Dr David Shuker

Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology

Dyers Brae 21
tel. 01334 463376
fax. 01334 463366

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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Greenway, EVG, Balfour, VL & Shuker, DM 2017, 'Can females choose to avoid mating failure in the seed bug Lygaeus simulans?' Animal Behaviour, vol 129, pp. 61-69. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.05.004
Cook, N, Green, J, Shuker, DM & Whitehorn, PR 2016, 'Exposure to the neonicotinoid imidacloprid disrupts sex allocation cue use during superparasitism in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis' Ecological Entomology, vol 41, no. 6, pp. 693-697. DOI: 10.1111/een.12344
Dougherty, LR, Simmons, LW & Shuker, DM 2016, 'Postcopulatory sexual selection when a female mates once' Animal Behaviour, vol 116, pp. 13-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.03.003
Martel, V, Shuker, DM, Boulton, RA, Damiens, D & Boivin, G 2016, 'Sex allocation and the evolution of insemination capacity under local mate competition' Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, vol 159, no. 2, pp. 230-242. DOI: 10.1111/eea.12435
Dougherty, LR & Shuker, DM 2016, 'Variation in pre- and post-copulatory sexual selection on male genital size in two species of lygaeid bug' Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol 70, no. 4, pp. 625-637. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-016-2082-6
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