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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.

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.

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., 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. The complexity of male reproductive success: effects of nutrition, morphology and experience. Behavioral Ecology  26: 617-624.

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.

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. 2013. Sex-specific patterns of morphological diversification: evolution of reaction norms and static allometries in neriid flies. Evolution 68: 368-383.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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