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.



Diao, W, Mousset, M, Horsburgh, GJ, Vermeulen, CJ, Johannes, F, van de Zande, L, Ritchie, MG, Schmitt, T & Beukeboom, LW 2016, 'Quantitative trait locus analysis of mating behavior and male sex pheromones in Nasonia wasps' G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, vol 6, no. 6, pp. 1549-1562., 10.1534/g3.116.029074
Parker, DJ, Ritchie, MG & Kankare, M 2016, 'Preparing for winter: the transcriptomic response associated with different day lengths in Drosophila montana' G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, vol 6, no. 5, pp. 1373-1381., 10.1534/g3.116.027870
Debelle, A, Ritchie, MG & Snook, RR 2016, 'Sexual selection and assortative mating: an experimental test' Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol Early View., 10.1111/jeb.12855
Ala-Honkola, O, Ritchie, MG & Veltsos, P 2016, 'Postmating–prezygotic isolation between two allopatric populations of Drosophila montana: fertilisation success differs under sperm competition' Ecology and Evolution, vol Early View., 10.1002/ece3.1995
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
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