Profile

Dr David Shuker:
Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology



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.

 



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.

See also Shuker Group Homepage

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Recent Publications:

Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Shuker, DM & Burdfield-Steel, ER 2017, 'Reproductive interference in insects' Ecological Entomology, vol 42, no. S1, pp. 65-75. DOI: 10.1111/een.12450