Dr Jen Perry

Research Interests

I'm an evolutionary biologist and entomologist. I study how evolutionary conflicts of interests influence adaptive evolution. My research objectives are to understand how conflict between the sexes influences adaptive variation in behaviour, morphology, and gene expression, and to determine how ecological variation mediates these processes.

Selected Publications

Biernaskie JM, Perry JC, Grafen A (2018) A general model of biological signals, from cues to handicaps. Evolution Letters 2: 201-209.

Perry JC, Rowe L (2018) Sexual conflict in its ecological setting. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 373: 20170418.

Perry JC, Garroway CJ, Rowe L (2017) The role of ecology, neutral processes and antagonistic coevolution in an apparent sexual arms race. Ecology Letters.

Perry JC, Joag R, Hosken DJ, Wedell N, Radwan J, Wigby S (2016) Experimental evolution under hyper-promiscuity in Drosophila melanogaster. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 131.

Carazo P *, Perry JC *, Johnson F, Pizzari T, Wigby S (2015) Related male Drosophila melanogaster reared together as larvae fight less and sire longer lived daughters. Ecology and Evolution 5: 2787-2797. * Joint first authors.

Perry JC, Rowe L (2015) The evolution of sexually antagonistic phenotypes. Cold Spring Harbour Perspectives in Biology 7: a017558.

Perry JC, Harrison PW, Mank JE (2014) The ontogeny and evolution of sex-biased gene expression in Drosophila melanogaster. Molecular Biology and Evolution 31: 1206-1219.

Biernaskie JM, Grafen A, Perry JC (2014) The evolution of index signals to avoid the cost of dishonesty. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 281: 20140876.

Perry JC, Sirot L, Wigby S (2013) The seminal symphony: how to compose an ejaculate. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28: 414-422.

Perry JC, Rowe L (2012) Sexual conflict and antagonistic coevolution across water strider populations. Evolution 66:544-57.

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