We are interested in evolutionary ecology. Particular areas of research include:
– The evolution of sexual dimorphism
– Sexual selection and sexual conflict
– The evolution of life history traits
We tend to focus on insects, but often include other groups. Past research has included beetles, true bugs, flies, odonates, fish, and amphibians. Approaches centre on whole organism field and lab experiments, but also include quantitative genetics, developmental genetics, gene expression analyses, comparative studies and the development of new theory.