University of St Andrews

Prof Mike Ritchie

Dyers Brae
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TH

Evolutionary Biology and Speciation


His research interests concerns the evolutionary genetics of behaviours which influence sexual isolation in insect species, and other approaches to the study of speciation. Research projects involve analyses of the inheritance and geographic variation of courtship signals and preferences of Drosophila and crickets. Also, quantitative trait loci analysis of interspecific differences in song and pheromones of Drosophila, and phylogeographic analysis of insects and fish.



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
Parker, DJ, Cunningham, CB, Walling, CA, Stamper, CE, Head, ML, Roy-Zokan, EM, McKinney, EC, Ritchie, MG & Moore, AJ 2015, 'Transcriptomes of parents identify parenting strategies and sexual conflict in a subsocial beetle' Nature Communications, vol 6, 8449., 10.1038/ncomms9449
Parker, DJ, Vesala, L, Ritchie, MG, Laiho, A, Hoikkala, A & Kankare, M 2015, 'How consistent are the transcriptome changes associated with cold acclimation in two species of the Drosophila virilis group?' Heredity, vol 115, no. 1, pp. 13-21., 10.1038/hdy.2015.6
Hoskins, J, Ritchie, MG & Bailey, NW 2015, 'A test of genetic models for the evolutionary maintenance of same-sex sexual behaviour' Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, vol 282, 20150429., 10.1098/rspb.2015.0429
Tyukmaeva, V, Veltsos, P, Slate, J, Gregson, E, Kauranen, H, Kankare, M, Ritchie, MG, Butlin, R & Hoikkala, A 2015, 'Localization of quantitative trait loci for diapause and other photoperiodically regulated life history traits important in adaptation to seasonally varying environments' Molecular Ecology, vol 24, no. 11, pp. 2809-2819., 10.1111/mec.13202
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