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2017 and in press

Burke, N.W. 2017. The short end of the stick: cloning and costly sex in the spiny leaf insect. Wildlife Australia 53: 28-31.

Hooper, A.K., Spagopoulou, F., Wylde, Z., Maklakov, A.A. and Bonduriansky, R. 2017. Ontogenetic timing as a condition-dependent life history trait: high-condition males develop quickly, peak early and age fast. Evolution

Allen, S. L., Bonduriansky, R., Sgro, C. and Chenoweth, S.F. 2017. Sex-biased transcriptome divergence along a latitudinal gradient. Molecular Ecology

2016

Bonduriansky, R. 2016. Book review: Evolution in Four Dimensions, by Eva Jablonka and Marion Lamb. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. USA (in press). Quarterly Review of Biology

Adler, M., Telford, M. and Bonduriansky , R. 2016. Phenotypes optimized for early-life reproduction exhibit faster somatic deterioration with age, revealing a latent cost of high condition. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29: 2436-2446.

Bonduriansky, R. 2016. Sexual conflict (updated version). In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester.

Crean, A. J., Adler, M.I. and Bonduriansky, R. 2016. Seminal fluid and mate choice: new predictions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31: 253-255.

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Bonduriansky , R., Runagall-McNaull, A., and Crean, A. J. 2016. The nutritional geometry of parental effects: maternal and paternal macronutrient consumption and offspring phenotype in a neriid fly. Functional Ecology 30: 1675-1686.

2015

Cayetano, L. and Bonduriansky , R. 2015. Condition dependence of male and female genital structures in the seed beetle Callosobruchus maculatus (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28: 1364-1372.

Rabieh, M.M., Esfandiari, M. Seraj, A.A. and Bonduriansky , R. 2015. Genital and body allometry in two species of noctuid moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116: 183-196.

Oudin, M., Bonduriansky , R., Mautz, B. and Rundle, H.D. 2015. Experimental evidence of condition-dependent sexual dimorphism in the weakly dimorphic antler fly, Protopiophila litigata (Diptera: Piophilidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116: 211-220.

Bonduriansky , R. 2015. The evolution of insect mating systems, thirty years after (Book review: The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems, edited by David Shuker and Leigh Simmons). Evolution 69: 1358–1359

Runagall-McNaull, A., Bonduriansky , R. and Crean, A. J. 2015. Dietary protein and lifespan across the metamorphic boundary: protein-restricted larvae develop into short-lived adults. Scientific Reports 5: 11783

Nicovich, P.R., Macartney, E.L., Whan, R.M. and Crean, A.J. 2015. Measuring sperm movement within the female reproductive tract using Fourier analysis. Microscopy and Microanalysis 21: 256-263.

Bonduriansky, R., Mallet, M.A., Arbuthnott, D., Pawlowsky-Glahn, V., Egozcue, J.J. and Rundle, H.D. 2015. Differential effects of genetic vs. environmental quality in Drosophila melanogaster suggest multiple forms of condition dependence. Ecology Letters 18: 317-326.

Fricke, C., Adler, M.I., Brooks, R.C. and Bonduriansky, R. 2015. The complexity of male reproductive success: effects of nutrition, morphology and experience. Behavioral Ecology 26: 617-624.

Burke, N. W., Crean, A. J., and Bonduriansky, R. 2015. The role of sexual conflict in the evolution of facultative parthenogenesis: a study on the spiny leaf stick insect. Animal Behaviour 101: 117-127.

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2014

Crean, A. J., Kopps, A. and Bonduriansky, R. 2014. Revisiting telegony: Offspring inherit an acquired characteristic of their mother's previous mate. Ecology Letters 17: 1545-1552.

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Crean, A. J. and Bonduriansky, R. 2014. What is a paternal effect? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29: 554-549.

Adler, M.I. and Bonduriansky, R. 2014. Sexual Conflict, Lifespan and Aging, In: Rice, W.R. and Gavrilets, S., eds. The Genetics and Biology of Sexual Conflict. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology.

Adler, M.I. and Bonduriansky, R. 2014. Why do the well-fed appear to die young? A new evolutionary hypothesis for the effect of dietary restriction on lifespan. BioEssays 36: 439-450.

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Zajitschek, F., and Bonduriansky, R. 2014. Quantitative genetics of wild populations of arthropods, In: Charmantier, A., Garant, D. and Kruuk, L.E.B., eds. Quantitative Genetics in the Wild. Oxford University Press.

Patten, M.M., Ross, L., Curley, J.P., Queller, D.C, Bonduriansky, R. and Wolf, J.B. 2014. The evolution of genomic imprinting: theories, predictions, and empirical tests. Heredity 113: 119-128.

Bonduriansky, R. 2014. The ecology of sexual conflict: background mortality can modulate the effects of male manipulation on female fitness. Evolution 68: 595-604.  

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Cassidy, E.J., Bath, E., Chenoweth, S.F., and Bonduriansky, R. 2014. Sex-specific patterns of morphological diversification: evolution of reaction norms and static allometries in neriid flies. Evolution 68: 368-383.

2013

Bonduriansky, R. 2013. Book Review: Mating Males, An Evolutionary Perspective on Mammalian Reproduction by Tim Glover. Quarterly Review of Biology 88: 346.

Allen, S.L., Bonduriansky, R., and Chenoweth, S.F. 2013. The genomic distribution of sex-biased genes in Drosophila serrata: X chromosome demasculinization, feminization, and hyper-expression in both sexes. Genome Biology and Evolution 5: 1986-1994.

Sentinella, A.T., Crean, A.J., and Bonduriansky, R. 2013. Dietary protein mediates a trade-off between larval survival and the development of male secondary sexual traits. Functional Ecology 27: 1134-1144.

Reddiex, A.J., Gosden, T.P., Bonduriansky, R. and Chenoweth, S.F. 2013. Sex-specific fitness consequences of nutrient intake and the evolvability of diet preferences. The American Naturalist 182: 91-102.

Adler, M.I. and Bonduriansky, R. 2013. Paternal effects on offspring fitness reflect father's social environment. Evolutionary Biology 40: 288-292.

Adler, M.I., Cassidy, E.J., Fricke, C. and Bonduriansky, R. 2013. The lifespan-reproduction trade-off under dietary restriction is sex-specific and context-dependent. Experimental Gerontology 48: 539-548. 

Bonduriansky, R. 2013. Nongenetic inheritance for behavioral ecologists (Commentary on Ledon-Rettig et al.). Behavioral Ecology 24: 326-327. 

Bonduriansky, R. and Day, T. 2013 Nongenetic inheritance and the evolution of costly female preference. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26: 76-87.

2012

Kopps, A.M., Bonduriansky, R., Gilchrist, A.S. and Crean, A.J. 2012. Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the neriid fly Telostylinus angusticollis using MiSeq sequencing. Australian Journal of Zoology 60: 388-391.

Bath, E., Tatarnic, N. and Bonduriansky, R. 2012. Asymmetric reproductive isolation and interference in neriid flies: the roles of genital morphology and behaviour. Animal Behaviour 84: 1331-1339.

Hallsson, L., Chenoweth, S.F. and Bonduriansky, R. 2012. The relative importance of genetic and nongenetic inheritance in relation to trait plasticity in Callosobruchus maculatus. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 2422-2431.

Bonduriansky, R. 2012. Rethinking heredity, again. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27: 330-336.

Bonduriansky, R. , Crean,  A.J. and Day, T. 2012. The implications of nongenetic inheritance for evolution in changing environments. Evolutionary Applications 5: 192-201.

2011

Bonduriansky, R. 2011. Sexual selection and conflict as engines of ecological diversification. The American Naturalist 178: 729-745.

Cayetano, L., Maklakov, A.A., Brooks, R.C. and Bonduriansky, R. 2011. Evolution of male and female genitalia following release from sexual selection. Evolution 65: 2171-2183.

Day, T. and Bonduriansky, R. 2011. A unified approach to the evolutionary consequences of genetic and nongenetic inheritance. The American Naturalist 178: E18-E36.

Adler, M. and Bonduriansky, R. 2011. The dissimilar costs of love and war: Age-specific mortality as a function of the operational sex ratio. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 1169-1177.

2010

Bonduriansky, R. 2010. Sexual conflict. In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester.

 

Pizzari, T. and Bonduriansky, R. 2010. Sexual behaviour: conflict, cooperation and co-evolution. In Social Behaviour: genes, ecology and evolution. (T. Szekely, A.J. Moore and J. Komdeur, editors). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Bonduriansky, R. 2010. Nongenetic inheritance and environmental change (keynote contribution). In: Grant, F., Mergeay, J., Santamaria, L., Young, J. and Watt, A.D. (eds.). Evolution and Biodiversity: The evolutionary basis of biodiversity and its potential for adaptation to global change (e-conference report).

 

Maklakov, A.A., Cayetano, L., Brooks, R.C. and Bonduriansky, R. 2010. The roles of life-history selection and sexual selection in the adaptive evolution of mating behaviour in a beetle. Evolution 64: 1273-1282.

Adler, M.  2010. Sexual conflict in waterfowl: Why do females resist extra-pair copulations? Behavioral Ecology 21: 182-192.

2009

Bonduriansky, R. 2009. Reappraising sexual coevolution and the sex-roles.  PLoS Biology 7 (12): e1000255.

Maklakov, A.A., Bonduriansky, R. and Brooks, R.C. 2009. Sex differences, sexual selection and ageing: an experimental evolution approach. Evolution 63: 2491-2503.

Bonduriansky, R. and Day, T. 2009. Nongenetic inheritance and its evolutionary implications. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 40: 103-125.

Maklakov, A.A., and Bonduriansky, R. 2009. Sex differences in survival costs of homosexual and heterosexual interactions: evidence from a fly and a beetle. Animal Behaviour 77: 1375-1379.

Zajitschek, F., Brassil, C.E., Bonduriansky, R. and Brooks, R. 2009. Sex-effects on lifespan and senescence in the wild when dates of birth and death are unknown. Ecology 90: 1698-1707.

Bonduriansky, R. and Chenoweth, S.F. 2009. Intralocus sexual conflict. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24: 280-288.

Maklakov, A.A., Hall, M., Simpson, S.J., Dessman, J., Clissold, F., Zajitschek, F., Lailvaus, S.P., Raubenheimer, D., Bonduriansky, R. and Brooks, R.C. Sex differences in nutrient-dependent reproductive ageing. Aging Cell 8: 324-330.

Zajitschek, F., Bonduriansky, R., Zajitschek, S.R.K. and Brooks, R. 2009. Sexual dimorphism in life history: age, survival and reproduction in male and female field crickets Teleogryllus commodus under seminatural conditions. The American Naturalist 173: 792-802.

Bonduriansky, R. 2009. Condition dependence of developmental stability in the sexually dimorphic fly Telostylinus angusticollis (Diptera: Neriidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 861-872.

2008

Marshall, D. J., Bonduriansky, R. and Bussière, L. F. 2008. Offspring size variation within broods as a bet-hedging strategy in unpredictable environments. Ecology 89: 2506-2517.

Kawasaki, N., Brassil, C.E., Brooks, R. and Bonduriansky, R. 2008. Environmental effects on the expression of lifespan and aging: An extreme contrast between wild and captive cohorts of Telostylinus angusticollis (Diptera: Neriidae). The American Naturalist 172: 346-357.

Maklakov, A.A., Simpson, S.J., Zajitschek, F., Hall, M., Dessman, J., Clissold, F., Raubenheimer, D., Bonduriansky, R. and Brooks, R.C. 2008. Sex-specific fitness effects of nutrient intake on reproduction and lifespan. Current Biology 18: 1062-1066.

Bonduriansky, R., Maklakov, A., Zajitschek, F. and Brooks, R. 2008. Sexual selection, sexual conflict and the evolution of ageing and lifespan. Functional Ecology 22: 443-453.

2007

Bonduriansky, R. and Head, M. 2007. Maternal and paternal condition effects on offspring phenotype in Telostylinus angusticollis (Diptera: Neriidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20: 2379-2388.

Bonduriansky, R. 2007. The genetic architecture of sexual dimorphism: the potential roles of genomic imprinting and condition dependence. In Sex, Size And Gender Roles: Evolutionary Studies of Sexual Size Dimorphism. (D.J. Fairbairn, W.U. Blanckenhorn and T. Szekely, editors). Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Bonduriansky, R. 2007. Sexual selection and allometry: a reappraisal of the evidence and ideas. Evolution 61: 838-849.

Bonduriansky, R. 2007. The evolution of condition dependent sexual dimorphism. The American Naturalist 169: 9-19.

2006

Bonduriansky, R. 2006. Convergent evolution of sexual shape dimorphism in Diptera.  Journal of Morphology 267: 602-611.

2005

Bonduriansky, R. and Rowe, L. 2005. Intralocus sexual conflict and the genetic architecture of sexually dimorphic traits in Prochyliza xanthostoma (Diptera: Piophilidae). Evolution 59: 1965-1975.

Bonduriansky, R., and Brassil, C.E. 2005. Reproductive ageing and sexual selection on male body size in a wild population of antler flies (Protopiophila litigata). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 18: 1332-1340.

Bonduriansky, R. and Rowe, L. 2005. Sexual selection, genetic architecture, and the condition dependence of body shape in the sexually dimorphic fly, Prochyliza xanthostoma (Diptera: Piophilidae). Evolution 59: 138–151.

Bonduriansky, R., Wheeler, J. and Rowe, L. 2005. Ejaculate feeding and female fitness in the sexually dimorphic fly Prochyliza xanthostoma (Diptera: Piophilidae). Animal Behaviour 69: 489-497.

2004

Day, T. and Bonduriansky, R. 2004. Intralocus sexual conflict can drive the evolution of genomic imprinting. Genetics 167: 1537-1546.

2003

Bonduriansky, R. and Day, T. 2003. The evolution of static allometry in sexually selected traits. Evolution 57: 2450–2458.

Bonduriansky, R. 2003. Layered sexual selection: a comparative analysis of sexual behaviour within an assemblage of piophilid flies. Canadian Journal Of Zoology 81: 479-491.

Bonduriansky, R. and Rowe, L. 2003. Interactions among mechanisms of sexual selection on male body size and head shape in a sexually dimorphic fly. Evolution 57: 2046-2053.

2002

Bonduriansky, R. and Brassil, C.E. 2002. Rapid and costly ageing in wild male flies. Nature 420: 377.

Bonduriansky, R. 2002. Leaping behaviour and responses to moisture and sound in larvae of piophilid carrion flies. Canadian Entomologist 134: 647-656.

2001

Bonduriansky, R. 2001. The evolution of male mate choice in insects: a synthesis of ideas and evidence. Biological Reviews 76: 305-339.

1999

de Solla, S., Bonduriansky, R. and Brooks, R.J. 1999. Eliminating autocorrelation reduces the biological relevance of home range estimates. Journal of Animal Ecology 68: 221-234.

Bonduriansky, R. and Brooks, R.J. 1999. Reproductive allocation and reproductive ecology of seven species of diptera. Ecological Entomology 24: 389-395.

Bonduriansky, R. and Brooks, R.J. 1999. Why do male antler flies (Protopiophila litigata) fight? The role of male combat in the structure of mating aggregations on moose antlers. Ethology Ecology & Evolution 11: 287-301.

1998

Bonduriansky, R. and Brooks, R.J. 1998. Copulation and oviposition behaviour of Protopiophila litigata (Diptera: Piophilidae). Canadian Entomologist 130: 399-405. 

Bonduriansky, R. and Brooks, R.J. 1998. Male antler flies (Protopiophila litigata; Diptera: Piophilidae) are more selective than females in mate choice. Canadian Journal of Zoology 76: 1277-1285.

1997

Bonduriansky, R. and Brooks, R.J. 1997. A technique for measuring and marking live flies. The Canadian Entomologist 129: 827-830.

1995

Bonduriansky, R. 1995. A new Nearctic species of Protopiophila Duda (Diptera: Piophilidae), with notes on its behaviour and comparison with P. latipes (Meigen). The Canadian Entomologist 127: 859-863.