Two new papers out!
It's been a while, but I've finally updated my website
How does aggression evolve in response to the sex ratio?
In this paper with Dani Edmunds, Jen Perry and others, we studied male and female aggression and how they evolved in response to experimentally manipulated sex ratios.
Spoiler: it's all about the females!
Read all about it here!
How does male condition affect how aggressive they can make females?
In a cool paper in conjunction with Irem Sepil, Stuart Wigby, and two fantastic undergrads (Daisy and Toby), we looked at how the condition of a male affects how much aggression he can induce in his mate.
Read the onlineOpen version here!
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.
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!
This paper (led by Irem Sepil) was 5 years in the making - investigating how sperm and seminal fluid proteins age differently and how we can ameliorate the effects of ageing on male ejaculates.
Read the paper here!
Check out Irem's twitter summary and video here
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.