Department of Ecology and Genetics

Publications

Alavioon, A, Hotzy, C, Nakhro, K, Rudolf, S, Scofield, D, Zajitschek, S, Maklakov, M, Immler, S. Haploid selection within a single ejaculate increases offspring fitness. PNAS in press

Zajitschek, S, Herbert-Read, J, Abbasi, N, Zajitschek, F, Immler, S. Paternal personality and social status influence offspring activity. BMC Evol Biol in press.

Maklakov, AA, Carlsson, H, Denbaum, P, Lind, MI, Mautz, B, Hinas, A, Immler, S. 2017. Antagonistically pleiotropic allele increases lifespan and late-life reproduction at the cost of early-life reproduction and individual fitness. Proc R Soc Lond B 284: 20170376.

Promerova, M, Alavioon, G, Tusso, S, Burri, R & Immler, S. 2017. No evidence for MHC class II-based non-random mating at the gametic haplotype in Atlantic salmon. Heredity 118: 563-567.

Nieuwenhuis, B & Immler, S. 2016. The evolution of mating-type switching for reproduction assurance. BioEssays 38: 1141-1149.

Maklakov, AA & Immler, S. 2016. The expensive germline and the evolution of ageing. Curr Biol 26: R577–R586.

Otto, SP, Scott, M & Immler, S.2015. Evolution of haploid selection in predominantly diploid organisms. PNAS 112: 15952-15957.

Immler, S & Otto, SP. 2015. The evolution of sex chromosomes in organisms with separate haploid sexes. Evolution 69: 694-708.

Kotrschal, A, Corral‐Lopez, A, Zajitschek, S, Immler, S, Maklakov, AA & Kolm, N. 2015. Positive genetic correlation between brain size and sexual traits in male guppies artificially selected for brain size. J Evol Biol, 28: 841-850.

Zajitschek, S, Hotzy, C, Zajitschek, F & Immler, S. 2014. Short term variation in sperm competition causes sperm mediated epigenetic effects on early offspring performance in the zebrafish. Proc R Soc Lond Ser B 281: 20140422.

Immler, S, Hotzy, C, Alavioon, G, Petersson, E & Arnqvist, G. 2014. Sperm variation within a single ejaculate affects offspring development in Atlantic salmon. Biol Lett 10: 20131040.

Immler, S & Otto, SP. 2014. Driven apart: the evolution of ploidy differences between the sexes under antagonistic selection. Am Nat 183: 96-107.

Kotrschal, A, Rogell, B, Bundsen, A, Svensson, B, Zajitschek, S, Brännström, I, Immler, S, Maklakov, A & Kolm, N. 2013. The benefit of evolving a larger brain: big-brained guppies perform better in a cognitive task. Anim Behav 86: e4-e6.

Ålund, M, Immler, S, Rice, AM & Qvarnström, A. 2013. Low fertility of wild hybrid male flycatchers despite recent divergence. Biol Lett 9:20130160.

Hough, J, Immler, S, Barrett, SCH & Otto, SP. 2013. Evolutionarily stable sex ratios and mutation load. Evolution 67: 1915-1925.

Kotrschal, A, Rogell, B, Bundsen, A, Svensson, B, Zajitschek, S, Brännström, I, Immler, S, Maklakov, AA & Kolm, N. 2013. Artificial selection on relative brain size in the guppy reveals costs and benefits of evolving a larger brain. Curr Biol 23: 168-171.

Maklakov, AA, Immler, S, Lovlie, H, Flis, I & Friberg, U. 2013. The effect of sexual harassment on DNA repair in female Drosophila melanogaster. Proc R Soc Lond Ser B 280: 20121874.

Immler, S, Gonzalez-Voyer, A & Birkhead, TR. 2012. Distinct evolutionary patterns of morphometric sperm traits in passerine birds. Proc R Soc Lond B 279: 4174-4182.

Immler, S, Griffith, SC, Zann, R & Birkhead, TR. 2012.Intra-specific variance in sperm morphometry: a comparison between wild and domesticated zebra finches. Ibis 154:480-487

Immler, S, Arnqvist, G & Otto, SP. 2012. Ploidally antagonistic selection maintains stable genetic polymorphism. Evolution 66:55-65.

Maklakov, AA*, Immler, S*, Gonzalez-Voyer, A, Rönn, J & Kolm, N. 2011. Brains and the city: big-brained passerine birds succeed in urban environments. Biol Lett 7: 730-732. *shared first authorship

Immler, S, Pitnick, S, Parker, GA, Durrant, K, Lüpold, S, Calhim, S & Birkhead, TR. 2011. Resolving variation in the reproductive trade-off between sperm size and number. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 108: 5325-5330.

Immler, S, Hamilton, MB, Poslusny, NJ, Birkhead, TR & Epifanio, JM. 2011. Postmating reproductive barriers in two unidirectionally hybridising sunfish (Centrarchidae: Lepomis). J Evol Biol 24: 111-120.

Parker, GA, Immler, S, Pitnick, S & Birkhead, TR. 2010. Sperm competition games: sperm size (mass) and number in a sperm displacement model. J Theor Biol 264: 1003-1023.

Immler, S, Pryke, SR, Birkhead, TR & Griffith, SC. 2010. Pronounced within-individual plasticity in sperm morphometry across social environments. Evolution 64: 1634-1643.

Immler, S, & Taborsky, M. 2009. Sequential polyandry affords post-mating sexual selection in the mouths of cichlid females. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 63:1219-1230.

Griffith, SC & Immler, S. 2009. Female infidelity and genetic compatibility in birds: the role of the genetically loaded raffle in understanding the function of extrapair paternity. J Avian Biol 40:97-101.

Lüpold, S, Calhim, S, Immler, S Birkhead, TR. 2009. Sperm morphology and sperm velocity in passerine birds. Proc R Soc Lond B 276:1175-1181.

Immler, S, Calhim, S & Birkhead, TR. 2008. Increased postcopulatory sexual selection results in reduced intra-male variation of sperm design. Evolution 62:1538-1543.

Immler, S. 2008. Sperm competition and sperm cooperation: the potential role of diploid and haploid expression. Reproduction. (Invited review) 135: 275-283

Pierotti, MER, Knight, ME, Immler, S, Barson, N, Turner GF, Seehausen O. 2008. Individual variation in male mating preferences for female colouration in a colour polymorphic cichlid fish from Lake Malawi. Behav Ecol 19:483-488

Calhim, S, Immler, S & Birkhead, TR. 2007. Postcopulatory sexual selection is associated with reduced variation in sperm morphology PLoS ONE 2(5): e413

Immler, S, Saint-Jalme, M, Lesobre, L, Sorci, G, Roman, Y & Birkhead, TR. 2007. The evolution of sperm morphometry in pheasants. J Evol Biol 20: 1008-1014

Birkhead, TR, Jamieson, BGM, Immler, S, & Giusti, F. 2007. Ultrastructure of the unusual spermatozoon of the Northern bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula). Acta Zool 88: 119-128.

Immler, S, Moore, HDM, Breed, WG & Birkhead, TR. 2007. By hook or by crook? Morphometry, competition and cooperation in rodent sperm. PLoS ONE 2(1): e170.

Immler, S & Birkhead, TR. 2007. Sperm competition and sperm midpiece size: no consistent pattern in passerines. Proc R Soc Lond Ser B 274: 561-568.

Birkhead, TR, Immler, S, Pellatt, AJ & Freckleton, R. 2005. Unusual sperm morphology in the Northern bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula). The Auk 123: 383-392

Immler, S & Birkhead, TR. 2005. A non-invasive method for obtaining spermatozoa from birds. Ibis 147: 827-830.

Immler, S, Mazzoldi, C & Rasotto, MB. 2004. From sneaker to parental male: change of reproductive traits in the black goby, Gobius niger (Teleostei, Gobiidae). J Exp Zool 301A: 177-185

Book chapters

Immler, S. 2013. Sperm competition. In: Oxford University Press Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology. Ed: J. Losos. New York: Oxford University Press.

Birkhead, TR & Immler, S. 2006. Making sperm: design, quality control and sperm competition. In: Roldan, E & Gomendio, M (eds): Spermatology, SRF Supplement 65. Pages 175-181. Nottingham, Nottingham University Press