Dr Ellie Bath

Research Interests

My research interests span evolutionary biology, behavioural ecology, and human behaviour. I’m particularly interested in sexual selection and even more focused on female competition and aggression. During my DPhil I worked with stalk-eyed flies and fruit flies to study female aggression and how it relates to female ornamentation, mating, male condition, and developmental environment. I am now working on understanding how mating leads to increased female aggression in fruit flies.

Publications
  • Anxiety-like behaviour is regulated independently from sex, mating status, and the sex peptide receptor in Drosophila melanogaster

  • Temporal and genetic variation in female aggression after mating

  • Sperm and sex peptide stimulate aggression in female Drosophila.

  • Condition, not eyespan, predicts contest outcome in female stalk-eyed flies, Teleopsis dalmanni.

  • Condition, not eyespan, predicts contest outcome in female stalk-eyed flies, Teleopsis dalmanni

  • Sex-specific patterns of morphological diversification: evolution of reaction norms and static allometries in neriid flies.

  • Asymmetric reproductive isolation and interference in neriid flies: the roles of genital morphology and behaviour

  • Violence against Women, the Obligation of Due Diligence, and the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women--Recent Developments

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