Two new papers out!
It's been a big month in the fly lab
No sex differences in fly anxiety
In this paper with Jen Perry and Jessica Thomson, we found no differences between males and females in their anxiety-like behaviours.
There was also no effect of mating status or sex peptide, but there was an effect of sex peptide receptor.
Read all about it here!
Male ejaculate ageing and
I am a Departmental Lecturer in Biology (Behaviour) in the Department of Zoology at Oxford. I'm currently studying the effects of mating on female aggression in fruit flies, and looking at female-female aggression in a variety of other species (including humans!).
Find out more about my research on my Research page.
New paper out in PloS ONE looking at when female flies start to get aggressive after mating. Link here.
I have started two new positions - I am now a Departmental Lecturer in Biology (Behaviour) in the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford!
I've also started as a Stipendiary Lecturer in Biology at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford.
I was invited to give a seminar at the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge.
Thanks to Dr Rahia Mashoodh for hosting me.
I was invited to give a seminar at the Centre for Biological Diversity at St Andrews University.
Thanks to Dr Catherine Sheard for hosting me.
My latest paper with Stu Wigby and Ju Morimoto has been published in Functional Ecology!
Dani Edmunds, Lucy Harper, and I ran a BIG experiment on sex ratio and aggression, investigating how sexual selection may alter male and female aggression.