Professor John Gibson

Professor - School of Environmental and Rural Science

John Gibson

Phone: +61 2 6773 2930



Professor John Gibson is Director of The Institute for Genetics and Bioinformatics at the University of New England.

Details of experience and activities

I have been privileged to lead programs and teams undertaking research and delivering significant outputs in genetic theory, genetic diversity, conservation of genetic resources, pure and applied genetic improvement, physical and functional genomics, nutrition, economics and agricultural systems. This research has covered livestock, poultry, plants, bacteria, insects and fish, and has been set in a broad range of environmental, agricultural and social contexts ranging from developing world subsistence systems through to the intensive systems of the developed world. Much of my research has involved integration of information across disciplines, recognising that specific problems are rarely solved in isolation of the system as a whole. I have been in involved in the establishment of a series of multi-disciplinary and multi-institution collaborations and consortia for research, development and delivery.

In recent years I have devoted much of my time to customised training and capacity development programs for the developing world; mostly in agriculture-related areas and institutions. It is a particular privilege  to lead the GEAReD program (Gender Equity in Agriculture Research and Development, ) currently funded by ACIAR and UNE, which we hope to grow to support gender development across the Indo-Pacific region.

All of my current research is in livestock systems development in developing countries, with emphasis on development of sustainable systems of genetic improvement that benefit smallholder dairy farmers in Africa and South Asia.

I am grateful to two of my early mentors, Dr St Clair Taylor and Professor Charles Smith who taught me that both pure and applied research were of equal intellectual challenge and equally rewarding when successful (and equally frustrating when not successful). I have worked in areas ranging across theory and fundamental laboratory research through to highly applied research, public education and outcome oriented application in the developed and developing world. A high proportion of my research has been closely aligned to industry needs and a substantial proportion has been in collaboration with industry. I have consulted widely for government, public agencies, cooperatives and national and multinational pharmaceutical and agricultural businesses. This consulting has included business development in livestock genetics and breeding, design of technical programs for industry, communication strategies for industry, and R&D policies and strategies applied to conservation and utilisation of genetic resources and biodiversity for industry and major international agencies.

Lifetime funds raised: AU$196 million


1976 BSc (Hons I) Birmingham, England

1980 Ph.D., Birmingham, England

2007 Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Teaching Areas

I have no current teaching responsibilities but I have previously run a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in quantitative genetics and livestock genetic improvement.

A book of course notes for "The design and economics of animal breeding strategies" by J. P Gibson and J. Dekkers is freely available.

Research Interests

I have broad research interests in genetics of agricultural species and the integration of genetic technologies into developed and developing world agriculture systems, and the accompanying systems change that is required for benefits to accrue. Specific research interests include, design and optimisation of breeding objectives and breeding programs, assessment and use of genetic diversity, QTL mapping and gene detection, and integration of molecular genetic information into genetic improvement. My research projects and programs have worked on applications with cattle (beef and dairy), pigs, poultry, sheep, horses, mice, rainbow trout, house flies (Musca domestica), sugar beet and almonds. I have a particular interest in the integration of information across disciplines, and devote a high proportion of my time to the development of consortia for multidisciplinary approaches to research, development and delivery, and the development of forward strategies for R&D agencies and industry internationally. My current work focuses on developing world agriculture systems: specifically the development of sustainable genetic improvement systems that benefit smallholder farmers in Africa and south Asia.


Refereed Papers
Books and book chapters
Scientific proceedings

Technical articles
Total Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Lukuyu, M. N., J. P. Gibson, D. B. Savage, J. Rao, N. Ndiwa & A. J. Duncan (2019): Farmers’ Perceptions of Dairy Cattle Breeds, Breeding and Feeding Strategies: A Case of Smallholder Dairy Farmers in Western Kenya, East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, pp 17. DOI: 10.1080/00128325.2019.1659215

Ojango, J. M. K., Mrode, R., Rege, J.E.O., Mujibi, D., Strucken, E.M., Gibson,, J.P., Mwai, O. 2019 Genetic evaluation of test-day milk yields from smallholder dairy production systems in Kenya using genomic relationships. J Dairy Sci. 102:5266–5278

Aliloo, H., Mrode, R., Okeyo, A.M., Ni, G., M. E. Goddard, M.E., Gibson, J.P. 2018 The feasibility of using low-density marker panels for genotype imputation and genomic prediction of crossbred dairy cattle of East Africa J. Dairy Sci.

Santos, B.F.S., Hely, F., van der Werf, J.H.J., Gibson, J.P., Amer, P. 2018 Using commercial data records and genotypes to increase accuracy of genomic prediction. Genetics Selection Evolution 49:

Santos, B.F.S., Amer, P.R., Granleese, T., Byrne, T.J., Hogan, L., Gibson, J.P., van der Werf, J.H.J. 2018 Assessment of the genetic and economic impact of performance recording and genotyping in Australian commercial sheep operations. J. anim. Breed. Genet. 135:221–237 DOI: 10.1111/jbg.12328

Santos, B.F.S., van der Werf, J.H.J., Gibson, J.P., Byrne, T.J. and Amer, P.R. 2017 Genetic and economic benefits of selection based on performance recording and genotyping in lower tiers of multi-tiered sheep breeding schemes. Genetics Selection Evolution 49:10 pp16 DOI: 10.1186/s12711-016-0281-2

Strucken, E.M., Al-Mamun, H.A., Esquivelzeta-Rabell, C., Gondro, C., Mwai, O.M. and Gibson, J.P. 2017 Genetic tests for estimating dairy breed proportion and parentage assignment in East African crossbred cattle. Genetics Selection Evolution. 49:67 pp18 DOI: 10.1186/s12711-017-0342-1

Brown, A., Ojango J., Gibson, J., Coffey, M., Okeyo, M, Mrode, R. 2016 Genomic selection in a crossbred cattle population using data from the Dairy Genetics East Africa Project. Journal of Dairy Science 99:7308-7312

Tizard, M., Eric Hallerman, Scott Fahrenkrug, Martina Newell-McGloughlin, John Gibson, Frans de Loos, Stefan Wagner, Götz Laible, Jae Yong Han, Michael D’Occhio, Lisa Kelly, John Lowenthal, Kari Gobius, Primal Silva, Caitlin Cooper, Tim Doran. 2016 Strategies to enable the adoption of animal biotechnology to sustainably improve global food safety and security. Transgenic Research doi:10.1007/s11248-016-9965-1 pp 1-21

Lukuyu, M., Gibson, J.P., Savage, D.B., and Okeyo, A.M. 2016 Use of body linear measurements to estimate liveweight of crossbred dairy cattle in smallholder farms in Kenya. SpringerPlus 5(1) DOI: 10.1186/s40064-016-1698-3

Al-Husseini, W., Chen, Y., Gondro, G., Herd, R.M., Gibson, J.P. and Arthur, P.F. 2015 Characterization and profiling of liver microRNAs by RNA-sequencing in cattle divergently selected for residual feed intake. Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences. DOI: 10.5713/ajas.15.0605

Magda Vieira Benavides, Tad S. Sonstegard, Stephen Kemp, John M. Mugambi, John Gibson, R. Leyden Baker, Olivier Hanotte, Karen Marshall, Curtis Van Tassell 2015 Identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with gastrointestinal parasite resistance in a Red Maasai x Dorper backcross population.PLOS ONE 10(4):e0122797. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0122797

Chagunda, M.G.G., J. P. Gibson, K. Dzama and J.E.O Rege 2015 Options for enhancing efficiency and effectiveness of research capacity for livestock genetics in, and for, sub-Saharan Africa. Animal Genetic Resources 56:145-153  DOI:

E. M. Strucken, B. Gudex, M. H. Ferdosi, H. K. Lee, K. D. Song, J. P. Gibson, M. Kelly, E. K. Piper, L. R. Porto‐Neto, S. H. Lee, C. Gondro. 2014 Performance of different SNP panels for parentage testing in two East Asian cattle breeds. Animal Genetics 45(4).

E. M. Strucken; S. H. Lee; H.K Lee; K. D. Song; J. P. Gibson; C. Gondro. 2015 How many markers are enough? Factors influencing parentage testing in different livestock populations. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 133(1) DOI: 10.1111/jbg.12179

L R Porto-Neto, S H Lee, T S Sonstegard, C P Van Tassell, H K Lee, J P Gibson, C Gondro 2014 Genome-wide detection of signatures of selection in Korean Hanwoo cattle. Animal Genetics. 45:180-190

W Al-Husseini, C Gondro, K Quinn, R M Herd, J P Gibson, Y Chen. 2014 Expression of candidate genes for residual feed intake in Angus cattle. Animal Genetics 45:12-19

W. Al-Husseini, C. Gondro, K. Quinn, L. M. Cafe, R. M. Herd, J. P. Gibson, P. L. Greenwood, Y. Chen 2013 Hormonal growth implants affect feed efficiency and expression of residual feed intake-associated genes in beef cattle. Animal Production Science. 550-556

Marshall, K.,  J. M. Mugambi, S. Nagda, T. S. Sonstegard, C. P. Van Tassell, R. L. Baker and J. P.  Gibson. 2013 Quantitative trait loci for resistance to Haemonchus contortus artificial challenge in Red Maasai and Dorper sheep of East Africa. Animal Genetics 2013 44:285-295

Silva, M V B,  T S Sonstegard, O Hanotte, J M Mugambi, J F Garcia, S Nagda, J P Gibson, F A Iraqi, A E McClintock, S J Kemp, P J Boettcher, M Malek, C P Van Tassell, R L Baker 2012 Identification of quantitative trait loci affecting resistance to gastrointestinal parasites in a double backcross population of Red Maasai and Dorper sheep. Animal Genetics 43(1):63-71

Orenge, C.O., L. Munga, C.N. Kimwele, S. Kemp, A.  Korol, J. P. Gibson, O. Hanotteand M. Soller. 2012 Trypanotolerance in N’Dama x Boran crosses under natural trypanosome challenge: effect of test-year environment, gender, and breed composition. BMC Genetics 13:87 DOI: 10.1186/1471-2156-13-87

Al-Husseini, W., Gondro, C., Quinn, K., Café, L.M., Herd, R.M., Gibson, J.P., Greenwood, P.L. and Chen, Y. 2013 Effects of hormonal growth implants on feed efficiency and expression of RFI-associated genes in beef cattle. Animal Production (accepted)

Lee, S.H., J.H.J. van der Werf, S.H. Lee, D.J. Lim, E.W. Park, C. Gondro, D. Yoon, S.J. Oh, O.H. Kim, J. Gibson and J. Thompson (2012). Genome wide QTL mapping to identify candidate genes for carcass traits in Hanwoo (Korean cattle). Genes and Genomics 34(1):43-49.

Madalena F E, Peixoto M G C D and Gibson J.P. 2012 Dairy cattle genetics and its applications in Brazil. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 24, Article #9

Wijdan Al-Husseini Gondro, C., Quinn. K., Herd, R, Gibson, J.P., Chen, Y. 2012 Expression of candidate genes for residual feed intake in Angus cattle. Animal Genetics

Noyes, HA, Brass A., Obara, I., Anderson, S.I., Archibald, A.L., Bradley, D.G., Fisher, P., Freeman, A.R., Gibson, J. P., Gicheru, M., Hall, L., Hanotte, O. H., Hulme, H., McKeever, D., Murray, C., Oh, S.J., Rennie, C., Smith, K.C., Tapio, M., Wambugu, J., Williams, D., Agaba, M. and Kemp, S.J. 2011 Genetic and expression analysis of cattle identifies candidate genes in pathways responding to Trypanosoma congolense infection. PNAS 108: 9304-9309

Lee, S. H.  van der Werf, J.H.J.,  Kim, N.K., Lee, S.H., Gondro, C., Park, E.W., Oh, S.J., Gibson, J.P. and Thompson, J.M. 2011QTL and gene expression analyses identify genes affecting carcass weight and marbling on BTA14 in Hanwoo (Korean Cattle). Mammalian Genome 22:580-601

Seung-Hwan Lee, Cedric Gondro, Julius van der Werf, Nam-Kuk Kim, Da-jeong Lim, Eung-Woo Park, Sung-Jong Oh, John P Gibson, John M Thompson 2010 Use of a bovine genome array to identify new biological pathways for beef marbling in Hanwoo (Korean Cattle) BMC Genomics 11:623 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-623

Seung-Hwan Lee, Cedric Gondro, Julius van der Werf, Nam-Kuk Kim, Da-jeong Lim, Eung-Woo Park, Sung-Jong Oh, John P Gibson, John M Thompson 2010 Use of a bovine genome array to identify new biological pathways for beef marbling in Hanwoo (Korean Cattle) BMC Genomics 11:623 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-623

Goodhead, I., Archibald, A., Amwayi, P., Brass, A., Gibson, J.P., Hall, N., Hughes, M.A., Limo, M., Iraqi, F., Kemp, S.J. and Noyes, H.A. 2010 A comprehensive genetic analysis of candidate genes regulating response to Trypanosoma congolense infection in mice. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4(11): e880. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000880

Tavassolian, I., Rabie, G., Gregory, D., Mnejja, M., Wirthensohn, M.G., Hunt, P..W., Gibson, J.P., Ford, C.M., Sedgley, M., Wu, S. 2010 Construction of an almond linkage map in an Australian population Nonpareil × Lauranne BMC Genomics 11:551, doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-551

Noyes, H.A., Agaba, M., Anderson, S, Archibald, A.L., Brass, A, Gibson, J.P., Hall, J., Hulme, H., Oh, S.J. and Kemp, S.J.2010 Genotype and expression analysis of two inbred mouse strains and two derived congenic strains suggest that most gene expression is trans regulated and sensitive to genetic background. BMC Genomics 11:361

Lee, S.H., van der Werf, J.H.J., Lee, S.H., Park, E.W., Oh, S.J., Gibson, J.P. and Thompson, J.M. 2010 Genetic polymorphisms of the bovine Fatty acid binding protein 4 gene are significantly associated with marbling and carcass weight in Hanwoo (Korean Cattle). Animal Science 41: 442–444, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2052.2010.02024.x

Behnke, J.M., Menge, D.M., Nagda, S., Noyes, H., Iraqi, F.A., Kemp, S.J., Mugambi, R.J.M., Baker, R.L., Wakelin, D. And Gibson, J.P. 2010. Quantitative trait loci for resistance to Heligmosomoides bakeri
and associated immunological and pathological traits in mice: comparison of loci on chromosomes 5, 8 and 11 in F2 and F6/7 inter-cross lines of mice. Parasitology 137:311-320

Wu, S.-B., Franks, T.K.,  Hunt, P., Wirthensohn, M.G., Gibson, J.P. and Sedgley, M. 2009. Discrimination of SNP genotypes associated with complex haplotypes by high resolution melting analysis in almond: implications for improved marker efficiencies. Molecular Breeding. 25:351-357

Rabiei, G., Wu, S.-.B., Gibson, J.P., Hunt, P., Murison, R. and Sedgley, M. 2009. Almond genetic linkage map and quantitative trait loci for flowering time in a Nonpareil x Lauranne population. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 839:545-548

Kitani, H., Naessens, J., Kubo, M., Nakamura, Y., Iraqui, F., Gibson, J.P.  and Yamakawa, M. 2009. Synthetic nonamer peptides derived from insect defensin mediate the killing of African trypanosomes in axenic culture. Parasitology Research. 105:217-225

Rathkolb, B., Noyes, H.A., Brass, A., Dark, P., Fuchs, H., Gailus-Durner, V., Gibson, J., Hrabe´ de Angelis, M., Ogugo, M., Iraqi, F., Kemp, S.J., Naessens, J., Pope, M.E., Wolf, E. and Agaba, M. 2009. Clinical chemistry of congenic mice with quantitative trait loci for predicted responses to Trypanosoma congolense infection. Infection and Immunity. 77:3948-3957

Wu, S., Tavassolian, I., Rabiei, G., Hunt, P., Wirthensohn, M., Gibson, J.P., Ford, C., Sedgley, M. 2009 Mapping SNP anchored genes using high resolution melting analysis in almond. Molecular Genetics and Genomics. 282: 273-281

van der Waaij, E.H., van Arendonk, J.A.M., Hanotte, O., Kennedy, D., Teale, A. and Gibson, J.  2009. Population parameters for traits defining trypanotolerance in an F2 cross of N’dama and Boran cattle.Livestock ProductionScience (submitted).

van der Waaij, E.H., Van Arendonk, J.A.M., Hanotte, O., de Koning, D-J. and Gibson, J. 2009. Detection of imprinting of QTL related to trypanotolerance in African cattle. Journal of Animal Science (Submitted)

Wu, S., Wirthensohn, M.G., Hunt, P., Gibson, J.P. and Sedgley, M. 2008 High resolution melting analysis of almond SNPs derived from ESTs. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 118:1–14

Nimbkar, C., Gibson, J., Okeyo, M. and Boettcher, P. and Soelkener, J. 2008 Sustainable use and genetic improvement. Scientific Forum on Animal Genetic Resources. Animal Genetic Resources Information. 42, Special Issue: 49-65.

S.J. Kemp, O. Hanotte, M. Agaba, H.A. Noyes, J. Gibson, A. Archibald, C. Rennie, H. Hulme, A. Brass 2008 Genomics approaches to study the biology underlying resistance to trypanosomiasis - Some unexpected lessons. Developments in Biologicals (Karger, Basel), Vol 132: 89-92.

Koudande, O.D., Thomson, P.C., Bovenhuis, H., Iraqi, F., Gibson, J.P. and van Arendonk, J.A.M. 2008. Biphasic survival analysis of trypanotolerance QTL in mice.  Heredity 100:407-414

O'Gorman, G., Park, S., Hill, E., Meade, K., Mitchell, L., Agaba, M., Gibson, J.P., Hanotte, O. Naessens, J., Kemp, S., MacHugh, D. (2006). Cytokine mRNA profiling of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from trypanotolerant and trypanosusceptible cattle infected with Trypanosoma congolense. Physiological Genomics 28: 53-61.

Gibson, J., S. Gamage, O. Hanotte, L. Iniguez, J.C. Maillard, B. Rischowsky, D. Semambo and J. Toll. (2006). Report on the International Workshop on Options and Strategies for the Conservation of Farm Animal Genetic Resources. Systemwide Genetic Resource Program of the CGIAR, Macarese, Italy. p. 129.

Kierstein, S., Noyes, H., Gibson, J.P., Kemp, S.J., Brass, A. (2006). Local gene expression profiling in a mouse model for African trypanosomiasis. Genes and Immunity 7: 667-679.

Behnke, J.M., Iraqi, F.A., Mugambi, J.M., Clifford, S., Nagda, S., Wakelin, D., Kemp S.J., Leyden Baker, R. and Gibson J.P. (2006). High resolution mapping of chromosomal regions controlling resistance to gastro-intestinal nematode infections in an advanced intercross line of mice. Mammalian Genome 17: 584-594.

Gibson, J.P., Ayalew, W. and Hanotte, O. (2006). Measures of Diversity as Inputs for Decisions in Conservation of Livestock Genetic Resources. In Managing Biodiversity in Agroecosystems. DI Jarvis, C Padoch, and D Cooper (eds). Columbia University Press.

Behnke, J.M., Mugambi, J.M, Clifford, S., Iraqi, F.A., Baker, R.L., Gibson, J.P., Wakelin, D. (2006). Genetic variation in resistance to repeated infections with Heligmosomoides polygyrus bakeri, in inbred mouse strains selected for the mouse genome project. Parasite Immunology 28: 85-94.

Gibson, J.P. (2005). Conservation of livestock genetic resources. In J.P Gibson & R.S.V. Pullin, Conservation of Livestock and Fish Genetic Resources , pp. 12-61. Science Council Secretariat of the CGIAR.

Gibson, J.P. and Pullin, R.S.V. (2005). Conservation of Livestock and Fish Genetic Resources. Science Council Secretariat of the CGIAR. pp  1-95.

Gibson, J.P and Bishop, S. (2005). Use of molecular markers to enhance resistance of livestock to disease: a global approach. Rev. sci. tech. Off. int. Epiz., 24 (1).

Hill, E.H, O'Gorman, G.A., Agaba, M., Gibson, J.P., Hanotte, O., Kemp, S.J., Naessens, J., Coussens, P.M. and MacHugh, D.E. (2005). Understanding bovine trypanosomiasis and trypanotolerance: the promise of functional genomics. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 105: 247:258.

Koudande, O.D., Thomson, P.C., Bovenhuis, H., van Arendonk, J.A.M., Iraqi, F. and Gibson, J.P. 2005. Biphasic survival analysis of trypanotolerance QTL in mice. Genetics (submitted).

van der Waaij, E.H., Van Arendonk, J.A.M., Hanotte, O., de Koning, D-J. and Gibson, J.P. (2005). Detection of imprinting of QTL related to trypanotolerance in African cattle. Journal of Animal Science (submitted).

Hernandez-Valladares, M., Naessens, J., Gibson, J.P., Musoke, A.J., Rihet, P., Onesmo K. ole-MoiYoi and Iraqi, F.A. (2004). Confirmation and dissection of QTL controlling resistance to malaria in mice.  Mammalian Genome 15: 390-398.

van der Waaij, E.H., van Arendonk, J.A.M., Hanotte, O., Kennedy, D., Teale, A. and Gibson, J.P. (2003). Population parameters for traits defining trypanotolerance in an F2 cross of N'Dama and Boran cattle. Livestock Production Science 84(3): 219-230.

Abiola, O., Angel, J.M., Avner, P., Bachmanov, A.A., Belknap, J.K., Bennett, B., Blankenhorn, E.P., Blizard, D.A., Bolivar, V., Brockmann, G.A., Buck, K.J., Bureau, J.F., Casley, W.L., Chesler, E.J., Cheverud, J.M., Churchill, G.A., Cook, M., Crabbe, J.C., Crusio, W.E., Darvasi, A., de Haan, G., Dermant, P., Doerge, R.W., Elliot, R.W., Farber, C.R., Flaherty, L., Flint, J., Gershenfeld H., Gibson, J.P., Gu, J., Gu, W., Himmelbauer, H., Hitzemann, R., Hsu, H.C., Hunter, K., Iraqi, F.A., Jansen, R.C., Johnson, T.E., Jones, B.C., Kempermann, G., Lammert, F., Lu, L., Manly, K.F., Matthews, D.B., Medrano, J.F., Mehrabian, M., Mittlemann, G., Mock, B.A., Mogil, J.S., Montagutelli, X., Morahan, G., Mountz, J.D., Nagase, H., Nowakowski, R.S., O'Hara, B.F., Osadchuk, A.V., Paigen, B., Palmer, A.A., Peirce, J.L., Pomp, D., Rosemann, M., Rosen, G.D., Schalkwyk, L.C., Seltzer, Z., Settle, S., Shimomura, K., Shou, S., Sikela, J.M., Siracusa, L.D., Spearow, J.L., Teuscher, C., Threadgill, D.W., Toth, L.A., Toye, A.A., Vadasz, C., Van Zant, G., Wakeland, E., Williams, R.W., Zhang, H.G. and Zou, F. (2003). The nature and identification of quantitative trait loci: a community's view. Nature Reviews Genetics 4: 911-916.

Menge, D.M., Behnke, J.M., Lowe, A., Gibson, J.P., Iraqi, F.A., Baker, R.L. and Wakelin, D. (2003). Mapping of chromosomal regions influencing immunological responses to gastrointestinal nematode infections in mice.  Parasite Immunology 25(6): 341-349.

Nakamura, Y., Naessens, J., Takata, M., Taniguchi, T., Sekikawa, K., Gibson, J. and Iraqi, F.A. (2003). Susceptibility of heat shock protein 70.1-deficient C57BL/6J, wild-type C57BL/6J and A/J mice to Trypanosoma congolense infection. Parasitology Research 90: 171-174.

King, A.H., Jiang, Z., Gibson, J.P., Haley, C.S. and Archibald, A.L. (2003). Mapping Quantitative Trait Loci Affecting Female Reproductive Traits on Porcine Chromosome 8. Biology of Reproduction 68: 2172-2179.

Hanotte, O., Korol, A., Agaba, M., Nilsson, P., Gelhaus, A., Horstmann, R., Sujimoto, Y., Kemp, S., Gibson, J.P., Soller, M. and Teale, A. (2003). Mapping of QTL controlling resistance to trypanosomosis in African indigenous cattle. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences 100(13): 7443-7448.

Simianer, H., Marti, S.B., Gibson, J.P., Hanotte, O., Rege, J.E.O. (2003). An approach to the optimal allocation of conservation funds to minimize loss of genetic diversity between livestock breeds. Journal of Ecological Economics. 45: 377-392.

Rege, J.E.O. and Gibson, J.P. (2003). Animal genetic resources and economic development: issues in relation to economic valuation. Journal of Ecological Economics 45: 319-330.

Marti, S.B., Simianer, H., Gibson, J.P., Hanotte, O., and Rege, J.E.O. (2003). Weitzman's approach and livestock conservation: An application to African cattle breeds. Journal of Conservation Biology 17(5): 1-14.

Behnke, J.M., Iraqi, F.A., Baker, L, Gibson, J.P. and Wakelin, D. (2003). Chasing the genes that control resistance to gastrointestinal nematodes. Journal of Helminthology 77: 99-109.

Iraqi, F.A., Behnke, J.M., Menge, D., Lowe, A., Teale, A.J., Gibson, J.P., Baker, R.L. and Wakelin, D. (2003). Chromosomal regions controlling resistance to gastro-intestinal nematode infections in mice. Mammalian Genome 14: 1-8.

Kitani, H., Black, S.J., Nakamura Y., Naessens, J., Murphy, N.B., Yokomizo, Y., Gibson J.P. and Iraqi, F.A. (2002). Recombinant tumor necrosis factor alpha does not inhibit the growth of African trypanosomes in axenic cultures. Infection and Immunity 70(4): 2210-2214.

Gibson, J.P. (2002). Bias in naming bias. Nature Reviews Genetics 3: Electronic correspondence

Gibson, J.P., Jiang, Z., Archibald, A., Robinson, A. and Haley, C.S. (2002). No Detectable Association of the ESR PVUII Mutation with Sow Productivity in a Meishan * Large White F2 Population. Animal Genetics 33: 448-450.

Fishback, A.G, Danzmann, R.G, Ferguson, M.M. and Gibson, J.P (2002). Estimates of genetic parameters and genotype by environment interactions for growth traits of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) as inferred using molecular pedigrees. Aquaculture 206: 137-150.

Stella A., Jansen, G.B., Gibson, J.P., Lohuis, M.M. and Pagnacco, G. (2002). Accounting for uncertainty in QTL location in marker-assisted preselection of young bulls prior to progeny test. J. Anim. Breed. Gen. 119: 15-20.

Perry, G.M.L., Danzmann, R.G., Ferguson, M.M. and Gibson, J.P. (2001). Quantitative trait loci for upper thermal tolerance in outbred strains of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Heredity 83: 333-341.

Pan, Y., Boettcher, P.J., Gibson, J.P. (2001). Bayesian Segregation Analysis of Somatic Cell Scores of Ontario Holstein Cattle. Journal of Dairy Science 84: 2796-2802.

Ledwidge, S.A., Mallard, B.A., Gibson, J.P., Jansen, G.B. and Jiang, Z.H. (2001). Multi-primer target PCR for rapid identification of bovine DRB3 alleles. Animal Genetics 32(4): 219-221.

Nadesalingam, J, Plante, Y. and Gibson, J.P. (2001). Detection of QTL for milk production on chromosomes 1 and 6 of Holstein cattle. Mammalian Genome 12: 27-31.

Plante, Y., Gibson, J.P., Nadesalingam, J., Mehrabani-Yeganeh, H., Vandervoort, G. and Jansen, G. (2001). Detection of quantitative trait loci affecting milk production traits on 10 chromosomes of Holstein cattle. J. Dairy Sci.84(6): 1516-24.

Jiang, Z.H., Gibson, J.P., Archibald, A.L. and Haley, C.S. (2001). The porcine gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor gene (GnRHR): genomic organization, genetic polymorphisms and association with prolificacy. Genome 44: 7-12.

Koski, L.B, Sasaki, E., Roberts, R.D., Gibson, J.P and Etches, R.J. 2000 Monalleleic transcription of the insulin-like growth factor-II gene (Igf2) in chick embryos. Mol. Reprod. Devel. 56: 345-352.

Gibson, J.P., Quinton, V.M. and Simedrea, P. (2001). Responses to selection for growth and backfat in closed nucleus herds of Hampshire and Duroc pigs. Can. J. Anim Sci. 81: 17-23.

Jeremiah, L.E., Gibson, J.P., Gibson, L.L., Ball, R.O. and Fortin, A. (1999). The influence of breed, gender and PSS (halothane) genotype on meat quality, cooking and palatability attributes of pork. Food Research International 32: 59-71.

Mackay, I.J., Gibson, J.P. and Caligari, P. (1999). The genetics of selfing with concurrent backcrossing in breeding hybrid sugar beet (Beta vulgaris altissima L.). Theor. Appl. Genet. 98: 1156-1162.

Gibson, J.P. (1999). Molecular and quantitative genetics: A useful flirtation. Invited paper for the conference, "From J.L. Lush to Genomics: Visions for animal breeding and genetics", Iowa State University. p 77-84. Also in: From Jay Lush to Genomics: Visions For Animal Breeding and Genetics, 16-18 May 1999, Ames, USA[edited by J.C.M. Dekkers, S.J. Lamont and M.F. Rothschild] AgBiotechNet® Proceedings 001 Paper 6. [available at].

Mehrabani-Yeganeh, H., Gibson, J.P. and Schaeffer, L.R. (1999). Effect of more stringent convergence criteria of estimated breeding values on response to selection. J. Animal Breed. Genet. 117: 145-152.

Jiang, Z.H. and Gibson, J.P. 1998. Genetic polymorphisms in the leptin gene and their association with fatness in four pig breeds. Mamm. Genome 10: 191-193.

Mackay, I.J., Caligari, P. and Gibson, J.P. (1998). Accelerated recurrent selection. Euphytica 105: 53-62.

Mehrabani-Yeganeh, H., Gibson, J.P. and Uimari, P. (1998). The effect of using different culling regimes on genetic response with two-trait, two-stage selection in a nucleus broiler stock. J. Poultry Sci. 78: 931-936.

Mehrabani-Yeganeh, H., Gibson, J.P. and Schaeffer, L.R. (1998). Using recent versus complete pedigree data in genetic evaluation of a closed nucleus broiler line. J. Poultry Sci. 78: 937-941.

Jiang, Z.H., Gibson, J.P., Chen, S. and de Grandis, S. (1999). Bi-PASA genotyping of a new polymorphism in the APOB gene shows no evidence for an association with fatness in pigs. Anim. Genet. 30: 54-56.

Besbes, B. and Gibson, J.P. (1999). Genetic variation of egg production traits in purebred and crossbred laying hens. Anim. Sci. 68: 433-439.

Dekkers, J.C.M. and Gibson, J.P. (1998). Application of breeding objectives to dairy cattle. J. Dairy Sci. 88 (Supplement 2)

Gibson, J.P. and Wilton, J.W. (1998). Defining multiple trait objectives for sustainable genetic improvement. J. Anim. Sci. 76: 2303-2307.

Jiang, Z.H. and Gibson, J.P. (1998). Rapid communication: A PCR-RFLP marker at the porcine complement factor B gene locus shows between population frequency variation. J. Anim. Sci. 76: 1716-1717.

Jiang, Z.H. and Gibson, J.P. (1998). Rapid communication: A PCR amplified product length polymorphism (APLP) marker at the porcine glucosephosphate isomerase locus shows between-population frequency variation. J. Anim. Sci. 76: 1718-1719.

Koots, K.R. and Gibson, J.P. (1998). Economic values for beef production traits from a herd level bioeconomic model. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 78: 29-45.

Koots, K.R. and Gibson, J.P. (1998). Effects of production and marketing circumstances on economic values for beef production traits. Can J. Anim. Sci. 78: 47-55.

Uimari, P. and Gibson, J.P. (1998). The value of crossbreeding information in selection of poultry under a dominance model. Anim. Sci. 66: 519-528.

Boettcher, P.J. and Gibson, J.P. (1997). Estimation of variance of maternal lineage effects among Canadian Holsteins. J. Dairy Sci. 80: 2167-2176.

Nejati-Javaremi, A., Smith, C. and Gibson, J.P. (1997). Effect of total allelic relationship on accuracy of evaluation and response to selection. J. Anim. Sci. 75: 1738-1745.

Gibson, J.P., Freeman, A.E. and Boettcher, P.J. (1996). Mitochondrial inheritance in cattle. Livest. Prod. Sci. 47: 115-124.

Koots, K.R. and Gibson, J.P. (1996). Realized sampling variances of estimates of genetic parameters. Genetics 143: 1409-1416.

Jeyaruban, M.G. and Gibson, J.P. (1996). Estimation of additive genetic variance in commercial layer poultry and simulated populations under selection. Theor. Appl. Genet. 92: 483-491.

Brisbane, J.R. and Gibson, J.P. (1995). Balancing selection response and inbreeding by including predicted stabilized genetic contributions in selection decisions. Gen. Sel. Evol. 27: 541-549.

Brisbane, J.R. and Gibson, J.P. (1995). Including genetic relationships in selection decisions; alternative methodologies. Theor. Appl. Genet. 91: 769-775.

Dekkers, J.C.M., Birke, P. and Gibson, J.P. (1995). Optimum linear selection indexes for multiple generation objectives with non-linear profit functions. J. Anim. Sci. 61: 165-175.

Jeyaruban, M.G., Gibson, J.P. and Gowe, R.S. (1995). Comparison of index selection and best linear unbiased prediction for simulated egg-type poultry data. Poult. Sci. 74: 1566-1576.

Brisbane, J.R. and Gibson, J.P. (1995). Balancing selection response and rate of inbreeding by including genetic relationships in selection decisions. Theor. Appl. Genet. 91: 421-431.

Meuwissen, T., Gibson, J.P. and Quinton, M. (1995). Selection for production while maintaining reproduction. Theor. Appl. Genet. 90: 627-635.

Brisbane, J.R. and Gibson, J.P. (1995). Accuracy of evaluation and correlation of estimated breeding values among relatives with evaluation based information from relatives or from identified loci. J. Anim. Breed. Genet. 112: 17-32.

Koots, K.R., Gibson, J.P., Smith, C. and Wilton, J.W. (1994). Analyses of published genetic parameter estimates for beef production traits. I. Heritability. Anim. Breed. Abstr. 62: 309-338.

Koots, K., Gibson, J.P. and Wilton, J.W. (1994). Analyses of published genetic parameter estimates for beef production traits. II. Phenotypic and genetic correlations. Anim. Breed. Abstr. 62: 825-853.

MacKay, I.J. and Gibson, J.P. (1993). The effect of gametic phase disequilibrium on the prediction of response to recurrent selection in plants. Theor. Appl. Genet. 87: 152-160.

Gomez-Raya, L. and Gibson, J.P. (1993). Within family selection at an otherwise unselected locus in dairy cattle. Genome 36: 433-439.

Gibson, J.P., Graham, N.C. and Burnside, E.B. (1992). Selection indexes for production traits of Canadian dairy sires. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 72: 477-491.

Gama, L.T., Smith, C. and Gibson, J.P. (1992). Transgene effects, introgression strategies and testing schemes in pigs. Anim. Prod. 54: 427-440.

Allaire, F.R. and Gibson, J.P. (1992). Genetic value of herd life adjusted for yield. J. Dairy Sci. 75: 1349-1356.

Ali, T.E., Schaeffer, L.R., Gibson, J.P. and Burnside, E.B. (1992). An examination of bias in dairy sire genetic evaluations for production traits. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 72: 409-412.

Gibson, J.P., McBride, B.W., Burton, J.H., Politis, I. and Zhao, X. (1992). Effect on production traits of bovine somatotropin for up to three consecutive lactations. J. Dairy Sci. 75: 837-846.

Gibson, J.P., van der Meulen, M., McBride, B.W. and Burton, J.H. (1991). The effects of genetic and phenotypic production potential on response to recombinant bovine somatotropin. J. Dairy Sci. 75: 878-884.

Gibson, J.P. (1991). The potential for genetic change of milk fat composition. J. Dairy Sci. 74: 3258-3266.

Graham, N.J., Burnside, E.B., Gibson, J.P., Rapitta, A.E. and McBride, B.W. (1991). Comparison of Canadian and New Zealand sired first lactation heifers for efficiency of production in relation to body size and condition. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 71: 293-300.

McBride, B.W., Burton, J.L., Gibson, J.P., Burton, J.H. and Eggert, R.G. (1990). Use of recombinant bovine somatotropin for up to two consecutive lactations on dairy production traits.  J. Dairy Sci. 73: 3248-3257.

Graham, N., Smith, C. and Gibson, J.P. (1990). Investigation of preferential treatment for milk yield in Canadian Holsteins. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 71:21-27.

Gibson, J.P. and Kennedy, B.W. (1990). The use of constrained selection indexes in breeding for economic merit. Theor. Appl. Genet. 80:801-805.

Kennedy, B.W., Gibbins, A.M., Gibson, J.P. and Smith, C. (1990). Coalescence of molecular and quantitative genetics for livestock improvement. J. Dairy Sci. 73: 2619-2627.

Southwood, O.I., Kennedy, B.W., Meyer, K. and Gibson, J.P. (1989). Estimation of additive maternal and cytoplasmic genetic variances in animal models. J. Dairy Sci. 72: 3006-3012.

Gibson, J.P. (1989). Selection on the major components of milk: alternative methods of deriving economic weights. J. Dairy Sci. 72: 3176-3189.

Gibson, J.P. (1989). The effect of pricing systems, economic weights and population parameters on economic response to selection on milk components. J. Dairy Sci. 72: 3314-3326.

Bondoc, O.L., Smith, C. and Gibson, J.P. (1989). A review of breeding strategies for genetic improvement of dairy cattle in developing countries. Anim. Breed. Abstr. 57: 819-829.

Gibson, J.P. (1989). Selection strategies and artificial evolution. Theor. Appl. Genet. 78: 87-92.

Schaeffer, L.R., Kennedy, B.W. and Gibson, J.P. (1989). The inverse of the gametic relationship matrix. J. Dairy Sci. 72: 1266-1272.

Gibson, J.P. (1989). Altering milk composition through genetic selection. J. Dairy Sci. 72: 2815-2825.

Gibson, J.P. (1989). Economic weights and index selection of milk production traits when multiple production quotas apply. Anim. Prod. 49: 171-181.

Gibson, J.P. (1989). Cystic fibrosis allele segregation. Nature 334: 20.

Gibson, J.P., Field, A.C. and Wiener, G. (1987). Concentrations of blood constituents in genetically high and low milk-production lines of British Friesian and Jersey cattle around calving and in early lcatation. Anim. Prod. 44: 183-199.

Gibson, J.P. (1987). Part lactation predictors of complete lactation milk-energy yield, food intake and food conversion efficiency. Livest. Prod. Sci. 17: 323-335.

Smith, C., Meuwissen, T.H.E. and Gibson, J.P. (1987). On the use of transgenes in livestock improvement. Anim. Breed. Abstr. 55: 1-10.

Gibson, J.P. (1987). The options and prospects for genetically altering milk composition in dairy cattle. Anim. Breed. Abstr. 55: 231-243.

Gibson, J.P. (1986). Efficiency and performance of genetically high and low milk-producing British Friesian and Jersey cattle. Anim. Prod. 42: 161-182.

Gibson, J.P., Wiener, G. and Field, A.C. (1986). Concentrations of blood constituents from 12 to 72 weeks of age in genetically high and low milk production lines of Friesian and Jersey cattle. J. Agric. Sci. 107: 239-248.

Gibson, J.P. (1984). The effects of frequency of feeding on milk production of dairy cattle:  an analysis of published results. Anim. Prod. 38: 181-189.

Gibson, J.P. and Alliston, J.C. (1983). Some sources of error and possible bias in Danscan ultrasonic measurements of cattle. Anim. Prod. 37: 61-71.

Gibson, J.P. (1981). Problems in obtaining a description of the evolution of Dimethoate resistance in Danish houseflies (Musca domestica). Pestic. Sci. 12: 565-572.

Gibson, J.P. (1981). The effects of feeding frequency on the growth and efficiency of food utilization of ruminants: an analysis of published results. Anim. Prod. 32: 275-283.

Books and Book Chapters

Dekkers, J.C.M. and Gibson, J.P. (2002). Economic evaluation of breeding programs. In Animal Breeding. Eds E.A.B. Oltenacu and G. Grosu. p. 36 (submitted).

Gibson, J.P. and Cundiff, L.V. (2000). Developing straight breeding and crossbreeding structures for extensive grazing systems which utilize exotic animal genetic resources. In S. Galal, J. Boyazoglu and K. Hammond (eds) Developing breeding strategies for lower input animal production environments. ICAR, Rome. ICAR Technical Series No. 3: 207-242.

Wilkie, B.N., Mallard, B.A., Quinton, M. and Gibson, J.P. (1998). Multi-trait selection for immune response: A possible alternative strategy for enhanced livestock health and productivity. Progress in Pig Science. Eds. J. Wiseman, M.A. Valey and J.P. Chadwick, Nottingham Univ. Press. pp. 29-38.

Gibson, J.P. (1998). Breeding genetically manipulated traits. In: Animal Breeding Technology for the 21st Century. Ed. J. Clark, Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam. pp. 201-215.

Gibson, J.P. (1993). (2nd edn 1995, 3rd edn 1997. Updated edition with extra material by J.C.M. Dekkers, 2001). The design and economics of animal breeding strategies. Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock, University of Guelph. p. 220.

Gibson, J.P. and Smith, C. (1989). The incorporation of biotechnologies into animal breeding strategies. In Comprehensive Biotechnology Vol. V. Eds. L.A. Babiuk and J.P. Phillips. Pergamon Press, Oxford.

Consultancy Interests

I have consulted widely for national and international businesses, governments, international agencies and NGOs. Key areas of expertise are in research and development strategy and integration of innovations into sustainable business operations and agriculture development.