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Dr David Shuker
Shuker, Dr David: [Group PI] Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology

tel: 01334 463376
room: 21
email: dms14@st-andrews.ac.uk
My group is interested in the evolution and ecology of insect reproductive behaviour. As such we are interested in how natural and sexual selection shapes reproductive decisions and behaviours in insects. We use a variety of approaches, spanning behavioural experiments, fieldwork, to molecular genetics. Current study organisms include parasitic wasps, lygaeid seed bugs, and mealybugs.

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We are interested in the evolution and ecology of insect reproductive behaviour. As such, our work includes laboratory and field studies of insect behaviour, making use of both whole-organism and genetic studies.

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Recent Publications:

5 (of 106 /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/status/published available) for dms14 (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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A single pleiotropic locus influences the rate of hybridization between two sibling species of Lygaeus bugs Daniella Black, David Michael Shuker
Ecology and Evolution 2020 vol. 10 pp. 12224-12232
Genomics of sex allocation in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis Bart A. Pannebakker, Nicola Cook, Joost van den Heuvel, Louis van de Zande, David Michael Shuker
BMC Genomics 2020 vol. 21
Mating failure shapes the patterns of sperm precedence in an insect Daniella Black, David Michael Shuker
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 2020 vol. 74
Same-sex sexual behaviour David Michael Shuker
Current Biology 2020 vol. 30 pp. R1345-R1346
Local mate competition modifies the costs of mating in a mostly monandrous parasitoid wasp Nicola Cook, Jade Green, David Michael Shuker
Behavioral Ecology 2019 vol. 30 pp. 417-425

Miss Ginny Greenway
Greenway, Miss Ginny: Postgraduate Student

tel: 01334 463500
room: PhD Office
email: evg@st-andrews.ac.uk
Miss Ginny Greenway
Harold Mitchell Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TH

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I am a NERC-funded PhD student in Dr David Shuker's lab group. My PhD focuses on reproductive failures occurring both between individuals of the same species and heterospecifics, as well as post-copulatory sexual selection processes occuring more broadly in the Lygaeidae family.

Prior to this, I graduated from the University of Oxford with a Biological Sciences degree in 2013, completing my undergraduate project on the role of familiarity and olfaction in mate choice in Drosophila under the supervision of Prof. Tommaso Pizzari.

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Current summer students:

  • Laura Collins
  • Raluca Herascu (IBANS Scholarship)
  • Lynsey Smith

Previous group members:

Dr Anna Auld (nee Moynihan; NERC PhD student 2007-2011)

Sexual selection and sex allocation in the gregarious parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis

Dr Gethin Evans (NERC PhD student 2007-2011)

Sexual conflict over mating in Lygaeus seed bugs


Dr Laura Ross (PhD student 2006-2010)

Genetic conflict and sex allocation in scale insects (Coccoidea)


Dr Bart Pannebakker (Post-doc 2005-2008)

Genetic basis of sex allocation in Nasonia vitripennis

Dr Max Burton (NERC PhD student 2003-2007)

The mating and reproductive behaviour of the gregarious parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis

Dr Ed Sykes (BBSRC PhD student 2003-2007)

Life history evolution in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis

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