Dr David Shuker

Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology

Dyers Brae 21
tel. 01334 463376
fax. 01334 463366
dms14@st-andrews.ac.uk

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.

See also Shuker Group Homepage

 

 

Publications

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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