Dr Andy Wilby

Senior Lecturer

Research Overview

My primary interest is the influence of ecological interactions on ecosystem functioning and ecosystem service provision. In particular, my research focuses the application of community ecology to address problems of agricultural and ecosystem sustainability, such as the provision of pollination and pest regulation services and the integration of agriculture and biodiversity conservation. Primarily, I use an experimental approach at a range of scales from lab-based mesocosms to landscape studies.

Getting more Power from Your Flowers: Multi-Functional Flower Strips Enhance Pollinators and Pest Control Agents in Apple Orchards
Campbell, A., Wilby, A., Sutton, P., Wackers, F.L. 20/09/2017 In: Insects. 8, 3, 18 p.
Journal article

Plant biosecurity policy evaluation: the economic impact of pests and diseases
Cook, D., Fraser, R., Wilby, A. 15/05/2017 London : World Scientific Publishing. 248 p. ISBN: 9781786342157. Electronic ISBN: 9781786342164.
Book

Do sown flower strips boost wild pollinator abundance and pollination services in a spring-flowering crop?: a case study from UK cider apple orchards
Campbell, A., Wilby, A., Sutton, P., Wackers, F.L. 15/02/2017 In: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 239, p. 20-29. 10 p.
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Associational resistance or susceptibility: the indirect interaction between chemically-defended and non-defended herbivore prey via a shared predator
Nesbit, C., Menendez Martinez, M.R., Roberts, M.R., Wilby, A. 12/2016 In: Oikos. 125, 12, p. 1802-1811. 10 p.
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Legacy effects of grassland management on soil carbon to depth
Ward, S.E., Smart, S., Quirk, H.J., Tallowin, J., Mortimer, S., Shiel, R.S., Wilby, A., Bardgett, R. 08/2016 In: Global Change Biology. 22, 8, p. 2929-2938. 10 p.
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Selection of aphid prey by a generalist predator: do prey chemical defences matter?
Nesbit, C.M., Wilby, A., Roberts, M.R., Menendez Martinez, M.R. 12/2015 In: Ecological Entomology. 40, 6, p. 767-775. 9 p.
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Local and landscape effects on bee functional guilds in pigeon pea crops in Kenya
Otieno, M., Sidhu, C.S., Woodcock, B.A., Wilby, A., Vogiatzakis, I.N., Mauchline, A.L., Gikungu, M.W., Potts, S.G. 08/2015 In: Journal of Insect Conservation. 19, 4, p. 647-658. 12 p.
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Impact of plant species evenness, dominant species identity and spatial arrangement on the structure and functioning of soil microbial communities in a model grassland
Massaccesi, L., Bardgett, R.D., Agnelli, A., Ostle, N., Wilby, A., Orwin, K.H. 03/2015 In: Oecologia. 177, 3, p. 747-759. 13 p.
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Effects of species evenness and dominant species identity on multiple ecosystem functions in model grassland communities
Orwin, K., Ostle, N., Wilby, A., Bardgett, R. 03/2014 In: Oecologia. 174, 3, p. 979-992. 14 p.
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Plant species composition alters the sign and strength of an emergent multi-predator effect by modifying predator foraging behaviour
Wilby, A., Anderson Anglin, L., Nesbit, C. 1/08/2013 In: PLoS ONE. 8, 8, 7 p.
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Herbivore species richness, composition and community structure mediate predator richness effects and top-down control of herbivore biomass
Wilby, A., Orwin, K.H. 26/07/2013 In: Oecologia. 172, 4, p. 1167-1177. 11 p.
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Improving pest control and pollination services in cider apple orchards by means of multi-functional flowering strips
Campbell, A., Sutton, P., Wilby, A., Wackers, F. 2013 In: Environmental Management on Farmland. Warwick : ASSOCIATION OF APPLIED BIOLOGISTS p. 283-290. 8 p.
Paper

Local management and landscape drivers of pollination and biological control services in a Kenyan agro-ecosystem
Otieno, M., Woodcock, B., Wilby, A., Vogiatzakis, I., Mauchline, A., Gikungu, M., Potts, S. 10/2011 In: Biological Conservation. 144, 10, p. 2424-2431. 8 p.
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Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning.
Hector, A., Wilby, A. 2009 In: The Princeton guide to ecology. Princeton : Princeton University Press p. 367-375. 9 p. ISBN: 9780691128399, 0691128391.
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Biodiversity, food provision and human health.
Wilby, A., Mitchell, C.E., Blumenthal, D., Daszak, P., Friedman, C., Jutro, P., Mazumder, A., Prieur-Richard, A., Desprez-Loustau, M., Sharma, M., Thomas, M.B. 2009 In: Biodiversity change and human health : from ecosystem services to spread of disease. Washington, DC : Island Press p. 13-40. 28 p. ISBN: 9781597264969, 1597264962, 9781597264976, 1597264970.
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Sustainable allocation of biodiversity to improve human health and well-being.
Meyerson, L.A., Sala, O.E., Froment, A., Friedman, C., Hund-Rinke, K., Martens, P., Mazumder, A., Purohit, A.N., Thomas, M.B., Wilby, A. 2009 In: Biodiversity change and human health : from ecosystem services to spread of disease. Washington, DC : Island Press p. 83-98. 16 p. ISBN: 9781597264969, 1597264962, 9781597264976, 1597264970.
Chapter

Density-dependent effects of predator species-richness in diversity-function studies.
Griffiths, G.J.K., Wilby, A., Crawley, M.J., Thomas, M.B. 11/2008 In: Ecology. 89, 11, p. 2986-2993. 8 p.
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The Role of Biodiversity.
Wilby, A., Hector, A. 2008 In: Encyclopedia of life sciences.. Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
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Diversity and pest management in agroecosystems : some perspectives from ecology.
Wilby, A., Thomas, M. 26/03/2007 In: Managing biodiversity in agricultural ecosystems. New York : Columbia University Press ISBN: 978-0231136488.
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Understanding biodiversity effects on prey in multi-enemy systems.
Casula, P., Wilby, A., Thomas, M.B. 09/2006 In: Ecology Letters. 9, 9, p. 995-1004. 10 p.
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Arthropod Diversity and Community Structure in Relation to Land Use in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.
Wilby, A., Lan, L.P., Heong, K.L., Huyen, N.P.D., Quang, N.H., Minh, N.V., Thomas, M.B. 06/2006 In: Ecosystems. 9, 4, p. 538-549. 12 p.
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Managing outbreaks of invasive species: Eradication versus suppression.
Fraser, R.W., Cook, D.C., Mumford, J.D., Wilby, A., Waage, J.K. 2006 In: Journal of Pest Management. 52, 4, p. 261-268. 8 p.
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Functional benefits of predator species diversity depend on prey identity.
Wilby, A., Villareal, S.C., Lan, L.P., Heong, K.L., Thomas, M.B. 10/2005 In: Ecological Entomology. 30, 5, p. 497-501. 5 p.
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A new agenda for biosecurity
Waage, J.K., Fraser, R.W., Mumford, J.D., Cook, D.C., Wilby, A. 2005 London : DEFRA.
Book

Biodiversity and the functioning of selected terrestrial ecosystems : agricultural systems.
Wilby, A., Thomas, M.B. 2005 In: Biodiversity : structure and function.. Oxford : Eolss
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Biological regulation of ecosystem services.
Diaz, S., Wilby, A. 2005 In: Ecosystems and human well-being : current state and trends. Washington D. C. : Island Press p. 297-329. 33 p.
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Non-native pest species : changing patterns mean changing policy issues.
Waage, J.K., Mumford, J.D., Fraser, R.D., Wilby, A., Cook, D.C. 2005 In: Proceedings of the BCPC International Congress : Crop Science and Technology 2005.
Chapter

The impact of animals on species diversity in arid-land plant communities.
Wilby, A., Boeken, B., Shachak, M. 2005 In: Biodiversity in drylands : toward a unified framework. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 189-205. 17 p.
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Phyto-activity of biocides used to manipulate herbivory : tests of three pesticides on fourteen plant species.
Hector, A., Wilby, A., Latsch, O., Brown, V. 09/2004 In: Basic and Applied Ecology. 5, 4, p. 313-320. 8 p.
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Shrubs, granivores and annual plant community stability in an arid ecosystem.
Wilby, A., Shachak, M. 08/2004 In: Oikos. 106, 2, p. 209-216. 8 p.
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Biological control and indirect effects.
Thomas, M.B., Casula, P., Wilby, A. 02/2004 In: Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 19, 2, p. 61.
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Consumption and release of nitrogen by the harvester termite Anacanthotermes ubachi navas in the northern Negev desert, Israel.
Zaady, E., Groffman, P.M., Shachak, M., Wilby, A. 10/2003 In: Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 35, 10, p. 1299-1303. 5 p.
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Are the ecological concepts of assembly and function of biodiversity useful frameworks for understanding natural pest control?
Wilby, A., Thomas, M.B. 11/2002 In: Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 4, 4, p. 237-243. 7 p.
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Ecosystem engineering : a trivialized concept?
Wilby, A. 07/2002 In: Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 17, 7, p. 307.
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Natural enemy diversity and pest control: patterns of pest emergence with agricultural intensification.
Wilby, A., Thomas, M.B. 05/2002 In: Ecology Letters. 5, 3, p. 353-360. 8 p.
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Conservation implications of the link between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.
Hector, A., Joshi, J., Lawler, S., Spehn, E.M., Wilby, A. 12/2001 In: Oecologia. 129, 4, p. 624-628. 5 p.
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Herbivory, litter and soil disturbance as determinants of vegetation dynamics during early old-field succession under set-aside.
Wilby, A., Brown, V.K. 04/2001 In: Oecologia. 127, 2, p. 259-265. 7 p.
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Integration of ecosystem engineering and trophic effects of herbivores.
Wilby, A., Shachak, M., Boeken, B. 03/2001 In: Oikos. 92, 3, p. 436-444. 9 p.
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Harvester ant response to spatial and temporal heterogeneity in seed availability: pattern in the process of granivory.
Wilby, A., Shachak, M. 11/2000 In: Oecologia. 125, 4, p. 495-503. 9 p.
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Harvester termites and organic matter flow in a semi-arid watershed : implications for ecosystem management.
Wilby, A., Shachak, M., Dixon, H. 1999 In: Ecology and Environment. 5, p. 146-153. 8 p.
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