Dr David Shuker:
Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology

Research Overview:

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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Mating failure shapes the patterns of sperm precedence in an insect Daniella Black, David Michael Shuker
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 2020 vol. 74
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
Validating the demethylating effects of 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine in insects requires a whole-genome approach (A reply to Ellers et al.) Nicola Cook, Eran Tauber, Bart A. Pannebakker, David Michael Shuker
American Naturalist 2019 vol. 194
An inconvenient truth Marlene Zuk, David Michael Shuker
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 2018 vol. 33
Differential gene expression is not required for facultative sex allocation Nicola Cook, J. Green, U. Trivedi, E. Tauber, B.A. Pannebakker, Michael Gordon Ritchie, David Michael Shuker
Royal Society Open Science 2018 vol. 5