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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Dougherty, LR, Simmons, LW & Shuker, DM 2016, 'Postcopulatory sexual selection when a female mates once' Animal Behaviour, vol 116, pp. 13-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.03.003
Martel, V, Shuker, DM, Boulton, RA, Damiens, D & Boivin, G 2016, 'Sex allocation and the evolution of insemination capacity under local mate competition' Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, vol 159, no. 2, pp. 230-242. DOI: 10.1111/eea.12435
Dougherty, LR & Shuker, DM 2016, 'Variation in pre- and post-copulatory sexual selection on male genital size in two species of lygaeid bug' Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol 70, no. 4, pp. 625-637. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-016-2082-6
Pegoraro, M, Bafna, A, Davies, NJ, Shuker, DM & Tauber, E 2016, 'DNA methylation changes induced by long and short photoperiods in Nasonia' Genome Research, vol 26, no. 2, pp. 203-210. DOI: 10.1101/gr.196204.115
Boulton, R & Shuker, DM 2016, 'Polyandry is context-dependent but not convenient in a mostly monandrous wasp' Animal Behaviour, vol 112, pp. 119-125. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.12.001
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