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2017

Shuker, D.M. & Burdfield-Steel, E.R. (2017) Reproductive interference in insects. Ecological Entomology, 42 (Suppl. 1): 65-75.

Shuker, D.M., Barrett, L., Dickins, T.E., Scott-Phillips, T.C. & Barton, R.A. (2017) General intelligence does not help us to understand cognitive evolution. Behavioural Brain Sciences, 40: e218.

Greenway, E.V., Balfour, V.L. & Shuker, D.M. (2017) Can females choose to avoid mating failure in the seed bug Lygaeus simulans? Animal Behaviour, 129: 61-69.

2016 

Cook, N., Green, J., Shuker, D.M. & Whitehorn, P.R. (2016) Exposure to the neonicotinoid imidacloprid disrupts sex allocation cue use during superparasitism in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Ecological Entomology, 41: 693-697.

Dougherty, L.R., Simmons, L.W. & Shuker, D.M. (2016) Post-copulatory sexual selection when a female mates once. Animal Behaviour, 116: 13-16.

Martel, V., Shuker, D.M., Boulton, R.A., Damiens, D. & Boivin, G. (2016) Sex allocation and the evolution of insemination capacity under local mate competition. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 159: 230-242.

Dougherty, L.R. & Shuker, D.M. (2016) Variation in pre- and post-copulatory sexual selection on male genital size in two species of lygaeid bug. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, 70: 625-637.

Moore, F.R., Shuker, D.M. & Dougherty, L. (2016) Stress and sexual signalling: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Behavioral Ecology, 27: 363-371.

Moore, F.R., Shuker, D.M. & Dougherty, L. (2016) A response to comments on stress and sexual signaling: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Behavioral Ecology, 27: 375-376.

Pegoraro, M., Bafna, A., Davies, N.J., Shuker, D.M. & Tauber, E. (2016) The seasonal epigenome: Snapshots of DNA methylation changes induced by long and short photoperiods in Nasonia. Genome Research, 26: 203-210.

Boulton, R.A. & Shuker, D.M. (2016) Polyandry is context-dependent but not convenient in a mostly monandrous wasp. Animal Behaviour, 112: 119-125 .

2015

Dougherty, L.R. & Shuker, D.M. (2015) Natural breakage of the very long intromittent organ of the seed bug Lygaeus simulans. European Journal of Entomology, 112: 818-823.

Cook, N., Trivedi, U., Pannebakker, B.A., Blaxter, M., Ritchie, M.G., Tauber, E., Sneddon, T. & Shuker, D.M. (2015) Oviposition but not sex allocation is associated with transcriptomic changes in females of the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 5: 2885-2892.

Evans, G.M.V., Nowlan, T. & Shuker, D.M. (2015) Patterns of reproductive isolation within- and between- species characterised by a sexual conflict over mating. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 116: 890–901.

Cook, N., Pannebakker, B.A., Tauber, E. & Shuker, D.M. (2015) DNA methylation and sex allocation in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. American Naturalist, 186: 513-518. *Chosen by the Faculty of 1000*

Burdfield-Steel, E.R., Auty, S. & Shuker, D.M. (2015) Do the benefits of polyandry scale with outbreeding? Behavioral Ecology, 26: 1423-1431.

Greenway, E.V. & Shuker, D.M. (2015) The repeatability of mating failure in a polyandrous insect. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28: 1578-1582.

Shuker, D.M. (2015) Book review: Genotype-by environment interactions and sexual selection. Edited by John Hunt & David J. Hosken. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons (2014). Animal Behaviour, 107: 209-211.

Boulton, R.A. & Shuker, D.M. (2015) A sex allocation cost to polyandry in a parasitoid wasp. Biology Letters, 11: 20150205.

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.

Whitehorn, P.R., Cook, N., Blackburn, C.V., Gill, S.M., Green, J. & Shuker, D.M. (2015) Sex allocation theory reveals a hidden cost of neonicotinoid exposure in a parasitoid wasp. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 282: 20150389.

Boulton, R.A. & Shuker, D.M. (2015) The costs and benefits of multiple mating in a mostly monandrous wasp. Evolution, 69: 939-949.

Greenway, E.V., Dougherty, L.R. & Shuker, D.M. (2015) Mating failure. Current Biology, 25: R534-R536.

Shuker, D.M., Currie, N., Hoole, T. & Burdfield-Steel, E.R. (2015) The extent and costs of reproductive interference among four species of true bug. Population Ecology, 57: 321-331.

Boulton, R.A., Collins, L.A. & Shuker, D.M. (2015) Beyond sex allocation: the role of mating systems in sexual selection in parasitoid wasps. Biological Reviews, 90: 599-627.

Dougherty, L.R. & Shuker, D.M. (2015) Mate choice and mating decisions: A response to comments on Dougherty & Shuker. Behavioral Ecology, 26: 326-327.

Dougherty, L.R. & Shuker, D.M. (2015) The effect of experimental design on the measurement of mate choice: a meta-analysis. Behavioral Ecology, 26: 311-319.

2014

Shuker, D.M. & Cook, N. (2014) Evolution: conflict by the sexes, for the sexes. Current Biology, 24: R1135-R1137.

Burdfield-Steel, E.R. & Shuker, D.M. (2014) Mate-guarding in a promiscuous insect: species discrimination influences context-dependent behaviour. Evolutionary Ecology, 28: 1031-1042.

Shuker, D.M. & Simmons, L.W. (eds) (2014) The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems, Oxford University Press.

Shuker, D.M. (2014) Sexual selection theory. In: Shuker, D.M. & Simmons, L.W. (eds) The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems, pp 20-41, Oxford University Press.

Burdfield-Steel, E.R. & Shuker, D.M. (2014) The evolutionary ecology of the Lygaeidae. Ecology & Evolution, 4: 2278-2301.

Shuker, D.M. (2014) Genetic variation in niche construction: a comment on Saltz and Nuzhdin. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 29: 303-304.

Scott-Phillips, T.C., Laland, K.N., Shuker, D.M., Dickins, T.E. & West, S.A. (2014) The niche construction perspective: a critical appraisal. Evolution, 68: 1231-1243.

Dougherty, L.R. & Shuker, D.M. (2014) Pre-copulatory sexual selection in the seed bug Lygaeus equestris: a comparison of choice and no-choice paradigms. Animal Behaviour, 89: 207-214.

2013

Boulton, R.A. & Shuker, D.M. (2013) Polyandry. Current Biology, 23: R1080-1081. For further discussion of the evolution of multiple mating, please see Becky’s stand-up routine here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAT-oN6fKPQ&feature=youtu.be

Marshall, R.E.S., Hurly, T.A., Sturgeon, J., Shuker, D.M. & Healy, S.D. (2013) What, where and when: deconstructing memory. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 280: 20132194.

Pannebakker, B.A., Trivedi, U., Blaxter, M., Watt, R. & Shuker, D.M. (2013) The transcriptomic basis of oviposition behaviour in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. PLoS One, 8: e68608.

Burdfield-Steel, E.R., Dougherty, L.R., Smith, L.A., Collins, L.A. & Shuker, D.M.(2013) Variation in social and sexual behaviour in four species of aposematic seed bugs (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae): the role of toxic and non-toxic food. Behavioural Processes, 99: 52-61.

Khudr, M.S., Oldekop, J., Shuker, D.M. & Preziosi, R. (2013) Parasitoid wasps influence where aphids die via an inter-specific indirect genetic effect. Biology Letters, 9: 20121151.

†Dougherty, L.R., †Burdfield-Steel, E.R. & Shuker, D.M. (2013) Sexual stereotypes: the case of sexual cannibalism. Animal Behaviour, 85: 313-322. [Go here for an article about this paper on Science NOW] († Liam and Emily contributed equally to this paper)

Haddrill, P.R., Majerus, M.E.N & Shuker, D.M. (2013) Variation in male and female mating behaviour among different populations of the two-spot ladybird, Adalia bipunctata. European Journal of Entomology, 110: 87–93.

2012

Shuker, D.M. (2012) Book Review: A.P. Beckerman, O.L. Petchey, Getting Started with R: An Introduction for Biologists; R. Thomas, I. Vaughan, J. Lello, Data Analysis with R Statistical Software. A Guidebook for Scientists; A. Field, J. Miles, Z. Field, Discovering Statistics Using R. Animal Behaviour, 84: 1597-1600.

Ross, L., Langenhof, M.B.W. Pen, I. & Shuker, D.M. (2012) Temporal variation in sex allocation in the mealybug Planococcus citri: adaptation, constraint, or both? Evolutionary Ecology, 26: 1481-1496.

Ross, L., Shuker, D.M., Normark, B.J. & Pen, I. (2012) The role of endosymbionts in the evolution of haploid-male genetic systems in scale insects (Coccoidea). Ecology and Evolution, 2: 1071-1081.

2011

Keller, L., Peer, K., Bernasconi, C., Taborsky, M. & Shuker, D.M. (2011) Inbreeding and selection on sex ratio in the bark beetle Xylosandrus germanus. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11: 359.

Herre, E.A., Shuker, D.M. & West, S.A. (2011) Social evolution: evolving sex ratios. Current Biology, 21: R992-994.

Isaac, N.J.B., Cruickshanks, K.L., Weddle, A.M., Rowcliffe, J.M., Brereton, T.M., Dennis, R.L.H., Shuker, D.M. & Thomas, C.D. (2011) Distance sampling and the challenge of monitoring butterfly population. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2: 585-594.

Moynihan, A.M. & Shuker, D.M. (2011) Sexual selection on male development time in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24: 2002-2013.

Rowntree, J.K., Shuker, D.M. & Preziosi, R.F. (2011) Forward from the crossroads of ecology and evolutionary genetics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B, 366: 1322-1328.

Burdfield-Steel, E.R. & Shuker, D.M. (2011) Reproductive interference. Current Biology, 21: R450-451.

Abbot, P. et al (2011) Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature 471: E1-E4

Ross, L., Dealey, E.J., Beukeboom, L.W. & Shuker, D.M. (2011) Temperature, age of mating and starvation determine the role of maternal effects on sex allocation in the mealybug Planococcus citri. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, 65: 909-919.

Ross, L., Shuker, D.M. & Pen, I. (2011) The evolution and suppression of male suicide under paternal genome elimination. Evolution, 65: 554-563.

Graham, A.L., Shuker, D.M., Pollitt, L., Auld, S.K.J.R., Wilson, A. & Little, T.J. (2011) Fitness consequences of immune responses: strengthening the empirical framework for ecoimmunology. Functional Ecology, 25: 5-17.

Pannebakker, B.A, Watt, R., Knott, S.A., West, S.A., & Shuker, D.M. (2011) The quantitative genetic basis of sex ratio variation in Nasonia vitripennis: a QTL study. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24: 12-22.

2010

Ross, L., Pen, I. & Shuker, D.M. (2010) Sex-specific dispersal behaviour of crawlers in the mealybug Planococcus citri. Entomologia Hellenica (Proceedings XII ISSIS), 19: 54-65.

Ross, L., Pen, I. & Shuker, D.M. (2010) Genomic conflict in scale insects: the causes and consequences of bizarre genetic systems. Biological Reviews, 85: 807-828.

Little, T.J., Shuker, D.M., Colegrave, N., Day, T. & Graham, A.L. (2010) The coevolution of virulence: tolerance in perspective. PLoS Pathogens, 6: e1001006.

Lewis, H.M., Tosh, C.R., O’Keefe, S., Shuker, D.M., West, S.A. & Mayhew, P.J. (2010) Constraints on adaptation: explaining deviation from optimal sex ratio using artificial neural networks. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 23: 1708-1719.

Watt, R. & Shuker, D.M. (2010) Nasonia wasp behavior genetics. In: Breed, M.D. & Moore, J. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, volume 2, pp. 513-519. Academic Press, Oxford. (Invited)

Shuker, D.M. (2010) Sexual selection: endless forms or tangled bank? Animal Behaviour, 79: E11-E17.

Beukeboom, L.W., Niehuis, O., Pannebakker, B.A., Koevoets, T., Veenstra, R., Peire, A., Berends, C., Gibson, J.D., Shuker, D.M., van de Zande & Gadau, J. (2010) A comparison of recombination frequencies in intraspecific versus interspecific mapping populations of Nasonia. Heredity, 104: 302-309.

Ross, L., Langenhof, M.B.W., Pen, I., Beukeboom, L.W., West, S.A. & Shuker, D.M. (2010) Sex allocation in a species with Paternal Genome Elimination: the roles of crowding and female age in the mealybug Planococcus citri. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 12: 89-104.

Niehuis, O., Gibson, J.D., Rosenberg, M.S, Pannebakker, B.A., Koevoets, T., Judson, A.K., Desjardins, C.A., Kennedy, K., Duggan, D., Beukeboom, L.W., van de Zande, L., Shuker, D.M., Werren, J.H. & Gadau, J. (2010) Recombination and its impact on the genome of the haplodiploid parasitoid wasp Nasonia. PLoS One, 5: e8597.

Pannebakker, B.A., Niehuis, O., Hedley, A., Gadau, J. & Shuker, D.M. (2010) The distribution of microsatellites in the Nasonia parasitoid wasp genome. Insect Molecular Biology, 19(S1): 91-98.

The Nasonia Genome Working Group (2010) Functional and evolutionary insights from the genomes of three parasitoid Nasonia species. Science, 327: 343-348.

2009

Ivens, A.B.F., Shuker, D.M., Beukeboom, L.W. & Pen, I.R. (2009) Host acceptance and sex allocation of Nasonia wasps in response to conspecifics and heterospecifics. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 276: 3663-3669.

Shuker, D.M., Moynihan, A.M. & Ross, L. (2009) Sexual conflict, sex allocation and the genetic system. Biology Letters, 5: 682-685.

Elbanna, S.M., Zalat, S.M., Gilbert, F., Elliott, S. & Shuker, D.M. (2009) Patterns of resource use by milkweed insects in Sinai. Egyptian Journal of Biology, 11: 58-70.

Ross, L. & Shuker, D.M. (2009) Scale insects. Current Biology, 19: R184-186.

Fairlie-Clark, K., Shuker, D.M. & Graham, A.L. (2009) Why do adaptive immune responses cross-react? Evolutionary Applications, 2: 122-131.

2008

Niyazi, N., Shuker, D.M. & Wood, R.J. (2008) Male position and calling effort together influence male attractiveness in leks of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 95: 479-487.

Burton-Chellew, M.N., Koevoets, T., Grillenberger, B.K., Sykes, E.M., Underwood, S.L., Bijlsma, K., Gadau, J., van de Zande, L., Beukeboom, L.W., West, S.A. & Shuker, D.M. (2008) Facultative sex ratio adjustment in natural populations of wasps: cues of local mate competition and the precision of adaptation. American Naturalist, 172: 393-404.

Pannebakker, B.A., Halligan, D.L., Reynolds, K.T., Ballantyne, G.A., Shuker, D.M., Barton, N. & West, S.A. (2008) Effects of spontaneous mutation accumulation on sex ratio traits. Evolution, 62: 1921-1935.

Haddrill, P.R., Shuker, D.M., Amos, W., Majerus, M.E.N. & Mayes, S. (2008) Female multiple mating in wild and laboratory populations of the two-spot ladybird, Adalia bipunctata. Molecular Ecology, 17: 3189-3197.

Grillenberger, B.K., Koevoets, T., Burton-Chellew, M.N., Sykes, E.M., Shuker, D.M., van de Zande, L., Bijlsma, R., Gadau, J. & Beukeboom, L.W. (2008) Genetic structure of natural Nasonia vitripennis populations: validating assumptions of sex ratio theory. Molecular Ecology, 17: 2854-2864.

Langan, A.M. Shuker, D.M., Cullen, W.R., Penney, D., Preziosi, R.F. and Wheater, C.P. (2008) Relationships between student characteristics and self, peer and tutor evaluations of oral presentations. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 33: 179-190.

Langan, A.M., Cullen, W.R. & Shuker, D.M. (2008) Student learning networks on residential field courses: Does size matter? Bioscience Education E-Journal, 11: 1.

McKechnie, C.C. & Shuker, D.M. (2008) Review: Joan Roughgarden, “Challenging Darwin’s Theory of Sexual Selection.” Journal of Literature and Science, 1: 75-76.

2007

Burton-Chellew, M.N., Beukeboom, L.W., West, S.A. & Shuker, D.M. (2007) Laboratory evolution of polyandry in a parasitoid wasp. Animal Behaviour, 74: 1147-1154.

Burton-Chellew, M.N., Sykes, E.M., Patterson, S., Shuker, D.M. & West, S.A. (2007) The cost of mating and the relationship between body size and fitness in males of the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 9: 921-934.

Sykes, E.M., Innocent, T.M., Pen, I., Shuker, D.M. & West, S.A. (2007) Asymmetric larval competition in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis: a role in sex allocation? Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, 61: 1751-1758.

Haddrill, P.R., Shuker, D.M., Mayes, S. & Majerus, M.E.N. (2007) Temporal effects of multiple mating on components of fitness in the two-spot ladybird, Adalia bipunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). European Journal of Entomology, 104: 393-398.

Shuker, D.M., Reece, S.E., Lee, A., Graham, A., Duncan, A.B. & West, S.A. (2007)  Information use in space and time: sex allocation behaviour in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Animal Behaviour, 73: 971-977.

Shuker, D.M., Phillimore, A.J., Burton-Chellew, M.N., Hodge, S.E. & West, S.A. (2007) The quantitative genetic basis of polyandry in the parasitoid wasp, Nasonia vitripennis. Heredity, 98: 69-73.

Langan, A.M., Cullen, W.R. & Shuker, D.M. (2007) Student networks and learning styles: a case study exploring investigative projects. Proceedings of the Science Learning and Teaching Conference 2007, pp 66-74.

2006

Shuker, D.M., Ballantyne, G.A. & Wedell, N. (2006) Variation in the cost to females of the sexual conflict over mating in the seed bug Lygaeus equestris (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae). Animal Behaviour, 72: 313-321.

Shuker, D.M. & Tregenza, T. (2006) Debating sexual selection and mating strategies. Science, 312: 693-694.

Lessells, C.M. et al. (2006) Debating sexual selection and mating strategies. Science, 312: 689-690; see extended version http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/eletters/311/5763/965

West, S.A., Gardner, A., Shuker, D.M., Reynolds, T., Burton, M., Sykes, E.M., Guinnee, M.A., & Griffin, A.S. (2006) Cooperation and the scale of competition in humans. Current Biology, 16: 1103-1106.

Shuker, D.M., Pen, I. & West, S.A. (2006) Sex ratios under asymmetrical Local Mate Competition in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Behavioral Ecology, 17: 345-352.

Shuker, D.M., Sykes, E.M., Browning, L.E., Beukeboom. L.W. & West, S.A. (2006) Male influence on sex allocation in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennisBehavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, 59: 829-835.

2005

Shuker, D.M., Underwood, K., King, T.M. & Butlin, R.K. (2005) Patterns of male sterility in a grasshopper hybrid zone imply accumulation of hybrid incompatibilities without selection. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 272: 2491-2497.

Shuker, D.M., King, T.M., Bella, J.L. & Butlin, R.K. (2005) The genetic basis of speciation in a grasshopper hybrid zone. In: Fellowes, M., Holloway, G. and Rolff, J. (eds) Insect Evolutionary Ecology, pp 427-454, CABI Publishing.

Shuker, D.M., Pen, I., Duncan, A.B., Reece, S.E. & West, S.A. (2005) Sex ratios under asymmetrical Local Mate Competition: theory and a test with parasitoid wasps. American Naturalist, 166: 301-316.

West, S.A., Shuker, D.M. & Sheldon, B.C. (2005) Sex ratio adjustment when relatives interact: a test of constraints on adaptation. Evolution 59: 1211-1228.

2004

Shuker, D.M. & West, S.A. (2004) Information constraints and the precision of adaptation: sex ratio manipulation in wasps. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 101: 10363-10367.

Shuker, D.M., Reece, S.E., Taylor, J.A.L. & West, S.A. (2004) Wasp sex ratio behaviour when females on a patch are related. Animal Behaviour, 68: 331-336.

Shuker, D.M., Reece, S.E., Whitehorn, P.R. & West, S.A. (2004) Sib-mating does not lead to facultative sex ratio adjustment in the parasitoid wasp, Nasonia vitripennisEvolutionary Ecology Research, 6: 473-480.

Reece, S.E., Shuker, D.M., Pen, I., Duncan, A.B., Choudhary, A., Batchelor, C.M. & West, S.A. (2004) Kin discrimination and sex ratios in a parasitoid wasp. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 17: 208-216.

2003

Shuker, D., Lynch, J. & Morais, A.P. (2003) Moving from model to non-model organisms? Lessons from Nasonia wasps. Bioessays, 25: 1247-1248.

Shuker, D.M. (2003) The sexiness of sex ratios. Heredity 91: 6-7.

2002

Shuker, D., Bateson, N., Breitsprecher, H., O’Donovan, R., Taylor, H., Barnard, C., Behnke, J., Collins, S. & Gilbert, F. (2002) Mating behavior, sexual selection and copulatory courtship in a promiscuous beetle. Journal of Insect Behavior 15: 617-631.

Shuker, D.M. & Day, T.H. (2002) Mate sampling and the sexual conflict over mating in seaweed flies. Behavioral Ecology 13: 83-86.

2001

Shuker, D.M. & Day, T.H. (2001) The repeatability of a sexual conflict over mating. Animal Behaviour 61: 755-762.

Gilbert, F., Azmeh, S., Barnard, C., Behnke, J., Collins, S.A., Shuker, D. and the Behavioural Ecology Field Course. (2001) Individually recognizable scent marks on flowers made by a solitary bee. Animal Behaviour, 61: 217-229.

1996

Day, T.H., Crean, C.S., Gilburn, A.S., Shuker, D.M. & Wilcockson, R.W. (1996) Sexual selection in seaweed flies: genetic variation in male size and its reliability as an indicator in natural populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 263: 1127-1134.