University of St Andrews

Dr David Shuker
Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology

Dyers Brae
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TH

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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Boulton, R & Shuker, DM 2016, 'Polyandry is context-dependent but not convenient in a mostly monandrous wasp' Animal Behaviour, vol 112, pp. 119-125., 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.12.001
Cook, N, Trivedi, U, Pannebakker, BA, Blaxter, M, Ritchie, MG, Tauber, E, Sneddon, T & Shuker, DM 2015, 'Oviposition but not sex allocation is associated with transcriptomic changes in females of the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis' G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, vol 5, no. 12, pp. 2885-2892., 10.1534/g3.115.021220
Evans, GMV, Nowlan, T & Shuker, DM 2015, 'Patterns of reproductive isolation within and between two Lygaeus species characterized by sexual conflicts over mating' Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol 116, no. 4, pp. 890-901., 10.1111/bij.12639
Cook, N, Pannebakker, B, Tauber, E & Shuker, DM 2015, 'DNA methylation and sex allocation in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis' American Naturalist, vol 186, no. 4, pp. 513-518., 10.1086/682950
Burdfield-Steel, ER, Auty, S & Shuker, DM 2015, 'Do the benefits of polyandry scale with outbreeding?' Behavioral Ecology, vol 26, no. 5, pp. 1423-1431., 10.1093/beheco/arv103
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