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New paper accepted

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.

New paper accepted

Congratulations to Georgina, who has had her paper on context-dependent decision making in Nasonia accepted by Behavioural Processes. Nice one!

Quick Guide on same-sex behaviour

Vicki’s and my Quick Guide on same-sex sexual behaviour is now out in Current Biology.

For an OA-line to the paper (until Jan sometime): please go here


BMC Genomics paper

and the BMC Genomics paper is now out! Go here for open access: Pannebakker et al. (2020) BMC Genomics

Paper accepted

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!

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.

Vicki’s next paper accepted

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.

And Ellie picks up her award!

Congratulations again to Ellie for being one of the recipients of this year’s Unilever Research Prize for Dutch Masters Students. Here is Ellie receiving her prize!

Congratulations to Ellie!

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!

Welcome to Ellie

A slightly belated formal website welcome to Ellie Gourevitch, our new PhD student. Ellie has been here six weeks or so and has already started collecting data….!! Ellie will be working on the sex lives of bugs, and is already getting interested in female genitalia – welcome aboard!