Congratulations to Ginny. Her paper on the repeatability of mating failure in our bugs has just been accepted by the Journal of Evolutionary Biology – more details on publication to follow in due course.
A slightly belated welcome to Sophie van Meyel, who is visiting from the University of Poitiers where she is a Masters student. Sophie will be working with Becky on sperm competition and sex allocation in Nasonia. We hope you have a great summer in St Andrews!
Liam, Emily and Ginny’s Proc B paper is out today. Thanks to Imran for all his help with the CT-scanning.
Dougherty, L.R., Rahman, I.A., Burdfield-Steel, E.R, Greenway, E.V. & Shuker, D.M. (2015) Experimental reduction of intromittent organ length reduces male reproductive success in a bug. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 282: 201507824.
And it has also made the media: http://www.theguardian.com/science/animal-magic/2015/may/13/unkindest-cut-insect-penis-gets-chop
In happier news, our friend Andrew Read has been made Fellow of the Royal Society. Wonderful news!
A more complete article on the disgraceful peer-review episode: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/sexist-peer-review-causes-storm-online/2020001.article
Words still fail me by the way.