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    2016

  1. Meyer, K. (2016). "Technical note: A successive over-relaxation pre-conditioner to solve mixed model equations for genetic evaluation" Journal of Animal Science 94(11): 4530-4535 doi: 10.2527/jas.2016-0665
  2. Meyer, K. (2016). "Simple penalties on maximum likelihood estimates of genetic parameters to reduce sampling variation" Genetics 203: 1885-199. doi: 10.1534/genetics.115.186114
  3. 2015

  4. Meyer, K. and Swan, A. and Tier, B. (2015). "Technical note: Genetic principal component models for multi-trait single-step genomic evaluation", Journal of Animal Science 93:4624-4628. doi: 10.2527/jas2015-9333
  5. Houle, D. and Meyer, K. (2015). "Estimating sampling error of evolutionary statistics based on genetic covariance matrices using maximum likelihood"
    Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28:1542-1549. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12674
  6. Kingsolver, J. G., Heckman, N., Zhang, J., Carter, P. A., Knies, J. L., Stinchcombe, J. R. and Meyer, K. (2015). "Genetic variation, simplicity and evolutionary constraints for function-valued traits"
    American Naturalist 185:E166-E181. doi: 10.1086/681083
  7. Lei, E. and Yao, F. and Heckman, N. and Meyer, K. (2015). "Functional data model for genetically related individuals with application to cow growth" Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics 24:756-770. doi: 10.1080/10618600.2014.948180
  8. 2013

  9. Meyer, K. (2013). "A penalized likelihood approach to pooling estimates of covariance components from analyses by parts"
    Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 130:270-285. doi: 10.1111/jbg.12004
  10. Meyer, K. and Tier, B. and Graser, H.-U. (2013). "Technical note: Updating the inverse of the genomic relationship matrix"
    Journal of Animal Science 91:2583-2586. doi: 10.2527/jas.2012-6056
  11. 2012

  12. Meyer, K. and Tier, B. (2012). "SNP Snappy: A strategy for fast genome wide association studies fitting a full mixed model"
    Genetics 190:275-277. doi: 10.1534/genetics.111.134841
  13. Meyer, K. and Tier, B. (2012). "Estimates of variances due to parent of origin for weights of Australian beef cattle"
    Animal Production Science 52 : 215-224. · doi: 10.1071/AN11195
  14. Tier, B. and Meyer, K. (2012). "On the analysis of parent-of-origin effects with examples from ultrasonic measures of carcass traits in Australian beef cattle" Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 129:359-368. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0388.2012.00996.x
  15. Stinchcombe, J. R., Beder, J., Carter, P.A., Gilchrist, G. W., Gervini, D., Gomulkiewicz, R., Halgrimsson, B., Heckman, N., Houle, D., Kingsolver, J. G., Marquez, E., Marron, J.S., Meyer, K., Schmitt, A., Yao, F. Kirkpatrick, M. (2012) "Genetics and evolution of function-valued traits: understanding environmentally responsive phenotypes" Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27:637-647. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2012.07.002
  16. 2011

  17. Meyer, K. (2011). "Performance of penalized maximum likelihood in estimation of genetic covariance matrices" Genetics, Selection, Evolution 43:39. · doi: 10.1186/1297-9686-43-39
  18. Tyriseva, A.-M., Meyer, K., Fikse, F., Ducrocq, V., Jakobsen, J., Lidauer, M. H. and Mantysaari, E. A. (2011). "Principal component and factor analytic models in international sire evaluation" Genetics, Selection, Evolution 43:33. doi: 10.1186/1297-9686-43-33
  19. Tyriseva, A.-M., Meyer, K., Fikse, F., Ducrocq, V., Jakobsen, J., Lidauer, M. H. and Mantysaari, E. A. (2011). "Principal component approach in variance component estimation for international sire evaluation" Genetics, Selection, Evolution 43:21. doi: 10.1186/1297-9686-43-21
  20. 2010

  21. Meyer, K. and Kirkpatrick, M. (2010). "Better estimates of genetic covariance matrices by 'bending' using penalized maximum likelihood" Genetics 185: 1097-1110. doi: 10.1534/genetics.109.113381
  22. 2009

  23. Meyer, K. (2009). "Factor-analytic models for genotype x environment type problems and structured covariance matrices" Genetics, Selection, Evolution 41:21. doi: 10.1186/1297-9686-41-21
  24. 2008

  25. Meyer, K. (2008). "Parameter expansion for estimation of reduced rank covariance matrices". Genetics, Selection, Evolution 40: 3-24. doi: 10.1051/gse:2007032
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  26. Meyer, K. (2008). "Likelihood calculations to evaluate experimental designs to estimate genetic variances." Heredity 101:212-221. · doi: 10.1038/hdy.2008.46
  27. Meyer, K. and Kirkpatrick, M. (2008). "Perils of parsimony: Properties of reduced rank estimates of genetic covariance matrices" Genetics 180:1153-1166. · doi: 10.1534/genetics.108.090159
  28. Meyer, K. (2008). "Estimation of genetic parameters: it takes three to tango" J. Anim. Breed. Genet. 125:361-362. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0388.2008.00785.x
  29. 2007

  30. Meyer, K. (2007). "Multivariate analyses of carcass traits for Angus cattle fitting reduced rank and factor-analytic models" J. Anim. Breed. Genet. 124:50-64. · doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0388.2007.00637.x
  31. Meyer, K. (2007). "WOMBAT - A tool for mixed model analyses in quantitative genetics by REML". J. Zheijang Univ. Sci. B 8: 815-821. doi: 10.1631/jzus.2007.B0815
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  32. 2005

  33. Meyer, K. and Kirkpatrick, M. (2005). "Up hill, down dale: Quantitative genetics of curvaceous traits" Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B. 360 1443-1455. · doi: 10.1098/rstb.2005.1681
  34. Meyer, K. and Kirkpatrick, M. (2005). "Restricted maximum likelihood estimation of genetic principal components and smoothed covariance matrices" Genetics, Selection, Evolution 37: 1-30. · doi: 10.1051/gse:2004034
  35. Meyer, K. (2005). "Random regression analyses using B-splines to model growth of Australian Angus cattle " Genetics, Selection, Evolution 37 : 473-500. · doi: 10.1051/gse:2005012
  36. Meyer, K. (2005). "Estimates of genetic covariance functions for growth of Angus cattle" Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 122 : 73-85. · doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0388.2005.00503.x
  37. Meyer, K. (2005) "Advances in methodology for random regression analyses" Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 45 : 847-859. · doi: 10.1071/EA05040
  38. Meyer, K. (2005) "Genetic principal components for live ultra-sound scan traits of Angus cattle" Animal Science 81: 337-345. · View abstract · Download paper from journal (free access).
  39. Albuquerque, L. G. and Meyer, K. (2005) "Estimates of covariance functions for growth of Nelore cattle applying a parametric structure to model within animal correlations" Livestock Production Science 93 : 213-222. · doi: 10.1016/j.livprodsci.2004.10.006
  40. 2004

  41. Kirkpatrick, M. and Meyer, K. (2004). "Direct estimation of genetic principal components : Simplified analysis of complex phenotypes" Genetics 168 : 2295-2306. · doi: 10.1534/genetics.104.029181
  42. Meyer, K., Johnston, D.J. and Graser, H.U. (2004) "Estimates of the complete genetic covariance matrix for traits in multi-trait genetic evaluation of Australian Hereford cattle" Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 55: 195-210. · doi: 10.1071/AR03164
  43. Meyer, K. (2004) "Scope for a random regression model in genetic evaluation of beef cattle for growth" Livestock Production Science 86: 68-83. · doi: 10.1016/S0301-6226(03)00142-8
  44. Tier, B. and Meyer, K. (2004). "Approximating prediction error covariances in multiple-trait and random regression models" Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 121 : 77-89. · doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0388.2003.00444.x
  45. McCleery, R. H., Pettifor, R. A.,Armbruster, P., Meyer, K., Sheldon, B. and Perrins, C. M. (2004). "Components of variance underlying fitness in a natural population of the great tit, Parus major" American Naturalist 164:E62, · doi: 10.1086/422660
  46. 2001

  47. Meyer, K. (2001). "Estimates of genetic covariance functions assuming a parametric correlation structure for environmental effects" Genetics Selection Evolution 33: 557-585. · doi: 10.1051/gse:200102
  48. Albuquerque, L.G. and Meyer, K. (2001). "Estimates of covariance functions for growth from birth to 630 days of age in Nelore cattle" Journal of Animal Science 79: 2776-2789. · Reprint.
  49. Meyer, K. (2001). "Estimates of direct and maternal covariance functions for growth of Australian beef calves from birth to weaning" Genetics Selection Evolution, 33: 487-514. · doi: 10.1051/gse:2001129
  50. Albuquerque, L.G. and Meyer, K. (2001). "Estimates of direct and maternal genetic effects for weights from birth to 600 days of age in Nelore cattle" Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 118: 83-92. · doi: 10.1046/j.1439-0388.2001.00279.x
  51. 2000

  52. Meyer, K. (2000). "Random regressions to model phenotypic variation in monthly weights of Australian beef cows" Livestock Production Science 65 : 19-38. · doi: 10.1016/S0301-6226(99)00183-9
  53. Meyer, K., Graser, H.-U. and Na-Chiangmai, A. (2000). "Estimates of genetic parameters for growth and skeletal measurements in Thai Swamp buffalo" Animal Science 70 : 399-406.
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  54. Brotherstone, S., White, I.M.S. and Meyer, K. (2000) "Genetic Modelling of Daily Milk Yield Using Orthogonal Polynomials and Parametric Curves", Animal Science 70 : 407-416. · Download journal issue (free access).
  55. 1999

  56. Meyer, K. (1999). "Estimates of genetic and phenotypic covariance functions for postweaning growth and mature weight of beef cows" Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 116 : 181-205. · View abstract
  57. 1998

  58. Meyer, K. (1998). Estimating covariance functions for longitudinal data using a random regression model Genetics Selection Evolution 30 : 221-240. · Reprint.
  59. 1997

  60. Meyer, K. (1997). Estimates of genetic parameters for weaning weight of beef cattle accounting for direct-maternal covariances. Livestock Production Science 52 : 187-199.
    · doi: 10.1016/S0301-6226(97)00144-9
  61. Meyer, K. and Hill, W.G. (1997) Estimation of genetic and phenotypic covariance functions for longitudinal data by Restricted Maximum Likelihood Livestock Production Science 47 : 185-200. · doi : 10.1016/S0301-6226(96)01414-5
  62. Meyer, K. (1997) "An 'average information' Restricted Maximum Likelihood algorithm for estimating reduced rank genetic covariance matrices or covariance functions for animal models with equal design matrices" Genetics Selection Evolution 29 : 97-116. · View abstract · Download full paper from journal (free access).
  63. 1996

  64. Meyer, K. and Smith, S.P. (1996). Restricted Maximum Likelihood estimation for animal models using derivatives of the likelihood. Genetics, Selection, Evolution 28 : 23-49. · View abstract · Download full paper from journal (free access).
  65. 1995

  66. Meyer, K. (1995). Estimates of genetic parameters and breeding values for New Zealand and Australian Angus cattle. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 46 : 1219-1229.
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  67. Meyer, K. (1995). Estimates of genetic parameters for mature weight of Australian beef cows and its relationship to early growth and skeletal measures. Livestock Production Science 44 : 125-137. doi: 10.1016/0301-6226(95)00067-4 · View abstract
  68. 1994

  69. Meyer, K. (1994). Estimates of direct and maternal correlations among growth traits in Australian beef cattle. Livestock Production Science 38 : 91-105. doi: 10.1016/0301-6226(94)90053-1
  70. Meyer, K. and Graser, H.-U. (1994). Scope for genetic evaluation and selection of beef cattle for growth traits when birth dates are not recorded. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 45 : 819-827. · View abstract
  71. Meyer, K., Carrick, M.J. and Donnelly, B.J.P. (1994). Genetic parameters for milk production of Australian beef cows from a multi-breed selection experiment. Journal of Animal Science 72 : 1155-1165. · Reprint
  72. 1993

  73. Meyer, K. (1993). Estimating covariance matrices for growth traits of Australian Polled Hereford cattle using field data. Animal Production 57 : 37-45.
  74. Meyer, K. (1993). Estimates of covariance components for growth traits of Australian Charolais cattle. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 44 : 1501-1508. doi: 10.1071/AR9931501 Reprint
  75. Meyer, K., Carrick, M.J. and Donnelly, B.J.P. (1993). Genetic parameters for growth traits of Australian beef cattle from a multi-breed selection experiment. Journal of Animal Science 71 : 2614-2622. · Reprint

    1992

  76. Meyer, K. (1992). Variance components due to direct and maternal effects for growth traits of Australian beef cattle. Livestock Production Science 31 : 179-204. doi:10.1016/0301-6226(92)90017-X Postprint
  77. Meyer, K. (1992). Bias and sampling covariances of estimates of variance components due to maternal effects. Genetique, Selection, Evolution 24 : 487-509. · Download Reprint .
  78. Meyer, K. and Hill, W.G. (1992). Approximation of sampling variances and confidence intervals for Maximum Likelihood estimates of variance components. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 109 : 264-280. · Postprint
  79. Notter, D.R., Tier, B. and Meyer, K. (1992). Sire X herd interactions for weaning weight in Australian Angus cattle. Journal of Animal Science 70 : 2359-2365. · Reprint
  80. 1991

  81. Meyer, K. (1991). Estimating variances and covariances for multivariate Animal Models by Restricted Maximum Likelihood. Genetique, Selection, Evolution 23: 67-83. · Reprint
  82. Meyer, K., Hammond, K., MacKinnon, M.J. and Parnell, P.F. (1991). Estimates of covariances between growth and reproduction in Australian beef cattle. Journal of Animal Science 69: 3533-3543. · Abstract, Reprint
  83. Meyer, K. and Hill, W.G. (1991). Mixed model analysis of a selection experiment for food intake in mice. Genetical Research 57 : 71-81. · doi:10.1017/S0016672300029062
  84. MacKinnon, M.J., Meyer, K. and Hetzel, D.J.S. (1991). Genetic variation and covariation for growth, parasite resistance and heat tolerance in tropical cattle. Livestock Production Science 27 : 105-122. doi:10.1016/0301-6226(91)90090-D
  85. MacKinnon, M.J., Corbet, N.J., Meyer, K., Burrow, H.M., Bryan, R.P. and Hetzel, D.J.S. (1991). Genetic parameters for testosterone response to GnRH stimulation and scrotal circumference in tropical beef bulls. Livestock Production Science 29 : 297-309. doi: 10.1016/0301-6226(91)90105-Y
  86. 1990

  87. Meyer, K. and Smith, C. (1990). Comparison of theoretical and simulated equilibrium genetic response rates with progeny testing in dairy cattle. Animal Production 50 : 207-212.
  88. Meyer, K., Hammond, K., Parnell, P.F., MacKinnon, M.J. and Sivarajasingham, S. (1990). Estimates of heritability and repeatability for reproductive traits in Australian beef cattle. Livestock Production Science 25 : 15-30. · doi: 10.1016/0301-6226(90)90038-8
  89. Thompson, R. and Meyer, K. (1990). Estimating genetic parameters using an imaginary animal model. Genetique, Selection, Evolution 22 : 133-147. · Reprint .
  90. 1989

  91. Meyer, K. (1989). Approximate accuracy of genetic evaluation under an Individual Animal Model. Livestock Production Science 21: 87-100. doi: 10.1016/0301-6226(89)90041-9
  92. Meyer, K. (1989). Estimation of genetic parameters. Chapter 23 in Evolution and Animal Breeding. : Reviews on Molecular and Quantitative Approaches in Honour of A. Robertson., W.G. Hill and T.F.M. McKay, eds., pp. 161-167. · Download paper (9 pages, .pdf file)
  93. Meyer, K. (1989). Restricted Maximum Likelihood to estimate variance components for animal models with several random effects using a derivative-free algorithm. Genetique, Selection, Evolution 21 : 317-340. doi: 10.1051/gse:19890308
  94. Meyer, K., Graser, H.-U. and Hammond, K. (1989). Estimates of genetic parameters for first lactation test day production of Australian Black and White cows. Livestock Production Science 21: 177-199. doi 10.1016/0301-6226(89)90049-3
  95. Southwood, O.I., Kennedy, B.W., Meyer, K. and Gibson, J.P. (1989). Estimation of additive maternal and cytoplasmic genetic variances under animal models. Journal of Dairy Science 72: 3006-3012. doi: 10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(89)79453-4
  96. 1988

  97. Meyer, K. and Burnside, E.B. (1988). Joint sire and cow evaluation for conformation traits under an Individual Animal Model. Journal of Dairy Science 71: 1034-1049. Reprint.
  98. Burnside, E.B. and Meyer, K. (1988). Potential impact of bovine somatotropin on dairy sire evaluation. Journal of Dairy Science 71 : 2210-2219. Reprint.
  99. 1987

  100. Meyer, K. (1987). Restricted Maximum Likelihood to estimate variance components for mixed models with two random factors. Genetique, Selection, Evolution 19 : 49-68. · Download paper.
  101. Meyer, K. (1987). Mixed model analysis when genetic and environmental groups are closely linked. Zeitschrift für Tierzüchtung und Züchtungsbiologie 104 : 321-333.
  102. Meyer, K. (1987). A note on the use of an equivalent model to account for relationships between animals in estimating variance components. Zeitschrift für Tierzüchtung und Züchtungsbiologie 104: 163- 168.
  103. Meyer, K. (1987). Estimates of variances due to sire x herd interactions and environmental covariances between paternal half-sibs for first lactation dairy production. Livestock Production Science 17 : 95-115. doi: 10.1016/0301-6226(87)90057-1
  104. Meyer, K., Brotherstone, S., Edwards, M.R. and Hill, W.G. (1987). Inheritance of linear type traits in dairy cattle and correlations with milk production. Animal Production 44 : 1-10.
  105. Meyer, K. and Burnside, E.B. (1987). Scope for a subjective assessment of milking speed. Journal of Dairy Science 70 : 1061-1068. Reprint .

    1986

  106. Meyer, K. (1986). Between algorithms : A "shortcut" Restricted Maximum Likelihood procedure to estimate variance components. Journal of Dairy Science 69 : 1904-1916. Reprint
  107. Thompson, R. and Meyer, K. (1986). Estimation of variance components : What is missing in the EM algorithm ? Journal of Statistical Computing and Simulation 24 : 215-230. doi: 10.1080/00949658608810905 ·
  108. Thompson, R. and Meyer, K. (1986). Theoretical aspects in the estimation of breeding values for multi-trait selection. Livestock Production Science 15 : 299-313. doi: 10.1016/0301-6226(86)90071-0
  109. 1985

  110. Meyer, K. (1985). Genetic parameters for dairy production of Australian Black and White cows. Livestock Production Science 12: 205-219. doi 10.1016/0301-6226(85)90051-X
  111. Meyer, K. (1985). Maximum Likelihood estimation of variance components for a multivariate mixed model with equal design matrices. Biometrics 41: 153-166. ·
  112. Meyer, K., Burnside, E.B., Hammond, K. and McClintock, A.E. (1985). Evaluating dairy sires for conformation using their daughters' first classification. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 36: 509-525.
  113. 1984

  114. Meyer, K. (1984). Estimates of genetic parameters for milk and fat yield for the first three lactations in British Friesian cows. Animal Production 38: 313-322.
  115. Meyer, K. and Thompson, R. (1984). Bias in variance and covariance component estimators due to selection on a correlated trait. Zeitschrift für Tierzüchtung und Züchtungsbiologie 101 : 33-50. ·
  116. Hill, W.G. and Meyer, K. (1984). Effects of errors in parameter estimates on efficiency of restricted genetic selection indices. In : Experimental Design, Statistical Models and Genetic Statistics : Editor K. Hinkelmann. Marcel Dekker Inc., New York and Basel, pp. 345-367.
  117. 1983

  118. Meyer, K. (1983). Maximum likelihood procedures for estimating genetic parameters for later lactations in dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science 66: 1988-1997. Reprint.
  119. Meyer, K. (1983). Scope for evaluating dairy sires using first and second lactation records. Livestock Production Science 10 : 531- 553. doi: 10.1016/0301-6226(83)90048-9
  120. Meyer, K. and Hill, W.G. (1983). A note on the effects of sampling errors on the accuracy of genetic selection indices. Zeitschrift für Tierzüchtung und Züchtungsbiologie 100 : 27-32.