Dr Gabriel Jamie

Publications

Papers

  • Jamie, G.A., Hamama, S., Moya, C., Kilner, R.M. & Spottiswoode, C.N. 2021 The limits of host colonisation and speciation in a radiation of parasitic finches. Behavioral Ecology (in press)

  •  Jamie, G.A., Van Belleghem, S., Hogan, B., Hamama, S., Moya, C., Troscianko, J., Stoddard, M.C., Kilner, R.M. & Spottiswoode, C.N. 2020 Multimodal mimicry of hosts in a radiation of parasitic finches. Evolution 74: 2526-2538 Read on journal website [Open Access]  Read a Digest piece on this research by Bosque et al. [Open Access]

  • Jamie, G.A. & J. I. Meier. 2020. The persistence of polymorphisms across species radiations. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 35: 795-808 Read on journal website
  • Jones, S.E.*, Jamie, G.A.*, Sumbane, M. & Jocque, M. 2020 The avifauna, conservation and biogeography of the Njesi Highlands in northern Mozambique, with a review of the country’s Afromontane birdlife. Ostrich 91: 45-56 Read on journal website
  • McClelland, S.C., Jamie, G.A., Waters, K., Caldas, L., Spottiswoode, C.N. & Portugal, S.J. 2019 Convergent evolution of reduced eggshell conductance in avian brood parasites. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B374: 20180194. 70. Read on journal website [Open Access]
  • Jamie, G.A. 2017 Signals, cues and the nature of mimicry. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 284: 20162080. Read on journal website
  • Péron, G., Altwegg, R., Jamie, G.A. & Spottiswoode, C.N. 2016 Coupled range dynamics of brood parasites and their hosts responding to climate and vegetation changes. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 1191–1199. Read on journal website
  • Jamie, G.A. & de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. 2014 Similarity of the calls of juvenile Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus and its Sri Lankan host species, Yellow-billed Babbler Turdoides affinis. Forktail 30: 133-134
  • Briscoe, A.D., Macias-Muñoz, A., Kozak, K.M., Walters, J.R., Yuan, F., Jamie, G.A., Martin, S.H., Dasmahapatra, K.K., Ferguson, L.C., Mallet, J., Jacquin-Joly, E., & Jiggins, C.D. 2013 Female behaviour drives expression and evolution of gustatory receptors in butterflies. PLOS Genetics 9: e1003620. Read on journal website [Open access]
  • Nichols, H.L., Jordan, N., Jamie, G.A., Cant, M. & Hoffman, J.I. 2012 Fine-scale spatiotemporal patterns of genetic variation reflect budding dispersal coupled with strong natal philopatry in a cooperatively breeding mammal. Molecular Ecology 21: 5348-5362. Read on journal website
  • Lawson, A.J., Hindley, G.F., Forshew, T., Tatevossian, R.G., Jamie, G.A., Kelly, G.P., Neale, G.A., Ma, J.G., Jones, T.A., Ellison, D.W. & Sheer, D. 2011 RAF gene fusion breakpoints in pediatric brain tumors are characterized by significant enrichment of sequence microhomology. Genome Research 21: 505–514. Read on journal website [Open Access]

Book chapters

  • Jamie, G.A. & Kilner, R.M. 2017 Begging call mimicry by brood parasite nestlings: adaptation, manipulation and development. In: Avian Brood Parasitism edited by Manuel Soler, Springer Publishing Company

Other articles

  • Bryan, K.M. & Jamie, G.A. 2019 Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus feeding two Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator fledglings in Botswana. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 26: 101-102. Download PDF
  • Jones, S. E. I. & Jamie, G.A. 2017 Avifauna of the Njesi Plateau, Niassa, Mozambique in The Njesi Plateau Expedition Report, Biodiversity Express Survey 6.1 by Jones, S. E. I. & Clause, J. & Geeraert, L., Jamie, G. A. & Sumbane, E. & van Berkel, T. & Jocqué, M. Download PDF
  • Jamie, G.A. 2016 Locust Finches (Paludipasser locustella) breeding in Choma District, Southern Province. The Wattled Crane 46(4): 3–6. Download PDF
  • Jamie, G.A. & de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. 2016 Mimicry of Sri Lanka Crested Drongo Dicrurus lophorinus by Fork-tailed Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus dicruroides. BirdingASIA 25: 82–83.
  • Jamie, G.A., Moya, C. & Hamusikili, L. 2016 Incubation and nest-defence behaviour of Streaky-breasted Flufftail Sarothrura boehmi in Zambia. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 23: 82–85.
  • Jamie, G.A. & de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. 2014 Similarity of the calls of juvenile Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus and its Sri Lankan host species, Yellow-billed Babbler Turdoides affinis. Forktail 30: 133-134
  • Sevillano Rios, S., Jamie, G.A., Vidos, J.Q., Slongo, H. 2013 Black Bushbird in Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, Peru – the most southerly record and a first for the Department of Puno. Cotinga
  • Sevillano Rios, S. & Jamie, G.A. 2012 Avian mist-netting report from Cerro Cuchilla, Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. RAP Working Papers.
  • Jamie, G.A. 2008 An Eastern Savi’s Warbler in Romania. Dartford Ringing Journal.
  • Jamie, G.A. 2007 A Romanian Bird Diary. Dartford Ringing Journal.

News

Outreach for British Science Week at local Cambridgeshire school

During this year’s British Science Week, we’ve been engaging with local school children in Cambridgeshire. Mairenn Attwood led interactive talks at the Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech,  a school partnered with ‘Teach First’ (a charity aimed at reducing educational inequality).

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New scientific paper on the “Limits to host colonization and speciation” published

Our paper “Limits to host colonization and speciation in a radiation of parasitic finches” has just been published in the journal Behavioral Ecology. In this study, led by Dr Gabriel Jamie, we explored the factors which limited the colonisation of new hosts by brood-parasitic Vidua finches. Speciation in these birds is closely connected with the colonisation of new hosts. Therefore, if we can understand what limits this process, we can understand what has limited the diversification of this radiation.

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Parasitic finches featured in new documentary “Attenborough’s Life in Colour” on BBC One

The amazing mimicry shown by nestling Pin-tailed Whydahs of their Common Waxbill hosts is showcased in David Attenborough’s Life in Colour the latest natural history documentary on BBC One. Filming of this sequence by Nick Green and Max Hug Williams of Humble Bee Films took place at our field site in Choma, Zambia, with Dr Gabriel Jamie acting as scientific consultant and contributing sound recordings.

You can watch the sequence in Episode 2: “Hiding in Colour” on BBC iPlayer.

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