I’m especially interested in understanding how sexual selection affects population mean fitness; it can bring benefits by helping to declutter the genome of mutations, yet the resulting inter- and intra-genomic conflicts that come with sexual selection can be considerable. I work on sexual selection using a combination of experiments with insects, theoretical models, quantitative genetics, and transcriptomics. I have also written about honest signalling, and during my PhD I worked mostly on the evolution of Drosophila sperm morphology.
- Polygenic signals of sex differences in selection in humans from the UK Biobank
- Experimental sexual selection affects the evolution of physiological and life‐history traits
- Sexual selection can partly explain low frequencies of Segregation Distorter alleles
- Male‐biased sexual selection, but not sexual dichromatism, predicts speciation in birds
- Sibling rivalry versus mother's curse: can kin competition facilitate a response to selection on male mitochondria?