Assoc/Prof Jonathan Evans
Evolutionary Biology, Centre for
- Contact details
- Centre for Evolutionary Biology
The University of Western Australia (M092)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- +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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- Funding received
- Current funding:
ARC Discovery Project (2015-2017) ‘The dynamics of sexual selection on gametes in a broadcast spawner’
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.
- Useful links
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/1jonevans
- Research profile
Research profile and publications