This is a list of all of my articles, papers, book chapters and edited volumes published to date.  Those that have been peer-reviewed are marked*  If you’d like PDF copies, please send me an email: jeff.ollerton [at]

[99] *Biella, P, Ollerton, J., Barcella, M. & Assini, S. (2017) Network analysis of phenological units to detect important species in plant-pollinator communities: can it inform conservation strategies?  Community Ecology (in press)

[98] *Ollerton, J., Rouquette, J.R. & Breeze, T.D. (2016) Insect pollinators boost the market price of culturally important crops: holly, mistletoe and the spirit of Christmas. Journal of Pollination Ecology 19: 93-97

[97] *Hall, D.M., Camilo, G.D., Tonietto, R.K., Ollerton, J., Ahrné, K., Arduser, M., Ascher, J.S., Baldock, K.C.R., Fowler, R.E., Frankie, G.W., Goulson, D., Gunnarsson, B., Hanley, M.E., Jackson, J.I., Langellotto, G., Lowenstein, D., Minor, E.S., Philpott, S.M., Potts, S.G., Sirohi, M.H., Spevak, E.M., Stone, G. & Threlfall, C. (2017) The city as a refuge for insect pollinators. Conservation Biology 31: 24-29

[96] *Rahman, L. Md., Tarrant, S.,Ollerton, J. & McCollin, D. (2016) Effect of soil conditions and landscape factors on macro-snail communities in newly created grasslands of restored landfill sites in the UK.  Zoology and Ecology (in press)

[95] *Rech, A.R., Dalsgaard, B., Sandel, B., Sonne, J. Svenning, J.-C., Holmes, N. & Ollerton, J. (2016) The macroecology of animal versus wind pollination: ecological factors are more important than historical climate stability.  Plant Ecology & Diversity 9: 253-262 [featured on the cover]

[94] Ollerton, J. (2016) Scientist as Poet as Scientist.  Dark Mountain 10: 185-189

[93] *Watts, S., Dormann, C.F., Martín González, A.M. & Ollerton, J. (2016) The influence of floral traits on specialisation and modularity of plant-pollinator networks in a biodiversity hotspot in the Peruvian Andes.  Annals of Botany 118: 415-429

[92] *Maruyama, P.K., Vizentin-Bugoni, J.,Sonne, J., Martín González, A.M., Schleuning, M.,Araujo, A.C., Baquero, A.C., Cardona, J.,Cardona, P., Cotton, P.A.,Kohler, G., Lara, C., Malucelli, T., Humberto Marín, O., Ollerton, J., Rui, A.M., Timmermann, A.,Varassin, I.G., Zanata, T.B., Rahbek, C., Sazima, M. & Dalsgaard, B. (2016) The integration of alien plants in plant-hummingbird pollination networks across the Americas: the importance of species traits and insularity.  Diversity and Distributions 22: 672–681 [featured on the cover]

[91] *Gill, R.J., Baldock, K.C.R., Brown, M.J.F., Cresswell, J.E., Dicks, L.V., Fountain, M.T., Garratt, M.P.D., Gough, L.A., Heard, M.S., Holland, J.M., Ollerton, J., Stone, G.N., Tang, C.Q., Vanbergen, A.J., Vogler, A.P., Woodward, G., Arce, A.N., Boatman, N.D., Brand-Hardy, R., Breeze, T.D., Green, M., Hartfield, C.M., O’Connor, R.S., Osborne, J.L., Phillips, J., Sutton, P.B. & Potts, S.G. (2016) Protecting an ecosystem service: approaches to understanding and mitigating threats to wild insect pollinators. Advances in Ecological Research 54: 135-206

[90] *Moles, A. & Ollerton, J. (2016) Is the notion that species interactions are stronger and more specialized in the tropics a zombie idea? Biotropica 48: 141–145

[89] *Sonne, J., Kyvsgaard, P., Maruyama, P.K., Vizentin-Bugoni, J., Ollerton, J., Sazima, M., Rahbek, C. & Dalsgaard, B. (2016) Spatial effects of artificial feeders on hummingbird abundance, floral visitation and pollen deposition. Journal of Ornithology 157: 573-581

[88] *Bailes, E., Ollerton, J., Pattrick, J. & Glover, B.J. (2015) How can an understanding of plant-pollinator interactions contribute to global food security? Current Opinion in Plant Biology 26: 72-79

[87] Waser, N.M., Ollerton, J. & Price, M.V. (2015) Response to Aguilar et al.’s (2015) critique of Ollerton et al. (2009). Journal of Pollination Ecology 17: 1–2

[86] *Rahman, L. Md., Tarrant, S., McCollin, D. & Ollerton, J. (2015) Vegetation cover and grasslands in the vicinity accelerate development of carabid beetle assemblages on restored landfill sites. Zoology and Ecology 25: 347-354

[85] *Sirohi, M.H., Jackson, J., Edwards, M. & Ollerton, J. (2015) Diversity and abundance of solitary and primitively eusocial bees in an urban centre: a case study from Northampton (England). Journal of Insect Conservation 19: 487-500

[84] *Ollerton, J. Waser, N.M., Rodrigo Rech, A. & Price, M.V. (2015) Using the literature to test pollination syndromes — some methodological cautions. Journal of Pollination Ecology 16: 119-125

[83] Ollerton, J. (2014) Book review of: “A Veritable Eden” by A. Brooks. Manchester Region History Review

[82] *Ollerton, J., Erenler, H., Edwards, M. & Crockett, R. (2014) Extinctions of aculeate pollinators in Britain and the role of large-scale agricultural changes. Science 346: 1360-1362

[81] Ollerton, J. (2013) The Biodiversity Index – a tool for facilities management. Essential FM Report 109: 2-3

[80] *Dalsgaard, B., Trøjelsgaard, K, Martín González, A.M., Nogués-Bravo, D., Ollerton, J., Petanidou, T., Sandel, B., Schleuning, M., Wang, Z., Rahbek, C., Sutherland, W.J., Svenning, J.C. & Olesen, J.M. (2013) Historical climate-change influences modularity of pollination networks. Ecography 36: 1331–1340

[79] *Tarrant, S., Ollerton, J., Rahman, L. Md., Griffin, J. & McCollin, D. (2013) Grassland restoration on landfill sites in the East Midlands, UK: an evaluation of floral resources and pollinating insects. Restoration Ecology 21: 560–568

[78] *Ollerton, J. & Nuttman, C. (2013) Aggressive displacement of Xylocopa nigrita carpenter bees from flowers of Lagenaria sphaerica (Cucurbitaceae) by territorial male Eastern Olive Sunbirds (Cyanomitra olivacea) in Tanzania. Journal of Pollination Ecology 11: 21-26

[77] *Parker, W. & Ollerton, J. (2013) Immunology enlightened by evolutionary biology and anthropology: an approach necessary for public health. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health 2013(1): 89-103 doi:10.1093/emph/eot008

[76] *Rahman, L. Md., Tarrant, S., McCollin, D. Ollerton, J. (2013) Plant community composition and attributes reveal conservation implications for newly created grassland on capped landfill sites. Journal for Nature Conservation 21: 198-205

[75] Vanbergen, A.J., Ambrose, N., Aston, D., Biesmeijer, J.C., Bourke, A., Breeze, T., Brotherton, P., Brown, M., Chandler, D., Clook, M., Connolly, C.N., Costigan, P., Coulson, M., Cresswell, J., Dean, R., Dicks, L., Felicioli, A., Fojt, O., Gallai, N., Genersch, E., Godfray, C., Grieg-Gran, M., Halstead, A., Harding, D., Harris, B., Hartfield, C., Heard, M.S., Herren, B., Howarth, J., Ings, T., Kleijn, D., Klein, A., Kunin, W.E., Lewis, G., MacEwen, A., Maus, C., McIntosh, L., Millar, N.S., Neumann, P., Ollerton, J., Olschewski, R., Osborne, J.L., Paxton, R.J., Pettis, J., Phillipson, B., Potts, S.G., Pywell, R., Rasmont, P., Roberts, S., Salles, J.-M., Schweiger, O., Sima, P., Thompson, H., Titera, D., Vaissiere, B., Van der Sluijs, J., Webster, S., Wentworth, J. & Wright, G.A. (2012) Insect pollinators: linking research and policy. Workshop report, U.K. Science and Innovation Network.

[74] Ollerton, J. (2012) The names of pubs and inns: not just for the birds. Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 43: 46-47

[73] Ollerton, J. (2012) Biogeography: are tropical species less specialised? Current Biology 22: R914-R915

[72] Ollerton, J. (2012) The importance of native pollinators. The Plantsman 11:86-89

[71] *Ollerton, J., Watts, S., Connerty, S., Lock, J., Parker, L., Wilson, I., Schueller, S., Nattero, J., Cocucci, A.A., Izhaki, I., Geerts, S. & Pauw, A. (2012) Pollination ecology of the invasive tree tobacco Nicotiana glauca: comparisons across native and non-native ranges. Journal of Pollination Ecology 9: 85-95

[70] *Dalsgaard, B., Timmermann, A., Martín González, A.M., Olesen, J.M, Ollerton, J. & Andersen, L.H. (2012) Heliconia-hummingbird interactions in the Lesser Antilles: a geographic mosaic? Caribbean Journal of Science 46: 328-331

[69] *Ollerton, J., Chancellor, G. & van Wyhe, J. (2012) John Tweedie and Charles Darwin in Buenos Aires. Notes and Records of the Royal Society 66: 115-124

[68] Ollerton, J. (2012) The importance of LWS meadows for pollinating insects. WildPlaces – the Local Wildlife Sites Newsletter 3: 10

[67] *Watts, S., Huamán Ovalle, D., Moreno Herrera, M. & Ollerton, J. (2012) Pollinator effectiveness of native and non-native flower visitors to an apparently generalist Andean shrub, Duranta mandonii (Verbenaceae). Plant Species Biology 27: 147–158

[66] *Cranmer, L., McCollin, D. & Ollerton, J. (2012) Landscape structure influences pollinator movements and directly affects plant reproductive success. Oikos 121: 562-568

[65] *Rahman, L. Md., Tarrant, S., McCollin, D. & Ollerton, J. (2012) Influence of habitat quality, landscape structure and food resources on breeding skylark (Alauda arvensis) territory distribution on restored landfill sites. Landscape and Urban Planning 105: 281–287

[64] Ollerton, J., Price, V., Armbruster, W.S., Memmott, J., Watts, S., Waser, N.M., Totland, Ø., Goulson, D., Alarcón, R., Stout, J.S. & Tarrant, S. (2012) Overplaying the role of honey bees as pollinators: A comment on Aebi and Neumann (2011). Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27: 141-142

[63] *Munguía-Rosas, M.A., Parra-Tabla, V., Ollerton, J. & Carlos Cervera, J. (2012) Environmental control of reproductive phenology and the effect of pollen supplementation on resource allocation in the cleistogamous weed, Ruellia nudiflora (Acanthaceae). Annals of Botany 109: 343-350

[62] *Dalsgaard, B., Magård, E., Fjeldså, J., Martín González, A.M., Rahbek, C., Olesen, J.M., Ollerton, J., Alarcón, R., Araujo, A.C., Cotton, P., Lara, C., Machado, C.C., Sazima, I., Sazima, M., Timmermann, A., Watts, S., Sandel, B., Sutherland, W.J., Svenning, J.C. (2011) Specialization in plant-hummingbird networks is associated with species richness, contemporary precipitation and Quaternary climate-change velocity. PLoS ONE 6(10): e25891. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025891

[61] *Rahman, L. Md., Tarrant, S., McCollin, D. and Ollerton, J. (2011) The conservation value of restored landfill sites in the East Midlands, UK for supporting bird communities. Biodiversity and Conservation 20: 1879-1893

[60] *Munguía-Rosas, M.A. Ollerton, J. Parra-Tabla, V. & Arturo De-Nova, J. (2011) Meta-analysis of phenotypic selection on flowering phenology suggests that early flowering plants are favoured. Ecology Letters 14: 511-521

[59] *Munguía-Rosas, M.A. Ollerton, J. & Parra-Tabla, V. (2011) Phenotypic selection on flowering phenology and size of two dioecious plant species with different pollen vectors. Plant Species Biology 26: 205–212

[58] *Parra-Tabla, V., Vargas C.F., Naval, C., Calvo, L.M. & Ollerton, J. (2011) Population status and reproductive success of an endangered epiphytic orchid in a fragmented landscape. Biotropica 43: 640-647

[57] *Mayer, C., Adler, L., Armbruster, W.S. Dafni, A., Eardley, C., Huang, S.-Q., Kevan, P.G., Ollerton, J., Packer, L. Ssymank, A., Stout, J.C. & Potts, S.G. (2011) Pollination ecology in the 21st century: key questions for future research. Journal of Pollination Ecology 3: 8-23

[56] *Waser, N.M., Ollerton, J. & Erhardt, A. (2011) Typology in pollination biology: lessons from an historical critique. Journal of Pollination Ecology 3: 1-7

[55] *Ollerton, J., Tarrant, S. & Winfree, R. (2011) How many flowering plants are pollinated by animals? Oikos 120: 321–326

[54] Ollerton, J. and Waser, N.M. (2010) Pollinators as critical ecosystem service providers: the biodiversity of species interactions [abstract]. Proceedings of the CBD – COP 9 Associated Scientific Conference on Biodiversity Research (including the COP 9 President’s Conclusions and the Recommendations to COP 9), Bonn, May 12 – 16, 2008. Biology International 48: s.n.

[53] Ollerton, J. (2010) W(h)ither science? Dark Mountain 1: 146-149

[52] *Erenler, H.E., Ashton, P., Gillman, M. & Ollerton, J. (2010) Factors determining species richness of soil seed banks in lowland ancient woodlands. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 1631-1648

[51] *Ricciardi, F., Boyer, M. & Ollerton, J. (2010) Assemblage and interaction structure of the anemonefish-anemone mutualism across the Manado region of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Environmental Biology of Fishes 87: 333-347

[50] Ollerton, J. & Coulthard, E. (2009) Evolution of animal pollination. Science 326: 808-809

[49] *Martin Gonzalez, A.M., Dalsgaard, B., Ollerton, J., Timmermann, A., Olesen, J.M., Andersen, L. & Tossas, A.G. (2009) Effects of climate on pollination networks in the West Indies. Journal of Tropical Ecology 25: 493-506

[48] *Ollerton, J., Masinde, S., Meve, U., Picker, M. & Whittington, A. (2009) Fly pollination in Ceropegia (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae): Biogeographic and phylogenetic perspectives. Annals of Botany 103: 1501-1514

[47] *Ollerton, J., Alarcón, R., Waser, N.M., Price, M.V., Watts, S., Cranmer, L., Hingston, A. Peter, C.I. & Rotenberry, J. (2009) A global test of the pollination syndrome hypothesis. Annals of Botany 103: 1471-1480

[46] *Dalsgaard, B., Martín González, A.M., Olesen, J.M., Ollerton, J., Timmermann, A., Andersen, L.H., & Tossas, A.G. (2009) Plant–hummingbird interactions in the West Indies: floral specialisation gradients associated with environment and hummingbird size. Oecologia 159: 757-766

[45] *Ollerton, J., Cranmer, L., Stelzer, R., Sullivan, S. & Chittka, L. (2009) Bird pollination of Canary Island endemic plants. Naturwissenschaften 96: 221-232

[44] *Alarcón, R., Waser, N.M. & Ollerton, J. (2008) Year-to-year variation in the topology of a plant-pollinator interaction network. Oikos 117: 1796-1807

[43] *Dalsgaard, B., Martín González, A.M., Olesen, J.M. Timmermann, A., Andersen, L.H. & Ollerton, J. (2008) Pollination networks and functional specialization: a test using Lesser Antillean plant-hummingbird assemblages. Oikos 117: 789-793

[42] Ollerton, J. (2008) Blogging from Bonn – a personal account of the pre-COP9 meeting: “Biodiversity Research – Safeguarding the Future”. Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 39: 35-38

[41] Ollerton, J. (2008) Book review of: “Ecology and Evolution of Flowers” by L.D. Harder & S.C.H. Barrett. Systematic Biology 57: 516-517

[40] *Ollerton, J., Killick, A., Lamborn, E., Watts, S. & Whiston, M. (2007) Multiple meanings and modes: on the many ways to be a generalist flower. Taxon 56: 717-728

[39] *Ollerton, J., Grace, J. & Smith, K. (2007) Pollinator behaviour and adaptive floral colour change in Anthophora alluadii (Hymenoptera: Apidae) and Erysimum scoparium (Brassicaceae) on Tenerife. Entomologia Generalis 29: 253-268

[38] *Ollerton, J., McCollin, D., Fautin, D.G & Allen, G.R. (2007) Finding NEMO – nestedness engendered by mutualistic organisation in anemonefish and their hosts. Proceedings of the Royal Society series B 274: 591-598

[37] *Ollerton, J., Stott, A., Allnutt, E., Shove, S., Taylor, C. & Lamborn, E. (2007) Pollination niche overlap between a parasitic plant and its host. Oecologia 151: 473-485

[36] *Stelzer, R.J., Ollerton, J. & Chittka, L. (2007) Keine Nachweis für Hummelbesuch der Kanarischen Vogelblumen (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Entomologia Generalis 30: 153-154

[35] Ollerton, J. & Raguso, R. (2006) The sweet stench of decay. New Phytologist 172: 382-385

[34] *Ollerton, J. (2006) “Biological Barter”: patterns of specialization compared across different mutualisms. Pp. 411—435 in: Waser, N.M. & Ollerton, J. (eds.) Plant-Pollinator Interactions: from Specialization to Generalization. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA

[33] *Ollerton, J. Johnson, S.D. & Hingston, A.B. (2006) Geographical variation in diversity and specificity of pollination systems. Pp. 283—308 in: Waser, N.M. & Ollerton, J. (eds.) Plant-Pollinator Interactions: from Specialization to Generalization. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA

[32] *Waser, N.M. & Ollerton, J. [eds.] (2006) Plant-Pollinator Interactions: from Specialization to Generalization. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA

[31] Ollerton, J. & Dafni, A. (2005) Functional floral morphology and phenology. pp. 1-26 in: Dafni, A., P.G. Kevan & Husband, B.C. (Eds.) Practical Pollination Biology. Enviroquest, Cambridge, Ontario

[30] Ollerton, J. (2005) Flowering time and the Wallace Effect. Heredity 95: 181-182

[29] *Ollerton J., Johnson S. D., Cranmer, L. & Kellie, S. (2003) The pollination ecology of an assemblage of grassland asclepiads in South Africa. Annals of Botany 92: 807-834

[28] *Ollerton, J. & Liede, S. (2003) Corona structure in Cynanchum: linking morphology to function. Ecotropica 9: 107-112

[27] Ollerton, J. (2002) Book review: Vuorisalo, T.O. & Mutikainen, P.K. (eds.) Life History Evolution in Plants. Plant Systematics and Evolution 232: 138-141

[26] *Ollerton, J. & Cranmer, L. (2002) Latitudinal trends in plant-pollinator interactions: are tropical plants more specialised? Oikos 98: 340-350

[25] *Ollerton, J. & Watts, S. (2000) Phenotype space and floral typology: towards an objective assessment of pollination syndromes. Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi I. Matematisk-Naturvitenskapelig Klasse, Avhandlinger, Ny Serie 39: 149-159

[24] *Totland, Ø., Armbruster, W.S., Fenster, C., Molau, U., Nilsson, L.A., Olesen, J.M., Ollerton, J., Philipp, M. & Ågren, J. [eds.] (2000) The Scandinavian Association for Pollination Ecology honours Knut Fægri. Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi I. Matematisk-Naturvitenskapelig Klasse, Avhandlinger, Ny Serie 39: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo

[23] *Lamborn, E. & Ollerton, J. (2000) Experimental assessment of the functional morphology of inflorescences of Daucus carota (Apiaceae): testing the “fly catcher effect”. Functional Ecology 14: 445-454

[22] Ollerton, J. (1999) The evolution of pollinator-plant relationships within the arthropods. pp. 741-758 in Melic, A., DeHaro, J.J., Mendez, M. & Ribera, I. (eds.) Evolution and Phylogeny of the Arthropoda. Entomological Society of Aragon, Zaragoza

[21] Ollerton, J. (1999) Fly trapping in Ceropegia flowers – evidence of ant predation of pollinators. Asklepios 77: 31-32

[20] *Ollerton, J. & Diaz, A. (1999) Evidence for stabilising selection acting on flowering time in Arum maculatum (Araceae): the influence of phylogeny on adaptation. Oecologia 119: 340-348

[18] *Kite, G.C., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Lewis, M.J., Boyce, P.C., Ollerton, J., Cocklin, E., Diaz, A., & Simmonds, M.S.J. (1998) Inflorescence odours and pollinators of Arum and Amorphophallus (Araceae).   pp. 295-315 in Owens, S.J. & Rudall, P.J. (eds.) Reproductive Biology in Systematics, Conservation and Economic Botany. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

[18] Ollerton, J. (1998) Sunbird surprise for syndromes. Nature 394: 726-727

[17] Ollerton, J. & McCollin, D. (1998) Insect and angiosperm diversity in marine environments: a response to van der Hage. Functional Ecology 12: 976-977

[16] *Ollerton, J. & Lack, A.J. (1998) Relationships between flowering phenology, plant size and reproductive success in Lotus corniculatus (Fabaceae). Plant Ecology 139: 35-47

[15] *Ollerton, J. & Liede, S. (1997) Pollination systems in the Asclepiadaceae: a survey and preliminary analysis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 62: 593-610

[14] *Goulson, D. Ollerton, J. & Sluman, C. (1997) Foraging strategies in the small skipper butterfly, Thymelicus flavus; when to switch? Animal Behaviour 53: 1009-1016

[13] *Ollerton, J. (1996) Reconciling ecological processes with phylogenetic patterns: the apparent paradox of plant-pollinator systems. Journal of Ecology 84: 767-769

[12] *Ollerton, J. (1996) Interactions between gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) and inflorescences of Piper novae-hollandiae (Piperaceae) in Australia. The Entomologist 115: 181-184

[11] *Ollerton, J. & Lack, A.J. (1996) Partial predispersal seed predation in Lotus corniculatus L. (Fabaceae). Seed Science Research 6: 65-69

[10] *Waser, N.M., Chittka, L., Price, M.V., Williams, N. & Ollerton, J. (1996) Generalization in pollination systems, and why it matters. Ecology 77: 1043-1060

[9] Ollerton, J. (1996) An update of the ASCLEPOL project. Asklepios 67: 31-32

[8] Ollerton, J. & Forster, P. (1995) Diptera associated with flowers of Ceropegia cumingiana in Australia. Asklepios 66: 21-22

[7] Ollerton & Lack (1993) Plant phenology – selection and neutrality – reply. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 8: 35-35

[6] *Ollerton, J. & Lack, A.J. (1992) Flowering phenology: an example of relaxation of natural selection? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 7: 274-276

[5] Ollerton, J. (1992) Asclepiad cultivation in the early 19th Century: part 2. Asklepios 57: 22-23

[4] Ollerton, J. (1992) Asclepiad cultivation in the early 19th Century: part 1. Asklepios 56: 27-28

[3] Ollerton, J. (1989) A lesson from the students. New Scientist 1685: 69

[2] Ollerton, J. (1989) The Walls of the Garden. Oxford Wildlife News 4: 1-2

[1] Ollerton, J. (1986) Adaptations to arid environments in the Asclepiadaceae. British Cactus and Succulent Journal 4: 94-98

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