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62. Lind MI, Zwoinska MK, Meurling S, Carlsson H and Maklakov AA (2015) Sex-specific trade-offs with growth and fitness following lifespan extension by rapamycin in an outcrossing nematode, Caenorhabditis remanei. J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. in press

61. Maklakov AA, Rowe L and Friberg U (2015) Why organisms age: Evolution of senescence under positive pleiotropy? BioEssays

60. Kotrschal A, Corral-Lopez A, Zajitschek S, Immler S, Maklakov AA, Kolm N (2015)Artificial selection on relative brain size reveals a positive genetic correlation between brain size and proactive personality in the guppy. Journal of Evolutionary Biology

59. Lind MI, Berg EC, Alavioon G and Maklakov AA (2015) Evolution of differential maternal age effects on male and female offspring development and longevity. Functional Ecology 29: 104-110


58. Chen H-y and Maklakov AA (2014) Condition Dependence of Male Mortality Drives the Evolution of Sex Differences in Longevity. Current Biology 24: 2423-2427 

57. Berger D, Berg EC, Widegren W, Arnqvist G and Maklakov AA (2014) Multivariate intralocus sexual conflict in seed beetles. Evolution 68: 3457-3469

56. Berger D, Grieshop K, Lind MI, Goenaga J, Maklakov AA and Arnqvist G (2014)Intralocus Sexual Conflict and Environmental Stress.Evolution DOI: 10.1111/evo.12439 

55. Rogell B, Widegren W, Hallsson L, Berger D, Björklund M and Maklakov AA (2014)Sex-dependent evolution of life-history traits following adaptation to climate warming.Functional Ecology 28:469-478 

54. Zwoinska MK, Lind MI and Maklakov AA (2014) Sexual Conflict: Male Control of Female Longevity. Current Biology 24 (5), R196-R198 

53. Zajitschek F, Jin T, Colchero F and Maklakov AA. (2014) Aging differently: diet- and sex-dependent late-life mortality patterns in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Gerontology A: Biological Sciences. 69 (6): 666-674

52. Maklakov AA (2014) Aging: Why Do Organisms Live Too Long? Current Biology 23 (22), R1003-R1005 

51. Kotrschal A, Lievens EJP, Dahlbom J, Bundsen A, Semenova S, Sundvik M, Maklakov AA, Winberg S, Pertti P and Kolm N (2014) Artificial selection on relative brain size reveals a positive genetic correlation between brain size and proactive personality in the guppy. Evolution 68:1139-1149 


50. Zwoinska MK, Kolm N and Maklakov AA (2013) Sex differences in cognitive ageing: Testing predictions derived from life-history theory in a dioecious nematode.Experimental Gerontology 48 (12), 1469-1472 

49. Maklakov AA, Immler S, Gonzalez-Voyer A, Rönn J and Kolm N (2013) Brains and the city in passerine birds: re-analysis and confirmation of the original result. Biology Letters 9 (6), 20130859 

48. Chen H-y, Zajitschek F and Maklakov AA. (2013) Why ageing stops: heterogeneity explains late-life mortality deceleration in nematodes. Biology Letters 9:20130217 

47. Chen H-y and Maklakov AA. 2013. The worm that lived: Evolution of rapid aging under high extrinsic mortality revisited. Worm 2: e23704 

46. Kotrschal A, Rogell B, Bundsen A, Svensson B, Zajitschek S, Brännström I, Immler S, Maklakov AA, Kolm N. 2013. The benefit of evolving a larger brain: big-brained guppies perform better in a cognitive task. Animal Behaviour. 86:e-4-e6 

45. Maklakov AA and Lummaa V. 2013. Evolution of sex differences in lifespan and aging: Causes and constraints. BioEssays 35:717-724 

44. Burgevin L, Friberg U and Maklakov AA. 2013. Intersexual correlation for same-sex sexual behaviour in an insectAnimal Behaviour 85: 759-762 

43. 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. Current Biology 23: 168-171 

42. Maklakov AA, Immler S, Lovlie H, Flis I & Friberg U. 2013. The effect of sexual harassment on lethal mutation rate in female Drosophila melanogasterProceedings of the Royal Society London B 280: 20121874 

41. Zajitschek F, Zajitschek SRK, Friberg U and Maklakov AA. 2013. Interactive effects of sex, social environment, dietary restriction, and methionine on survival and reproduction in fruit flies. AGE 35: 1193-1204 


40. Chen H-y and Maklakov AA. (2012) Longer lifespan evolves under high condition-dependent mortality. Current Biology 22: 2140-2143 PDF

39. Kotrschal A, Rogell B, Maklakov AA and Kolm N. (2012) Sex-specific plasticity in brain morphology depends on social environment of the guppy, Poecilia reticulata.Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66: 1485-1492 

38. Berg EC and Maklakov AA. (2012) Sexes suffer from suboptimal lifespan because of genetic conflict in a seed beetle. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 4296-4302. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1345 


37. Cayetano L, Maklakov AA, Brooks RC and Bonduriansky R. 2011. Evolution of male and female genitalia following release from sexual selection. Evolution 65: 2171-2183. 

36. Maklakov AA, Immler S, Gonzalez-Voyer A, Rönn J and Kolm N. 2011. Brains and the city: big brained passerine birds succeed in urban environments. Biology Letters 7: 730-732. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0341 

35. Brooks RC, Scott IM, Maklakov AA, Kasumovic MM, Clark AP and Penton-Voak IS. 2011. National income inequality predicts women’s preferences for masculinized faces better than health does. Proc R Soc B 278: 810-812


34. Maklakov AA, Cayetano L, Brooks RC and Bonduriansky R. 2010. The roles of life-history selection and sexual selection in the adaptive evolution of mating behaviour in a beetle. Evolution 64, 1273-1282. 

33. Brooks RC & Maklakov AA. 2010. Sex differences in obesity associated with total fertility rate. Public Library of Science One 5, e10587. 


32. Maklakov AA and Arnqvist G. 2009. Testing for direct and indirect effects of mate choice by manipulating female choosiness. Current Biology 19, 1903-1906. 

31. Maklakov AA, Bonduriansky R and Brooks RC. 2009. Sex differences, sexual selection and ageing: an experimental evolution approach. Evolution 63, 2491-2503. 

30. Maklakov AA and Fricke C. 2009. Sexual selection did not contribute to the evolution of male lifespan in populations selected for early age at reproduction in a beetle. Ecological Entomology 34, 638-643. 

29. Maklakov AA, Hall MD, Simpson SJ, Dessmann J, Clissold, F, Zajitschek F, Lailvaux SP, Raubenhimer D, Bonduriansky R and Brooks RC. 2009. Sex differences in nutrient-dependent reproductive ageing. Aging Cell 8, 324-330. 

28. Maklakov AA and Bonduriansky R. 2009. Sex differences in survival costs of homosexual and heterosexual interactions: evidence from a fly and a beetle. Animal Behaviour 77, 1375-1379. 

27. Dowling D, Maklakov AA, Friberg U and Hailer F. 2009. Applying the genetic theories of ageing to the cytoplasm: cytoplasmic genetic covariation for fitness and lifespan. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22, 818-827. 

26. Bilde T, Maklakov AA, Meisner K, la Guardia L and Friberg U. 2009. Sex differences in the genetic architecture of lifespan in a seed beetle: extreme inbreeding extends male lifespan. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9, 33.


25. Maklakov AA, Simpson SJ, Dessmann J, Clissold, F, Hall MD, Zajitschek F, Raubenhimer D, Bonduriansky R, Brooks RC. 2008. Sex-specific fitness effects of nutrient intake on reproduction and lifespan. Current Biology 18, 1062-1066. 

24. Maklakov AA. 2008. Sex differences in lifespan affected by female birth rate in modern humans. Evolution and Human Behaviour 29, 444-449. 

23. Bonduriansky R, Maklakov A, Zajitscheck F, Brooks R. 2008. Sexual selection, sexual conflict and the evolution of lifespan and ageing. Functional Ecology 22, 443-453. 

22. Bilde T, Friberg U, Maklakov AA, Fry J & Arnqvist G. 2008. The genetic architecture of fitness in a seed beetle: assessing the potential for indirect genetic benefits of female choice. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8, 295. 


21. Maklakov AA, Kremer N, Arnqvist G. 2007. The effects of age at mating on female life-history traits in a seed beetle. Behavioral Ecology 18, 551-555. 

20. Bilde T, Coates K, Birkhofer K, Bird T, Maklakov AA, Lubin Y and Avilés L. 2007.Survival benefits select for group living despite reproductive costs in a social spider. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20, 2412-2426.

19. Bilde T, Maklakov AA and Schilling N. 2007. Inbreeding avoidance in spiders: evidence for rescue effect in fecundity of females with outbreeding opportunity. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20, 1237-1242. 

18. Fricke C & Maklakov AA. 2007. Male age does not affect female fitness in a polyandrous beetle, Callosobruchus maculates. Animal Behaviour 74, 541-548.

17. Maklakov AA, Fricke C, Arnqvist G. 2007. Sexual selection affects lifespan and aging in the seed beetle. Aging Cell 6, 739-744. 


16. Maklakov AA, Friberg U, Dowling D & Arnqvist G. 2006. Within-population variation in cytoplasmic genes affects female lifespan and ageing in Drosophila melanogaster.Evolution 60, 2081-2086. 

15. Maklakov AA & Lubin Y. 2006. Indirect genetic benefits in a spider with direct costs of mating. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61, 31-38. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-006-0234-9

14. Maklakov, A.A., Bilde, T. & Lubin, Y. 2006. Inter-sexual combat and resource allocation into body parts in the spider,Stegodyphus lineatus. Ecological Entomology 31, 564-567. 

13. Alexei A. Maklakov, Natacha Kremer, Göran Arnqvist. 2006. Ageing and the evolution of female resistance to remating in seed beetles. Biology Letters 2, 62-64. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2005.0398 


12. Maklakov AA, Kremer N and Arnqvist G. 2005. Adaptive male effects on female ageing in seed beetles. Proceedings of the Royal Society series B 272, 2485 – 248. doi:10.1098/rspb.2005.3240 

11. Maklakov AA, Bilde T and Lubin Y. 2005. Sexual conflict in the wild: elevated mating rate reduces female lifetime reproductive success. American Naturalist 165, S38-S45. 

10. Bilde, T., Lubin, Y., Smith, D., Schneider, J. and Maklakov, A.A. 2005. The transition to social inbred mating systems in spiders – role of inbreeding tolerance in a subsocial predecessor. Evolution 59, 160-174. 


9. Maklakov AA and Lubin Y. 2004. Sexual conflict over mating in a spider: increased fecundity does not compensate for the costs of polyandry. Evolution 58, 1135-1140. 

8. Maklakov AA, Bilde T and Lubin, Y. 2004. Sexual selection for increased male body size and protandry in a web-building spider. Animal Behaviour 68, 1041-1048. 

7. Segoli, M., Maklakov, A.A., Gavish, E., Tsurim, I. and Lubin, Y. 2004. The effect of previous foraging success on web-building behavior in the sheet-web spider, Frontinella cf. frutetorum(Aranea: Linphynidae). Ethology, Ecology and Evolution 16, 291-298.

6. Maklakov AA, Bilde T and Lubin Y. 2003. Vibratory courtship in a web-building spider: signaling quality or stimulating the female? Animal Behaviour 66, 623-630. 

5. Bilde T, Maklakov AA, Taylor P and Lubin Y. 2002. State-dependent decisions in nest site selection by a web-building spider. Animal Behaviour 64, 447-452. 

4. Maklakov AA. 2002. Snake-directed mobbing in a cooperative breeder: anti-predator behaviour or self-advertisement for the formation of dispersal coalitions? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 52, 372-378. 

3. Wright J, Berg E, de Kort S, Khazin V and Maklakov AA. 2001. Cooperative sentinel behaviour in the Arabian babbler. Animal Behaviour 62, 973-979.

2. Wright J, Maklakov AA and Khazin V. 2001. State-dependent sentinels: an experimental study in the Arabian babbler. Proceedings of the Royal Society series B 268, 821-826.

1. Wright J, Berg E, de Kort S, Khazin V and Maklakov AA. 2001. Safe selfish sentinels in a cooperative bird. Journal of Animal Ecology 70, 1070-1079.