perryman RJY, Croft D (In Press). Calculating effect sizes in animal social network analysis. Methods in Ecology and Evolution Full text.
Weiss M, Franks DW, Brent L, Ellis S, Silk M, Croft D (In Press). Common datastream permutations of animal social network data are not appropriate for hypothesis testing using regression models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution Full text.
Silk M, Crowley S, Woodhead A, Nuno A (In Press). Considering connections between Hollywood and biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology 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.
Hodgson D, Jelbert K, Buss D, McDonald J, Townley S, Franco M, Stott I, Jones O, Salguero Gomez R, Buckley Y, et al (In Press). Demographic amplification is a predictor of invasiveness among plants. Nature Communications Abstract.  Full text.
Silk M, Cant MA, Cafazzo S, Natoli E, McDonald R (In Press). Elevated aggression is associated with uncertainty in a network of dog dominance interactions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Full text.
Wilson-Aggarwal J, Ozella L, Tizzoni M, Cattuto C, Swan G, Moundai T, Silk M, Zingeser J, McDonald RA (In Press). High-resolution contact networks of free-ranging domestic dogs Canis familiaris and implications for transmission of infection. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Full text.
Harrison XA, McDevitt A, Dunn JC, Griffiths S, Benvenuto C, Birtles R, Boubli JP, Bown K, Bridson C, Brooks D, et al (In Press). Host-associated fungal communities are determined by host phylogeny and exhibit widespread associations with the bacterial microbiome.  Abstract.
Silk MJ, Hodgson D, Rozins C, Croft D, Delahay R, Boots M, McDonald R (In Press). Integrating social behaviour, demography and disease dynamics in network models: applications to disease management in declining wildlife populations. Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences Full text.
Weiss M, Franks D, Balcomb K, Ellifrit D, Silk M, Cant M, Croft D (In Press). Modelling cetacean morbillivirus outbreaks in an endangered killer whale population. Biological Conservation Full text.
Silk MJ, Drewe JA, Delahay RJ, Weber N, Steward LC, Wilson-Aggarwal J, Boots M, Hodgson DJ, Croft DP, McDonald RA, et al (In Press). Quantifying direct and indirect contacts for the potential transmission of infection between species using a multilayer contact network. Behaviour Full text.
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.
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.

2020

Silk MJ, McDonald RA, Delahay RJ, Padfield D, Hodgson DJ (2020). CMR. net. : An. r. package to derive networks of social interactions and movement from mark–recapture data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 12(1), 70-75. Full text.
Fielding HR, McKinley TJ, Delahay RJ, Silk MJ, McDonald RA (2020). Characterization of potential superspreader farms for bovine tuberculosis: a review. Vet Med Sci Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Fielding HR, McKinley TJ, Delahay RJ, Silk MJ, McDonald RA (2020). Effects of trading networks on the risk of bovine tuberculosis incidents on cattle farms in Great Britain. Royal Society Open Science, 7(4), 191806-191806. Abstract.  Full text.
Allen A, Guerrero J, Byrne A, Lavery J, Presho E, Courcier EA, O'Keeffe J, Fogarty U, Delahay RJ, Wilson G, et al (2020). Genetic evidence further elucidates the history and extent of badger introductions from Great Britain into Ireland. ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE, 7(4). Author URL.  Full text.
Evans JC, Silk MJ, Boogert NJ, Hodgson DJ (2020). Infected or informed? Social structure and the simultaneous transmission of information and infectious disease. Oikos, 129(9), 1271-1288. Full text.
Kehoe R, Sanders D, Cruse D, Silk M, Gaston KJ, Bridle JR, Veen F (2020). Longer photoperiods through range shifts and artificial light lead to a destabilizing increase in host–parasitoid interaction strength. Journal of Animal Ecology, 89(11), 2508-2516.
Kinsley AC, Rossi G, Silk MJ, VanderWaal K (2020). Multilayer and Multiplex Networks: an Introduction to Their Use in Veterinary Epidemiology. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 7 Abstract.  Full text.
Silk MJ, Harrison XA, Hodgson DJ (2020). Perils and pitfalls of mixed-effects regression models in biology. PeerJ, 8, e9522-e9522. Abstract.  Full text.
McNicol CM, Bavin D, Bearhop S, Bridges J, Croose E, Gill R, Goodwin CED, Lewis J, MacPherson J, Padfield D, et al (2020). Postrelease movement and habitat selection of translocated pine martens Martes martes. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 10(11), 5106-5118. Author URL.  Full text.
Evans JC, Fisher DN, Silk MJ (2020). The performance of permutations and exponential random graph models when analyzing animal networks. Behavioral Ecology, 31(5), 1266-1276. Abstract.  Full text.
McNicol CM, Bavin D, Bearhop S, Ferryman M, Gill R, Goodwin CED, MacPherson J, Silk MJ, McDonald RA (2020). Translocated native pine martens. Martes martes. alter short‐term space use by invasive non‐native grey squirrels. Sciurus carolinensis. Journal of Applied Ecology, 57(5), 903-913.

2019

Fielding HR, McKinley TJ, Silk MJ, Delahay RJ, McDonald RA (2019). Contact chains of cattle farms in Great Britain. Royal Society Open Science, 6 Full text.
Swan GJF, Bearhop S, Redpath SM, Silk MJ, Goodwin CED, Inger R, McDonald RA (2019). Evaluating Bayesian stable isotope mixing models of wild animal diet and the effects of trophic discrimination factors and informative priors. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 11(1), 139-149. Full text.
Finn KR, Silk MJ, Porter MA, Pinter-Wollman N (2019). The use of multilayer network analysis in animal behaviour. Animal Behaviour, 149, 7-22. Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Silk MJ, Finn KR, Porter MA, Pinter-Wollman N (2018). Can Multilayer Networks Advance Animal Behavior Research?. Trends in Ecology and Evolution Full text.
Goodwin CED, Suggitt AJ, Bennie J, Silk MJ, Duffy JP, Al-Fulaij N, Bailey S, Hodgson DJ, McDonald RA (2018). Climate, landscape, habitat, and woodland management associations with hazel dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius. population status. Mammal Review, 48(3), 209-223. Full text.
Rozins C, Silk MJ, Croft DP, Delahay RJ, Hodgson DJ, McDonald RA, Weber N, Boots M (2018). Social structure contains epidemics and regulates individual roles in disease transmission in a group-living mammal. Ecology and Evolution Abstract.  Full text.
Silk MJ (2018). The next steps in the study of missing individuals in networks: a comment on Smith et al. (2017). Social Networks, 52, 37-41. Abstract.  Full text.
McDonald JL, Robertson A, Silk MJ (2018). Wildlife disease ecology from the individual to the population: Insights from a long-term study of a naturally infected European badger population. J Anim Ecol, 87(1), 101-112. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2017

Fisher DN, Ilany A, Silk MJ, Tregenza T (2017). Analysing animal social network dynamics: the potential of stochastic actor-oriented models. J Anim Ecol, 86(2), 202-212. 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.
Silk MJ, Fisher DN (2017). Understanding animal social structure: exponential random graph models in animal behaviour research. Animal Behaviour, 132, 137-146. Full text.

2015

Silk MJ, Jackson AL, Croft DP, Colhoun K, Bearhop S (2015). The consequences of unidentifiable individuals for the analysis of an animal social network. Animal Behaviour, 104, 1-11. Abstract.

2014

Silk MJ, Croft DP, Tregenza T, Bearhop S (2014). The importance of fission-fusion social group dynamics in birds. IBIS, 156(4), 701-715. Author URL.

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