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Dr Renee Firman

Australian Postdoctoral Fellow
Biological Sciences, School of

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School of Biological Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M092)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2699
Fax
+61 8 6488 1029
Email
renee.firman@uwa.edu.au

Australian Postdoctoral Fellow
Evolutionary Biology, Centre for

Contact details
Address
Centre for Evolutionary Biology
The University of Western Australia (M092)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2699
Fax
+61 8 6488 1029
Email
renee.firman@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
BSc PhD W.Aust.
Publications
1. Firman, RC, Gomendio, M, Roldan E and Simmons LW. 2014. The coevolution of ova defensiveness with sperm competitiveness. The American Naturalist, 183: 565-572.

2. Firman, RC. 2014. Female fitness, sperm traits and patterns of paternity in an Australian polyandrous mouse. Behavioural Ecology & Sociobiology, 68: 283-290.

3. Firman, RC and Simmons, LW. 2014. Sperm competition risk generates phenotypic plasticity in ovum fertilizability. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 280: 20132097.

4. Simmons, LW and Firman, RC. 2014. Experimental evidence for the evolution of the mammalian baculum by sexual selection. Evolution, 68: 276-283.

5. Firman, RC, Klemme, I and Simmons, LW. 2013. Strategic adjustments in sperm production within and between two island populations of house mice. Evolution, 67: 3061-3070.

6. Firman, RC, Bentley, B, Bowman, F, García-Solís Marchant, F, Parthenay, J, Sawyer, J, Stewart, T and O’Shea, JE. 2013. No evidence of sperm conjugate formation in an Australian mouse bearing sperm with three hooks. Ecology & Evolution, 3: 1856-1863.

7. Colley, SM, Wintle, L, Searles, R, Russell, V, Firman, RC, Smith, S, DeBoer, K, Merriner, DJ, Genevieve, B, Bentel, JM, Stuckey, BGA, Phillips, MR, Simmons, LW, de Krester, DM, O’Bryan, MK and Leedman, PJ. 2013. Loss of the nuclear receptor corepressor SLIRP compromises male fertility. PLoS One, 8: e70700.

8. Klemme, I and Firman, RC. 2013. Male house mice that have evolved with sperm competition have increased mating duration and paternity success. Animal Behaviour, 85: 751-758.

9. Firman, RC and Simmons, LW. 2012. Male house mice evolving with post-copulatory sexual selection sire embryos with increased viability. Ecology Letters 15: 42-46.

10. Firman, RC. 2011. Polyandrous females benefit by producing sons that achieve high reproductive success in a competitive environment. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 278: 2823-2831.

11. Firman, RC and Simmons, LW. 2011. Experimental evolution of sperm competitiveness in a mammal. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 19.

12. Firman, RC, Cheam LY and Simmons, LW. 2011. Sperm competition does not influence sperm hook morphology in selection lines of house mice. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 856-862.

13. Firman, RC and Simmons, LW. 2010. Experimental evolution of sperm quality via postcopulatory sexual selection in house mice. Evolution 64: 1245-1256.

14. Firman, RC and Simmons, LW. 2010. Sperm midpiece length predicts sperm swimming velocity in house mice. Biology Letters 6: 513-516.

15. Firman, RC and Simmons, LW. 2009. Sperm competition and the evolution of the sperm hook in house mice. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 2505-2511.

16. Firman, RC and Simmons, LW. 2008. The frequency of multiple paternity predicts variation in testis size among island populations of house mice. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21: 1524-1533.

17. Firman, RC and Simmons, LW. 2008. Polyandry facilitates postcopulatory inbreeding avoidance in house mice. Evolution 62: 603-611.

18. Firman, RC and Simmons, LW. 2008. Polyandry, sperm competition and reproductive success in mice. Behavioural Ecology 19: 695-702.

19. Simmons, LW, Firman, RC, Rhodes, G and Peters, M. 2004. Human sperm competition: testis size, sperm competition, sperm production, and rates of extra-pair copulations. Animal Behaviour 68: 297-302.

20. Firman, RC, Simmons, LW, Cummins, JM and Matson, PL. 2003. Are body fluctuating asymmetry and the ratio of 2nd to 4th digit length reliable predictors of semen quality? Human Reproduction 18: 808-812.
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