Professor Stephen Simpson

FAA FRS
ARC Laureate Fellow
Academic Director, The Charles Perkins Centre

D17 - Charles Perkins Centre
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 1613

Website The Charles Perkins Centre

Biographical details

Professor Stephen Simpson is Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Sydney. The Charles Perkins Centre is a new $385 million cross-faculty initiative at the University of Sydney. Its mission is to research and implement cross-disciplinary approaches to alleviating the individual and societal burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Stephen returned to Australia in 2005 as an ARC Federation Fellow after 22 years at Oxford. Before that he had undertaken his PhD at the University of London, and his undergraduate degree and Honours at the University of Queensland.

Together with colleague David Raubenheimer, Stephen developed an integrative modelling framework for nutrition, the Geometric Framework, which was devised and tested using insects but has since been applied to a wide range of organisms, from slime moulds to humans, and problems, from aquaculture and conservation biology to the dietary causes of human obesity and ageing. A synthesis of this body of work can be found in The Nature of Nutrition: a Unifying Framework from Animal Adaptation to Human Obesity, published by Princeton University Press in 2012. In addition to nutritional biology, Stephen’s research on locusts has led to an understanding of locust swarming that links chemical events in the brains of individual insects to landscape-scale mass migration.

Stephen has been Visiting Professor at Oxford, a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) in Berlin, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the University of Arizona, and Guest Professor at the University of Basel. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, in 2008 he was awarded the Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, in 2009 he was named NSW Scientist of the Year, and in 2010 he was named as the Wigglesworth Medallist by the Royal Entomological Society of London. In 2013 Stephen was elected Fellow of the Royal Society, and awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Entomological Society. He was also co-writer, narrator and presenter of the four-part documentary Great Southern Land, for ABC TV, which was aired to critical and viewer acclaim in September 2012.

Research interests

My group works at the interface of physiology, ecology, and behaviour. As well as discovering the mechanisms that induce swarming in locusts (research which now spans events within the nervous system of individual locusts to mass migration), we have, in collaboration with longstanding colleague David Raubenheimer (Massey University), developed a novel class of state-space models for nutrition, called the Geometric Framework (GF). The GF arose from extensive experiments on insects, but is now being applied in a wide variety of contexts, including conservation biology, human health, gerontology, immunology, ecology and aquaculture.

Leads the Behaviour and Physiology Research Lab The Behaviour and Physiology Research Group (BPRG), studies the neural, physiological, ecological and evolutionary bases of animal behaviour. The group's emphasis is 'bottom-up', in that we are especially concerned with the way in which lower-level processes lead to higher level outcomes. Our approach focuses on the behaviour of individual organisms and involves an interplay between theory and experiment. Most of our experimental work is on insects, although recent work has examined fish, birds and mammals - including humans. Techniques employed include the quantitative analysis of behaviour, neurophysiology, metabolic and digestive physiology, mathematical modelling, computer simulations and laboratory selection experiments.

Awards and honours

  • Fellow of the Royal Society, 2013
  • Edwards Oration, Australian Society for Medical Research,2013
  • Honorary Fellow, Royal Entomological Society, 2013
  • The Wigglesworth Medal and Award, Royal Entomological Society, 2012
  • ARC Laureate Fellowship, 2010-2014
  • NSW Scientist of the Year, 2009
  • NSW Scientist of the Year Award for Plant and Animal Sciences, 2009
  • Inaugural ‘Frontiers in Biology’ Lecturer, Princeton University, 2009
  • Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, 2008
  • Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, 2007
  • Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, invited participant, 2006
  • ARC Federation Fellowship, 2005-2009
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, 2005-2008
  • Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, University of Oxford, 2005-2008
  • Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute of Advanced Study), 2002-2003
  • Invited Exhibitor, Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, 2001
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Arizona, 1999
  • Guest Professor, University of Basel, 1990

In the media

  • Great Southern Land, co-writer, presenter and narrator, ABC, September 2012
  • Nature’s Weirdest Events, BBC, January 2012
  • Locusts, Animal Planet/Oxford Scientific Films, 2009
  • Catalyst, ABC, 2009
  • Catalyst, ABC, 2008
  • Mega Disasters: Super Swarm, History Channel, 2007
  • Killer Swarm, Channel 5 UK, 2006
  • The Perfect Swarm, National Geographic, 2005
  • Locust swarms: The rules of attraction. (2010). The Economist 18 September
  • Hunger and cannibalism make locusts swarm. (2010). Planet Earth online
  • Brainless behavior: a myxomycete chooses a balanced diet. (2010). PNAS 107, 5267-5268.
  • Q&A. (2009). Current Biology 19, R632-R633.
  • Animal behaviour: feeding the superorganism. (2009). Current Biology 19, R366.
  • Sensible swarming. (2009). Nature 457, 132.
  • Evolutionary ecology: old ideas percolate into ecology. (2009). Current Biology 19, R21-R23.
  • The key to Pandora’s box. (2009). Science 323, 594-595.
  • The hunger, the horror. (2008). New Scientist May 31, 42-45.
  • Locusts, Cannibalism & Human Obesity. (2007). Australasian Science, August, 20-22.
  • How locusts decide it’s time to swarm. (2006). New Scientist, June1.
  • Align in the sand. Perspective. (2006). Science 312, 1320-1322.
  • March of the locusts. Research Highlights. (2006). Nature 441, 670.
  • Push on the marching crickets. News & Views. (2006). Nature 440, 38.
  • Can the war on locusts be won? (2004). Science 306, 1880-1882.
  • An insect’s extreme makeover. (2004). Science 306, 1881.

Selected grants

2014

  • Towards real time data sharing to support patient-centred care, quality health delivery, improvement programmes, performance management and research; Morris J, Roberts C, Simpson S, Kay J, Venkatesh S, Fazekas B, Arthur J, Feng D, Holmes E, James D, Yang J, Engel A; NSW Ministry of Health, Office for Health and Medical Research/Bioinformatics Collaborative Grants Program.
  • Dining with Dasyurids: Using Nutritional Geometry to Improve Diets for Captive Breeding Programs; Raubenheimer D, McAllan B, Simpson S, Spindler R, Van Sluys M, Shaw M, Wilder S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2013

  • Establishment of a Preconception Cohort Study in VietNam to link with the Charles Perkins Centre Cohort study; Morris J, Baur L, Benn D, Glasson R, Robinson B, Simpson S, Dang D, Tran T, Smyth C; DVC International/IPDF Grant.
  • The University of Sydney Core Facility for Human Body Composition Assessment; Salis A, Caterson I, Brand-Miller J, Simpson S, Tam C, Johnson N, Grunstein R; DVC Research/Equipment Grant.
  • Integrating nutritional immunology; Simpson S, Holmes A, Ponton F, Wilson K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Diabetes research project; Salis A, Caterson I, Brand-Miller J, Simpson S, Johnson N, Franklin J, Yee B; Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation/Equipment Grant.
  • Advanced High Resolution Mass Spectrometer for Collaborative Proteomic and Lipidomics Research; Raftery M, Cordwell S, Stocker R, Simpson S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).
  • IMELDA: Indonesian Model for Epidemic Lifestyle Disease Associations; Holmes A, Simpson S, Sudoyo H, Malik S, Suastika K; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2012

  • Do nutritionally poor environments promote sociality? Testing a long-standing hypothesis in two socially plastic insect groups (INSSOCPLAS); Simpson S, Gilbert J; European Commission (Belgium)/Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship.
  • Sydney Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity Network (SIBRN); Sorrell T, Bennett B, Booy R, Crawford J, Dwyer D, Gilbert G, Giles F, Holmes A, Hossain L, Iredell J, Jones C, Kesson A, Kerridge I, Marais B, Simpson S, Sintchenko V, Ward M, Werder O, Britton W, Dhand N, Hunter C, Kamradt-Scott A, Mor S, Salkeld G, Shaw T, Smith F, Wood N; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • A flexible high throughput analytical system for psychopharmacology and drug discovery; McGregor I, Simpson S, Shannon Weickert C, Kassiou M, Copeland J, Solowij N, Codd R, Arnold J, Karl T, Long L; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2011

  • Host-pathogen interactions as a resource competition problem; Wilson K, Simpson S, Cotter S, Smith J, Graham R; Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (UK)/Research Support.
  • Safety in numbers or beware thy neighbour: collective motion and disease transmission in a migratory pest (LOCDIS); Graham R, Graham R, Simpson S; European Commission/Marie Curie Action: International Research Staff Exchange.
  • Can bees meet their nutritional needs in the current UK landscape?; Simpson S, Borland A, Wright G; Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (UK)/Research Support.
  • Dietary nutrients, variety and the control of human energy intake; Simpson S, Conigrave A; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Sydney basin Multi-purpose Spectral Analysis Facility for evolutionary and ecological studies.; Ballard J, McArthur C, Simpson S, Oldroyd B, Beekman M, Sword G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2010

  • Nutritional immunology: a new frontier in biology; Ponton F, Simpson S; DVC Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.
  • Developing a new framework for analysing the impact of nutrition on immunity and parasitism; Simpson S, Wilson K; DVC Research/International Visiting Research Fellowship (IVRF).
  • Nutritional Dynamics: from Genes to Individuals to Ecosystems; Simpson S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Australian Laureate Fellowships (FL).
  • Embla (Titanium PSG System); Grunstein R, Liu P, Robinson P, Simpson S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • Next-generation high-speed flow cytometric cell sorter; Fazekas B, King N, Simpson S, Britton W, Campbell I, Vadas M, Grau G, Weninger W, Christopherson R, Gamble J, Rasko J, McCaughan G, Xia P, Beale P, Holst J, Haass N, Combes V, Saunders B, Byrne S, West N, Gorrell M, Bertolino P, Bowen D, Warner F, Seth D, Grimshaw M, Jolly C, Martiniello-Wilks R, Mrass P, Lyons G, Sword G; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • Locust Swarming: From Neurochemistry to Mass Migration; Simpson S; DVC International/IPDF Grant.
  • Ageing, Nutrition and Geometric Framework; Cumming R, Simpson S, Le Couteur D, Blyth F, Naganathan V, Kendig H, Seibel M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2009

  • Heterarchical modelling of nutritional ecology: from individuals to communities; Couzin I, Simpson S, Raubenheimer D, Couzin I, Charleston M, Sword G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • The Nutritional geometry of ageing in a rodent model ; Simpson S, Le Couteur D, Raubenheimer D, Ballard J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Autonomous tracking and predictive modelling of Australian plague locust migratory band movement; Sword G, Sukkarieh S, Brooker G, Simpson S, Spurgin P, Spurgin P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2008

  • The functional genomics of locust migratory behaviour; Sword G, Simpson S, Lo N, Kang L; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Video analysis suite for the integrative analysis of resource acquisition behaviour in animals; Simpson S, Shine R, Thompson M, Seebacher F, Pile A, McArthur C, Coleman R, Beekman M, Ward A, Sword G, Brooks R, Poore A, Bonduriansky R, Cassis G, Olsson M, Williams S, Booth D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).
  • Video analysis suite for the integrative analysis of resource acquisition behaviour in animals; Simpson S, Shine R, Thompson M, Seebacher F, Pile A, McArthur C, Coleman R, Beekman M, Ward A, Sword G, Brooks R, Poore A, Bonduriansky R, Cassis G, Olsson M, Booth D, Williams S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).
  • Nutrition and ageing: caloric restriction and free radicals revisited; Simpson S; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.

2007

  • A geometrical and genomic analaysis of the nutritional bases of ageing in a model invertebrate, droSchool of Philosophical and Historical Inquiryla melanogaster; Simpson S; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.
  • Testing the protein leverage hypothesis in humans; Simpson S, Conigrave A, Caterson I, Brand-Miller J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Climate controlled physical containment 2 (PC2) and pathogen/insect contained glasshouse facility; Day D, Guest D, Warren C, Simpson S, Kennedy I, Overall R, Smith P, McArthur C, Mansfield S, Gardiner J, McConchie R, Copeland L, Kecskes M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).
  • Marie Curie Fellowship - Australian plague locust population genetics and migratory behaviour; Simpson S; European Commission via INRA/Research Grant.
  • Marie Curie Fellowship - Australian plague locust population genetics and migratory behaviour; Simpson S; European Commission via INRA/Research Grant.
  • Self-medication or host-manipulation: influence of parasites on host feeding behaviour; Simpson S; Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)/Research Grant.

2006

  • On the move: the study of self-organised movement of animal groups with and without leadership; Simpson S, Beekman M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Australian plague locust population genetics and migratory behaviour; Simpson S, Sword G, McCulloch L, Steinbauer J, Steinbauer M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2004

  • Integrative behaviour: A new synthesis; Simpson S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Federation Fellowship (FF).

2001

  • Adaptability of an insect herbivore, the diamondback moth, to change in its nutritional environment; Raubenheimer D, Simpson S; Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (UK)/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2012). The Nature of Nutrition: A Unifying Framework from Animal Adaptation to Human Obesity. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S., Sanchez-Vazquez, J., Huntingford, F., Kadri, S., Jobling, M. (2012). Nutrition and Diet Choice. In Felicity Huntingford, Malcolm Jobling, Sunil Kadri (Eds.), Aquaculture and Behavior, (pp. 150-182). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2012). The geometry of human nutrition. In Louise A. Baur, Stephen M. Twigg, Roger S.Magnusson (Eds.), A Modern Epidemic: Expert Perspectives on Obesity and Diabetes, (pp. 20-45). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Everitt, A., Heilbronn, L., Morris, B., Brown-Borg, H., Merry, B., Simpson, S., Varady, K., Masoro, E., Redman, L., Le Couteur, D. (2010). Conclusion: Human Calorie Restriction and Anti-Aging Therapy. In Everitt, A.V., Rattan, S.I.S., Le Couteur, D.G. and de Cabo, R. (Eds.), Calorie Restriction, Aging and Longevity, (pp. 311-318). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2010). Hunger and satiety. In Breed, M. and Moore, J. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, (pp. 117-126). New York: Academic Press Elsevier.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2010). The Nutritional Geometry of Aging. In Everitt, A.V., Rattan, S.I.S., Le Couteur, D.G. and de Cabo, R. (Eds.), Calorie Restriction, Aging and Longevity, (pp. 111-122). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Simpson, S., Sword, G. (2009). Phase polyphenism in locusts: Mechanisms, population consequences, adaptive significance and evolution. In T. Ananthakrishnan and D. Whitman (Eds.), Phenotypic Plasticity of Insects: Mechanisms and Consequences, (pp. 147-189). Enfield, NH, USA: Science Publishers Inc.
  • Beekman, M., Sword, G., Simpson, S. (2008). Biological foundations of swarm intelligence. In C Blum and D. Merkle (Eds.), Swarm Intelligence – Introduction and applications, (pp. 3-41). Berlin: Springer.
  • Thompson, S., Simpson, S. (2003). Nutrition. In Vincent Resh and Ring Cardé (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Insects, (pp. 807-813). (USA), San Diego: Elsevier Science.

Journals

  • Povey, S., Cotter, S., Simpson, S., Wilson, K. (2014). Dynamics of macronutrient self-medication and illness-induced anorexia in virally infected insects. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83(1), 245-255.
  • Hawley, J., Simpson, S., Wilder, S. (2014). Effects of Prey Macronutrient Content on Body Composition and Nutrient Intake in a Web-Building Spider. PLoS One, 9(6), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Raubenheimer, D., Rothman, J., Pontzer, H., Simpson, S. (2014). Macronutrient contributions of insects to the diets of hunter-gatherers: A geometric analysis. Journal of Human Evolution, 71, 70-76. [More Information]
  • Paoli, P., Donley, D., Stabler, D., Saseendranath, A., Nicolson, S., Simpson, S., Wright, G. (2014). Nutritional balance of essential amino acids and carbohydrates of the adult worker honeybee depends on age. Amino Acids, 46(6), 1449-1458. [More Information]
  • Gosby, A., Conigrave, A., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2014). Protein leverage and energy intake. Obesity Reviews.
  • Gosby, A., Conigrave, A., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2014). Protein leverage and energy intake. Obesity Reviews, 15(3), 183-191. [More Information]
  • Atkinson, A., Hill, S., Barange, M., Pakhomov, E., Raubenheimer, D., Schmidt, K., Simpson, S., Reiss, C. (2014). Sardine cycles, krill declines, and locust plagues: revisiting "wasp-waist" food webs. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 29(6), 309-316. [More Information]
  • Le Couteur, D., Wilder, S., De Cabo, R., Simpson, S. (2014). The Evolution of Research on Ageing and Nutrition. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 69(1), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Solon-Biet, S., McMahon, A., Ballard, J., Ruohonen, K., Wu, L., Cogger, V., Warren, A., Huang, X., Pichaud, N., Melvin, R., Gokam, R., Khalil, M., Raubenheimer, D., Le Couteur, D., Simpson, S., et al (2014). The Ratio of Macronutrients, Not Caloric Intake, Dictates Cardiometabolic Health, Aging, and Longevity in Ad Libitum-Fed Mice. Cell Metabolism, 19(3), 418-430. [More Information]
  • Wilder, S., Norris, M., Lee, R., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2013). Arthropod food webs become increasingly lipid-limited at higher trophic levels. Ecology Letters, 16, 895-902. [More Information]
  • Kearney, M., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D., Kooijman, S. (2013). Balancing heat, water and nutrients under environmental change: a thermodynamic niche framework. Functional Ecology, 27(4), 950-965. [More Information]
  • Jensen, K., Engelke, S., Simpson, S., Mayntz, D., Hunt, J. (2013). Balancing of specific nutrients and subsequent growth and body composition in the slug Arion lusitanicus. Physiology and Behavior, 122, 84-92. [More Information]
  • Hewson-Hughes, A., Hewson-Hughes, V., Colyer, A., Miller, A., Hall, S., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2013). Consistent proportional macronutrient intake selected by adult domestic cats (Felis catus) despite variations in macronutrient and moisture content of foods offered. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 183(4), 525-536. [More Information]
  • Wilder, S., Le Couteur, D., Simpson, S. (2013). Diet mediates the relationship between longevity and reproduction in mammals. Age, 35(3), 921-927. [More Information]
  • Huang, X., Hancock, D., Gosby, A., McMahon, A., Solon-Biet, S., Le Couteur, D., Conigrave, A., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2013). Effects of dietary protein to carbohydrate balance on energy intake, fat storage and heat production in mice. Obesity, 21(1), 85-92. [More Information]
  • Hewson-Hughes, A., Hewson-Hughes, V., Colyer, A., Miller, A., McGrane, S., Hall, S., Butterwick, R., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2013). Geometric analysis of macronutrient selection in breeds of the domestic dog, Canis lupus familiaris. Behavioural Ecology, 24(1), 293-304. [More Information]
  • Clissold, F., Coggan, N., Simpson, S. (2013). Insect herbivores can choose microclimates to achieve nutritional homeostasis. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 216(11), 2089-2096. [More Information]
  • Ponton, F., Wilson, K., Holmes, A., Cotter, S., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2013). Integrating nutrition and immunology: A new frontier. Journal of Insect Physiology, 59(2), 130-137. [More Information]
  • Gilbert, J., Simpson, S. (2013). Natural history and behaviour of Dunatothrips aneurae Mound (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae), a phyllode-gluing thrips with facultative pleometrosis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 109(4), 802-816. [More Information]
  • Clissold, F., Brown, Z., Simpson, S. (2013). Protein-induced mass increase of the gastrointestinal tract of locusts improves net nutrient uptake via larger meals rather than more efficient nutrient absorption. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 216(2), 329-337. [More Information]
  • Cummings, D., Lee, R., Nodder, S., Simpson, S., Holmes, S. (2013). Trophic status and condition of Hyalinoecia longibranchiata from two regions of contrasting oceanic productivity. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 477, 147-159. [More Information]
  • Le Couteur, D., McLachlan, A., Quinn, R., Simpson, S., De Cabo, R. (2012). Aging biology and novel targets for drug discovery. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 67A(2), 168-174. [More Information]
  • Dussutour, A., Simpson, S. (2012). Ant workers die young and colonies collapse when fed a high-protein diet. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 279(1737), 2402-2408. [More Information]
  • Gilbert, J., Mound, L., Simpson, S. (2012). Biology of a new species of socially parasitic thrips (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae), inside Dunatothrips nests, with evolutionary implications for inquilinism in thrips. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 107(1), 112-122. [More Information]
  • Guttal, V., Romanczuk, P., Simpson, S., Sword, G., Couzin, I. (2012). Cannibalism can drive the evolution of behavioural phase polyphenism in locusts. Ecology Letters, 15(10), 1158-1166. [More Information]
  • Blumfield, M., Hure, A., MacDonald-Wicks, L., Smith, R., Simpson, S., Giles, W., Raubenheimer, D., Collins, C. (2012). Dietary balance during pregnancy is associated with fetal adiposity and fat distribution. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 96(5), 1032-1041. [More Information]
  • Cummings, D., Buhl, J., Lee, R., Simpson, S., Holmes, S. (2012). Estimating Niche width using stable isotopes in the face of habitat variability: A modelling case study in the marine environment. PLoS One, 7(8), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Lihoreau, M., Simpson, S. (2012). Food, "culture," and sociality in Drosophila. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 1-2. [More Information]
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S., Tait, A. (2012). Match and mismatch: Conservation physiology, nutritional ecology and the timescales of biological adaptation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 367(1596), 1628-1646. [More Information]
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S., Tait, A. (2012). Match and mismatch: Conservation physiology, nutritional ecology and the timescales of biological adaptation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 367(1596), 1628-1646. [More Information]
  • Nersesian, C., Banks, P., Simpson, S., McArthur, C. (2012). Mixing nutrients mitigates the intake constraints of a plant toxin in a generalist herbivore. Behavioral Ecology, 23(4), 879-888. [More Information]
  • Heitmann, B., Westerterp, K., Loos, R., Sorensen, T., O'Dea, K., McLean, P., Jensen, T., Eisenmann, J., Speakman, J., Simpson, S., et al (2012). Obesity: Lessons from evolution and the environment. Obesity Reviews, 13(10), 910-922. [More Information]
  • Marais, B., Crawford, J., Iredell, J., Ward, M., Simpson, S., Gilbert, G., Griffiths, P., Kamradt-Scott, A., Colagiuri, R., Jones, C., et al (2012). One world, one health: Beyond the Millennium Development Goals. The Lancet, 380(9844), 805-806. [More Information]
  • Jensen, K., Mayntz, D., Toft, S., Clissold, F., Hunt, J., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2012). Optimal foraging for specific nutrients in predatory beetles. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 279(1736), 2212-2218. [More Information]
  • Cullen, D., Sword, G., Simpson, S. (2012). Optimizing multivariate behavioural syndrome models in locusts using automated video tracking. Animal Behaviour, 84(4), 771-784. [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2012). Spoilt by choice. Australasian Science, 33(6), 20-22.
  • Martinez-Cordero, C., Kuzawa, C., Sloboda, D., Stewart, J., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2012). Testing the Protein Leverage Hypothesis in a free-living human population. Appetite, 59(2), 312-315. [More Information]
  • Martinez-Cordero, C., Kuzawa, C., Sloboda, D., Stewart, J., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2012). Testing the Protein Leverage Hypothesis in a free-living human population. Appetite, 59(2), 312-315. [More Information]
  • Blumfield, M., Hure, A., MacDonald-Wicks, L., Smith, R., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D., Collins, C. (2012). The association between the macronutrient content of maternal diet and the adequacy of micronutrients during pregnancy in the Women and Their Children's Health (WATCH) study. Nutrients, 4(12), 1958-1976.
  • Buhl, J., Sword, G., Simpson, S. (2012). Using field data to test locust migratory band collective movement models. Interface Focus, 2(6), 757-763. [More Information]
  • Le Couteur, D., Simpson, S. (2011). Adaptive Senectitude: The Prolongevity Effects of Aging. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 66A(2), 179-182. [More Information]
  • Chapuis, M., Tohidi-Esfahani, D., Dodgson, T., Blondin, L., Ponton, F., Cullen, D., Simpson, S., Sword, G. (2011). Assessment and validation of a suite of reverse transcription-quantitative PCR reference genes for analyses of density-dependent behavioural plasticity in the Australian plague locust. BMC Molecular Biology, 12, 7-1-7-11. [More Information]
  • Hansen, M., Buhl, J., Bazazi, S., Simpson, S., Sword, G. (2011). Cannibalism in the lifeboat - Collective movement in Australian plague locusts. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65(9), 1715-1720. [More Information]
  • Chapuis, M., Popple, J., Berthier, K., Simpson, S., Deveson, E., Spurgin, P., Steinbauer, M., Sword, G. (2011). Challenges to assessing connectivity between massive populations of the Australian plague locust. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 278(1721), 3152-3160. [More Information]
  • Piper, M., Partridge, L., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2011). Dietary restriction and aging: A unifying perspective. Cell Metabolism, 14(2), 154-160. [More Information]
  • Ward, A., Herbert-Read, J., Simpson, S. (2011). Diets and decisions: The potential use of food protein cues in dietary, sexual and social decisions by mosquitofish. Animal Behaviour, 82(4), 783-790. [More Information]
  • Ponton, F., Chapuis, M., Pernice, M., Sword, G., Simpson, S. (2011). Evaluation of potential reference genes for reverse transcription-qPCR studies of physiological responses in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Insect Physiology, 57(6), 840-850. [More Information]
  • Robinson, K., Tohidi-Esfahani, D., Lo, N., Simpson, S., Sword, G. (2011). Evidence for Widespread Genomic Methylation in the Migratory Locust, Locusta migratoria (Orthoptera: Acrididae). PLoS One, 6(12), Article no. e28167-1-Article no. e28167-9. [More Information]
  • Hewson-Hughes, A., Hewson-Hughes, V., Miller, A., Hall, S., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2011). Geometric analysis of macronutrient selection in the adult domestic cat, Felis catus. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 214(6), 1039-1051. [More Information]
  • Buhl, J., Sword, G., Clissold, F., Simpson, S. (2011). Group structure in locust migratory bands. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65(2), 265-273. [More Information]
  • Ponton, F., Lalubin, F., Fromont, C., Wilson, K., Behm, C., Simpson, S. (2011). Hosts use altered macronutrient intake to circumvent parasite-induced reduction in fecundity. International Journal for Parasitology, 41, 43-50. [More Information]
  • Coggan, N., Clissold, F., Simpson, S. (2011). Locusts use dynamic thermoregulatory behaviour to optimize nutritional outcomes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 278(1719), 2745-2752. [More Information]
  • Cotter, S., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D., Wilson, K. (2011). Macronutrient balance mediates trade-offs between immune function and life history traits. Functional Ecology, 25(1), 186-198. [More Information]
  • Cotter, S., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D., Wilson, K. (2011). Macronutrient balance mediates trade-offs between immune function and life history traits. Functional Ecology, 25(1), 186-198. [More Information]
  • South, S., House, C., Moore, A., Simpson, S., Hunt, J. (2011). Male cockroaches prefer a high carbohydrate diet that makes them more attractive to females: Implications for the study of condition dependence. Evolution, 65(6), 1594-1606. [More Information]
  • Jensen, K., Mayntz, D., Toft, S., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2011). Nutrient regulation in a predator, the wolf spider Pardosa prativaga. Animal Behaviour, 81(5), 993-999. [More Information]
  • Ponton, F., Wilson, K., Cotter, S., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2011). Nutritional immunology: a multi-dimensional approach. PLoS Pathogens, 7(12), 1 - e1002223-3. [More Information]
  • Bazazi, S., Romanczuk, P., Thomas, S., Schimansky-Geier, L., Hale, J., Miller, G., Sword, G., Simpson, S., Couzin, I. (2011). Nutritional state and collective motion: From individuals to mass migration. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 278(1704), 356-363. [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Sword, G., Lo, N. (2011). Polyphenism in insects. Current Biology, 21(18), R738-R739.
  • Jensen, K., Mayntz, D., Toft, S., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2011). Prey nutrient composition has different effects on Pardosa wolf spiders with dissimilar life histories. Oecologia, 165(3), 577-583. [More Information]
  • Jensen, K., Mayntz, D., Toft, S., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2011). Prey nutrient composition has different effects on Pardosa wolf spiders with dissimilar life histories. Oecologia, 165(3), 577-583. [More Information]
  • Cummings, D., Lee, R., Simpson, S., Booth, D., Pile, A., Holmes, S. (2011). Resource partitioning amongst co-occurring decapods on wellheads from Australia's North-West shelf. An analysis of carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 409(1-2), 186-193. [More Information]
  • Chapuis, M., Simpson, S., Blondin, L., Sword, G. (2011). Taxa-specific heat shock proteins are over-expressed with crowding in the Australian plague locust. Journal of Insect Physiology, 57(11), 1562-1567. [More Information]
  • Gosby, A., Conigrave, A., Lau, N., Iglesias, M., Hall, R., Jebb, S., Brand-Miller, J., Caterson, I., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2011). Testing Protein Leverage in Lean Humans: A Randomised Controlled Experimental Study. PLoS One, 6(10), e25929-(11pp). [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2011). The nature of nutrition: a unifying framework. Australian Journal of Zoology, 59, 350-368. [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2011). The nature of nutrition: A unifying framework. Australian Journal of Zoology, 59(6), 350-368.
  • Dussutour, A., Latty, T., Beekman, M., Simpson, S. (2010). Amoeboid organism solves complex nutritional challenges. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 107(10), 4607-4611.
  • Cullen, D., Sword, G., Dodgson, T., Simpson, S. (2010). Behavioural phase change in the Australian plague locust, Chortoicetes terminifera, is triggered by tactile stimulation of the antennae. Journal of Insect Physiology, 56, 937-942.
  • Ballard, J., Melvin, R., Lazarou, M., Clissold, F., Simpson, S. (2010). Cost of a Naturally Occurring Two–Amino Acid Deletion in Cytochrome c Oxidase Subunit 7A in Drosophila simulans. The American Naturalist, 176, E98-E108.
  • Gosby, A., Soares-Wynter, S., Campbell, C., Badaloo, A., Antonelli, M., Hall, R., Martinez-Cordero, C., Jebb, S., Brand-Miller, J., Caterson, I., Conigrave, A., Simpson, S., et al (2010). Design and testing of foods differing in protein to energy ratios. Appetite, 55(2), 367-370. [More Information]
  • Sorensen, A., Mayntz, D., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2010). Dietary ratio of protein to carbohydrate induces plastic responses in a gastrointestinal tract of mice. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 180, 259-266.
  • Sorensen, A., Mayntz, D., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2010). Dietary ratio of protein to carbohydrate induces plastic responses in the gastrointestinal tract of mice. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 180, 259-266. [More Information]
  • Miller, G., Simpson, S. (2010). Isolation from a marching band increases haemocyte density in wild locusts (Chortoicetes terminifera). Ecological Entomology, 35(2), 236-239. [More Information]
  • Berthier, K., Chapuis, M., Simpson, S., Ferenz, H., Habib Kane, C., Kang, L., Lange, A., Ott, S., Babah Ebbe, M., Rodenburg, K., Sword, G., et al (2010). Laboratory Populations as a Resource for Understanding the Relationship Between Genotypes and Phenotypes: A Global Case Study in Locusts. Advances in Insect Physiology, 39, 1-37. [More Information]
  • Jensen, K., Mayntz, D., Wang, T., Simpson, S., Overgaard, J. (2010). Metabolic consequences of feeding and fasting on nutritionally different diets in the wolf spider Pardosa prativaga. Journal of Insect Physiology, 56(9), 1095-1100.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D., Charleston, M., Clissold, F. (2010). Modelling nutritional interactions: from individuals to communities. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 25(1), 53-60. [More Information]
  • Kearney, M., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D., Helmuth, B. (2010). Modelling the ecological niche from functional traits. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 365(1557), 3469-3483. [More Information]
  • Cummings, D., Booth, D., Lee, R., Simpson, S., Pile, A. (2010). Ontogenetic diet shifts in the reef fish Pseudanthias rubrizonatus from isolated populations on the North-West Shelf of Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 419, 211-222. [More Information]
  • Sword, G., Lecoq, M., Simpson, S. (2010). Phase polyphenism and preventative locust management. Journal of Insect Physiology, 56(8), 949-957.
  • Clissold, F., Tedder, B., Conigrave, A., Simpson, S. (2010). The gastrointestinal tract as a nutrient-balancing organ. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 227(1688), 1751-1759. [More Information]
  • Brooks, R., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2010). The price of protein: combining evolutionary and economic analysis to understand excessive energy consumption. Obesity Reviews, 11(12), 887-894. [More Information]
  • Bazazi, S., Ioannou, C., Simpson, S., Sword, G., Torney, C., Lorch, P., Couzin, I. (2010). The Social Context of Cannibalism in Migratory Bands of the Mormon Cricket. PLoS One, 5(12), e15118-1-e15118-7. [More Information]
  • Mayntz, D., Nielsen, V., Sorensen, A., Toft, S., Raubenheimer, D., Hejlesen, C., Simpson, S. (2009). Balancing of protein and lipid intake by a mammalian carnivore, the mink, Mustela vison. Animal Behaviour, 77(2), 349-355. [More Information]
  • Gray, L., Sword, G., Anstey, M., Clissold, F., Simpson, S. (2009). Behavioural phase polyphenism in the Australian plague locust (Chortoicetes terminifera). Biology Letters, 5(3), 306-309.
  • Dussutour, A., Simpson, S. (2009). Communal Nutrition in Ants. Current Biology, 19(9), 740-744. [More Information]
  • Miller, G., Pell, J., Simpson, S. (2009). Crowded locusts produce hatchlings vulnerable to fungal attack. Biology Letters, 5(6), 845-848.
  • Warwick, S., Vahed, K., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2009). Free amino acids as phagostimulants in cricket nuptial gifts: support for the 'Candymaker' hypothesis. Biology Letters, 5(2), 194-196.
  • Clissold, F., Sanson, G., Read, J., Simpson, S. (2009). Gross vs. net income: How plant toughness affects performance of an insect herbivore. Ecology, 90(12), 3393-3405. [More Information]
  • Srygley, R., Lorch, P., Simpson, S., Sword, G. (2009). Immediate protein dietary effects on movement and the generalised immunocompetence of migrating Mormon crickets Anabrus simplex (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). Ecological Entomology, 34(5), 663-668. [More Information]
  • Pener, M., Simpson, S. (2009). Locust phase polyphenism: an update. Advances in Insect Physiology, 36, 1-286.
  • Dukas, R., Simpson, S. (2009). Locusts show rapid individual learning but no social learning about food. Animal Behaviour, 78(2), 307-311. [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2009). Macronutrient balance and lifespan. Aging, 1(10), 875-880.
  • Franson, B., Weldon, C., Perez-Staples, D., Simpson, S., Taylor, P. (2009). Nutrients, not caloric restriction, extend lifespan in Queensland fruit flies (Bactrocera tryoni). Aging Cell, 8(5), 514-523. [More Information]
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S., Mayntz, D. (2009). Nutrition, ecology and nutritional ecology: toward an integrated framework. Functional Ecology, 23, 4-16.
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S., Mayntz, D. (2009). Nutrition, ecology and nutritional ecology: toward and integrated framework. Functional Ecology, 23(1), 4-16. [More Information]
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2009). Nutritional PharmEcology: Doses, nutrients, toxins, and medicines. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 49(3), 329-337. [More Information]
  • Reynolds, A., Sword, G., Simpson, S., Reynolds, D. (2009). Predator percolation, insect outbreaks, and phase polyphenism. Current Biology, 19(1), 20-24. [More Information]
  • Felton, A., Felton, A., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S., Foley, W., Wood, J., Wallis, I., Lindenmayer, D. (2009). Protein content of diets dictates the daily energy intake of a free-ranging primate. Behavioral Ecology, 20(4), 685-690.
  • Anstey, M., Rogers, S., Ott, S., Burrows, M., Simpson, S. (2009). Serotonin mediates behavioral gregarization underlying swarm formation in desert locusts. Science, 323(5914), 627-630.
  • Maklakov, A., Hall, M., Simpson, S., Dessmann, J., Clissold, F., Zajitschek, F., Lailvaux, S., Raubenheimer, D., Bonduriansky, R., Brooks, R. (2009). Sex differences in nutrient - dependent reproductive ageing. Aging Cell, 8(3), 324-330. [More Information]
  • Maklakov, A., Hall, M., Simpson, S., Dessmann, J., Clissold, F., Zajitschek, F., Lailvaux, S., Raubenheimer, D., Bonduriansky, R., Brooks, R. (2009). Sex differences in nutrient-dependent reproductive ageing. Aging Cell, 8(3), 324-330.
  • Miller, G., Clissold, F., Mayntz, D., Simpson, S. (2009). Speed over efficiency: locusts select body temperatures that favour growth rate over efficient nutrient utilization. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 276(1673), 3581-3589.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2009). The protein leverage hypothesis in human obesity. Cardiology in General Practice, 10(32).
  • Warbrick-Smith, J., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S., Behmer, S. (2009). Three hundred and fifty generations of extreme food specialisation: testing predictions of nutritional ecology. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 132(1), 65-75. [More Information]
  • Gluckman, P., Hanson, M., Bateson, P., Beedle, A., Law, C., Bhutta, Z., Anokhin, K., Bougneres, P., Chandak, G., Dasgupta, P., Simpson, S., et al (2009). Towards a new developmental synthesis: adaptive developmental plasticity and human disease. The Lancet, 373(9675), 1654-1657.
  • Cheng, K., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2008). A Geometry of Regulatory Scaling. The American Naturalist, 172(5), 681-693.
  • Povey, S., Cotter, S., Simpson, S., Lee, K., Wilson, K. (2008). Can the protein costs of bacterial resistance be offset by altered feeding behaviour? Journal of Animal Ecology, 78(2), 437-446.
  • Dussutour, A., Simpson, S. (2008). Carbohydrate regulation in relation to colony growth in ants. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 211(14), 2224-2232.
  • Bazazi, S., Buhl, J., Hale, J., Anstey, M., Sword, G., Simpson, S., Couzin, I. (2008). Collective motion and cannibalism in locust migratory bands. Current Biology, 18(10), 735-739. [More Information]
  • Dussutour, A., Simpson, S. (2008). Description of a simple synthetic diet for studying nutritional responses in ants. Insectes Sociaux, 55, 329-333. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Simpson, S., Wilson, K. (2008). Dietary protein-quality influences melanization and immune function in an insect. Functional Ecology, 22(6), 1052-1061.
  • Ji, R., Simpson, S., Yu, F., He, Q., Yun, C. (2008). Diets of migratory rosy starlings (Passeriformes : Sturnidae) and their effects on grasshoppers: Implications for a biological agent for insect pests. Biological Control, 46(3), 547-551. [More Information]
  • Chapuis, M., Popple, J., Simpson, S., Estoup, A., Martin, J., Steinbauer, M., McCulloch, L., Sword, G. (2008). Eight polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Australian plague locust, Chortoicetes terminifera. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8, 1414-1416.
  • Sword, G., Simpson, S. (2008). Evolution: Radiotracking Sexual Selection. Current Biology, 18(20), R955-R956. [More Information]
  • Dussutour, A., Nicolis, S., Despland, E., Simpson, S. (2008). Individual differences influence collective behaviour in social caterpillars. Animal Behaviour, 76, 5-16. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Simpson, S., Clissold, F., Brooks, R., Ballard, J., Taylor, P., Soran, N., Raubenheimer, D. (2008). Lifespan and reproduction in Drosophila: New insights from nutritional geometry. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 105(7), 2498-2503.
  • Simpson, S., Sword, G. (2008). Locusts. Current Biology, 18(9), R364-R366.
  • Andrews, G., Simpson, S., Pile, A. (2008). New method for presenting nutritionally defined food sources to marine organisms. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 6, 299-306.
  • Sorensen, A., Mayntz, D., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2008). Protein-leverage in mice: The geometry of macronutrient balancing and consequences for fat deposition. Obesity, 16(3), 566-571.
  • Maklakov, A., Simpson, S., Zajitschek, F., Hall, M., Dessmann, J., Clissold, F., Raubenheimer, D., Bonduriansky, R., Brooks, R. (2008). Sex-specific fitness effects of nutrient intake on reproduction and lifespan. Current Biology, 18(14), 1062-1066. [More Information]
  • Ballard, J., Melvin, R., Simpson, S. (2008). Starvation resistance is positively correlated with body lipid proportion in five wild caught Drosophila simulans populations. Journal of Insect Physiology, 54, 1371-1376. [More Information]
  • Miller, G., Islam, M., Claridge, T., Dodgson, T., Simpson, S. (2008). Swarm formation in the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria: isolation and NMR analysis of the primary maternal gregarizing agent. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 211(3), 370-376.
  • Ruohonen, K., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2007). A new approach to diet optimisation: A re-analysis using European whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus). Aquaculture, 267(1-4), 147-156. [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2007). Caloric restriction and aging revisited: The need for a geometric analysis of the nutritional bases of aging. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 62(7), 707-713.
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2007). Geometric analysis: From nutritional ecology to livestock production. Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, 16, 51-63.
  • Simpson, S., Miller, G. (2007). Maternal effects on phase characteristics in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria: A review of current understanding. Journal of Insect Physiology, 53(9), 869-876. [More Information]
  • Raubenheimer, D., Mayntz, D., Simpson, S., Toft, S. (2007). Nutrient-specific compensation following diapause in a predator: Implications in intraguild predation. Ecology, 88(10), 2598-2608.
  • Dussutour, A., Simpson, S., Despland, E., Colasurdo, N. (2007). When the group denies individual nutritional wisdom. Animal Behaviour, 74(4), 931-939. [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Sword, G., Lorch, P., Couzin, I. (2006). Cannibal crickets on a forced march for protein and salt. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 103(11), 4152-4156.
  • Warbrick-Smith, J., Behmer, S., Lee, K., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2006). Evolving resistance to obesity in an insect. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 103(38), 14045-14049.
  • Lee, K., Cory, J., Wilson, K., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2006). Flexible diet choice offsets protein costs of pathogen resistance in a caterpillar. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 273(1588), 823-829.
  • Buhl, J., Sumpter, D., Couzin, I., Hale, J., Despland, E., Miller, E., Simpson, S. (2006). From disorder to order in marching locusts. Science, 312(5778), 1402-1406.
  • Lee, K., Behmer, S., Simpson, S. (2006). Nutrient regulation in relation to diet breadth: a comparison of Heliothis sister species and a hybrid. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 209(11), 2076-2084.
  • Simpson, S. (2006). Professor Sir Richard (Dick) Southwood - Born June 20th 1931, Died October 26th 2005. Obituary. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 118(2), 175-175.
  • Despland, E., Simpson, S. (2006). Resource distribution mediates synchronization of physiological rhythms in locust groups. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 273(1593), 1517-1522.
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2006). The challenge of supplementary feeding: Can geometric analysis help save the kakapo? Notornis, 53(1), 100-111.
  • Simpson, S., Sword, G., De Loof, A. (2005). Advances, controversies and consensus in locust phase polyphenism research. Journal of Orthoptera Research, 14(2), 213-222.
  • Raubenheimer, D., Lee, K., Simpson, S. (2005). Does Bertrand's rule apply to macronutrients? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 272(1579), 2429-2434.
  • Despland, E., Simpson, S. (2005). Food choices of solitarious and gregarious locusts reflect cryptic and aposematic antipredator strategies. Animal Behaviour, 69(2), 471-479. [More Information]
  • Mayntz, D., Raubenheimer, D., Salomon, M., Toft, S., Simpson, S. (2005). Nutrient-specific foraging in invertebrate predators. Science, 307(5706), 111-113.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2005). Obesity: the protein leverage hypothesis. Obesity Reviews, 6(2), 133-142.
  • Lester, L., Grach, C., Pener, M., Simpson, S. (2005). Stimuli inducing gregarious colouration and behaviour in nymphs of Schistocerca gregaria. Journal of Insect Physiology, 51(7), 737-747. [More Information]
  • Despland, E., Simpson, S. (2005). Surviving the change to warning colouration: density-dependent polyphenism suggests a route for the evolution of aposematism. Chemoecology: evolutionary, mechanistic and environmental approaches to chemically-mediated interactions, 15(2), 69-75. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2004). A comparison of nutrient regulation between solitarious and gregarious phases of the specialist caterpillar, Spodoptera exempta (Walker). Journal of Insect Physiology, 50(12), 1171-1180. [More Information]
  • Opstad, R., Rogers, S., Behmer, S., Simpson, S. (2004). Behavioural correlates of phenotypic plasticity in mouthpart chemoreceptor numbers in locusts. Journal of Insect Physiology, 50(8), 725-736. [More Information]
  • Zudaire, E., Simpson, S., Illa, I., Montuenga, L. (2004). Dietary influences over proliferating cell nuclear antigen expression in the locust midgut. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 207(13), 2255-2265.
  • Haegele, B., Wang, F., Sehnal, F., Simpson, S. (2004). Effects of crowding, isolation, and transfer from isolation to crowding on the total ecdysteroid content of eggs in Schistocerca gregaria. Journal of Insect Physiology, 50(7), 621-628. [More Information]
  • Despland, E., Rosenberg, J., Simpson, S. (2004). Landscape structure and locust swarming: a satellite’s eye view. Ecography, 27(3), 381-391.
  • Simpson, S., Sibly, R., Lee, K., Behmer, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2004). Optimal foraging when regulating intake of multiple nutrients. Animal Behaviour, 68(6), 1299-1311.
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2004). Organismal stoichiometry: quantifying non-independence among food components. Ecology, 85(5), 1203-1216.
  • Rogers, S., Matheson, T., Sasaki, K., Kendrick, K., Simpson, S., Burrows, M. (2004). Substantial changes in central nervous system neurotransmitters and neuromodulators accompany phase change in the locust. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 207(20), 3603-3617.
  • Lee, K., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2004). The effect of nutritional imbalance on compensatory feeding for cellulose-mediated dietary dilution in a generalist caterpillar. Physiological Entomology, 29(2), 108-117.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2004). The geometry of human nutrition. Jahrbuch, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 2002/3, 295-316.
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2004). Unravelling the tangle of nutritional complexity. Jahrbuch, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 2002/3, 275-294.
  • Lee, K., Raubenheimer, D., Behmer, S., Simpson, S. (2003). A correlation between macronutrient balancing and insect host-plant range: evidence from the specialist caterpillar Spodoptera exempta. Journal of Insect Physiology, 49(12), 1161-1171. [More Information]
  • Hoste, B., Simpson, S., De Loof, A., Breuer, M. (2003). Behavioural differences in Locusta migratoria associated with albinism and their relation to [His7]-corazonin. Physiological Entomology, 28(1), 32-38.
  • Bouaichi, A., Simpson, S. (2003). Density-dependent accumulation of phase characteristics in a natural population of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria. Physiological Entomology, 28(1), 25-31.
  • Behmer, S., Cox, E., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2003). Food distance and its effect on nutrient balancing in a mobile insect herbivore. Animal Behaviour, 66(4), 665-675. [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Batley, R., Raubenheimer, D. (2003). Geometric analysis of macronutrient intake in humans: the power of protein? Appetite, 41(2), 123-140.
  • Rogers, S., Matheson, T., Despland, E., Dodgson, T., Burrows, M., Simpson, S. (2003). Mechanosensory-induced behavioural gregarization in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 206(22), 3991-4002.
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2003). Nutrient balancing in grasshoppers: behavioural and physiological correlates of dietary breadth. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 206(10), 1669-1681.
  • Wright, S., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D., Stevenson, P. (2003). The feeding behaviour of the weevil, Exophthalmus jekelianus, with respect to the nutrients and allelochemical in host plant leaves. Oikos: a journal of ecology, 100(1), 172-184.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D., Behmer, S., Whitworth, A., Wright, S. (2002). A comparison of nutritional regulation in solitarious- and gregarious-phase nymphs of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 205(1), 121-129.
  • Hoste, B., Simpson, S., Tanaka, S., De Loof, A., Breuer, M. (2002). A comparison of phase-related shifts in behavior and morphometrics of an albino strain, deficient in [His7]-corazonin, and a normally colored Locusta migratoria strain. Journal of Insect Physiology, 48(8), 791-801.
  • Lee, K., Behmer, S., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2002). A geometric analysis of nutrient regulation in the generalist caterpillar Spodoptera littoralis (Boisduval). Journal of Insect Physiology, 48(6), 655-665.
  • Wilson, K., Thomas, M., Blanford, S., Doggett, M., Simpson, S., Moore, S. (2002). Coping with crowds: Density-dependent disease resistance in desert locusts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 99(8), 5471-5475.
  • Hoste, B., Simpson, S., Tanaka, S., Zhu, D., De Loof, A., Breuer, M. (2002). Effects of [His7]-corazonin on the phase state of isolated-reared (solitarious) desert locusts, Schistocerca gregaria. Journal of Insect Physiology, 48(10), 981-990.
  • van der Zee, B., Behmer, S., Simpson, S. (2002). Food mixing strategies in the desert locust: effects of phase, distance between foods and food nutrient content. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 103(3), 227-237.
  • Behmer, S., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2002). Herbivore foraging in chemically heterogeneous environments: nutrients and secondary metabolites. Ecology, 83(9), 2489-2501.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2001). A framework for the study of macronutrient intake in fish. Aquaculture Research, 32(6), 421-432.
  • Behmer, S., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2001). Frequency-dependent food selection in locusts: a geometric analysis of the role of nutrient balancing. Animal Behaviour, 61(5), 995-1005.
  • Simpson, S., Despland, E., Hagele, B., Dodgson, T. (2001). Gregarious behaviour in desert locusts is evoked by touching their back legs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 98(7), 3895-3897.
  • Lenz, E., Hagele, B., Wilson, I., Simpson, S. (2001). High resolution H NMR spectroscopic studies of the composition of the haemolymph of crowd- and solitary-reared nymphs of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 32(1), 51-56.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2001). The geometric analysis of nutrient-allelochemical interactions: a case study using locusts. Ecology, 82(2), 422-439.
  • Gouveia, S., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D., Zanotto, F. (2000). Patterns of respiration in Locusta migratoria nymphs when feeding. Physiological Entomology, 25, 88-93. [More Information]
  • Wright, G., Raubenheimer, D., Hill, S., Simpson, S. (2000). The feeding behaviour of Schistocerca gregaria, the desert locust, on two starch mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana. Chemoecology: evolutionary, mechanistic and environmental approaches to chemically-mediated interactions, 10(2), 59-67.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2000). The Hungry Locust. Advances in the Study of Behavior, , 1-44. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Wilkinson, S., Bradbury, E., Thomson, P., Simpson, S., Cowieson, A. (2013). Calcium and phosphorus interactions in broiler nutrition: A geometric framework approach. 24th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The World's Poultry Science Association.
  • Wilkinson, S., Bradbury, E., Thomson, P., Simpson, S., Cowieson, A. (2013). Calcium and phosphorus interactions in broiler nutrition: a Geometric framework approach. 23rd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney.
  • Gray, L., Anderson, A., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2012). Evolving obesity resistance and metabolic-thrift in the genetic model organism - Drosophila melanogaster. XXIV International Congress of Entomology 'New Era in Entomology', Daegu, Korea: The Entomological Society of Korea.
  • Ponton, F., Wilson, K., Holmes, A., Cotter, S., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2012). Nutritional immunology: A multi-dimensional approach. XXIV International Congress of Entomology 'New Era in Entomology', Daegu, Korea: The Entomological Society of Korea.
  • Wilder, S., Norris, M., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2012). Nutritional limitation of food chain length. XXIV International Congress of Entomology 'New Era in Entomology', Daegu, Korea: The Entomological Society of Korea.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2006). Understanding nutrition: from cannibal crickets to human obesity. Australasian Society for the study of Animal Behaviour Conference (2006), Sydney, Australia: Macquarie University.

2014

  • Povey, S., Cotter, S., Simpson, S., Wilson, K. (2014). Dynamics of macronutrient self-medication and illness-induced anorexia in virally infected insects. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83(1), 245-255.
  • Hawley, J., Simpson, S., Wilder, S. (2014). Effects of Prey Macronutrient Content on Body Composition and Nutrient Intake in a Web-Building Spider. PLoS One, 9(6), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Raubenheimer, D., Rothman, J., Pontzer, H., Simpson, S. (2014). Macronutrient contributions of insects to the diets of hunter-gatherers: A geometric analysis. Journal of Human Evolution, 71, 70-76. [More Information]
  • Paoli, P., Donley, D., Stabler, D., Saseendranath, A., Nicolson, S., Simpson, S., Wright, G. (2014). Nutritional balance of essential amino acids and carbohydrates of the adult worker honeybee depends on age. Amino Acids, 46(6), 1449-1458. [More Information]
  • Gosby, A., Conigrave, A., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2014). Protein leverage and energy intake. Obesity Reviews.
  • Gosby, A., Conigrave, A., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2014). Protein leverage and energy intake. Obesity Reviews, 15(3), 183-191. [More Information]
  • Atkinson, A., Hill, S., Barange, M., Pakhomov, E., Raubenheimer, D., Schmidt, K., Simpson, S., Reiss, C. (2014). Sardine cycles, krill declines, and locust plagues: revisiting "wasp-waist" food webs. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 29(6), 309-316. [More Information]
  • Le Couteur, D., Wilder, S., De Cabo, R., Simpson, S. (2014). The Evolution of Research on Ageing and Nutrition. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 69(1), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Solon-Biet, S., McMahon, A., Ballard, J., Ruohonen, K., Wu, L., Cogger, V., Warren, A., Huang, X., Pichaud, N., Melvin, R., Gokam, R., Khalil, M., Raubenheimer, D., Le Couteur, D., Simpson, S., et al (2014). The Ratio of Macronutrients, Not Caloric Intake, Dictates Cardiometabolic Health, Aging, and Longevity in Ad Libitum-Fed Mice. Cell Metabolism, 19(3), 418-430. [More Information]

2013

  • Wilder, S., Norris, M., Lee, R., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2013). Arthropod food webs become increasingly lipid-limited at higher trophic levels. Ecology Letters, 16, 895-902. [More Information]
  • Kearney, M., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D., Kooijman, S. (2013). Balancing heat, water and nutrients under environmental change: a thermodynamic niche framework. Functional Ecology, 27(4), 950-965. [More Information]
  • Jensen, K., Engelke, S., Simpson, S., Mayntz, D., Hunt, J. (2013). Balancing of specific nutrients and subsequent growth and body composition in the slug Arion lusitanicus. Physiology and Behavior, 122, 84-92. [More Information]
  • Wilkinson, S., Bradbury, E., Thomson, P., Simpson, S., Cowieson, A. (2013). Calcium and phosphorus interactions in broiler nutrition: A geometric framework approach. 24th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The World's Poultry Science Association.
  • Wilkinson, S., Bradbury, E., Thomson, P., Simpson, S., Cowieson, A. (2013). Calcium and phosphorus interactions in broiler nutrition: a Geometric framework approach. 23rd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney.
  • Hewson-Hughes, A., Hewson-Hughes, V., Colyer, A., Miller, A., Hall, S., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2013). Consistent proportional macronutrient intake selected by adult domestic cats (Felis catus) despite variations in macronutrient and moisture content of foods offered. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 183(4), 525-536. [More Information]
  • Wilder, S., Le Couteur, D., Simpson, S. (2013). Diet mediates the relationship between longevity and reproduction in mammals. Age, 35(3), 921-927. [More Information]
  • Huang, X., Hancock, D., Gosby, A., McMahon, A., Solon-Biet, S., Le Couteur, D., Conigrave, A., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2013). Effects of dietary protein to carbohydrate balance on energy intake, fat storage and heat production in mice. Obesity, 21(1), 85-92. [More Information]
  • Hewson-Hughes, A., Hewson-Hughes, V., Colyer, A., Miller, A., McGrane, S., Hall, S., Butterwick, R., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2013). Geometric analysis of macronutrient selection in breeds of the domestic dog, Canis lupus familiaris. Behavioural Ecology, 24(1), 293-304. [More Information]
  • Clissold, F., Coggan, N., Simpson, S. (2013). Insect herbivores can choose microclimates to achieve nutritional homeostasis. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 216(11), 2089-2096. [More Information]
  • Ponton, F., Wilson, K., Holmes, A., Cotter, S., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2013). Integrating nutrition and immunology: A new frontier. Journal of Insect Physiology, 59(2), 130-137. [More Information]
  • Gilbert, J., Simpson, S. (2013). Natural history and behaviour of Dunatothrips aneurae Mound (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae), a phyllode-gluing thrips with facultative pleometrosis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 109(4), 802-816. [More Information]
  • Clissold, F., Brown, Z., Simpson, S. (2013). Protein-induced mass increase of the gastrointestinal tract of locusts improves net nutrient uptake via larger meals rather than more efficient nutrient absorption. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 216(2), 329-337. [More Information]
  • Cummings, D., Lee, R., Nodder, S., Simpson, S., Holmes, S. (2013). Trophic status and condition of Hyalinoecia longibranchiata from two regions of contrasting oceanic productivity. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 477, 147-159. [More Information]

2012

  • Le Couteur, D., McLachlan, A., Quinn, R., Simpson, S., De Cabo, R. (2012). Aging biology and novel targets for drug discovery. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 67A(2), 168-174. [More Information]
  • Dussutour, A., Simpson, S. (2012). Ant workers die young and colonies collapse when fed a high-protein diet. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 279(1737), 2402-2408. [More Information]
  • Gilbert, J., Mound, L., Simpson, S. (2012). Biology of a new species of socially parasitic thrips (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae), inside Dunatothrips nests, with evolutionary implications for inquilinism in thrips. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 107(1), 112-122. [More Information]
  • Guttal, V., Romanczuk, P., Simpson, S., Sword, G., Couzin, I. (2012). Cannibalism can drive the evolution of behavioural phase polyphenism in locusts. Ecology Letters, 15(10), 1158-1166. [More Information]
  • Blumfield, M., Hure, A., MacDonald-Wicks, L., Smith, R., Simpson, S., Giles, W., Raubenheimer, D., Collins, C. (2012). Dietary balance during pregnancy is associated with fetal adiposity and fat distribution. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 96(5), 1032-1041. [More Information]
  • Cummings, D., Buhl, J., Lee, R., Simpson, S., Holmes, S. (2012). Estimating Niche width using stable isotopes in the face of habitat variability: A modelling case study in the marine environment. PLoS One, 7(8), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Gray, L., Anderson, A., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2012). Evolving obesity resistance and metabolic-thrift in the genetic model organism - Drosophila melanogaster. XXIV International Congress of Entomology 'New Era in Entomology', Daegu, Korea: The Entomological Society of Korea.
  • Lihoreau, M., Simpson, S. (2012). Food, "culture," and sociality in Drosophila. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 1-2. [More Information]
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S., Tait, A. (2012). Match and mismatch: Conservation physiology, nutritional ecology and the timescales of biological adaptation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 367(1596), 1628-1646. [More Information]
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S., Tait, A. (2012). Match and mismatch: Conservation physiology, nutritional ecology and the timescales of biological adaptation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 367(1596), 1628-1646. [More Information]
  • Nersesian, C., Banks, P., Simpson, S., McArthur, C. (2012). Mixing nutrients mitigates the intake constraints of a plant toxin in a generalist herbivore. Behavioral Ecology, 23(4), 879-888. [More Information]
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S., Sanchez-Vazquez, J., Huntingford, F., Kadri, S., Jobling, M. (2012). Nutrition and Diet Choice. In Felicity Huntingford, Malcolm Jobling, Sunil Kadri (Eds.), Aquaculture and Behavior, (pp. 150-182). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Ponton, F., Wilson, K., Holmes, A., Cotter, S., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2012). Nutritional immunology: A multi-dimensional approach. XXIV International Congress of Entomology 'New Era in Entomology', Daegu, Korea: The Entomological Society of Korea.
  • Wilder, S., Norris, M., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2012). Nutritional limitation of food chain length. XXIV International Congress of Entomology 'New Era in Entomology', Daegu, Korea: The Entomological Society of Korea.
  • Heitmann, B., Westerterp, K., Loos, R., Sorensen, T., O'Dea, K., McLean, P., Jensen, T., Eisenmann, J., Speakman, J., Simpson, S., et al (2012). Obesity: Lessons from evolution and the environment. Obesity Reviews, 13(10), 910-922. [More Information]
  • Marais, B., Crawford, J., Iredell, J., Ward, M., Simpson, S., Gilbert, G., Griffiths, P., Kamradt-Scott, A., Colagiuri, R., Jones, C., et al (2012). One world, one health: Beyond the Millennium Development Goals. The Lancet, 380(9844), 805-806. [More Information]
  • Jensen, K., Mayntz, D., Toft, S., Clissold, F., Hunt, J., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2012). Optimal foraging for specific nutrients in predatory beetles. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 279(1736), 2212-2218. [More Information]
  • Cullen, D., Sword, G., Simpson, S. (2012). Optimizing multivariate behavioural syndrome models in locusts using automated video tracking. Animal Behaviour, 84(4), 771-784. [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2012). Spoilt by choice. Australasian Science, 33(6), 20-22.
  • Martinez-Cordero, C., Kuzawa, C., Sloboda, D., Stewart, J., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2012). Testing the Protein Leverage Hypothesis in a free-living human population. Appetite, 59(2), 312-315. [More Information]
  • Martinez-Cordero, C., Kuzawa, C., Sloboda, D., Stewart, J., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2012). Testing the Protein Leverage Hypothesis in a free-living human population. Appetite, 59(2), 312-315. [More Information]
  • Blumfield, M., Hure, A., MacDonald-Wicks, L., Smith, R., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D., Collins, C. (2012). The association between the macronutrient content of maternal diet and the adequacy of micronutrients during pregnancy in the Women and Their Children's Health (WATCH) study. Nutrients, 4(12), 1958-1976.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2012). The geometry of human nutrition. In Louise A. Baur, Stephen M. Twigg, Roger S.Magnusson (Eds.), A Modern Epidemic: Expert Perspectives on Obesity and Diabetes, (pp. 20-45). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2012). The Nature of Nutrition: A Unifying Framework from Animal Adaptation to Human Obesity. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • Buhl, J., Sword, G., Simpson, S. (2012). Using field data to test locust migratory band collective movement models. Interface Focus, 2(6), 757-763. [More Information]

2011

  • Le Couteur, D., Simpson, S. (2011). Adaptive Senectitude: The Prolongevity Effects of Aging. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 66A(2), 179-182. [More Information]
  • Chapuis, M., Tohidi-Esfahani, D., Dodgson, T., Blondin, L., Ponton, F., Cullen, D., Simpson, S., Sword, G. (2011). Assessment and validation of a suite of reverse transcription-quantitative PCR reference genes for analyses of density-dependent behavioural plasticity in the Australian plague locust. BMC Molecular Biology, 12, 7-1-7-11. [More Information]
  • Hansen, M., Buhl, J., Bazazi, S., Simpson, S., Sword, G. (2011). Cannibalism in the lifeboat - Collective movement in Australian plague locusts. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65(9), 1715-1720. [More Information]
  • Chapuis, M., Popple, J., Berthier, K., Simpson, S., Deveson, E., Spurgin, P., Steinbauer, M., Sword, G. (2011). Challenges to assessing connectivity between massive populations of the Australian plague locust. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 278(1721), 3152-3160. [More Information]
  • Piper, M., Partridge, L., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2011). Dietary restriction and aging: A unifying perspective. Cell Metabolism, 14(2), 154-160. [More Information]
  • Ward, A., Herbert-Read, J., Simpson, S. (2011). Diets and decisions: The potential use of food protein cues in dietary, sexual and social decisions by mosquitofish. Animal Behaviour, 82(4), 783-790. [More Information]
  • Ponton, F., Chapuis, M., Pernice, M., Sword, G., Simpson, S. (2011). Evaluation of potential reference genes for reverse transcription-qPCR studies of physiological responses in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Insect Physiology, 57(6), 840-850. [More Information]
  • Robinson, K., Tohidi-Esfahani, D., Lo, N., Simpson, S., Sword, G. (2011). Evidence for Widespread Genomic Methylation in the Migratory Locust, Locusta migratoria (Orthoptera: Acrididae). PLoS One, 6(12), Article no. e28167-1-Article no. e28167-9. [More Information]
  • Hewson-Hughes, A., Hewson-Hughes, V., Miller, A., Hall, S., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2011). Geometric analysis of macronutrient selection in the adult domestic cat, Felis catus. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 214(6), 1039-1051. [More Information]
  • Buhl, J., Sword, G., Clissold, F., Simpson, S. (2011). Group structure in locust migratory bands. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65(2), 265-273. [More Information]
  • Ponton, F., Lalubin, F., Fromont, C., Wilson, K., Behm, C., Simpson, S. (2011). Hosts use altered macronutrient intake to circumvent parasite-induced reduction in fecundity. International Journal for Parasitology, 41, 43-50. [More Information]
  • Coggan, N., Clissold, F., Simpson, S. (2011). Locusts use dynamic thermoregulatory behaviour to optimize nutritional outcomes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 278(1719), 2745-2752. [More Information]
  • Cotter, S., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D., Wilson, K. (2011). Macronutrient balance mediates trade-offs between immune function and life history traits. Functional Ecology, 25(1), 186-198. [More Information]
  • Cotter, S., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D., Wilson, K. (2011). Macronutrient balance mediates trade-offs between immune function and life history traits. Functional Ecology, 25(1), 186-198. [More Information]
  • South, S., House, C., Moore, A., Simpson, S., Hunt, J. (2011). Male cockroaches prefer a high carbohydrate diet that makes them more attractive to females: Implications for the study of condition dependence. Evolution, 65(6), 1594-1606. [More Information]
  • Jensen, K., Mayntz, D., Toft, S., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2011). Nutrient regulation in a predator, the wolf spider Pardosa prativaga. Animal Behaviour, 81(5), 993-999. [More Information]
  • Ponton, F., Wilson, K., Cotter, S., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2011). Nutritional immunology: a multi-dimensional approach. PLoS Pathogens, 7(12), 1 - e1002223-3. [More Information]
  • Bazazi, S., Romanczuk, P., Thomas, S., Schimansky-Geier, L., Hale, J., Miller, G., Sword, G., Simpson, S., Couzin, I. (2011). Nutritional state and collective motion: From individuals to mass migration. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 278(1704), 356-363. [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Sword, G., Lo, N. (2011). Polyphenism in insects. Current Biology, 21(18), R738-R739.
  • Jensen, K., Mayntz, D., Toft, S., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2011). Prey nutrient composition has different effects on Pardosa wolf spiders with dissimilar life histories. Oecologia, 165(3), 577-583. [More Information]
  • Jensen, K., Mayntz, D., Toft, S., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2011). Prey nutrient composition has different effects on Pardosa wolf spiders with dissimilar life histories. Oecologia, 165(3), 577-583. [More Information]
  • Cummings, D., Lee, R., Simpson, S., Booth, D., Pile, A., Holmes, S. (2011). Resource partitioning amongst co-occurring decapods on wellheads from Australia's North-West shelf. An analysis of carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 409(1-2), 186-193. [More Information]
  • Chapuis, M., Simpson, S., Blondin, L., Sword, G. (2011). Taxa-specific heat shock proteins are over-expressed with crowding in the Australian plague locust. Journal of Insect Physiology, 57(11), 1562-1567. [More Information]
  • Gosby, A., Conigrave, A., Lau, N., Iglesias, M., Hall, R., Jebb, S., Brand-Miller, J., Caterson, I., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2011). Testing Protein Leverage in Lean Humans: A Randomised Controlled Experimental Study. PLoS One, 6(10), e25929-(11pp). [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2011). The nature of nutrition: a unifying framework. Australian Journal of Zoology, 59, 350-368. [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2011). The nature of nutrition: A unifying framework. Australian Journal of Zoology, 59(6), 350-368.

2010

  • Dussutour, A., Latty, T., Beekman, M., Simpson, S. (2010). Amoeboid organism solves complex nutritional challenges. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 107(10), 4607-4611.
  • Cullen, D., Sword, G., Dodgson, T., Simpson, S. (2010). Behavioural phase change in the Australian plague locust, Chortoicetes terminifera, is triggered by tactile stimulation of the antennae. Journal of Insect Physiology, 56, 937-942.
  • Everitt, A., Heilbronn, L., Morris, B., Brown-Borg, H., Merry, B., Simpson, S., Varady, K., Masoro, E., Redman, L., Le Couteur, D. (2010). Conclusion: Human Calorie Restriction and Anti-Aging Therapy. In Everitt, A.V., Rattan, S.I.S., Le Couteur, D.G. and de Cabo, R. (Eds.), Calorie Restriction, Aging and Longevity, (pp. 311-318). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Ballard, J., Melvin, R., Lazarou, M., Clissold, F., Simpson, S. (2010). Cost of a Naturally Occurring Two–Amino Acid Deletion in Cytochrome c Oxidase Subunit 7A in Drosophila simulans. The American Naturalist, 176, E98-E108.
  • Gosby, A., Soares-Wynter, S., Campbell, C., Badaloo, A., Antonelli, M., Hall, R., Martinez-Cordero, C., Jebb, S., Brand-Miller, J., Caterson, I., Conigrave, A., Simpson, S., et al (2010). Design and testing of foods differing in protein to energy ratios. Appetite, 55(2), 367-370. [More Information]
  • Sorensen, A., Mayntz, D., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2010). Dietary ratio of protein to carbohydrate induces plastic responses in a gastrointestinal tract of mice. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 180, 259-266.
  • Sorensen, A., Mayntz, D., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2010). Dietary ratio of protein to carbohydrate induces plastic responses in the gastrointestinal tract of mice. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 180, 259-266. [More Information]
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2010). Hunger and satiety. In Breed, M. and Moore, J. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, (pp. 117-126). New York: Academic Press Elsevier.
  • Miller, G., Simpson, S. (2010). Isolation from a marching band increases haemocyte density in wild locusts (Chortoicetes terminifera). Ecological Entomology, 35(2), 236-239. [More Information]
  • Berthier, K., Chapuis, M., Simpson, S., Ferenz, H., Habib Kane, C., Kang, L., Lange, A., Ott, S., Babah Ebbe, M., Rodenburg, K., Sword, G., et al (2010). Laboratory Populations as a Resource for Understanding the Relationship Between Genotypes and Phenotypes: A Global Case Study in Locusts. Advances in Insect Physiology, 39, 1-37. [More Information]
  • Jensen, K., Mayntz, D., Wang, T., Simpson, S., Overgaard, J. (2010). Metabolic consequences of feeding and fasting on nutritionally different diets in the wolf spider Pardosa prativaga. Journal of Insect Physiology, 56(9), 1095-1100.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D., Charleston, M., Clissold, F. (2010). Modelling nutritional interactions: from individuals to communities. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 25(1), 53-60. [More Information]
  • Kearney, M., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D., Helmuth, B. (2010). Modelling the ecological niche from functional traits. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 365(1557), 3469-3483. [More Information]
  • Cummings, D., Booth, D., Lee, R., Simpson, S., Pile, A. (2010). Ontogenetic diet shifts in the reef fish Pseudanthias rubrizonatus from isolated populations on the North-West Shelf of Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 419, 211-222. [More Information]
  • Sword, G., Lecoq, M., Simpson, S. (2010). Phase polyphenism and preventative locust management. Journal of Insect Physiology, 56(8), 949-957.
  • Clissold, F., Tedder, B., Conigrave, A., Simpson, S. (2010). The gastrointestinal tract as a nutrient-balancing organ. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 227(1688), 1751-1759. [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2010). The Nutritional Geometry of Aging. In Everitt, A.V., Rattan, S.I.S., Le Couteur, D.G. and de Cabo, R. (Eds.), Calorie Restriction, Aging and Longevity, (pp. 111-122). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Brooks, R., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2010). The price of protein: combining evolutionary and economic analysis to understand excessive energy consumption. Obesity Reviews, 11(12), 887-894. [More Information]
  • Bazazi, S., Ioannou, C., Simpson, S., Sword, G., Torney, C., Lorch, P., Couzin, I. (2010). The Social Context of Cannibalism in Migratory Bands of the Mormon Cricket. PLoS One, 5(12), e15118-1-e15118-7. [More Information]

2009

  • Mayntz, D., Nielsen, V., Sorensen, A., Toft, S., Raubenheimer, D., Hejlesen, C., Simpson, S. (2009). Balancing of protein and lipid intake by a mammalian carnivore, the mink, Mustela vison. Animal Behaviour, 77(2), 349-355. [More Information]
  • Gray, L., Sword, G., Anstey, M., Clissold, F., Simpson, S. (2009). Behavioural phase polyphenism in the Australian plague locust (Chortoicetes terminifera). Biology Letters, 5(3), 306-309.
  • Dussutour, A., Simpson, S. (2009). Communal Nutrition in Ants. Current Biology, 19(9), 740-744. [More Information]
  • Miller, G., Pell, J., Simpson, S. (2009). Crowded locusts produce hatchlings vulnerable to fungal attack. Biology Letters, 5(6), 845-848.
  • Warwick, S., Vahed, K., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2009). Free amino acids as phagostimulants in cricket nuptial gifts: support for the 'Candymaker' hypothesis. Biology Letters, 5(2), 194-196.
  • Clissold, F., Sanson, G., Read, J., Simpson, S. (2009). Gross vs. net income: How plant toughness affects performance of an insect herbivore. Ecology, 90(12), 3393-3405. [More Information]
  • Srygley, R., Lorch, P., Simpson, S., Sword, G. (2009). Immediate protein dietary effects on movement and the generalised immunocompetence of migrating Mormon crickets Anabrus simplex (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). Ecological Entomology, 34(5), 663-668. [More Information]
  • Pener, M., Simpson, S. (2009). Locust phase polyphenism: an update. Advances in Insect Physiology, 36, 1-286.
  • Dukas, R., Simpson, S. (2009). Locusts show rapid individual learning but no social learning about food. Animal Behaviour, 78(2), 307-311. [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2009). Macronutrient balance and lifespan. Aging, 1(10), 875-880.
  • Franson, B., Weldon, C., Perez-Staples, D., Simpson, S., Taylor, P. (2009). Nutrients, not caloric restriction, extend lifespan in Queensland fruit flies (Bactrocera tryoni). Aging Cell, 8(5), 514-523. [More Information]
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S., Mayntz, D. (2009). Nutrition, ecology and nutritional ecology: toward an integrated framework. Functional Ecology, 23, 4-16.
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S., Mayntz, D. (2009). Nutrition, ecology and nutritional ecology: toward and integrated framework. Functional Ecology, 23(1), 4-16. [More Information]
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2009). Nutritional PharmEcology: Doses, nutrients, toxins, and medicines. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 49(3), 329-337. [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Sword, G. (2009). Phase polyphenism in locusts: Mechanisms, population consequences, adaptive significance and evolution. In T. Ananthakrishnan and D. Whitman (Eds.), Phenotypic Plasticity of Insects: Mechanisms and Consequences, (pp. 147-189). Enfield, NH, USA: Science Publishers Inc.
  • Reynolds, A., Sword, G., Simpson, S., Reynolds, D. (2009). Predator percolation, insect outbreaks, and phase polyphenism. Current Biology, 19(1), 20-24. [More Information]
  • Felton, A., Felton, A., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S., Foley, W., Wood, J., Wallis, I., Lindenmayer, D. (2009). Protein content of diets dictates the daily energy intake of a free-ranging primate. Behavioral Ecology, 20(4), 685-690.
  • Anstey, M., Rogers, S., Ott, S., Burrows, M., Simpson, S. (2009). Serotonin mediates behavioral gregarization underlying swarm formation in desert locusts. Science, 323(5914), 627-630.
  • Maklakov, A., Hall, M., Simpson, S., Dessmann, J., Clissold, F., Zajitschek, F., Lailvaux, S., Raubenheimer, D., Bonduriansky, R., Brooks, R. (2009). Sex differences in nutrient - dependent reproductive ageing. Aging Cell, 8(3), 324-330. [More Information]
  • Maklakov, A., Hall, M., Simpson, S., Dessmann, J., Clissold, F., Zajitschek, F., Lailvaux, S., Raubenheimer, D., Bonduriansky, R., Brooks, R. (2009). Sex differences in nutrient-dependent reproductive ageing. Aging Cell, 8(3), 324-330.
  • Miller, G., Clissold, F., Mayntz, D., Simpson, S. (2009). Speed over efficiency: locusts select body temperatures that favour growth rate over efficient nutrient utilization. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 276(1673), 3581-3589.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2009). The protein leverage hypothesis in human obesity. Cardiology in General Practice, 10(32).
  • Warbrick-Smith, J., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S., Behmer, S. (2009). Three hundred and fifty generations of extreme food specialisation: testing predictions of nutritional ecology. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 132(1), 65-75. [More Information]
  • Gluckman, P., Hanson, M., Bateson, P., Beedle, A., Law, C., Bhutta, Z., Anokhin, K., Bougneres, P., Chandak, G., Dasgupta, P., Simpson, S., et al (2009). Towards a new developmental synthesis: adaptive developmental plasticity and human disease. The Lancet, 373(9675), 1654-1657.

2008

  • Cheng, K., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2008). A Geometry of Regulatory Scaling. The American Naturalist, 172(5), 681-693.
  • Beekman, M., Sword, G., Simpson, S. (2008). Biological foundations of swarm intelligence. In C Blum and D. Merkle (Eds.), Swarm Intelligence – Introduction and applications, (pp. 3-41). Berlin: Springer.
  • Povey, S., Cotter, S., Simpson, S., Lee, K., Wilson, K. (2008). Can the protein costs of bacterial resistance be offset by altered feeding behaviour? Journal of Animal Ecology, 78(2), 437-446.
  • Dussutour, A., Simpson, S. (2008). Carbohydrate regulation in relation to colony growth in ants. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 211(14), 2224-2232.
  • Bazazi, S., Buhl, J., Hale, J., Anstey, M., Sword, G., Simpson, S., Couzin, I. (2008). Collective motion and cannibalism in locust migratory bands. Current Biology, 18(10), 735-739. [More Information]
  • Dussutour, A., Simpson, S. (2008). Description of a simple synthetic diet for studying nutritional responses in ants. Insectes Sociaux, 55, 329-333. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Simpson, S., Wilson, K. (2008). Dietary protein-quality influences melanization and immune function in an insect. Functional Ecology, 22(6), 1052-1061.
  • Ji, R., Simpson, S., Yu, F., He, Q., Yun, C. (2008). Diets of migratory rosy starlings (Passeriformes : Sturnidae) and their effects on grasshoppers: Implications for a biological agent for insect pests. Biological Control, 46(3), 547-551. [More Information]
  • Chapuis, M., Popple, J., Simpson, S., Estoup, A., Martin, J., Steinbauer, M., McCulloch, L., Sword, G. (2008). Eight polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Australian plague locust, Chortoicetes terminifera. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8, 1414-1416.
  • Sword, G., Simpson, S. (2008). Evolution: Radiotracking Sexual Selection. Current Biology, 18(20), R955-R956. [More Information]
  • Dussutour, A., Nicolis, S., Despland, E., Simpson, S. (2008). Individual differences influence collective behaviour in social caterpillars. Animal Behaviour, 76, 5-16. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Simpson, S., Clissold, F., Brooks, R., Ballard, J., Taylor, P., Soran, N., Raubenheimer, D. (2008). Lifespan and reproduction in Drosophila: New insights from nutritional geometry. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 105(7), 2498-2503.
  • Simpson, S., Sword, G. (2008). Locusts. Current Biology, 18(9), R364-R366.
  • Andrews, G., Simpson, S., Pile, A. (2008). New method for presenting nutritionally defined food sources to marine organisms. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 6, 299-306.
  • Sorensen, A., Mayntz, D., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2008). Protein-leverage in mice: The geometry of macronutrient balancing and consequences for fat deposition. Obesity, 16(3), 566-571.
  • Maklakov, A., Simpson, S., Zajitschek, F., Hall, M., Dessmann, J., Clissold, F., Raubenheimer, D., Bonduriansky, R., Brooks, R. (2008). Sex-specific fitness effects of nutrient intake on reproduction and lifespan. Current Biology, 18(14), 1062-1066. [More Information]
  • Ballard, J., Melvin, R., Simpson, S. (2008). Starvation resistance is positively correlated with body lipid proportion in five wild caught Drosophila simulans populations. Journal of Insect Physiology, 54, 1371-1376. [More Information]
  • Miller, G., Islam, M., Claridge, T., Dodgson, T., Simpson, S. (2008). Swarm formation in the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria: isolation and NMR analysis of the primary maternal gregarizing agent. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 211(3), 370-376.

2007

  • Ruohonen, K., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2007). A new approach to diet optimisation: A re-analysis using European whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus). Aquaculture, 267(1-4), 147-156. [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2007). Caloric restriction and aging revisited: The need for a geometric analysis of the nutritional bases of aging. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 62(7), 707-713.
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2007). Geometric analysis: From nutritional ecology to livestock production. Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, 16, 51-63.
  • Simpson, S., Miller, G. (2007). Maternal effects on phase characteristics in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria: A review of current understanding. Journal of Insect Physiology, 53(9), 869-876. [More Information]
  • Raubenheimer, D., Mayntz, D., Simpson, S., Toft, S. (2007). Nutrient-specific compensation following diapause in a predator: Implications in intraguild predation. Ecology, 88(10), 2598-2608.
  • Dussutour, A., Simpson, S., Despland, E., Colasurdo, N. (2007). When the group denies individual nutritional wisdom. Animal Behaviour, 74(4), 931-939. [More Information]

2006

  • Simpson, S., Sword, G., Lorch, P., Couzin, I. (2006). Cannibal crickets on a forced march for protein and salt. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 103(11), 4152-4156.
  • Warbrick-Smith, J., Behmer, S., Lee, K., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2006). Evolving resistance to obesity in an insect. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 103(38), 14045-14049.
  • Lee, K., Cory, J., Wilson, K., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2006). Flexible diet choice offsets protein costs of pathogen resistance in a caterpillar. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 273(1588), 823-829.
  • Buhl, J., Sumpter, D., Couzin, I., Hale, J., Despland, E., Miller, E., Simpson, S. (2006). From disorder to order in marching locusts. Science, 312(5778), 1402-1406.
  • Lee, K., Behmer, S., Simpson, S. (2006). Nutrient regulation in relation to diet breadth: a comparison of Heliothis sister species and a hybrid. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 209(11), 2076-2084.
  • Simpson, S. (2006). Professor Sir Richard (Dick) Southwood - Born June 20th 1931, Died October 26th 2005. Obituary. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 118(2), 175-175.
  • Despland, E., Simpson, S. (2006). Resource distribution mediates synchronization of physiological rhythms in locust groups. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 273(1593), 1517-1522.
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2006). The challenge of supplementary feeding: Can geometric analysis help save the kakapo? Notornis, 53(1), 100-111.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2006). Understanding nutrition: from cannibal crickets to human obesity. Australasian Society for the study of Animal Behaviour Conference (2006), Sydney, Australia: Macquarie University.

2005

  • Simpson, S., Sword, G., De Loof, A. (2005). Advances, controversies and consensus in locust phase polyphenism research. Journal of Orthoptera Research, 14(2), 213-222.
  • Raubenheimer, D., Lee, K., Simpson, S. (2005). Does Bertrand's rule apply to macronutrients? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 272(1579), 2429-2434.
  • Despland, E., Simpson, S. (2005). Food choices of solitarious and gregarious locusts reflect cryptic and aposematic antipredator strategies. Animal Behaviour, 69(2), 471-479. [More Information]
  • Mayntz, D., Raubenheimer, D., Salomon, M., Toft, S., Simpson, S. (2005). Nutrient-specific foraging in invertebrate predators. Science, 307(5706), 111-113.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2005). Obesity: the protein leverage hypothesis. Obesity Reviews, 6(2), 133-142.
  • Lester, L., Grach, C., Pener, M., Simpson, S. (2005). Stimuli inducing gregarious colouration and behaviour in nymphs of Schistocerca gregaria. Journal of Insect Physiology, 51(7), 737-747. [More Information]
  • Despland, E., Simpson, S. (2005). Surviving the change to warning colouration: density-dependent polyphenism suggests a route for the evolution of aposematism. Chemoecology: evolutionary, mechanistic and environmental approaches to chemically-mediated interactions, 15(2), 69-75. [More Information]

2004

  • Lee, K., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2004). A comparison of nutrient regulation between solitarious and gregarious phases of the specialist caterpillar, Spodoptera exempta (Walker). Journal of Insect Physiology, 50(12), 1171-1180. [More Information]
  • Opstad, R., Rogers, S., Behmer, S., Simpson, S. (2004). Behavioural correlates of phenotypic plasticity in mouthpart chemoreceptor numbers in locusts. Journal of Insect Physiology, 50(8), 725-736. [More Information]
  • Zudaire, E., Simpson, S., Illa, I., Montuenga, L. (2004). Dietary influences over proliferating cell nuclear antigen expression in the locust midgut. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 207(13), 2255-2265.
  • Haegele, B., Wang, F., Sehnal, F., Simpson, S. (2004). Effects of crowding, isolation, and transfer from isolation to crowding on the total ecdysteroid content of eggs in Schistocerca gregaria. Journal of Insect Physiology, 50(7), 621-628. [More Information]
  • Despland, E., Rosenberg, J., Simpson, S. (2004). Landscape structure and locust swarming: a satellite’s eye view. Ecography, 27(3), 381-391.
  • Simpson, S., Sibly, R., Lee, K., Behmer, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2004). Optimal foraging when regulating intake of multiple nutrients. Animal Behaviour, 68(6), 1299-1311.
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2004). Organismal stoichiometry: quantifying non-independence among food components. Ecology, 85(5), 1203-1216.
  • Rogers, S., Matheson, T., Sasaki, K., Kendrick, K., Simpson, S., Burrows, M. (2004). Substantial changes in central nervous system neurotransmitters and neuromodulators accompany phase change in the locust. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 207(20), 3603-3617.
  • Lee, K., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2004). The effect of nutritional imbalance on compensatory feeding for cellulose-mediated dietary dilution in a generalist caterpillar. Physiological Entomology, 29(2), 108-117.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2004). The geometry of human nutrition. Jahrbuch, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 2002/3, 295-316.
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2004). Unravelling the tangle of nutritional complexity. Jahrbuch, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 2002/3, 275-294.

2003

  • Lee, K., Raubenheimer, D., Behmer, S., Simpson, S. (2003). A correlation between macronutrient balancing and insect host-plant range: evidence from the specialist caterpillar Spodoptera exempta. Journal of Insect Physiology, 49(12), 1161-1171. [More Information]
  • Hoste, B., Simpson, S., De Loof, A., Breuer, M. (2003). Behavioural differences in Locusta migratoria associated with albinism and their relation to [His7]-corazonin. Physiological Entomology, 28(1), 32-38.
  • Bouaichi, A., Simpson, S. (2003). Density-dependent accumulation of phase characteristics in a natural population of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria. Physiological Entomology, 28(1), 25-31.
  • Behmer, S., Cox, E., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2003). Food distance and its effect on nutrient balancing in a mobile insect herbivore. Animal Behaviour, 66(4), 665-675. [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Batley, R., Raubenheimer, D. (2003). Geometric analysis of macronutrient intake in humans: the power of protein? Appetite, 41(2), 123-140.
  • Rogers, S., Matheson, T., Despland, E., Dodgson, T., Burrows, M., Simpson, S. (2003). Mechanosensory-induced behavioural gregarization in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 206(22), 3991-4002.
  • Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2003). Nutrient balancing in grasshoppers: behavioural and physiological correlates of dietary breadth. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 206(10), 1669-1681.
  • Thompson, S., Simpson, S. (2003). Nutrition. In Vincent Resh and Ring Cardé (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Insects, (pp. 807-813). (USA), San Diego: Elsevier Science.
  • Wright, S., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D., Stevenson, P. (2003). The feeding behaviour of the weevil, Exophthalmus jekelianus, with respect to the nutrients and allelochemical in host plant leaves. Oikos: a journal of ecology, 100(1), 172-184.

2002

  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D., Behmer, S., Whitworth, A., Wright, S. (2002). A comparison of nutritional regulation in solitarious- and gregarious-phase nymphs of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 205(1), 121-129.
  • Hoste, B., Simpson, S., Tanaka, S., De Loof, A., Breuer, M. (2002). A comparison of phase-related shifts in behavior and morphometrics of an albino strain, deficient in [His7]-corazonin, and a normally colored Locusta migratoria strain. Journal of Insect Physiology, 48(8), 791-801.
  • Lee, K., Behmer, S., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2002). A geometric analysis of nutrient regulation in the generalist caterpillar Spodoptera littoralis (Boisduval). Journal of Insect Physiology, 48(6), 655-665.
  • Wilson, K., Thomas, M., Blanford, S., Doggett, M., Simpson, S., Moore, S. (2002). Coping with crowds: Density-dependent disease resistance in desert locusts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 99(8), 5471-5475.
  • Hoste, B., Simpson, S., Tanaka, S., Zhu, D., De Loof, A., Breuer, M. (2002). Effects of [His7]-corazonin on the phase state of isolated-reared (solitarious) desert locusts, Schistocerca gregaria. Journal of Insect Physiology, 48(10), 981-990.
  • van der Zee, B., Behmer, S., Simpson, S. (2002). Food mixing strategies in the desert locust: effects of phase, distance between foods and food nutrient content. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 103(3), 227-237.
  • Behmer, S., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2002). Herbivore foraging in chemically heterogeneous environments: nutrients and secondary metabolites. Ecology, 83(9), 2489-2501.

2001

  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2001). A framework for the study of macronutrient intake in fish. Aquaculture Research, 32(6), 421-432.
  • Behmer, S., Raubenheimer, D., Simpson, S. (2001). Frequency-dependent food selection in locusts: a geometric analysis of the role of nutrient balancing. Animal Behaviour, 61(5), 995-1005.
  • Simpson, S., Despland, E., Hagele, B., Dodgson, T. (2001). Gregarious behaviour in desert locusts is evoked by touching their back legs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 98(7), 3895-3897.
  • Lenz, E., Hagele, B., Wilson, I., Simpson, S. (2001). High resolution H NMR spectroscopic studies of the composition of the haemolymph of crowd- and solitary-reared nymphs of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 32(1), 51-56.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2001). The geometric analysis of nutrient-allelochemical interactions: a case study using locusts. Ecology, 82(2), 422-439.

2000

  • Gouveia, S., Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D., Zanotto, F. (2000). Patterns of respiration in Locusta migratoria nymphs when feeding. Physiological Entomology, 25, 88-93. [More Information]
  • Wright, G., Raubenheimer, D., Hill, S., Simpson, S. (2000). The feeding behaviour of Schistocerca gregaria, the desert locust, on two starch mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana. Chemoecology: evolutionary, mechanistic and environmental approaches to chemically-mediated interactions, 10(2), 59-67.
  • Simpson, S., Raubenheimer, D. (2000). The Hungry Locust. Advances in the Study of Behavior, , 1-44. [More Information]

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