Recent news

Nov 2018

Our new paper in Proc B, on fly nervous system-sex effects on behaviour & lifespan, is the work of two terrific undergrad project students. Very proud of Ewan & Tomoyo!

Oct 2018

We have a new paper out, lead by Ellie Bath, showing how juvenile lifestyles affect adult fighting in females: open access in Functional Ecology

Jul 2018

Read this article in the Mirror explaining the similarities between Love Island and our research on fly sex

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Stuart Wigby is a BBSRC David Phillips Research Fellow at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. The Wigby lab studies the evolutionary biology of sex and death, mainly using the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as a model organism.

We are interested in sexual selection, sexual conflict, speciation, sperm competition, kin selection, immunity, life history and ageing.


Recent publications

  • Le Page, S., Sepil, I., Flintham, E., Pizzari, T., Carazo, P., Wigby, S. 2017. Male relatedness and familiarity are required to modulate male-induced harm to females in Drosophila. Proc. Roy. Soc. London B284, 1860, 20170441. Open access 
  • Hopkins BR, Sepil I, Wigby S. 2017 Seminal Fluid. Curr. Biol. 27, 404–405. pdf
  • Bath, E., Bowden, S., Peters, C., Reddy, A., Tobias, J.A., Easton-Calabria, E., Seddon, N., Goodwin, S.F., Wigby, S. 2017 Sperm and sex peptide stimulate aggression in female DrosophilaNature Ecology & Evolution. 1, 154. Open Access   News & Views
  • Sepil, I., Carazo, P., Perry, J. C., & Wigby, S. 2016. Insulin signalling mediates the response to male-induced harm in female Drosophila melanogaster. Scientific Reports, 6, 30205 Open access
  • Perry, J.C., Joag, R., Hosken, D.J., Wedell, N., Radwan, J. & Wigby, S., 2016. Experimental evolution under hyper-promiscuity in Drosophila melanogasterBMC Evolutionary Biology16 (1), p.1. Open access
  • Morimoto, J. & Wigby, S., 2016. Differential effects of male nutrient balance on pre-and post-copulatory traits, and consequences for female reproduction in Drosophila melanogasterScientific reports6, p.27673. Open access
  • Carazo, P., Green, J., Sepil, I., Pizzari, T. & Wigby, S., 2016. Inbreeding removes sex differences in lifespan in a population of Drosophila melanogasterBiology Letters12 (6), 20160337. Open access
  • Morimoto, J., Pizzari, T. & Wigby, S. 2016 Developmental environment effects on sexual selection in male and female Drosophila melanogasterPLOS One,11e0154468Open Access
  • Wigby, S., Perry, J.C., Kim, Y.-H. & Sirot, L.K. 2016 Developmental environment mediates male seminal protein investment in Drosophila melanogasterFunctional Ecology, 30, 410-419. Open Access

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