Ginny’s paper accepted

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.

Welcome to Sophie

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’s paper hits the newstand

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