I am a BBSRC-funded PhD student at the Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter studying sexual conflict over insecticide resistance in Drosophila melanogaster and sexual selection on wing colouration in Drosophila simulans.
I have a broad interest in evolution, but my main research interests relate primarily to sexual selection and sexual conflict:
- The genomic and mechanistic basis of sexual conflict
- What drives variation in the shape and strength of sexual selection? (e.g. social structure, age, mechanism of selection)
- Causes and consequences of mate choice and intrasexual competition
Keywords: sexual selection, mate choice, intrasexual competition, sexual conflict, quantitative genetics, genomics, bioinformatics