Evolutionary Biology Lab

Evolution & Ecology Research Centre and School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales


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Sexual/asexual reproductive strategies and the evolution of sex

Miller, S.M., Stuart, K.C., Burke, N.W., Rollins. L.A. and Bonduriansky, R. 2023. Genetic and phenotypic consequences of local transitions between sexual and parthenogenetic reproduction in the wild. The American Naturalist

Burke, N.W. and Bonduriansky, R. 2022. Sexually but not parthenogenetically produced females benefit from mating in a stick insect. Functional Ecology 36: 2001-2014.

Burke, N.W. and Bonduriansky, R. 2019. The paradox of obligate sex: the roles of sexual conflict and mate scarcity in transitions to facultative and obligate asexuality. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 32: 1230-1241.

Burke, N.W. and Bonduriansky, R. 2019. Exposure to juvenile males during development suppresses female capacity for parthenogenesis in a stick insect. Animal Behaviour 154: 85-94.

Burke, N. W., and Bonduriansky, R. 2018. The geography of sex: sexual conflict, environmental gradients, and local loss of sex in facultatively parthenogenetic animals. Philosophical Transactions B 373: 20170422.

Burke, N.W. and Bonduriansky, R. 2018. The fitness effects of delayed switching to sex in a facultatively asexual insect. Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3895

Burke, N.W. and Bonduriansky, R. 2017. Sexual conflict, facultative asexuality, and the true paradox of sex. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32: 646-652.

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.