Publications

Associated media coverage for some of these papers is here. Email me if you would like pre-prints of any papers in press.

Lowery, N.V., McNally, L., Ratcliff, W.C. & Brown, S.P. (Preprint) Division of labor, bet hedging, and the evolution of mixed biofilm investment strategies. Preprint on BioRχiv, doi.

McNally, L., Vale, P.F. & Brown, S.P. (Preprint) Microbiome engineering could select for more virulent pathogens. Preprint on BioRχiv, doi.

Popat, R., Harrison, F., da Silva, A.C., Easton, S.A.S., McNally, L., Williams, P. & Diggle, S.P. (Accepted) Environmental modification via a quorum sensing molecule influences the social landscape of siderophore productionProceedings of the Royal Society of London B (Preprint on BioRχiv, doi).

Clark, J., Garbutt, J.S., McNally, L. & Little, T.J. (2017) Disease spread in age structured population with maternal age effectsEcology Letters doi.

McNally, L.*, Bernardy, E.*, Thomas, J., Kalziqi, A., Pentz, J., Brown, S.P., Hammer, B., Yunker, P.J. & Ratcliff, W. (2017) Killing by Type VI secretion drives genetic phase separation and correlates with increased cooperation. Nature Communications, 8, 14371. doi* joint first authorship

McNally, L. & Brown, S.P. (2016) Visualizing evolution as it happensScience, 353, 1096-1097. doi. (Commentary on Baym et al. 2016 Science 353, 1147-1151).

Vale, P.F., McNally, L., Doeschl-Wilson, A., King, K.C., Popat, R., Domingo-Sananes, M.R., Allen, J.E., Soares, M.P. & Kümmerli, R. (2016) Beyond killing: can we find new ways to manage infection? Evolution, Medicine and Public Health, 1, 148-157. doi.

McNally, L. & Brown, S.P. (2016) Microbiome: Ecology of stable gut communitiesNature Microbiology, 1, 15016. doi. (Commentary on Coyte et al. 2015 Science 350, 663-666).

Allen, R.C.*, McNally, L.*, Popat, R. & Brown, S.P. (2016) Quorum sensing protects bacterial cooperation from exploitation by cheatsISME Journal, 10, 1706-1716. doi. * joint first authorship

Stacy, A., McNally, L., Darch, S.E., Brown, S.P. & Whiteley, M. (2016) The biogeography of polymicrobial infectionNature Reviews Microbiology, 14, 93-105. doi.

McClean, D., McNally, L., Salzberg, L.I., Devine, K.M., Brown, S.P. & Donohue, I. 2015. Single gene locus changes perturb complex microbial communities as much as apex predator lossNature Communications, 6, 8235. doi.

McNally, L. & Brown, S.P. 2015. Building the microbiome in health and disease: niche construction and social conflict in bacteriaPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 370, 20140298. doi.

Tosh, C.R. & McNally, L. 2015. The relative efficiency of modular and non-modular networks of different sizeProceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 282, 20142568. doi (correction).

Popat, R., Cornforth, D.M., McNally, L. & Brown, S.P. 2015. Collective sensing and collective responses in quorum–sensing bacteriaJournal of the Royal Society Interface, 12, 20140882. doi.

Kane, A., Jackson, A.L., Ogada, D.L., Monadjem, A. & McNally, L. 2014. Vultures acquire information on carcass location from scavenging eaglesProceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 281, 20141072. doiMedia Coverage.

McNally, L., Viana, M. & Brown, S.P. 2014. Cooperative secretions facilitate host range expansion in bacteriaNature Communications, 5, 4594. doiMedia Coverage.

Cornforth, D.M.*, Popat, R.*, McNally, L.*, Gurney, J., Scott-Phillips, T., Ivens, A., Diggle, S.P. & Brown, S.P. 2014. Combinatorial quorum sensing allows bacteria to resolve their social and physical environmentProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 111, 4280-4284. doiMedia Coverage. * joint first authorship

Viana, M., McNally, L., Graham, N., Reid, D. & Jackson, A.L. (2013) Ignoring discards can bias the assessment of fisheries’ ecological fingerprintBiology Letters, 9, 20130812. doi.

Healy, K., McNally, L., Ruxton, G.D., Cooper, N. & Jackson, A.L. (2013) Metabolic rate and body mass are linked with perception of temporal informationAnimal Behaviour, 86, 685-696. doi. Editorial in Animal Behaviour. Media coverage.

McNally, L. & Jackson, A.L. (2013) Cooperation creates selection for tactical deceptionProceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 208, 20130699 doiMedia coverage.

Donohue, I., Petchey, O.L., Montoya, J.M., Jackson, A.L., McNally, L., Viana, M., Healy, K., Lurgi, M., O’Connor, N.E. & Emmerson, M.C. (2013) On the dimensionality of ecological stabilityEcology Letters, 16, 421-429. doi. Media coverage.

McNally, L., Brown, S.P. & Jackson, A.L. (2012) Cooperation and the evolution of intelligenceProceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 279, 3027-3034. doi. Most downloaded article in 2012. Media coverage.

Carolan, J.C., Murray, T.E., Fitzpatrick, U., Crossley, J., Schmidt, H., Cederberg, B., McNally, L., Paxton, R.J., Williams, P.H. & Brown, M.J.F. (2012) Colour Patterns do not diagnose species: quantitative evaluation of a DNA barcoded cryptic bumblebee complexPLoS ONE, 7(1), e29251. doi.

McNally, L. & Tanner, C.J. (2011) Flexible strategies, forgiveness, and the evolution of generosity in one-shot encounters (Reply to Delton et al. 2011). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 108(44), e971. doi.

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