Papers linked to specific group members are listed under the “People” tab. A full list can be found on PJM’s Google scholar page, which also links to pdfs for most. If you want a pdf but don’t have journal access, send a message to PJM on Researchgate, from where he will send you a private copy.


Mayhew, P. J., Discovering evolutionary ecology: bringing together ecology and evolution, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.215, 2006.  This has also been translated into Japanese.

The book has been reviewed many times, but here is my favourite review:”The title and small size of this book suggest that it is an introduction but it is much more than that…….since the rise of evolutionary ecology in the last few decades this may be the first book to so clearly integrate this important amount of knowledge”. Yves Desdevises, Vie et Milieu.

Chapters in books

Mayhew, P. J., “Extinctions in deep time”, in Hannah, L. (ed.), Saving a million species, Washington: Island Press, pp. 141-156, 2012.

Mayhew, P. J., “Global climate and extinction: evidence from the fossil record”, in Hodkinson, T., Jones, M., Waldren, S. & Parnell, J. (eds.), Climate Change, Ecology and Systematics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 99-121, 2011.

Mayhew, P. J., “How do new species form?”, in Benton, M. J. (ed.), The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Natural World,  London: Thames & Hudson. pp. 123-126, 2008.

Mayhew, P. J. “Why are islands special?”, in Benton, M. J. (ed.), The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Natural World. London: Thames & Hudson. pp. 154-157, 2008.

Mayhew, P. J., “Why are insects so diverse?”, in Benton, M. J. (ed.), The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Natural World, London: Thames & Hudson, pp. 181-183, 2008.

Mayhew, P. J. and Pen, I. “Comparative analysis of sex ratios”, in Hardy I. C. W. (ed.), Sex ratios: concepts and research methods, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 132-156, 2002.