If you can’t get hold of any of these publications I am happy to send you a PDF of the research articles (not the book, sorry!) via email.

Jones, O.R. & Vaupel, J.W. (2017) Senescence is not inevitable. Biogerontology. doi:10.1007/s10522-017-9727-3

Colchero, F., Aliaga, A. E., Jones, O. R. and Conde, D. A. (2017), Individual heterogeneity determines sex differences in mortality in a monogamous bird with reversed sexual dimorphism. J Anim Ecol, 86: 899–907. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12677


Shefferson, R, Salguero-Gómez R & Jones OR (eds.) (forthcoming Feb-2017) The Evolution of Senescence In the Tree of Life. Cambridge University Press. Available from Amazon UK/DE/ES/FR/US etc. or direct from CUP [use discount code “SENESCENCE” for 20% off]

Shefferson, RP, Jones, OR & Salguero-Gómez R (2017) Wilting Leaves and Rotting Branches: Reconciling Evolutionary Perspectives on Senescence. In Shefferson, R, Salguero-Gómez R & Jones OR (eds.) The Evolution of Senescence In the Tree of Life. Cambridge University Press.

Salguero-Gómez R & Jones, OR (2017) Life history trade-offs modulate the speed of senescence. In: Shefferson, R, Salguero-Gómez R & Jones OR (eds.) The Evolution of Senescence In the Tree of Life. Cambridge University Press.

Biega, A, Greenberg DA, Mooers AO, Jones, OR, & Martin TE (2017) Global representation of threatened amphibians ex situ is bolstered by non-traditional institutions, but gaps remain. Animal Conservation. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12297

Dahlgren, JP, Colchero, F, Jones, OR, Øien, D-I, Moen, A & Sletvold N (2016) Actuarial senescence in a long-lived orchid challenges our current understanding of ageing. Proc Roy Soc B. 283: 20161217. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2016.1217

open-access-iconColchero F, R Rau, OR Jones, J Barthold, DA Conde, A Lenart, L Nemeth, A Scheuerlein, J Schoeley, C Torres, V Zarulli, J Altmann, DK Brockman, AM Bronikowski, LM Fedigan, A Pusey, TS Stoinski, KB Strier, A Baudisch, SC Alberts & JW Vaupel (2016) The emergence of longevous populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1612191113

open-access-iconSalguero-Gómez, R, Jones, OR, Jongehans, E, Blomberg, S, Franco, M, Hodgson, D, Mbeau-Ache, C, Zuidema, PA, de Kroon, H, & Buckley, Y (2016) Fast-slow continuum and reproductive strategies structure plant life history variation worldwide. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113(1):230-235. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1506215112

Salguero-Gómez, R*, Jones, OR* et al. (2016) COMADRE: a global database of animal demography. Journal of Animal Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12482 * Joint first authors

Larson, S, Colchero, F, Jones, OR, Fernandez-Duque, E & Williams, L (2015) Age and sex-specific mortality of wild and captive populations of a monogamous pair-bonded primate (Aotus azarae). American Journal of Primatology. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22408

open-access-iconSalguero-Gomez, R, Jones, OR, & 19 co-authors 2014 The COMPADRE Plant Matrix Database: an online repository for plant population dynamics. Journal of Ecology 103(1): 202-218 DOI:10.1111/1365-2745.12334 [compadre-db]

badgef1000Jones, OR et al. (2014) Diversity of ageing across the tree of life. Nature 505: 169-173 DOI:10.1038/nature12789 [Faculty of 1000 recommendation]

open-access-iconConde, DA, Colchero, F, Pearce-Kelly, P, Byers, O, Gusset, M, Flesness, N, Browne, R, Jones, OR (2013) Zoos through the Lens of the IUCN Red List: A Global Metapopulation Approach to Support Conservation Breeding Programs. PLoS One 8(12) e80311 DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0080311

Baudisch, AB, Salguero-Gomez, R, Jones, OR, Wrycza, T, Colchero, F (2013) The pace and shape of senescence in angiosperms. Journal of Ecology 101: 596-606 DOI:10.1111/1365-2745.12084

Phillimore, AB, Hadfield, J, Jones, OR & Smithers, RJ (2012) Correction for “Differences in spawn- ing date between populations of common frog reveal local adaptation.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 109: 5134 DOI:10.1073/pnas.1203538109

Colchero, F, Jones, OR & Rebke, M (2012) BaSTA: an R package for Bayesian estimation of age- specific survival from incomplete mark-recapture/recovery data with covariates. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3: 466-470 DOI:10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00186.x

Barthold, JA, Myrskyla, M & Jones, OR (2012) Childlessness drives the sex difference in the association between income and reproductive success of modern Europeans. Evolution and Human Behaviour 33: 628-638 DOI:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2012.03.003

open-access-iconJones, OR & Wang, J (2012) A comparison of four methods for detecting weak genetic structure from marker data. Ecology and Evolution 2 1048-1055 DOI:10.1002/ece3.237

Jones, OR, Purvis, A & Quicke, DLJ (2012) Latitudinal gradients in taxonomic overdescription rate affect macroecological inferences using species list data. Ecography 35: 333-340 DOI:10.1111/j.1600-0587.2011.06956.x

Conde, DA, Flesness, N, Colchero, F, Jones, OR, Scheuerlein, A (2011) Response to Balmford et al. Zoos and Captive Breeding. Science 332: 1149-1150 DOI:10.1126/science.332.6034.1150

Conde, DA, Flesness, N, Colchero, F, Jones, OR, Scheuerlein, A (2011) An emerging role of zoos to conserve biodiversity. Science 331: 1390-1391 DOI:10.1126/science.1200674

Santos, AMC, Triantis, KA, Borges, PAV, Jones, OR, Quicke, DLJ, Whittacker, RJ & Hortal, J (2010) Are species-area relationships from entire archipelagos congruent with those of their constituent islands? Global Ecology and Biodiversity 19: 427-540 DOI:10.1111/j.1466-8238.2010.00536.x

Santos, AMC, Jones, OR, Quicke, DLJ & Hortal, J (2010) Assessing the reliability of biodiversity databases: identifying evenly inventoried island parasitoid faunas (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea) worldwide. Insect Conservation and Diversity 3: 72-82 DOI:10.1111/j.1752-4598.2010.00079.x

Jones, OR & Wang, J (2010) COLONY: a program for parentage and sibship inference from multilocus genotype data. Molecular Ecology Resources 10: 551-555 DOI:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02787.x

badgef1000Phillimore, AB, Hadfield, J, Jones, OR & Smithers, RJ (2010) Differences in spawning date between populations of common frog reveal local adaptation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 107: 8292-8297 DOI:10.1073/pnas.0913792107 [Faculty of 1000 Recommendation]

Jones, OR & Wang, J (2010) Molecular marker-based pedigrees for animal conservation biologists. Animal Conservation 13: 26-34 DOI:10.1111/j.1469-1795.2009.00324.x

Jones, OR, Purvis, A, Baumgart, E, & Quicke, DLJ (2009) Using taxonomic revision data to estimate the geographic and taxonomic distribution of undescribed species richness in the Braconidae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea). Insect Conservation and Diversity 2: 204-212 DOI:10.1111/j.1752-4598.2009.00057.x

Craig, BH, Jones, OR, Pilkington, JG & Pemberton, JM 2008 Re-establishment of nematode infra- community and host survivorship in wild Soay sheep following anthelmintic treatment. Veterinary Parasitology 161: 47-52 DOI:10.1016/j.vetpar.2008.11.027

Jones, OR and 33 co-authors (2008) Senescence rates determined by ranking on the fast-slow life-history continuum. Ecology Letters 11: 664–673 DOI:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2008.01187.x

Jones, OR, Coulson, T, Clutton-Brock T & Godfray, HCJ (2008) A web resource for the UK’s long- term individual-based time-series (LITS) data. Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 612-615 DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01382.x

Quicke, DLJ, Jones, OR & Epstein, D (2007) Correcting the problem of false incongruence due to noise imbalance in the incongruence length difference (ILD) test. Systematic Biology 56: 496–503 DOI:10.1080/10635150701429974

Jones, OR, Crawley, MJ & Pilkington, J (2006) Distribution of a naturally fluctuating ungulate population amongst heterogeneous plant communities: ideal and free? Journal of Animal Ecology 75: 1387–1392 DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2006.01163.x

Jones, OR, Anderson R & Pilkington J (2006) Parasite induced anorexia in a free-ranging mammalian herbivore: an experimental test using Soay sheep. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84: 685–692 DOI:10.1139/z06-045

Martínez, M, Vigal, CR, Jones, OR, Coulson T, & San Miguel A (2005) Different hunting strategies select for different weights in red deer. Biology Letters 1: 353–356 DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2005.0330

Jones, OR, Crawley, MJ, Pilkington, JG & Pemberton, JM (2005) Predictors of early survival in Soay sheep: cohort-, maternal- and individual-level variation. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B. 272: 2619–2625 DOI:10.1098/rspb.2005.3267

Non-peer reviewed articles

Jones, OR (2016) Life History Patterns. In: Kliman, RM (ed.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology. vol. 2, pp. 366–371. Oxford: Academic Press.

Salguero-Gómez, R, Jones, OR et al. (2015) COMADRE: a global database of animal demography. bioRxiv. doi:

Jones, OR (2014) Why do humans deteriorate with age? It’s a biological puzzle. The Conversation

Conde, DA, Flesness, N, Colchero, F, Jones, OR, Scheuerlein, A (2011) Zoos can lead the way with ex situ conservation. World Association of Zoos and Aquariums Magazine 12: 26-29 ISSN: 2074-4528

Other publications

Salguero-Gómez, R, Jones, OR, et al. (2015) COMADRE Animal Matrix Database.

Salguero-Gómez, R, Jones, OR, et al. (2014) COMPADRE Plant Matrix Database.

Colchero, F, Jones, OR & Rebke, M (2011) BaSTA – Bayesian survival analysis for individual-based data. R package version 1.8.

Jones, OR (2007) rcolony – Tools for implementation and visualisation of Colony and its outputs. R package version 0.1.

Jones, OR (2007) simco: A package to import Structure files and deduce similarity coefficients from them. R package version 1.1.

Jones, OR (2006) Long-term Individual based Time Series (LITS) project data repository.