Liverpool Skylilne

Natural Sciences and Psychology

Prof Richard Brown

Prof Richard Brown

Telephone: 0151 231 2159

Publications

Highlighted publications

Jin Y, Liu N, Brown RP. 2017. The geography and timing of genetic divergence in the lizard Phrynocephalus theobaldi on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau. Sci Rep, 7 :2281-2281 >DOI >Link

Brown RP, Paterson S, Risse J. 2016. Genomic Signatures of Historical Allopatry and Ecological Divergence in an Island Lizard GENOME BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 8 :3618-3626 >DOI >Link

Suarez NM, Pestano J, Brown RP. 2014. Ecological divergence combined with ancient allopatry in lizard populations from a small volcanic island MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 23 :4799-4812 >DOI >Link

Rodríguez V, Brown RP, Terrasa B, Pérez-Mellado V, Castro JA, Picornell A, Ramon MM. 2013. Multilocus genetic diversity and historical biogeography of the endemic wall lizard from Ibiza and Formentera, Podarcis pityusensis (Squamata: Lacertidae) Molecular Ecology, 22 :4829-4841 >DOI

Brown RP, Yang Z. 2010. Bayesian Dating of Shallow Phylogenies with a Relaxed Clock SYSTEMATIC BIOLOGY, 59 :119-131 >DOI >Link

Cox SC, Carranza S, Brown RP. 2010. Divergence times and colonization of the Canary Islands by Gallotia lizards. Mol Phylogenet Evol, 56 :747-757 >DOI >Link

Journal Articles

Jin Y, Brown RP. 2017. Partition number, rate priors and unreliable divergence times in Bayesian phylogenetic dating Cladistics, >DOI

Jin Y, Liu N, Brown RP. 2017. The geography and timing of genetic divergence in the lizard Phrynocephalus theobaldi on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau. Sci Rep, 7 :2281-2281 >DOI >Link

Brown RP, Woods M, Thorpe RS. 2017. Historical volcanism and within-island genetic divergence in the Tenerife skink (Chalcides viridanus) BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 122 :166-175 >DOI >Link

Meloro C, Hunter J, Tomsett L, Portela Miguez R, Prevosti FJ, Brown RP. 2017. Evolutionary ecomorphology of the Falkland Islands wolf Dusicyon australis MAMMAL REVIEW, 47 :159-163 >DOI >Link

Rodriguez V, Buades JM, Brown RP, Terrasa B, Perez-Mellado V, Corti C, Delaugerre M, Castro JA, Picornell A, Ramon MM. 2017. Evolutionary history of Podarcis tiliguerta on Corsica and Sardinia BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 17 >DOI >Link

Perez-Mellado V, Perez-Cembranos A, Rodriguez V, Buades JM, Brown RP, Boehme W, Terrasa B, Castro JA, Picornell A, Ramon C. 2017. The legacy of translocations among populations of the Ibizan Wall Lizard, Podarcis pityusensis (Squamata: Lacertidae) BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 121 :82-94 >DOI >Link

Brown RP, Paterson S, Risse J. 2016. Genomic Signatures of Historical Allopatry and Ecological Divergence in an Island Lizard GENOME BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 8 :3618-3626 >DOI >Link

Suarez NM, Pestano J, Brown RP. 2014. Ecological divergence combined with ancient allopatry in lizard populations from a small volcanic island MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 23 :4799-4812 >DOI >Link

Rodriguez V, Brown RP, Terrasa B, Perez-Mellado V, Picornell A, Castro JA, Ramon C. 2014. Genetic diversity and historical biogeography of the Maltese wall lizard, Podarcis filfolensis (Squamata: Lacertidae) CONSERVATION GENETICS, 15 :295-304 >DOI >Link

Jin Y, Yang Z, Brown RP, Liao P, Liu N. 2014. Intraspecific lineages of the lizard Phrynocephalus putjatia from the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau: Impact of physical events on divergence and discordance between morphology and molecular markers Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 71 :288-297 >DOI

Jin Y, Liao P, Yang Z, Brown RP, Liu N. 2013. Intraspecific lineages of the lizard Phrynocephalus putjatia from the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau: Impact of physical events on divergence and discordance between morphology and molecular markers Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, >DOI

Duminil J, Brown RP, Ewédjè EEB, Mardulyn P, Doucet JL, Hardy OJ. 2013. Large-scale pattern of genetic differentiation within African rainforest trees: Insights on the roles of ecological gradients and past climate changes on the evolution of Erythrophleum spp (Fabaceae) BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13 >DOI

Rodríguez V, Brown RP, Terrasa B, Pérez-Mellado V, Castro JA, Picornell A, Ramon MM. 2013. Multilocus genetic diversity and historical biogeography of the endemic wall lizard from Ibiza and Formentera, Podarcis pityusensis (Squamata: Lacertidae) Molecular Ecology, 22 :4829-4841 >DOI

Rodríguez V, Terrasa B, Castro JA, Picornell A, Ramon MM, Brown RP, Pérez-Mellado V. 2013. Multilocus genetic diversity and historical biogeography of the endemic wall lizard from Ibiza and Formentera, Podarcis pityusensis (Squamata: Lacertidae) Molecular Ecology, >DOI

Jin YT, Brown RP. 2013. Species history and divergence times of viviparous and oviparous Chinese toad-headed sand lizards (Phrynocephalus) on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 68 :259-268 >DOI

Jin Y-T, Brown RP. 2013. Species history and divergence times of viviparous and oviparous Chinese toad-headed sand lizards (Phrynocephalus) on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution,

Buades JM, Rodríguez V, Terrasa B, Pérez-Mellado V, Brown RP, Castro JA, Picornell A, Ramon MM. 2013. Variability of the mc1r Gene in Melanic and Non-Melanic Podarcis lilfordi and Podarcis pityusensis from the Balearic Archipelago PLoS ONE, 8 >DOI

Brown RP, Tejangkura T, El Mouden EH, Ait Baamrane MA, Znari M. 2012. Species delimitation and digit number in a North African skink. Ecol Evol, 2 :2962-2973 >DOI >Link

Brown RP, Yang Z. 2011. Rate variation and estimation of divergence times using strict and relaxed clocks BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11 >DOI

Brown RP, Yang Z. 2011. Rate variation and estimation of divergence times using strict and relaxed clocks. BMC Evol Biol, 11 :271 >DOI >Link

Bloor P, Brown RP. 2011. Polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Balearic Island Lizard Podarcis lilfordi (Squamata: Lacertidae) Conservation Genetics Resources, 3 :323-325 >DOI

Brown RP, Yang Z. 2010. Bayesian Dating of Shallow Phylogenies with a Relaxed Clock SYSTEMATIC BIOLOGY, 59 :119-131 >DOI >Link

Cox SC, Carranza S, Brown RP. 2010. Divergence times and colonization of the Canary Islands by Gallotia lizards. Mol Phylogenet Evol, 56 :747-757 >DOI >Link

Cox SC, Carranza S, Brown RP. 2010. Divergence times and colonization of the Canary Islands by Gallotia lizards (vol 56, pg 747, 2010) MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 56 :1136-1136 >DOI >Link

Cox SC, Carranza S, Brown RP. 2010. Erratum to Divergence times and colonization of the Canary Islands by Gallotia lizards [Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 56, (2010), 747-757] Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 56 :1136 >DOI

Andree K, Axtner J, Bagley MJ, Barlow EJ, Beebee TJC, Bennetzen JL, Bermingham E, Boisselier-Dubayle MC, Bozarth CA, Brooks CP, Brown RP, Catanese G, Cavers S, Ceron-Souza I, Chak STC, Chan MN, Charles-Dominique P, Chen CY, Chen JD, Chinchilla L, Da Silva D, Dafreville S, Daunt F, Delatte H, Dorge T, Duncan N, Durand JD, Duvernell D, Estep M, Fan S, Fattahi R, Villela OF, Fong Y, Freville H, Funes V, Gallardo-Escarate C, Ganeshaiah KN, Ghaffari MR, Girod C, Gomez-Moliner BJ, Gonzalez-Porter GP, Gosa A, Govers F, Guerin F, Guindo D, Hailer F, Haye PA, Hoelmer KA, Hofmann S, Hong Y, Hu C, Huang SW, Humeau L, Infante C, Jackson SA, Jacobsen E, Jowkar A, Kafi M, Kermani MJ, Kim H, Kim KS, Kim M-Y, Knibb W, Koita OA, Korpelainen H, Lambourdiere J, Lasso E, Leblois R, Lee H, Lee S-W, Leung FCC, Leung KMY, Li C, Li Y, Lieckfeldt D, Lizana M, Loughry WJ, Luo P, Madeira MJ, Mahmoodi P, Maldonado JE, Mardi M, Mendes O, Miehe G, Muth P, Nacci D, Kumar LN, Ng W-C, Pailler T, Parzies HK, Perez L, Pfunder M, Pietilaeinen M, Pirseyedi SM, Porta D, Porta J, Porta JM, Quilici S, Rakotoarivelo FP, Ramesha BT, Ravikanth G, Riera B, Risterucci AM, Roberts DA, Samadi S, Sarasola-Puente V, Sarrazin E, Sarthou C, Schmidt A, Segovia NI, Shen KN, Simiand C, Bin Sman MH, Solhoy T, Sommer S, Sumangala RC, Taubert R, Tejangkura T, Telford A, Testa A, Tollon-Cordet C, Tzeng WN, Shaanker RU, van der Lee TAJ, Van Mourik TA, Vasudeva R, Wai TC, Wang RL, Welch ME, Weltzien E, Whitehead A, Woodard A, Xia J, Zeinolabedini M, Zhang L. 2010. Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 April 2010-31 May 2010 MOLECULAR ECOLOGY RESOURCES, 10 :1098-1105 >DOI >Link

Terrasa B, Perez-Mellado V, Brown RP, Picornell A, Castro JA, Ramon MM. 2009. Foundations for conservation of intraspecific genetic diversity revealed by analysis of phylogeographical structure in the endangered endemic lizard Podarcis lilfordi DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS, 15 :207-221 >DOI >Link

Brown RP, Au T. 2009. The influence of metabolic heat production on body temperature of a small lizard, Anolis carolinensis. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol, 153 :181-184 >DOI >Link

Pérez-Mellado V, Hernández-Estévez JA, García-Díez T, Terrassa B, Ramón MM, Castro J, Picornell A, Martín-Vallejo J, Brown R. 2008. Population density in Podarcis lilfordi (Squamata, Lacertidae), a lizard species endemic to small islets in the Balearic Islands (Spain) Amphibia-Reptilia, 29 :49-90 >DOI

Brown RP, Roberts N. 2008. Feeding state and selected body temperatures in the slow-worm (Anguis fragilis) HERPETOLOGICAL JOURNAL, 18 :59-62 >Link

Suarez NM, Bloor P, Brown RP, Pestano J. 2008. Highly polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Gran Canarian skink (Chalcides sexlineatus) and their applicability in other Canarian Chalcides MOLECULAR ECOLOGY RESOURCES, 8 :666-668 >DOI >Link

Jin Y-T, Brown RP, Liu N-F. 2008. Cladogenesis and phylogeography of the lizard Phrynocephalus vlangalii (Agamidae) on the Tibetan plateau MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 17 :1971-1982 >DOI >Link

Brown RP. 2008. Evidence of another living 'giant' lizard from the Canary Islands ORYX, 42 :171-172 >Link

Salvador A, Diaz JA, Veiga JP, Bloor P, Brown RP. 2008. Correlates of reproductive success in male lizards of the alpine species Iberolacerta cyreni BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY, 19 :169-176 >DOI >Link

Brown RP, Terrasa B, Pérez-Mellado V, Castro JA, Hoskisson PA, Picornell A, Ramon MM. 2008. Bayesian estimation of post-Messinian divergence times in Balearic Island lizards. Mol Phylogenet Evol, 48 :350-358 >DOI >Link

Bloor P, Kemp SJ, Brown RP. 2008. Recent volcanism and mitochondrial DNA structuring in the lizard Gallotia atlantica from the island of Lanzarote. Mol Ecol, 17 :854-866 >DOI >Link

Perera A, Vasconcelos R, Harris DJ, Brown RP, Angel Carretero M, Perez-Mellado V. 2007. Complex patterns of morphological and mtDNA variation in Lacerta perspicillata (Reptilia; Lacertidae) BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 90 :479-490 >DOI >Link

Brown RP, Hoskisson PA, Welton J-H, Báez M. 2006. Geological history and within-island diversity: a debris avalanche and the Tenerife lizard Gallotia galloti. Mol Ecol, 15 :3631-3640 >DOI >Link

Delgado JV, Sarah-Rey S, Brown RP, Cabello A, Pestano J, Martinez A, Acosta JM. 2005. Caracterización genética de la cabra majorera de Fuerteventura con microsatélites Archivos de zootecnia, 54 :261-266

Bloor P, Brown RP. 2005. Morphological variation in Gallotia atlantica from the volcanic island of Lanzarote: subspecies designations and recent lava flow BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 85 :395-406 >DOI >Link

Brown RP, Griffin S. 2005. Lower selected body temperatures after food deprivation in the lizard Anolis carolinensis JOURNAL OF THERMAL BIOLOGY, 30 :79-83 >DOI >Link

Brown RP. 2005. Large subunit mitochondrial rRNA secondary structures and site-specific rate variation in two lizard lineages. J Mol Evol, 60 :45-56 >DOI >Link

Molina O, Brown RP, Suarez NM, Pestano JJ. 2003. The origin of the Osorian shrew (Crocidura osorio) from Gran Canaria resolved using mtDNA ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 70 :179-181 >Link

Pestano J, Brown RP, Suarez NM, Benzal J, Fajardo S. 2003. Intraspecific evolution of Canary Island Plecotine bats, based on mtDNA sequences HEREDITY, 90 :302-307 >DOI >Link

Pestano J, Brown RP, Suarez NM, Baez M. 2003. Diversification of sympatric Sapromyza (Diptera : Lauxaniidae) from Madeira: six morphological species but only four mtDNA lineages MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 27 :422-428 >DOI >Link

Pestano J, Brown RP, Suarez NM, Fajardo S. 2003. Phylogeography of pipistrelle-like bats within the Canary Islands, based on mtDNA sequences MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 26 :56-63 >DOI >Link

Brown RP, Suárez NM, Pestano J. 2002. The Atlas mountains as a biogeographical divide in North-West Africa: evidence from mtDNA evolution in the Agamid lizard Agama impalearis. Mol Phylogenet Evol, 24 :324-332 >Link

Brown RP, Suarez NM, Smith A, Pestano J. 2001. Short communication phylogeography of Cape Verde Island skinks (Mabuya) Molecular Ecology, 10 :1593-1597 >DOI

Brown RP, Suarez NM, Smith A, Pestano J. 2001. Phylogeography of Cape Verde Island skinks (Mabuya). Mol Ecol, 10 :1593-1597 >Link

Pestano J, Brown RP, Rodriguez F, Moreno A. 2000. Mitochondrial DNA control region diversity in the endangered blue chaffinch, Fringilla teydea MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 9 :1421-1425 >DOI >Link

Brown RP, Campos-Delgado R, Pestano J. 2000. Mitochondrial DNA evolution and population history of the Tenerife skink Chalcides viridanus. Mol Ecol, 9 :1061-1067 >Link

El Mouden E, Znari M, Brown RP. 1999. Skeletochronology and mark-recapture assessments of growth in the North African agamid lizard (Agama impalearis) JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 249 :455-461 >DOI >Link

Brown RP, Znari M, El Mouden E, Harris P. 1999. Estimating asymptotic body size and testing geographic variation in Agama impalearis ECOGRAPHY, 22 :277-283 >DOI >Link

Pestano J, Brown RP. 1999. Geographical structuring of mitochondrial DNA in Chalcides sexlineatus within the island of Gran Canaria PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 266 :805-812 >Link

Brown RP, Znari M. 1998. Geographic variation in Agama impalearis from Morocco: evidence for historical population vicariance and current climatic effects ECOGRAPHY, 21 :605-612 >DOI >Link

Brown RP, Pestano J. 1998. Phylogeography of skinks (Chalcides) in the Canary Islands inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Mol Ecol, 7 :1183-1191 >Link

Baez M, Brown RP. 1997. Testing multivariate patterns of within-island differentiation in Podarcis dugesii from Madeira JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 10 :575-587 >Link

Brown RP. 1997. Testing for heterogeneity among phenotypic correlations: a comparison of methods using Monte Carlo simulations. Genetica, 101 :67-74 >DOI >Link

Brown RP. 1996. Thermal biology of the gecko Tarentola boettgeri: Comparisons among populations from different elevations within Gran Canaria HERPETOLOGICA, 52 :396-405 >Link

BROWN RP. 1995. COMPARING ENERGY-EXPENDITURE BETWEEN GROUPS OF PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT BODY MASSES BRITISH JOURNAL OF NUTRITION, 74 :277-279 >DOI >Link

BROWN RP, PEREZMELLADO V. 1994. ECOLOGICAL ENERGETICS AND FOOD ACQUISITION IN DENSE MENORCAN ISLET POPULATIONS OF THE LIZARD PODARCIS-LILFORDI FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY, 8 :427-434 >DOI >Link

BROWN RP, PEREZMELLADO V. 1993. POPULATION DIFFERENTIATION IN SCALATION OF THE IBERIAN ROCK LIZARD (LACERTA-MONTICOLA) JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 230 :451-458 >Link

BROWN RP, THORPE RS, BAEZ M. 1993. PATTERNS AND CAUSES OF MORPHOLOGICAL POPULATION DIFFERENTIATION IN THE TENERIFE SKINK, CHALCIDES-VIRIDANUS BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 50 :313-328 >DOI >Link

BROWN RP, THORPE RS, SPEAKMAN JR. 1992. COMPARISONS OF BODY SIZE, FIELD ENERGETICS, AND WATER FLUX AMONG POPULATIONS OF THE SKINK CHALCIDES-SEXLINEATUS CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY-REVUE CANADIENNE DE ZOOLOGIE, 70 :1001-1006 >DOI >Link

BROWN RP, PEREZMELLADO V, DIEGORASILLA J, GARCIA JA, NARANJO A, SPEAKMAN JR. 1992. INDIVIDUAL AND POPULATION ENERGETICS OF A LIZARD ON A MEDITERRANEAN ISLET OECOLOGIA, 91 :500-504 >DOI >Link

BROWN RP, THORPE RS, BAEZ M. 1991. PARALLEL WITHIN-ISLAND MICROEVOLUTION OF LIZARDS ON NEIGHBORING ISLANDS NATURE, 352 :60-62 >DOI >Link

THORPE RS, BROWN RP. 1991. MICROGEOGRAPHIC CLINES IN THE SIZE OF MATURE MALE GALLOTIA-GALLOTI (SQUAMATA, LACERTIDAE) ON TENERIFE - CAUSAL HYPOTHESES HERPETOLOGICA, 47 :28-37 >Link

BROWN RP, THORPE RS. 1991. WITHIN-ISLAND MICROGEOGRAPHIC VARIATION IN BODY DIMENSIONS AND SCALATION OF THE SKINK CHALCIDES-SEXLINEATUS, WITH TESTING OF CAUSAL HYPOTHESES BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 44 :47-64 >DOI >Link

BROWN RP, THORPE RS. 1991. WITHIN-ISLAND MICROGEOGRAPHIC VARIATION IN THE COLOR PATTERN OF THE SKINK, CHALCIDES-SEXLINEATUS - PATTERN AND CAUSE JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 4 :557-574 >DOI >Link

THORPE RS, BROWN RP, MALHOTRA A, WUSTER W. 1991. GEOGRAPHIC-VARIATION AND POPULATION SYSTEMATICS - DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN ECOGENETICS AND PHYLOGENETICS BOLLETTINO DI ZOOLOGIA, 58 :329-335 >Link

THORPE RS, BROWN RP. 1989. TESTING HYPOTHESIZED CAUSES OF WITHIN-ISLAND GEOGRAPHIC-VARIATION IN THE COLOR OF LIZARDS EXPERIENTIA, 45 :397-400 >DOI >Link

THORPE RS, BROWN RP. 1989. MICROGEOGRAPHIC VARIATION IN THE COLOR PATTERN OF THE LIZARD GALLOTIA-GALLOTI WITHIN THE ISLAND OF TENERIFE - DISTRIBUTION, PATTERN AND HYPOTHESIS-TESTING BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 38 :303-322 >DOI >Link

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Terrasa B, Rodriguez V, Perez-Mellado V, Picornell A, Brown RP, Castro JA, Misericordia Ramon M. 2009. Use of NCPA to understanding genetic sub-structuring of Podarcis lilfordi from the Balearic archipelago AMPHIBIA-REPTILIA, 6th International Symposium on the Lacertids of the Mediterranean Basin 30 :505-514 >Link

Chapters

Thorpe RS, Brown RP, Day M, Malhotra A, McGregor DP, Wuster W. 1994. Testing ecological and phylogenetic hypotheses in microevolutionary studies Eggleton P, Vane-Wright RI, London LSO. Phylogenetics and ecology :189-206 Academic Press 9780122329906

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: Genetics and ecology of evolutionary change in Lacertid lizards from the Mediterranean, Awarding body: Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia (Spain)

Award title: NERC genomics pilot scheme, Awarding body: NERC

Award title: DSc, Awarding body: University of Aberdeen

Editorial boards:

Publication: Herpetological Journal, Position: Associate Editor

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Leverhulme Research Fellowship, Organisation: Leverhulme trust