Dr David Shuker

Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology

Dyers Brae 21
tel. 01334 463376
fax. 01334 463366

We are interested in the evolution and ecology of insect reproductive behaviour. As such, our work includes laboratory and field studies of insect behaviour, making use of both whole-organism and genetic studies.

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Burdfield-Steel, ER & Shuker, DM 2018, 'Divergence is not speciation, or why we need females: a comment on Tinghitella et al' Behavioral Ecology, vol Advance articles. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/ary069
Cook, N, Boulton, R, Green, J, Trivedi, U, Tauber, E, Pannebakker, BA, Ritchie, MG & Shuker, DM 2018, 'Differential gene expression is not required for facultative sex allocation: a transcriptome analysis of brain tissue in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis' Royal Society Open Science, vol 5, 171718. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.171718
Boulton, RA, Cook, N, Green, J, Greenway, EV & Shuker, DM 2018, 'Sperm blocking is not a male adaptation to sperm competition in a parasitoid wasp' Behavioral Ecology, vol 29, no. 1, pp. 253-263. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arx156
Shuker, DM & Burdfield-Steel, ER 2017, 'Reproductive interference in insects' Ecological Entomology, vol 42, no. S1, pp. 65-75. DOI: 10.1111/een.12450
Greenway, EVG, Balfour, VL & Shuker, DM 2017, 'Can females choose to avoid mating failure in the seed bug Lygaeus simulans?' Animal Behaviour, vol 129, pp. 61-69. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.05.004
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