Publications

 

  • Fedorka, K. M. 2014. Reproductive and immune system interactions in the context of life history and sexual selection theory. In Eco-immunology: Evolutive aspects and future perspectives. Eds. Enzo Ottaviani and David Malagoli. Springer. In press. ISBN 978-94-017-8711-6
  • Fedorka K.M. and Sevgili, H. 2014. The influence of nuptial feeding and sperm transfer on the immunological cost of reproduction in the ground cricket Allonemobius socius. Physiological Entomology,  OI: 10.1111/phen.12051
  • Fedorka, K.M., Copeland, E.K. and Winterhalter, W.E. 2013. Seasonality influences cuticle melanization and immune defense in a cricket: support for a temperature-dependent immune investment hypothesis in insects. Journal of Experimental Biology, 216: 4005-4010. doi: 10.1242/​jeb.091538
  • Fedorka, K. M., Lee, V. and Winterhalter, W. E. 2013. Thermal environment shapes cuticle melanism and melanin-based immunity in the ground cricket Allonemobius socius. Evolutionary Ecology, 27:521-531. 10.1007/s10682-012-9620-0
  • Copeland, E. K and Fedorka, K. M. 2012. The influence of male age and parasitic infection on producing a dishonest sexual signal. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological, 279 4740-4746.  10.1098/rspb.2012.1914    Listen to our ‘dishonest’ interview on 
  • Fedorka, K. M., Winterhalter, W. E., Shaw, K. L., Brogan, W. R., and Mousseau, T. A. 2012. The role of gene flow asymmetry along an environmental gradient in constraining local adaptation and range expansion in the ground cricket Allonemobius socius. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25(8):1676-85   http://cdn.f1000.com.s3.amazonaws.com/images/badges/badgef1000.gif
  • Radhakrishnan, P and Fedorka, K. M. 2012. Immune Activation decreases sperm viability and induces females to purge stored sperm. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279 3577-3583.
  • Radhakrishnan, P. and Fedorka, K. M. 2011. Influence of female age, sperm senescence and multiple mating on sperm viability in female Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Insect Physiology, 57: 778-783.
  • Fedorka, K. M., Winterhalter, W. E. and Ware, B. M. 2011. Sperm competition intensity influences seminal protein production prior to mating and courtship. Evolution, 65: 584-590. (PDF)
  • Winterhalter, W.E. and Fedorka, K. M. 2009. Sex differences in immune gene expression prior to and after mating in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276: 1109-1117. (PDF)
  • Fedorka, K. M., Winterhalter, W. E. and Mousseau, T. A. 2007. The evolutionary genetics of sexual size dimorphism in the cricket Allonemobius socius. Heredity, 99, 218-223. (PDF)
  • Fedorka, K. M, Linder, J., Winterhalter, W.E., and Promislow, D. E. L. 2007. Post-mating disparity between potential and realized immune response in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 274, 1211-1217. (PDF)
  • Fedorka, K. M., and Mousseau, T. A. 2007. Immune system activation affects the male sexual signal and reproductive potential in crickets. Behavioral Ecology, 18: 231-235. (PDF)
  • Promislow, D. E. L., Fedorka, K. M. and Burger, J. E. P. 2005. Evolutionary biology of aging: future directions. In The Handbook of the Biology of Aging. Eds. Austad, S. and Masoro, E. 6th edition.
  • Fedorka, K. M., Zuk, M. and T. A. Mousseau. 2005. Natural selection drives the link between male immunity and reproductive potential. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 83: 1012-1014. (PDF)
  • Fedorka, K. M., and M. Zuk. 2005. Sexual conflict and female immune suppression in the ground cricket, Allonemobius soicus. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 18: 1515-1522. (PDF)
  • Fedorka, K. M., M. Zuk and Mousseau, T.A. 2004. Immune suppression and the cost of reproduction in the cricket, Allonemobius socius. Evolution, 58: 2478-2485. (PDF)
  • Fedorka, K. M. and T. A. Mousseau. 2004. Female mating bias results in conflicting sex-specific offspring fitness. Nature, 429: 65-67. (PDF) http://cdn.f1000.com.s3.amazonaws.com/images/badges/badgef1000.gif
  • Fedorka, K. M. and T. A. Mousseau. 2002. Tibial spur feeding in ground crickets: larger males contribute larger gifts. Florida Entomologist, 85: 317-323. (PDF)
  • Fedorka, K. M. and T. A. Mousseau. 2002. Material and genetic benefits of female multiple mating and polyandry. Animal Behaviour, 64: 361-367. (PDF)
  • Fedorka, K. M. and T. A. Mousseau. 2002. Nuptial gifts and the evolution of male size. Evolution, 56: 590-596. (PDF)

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