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Neriid flies

 

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

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., 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.

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.

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

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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Cassidy, E.J., Bath, E., Chenoweth, S.F., and Bonduriansky, R. 2013. Sex-specific patterns of morphological diversification: evolution of reaction norms and static allometries in neriid flies. Evolution 68: 368-383.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 evolution of condition dependent sexual dimorphism. The American Naturalist 169: 9-19.

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

Piophilid flies

 

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Beetles

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Crickets

 

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.

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.

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.

Drosophila sp.

 

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.

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.

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.

Stick insects

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

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.

Moths

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.