Apologies for quiet website – research group pages are being migrated to a new server and so some tweaking maybe needed for content, so I am not adding too much right now, although I have just updated our publications pages, including with Ellie’s first paper from her PhD – congratulations Ellie! Hopefully we will have our new look website, but with the same address, shortly.
Dave has a new paper accepted for publication in Behavioral Ecology. With stellar co-author Lotta Kvarnemo, we address the sometimes-vexed question of the definition of sexual selection. It is an Invited Review, so there will be commentaries! I will keep you all posted.
Congratulations to Georgina, who has had her paper on context-dependent decision making in Nasonia accepted by Behavioural Processes. Nice one!
and the BMC Genomics paper is now out! Go here for open access: Pannebakker et al. (2020) BMC Genomics
In more lab news, ex-Shuker lab alumna Nicki Cook and Dave himself have just had a paper accepted in BMC Genomics, led by our dear friend and another lab alumnus, Bart Pannebakker. The paper describes the genomic basis of sex ratio variation in Nasonia vitripennis, with a preliminary GWAS analysis. Thanks to all the co-authors for their work on this!
We are back in the lab, albeit socially-distanced, and wearing masks! What a relief!
Maddy Abbs has started her ASAB-funded undergrad research project, and Ellie is starting up her next experiments. It is WONDERFUL having folks in the lab again.
Great news to start the year – Vicki’s latest paper “Mating failure shapes the patterns of sperm precedence in an insect” has just been accepted for publication in Behavioural Ecology & Sociobiology. Dani is also an author, so congratulations us on a fab team effort.
Ellie has been awarded a Unilever Research prize, awarded to the best Dutch Masters students each year – congratulations Ellie! What a fabulous way to start your PhD!