The following is a selection of publications and presentations by Dr. Robbie Wilson and collaborators. For a full list of publications, please see Robbie's lab website here.
Predicting individual soccer performance
David, G, RS Wilson, and D Ortiz-Barrientos. 2011. Diving in soccer: When does it pay to be dishonest? Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Wilson, RS, G David, D Ortiz-Barrientos and MD Smith. 2010. Using multivariate analyses of skill, athleticism and balance to predict football ability. World Science in Soccer Conference. Port Elizabeth, Sth Africa.
David, G, D Ortiz-Barrientos, MD Smith and RS Wilson. 2010. Predicting match performance of individual players. World Science in Soccer Conference. Port Elizabeth, Sth Africa.
Wilson, RS and MD Smith. 2009. What makes a great football player? Importance of skill, athleticism and balance in soccer-tennis performance. Society of Experimental Biology Annual Conference. Glasgow, UK.
Wilson, RS, G David, D Ortiz-Barrientos and MD Smith. 2010. Identifying predictors of football talent using multivariate analyses of skill, athleticism and balance. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Conference. Seattle, USA.
Diving, deception and dishonesty
David GK, Condon CK, Bywater CL, Ortiz-Barrientos D & Wilson RS. 2011. Receivers limit the prevalence of deception in humans: Evidence from diving behaviour in humans. PLoS ONE 6(10): e26017. View entire article here.
David, G, D Ortiz-Barrientos, MD Smith and RS Wilson. 2010. Diving and Deception in Soccer Players. World Science in Soccer Conference. Port Elizabeth, Sth Africa.
Wilson, RS, MJ Angilletta, RS James, C Navas and F. Seebacher. 2007. Dishonest signals of strength in male slender crayfish (Cherax dispar) during agonistic interactions. The American Naturalist. 170:284-291.
Trade-offs between facets of performance
Angilletta, MJ, RS Wilson, AC Niehaus and P Ribiero. 2008. The fast and the fractalous: tradeoffs between running speed and manoeuvrability in leaf-cutter ants. Functional Ecology 22:78-83
Wilson, RS and RS James. 2004. Constraints on muscular performance: trade-offs between power output and fatigue-resistance in skeletal muscle. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 271: S222-S225.
Van Damme, R, RS Wilson, B. Van Hooydonck and P. Aerts. 2002. Performance constraints in decathletes. Nature 415:755-756.
Performance and the environment
James, RS, RS Wilson and G Askew. 2004. The effects of caffeine on power output during recovery from fatigue in isolated mouse EDL and soleus muscle. Journal of Applied Physiology 96:545-552
Wilson, RS and IA Johnston. 2004. Combining studies of comparative physiology and behavioural ecology to test the benefits of thermal acclimation. International Congress Series 1275:201-208
Hammill, E, RS Wilsonand IA Johnston. 2004. Sustained swimming performance and muscle structure are altered by thermal acclimation in male mosquitofish. Journal of Thermal Biology 29:251-257.
Seebacher, F, and RS Wilson. 2006. Fighting fit: Thermal plasticity of metabolic function and fighting success in the crayfish Cherax destructor. Functional Ecology 20: 1045-1053.
Performance and physiology
James, RS and RS Wilson. 2008. Explosive Jumping: Morphological and physiological specialisations for extreme jumping in Australian Rocket Frogs. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 81:176-185
Wilson, RS, RS James, T Kohlsdorf, and VM Cox. 2004. Inter-individual variation in isolated muscle performance and fiber-type composition in the toad Bufo viridus. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 174:453-459.
Kohlsdorf, T, RS James, JE Carvalho, RS Wilson, MD Pae-Silva, and CA Navas. 2004. Locomotor performance of closely related Tropidurus species: relationships with physiological parameters and ecological divergence. Journal of Experimental Biology 207: 1183-1192.
James, RS, RS Wilson, J de Carvalho, T Kohlsdorf, F Gomes, CA Navas. 2005. Structural basis of individual variation in jump performance of the frog Hyla multilineata. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 78:857-867
Navas C, RS James and RS Wilson. 2005. Inter-individual variation in the muscle physiology of vertebrate ectotherms: consequences for behavioural and ecological performance in Ecology and Biomechanics: A Mechanical Approach to the Ecology of Animals and Plants. (eds: A Herrel, T Speck and NP Rowe). Taylor and Francis publishing.