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Jonathan Evans

Assoc/Prof Jonathan Evans

Associate Professor
Evolutionary Biology, Centre for

Contact details
Centre for Evolutionary Biology
The University of Western Australia (M092)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 2010
+61 8 6488 1029
BSc Liv. PhD St And.
Key research
My research focuses primarily on sexual selection and evolution in natural and laboratory populations of freshwater fishes and marine invertebrates, but I also continue to expand my research foci to include new model systems (e.g. amphibians, mammals, elasmobranchs) and research directions. Current research projects are funded primarily through two ARC grants focusing on the genetic and environmental basis for linking pre- and postcopulatory episodes of sexual selection, inbreeding, the evolution of sperm-egg interactions in broadcast spawning invertebrates, and behavioural ecology in guppies.
Key research interests:
Sexual Selection
Sperm Competition
Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics
Hot off (in) the press...

Eads, A. R., Evans, J. P. & Kennington, W. J. 2016 Plasticity of fertilization rates under varying temperature in the broadcast spawning mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis. Ecol. Evol. In press

Beekman, M., Nieuwenhuis, B., Ortiz-Barrientos, D. & Evans, J. P. 2016 Sexual selection in hermaphrodites, sperm- and broadcast spawners, plants and fungi. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond B. In press

Lymbery, R. A, Kennington, W. J. & Evans, J. P. 2016 Fluorescent sperm offer a method for tracking the real-time success of ejaculates when they compete to fertilise eggs. Scientific Reports 6: 22689

Cattelan, S., Evans, J. P., Pilastro, A. & Gasparini, C. 2016 The effect of sperm production on patterns of alternative mating tactics in the guppy Poecilia reticulata. Anim. Behav. 112: 105-110

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ResearcherID: A-1992-2011
Funding received
Current funding:

ARC Discovery Project (2015-2017) ‘The dynamics of sexual selection on gametes in a broadcast spawner’

Previous funding:

ARC Discovery Project (2012-2014) 'Integrating pre- and postcopulatory sexual selection'

ARC Discovery Grant (2011-2013) ‘Assessing conservation genetic approaches for understanding inbreeding depression’

ARC Discovery Grant (2007-2010) ‘Sources of genetic and phenotypic variation in sexual selection’

ARC Discovery Grant & QEII Fellowship (2006-2010) ‘Postcopulatory sexual selection and intraspecific variation in sperm competition traits’

ARC Discovery Grant & APD Fellowship (2003-2006)
‘Female roles during postcopulatory sexual selection’
Behavioural Ecology (ANIM3365)
Evolutionary Processes (ANIM3362)
Evolutionary Biology (ANIM5502)
Current external positions
Editorial Board Member, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B

Editorial Board Member, J. Ethol.
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