Professor Terry Burke - Publications

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  • Annavi G, Newman C, Dugdale HL, Buesching CD, Sin YW, Burke T, Macdonald DW Neighbouring-group composition and within-group relatedness drive extra-group paternity rate in the European badger (Meles meles). Journal of Evolutionary biology. (in press)
  • Bielby J, Donnelly CA, Pope LC, Burke T, Woodroffe R Badger responses to small-scale culling may compromise targeted control of bovine tuberculosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 111, 9193–9198.
  • Buckland S, Cole NC, Groombridge JJ, Küpper C, Burke T, Dawson DA, Gallagher LE, Harris S (2014) High risks of losing genetic diversity in an endemic Mauritian gecko: implications for conservation. PLoS One 9, e93387 (10.1371/journal.pone.0093387).
  • Ekblom R, Wennekes P, Horsburgh GJ, Burke T Characterisation of the house sparrow (Passer domesticus) transcriptome: a resource for molecular ecology and immunogenetics. Molecular Ecology Resources 14, 636–646. (10.1111/1755-0998.12213)
  • Frantz AC, McDevitt AD, Pope LC, Kochan J, Davison J, Clements CF, Elmeros M, Molina-Vacas G, Ruiz-Gonzalez A, Balestrieri A, Van Den Berge K, Breyne P, Do Linh San E, Argen EO, Suchentrunk F, Schley L, Kowalczyk R, Kostka BI, Cirovic D, Sprem N, Colyn M, Ghirardi M, Racheva V, Braun C, Oliveira R, Lanszki J, Stubbe A, Stubbe M, Stier N, Burke T Re-visiting the phylogeography and demography of European badgers (Meles meles) based on broad sampling, multiple markers and simulations. Heredity (in press)
  • Hsu Y-H, Nakagawa S, Schroeder J, Winney I, Burke T Costly infidelity: Low lifetime fitness of extra-pair offspring in a passerine bird. Evolution. (10.1111/evo.12475)
  • Molina-Morales M, Martinez JG, Martin-Galvez D, Dawson DA, Burke T, Aviles JM Cuckoo hosts shift from accepting to rejecting parasitic eggs across their lifetime. Evolution (in press)
  • Nogueira DM, Pope LC, Burke T, Alves MAS Genetic differentiation over a short water barrier in the Brazilian tanager, Ramphocelus bresilius (Passeriformes: Thraupidae) an endemic species of the Atlantic forest, Brazil. Conservation Genetics 15, 1151-1162 (10.1007/s10592-014-0607-y)
  • Razgour O, Rebelo H, Puechmaille SJ, Juste J, Ibáñez C, Kiefer A, Burke T, Dawson DA, Jones G Scale-dependent effects of landscape variables on gene flow and population fragmentation in the grey long-eared bat, Plecotus austriacus. Diversity and Distributions (10.1111/ddi.12200)
  • Sin YW, Annavi G, Dugdale HL, Newman C, Burke T, Macdonald DW Pathogen burden, co-infection and major histocompatibility complex variability in the European badger (Meles meles). Molecular Ecology (10.1111/mec.12917)
  • Teplitski C, Tarka M, Møller AP, Nakagawa S, Balbontín J, Burke TA, Doutrelant C, Gregoire A, Hansson B, Hasselquist D, Gustafsson L, de Lope F, Marzal A, Mills JA, Wheelwright NT, Yarrall JW, Charmantier A Assessing multivariate constraints to evolution across ten long-term avian studies. PLoS One 9, e90444. (10.1371/journal.pone.0090444)
  • Van Dijk R, Kaden J, Argüelles-Ticó A, Dawson D, Burke T, Hatchwell B Cooperative investment in public goods is kin-directed in communal nests of social birds. Ecology Letters 17, 1141–1148. (10.1111/ele.12320)
  • Westneat DF, Stewart IRK, Bókony V, Liker A, Burke T, Schroeder J, Chastel O, Lendvai AZ, Jensen H, Kvalnes T, Mock D, Schwagmeyer PL, Sorci G Multiple aspects of plasticity in clutch size vary among populations of a globally distributed songbird. Journal of Animal Ecology 83, 876–887. (10.1111/1365-2656.12191)
  • Wright DJ, Spurgin LG, Collar NJ, Komdeur J, Burke T, Richardson DS The impact of translocations on neutral and functional genetic diversity within and among populations of the Seychelles warbler. Molecular Ecology 23, 2165–2177 (10.1111/mec.12740)


  • Barrett ELB, Richardson DS, Burke T, Hammers M, Komdeur J Telomere length and dynamics predict mortality in a wild longitudinal study. Molecular Ecology 22, 249-259. (10.1111/mec.12110)
  • Bristol RM, Tucker R, Groombridge JJ, Dawson DA, Horsburgh G, Frantz AC, Krupa A, Burke T, Prys-Jones RP, Shah NJ Comparison of historical bottleneck effects and genetic consequences of re-introduction in a critically endangered island passerine. Molecular Ecology 22, 4644-4662. (10.1111/mec.12429)
  • Cleasby IR, Nakagawa S, Burke T Providing chicks with extra food lowers male but not female provisioning in the House Sparrow Passer domesticus. Ibis 155, 857-866 (10.1111/ibi.12080)
  • Dawson DA, Ball AD, Spurgin LG, Martin-Galvez D, Stewart IR, Horsburgh GJ, Potter J, Molina-Morales M, Bicknell AW, Preston SA, Ekblom R, Slate J, Burke T High-utility conserved avian microsatellite markers enable parentage and population studies across a wide range of species. BMC Genomics 14, 176. (10.1186/1471-2164-14-176)
  • Farrell LL, Burke T, Slate J, Lank DB a first-generation microsatellite linkage map of the ruff. Ecology and Evolution 3, 4631–4640. (10.1002/ece3.830)
  • Farrell LL, Burke T, Slate J, McRae SB, Lank DB Genetic mapping of the female mimic morph locus in the ruff. BMC Genetics 14, 109. (10.1186/1471-2156-14-109)
  • Frantz AC, Burke T, Zachos FE, Kirschning J, Cellina S, Bertouille S, Mamuris Z, Koutsogiannouli EA Genetic evidence for introgression between domestic pigs and wild boras (Sus scrofa) in Belgium and Luxembourg: A comparative approach with multiple marker systems. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 110, 104–115. (10.1111/bij.12111)
  • Hammers M, Burke T, Richardson DS, Komdeur J The impact of reproductive investment and early-life environmental conditions on senescence: Support for the disposable soma hypothesis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26, 1999–2007. (10.1111/jeb.12204)
  • Lank DB, Farrell LL, Burke T, Piersma T, McRae SB A dominant allele controls development into female mimic male and diminutive female ruffs. Biology Letters 9, 6. (10.1098/rsbl.2013.0653)
  • Molina-Morales M, Martinez JG, Martin-Galvez D, Dawson DA, Rodriguez-Ruiz J, Burke T, Aviles JM Evidence of long-term structured cuckoo parasitism on individual magpie hosts. Journal of Animal Ecology 82, 389-398. (10.1111/1365-2656.12022)
  • Neaves LE, Whitlock R, Piertney SB, Burke T, Butlin RK, Hollingsworth PM Implications of climate change for genetic diversity and evolvability in the UK. Terrestrial Biodiversity Climate Change Impacts Report Card Technical Paper 15, Living with Environmental Change Partnership.
  • Preston SA, Briskie JV, Burke T, Hatchwell BJ Genetic analysis reveals diverse kin-directed routes to helping in the rifleman Acanthisitta chloris. Molecular Ecology 22, 5027-5039 (10.1111/mec.12448)
  • Razgour O, Rebelo H, Beaumont M, Jones G, Burke T, Dawson DA, Juste J, Ibanez C, Kiefer A, Puechmaille SJ, Arlettaz R The shaping of genetic variation in edge-of-range populations under past and future climate change. Ecology Letters 16, 1258-1266. (10.1111/ele.12158)
  • Schroeder J, Cleasby I, Dugdale HL, Nakagawa S, Burke T Social and genetic benefits of parental investment suggest sex differences in selection pressures. Journal of Avian Biology 44, 133-140. (10.1111/j.1600-048X.2012.00010.x)
  • Tollington S, Jones CG, Greenwood A, Tatayah V, Raisin C, Burke T, Dawson DA, Groombridge JJ Long-term, fine-scale temporal patterns of genetic diversity in the restored Mauritius parakeet reveal genetic impacts of management and associated demographic effects on reintroduction programmes. Biological Conservation 161, 28-38. (10.1016/j.biocon.2013.02.013)
  • Vincze O, Kostolanyi A, Székely T, Tico AA, Küpper C, Burke T, AlRashidi M, Amat JA, Figuerola J, Burgas D, Cavitt J, Shobrak M, Montalvo T Local environment but not genetic differentiation influences biparental care in ten plover populations. PLoS One 8, e60998. (10.1371/journal.pone.0060998)
  • Whitlock R, Stewart GB, Goodman SJ, Piertney SB, Butlin RK, Pullin AS, Burke T A systematic review of phenotypic responses to between-population outbreeding. Environmental Evidence 2, 13. (10.1186/2047-2382-2-13)


  • Bicknell AWJ, Knight ME, Bilton D, Reid JB, Burke T, Votier SC Population genetic structure and long-distance dispersal among seabird populations: Implications for colony persistence. Molecular Ecology 21, 2863-2876.
  • Bed’hom B, Vaez M, Coville JL, Gourichon D, Chastel O, Follett S, Burke T, Minvielle F The lavender plumage colour in Japanese quail is associated with a complex mutation in the region of MLPH that is related to differences in growth, feed consumption and body temperature. BMC Genomics 13, 442.
  • Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Krupa AP, Stewart IR, Skjelseth S, Jensen H, Ball AD, Spurgin LG, Mannarelli ME, Nakagawa S, Schroeder J, Vangestel C, Hinten GN, Burke T Microsatellite resources for Passeridae species: a predicted microsatellite map of the house sparrow Passer domesticus. Molecular Ecology Resources 12, 501-523.
  • Ekblom R, Slate J, Horsburgh GJ, Birkhead TR, Burke T Comparison between normalised and un-normalised 454-sequencing libraries for small-scale RNA-seq studies. Comparative and Functional Genomics 2012, 281693, DOI 10.1155/2012/281693.
  • Ekblom R, Farrell LL, Lank DB, Burke T Gene expression divergence and nucleotide differentiation between males of different color morphs and mating strategies in the ruff. Ecology and Evolution 2, 2485-2505.
  • Farrell LL, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Burke T, Lank DB Isolation, characterization and predicted genome locations of ruff (Philomachus pugnax, AVES) microsatellite loci. Conservation Genetics Resources 4, 763-771.
  • Frantz AC, Massei G, Burke T Genetic evidence for past hybridisation between domestic pigs and English wild boars. Conservation Genetics 13, 1355-1364.
  • Hammers M, Richardson DS, Burke T, Komdeur J Age-dependent terminal declines in reproductive output in a wild bird. PLoS One 7, e40413.
  • Jan C, Dawson DA, Altringham JD, Burke T, Butlin RK Development of conserved microsatellite markers of high cross-species utility in bat species (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera, Mammalia). Molecular Ecology Resources 12, 532-548.
  • Koren L, Nakagawa S, Burke T, Soma KK, Wynne-Edwards KE, Geffen E Non-breeding feather concentrations of testosterone, corticosterone and cortisol are associated with subsequent over-winter survival in house sparrows. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 279, 1560-1566.
  • Küpper C, Augustin J, Edwards S, Székely T, Kosztolanyi A, Burke T, Janes DE Triploid plover female provides support for a role of the W chromosome in avian sex determination. Biology Letters 8, 787-789.
  • Küpper C, Edwards S, Kosztolanyi A, Alrashidi M, Burke T, Herrmann P, Argüelles-Tico A, Amat JA, Amezian M, Rocha A, Hötker H, Ivanov A, Chernicko J, Székely T High gene flow on a continental scale in the polyandrous Kentish plover Charadrius alexandrinus. Molecular Ecology 21, 5864–5879.
  • Schroeder J, Burke T, Mannarelli M-E, Dawson DA, Nakagawa S Maternal effects and heritability of annual productivity. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25, 149-156.
  • Schroeder J, Nakagawa S, Cleasby IR, Burke T Passerine birds breeding under chronic noise experience reduced fitness. PLoS One 7, e39200
  • Sin YW, Dugdale HL, Newman C, Macdonald DW, Burke T MHC class II genes in the European badger (Meles meles): characterization, patterns of variation, and transcription analysis. Immunogenetics 64, 313-327.
  • Sin YW, Buesching CD, Burke T, Macdonald DW Molecular characterization of the microbial communities in the subcaudal gland secretion of the European badger (Meles meles). FEMS Microbiological Ecology 81, 648-659.
  • Sin YW, Dugdale HL, Newman C, Macdonald DW, Burke T Evolution of MHC class I genes in the European badger (Meles meles). Ecology and Evolution 2, 1644-1662.


  • Annavi G, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Greig C, Dugdale HL, Newman C, Macdonald DW, Burke T Characterisation of twenty-one European badger (Meles meles) microsatellite loci facilitates the discrimination of second-order relatives. Conservation Genetic Resources 3, 515–518.
  • Cleasby IR, Burke T, Schroeder J, Nakagawa S Food supplements increase nestling survival and adult size, but not growth rate, in the house sparrow (Passer domesticus). BMC Research Notes 4, 431.
  • Dugdale HL, Pope LC, Newman C, Macdonald DW, Burke T Age-specific breeding success in a wild mammalian population: selection, constraint, restraint and senescence. Molecular Ecology 20, 3261–3274.
  • Ekblom R, Stapley J, Ball AD, Birkhead T, Burke T, Slate J Genetic mapping of the major histocompatibility complex in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). Immunogenetics 63, 523–530.
  • Leggett HC, Jones EO, Burke T, Hails RS, Sait SM, Boots M Population genetic structure of the winter moth, Operophtera brumata Linnaeus, in the Orkney Isles suggests long-distance dispersal. Ecological Entomology 36, 318-325.
  • Martín-Gálvez D, Peralta-Sánchez JM, Dawson DA, Martín-Platero AM, Martínez-Bueno M, Burke T, Soler JJ DNA sampling from eggshell swabbing is widely applicable in wild bird populations as demonstrated in 23 species. Molecular Ecology Resources 11, 481–493.
  • Rheindt FE, Székely T, Edwards SV, Lee PLM, Burke T, Kennerley PR, Bakewell DN, Alrashidi M, Kosztolanyi A, Weston MA, Liu WT, Lei WP, Shigeta Y, Javed S, Zefania S, Küpper C Conflict between genetic and phenotypic differentiation: the evolutionary history of a ‘lost and rediscovered’ shorebird. PLoS One 6, e26995.
  • Schrey AW, Grispo M, Awad M, Cook MB, McCoy ED, Mushinsky HR, Albayrak T, Bensch S, Burke T, Butler LK, Dor R, Fokidis HB, Jensen H, Imboma T, Kessler-Rios MM, Marzal A, Stewart IRK, Westerdahl H, Westneat DF, Zehtindjiev P, Martin LB Broad-scale latitudinal patterns of genetic diversity among native European and introduced house sparrow (Passer domesticus) populations. Molecular Ecology 20, 1133–1143.
  • Schroeder J, Cleasby IR, Nakagawa S, Ockendon N, Burke T No evidence for adverse effects on fitness of fitting passive integrated transponders (PITs) in wild house sparrows Passer domesticus. Journal of Avian Biology 42, 271–275.
  • Sin YW, Dugdale HL, Newman C, Macdonald DW, Burke T MHC class II genes in the European badger (Meles meles): characterization, patterns of variation, and transcription analysis. Immunogenetics 1-15.
  • Van de Crommenacker J, Komdeur J, Burke T, Richardson DS Spatio-temporal variation in territory quality and oxidative status: a natural experiment in the Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis). Journal of Animal Ecology 80, 668–680.
  • Watt PJ, Skinner A, Hale M, Nakagawa S, Burke T Small subordinate male advantage in the zebrafish. Ethology 117, 1003–1008.
  • Whitlock R, Bilton MC, Grime JP, Burke T Fine-scale community and genetic structure are tightly linked in species-rich grasslands. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 366, 1346–1357.


Arntzen JW, Burke T, Jehle R Estimating the propagule size of a cryptogenic crested newt population. Animal Conservation, 13, 74-81.

Ball AD, Stapley J, Dawson DA, Birkhead TR, Burke T, Slate J A comparison of SNPs and microsatellites as linkage mapping markers: lessons from the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). BMC Genomics, 11, 218.

Bourke BP, Frantz AC, Lavers CP, Davison A, Dawson DA, Burke T Genetic signatures of population change in the British golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). Conservation Genetics, 11, 1837-1846.

Brouwer L, Barr I, Van de Pol M, Burke T Komdeur J, Richardson DS MHC-dependent survival in a wild population: evidence for hidden genetic benefits gained through extra-pair fertilizations. Molecular Ecology, 19, 3444–3455.

Cleasby IR, Nakagawa S, Gillespie D, Burke T The influence of sex and body size on nestling survival and recruitment in the house sparrow. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 101, 680-688.

Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Küpper C, Stewart IRK, Ball AD, Durrant KL, Hansson B, Bacon I, Bird S, Klein Á, Lee J-W, Martín-Gálvez D, Simeoni M, Smith G, Spurgin LG, Burke T New methods to identify conserved microsatellite loci and develop primer sets of high utility – as demonstrated for birds. Molecular Ecology Resources, 10, 475–494.

Dugdale HL, Nouvellet P, Pope LC, Burke T, Macdonald DW Fitness measures in selection analyses: sensitivity to the overall number of offspring produced in a lifetime. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 23, 282-292.

Durrant KL, Dawson DA, Burke T, Birkhead TR The unusual sperm morphology of the Eurasian bullfinch (Pyrrhula Pyrrhula) is not due to the phenotypic result of genetic reduction. The Auk, 127, 832-840.

Ekblom R, Balakrishnan CN, Burke T, Slate J Digital gene expression analysis of the zebra finch genome. BMC Genomics, 11, 219.

Ekblom R, French L, Slate J, Burke T Evolutionary analysis and expression profiling of zebra finch immune genes. Genome Biol Evol, 2, 781-790.

Frantz AC, Pope LC, Etherington TR, Wilson GJ, Burke T Using isolation-by-distance-based approaches to assess the barrier effect of linear landscape elements on badger (Meles meles) dispersal. Molecular Ecology, 19, 1663-1674.

Frantz AC, Do Linh San E, Pope LC, Burke T Using genetic methods to investigate dispersal in two badger (Meles meles) populations with different ecological characteristics. Heredity, 104, 493-501.

Honer OP, Wachter B, Hofer H, Wilhelm K, Thierer D, Trillmich F, Burke T, East ML The fitness of dispersing spotted hyaena sons is influenced by maternal social status. Nature Communications, 1, 60.

Kuepper C, Kosztola A, Augustin J, Dawson DA, Burke T, Szekely T (2010) Heterozygosity-fitness correlations of conserved microsatellite markers in Kentish plovers Charadrius alexandrinus. Molecular Ecology, 19, 5172–5185.

Lee J-W, Simeoni M, Burke T, Hatchwell BJ The consequences of winter flock demography for genetic structure and inbreeding risk in vinous-throated parrotbills, Paradoxornis webbianus. Heredity, 104, 472-481.

Pillay K, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Perrin MR, Burke T, Taylor TD Twenty-two polymorphic microsatellite loci aimed at detecting illegal trade in the Cape parrot Poicephalus robustus (Psittacidae, AVES). Molecular Ecology Resources, 10, 142-149.

Santure AW, Stapley J, Ball AD, Birkhead TR, Burke T, Slate J(2010) On the use of large marker panels to estimate inbreeding and relatedness: empirical and simulation studies of a pedigreed zebra finch population typed at 771 SNPs. Molecular Ecology, 19, 1439-51.

Stapley J, Birkhead TR, Burke T, Slate J (2010) Pronounced inter and intra-chromosomal variation in linkage disequilibrium across the zebra finch genome. Genome Research, 20, 496-502.

Warren WC, Clayton DF, Ellegren H, Arnold AP & 56 others, J Stapley, J Slate, R Ekblom, T Birkhead, Burke T & 17 Others (2010) The genome of a songbird. Nature, 464, 757-762.

Whitlock R, Grime P, Burke T Genetic variation in plant morphology contributes to the species-level structure of grassland communities. Ecology, 91, 1344–1354.


Allen M, Cossins A, Hall N, Blaxter M, Burke T, Field D (2009) Use of microarrays to study environmentally relevant organisms: a UK perspective. Environmental Research Journal 3, 4. [Reprinted in MK Moretti & LJ Rizzo (eds), Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis, pp 405-420; 2008.]

Arntzen JW, Jehle R, Bardakci F, Burke T, Wallis GP (2009) Asymmetric viability of reciprocal-cross hybrids between crested and marbled newts (Triturus cristatus and T. marmoratus). Evolution, 63, 1191-1202.

East M, Höner OP, Wachter B, Wilhelm K, Burke T, Hofer H (2009) Maternal effects on offspring social status in spotted hyenas. Behavioral Ecology, 20, 478-483.

Evans KL, Gaston KJ, Frantz AC, Simeoni M, Sharp SP, McGowan A, Dawson DA, Walasz K, Partecke J, Burke T, Hatchwell BJ (2009) Independent colonization of multiple urban centres by a formerly forest specialist bird species. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 276, 2403-2410.

Frantz A, Cellina S, Krier A, Schley L, Burke T (2009) Using spatial Bayesian methods to determine the genetic structure of a continuously distributed population: clusters or isolation-by-distance? Journal of Applied Ecology, 46, 493–505.

Frantz AC, Proess R, Burke T, Schley L A genetic assessment of the two remnant populations of the natterjack toad (Bufo calamita) in Luxembourg. Herpetological Journal, 19, 53-59.

Griffith SC, Barr I, Sheldon BC, Rowe LV, & Burke T (2009) Egg patterning is not a reliable indicator of intraspecific brood parasitism in the blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus. Journal of Avian Biology, 40, 337-341.

Groombridge JJ, Dawson DA, Burke T, Prys-Jones R, de L. Brooke M, Shah N (2009) Evaluating the demographic history of the Seychelles kestrel (Falco araea): Genetic evidence for recovery from a population bottleneck following minimal conservation management. Biological Conservation, 142, 2250-2257.

Haussler D, O'Brien SJ, Ryder OA, Barker FK, Clamp M, Crawford AJ, Hanner R, Hanotte O, Johnson WE, McGuire JA, et al Genome 10K: A Proposal to Obtain Whole-Genome Sequence for 10 000 Vertebrate Species. Journal of Heredity, 100, 659-674.

Ibrahim D, Burke T, Ripley B, Osborne C (2009) A molecular phylogeny of the genus Alloteropsis (Panicoideae, Poaceae) suggests an evolutionary reversion from C4 to C3 photosynthesis. Annals of Botany, 103, 127-136.

Kunin WE, Vergeer P, Kenta T, Davey MP, Burke T, Woodward FI, Quick P, Mannarelli ME, Watson-Haigh NS, Butlin R (2009) Variation at range margins across multiple spatial scales: environmental temperature, population genetics and metabolomic phenotype. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 276, 1495–1506.

Küpper C,Augustin J, Kosztolányi A, Burke T, Figuerola J and Székely T (2009) Kentish versus Snowy Plover: Phenotypic and Genetic Analyses of Charadrius alexandrinus Reveal Divergence of Eurasian and American Subspecies. The Auk, 126, 839−852.

Lee JW, Jang BS, Dawson DA, Burke T, Hatchwell BJ Fine-scale genetic structure and its consequence in breeding aggregations of a passerine bird. Molecular Ecology, 18, 2728–2739.

Lee JW, Kim MS, Burke T, Hatchwell BJ Extrapair paternity in a flock-living passerine, the vinous-throated parrotbill Paradoxornis webbianus. Journal of Avian Biology, 40, 469-474.

Martin-Galvez D, Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Burke T Isolation, characterization and chromosome locations of polymorphic black-billed magpie Pica pica (Corvidae, AVES) microsatellite loci. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9, 1506-1512.

Ockendon N, Burke T & Griffith SC (2009) Extrapair paternity in an insular population of house sparrows following the experimental introduction of individuals from the mainland. Behavioral Ecology, 20, 305-312.

Woodroffe R, Donnelly CA, Wei G, Cox DR, Bourne FJ, Burke T, Butlin RK, Cheeseman CL, Gettinby G, Gilks P, Hedges S, Jenkins HE, Johnston WT, McInerney JP, Morrison WI, Pope LC (2009) Social group size affects Mycobacterium bovis infection in European badgers (Meles meles). Journal of Animal Ecology, 78, 818-827.


Allen M, Cossins A, Hall N, Blaxter M, Burke T, Field D Use of microarrays to study environmentally relevant organisms: a UK perspective. In Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis (Eds MK Moretti & LJ Rizzo) Nova Science Publishers, pp 405-420.

Douaud M, Fève K, Gerus M, Fillon V, Bardes S, Gourichon D, Dawson DA, Hanotte O, Burke T, Vignoles F, Morisson M, Tixier-Boichard M, Vignal A, Pitel F Addition of the microchromosome GGA25 to the chicken genome sequence assembly through radiation hybrid and genetic mapping. BMC Genomics 9, 129.

Dugdale H, Macdonald D, Pope L, Johnson P, Burke T Reproductive skew and relatedness in social groups of European badgers, Meles meles. Molecular Ecology 17, 1815-1827.

Frentiu FD, Clegg SM, Chittock J, Burke T , Blows MW, Owens IPF Pedigree-free animal models: the relatedness matrix reloaded Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 275, 639-647.

Hale MC, Jensen H, Birkhead TR, Burke T, Slate J (2008) A comparison of synteny and gene order on the homologue of chicken chromosome 7 between two passserine species and between passerines and chicken. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 121, 120-129.

Höner OP, Wachter B, East ML, Jurgen Streich W, Wilhelm K, Burke T, Hofer H Do female hyaenas choose mates based on tenure? – reply to Van Horn et al. Nature 454, E1-E2.

Huck M, Frantz AC, Dawson DA, Burke T and Roper T Low genetic variability, female biased dispersal and high movement rates in an urban population of Eurasian badgers (Meles meles). Journal of Animal Ecology 77, 905-915.

Kenta T, Gratten J, Hinten G, Slate J, Butlin RK, Burke T Multiplex SNP-SCALE: a cost-effective medium-throughput SNP genotyping method. Molecular Ecology Resources 8, 1230-1238.

Küpper C, Burke T, Szekely T, Dawson DA (2008) Enhanced cross-species utility of conserved microsatellite markers in shorebirds. BMC Genomics. 9, 502.

Meares K, Horsburgh GJ, Dawson DA, Perrin M, Burke T, Taylor T Characterisation of 14 blue crane Grus paradisea (Gruidae, AVES) microsatellite loci for use in detecting illegal trade. Conservation Genetics 9, 1363-1367.

Nadeau NJ, Minvielle F, Ito S, Inoue-Murayama M, Gourichon D, Follett SA, Burke T and Mundy NI Characterization of Japanese quail yellow as a genomic deletion upstream of the avian homologue of the mammalian ASIP (agouti) gene. BMC Genetics 178, 777-786.

Nakagawa S & Burke T The mask of seniority? A neglected age indicator in house sparrows, Passer domesticus. Journal of Avian Biology 39, 222-225.

Nakagawa S, Lee J, Woodward B, Hatchwell B, Burke T Differential selection according to the degree of cheating in a status signal. Biology Letters 4, 667-669.

Phillimore AB, Owens IPF, Black RA, Chittock J, Burke T and Clegg SM Complex patterns of genetic and phenotypic divergence in an island bird and the consequences for delimiting conservation units. Molecular Ecology 17, 2839-2853.

Pizzari T, Worley K, Burke T, Froman DP (2008) Sperm competition dynamics: ejaculate fertilising efficiency changes differentially with time. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 8, 332.

Stapley J, Birkhead T, Burke T, Slate J A linkage map of the zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata provides new insight into avian genome evolution. Genetics 179, 651-667.

Vaez M, Follett SA, Bed'hom B, Gourichon D, Tixier-Boichard M and Burke T A single point-mutation within the melanophilin gene causes the lavender plumage colour dilution phenotype in the chicken BMC Genetics 9, 7.

Whitlock R, Hipperson H, Mannarelli ME, Butlin RK, Burke T An objective rapid and reproducible method for genotyping AFLP fingerprints that minimises genotyping error. Molecular Ecology Notes 8, 725–735.

Whitlock R, Hipperson H, Mannarelli M, Burke T A high-throughput protocol for extracting high-purity genomic DNA from plants and animals. Molecular Ecology Resources 8, 736–741.


Dawson DA, Akesson M, Burke T, Pemberton JM, Slate J, Hansson B Gene order and recombination rate in homologous chromosome regions of the chicken and a passerine bird. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24 1537-1552.

Dugdale HL, Macdonald DW, Pope LC and Burke T Polygynandry, extra-group paternity and mutiple-paternity litters in European badger (Meles meles) social groups. Molecular Ecology 16, 5294-5306.

Ekstrom JMM, Burke T, Randrianaina L & Birkhead TR Unusual sex roles in a highly promiscuous parrot: the greater vasa parrot Caracopsis vasa. Ibis 149, 313–320.

Griffith SC, Dawson DA, Jensen H, Ockendon N, Greig C, Neumann K, Burke T Fourteen polymorphic microsatellite loci characterized in the house sparrow Passer domesticus (Passeridae, Aves). Molecular Ecology Notes 7, 333–336.

Höner OP, Wachter B, East ML, Streich WJ, Wilhelm K, Burke T & Hofer H Female mate choice drives the evolution of male-biased dispersal in a social mammal. Nature 448 798-801.

Jehle R, Sztatecsny M, Wolf JBW, Whitlock A, Hödl W & Burke T Genetic dissimilarity predicts paternity in the smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris). Biology Letters 3 526-52.

Komdeur J, Burke T, Richardson DS. Explicit experimental evidence for the effectiveness of proximity as mate guarding behaviour in reducing extra-pair fertilization in the Seychelles warbler. Molecular Ecology 16 3679-3688

Küpper C, Horsburgh G, Dawson D, French-Constant R, Szekely T, Burke T Characterization of 36 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the Kentish plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) including two sex-linked loci and their amplification in four other Charadrius species. Molecular Ecology Notes 7 35-39.

Martin-Galvez D, Soler JS, Martinez JG, Krupa AP, Soler M, Burke T, Cuckoo parasitism and productivity in different mapgie subpopulations predict frequencies of the 457 bp allele. Evolution 61 2340-2348.

Nadeau NJ, Burke T, Mundy NI Evolution of an avian pigmentation gene correlates with a measure of sexual selection. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 274 1807-1813.

Nakagawa S, Ockendon N, Gillespie D, Hatchwell BJ, Burke T, Does the badge of status influence parental care and investment in house sparrow? An experimental test. Behavioural Ecology 18 831-840.

Nakagawa S, Ockendon N, Gillespie D, Hatchwell BJ, Burke T, Assessing the function of house sparrows´ bib size using a flexible meta-analysis method. Oecologia 153 749-760.

Nakagawa S, Gillespie D, Hatchwell BJ, Burke T Predictable males and unpredictable females: sex difference in repeatability of care in a wild bird population. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20 1674-1681.

Pope L, Butlin RK, Wilson GJ, Woodroffe R, Erven K, Conyers CM, Franklin T, Delahay RJ, Cheeseman CL, Burke T Genetic evidence that culling increases badger movement: implications for the spread of bovine TB. Molecular Ecology 16, 4919-4929.

Richardson DS, Burke T , Komdeur J Grandparent helpers: the adaptive significance of older, post-dominant helpers in the Seychelles Warbler. Evolution 61, 2790-2800

Simeoni M, Dawson DA, Ross DJ, Chaline N, Burke T, Hatchwell BJ Characterisation of 20 microsatellite loci in the long-talied tit Aegithalos caudatus (Aegithalidae, AVES). Molecular Ecology Notes 7 1319-1322.

Whitlock R, Grime JP, Booth R, Burke T The role of genotypic diversity in determining grassland community structure under constant environmental conditions. Journal of Ecology 95 895-907.


Bouwman K, Burke T, Komdeur J How female reed buntings benefit from extra-pair mating behaviour: testing hypotheses through patterns of paternity in sequential broods. Molecular Ecology 15, 2589–2600.

Burke T Conservation genetics – a maturing discipline. In: The Conservation of Genetic Diversity: Science and Policy Needs in a Changing World (Eds Gregory A, Burke T, Ferris R, Robson J, Smithers R, Whitlock R), pp. 18–21. JNCC, Peterborough.

Dawson D A, Burke T, Hansson B, Pandhal J, Hale M, Hinten G, Slate J A predicted microsatellite map of the passerine genome based on chicken–passerine sequence similarity. Molecular Ecology 15, 1299–1320.

Frantz AC, Pourtois J, Heuertz M, Schley L, Flamand M, Krier A, Bertouille S, Chaumont F, Burke T Genetic structure and assignment tests demonstrate illegal translocation of red deer (Cervus elaphus) into a continuous population. Molecular Ecology 15, 3191–3203.

Gregory A, Burke T, Ferris R, Robson J, Smithers R, Whitlock R (Eds) The Conservation of Genetic Diversity: Science and Policy Needs in a Changing World. JNCC, Peterborough.

Hadfield JD, Richardson DS, Burke T Towards unbiased parentage assignment: combining genetic, behavioural and spatial data in a Bayesian framework. Molecular Ecology 15, 3715–3730.

Komdeur J, Richardson D, Burke T Fitness consequences of cooperative breeding in the Seychelles warbler. Acta Zoologica Sinica, 52, 257–261.

Martin-Galvez D, Soler JJ, Martinez J, Krupa A, Richard M, Soler M, Møller AP, Burke T A quantitative trait locus for recognition of foreign eggs in the host of a brood parasite. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19, 543–550.

Pope L C, Domingo-Roura X, Erven K, Burke T Isolation by distance and gene flow in the Eurasian badger (Meles meles) at both a local and broad scale. Molecular Ecology 15, 371–386.

Stewart I, Hanschu R, Burke T, Westneat D Tests of ecological, phenotypic, and genetic correlates of extra-pair paternity in the house sparrow. Condor 108, 399–413.

Sztatecsny M, Jehle R, Burke T, Hoedl W Female polyandry under male harassment: the case of the common toad (Bufo bufo). Journal of Zoology 270, 517–522.


Carpenter PJ, Pope LC, Greig C, Dawson DA, Rogers LM, Erven K, Wilson GJ, Delahay RJ, Cheeseman CL, Burke T Mating system of the Eurasian badger, Meles meles, in a high density population. Molecular Ecology 14, 273–284.

Dawson DA, Chittock JC, Jehle R, Whitlock A, Nogueira D, Pellatt J, Birkhead T, Burke T Identification of 13 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata (Passeridae, Aves). Molecular Ecology Notes 5, 298–301.

Dawson DA, Hunter FM, Pandhal J, Buckland R, Parham A, Jones IL, Bradshaw M, Jehle R, Burke T Assessment of 17 new whiskered auklet (Aethia pygmaea) loci. Molecular Ecology Notes 5, 285–297.

Jehle R, Wilson GA, Arntzen JW, Burke T Contemporary gene flow and the spatio-temporal genetic structure of subdivided newt populations (Triturus cristatus, T. marmoratus) Journal of Evolutionary Biology 18, 619–628.

Jehle R, Burke T, Arntzen J Delineating fine-scale genetic units in amphibians: Probing the primacy of ponds. Conservation Genetics 6, 227–234.

Richardson DS, Komdeur J, Burke T, von Schantz T MHC-based patterns of social and extra-pair mate choice in the Seychelles warbler. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 272, 759–767.

Wenseleers T, Badcock NS, Erven K, Tofilski A, Nascimento FS, Hart AG, Burke TA, Archer ME, Ratnieks FL A test of worker policing theory in an advanced eusocial wasp, Vespula rufa. Evolution 59, 1306–1314.


Birkhead TR, Châline N, Biggins JD, Burke T, Pizzari T Nontransitivity of paternity in a bird. Evolution 58, 416–420.

Châline N, Ratnieks FLW, Raine NE, Badcock NS, Burke T Non-lethal sampling of honey bee, Apis mellifera, DNA using wing tips. Apidologie 35, 311–318.

Komdeur J, Richardson DS, Burke T Experimental evidence that kin discrimination in the Seychelles warbler is based on association and not on genetic relatedness. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 271, 963–969.

Mee A, Whitfield DP, Thompson DBA, Burke T Extrapair paternity in the common sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucos, revealed by DNA fingerprinting. Animal Behaviour 67, 333–342.

Nakagawa S, Gemmell NJ, Burke T Measuring vertebrate telomeres: applications and limitations. Molecular Ecology 13, 2523–2533.

Richardson DS, Komdeur J, Burke T Inbreeding in the Seychelles warbler: environment-dependent maternal effects. Evolution 58, 2037–2048.


Berg P, Dawson D, Pandhal J, Kirkendall L, Burke T Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from two inbreeding bark beetle species (Coccotrypes). Molecular Ecology Notes 3, 270–273.

Carpenter PJ, Dawson DA, Greig C, Parham A, Cheeseman CL, Burke T Isolation of 39 polymorphic microsatellite loci and the development of a fluorescently labelled marker set for the Eurasian badger (Meles meles) (Carnivora: Mustelidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 3, 610–615.

Davies NB, Butchart SHM, Burke TA, Châline N, Stewart IR Reed warblers guard against cuckoos and cuckoldry. Animal Behaviour 65, 285–295.

Domingo-Roura X, Macdonald DW, Roy MS, Marmi J, Terradas J, Woodroffe R, Burke T, Wayne RK Confirmation of low genetic diversity and multiple breeding females in a social group of Eurasian badgers from microsatellite and field data. Molecular Ecology 12, 533–539.

East ML, Burke T, Wilhelm K, Greig C, Hofer H Sexual conflicts in spotted hyenas: male and female mating tactics and their reproductive outcome with respect to age, social status and tenure. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 270, 1247–1254.

Evans LM, Dawson DA, Wall R, Burke T, Stevens J Isolation of Psoroptes scab mite microsatellite markers (Acari: Psoroptidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 3, 420–424.

Frantz AC, Pope LC, Carpenter PJ, Roper T J, Wilson G J, Delahay R J, Burke T Reliable microsatellite genotyping of the Eurasian badger (Meles meles) using faecal DNA. Molecular Ecology 12, 1649–1661.

Frentiu FD, Lange CL, Burke T, Owens IPF Isolation of microsatellite loci in the Capricorn silvereye, Zosterops lateralis chlorocephalus (Aves: Zosteropidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 3, 462–464.

Hillel J, Groenen MAM, Tixier-Boichard M, Korol AB, Lior D, Kirzhner VM, Burke T, Barre-Dirie A, Crooijmans RPMA, Elo K, Feldman MW, Freidlin PJ, Mäki-Tanila A, Oortwijn M, Thomson P, Vignal A, Wimmers K, Weigend S Biodiversity of 52 chicken populations assessed by microsatellite typing of DNA pools. Genetics Selection Evolution 35, 533–557.

Jump AS, Woodward FI, Burke T Cirsium species show disparity in patterns of genetic variation at their range-edge, despite similar patterns of reproduction and isolation. New Phytologist 160, 359–370.

Martinez JG, Burke T Microsatellite typing of sperm trapped in the perivitelline layers of avian eggs: a cautionary note. Journal of Avian Biology 34, 20–24.

Richardson DS, Burke T Komdeur J Sex–specific associative learning cues and inclusive fitness benefits in the Seychelles warbler. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 16, 854–861.

Richardson DS, Komdeur J, Burke T Altruism and infidelity among warblers. Nature 422, 580.

Wilhelm K, Dawson DA, Gentle LK, Horsfield GF, Schlötterer C, Greig C, East M, Hofer H, Tautz D, Burke T Characterization of spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta microsatellite loci. Molecular Ecology Notes 3, 360–362.

Wilson GJ, Frantz AC, Pope LC, Roper TJ, Burke AT, Cheeseman CL, Delahay RJ Estimation of badger (Meles meles) abundance using faecal DNA typing. Journal of Applied Ecology 40, 658–666.


Châline N, Ratnieks FLW, Burke T (2002) Anarchy in the UK: Detailed analysis of worker reproduction in a naturally-occuring British anarchistic honeybee, Apis mellifera, colony using microsatellite markers. Molecular Ecology, 11, 1795-1803.

Krupa AP, Jehle R, Dawson DA, Gentle LK, Gibbs M, Arntzen JW, Burke T (2002) Microsatellite loci in the crested newt (Triturus cristatus), and their utility in other newt taxa. Conservation Genetics, 3, 87-89.

Hatchwell BJ, Ross DJ, Chaline N, Fowlie MK, Burke T (2002) Parentage in the cooperative breeding system of long-tailed tits Aegithalos caudatus. Animal Behaviour, 64, 55-63.

Jump AS, Dawson DA, James CM, Woodward FI, Burke T (2002) Isolation of polymorphic microsatellites in the stemless thistle (Cirsium acaule) and their utility in other Cirsium species. Molecular Ecology Notes, 2 589-592.

Lank DB, Smith CM, Hanotte O, Ohtonen A, Bailey S, Burke T (2002) High frequency of polyandry in a lek mating system. Behavioral Ecology, 13, 209-215.


Dawson DA, Darby S, Hunter FM, Krupa AP, Jones IL, Burke T (2001) A critique of CHD-based molecular sexing protocols illustrated by a Z-chromosome polymorphism detected in auklets. Molecular Ecology Notes, 1, 201-204.

Jehle R, Arntzen JW, Burke TA, Krupa A & W Hödl (2001) The annual number of breeding adults and the effective population size of syntopic newts (Triturus cristatus, T. marmoratus). Molecular Ecology, 10, 839-850.

Leech DI, Hartley IR, Stewart IRK, Griffith SC, Burke T (2001) No effect of parental quality or extrapair paternity on brood sex ratio in the blue tit (Parus caeruleus). Behavioural Ecology, 12, 674-680.

Nicholls EH, Burke T, Birkhead TR (2001) Ejaculate allocation by male sand martins, Riparia riparia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 268 1265-1270.

Otter KA, Stewart IRK, McGregor PK, Terry AMR., Dabelsteen T, Burke T (2001). Extra-pair paternity among great tits Parus major following manipulation of male signals. Journal of Avian Biology, 32, 338-344.

Petrie M, Schwabl H, Brande-Lavridson N, Burke T (2001) Sex differences in avian yolk hormone levels. Nature, 412, 498.

Richardson DS, Burke T (2001). Extra-pair paternity and variance in reproductive success related to breeding density in Bullock's orioles. Animal Behaviour, 62 (3), 519-525.

Richardson DS, Jury FL, Blaakmeer K, Komdeur J, Burke T. (2001) Parentage assignment and extra-group paternity in a cooperative breeder: the Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis). Molecular Ecology, 10 (9), 2263-2273.

Rosenberg NA, Burke T, Elo K, Feldman MW, Freidlin PJ, Groenen MAM, Hillel J, Mäki-Tanila A, Tixier-Boichard M, Vignal A, Wimmers K, and Weigend S (2001) Empirical evaluation of genetic clustering methods using multilocus genotypes from 20 chicken breeds, Genetics, 159, 699-713.

Scribner KT, Artzen JW, Burke T, Cruddace N, Oldham RS (2001) Environmental correlates of toad abundance and population genetic diversity. Biological Conservation, 98, 201-210.

Winterbottom M, Burke T, Birkhead TR (2001). The phalloid organ, orgasm and sperm competition in a polygynandrous bird: the red-billed buffalo weaver (Bubalornis niger). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 50 (5), 474-482.


Birkhead T, Schwabl H, Burke T (2000) Testosterone and maternal effects - integrating mechanisms and function. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 15, 86-87.

Currie D, Thompson, DBA, Burke T (2000). Patterns of territory settlement and consequences for breeding success in the wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe. Ibis, 142 (3): 389-398.

Dawson DA, Hanotte O, Greig C, Stewart IRK, Burke T (2000) Polymorphic microsatellites in the blue tit Parus caeruleus and their cross-species utility in 20 songbird families. Molecular Ecology, 9, 1941-1944.

Groenen MAM., Cheng HH, Bumstead N, Benkel BF, Briles WE, Burke T, Burt DW, Crittenden LB, Dodgson J, Hillel J, Lamont S, Ponce de Leon A, Soller M, Takahashi H, Vignal, A (2000). A consensus linkage map of the chicken genome. Genome Research, 10, 137-147.

Henderson IG, Hart PJB, Burke T (2000). Strict monogamy in a semi-colonial passerine: the jackdaw Corvus monedula. Journal of Avian Biology, 31, 177-182.

Richardson DS, Jury FL, Dawson DA, Salguiero P, Komdeur J, Burke T. (2000) Fifty Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis) microsatellite loci polymorphic in Sylviidae species and their cross-species amplification in other passerine birds. Molecular Ecology, 9, 2226-2231.

Rowe G, Beebee TJC, Burke T (2000). A microsatellite analysis of natterjack toad, Bufo calamita, metapopulations. Oikos, 88, 641-651.

Rowe G, Beebee T, Burke T (2000). A further four polymorphic microsatellite loci in the natterjack toad Bufo calamita.Conservation Genetics, 1, 371-372.

Schmid M, Nanda I, Guttenbach M, Steinlein C, Hoehn H, Schartl M, Haaf T, Weigend S, Fries R, Buerstedde J-M, Wimmers K, Burt DW, Smith J, A'Hara S, Law A, Griffin DK, Bumstead N, Kaufman J, Thomson PA, Burke T, Groenen MAM , Crooijmans RPMA, Vignal A, Fillon V, Morisson M, Pitel F, Tixier-Boichard M, Ladjali-Mohammedi K, Hillel J, Mäki-Tanila A, Cheng HH , Delany ME, Burnside J, Mizuno S (2000). First report on chicken genes and chromosomes 2000. Cytogenet Cell Genet, 90, 169-218.


Birkhead TR, Martinez JG, Burke T, Froman DP (1999) Sperm mobility determines the outcome of sperm competition in the domestic fowl. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B, 266, 1759-1764.

Currie D, Burke T, Krupa A, Thompson DBA (1999) The effect of experimental male removals on extrapair paternity in the wheatear, Oenanthe oenanthe. Animal Behaviour, 57, 145-152.

Griffith SC, Owens IPF, Burke T (1999) Environmental determination of a sexually selected trait. Nature, 400, 358-360.

Griffith SC, Owens IPF, Burke T (1999) Female choice and annual reproductive success favour less-ornamented male house sparrows. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, 266, 765-770.

Griffith SC, Stewart IRK, Dawson DA, Owens IPF, Burke T (1999) Contrasting levels of extra-pair paternity in mainland and island populations of the house sparrow (Passer domesticus): is there an `island effect´? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 68, 303-316.

Hartley IR, Griffith S, Wilson K, Shepherd M, Burke T (1999) Nestling sex ratios in the polygynously breeding corn bunting, Miliaria calandra. Journal of Avian Biology, 30, 7-14.

King TL, Burke T (1999) Special issue on gene conservation: identification and management of gene diversity. Molecular Ecology, 8, S1-S3.

Martinez J, Soler J, Soler M, Møller AP, Burke T (1999) Comparative population structure and gene flow of a brood parasite, the great spotted cuckoo (Clamator glandarius) and its primary host, the magpie (Pica pica). Evolution, 53, 269-278.

McConnell SKJ, Dawson DA, Wardle A, Burke T (1999) The isolation and mapping of 19 tetranucleotide microsatellite markers in the chicken. Animal Genetics, 30, 183-189.

Morisson M, Plisson-Petit F, Dawson D, Pitel F, Fillon V, Gellin J, Burke T, Vignal A (1999) 33 novel characterised chicken microsatellite loci: 20 new locations on reference maps. Animal Genetics, 30, 391-393.

Petrie M, Krupa A, Burke T (1999) Peacocks lek with relatives even in the absence of social and environmental cues. Nature, 401, 155-157.

Richardson DS, Burke T (1999) Extra-pair paternity in relation to male age in Bullock's orioles. Molecular Ecology, 8, 2115- 2126.

Rowe G, Beebee T, Burke T (1999) Microsatellite heterozygosity, fitness and demography in natterjack toads Bufo calamita. Animal Conservation, 2, 85-92.

Wardle A, Dawson D, Gibbs M, Parham A, Burke T (1999) Further development of chicken microsatellite loci: 21 markers mapped. Animal Genetics, 30, 238-241.

Winterbottom M, Burke T, Birkhead TR (1999) A stimulating phalloid organ in a weaver bird. Nature, 399, 28.


Beebee TJC, Rowe G, Burke T (1998) Archive contributions to a molecular phylogeography of the toad Bufo calamita in Britain. Biochemical Genetics, 36, 219-228.

Bruford MW, Hanotte O, Brookfield JFY, Burke T (1998) Multilocus and single-locus DNA fingerprinting. In Molecular Genetic Analysis of Populations: A Practical Approach (ed. Hoelzel AR), pp. 225-269. IRL Press, Oxford.

Currie DR, Burke T, Whitney RL, Thompson DBA (1998) Male and female behaviour and extra-pair paternity in the wheatear. Animal Behaviour, 55, 689-703.

Dawson D, McConnell S, Wardle A, Gibbs M, Burke T (1998) Characterizaton and mapping of fifteen novel chicken microsatellite loci. Animal Genetics, 29, 159-160.

Gilbert L, Burke T, Krupa A (1998) No evidence for extra-pair paternity in the western gull. Molecular Ecology, 7, 1549-1552.

Kimwele CN, Graves JA, Burke T, Hanotte O (1998) Development of microsatellite markers for parentage typing of chicks in the ostrich Struthio camelus. Molecular Ecology, 7, 247-255.

King TM, Hanotte O, Burke T, Wallis GP (1998) Characterisation of four microsatellite loci in tree weta (Orthoptera: Stenopelmatidae): their potential usefulness for the study of Hemideina. Molecular Ecology, 7, 663-664.

Martinez JG, Burke T, Dawson D, Soler JJ, Møller AP (1998) Microsatellite typing reveals mating patterns in the brood parasitic great spotted cuckoo (Clamator glandarius). Molecular Ecology, 7, 289-298.

Martinez JG, Soler JJ, Soler M, Burke T (1998) Spatial patterns of egg laying and multiple parasitism in a brood parasite: a non-territorial system in the great spotted cuckoo (Clamator glandarius). Oecologia, 117, 286-294.

Miyaki C, Matioli S, Burke T, Wajntal A (1998) Parrot evolution and paleogeographical events: mitochondrial DNA evidence. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 15, 544-551.

Rowe G, Beebee T, Burke T (1998) Phylogeography of the natterjack toad Bufo calamita in Britain: genetic differentiation of native and translocated populations. Molecular Ecology, 7, 751-760.


Double MC, Dawson D, Burke T, Cockburn A (1997) Finding the fathers in the least faithful bird: a microsatellite-based genotyping system for the superb fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus. Molecular Ecology, 6, 691-693.

Gibbs M., Dawson DA, McCamley C, Wardle AF, Armour JAL, Burke T (1997). Chicken microsatellite markers isolated from libraries enriched for simple tandem repeats. Animal Genetics, 28, 401-417.

Hanotte O, Pugh A, Maücher C, Dawson D, Burke T (1997) Nine novel chicken microsatellite loci and their utility in other Galliformes. Animal Genetics, 28, 311-313.

Rowe G, Beebee TJC, Burke T (1997) PCR primers for polymorphic microsatellites in the anuran amphibian Bufo calamita. Molecular Ecology, 6, 401-402.

Scribner KT, Arntzen JW, Burke T (1997) Effective number of breeding adults in Bufo bufo estimated from age-specific variation at minisatellite loci. Molecular Ecology,6, 701-712

Taberlet P, Camarra JJ, Griffin S, Uhres E, Hanotte O, Waits LP, Dubois-Paganon C, Burke T, Bouvet J (1997) Noninvasive genetic tracking of the endangered Pyrenean brown bear population. Molecular Ecology, 6, 869-876.

Thomaz D, Beall E, Burke T (1997) Alternative reproductive tactics in Atlantic salmon: factors affecting mature parr success. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, 264, 219-226.


Alatalo RV, Burke T, Dann J, Hanotte O, Hoglund J, Lundberg A, Mass R, Rintamaki PT (1996) Paternity, copulation disturbance and female choice in lekking black grouse. Animal Behaviour, 52, 861-873.

Burke T, Hanotte O, Van Pijlen IA (1996) Minisatellite analysis in conservation genetics. In Molecular Genetics in Conservation (ed. Smith TB, Wayne RK), pp. 251-277. Oxford University Press, New York.

McRae SB, Burke T (1996) Intraspecific brood parasitism in the moorhen: parentage and parasite-host relationships determined by DNA fingerprinting. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 38, 115-129.


Gibbs M, Dawson D, McCamley C, Burke T (1995) Ten novel chicken dinucleotide repeat polymorphisms. Animal Genetics, 26, 443-444.

Hartley IR, Davies NB, Hatchwell BJ, Desrochers A, Nebel D, Burke T (1995) The polygynandrous mating system of the alpine accentor Prunella collaris. II. Multiple paternity and parental effort. Animal Behaviour, 49, 789-803.

Lank DB, Smith CM, Hanotte O, Burke T, Cooke F (1995) Genetic polymorphism for alternative mating behaviour in lekking male ruff Philomachus pugnax. Nature, 378, 59-62.

Miyaki CY, Hanotte O, Wajntal A, Burke T (1995) DNA fingerprinting in the endangered parrot Aratinga guarouba and other Aratinga species. Brazilian Journal of Genetics, 18, 405-411.

Owens IPF, Dixon A, Burke T, Thompson DBA (1995) Strategic paternity assurance in the sex-role reversed Eurasian dotterel - behavioural and genetic evidence. Behavioral Ecology, 6, 14-21.

Van Pijlen IA, Amos B, Burke T (1995) Patterns of genetic variability at individual minisatellite loci in minke whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata populations in three different oceans. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 12, 459-472.

Wetton JH, Burke T, Parkin DT, Cairns E (1995) Single-locus DNA fingerprinting reveals that male reproductive success increases with age through extra-pair paternity in the house sparrow (Passer domesticus). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, 260, 91-98.


Bruford MW, Burke T (1994) Minisatellite markers in the chicken genome. I. Distribution and abundance of minisatellites in multilocus DNA fingerprints. Animal Genetics, 25, 381-389.

Bruford MW, Hanotte O, Burke T (1994) Minisatellite markers in the chicken genome. II. Isolation and characterization of minisatellite loci. Animal Genetics, 25, 391-399.

Burke T (1994) Special Issue on Conservation Genetics: Introduction. Molecular Ecology, 3, i-ii.

Burke T (1994) Spots before the eyes: molecular ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 9, 355-357.

Dixon A, Ross D, O'Malley SLC, Burke T (1994) Paternal investment inversely related to degree of extra-pair paternity in the reed bunting. Nature, 371, 698-700.

Hanotte O, Zanon C, Pugh A, Greig C, Dixon A, Burke T (1994) Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in a passerine bird: the reed bunting Emberiza schoeniclus. Molecular Ecology, 3, 529-530.

Owens IPF, Burke T, Thompson DBA (1994) Extraordinary sex-roles in the Eurasian dotterel: female mating arenas, female-female competition and female mate choice. American Naturalist, 144, 76-100.

Scribner KT, Arntzen JW, Burke T (1994) Comparative analysis of intra- and interpopulation genetic diversity in Bufo bufo, using allozyme, single-locus microsatellite, minisatellite, and multilocus minisatellite data. Molecular Biology and Evolution,11, 737-748.

Sheldon BC, Burke T (1994) Copulation behaviour and paternity in the chaffinch. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 34, 149-156.

Verheyen GR, Kempenaers B, Burke T, Van den Broeck M, Van Broeckhoven C, Dhondt A (1994) Identification of hypervariable single locus minisatellite DNA probes in the blue tit Parus caeruleus. Molecular Ecology, 3, 137-143.


Hartley IR, Shepherd M, Robson T, Burke T (1993) Reproductive success of polygynous male corn buntings as confirmed by DNA fingerprinting. Behavioral Ecology, 4, 310-317.

Heg D, Ens BJ, Burke T, Jenkins L, Kruijt JP (1993) Why does the typically monogamous oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) engage in extra-pair copulations? Behaviour, 126, 247-290.

Miyaki CY, Hanotte O, Wajntal A, Burke T (1993) Characterization and applications of multilocus DNA fingerprints in Brazilian endangered macaws. In DNA Fingerprinting: State of the Science (ed. Pena SDJ, Chakraborty R, Epplen JT, Jeffreys AJ), pp. 395-401. Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel.

Pinxten R, Hanotte O, Eens M, Verheyen R, Dhondt A, Burke T (1993) Extra-pair paternity and intraspecific brood parasitism in the European starling Sturnus vulgaris: evidence from DNA fingerprinting. Animal Behaviour, 45, 795-809.


Bruford MW, Hanotte O, Brookfield JFY, Burke T (1992) Single-locus and multilocus DNA fingerprinting. In Molecular Genetic Analysis of Populations: A Practical Approach (ed. Hoelzel AR), pp. 225-269. IRL Press, Oxford.

Burke T (1992) Small, green and different. Nature, 355, 775-776.

Burke T, Rainey WE, White TJ (1992) Molecular variation and ecological problems. In Genes in Ecology. 33rd Symposium of the British Ecological Society (ed. Berry RJ, Crawford TJ, Hewitt GM), pp. 229-253. Blackwell Scientific, Oxford.

Davies NB, Hatchwell BJ, Robson T, Burke T (1992) Paternity and parental effort in dunnocks Prunella modularis: how good are male chick-feeding rules? Animal Behaviour, 43, 729-745.

Hanotte O, Bruford MW, Burke T (1992) Multilocus DNA fingerprints in gallinaceous birds: general approach and problems. Heredity, 68, 481-494.

Hanotte O, Cairns E, Robson T, Double M, Burke T (1992) Cross-species hybridization of a single-locus minisatellite probe in passerine birds. Molecular Ecology, 1, 127-130.

Hunter FM, Burke T, Watts SE (1992) Frequent copulation as a method of paternity assurance in the northern fulmar. Animal Behaviour, 44, 149-156.

Kempenaers B, Verheyen GR, Van den Broeck M, Burke T, Van Broekhoven C, Dhondt AA (1992) Extra-pair paternity results from female preference for high-quality males in the blue tit. Nature, 357, 494-496.

Miyaki CY, Hanotte O, Wajntal A, Burke T (1992) Sex typing of Aratinga parrots using the human minisatellite probe 33.15. Nucleic Acids Research, 20, 5235-5236.


Bruford MW, Burke T (1991) Hypervariable DNA markers and their applications in the chicken. In DNA Fingerprinting: Approaches and Applications (ed. Burke T, Dolf G, Jeffreys AJ, Wolff R), pp. 230-242. Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel.

Burke T, Dolf G, Jeffreys AJ, Wolff R (1991) DNA Fingerprinting: Approaches and Applications. Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel.

Burke T, Hanotte O, Bruford MW, Cairns E (1991) Multilocus and single locus minisatellite analysis in population biological studies. In DNA Fingerprinting: Approaches and Applications (ed. Burke T, Dolf G, Jeffreys AJ, Wolff R), pp. 154-168. Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel.

Hanotte O, Burke T, Armour JAL, Jeffreys AJ (1991) Cloning, characterisation and evolution of Indian peafowl Pavo cristatus minisatellite loci. In DNA Fingerprinting: Approaches and Applications. (ed. Burke T, Dolf G, Jeffreys AJ, Wolff R), pp. 193-216. Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel.

Hanotte O, Burke T, Armour JAL, Jeffreys AJ (1991) Hypervariable minisatellite DNA sequences in the Indian peafowl Pavo cristatus. Genomics, 9, 587-597.


Birkhead TR, Burke T, Zann R, Hunter FM, Krupa AP (1990) Extra-pair paternity and intraspecific brood parasitism in wild zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata, revealed by DNA fingerprinting. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiolgy 27, 315-324.

Bruford MW, Burke T, Hanotte O, Smiley MB 1990 Hypervariable markers in the chicken genome. In Proceedings 4th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. Vol. 13, Edinburgh. 139-142.


Burke T (1989) DNA fingerprinting and other methods for the study of mating success. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 4, 139-144.

Burke T, Davies NB, Bruford MW, Hatchwell BJ (1989) Parental care and mating behaviour of polyandrous dunnocks Prunella modularis related to paternity by DNA fingerprinting. Nature, 338, 249-251.


Burke T, Bruford MW (1987) DNA fingerprinting in birds. Nature, 327, 149-152.

Burke T (1984) The Ecological Genetics of Two Populations of the House Sparrow, Passer domesticus. Ph.D. thesis, University of Nottingham.