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.

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Recent Publications:

5 (of 100 published available) for dms14 (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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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
Divergence is not speciation, or why we need females David Michael Shuker
Behavioral Ecology 2018 vol.29 pp.801
Sperm blocking is not a male adaptation to sperm competition in a parasitoid wasp Nicola Cook, Jade Green, David Michael Shuker
Behavioral Ecology 2018 vol.29 pp.253-263