Prof Mike Ritchie:

Prof Mike Ritchie

Prof Mike Ritchie
Dyers Brae
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TH

tel: 01334 463495
fax: 01334 463600
room: DB3

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Ritchie Lab Website

Biology Management Group
Biology Research Committee
School of Biology
IBANS Behavioural Ecology
Centre for Biological Diversity
Evolution, Genes and Genomics Group

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Evolutionary Biology and Speciation


His major research field is the evolutionary genetics of behaviours which influence sexual isolation, and other approaches to the study of speciation. Current research projects involve analyses of the quantitative and molecular genetics of song and pheromones of various species of Drosophila. Other projects include population and phylogenetic analyses of Mexican fish and crickets.


Evolutionary Biology and Speciation

His research interests concerns the evolutionary genetics of sexual isolation in insect species, and other approaches to the study of speciation. Research projects involve analyses of the inheritance and geographic variation of courtship signals and preferences of Drosophila and crickets. Also, comparative genomic analyses of various species.

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Recent Publications:

Recent publications

5  (of 167 published available) for mgr. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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2019 (3)
Journal of Evolutionary Biology
vol.32 pp.243-258
2019 (1)
Ecology and Evolution
vol.9 pp.410-416
Social effects on fruit fly courtship song
Lucas Marie-Orleach, Nathan William Bailey, Michael Gordon Ritchie 
Keywords: Acoustic signals, Behavioral plasticity, Reproductive isolation, Social learning, Speciation
2018 (2)
Royal Society Open Science
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 
Keywords: Sex allocation, Behavioural genetics, Transcriptomics, Parasitoid, Local mate competition, Nasonia
2018 (4)
Ecology Letters
vol.21 pp.546-556
Increased socially mediated plasticity in gene expression accompanies rapid adaptive evolution
Sonia Christina Marques Pascoal, Xuan Liu, Yongxiang Fang, Steve Paterson, Michael Gordon Ritchie, Nichola Rockliffe, Marlene Zuk, Nathan William Bailey 
Keywords: Adaptation, Coevolution, Genetic assmiliation, Genomic invasion, Phenotypic plasticity, Rapid evolution, Social environment, Teleogryllus oceanicus, Transcriptomics
2018 (1/8)
Genome Biology and Evolution
vol.10 pp.2086–2101
Inter and Intraspecific genomic divergence in Drosophila montana shows evidence for cold adaptation
Urmi Trivedi, Venera I. Tyukmaeva, Karim Gharbi, Roger K. Butlin, Anneli Hoikkala, Maaria Kankare, Michael Gordon Ritchie 
Keywords: Cold tolerance, Drosophilia montana, Ecological adaptation, Comparative genomics