MANICA, ANDREA / علوم الحياة / الباحثون

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علوم الحياة / MANICA, ANDREA


University Lecturer in Population Biology
Head of the Evolutionary Ecology Group
Department of Zoology
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK.

مواضيع البحث

Behavioural Ecology, Conservation and Population Biology

His research looks at the evolution of behavioural strategies (especially reproductive strategies) under different social and ecological conditions, with an emphasis on the interaction between individual behaviours and population-wide phenomena. This involves a combination of theoretical modelling and laboratory and field experiments. Current research focuses on the following areas: evolution of male care in fish and insects; coordination of activities in vertebrate groups; coral reef fisheries and the design of Marine Protected Areas; evolutionary and population biology of pre-industrial humans.


Population Genetics

Linz, B., Balloux, F., Moodley, Y., Manica, A., Roumagnac, P., Falush, D., Stamer, C., Prugnolle, F., van der Merwe, S.W., Yamaoka, Y., Graham, D.Y., Perez-Trallero, E., Wadstrom, T., Suerbaum, S., & Achtman M. (2007) An African origin for the intimate association between humans and Helicobacter pylori. Nature 445 915-918

Manica, A., Liu, H., Prugnolle, F., & Balloux, F. (in press) Worldwide genetic patterns in human population genetics. In Simluations, Genetics and Human Prehistory- A focus on Islands (Edited by S. Matsumura, Forster P., & Renfrew C.). McDonald Institute Monograph Series, Cambridge

Szmaragd, C., Foster, G.R., Manica, A., Bartholomeusz, A., Nichols, R., & Balloux, F. (2006) Genome-wide characterisation of Hepatitis B mutations involved in clinical outcome. Heredity 97: 389-397

Liu, H., Prugnolle, F., Manica, A., & Balloux, F. (2006) A geographically explicit genetic model of worldwide human settlement history. American Journal of Human Genetics 79: 230-237

Amos, W., & Manica, A. (2006) Global genetic positioning: evidence for early human population centres in costal habitats. PNAS 103: 820-824

Manica A., Prugnolle F., & Balloux F. (2005). Geography is a better determinant of human genetic differentiation than ethnicity. Human Genetics 118: 366-371

Prugnolle F., Manica A., Charpentier M., Guegan J.F., Guernier V., & Balloux F. (2005). Worldwide HLA class I diversity: human colonisation history and pathogen-driven selection. Current Biology 15: 1022-1027

Prugnolle F., Manica A. & Balloux F. (2005). Geography predicts neutral diversity of human populations. Current Biology 15: R159-R160

Behavioural Ecology

Evans, S.R., Finnie M., & Manica, A. (in press) Shoaling preferences in decapod crustacea. Animal Behaviour

Pike, N., & Manica, A. (2006) The optimal balance of defence investment strategies in clonal colonies of social aphids. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 60: 803-814

Börger, L., Franconi, N., Meschi, F., De Michele, G., Gantz, A., Manica, A., Lovari, S., & Coulson, T. (2006). Effects of sampling regime on the mean and variance of home range size estimates. Journal of Animal Ecology 75: 1393-1405

Pike, N., & Manica, A. (2006) The basis of cowardice in social defenders. Ecological Modelling 196: 275-282

O’Luanaigh, C., Ang, T.Z., Manica, A., & Rands, S.A. (in press) Non-random mating in the beetle Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae). Bulletin of Insectology 59: 11-16

Ruckstuhl K.E., Manica A. , MacColl A.D.C., Pilkington J.G., & Clutton-Brock T.H. (2006) The effects of castration, sex ratio and population density on social segregation and habitat use in Soay sheep. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 59: 694-703

Davis, D.S., Stewart, S.L., Manica, A., & Majerus M.E.N. (2006) Adaptive preferential selection of female coccinellid hosts by the parasitoid wasp Dinocampus coccinellae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). European Journal of Entomology 103: 41-45

Balmford B., Balmford J., Balmford A., Blakeman S., Manica A., & Cowley R.M. (2006). Diurnal versus nocturnal pollination of Brunsvigia gregaria R.A. Dyer (Amaryllidaceae) at a coastal site. South African Journal of Botany 72: 291-294

Reader T., MacLeod I., Elliott P. T., Robinson O. J. & Manica A. (2005). Inter-order interactions between flower-visiting insects: Foraging bees avoid flowers previously visited by hoverflies. Journal of Insect Behavior 18: 51-57

Thomas, L. K. & Manica, A. (2005) Intrasexual competition and mate choice in assassin bugs with uniparental male and female care. Animal Behaviour 69: 275-281

Manica, A., & Johnstone, R. A. (2004) The evolution of male care with overlapping broods. American Naturalist 164: 517-530

Manica, A. (2004) Parental fish change their cannibalistic behaviour in response to the cost-to-benefit-ratio of parental care. Animal Behaviour 67: 1015-1021

Thomas, L. K., & Manica, A. (2003) Filial cannibalism in an assassin bug. Animal Behaviour 66: 205-210

Manica, A. (2003) The effect of brood size and age on partial filial cannibalism. Journal of Fish Biology 63: 37-47

Manica, A. (2002) Alternative strategies for a father with a small brood: mate, cannibalise or care. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 51: 319-323

Manica, A. (2002) Filial cannibalism in teleost fish. Biological Reviews 77: 261-277

Manica, A., McMeechan, F.K., & Foster, W.A. (2001) An aggregation pheromone in the intertidal collembolan Anurida maritima. Entomologia Applicata et Experimentalis 99 (3): 393-395

Manica, A., McMeechan, F.K., & Foster, W.A. (2000) Orientation in the intertidal saltmarsh collembolan Anurida maritima. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 47: 371-375

McMeechan, F.K., Manica, A., & Foster, W.A. (2000) Rhythms of activity and foraging in the intertidal insect Anurida maritima: coping with the tide. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 80 (1): 189-190

Sloggett, J.J., Manica, A., Day, M.J., & Majerus, M.E.N. (1999) Predation of ladybirds (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) by red wood ants, Formica rufa L. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomologist’s Gazette 50: 217-221

Conservation Biology

Scales, H., Balmford, A., & Manica, A. (2007) Impacts of the Live Reef Fish Trade on populations of coral reef fish off northern Borneo. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 274: 989-994

Scales, H., Balmford, A., Liu, M., Sadovy, Y., & Manica, A. (2006) Keeping bandits at bay. Science 313: 612-613

Hockley N.J., Jones J.P.G., Andriahajaina F., Manica A., Rakoto F.E., Ranambitsoa E.H., & Randriamboahary J.A. (2006). When should communities and conservationists monitor exploited resources? Biodiversity and Conservation 14: 2795-2806

Balmford A., Manica A., Airey L., Birkin L., Oliver A., & Schleicher J. (2004) Hollywood, Climate Change, and the Public. Science 305: 1713

Mace, G., Balmford, A., Leader-Williams, N., Manica, A., Walter, O., West, C., & Zimmermann, A. (in press) Measuring conservation success: assessing zoos’ contribution to conservation. In Zoos as catalysts for conservation (Edited by C. West & A. Zimmermann). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Balmford, A., Leader-Williams, N., Mace, G., Manica, A., Walter, O., West, C., & Zimmermann, A. (in press) Message received? Quantifying the impact of informal conservation education on adults visiting UK zoos. In Zoos as catalysts for conservation (Edited by C. West & A. Zimmermann). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge


Manica, A., Pilcher, N., & Oakley, S. (2002) A new Chrisiptera species from the Spratley Islands. Malayan Nature Journal 56 (3): 301-304

Manica, A., & Carter, R.W. (2000) Morphological and fluorescence analysis of the Montastraea annularis species complex in Florida. Marine Biology 137: 899-906

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