Dr Jon Bielby

School of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Journal article

Bosch J, Monsalve-Carcaño C, Price SJ, Bielby J. 2020. Single infection with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis or Ranavirus does not increase probability of co-infection in a montane community of amphibians Scientific Reports, 10 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bosch J, Elvira S, Sausor C, Bielby J, González-Fernández I, Alonso R, Bermejo-Bermejo V. 2020. Increased tropospheric ozone levels enhance pathogen infection levels of amphibians Science of the Total Environment, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Turvey ST, Walsh C, Hansford JP, Crees JJ, Bielby J, Duncan C, Hu K, Hudson MA. 2019. Complementarity, completeness and quality of long-term faunal archives in an Asian biodiversity hotspot Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bosch J, Bielby J, Martin-Beyer B, Rincón P, Correa-Araneda F, Boyero L. 2019. Eradication of introduced fish allows successful recovery of a stream-dwelling amphibian PLoS ONE, 14 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Turvey ST, Crees JJ, Li Z, Bielby J, Yuan J. 2017. Long-term archives reveal shifting extinction selectivity in China's postglacial mammal fauna Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284 :20171979-20171979 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url


Bland LM, Bielby J, Kearney S, Orme CDL, Watson JEM, Collen B. 2017. Toward reassessing data-deficient species Conservation Biology, 31 :531-539 DOI Author Url

Tapley B, Bielby J, Böhm M, Brookes L, Capel T, Capon-Doyle JS, Chen S, Cliffe A, Clifforde L, Couchman O, Cunningham AA, Feltrer Y, Ferguson A, Flach E, Franklin M, Garner TWJ, Gill I, Gray CL, Gumbs R, Guthrie A, Jaffe J, Jayson S, Harding L, Hudson M, Kane D, Korn J, Lawson B, MacIntosh H, Masters N, Maunders T, Molenaar F, Michaels CJ, Moxey T, Murray C, Owen N, Pearce-Kelly P, Rendle M, Sainsbury T, Sergeant C, Servini F, Sparrow S, Strike T, Thomas S, Turvey S. 2017. Zoological Society of London: Contributions towards advancing the field of herpetology through conservation, research, captive management and education Herpetological Bulletin, :1-6

Ball SE, Bovero S, Sotgiu G, Tessa G, Angelini C, Bielby J, Durrant C, Favelli M, Gazzaniga E, Garner TWJ. 2017. Islands within an island: Population genetic structure of the endemic Sardinian newt,Euproctus platycephalus Ecology and Evolution, 7 :1190-1211 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Vaira M, Pereyra LC, Akmentins MS, Bielby J. 2017. Conservation status of amphibians of Argentina: An update and evaluation of national assessments Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, 11 :36-44

Clare FC, Halder JB, Daniel O, Bielby J, Semenov MA, Jombart T, Loyau A, Schmeller DS, Cunningham AA, Rowcliffe M, Garner TWJ, Bosch J, Fisher MC. 2016. Climate forcing of an emerging pathogenic fungus across a montane multi-host community Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371 :20150454-20150454 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Böhm M, Williams R, Bramhall HR, Mcmillan KM, Davidson AD, Garcia A, Bland LM, Bielby J, Collen B. 2016. Correlates of extinction risk in squamate reptiles: The relative importance of biology, geography, threat and range size Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25 :391-405 DOI

Fernández-Beaskoetxea S, Bosch J, Bielby J. 2016. Infection and transmission heterogeneity of a multi-host pathogen (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) within an amphibian community Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 118 :11-20 DOI Author Url

Bielby J, Fisher MC, Clare FC, Rosa GM, Garner TWJ. 2015. Host species vary in infection probability, sub-lethal effects, and costs of immune response when exposed to an amphibian parasite Scientific Reports, 5 DOI Author Url

Bland LM, Orme CDL, Bielby J, Collen B, Nicholson E, Mccarthy MA. 2015. Cost-effective assessment of extinction risk with limited information Journal of Applied Ecology, 52 :861-870 DOI

Bland LM, Collen B, Orme CDL, Bielby J. 2015. Predicting the conservation status of data-deficient species Conservation Biology, 29 :250-259 DOI Author Url

Angelini C, Sotgiu G, Tessa G, Bielby J, Doglio S, Favelli M, Garner TWJ, Gazzaniga E, Giacoma C, Bovero S. 2015. Environmentally determined juvenile growth rates dictate the degree of sexual size dimorphism in the Sardinian brook newt Evolutionary Ecology, 29 :169-184 DOI

Carbone C, Codron D, Scofield C, Clauss M, Bielby J. 2014. Geometric factors influencing the diet of vertebrate predators in marine and terrestrial environments Ecology Letters, 17 :1553-1559 DOI Author Url

Bielby J, Donnelly CA, Pope LC, Burke T, Woodroffe R. 2014. Badger responses to small-scale culling may compromise targeted control of bovine tuberculosis Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111 :9193-9198 DOI Author Url

Baláž V, Vörös J, Civiš P, Vojar J, Hettyey A, Sós E, Dankovics R, Jehle R, Christiansen DG, Clare F, Fisher MC, Garner TWJ, Bielby J. 2014. Assessing Risk and Guidance on Monitoring of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Europe through Identification of Taxonomic Selectivity of Infection Conservation Biology, 28 :213-223 DOI Author Url

Bielby J, Bovero S, Angelini C, Favelli M, Gazzaniga E, Perkins M, Sotgiu G, Tessa G, Garner TWJ. 2013. Geographic and taxonomic variation in Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection and transmission within a highly endemic amphibian community Diversity and Distributions, 19 :1153-1163 DOI

Tessa G, Angelini C, Bielby J, Bovero S, Giacoma C, Sotgiu G, Garner TWJ. 2013. The pandemic pathogen of amphibians, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Phylum Chytridiomycota), in Italy Italian Journal of Zoology, 80 :1-11 DOI

Doherty-Bone TM, Ndifon RK, Nyingchia ON, Landrie FE, Yonghabi FT, Duffus ALJ, Price S, Perkins M, Bielby J, Kome NB, LeBreton M, Gonwouo LN, Cunningham AA. 2013. Morbidity and mortality of the Critically Endangered Lake Oku clawed frog Xenopus longipes ENDANGERED SPECIES RESEARCH, 21 :115-128 DOI Author Url

Bland LM, Collen B, Orme CDL, Bielby J. 2012. Data uncertainty and the selectivity of extinction risk in freshwater invertebrates Diversity and Distributions, 18 :1211-1220 DOI

Farrer RA, Weinert LA, Bielby J, Garner TWJ, Balloux F, Clare F, Bosch J, Cunningham AA, Weldon C, Du Preez LH, Anderson L, Kosakovsky Pond SL, Shahar-Golan R, Henk DA, Fisher MC. 2011. Multiple emergences of genetically diverse amphibian-infecting chytrids include a globalized hypervirulent recombinant lineage Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108 :18732-18736 DOI Author Url

Carbone C, Turvey ST, Bielby J. 2011. Intra-guild competition and its implications for one of the biggest terrestrial predators, tyrannosaurus rex Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278 :2682-2690 DOI Author Url

Bielby J, Cardillo M, Cooper N, Purvis A. 2010. Modelling extinction risk in multispecies data sets: phylogenetically independent contrasts versus decision trees BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, 19 :113-127 DOI Author Url

Rödder D, Kielgast J, Bielby J, Schmidtlein S, Bosch J, Garner TWJ, Veith M, Walker S, Fisher MC, Lötters S. 2009. Global amphibian extinction risk assessment for the panzootic chytrid fungus Diversity, 1 :52-66 DOI

Loetters S, Kielgast J, Bielby J, Schmidtlein S, Bosch J, Veith M, Walker SF, Fisher MC, Roedder D. 2009. The Link Between Rapid Enigmatic Amphibian Decline and the Globally Emerging Chytrid Fungus ECOHEALTH, 6 :358-372 DOI Author Url

Jones KE, Bielby J, Cardillo M, Fritz SA, O'Dell J, Orme CDL, Safi K, Sechrest W, Boakes EH, Carbone C, Connolly C, Cutts MJ, Foster JK, Grenyer R, Habib M, Plaster CA, Price SA, Rigby EA, Rist J, Teacher A, Bininda-Emonds ORP, Gittleman JL, Mace GM, Purvis A. 2009. PanTHERIA: a species-level database of life history, ecology, and geography of extant and recently extinct mammals Ecology, 90 :2648-2648 DOI

Bielby J, Bovero S, Sotgiu G, Tessa G, Favelli M, Angelini C, Doglio S, Clare FC, Gazzaniga E, Lapietra F, Garner TWJ. 2009. Fatal Chytridiomycosis in the Tyrrhenian Painted Frog ECOHEALTH, 6 :27-32 DOI Author Url

Schipper J, Chanson JS, Chiozza F, Cox NA, Hoffmann M, Katariya V, Lamoreux J, Rodrigues ASL, Stuart SN, Temple HJ, Baillie J, Boitani L, Lacher TE, Mittermeier RA, Smith AT, Absolon D, Aguiar JM, Amori G, Bakkour N, Baldi R, Berridge RJ, Bielby J, Black PA, Blanc JJ, Brooks TM, Burton JA, Butynski TM, Catullo G, Chapman R, Cokeliss Z, Collen B, Conroy J, Cooke JG, da Fonseca GAB, Derocher AE, Dublin HT, Duckworth JW, Emmons L, Emslie RH, Festa-Bianchet M, Foster M, Foster S, Garshelis DL, Gates C, Gimenez-Dixon M, Gonzalez S, Gonzalez-Maya JF, Good TC, Hammerson G, Hammond PS, Happold D, Happold M, Hare J, Harris RB, Hawkins CE, Haywood M, Heaney LR, Hedges S, Helgen KM, Hilton-Taylor C, Hussain SA, Ishii N, Jefferson TA, Jenkins RKB, Johnston CH, Keith M, Kingdon J, Knox DH, Kovacs KM, Langhammer P, Leus K, Lewison R, Lichtenstein G, Lowry LF, Macavoy Z, Mace GM, Mallon DP, Masi M, McKnight MW, Medellin RA, Medici P, Mills G, Moehlman PD, Molur S, Mora A, Nowell K, Oates JF, Olech W, Oliver WRL, Oprea M, Patterson BD, Perrin WF, Polidoro BA, Pollock C, Powel A, Protas Y, Racey P, Ragle J, Ramani P, Rathbun G, Reeves RR, Reilly SB, Reynolds JE, Rondinini C, Rosell-Ambal RG, Rulli M, Rylands AB, Savini S, Schank CJ, Sechrest W, Self-Sullivan C, Shoemaker A, Sillero-Zubiri C, De Silva N, Smith DE, Srinivasulu C, Stephenson PJ, van Strien N, Talukdar BK, Taylor BL, Timmins R, Tirira DG, Tognelli MF, Tsytsulina K, Veiga LM, Vie J-C, Williamson EA, Wyatt SA, Xie Y, Young BE. 2008. The status of the world's land and marine mammals: Diversity, threat, and knowledge SCIENCE, 322 :225-230 DOI Author Url

Davies TJ, Fritz SA, Grenyer R, Orme CDL, Bielby J, Bininda-Emonds ORP, Cardillo M, Jones KE, Gittleman JL, Mace GM, Purvis A. 2008. Phylogenetic trees and the future of mammalian biodiversity PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 105 :11556-11563 DOI Author Url

Cardillo M, Mace GM, Gittleman JL, Jones KE, Bielby J, Purvis A. 2008. The predictability of extinction: biological and external correlates of decline in mammals PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 275 :1441-1448 DOI Author Url

Doherty-Bone TM, Bielby J, Gonwouo NL, LeBreton M, Cunningham AA. 2008. In a vulnerable position? Preliminary survey work fails to detect the amphibian chytrid pathogen in the highlands of Cameroon, an amphibian hotspot HERPETOLOGICAL JOURNAL, 18 :115-118 Author Url

Cooper N, Bielby J, Thomas GH, Purvis A. 2008. Macroecology and extinction risk correlates of frogs GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY, 17 :211-221 DOI Author Url

Bielby J, Mace GM, Bininda-Emonds ORP, Cardillo M, Gittleman JL, Jones KE, Orme CDL, Purvis A. 2007. The fast-slow continuum in mammalian life history: An empirical reevaluation AMERICAN NATURALIST, 169 :748-757 DOI Author Url

J. Bielby , Mace , O. R. P. Bininda-Emonds , M. Cardillo , Gittleman , Jones , C. D. L. Orme , Purvis . 2007. The Fast-Slow Continuum in Mammalian Life History: An Empirical Reevaluation The American Naturalist, 169 :748-748 DOI

Bielby J, Cunningham AA, Purvis A. 2006. Taxonomic selectivity in amphibians: ignorance, geography or biology? ANIMAL CONSERVATION, 9 :135-143 DOI Author Url

Ricketts TH, Dinerstein E, Boucher T, Brooks TM, Butchart SHM, Hoffmann M, Lamoreux JF, Morrison J, Parr M, Pilgrim JD, Rodrigues ASL, Sechrest W, Wallace GE, Berlin K, Bielby J, Burgess ND, Church DR, Cox N, Knox D, Loucks C, Luck GW, Master LL, Moore R, Naidoo R, Ridgely R, Schatz GE, Shire G, Strand H, Wettengel W, Wikramanayake E. 2005. Pinpointing and preventing imminent extinctions PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 102 :18497-18501 DOI Author Url

Cardillo M, Mace GM, Jones KE, Bielby J, Bininda-Emonds ORP, Sechrest W, Orme CDL, Purvis A. 2005. Multiple causes of high extinction risk in large mammal species SCIENCE, 309 :1239-1241 DOI Author Url

Cardillo M, Purvis A, Sechrest W, Gittleman JL, Bielby J, Mace GM. 2004. Human population density and extinction risk in the world's carnivores PLOS BIOLOGY, 2 :909-914 DOI Author Url

Croft DP, Arrowsmith BJ, Bielby J, Skinner K, White E, Couzin ID, Magurran AE, Ramnarine I, Krause J. 2003. Mechanisms underlying shoal composition in the Trinidadian guppy, Poecilia reticulata OIKOS, 100 :429-438 DOI Author Url

Bielby J, Vial F, Woodroffe R, Donnelly CA. Localised Badger Culling Increases Risk of Herd Breakdown on Nearby, Not Focal, Land PLOS ONE, 11 :e0164618-e0164618 DOI Author Url

Brooke ZM, Bielby J, Nambiar K, Carbone C. Correlates of Research Effort in Carnivores: Body Size, Range Size and Diet Matter PLoS ONE, 9 :e93195-e93195 DOI Author Url

Olson DH, Aanensen DM, Ronnenberg KL, Powell CI, Walker SF, Bielby J, Garner TWJ, Weaver G, Fisher MC. Mapping the Global Emergence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus PLoS ONE, 8 :e56802-e56802 DOI Author Url

Bielby J, Cooper N, Cunningham AA, Garner TWJ, Purvis A. Predicting susceptibility to future declines in the world's frogs Conservation Letters, 1 :82-90 DOI Author Url

Bielby J, Price SJ, Monsalve‐CarcaÑo C, Bosch J. Host contribution to parasite persistence is consistent between parasites and over time, but varies spatially Ecological Applications, DOI Public Url


Davies TJ, Fritz SA, Grenyer R, Orme CDL, Bielby J, Bininda-Emonds ORP, Cardillo M, Jones KE, Gittleman JL, Mace GM, Purvis A. 2009. Phylogenetic trees and the future of mammalian biodiversity In the Light of Evolution 2 :263-280 9780309127431 DOI

Editorial boards:

Journal of Animal Ecology, Associate Editor. 2020

Journal of Zoology, Associate Editor, https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14697998. 2018

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Swansea, MRes, Biosciences projects. 2019

University of Swansea, MRes, Biosciences Projects. 2018

Research Grants Awarded:

British Ecological Society, An investigation into the helminthic parasite abundance and diversity in two reservoirs of Mycobacterium bovis, cattle and badgers., Grant value (£): 4090, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2015

Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO), Are ranavirus true multihost pathogens motivating extirpation of amphibian populations?, Jaime Bosch, Natural History Museum of Madrid; Stephen Price, UCL., Grant value (£): 102,000, Duration of research project: 3 years. 2015

The Royal Society, Swiss Cottage School's Urban Habitats:Spreading Biodiversity, Swiss Cottage School, Grant value (£): 2971. 2014

Project Cero, Disease mitigation in declining amphibians populations, Jaime Bosch, Natural Museum Madrid; Trent Garner, ZSL; Mat Fisher, Imperial College London, Grant value (£): 29735. 2011


ZSL Institute of Zoology Independent Research Fellowship, ZSL Institute of Zoology. 2012