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Publication list

In preparation

Barrios-O’Neill, D. & Emmerson, M.E. (in prep) Consumer feeding strategy drives the size-scaling of capture rates.

Barrios-O’Neill, D. Geraldi N. & Emmerson, M.E. (in prep) The body size-dependence of predator interference.

Collins, P.C., Barrios-O’Neill, D., Hunter., R., Breen, J., Clark, B., Roche, W., Neat, F., Thorburn, J. & Wise, D. (in prep) The biology, conservation status and ecology of the flapper skate (Dipturus intermedia).


Casey, P., Houghton, J., Barrios-O’Neill, D. & Mensink, P.  (in review) Patchy personalities: prey distribution and the foraging success of behavioural syndromes. Behavioural Ecology.

Howard, B.R., Barrios-O’Neill, D.  Alexander, M.E., Dick, J.T.A., Therriault, T.W.,Robinson, T.B. & Côté, I.M. (in review) Functional responses of a cosmopolitan invader reflect variability in global impacts. Journal of Animal Ecology.


Pritchard, D.W., Paterson, R.A., Bovy, H.C. & Barrios-O’Neill, D. (2017) frair: An R package for fitting and comparing consumer functional responses. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Barrios-O’Neill, D., Bertolini, C. & Collins, P.C. (2017) Trophic cascades and the transient keystone concept. Biological Conservation, 212, 191–195.

Dick, J.T.A., Laverty, C., Lennon, J.J., Barrios-O’Neill, D. et al. (2017) Invader Relative Impact Potential: a new metric to understand and predict the ecological impacts of existing, emerging and future invasive alien species. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54, 1259–1267.

Laverty, C., Green, K.D., Dick, J.T.A., Barrios-O’Neill, D. et al. (2017) Assessing the ecological impacts of invasive species based on their functional responses and abundances. Biological Invasions, 19, 1653–1665.

Dick, J.T.A., Alexander, M.E., Ricciardi, A., Laverty, C., Downey, P.O., Xu, M., Jeschke, J.M., Saul, W.C., Hill, M.P., Wasserman, R., Barrios-O’Neill, D., Weyl, O.L.F. & Shaw, R.H. (2017) Fictional responses from Vonesh et al. Biological Invasions, 19, 1677–1678.

Dick, J.T.A., Alexander, M.E., Ricciardi, A., Laverty, C., Paul, O., Xu, M., Jeschke, J.M., Saul, W., Hill, M.P., Barrios-O’Neill, D. et al. (2017) Functional responses can unify invasion ecology. Biological Invasions, 19, 1667–1672.

Barrios-O’Neill, D., Ruth, K., Dick, J., Ricciardi, A., MacIsaac, H. & Emmerson, M. (2016) On the context-dependent scaling of consumer feeding rates. Ecology Letters, 19, 668–678.

Barrios-O’Neill, D. (2016) The Serengeti Rules, S.B. Carroll (Ed.). Princeton University Press, Oxford (2016). 263 pp. £16.95 (Hardback). Basic and Applied Ecology.

Wasserman, R.J., Alexander, M.E., Weyl, O.L.F., Barrios-O’Neill, D., Froneman, P.W. & Dalu, T. (2016) Emergent effects of structural complexity and temperature on predator–prey interactions. Ecosphere, 7.

Wasserman, R.J., Alexander, M.E., Barrios-O’Neill, D., Weyl, O.L.F. & Dalu, T. (2016) Using functional responses to assess predator hatching phenology implications for pioneering prey in arid temporary pools. Journal of Plankton Research, 38, 154–158.

Barrios-O’Neill, D., Dick, J.T.A., Emmerson, M.C., Ricciardi, A. & MacIsaac, H.J. (2015) Predator-free space, functional responses and biological invasions. Functional Ecology, 29, 377–384.

Bovy, H.C., Barrios-O’Neill, D., Emmerson, M.C., Aldridge, D.C. & Dick, J.T.A. (2015) Predicting the predatory impacts of the “demon shrimp” Dikerogammarus haemobaphes, on native and previously introduced species. Biological Invasions, 17, 597–607.

Barrios-O’Neill, D., Dick, J.T.A., Emmerson, M.C., Ricciardi, A., MacIsaac, H.J., Alexander, M.E. & Bovy, H.C. (2014) Fortune favours the bold: a higher predator reduces the impact of a native but not an invasive intermediate predator. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83, 693–701.

Barrios-O’Neill, D., Dick, J.T.A., Ricciardi, A., MacIsaac, H.J. & Emmerson, M.C. (2014) Deep impact: in situ functional responses reveal context-dependent interactions between vertically migrating invasive and native mesopredators and shared prey. Freshwater Biology, 59, 2194–2203.