• 4472 Citations
  • 38 h-Index
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Research Output 1991 2018

  • 4472 Citations
  • 38 h-Index
  • 65 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Review article
2018
3 Citations (Scopus)

Interrelations of global macroecological patterns in wing and thorax size, sexual size dimorphism, and range size of the Drosophilidae

Rohner, P. T., Pitnick, S. S., Blanckenhorn, W. U., Snook, R. R., Bächli, G. & Lüpold, S., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Ecography.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drosophilidae
dimorphism
thorax
range size
Rapoport Rule
12 Citations (Scopus)

Sperm form and function: What do we know about the role of sexual selection?

Lüpold, S. & Pitnick, S. S., Jan 1 2018, In : Reproduction. 155, 5, p. R229-R243

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Spermatozoa
2017
2 Citations (Scopus)

Size-dependent ejaculation strategies and reproductive success in the yellow dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria

Gress, B. E. & Pitnick, S. S., May 1 2017, In : Animal Behaviour. 127, p. 281-287 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Scathophaga stercoraria
ejaculation
reproductive success
foraging
expenditure
2016
7 Citations (Scopus)

Extreme ecology and mating system: Discriminating among direct benefits models in red flour beetles

Droge-Young, E. M., Belote, J. M., Eeswara, A. & Pitnick, S. S., 2016, In : Behavioral Ecology. 27, 2, p. 575-583 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tribolium castaneum
mating systems
reproductive strategy
beetle
ecology
34 Citations (Scopus)

How sexual selection can drive the evolution of costly sperm ornamentation

Lupold, S., Manier, M. K., Puniamoorthy, N., Schoff, C., Starmer, W. T., Luepold, S. H. B., Belote, J. M. & Pitnick, S. S., May 25 2016, In : Nature. 533, 7604, p. 535-538 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spermatozoa
Antlers
Homeless Youth
Feathers
Horns
10 Citations (Scopus)

Proteomics of reproductive systems: Towards a molecular understanding of postmating, prezygotic reproductive barriers

McDonough, C. E., Whittington, E., Pitnick, S. S. & Dorus, S., Mar 1 2016, In : Journal of Proteomics. 135, p. 26-37 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Proteomics
Reproductive Isolation
Proteins
Molecular interactions
Insemination
6 Citations (Scopus)

Resolving mechanisms of short-term competitive fertilization success in the red flour beetle

Droge-Young, E. M., Belote, J. M., Perez, G. S. & Pitnick, S. S., Oct 1 2016, In : Journal of Insect Physiology. 93-94, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tribolium castaneum
Beetles
Flour
Fertilization
Spermatozoa
2 Citations (Scopus)

Stepping off the pasture: Evidence of widespread alternative male mating tactics in the yellow dung fly

Gress, B. E., Starmer, W. T., Virgen, M. A., Agu, A., Attila, K. A., Bazluke, E. E., Chubb, L. A., Durantini, A. G., Goldsmith, J., Hui, B. M., Karimova, M., Macey, E. S., Macri, M. R., Mongeon, E. N., Monka, N. J., Pence, J. M., Perdomo, S. T., Pratt, J. M., Ruda, D. E., Szkodzinski, J. B. & 2 others, Williamson, N. A. & Pitnick, S. S., 2016, In : Behaviour. 153, 2, p. 143-157 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Scathophaga stercoraria
Diptera
sexual selection
pastures
development theory
2015
3 Citations (Scopus)

Causes of discordance between allometries at and above species level: An example with aquatic beetles

Higginson, D. M., Badyaev, A. V., Segraves, K. & Pitnick, S. S., Jul 28 2015, In : American Naturalist. 186, 2, p. 176-186 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

allometry
beetle
sperm
Coleoptera
spermatozoa
2014
4 Citations (Scopus)

Evolutionary biology: Brotherly love benefits females

Pitnick, S. S. & Pfennig, D. W., 2014, In : Nature. 505, 7485, p. 626-627 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

No inbreeding depression in sperm storage ability or offspring viability in Drosophila melanogaster females

Ala-Honkola, O., Manier, M. K., Lüpold, S., Droge-Young, E. M., Collins, W. F., Belote, J. M. & Pitnick, S. S., Jan 2014, In : Journal of Insect Physiology. 60, 1, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

inbreeding depression
Drosophila melanogaster
Spermatozoa
spermatozoa
viability
2013
7 Citations (Scopus)

Alternative mating tactics in the yellow dung fly: Resolving mechanisms of small-male advantage off pasture

Gress, B. E., Waltzer, R. J., Lüpold, S., Droge-Young, E. M., Manier, M. K. & Pitnick, S. S., Nov 13 2013, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 281, 1774

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Scathophaga stercoraria
Diptera
pasture
pastures
Experiments
24 Citations (Scopus)

An analytical framework for estimating fertilization bias and the fertilization set from multiple sperm-storage organs

Manier, M. K., Lüpold, S., Pitnick, S. S. & Starmer, W. T., Oct 2013, In : American Naturalist. 182, 4, p. 552-561 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

storage organs
analytical framework
sperm
spermatozoa
organ
55 Citations (Scopus)

Female mediation of competitive fertilization success in Drosophila melanogaster

Lüpold, S., Pitnick, S. S., Berben, K. S., Blengini, C. S., Belote, J. M. & Manier, M. K., Jun 25 2013, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110, 26, p. 10693-10698 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drosophila melanogaster
Fertilization
Spermatozoa
Sperm Count
Sperm Head
16 Citations (Scopus)

Inbreeding reveals mode of past selection on male reproductive characters in Drosophila melanogaster

Ala-Honkola, O., Hosken, D. J., Manier, M. K., Lüpold, S., Droge-Young, E. M., Berben, K. S., Collins, W. F., Belote, J. M. & Pitnick, S. S., Jul 2013, In : Ecology and Evolution. 3, 7, p. 2089-2102 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

inbreeding depression
inbreeding
Drosophila melanogaster
sperm
spermatozoa
53 Citations (Scopus)

Postcopulatory sexual selection generates speciation phenotypes in drosophila

Manier, M. K., Lüpold, S., Belote, J. M., Starmer, W. T., Berben, K. S., Ala-Honkola, O., Collins, W. F. & Pitnick, S. S., Oct 7 2013, In : Current Biology. 23, 19, p. 1853-1862 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sexual selection
Drosophila
Spermatozoa
Reproductive Isolation
spermatozoa
43 Citations (Scopus)

Rapid Diversification Of Sperm Precedence Traits And Processes Among Three Sibling Drosophila Species

Manier, M. K., Belote, J. M., Berben, K. S., Lüpold, S., Ala-Honkola, O., Collins, W. F. & Pitnick, S. S., Aug 2013, In : Evolution. 67, 8, p. 2348-2362 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sperm
Drosophila
Spermatozoa
spermatozoa
Fertilization
2012
23 Citations (Scopus)

Convergence, recurrence and diversification of complex sperm traits in diving beetles (Dytiscidae)

Higginson, D. M., Miller, K. B., Segraves, K. & Pitnick, S. S., May 2012, In : Evolution. 66, 5, p. 1650-1661 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dytiscidae
Diving
Beetles
diving
sperm
23 Citations (Scopus)

Covariance among premating, post-copulatory and viability fitness components in Drosophila melanogaster and their influence on paternity measurement

Droge-Young, E. M., Manier, M. K., Lüpold, S., Belote, J. M. & Pitnick, S. S., Aug 2012, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 25, 8, p. 1555-1563 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

paternity
Drosophila melanogaster
viability
fitness
fertilization (reproduction)
65 Citations (Scopus)

Female reproductive tract form drives the evolution of complex sperm morphology

Higginson, D. M., Miller, K. B., Segraves, K. & Pitnick, S. S., Mar 20 2012, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109, 12, p. 4538-4543 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spermatozoa
Beetles
Sperm Head
Diving
Bayes Theorem
71 Citations (Scopus)

How multivariate ejaculate traits determine competitive fertilization success in drosophila melanogaster

Lüpold, S., Manier, M. K., Berben, K. S., Smith, K. J., Daley, B. D., Buckley, S. H., Belote, J. M. & Pitnick, S. S., Sep 25 2012, In : Current Biology. 22, 18, p. 1667-1672 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fertilization (reproduction)
Drosophila melanogaster
Fertilization
Spermatozoa
spermatozoa
2011
60 Citations (Scopus)

Evolution of intra-ejaculate sperm interactions: Do sperm cooperate?

Higginson, D. M. & Pitnick, S. S., Feb 2011, In : Biological Reviews. 86, 1, p. 249-270 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Accessories
Carisoprodol
Ecology
Spermatozoa
Genes
98 Citations (Scopus)

Male Drosophila melanogaster adjust ejaculate size based on female mating status, fecundity, and age

Lüpold, S., Manier, M. K., Ala-Honkola, O., Belote, J. M. & Pitnick, S. S., Jan 2011, In : Behavioral Ecology. 22, 1, p. 185-191 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sperm
Drosophila melanogaster
fecundity
spermatozoa
harness
24 Citations (Scopus)

No evidence for postcopulatory inbreeding avoidance in Drosophila melanogaster

Ala-Honkola, O., Manier, M. K., Lüpold, S. & Pitnick, S. S., Sep 2011, In : Evolution. 65, 9, p. 2699-2705 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

inbreeding avoidance
Inbreeding
Drosophila melanogaster
inbreeding
relatedness
95 Citations (Scopus)

Resolving variation in the reproductive tradeoff between sperm size and number

Immler, S., Pitnick, S. S., Parker, G. A., Durrant, K. L., Lüpold, S., Calhim, S. & Birkhead, T. R., Mar 29 2011, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108, 13, p. 5325-5330 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sperm Count
Spermatozoa
Birds
Phylogeny
Fertilization
2010
177 Citations (Scopus)

Resolving mechanisms of competitive fertilization success in drosophila Melanogaster

Manier, M. K., Belote, J. M., Berben, K. S., Novikov, D., Stuart, W. T. & Pitnick, S. S., Apr 16 2010, In : Science. 328, 5976, p. 354-357 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drosophila melanogaster
Fertilization
Spermatozoa
Spatio-Temporal Analysis
Sperm Head
30 Citations (Scopus)

Sperm competition games: Sperm size (mass) and number under raffle and displacement, and the evolution of P2

Parker, G. A., Immler, S., Pitnick, S. S. & Birkhead, T. R., Jun 2010, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 264, 3, p. 1003-1023 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sperm competition
Spermatozoa
spermatozoa
Game
Sperm Count
2009
103 Citations (Scopus)

Ejaculate-female and sperm-female interactions

Pitnick, S. S., Wolfner, M. F. & Suarez, S. S., 2009, Sperm Biology. Elsevier, p. 247-304 58 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

spermatozoa
fertilization (reproduction)
sperm transport
gene interaction
sperm competition
13 Citations (Scopus)

Size-dependent alternative male mating tactics in the yellow dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria

Pitnick, S. S., Henn, K. R. H., Maheux, S. D., Higginson, D. M., Hurtado-Gonzales, J. L., Manier, M. K., Berben, K. S., Guptill, C. & Uy, J. A. C., Sep 22 2009, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 276, 1671, p. 3229-3237 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Scathophaga stercoraria
Diptera
Substrates
feces
apple pomace
5 Citations (Scopus)

Sperm Biology

Birkhead, T. R., Hosken, D. J. & Pitnick, S. S., 2009, Elsevier.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

11 Citations (Scopus)

Sperm length is not influenced by haploid gene expression in the flies Drosophila melanogaster and Scathophaga stercoraria

Pitnick, S. S., Dobler, R. & Hosken, D. J., Nov 22 2009, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 276, 1675, p. 4029-4034 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Scathophaga stercoraria
Haploidy
Drosophila melanogaster
Gene expression
Diptera
195 Citations (Scopus)

Sperm morphological diversity

Pitnick, S. S., Hosken, D. J. & Birkhead, T. R., 2009, Sperm Biology. Elsevier, p. 69-149 81 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

spermatozoa
physiology
phenotype
spermatids
semen
2007
26 Citations (Scopus)

Adaptive modulation of sperm production rate in Drosophila bifurca, a species with giant sperm

Bjork, A., Dallai, R. & Pitnick, S. S., 2007, In : Biology Letters. 3, 5, p. 517-519 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drosophila
Spermatozoa
spermatozoa
sperm competition
gametogenesis
52 Citations (Scopus)

Complex interactions with females and rival males limit the evolution of sperm offence and defence

Bjork, A., Starmer, W. T., Higginson, D. M., Rhodes, C. J. & Pitnick, S. S., Jul 22 2007, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 274, 1619, p. 1779-1788 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sperm
Spermatozoa
spermatozoa
Chromosomes
Drosophila melanogaster
61 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of developmental environment on male- and female-mediated sperm precedence in Drosophila melanogaster

Amitin, E. G. & Pitnick, S. S., Jan 2007, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 20, 1, p. 381-391 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drosophila melanogaster
sperm
Spermatozoa
spermatozoa
Sperm Tail
155 Citations (Scopus)

Proximate causes of Rensch's rule: Does sexual size dimorphism in arthropods result from sex differences in development time?

Blanckenhorn, W. U., Dixon, A. F. G., Fairbairn, D. J., Foellmer, M. W., Gibert, P., Van Der Linde, K., Meier, R., Nylin, S., Pitnick, S. S., Schoff, C., Signorelli, M., Teder, T. & Wiklund, C., Feb 2007, In : American Naturalist. 169, 2, p. 245-257 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dimorphism
gender differences
arthropod
arthropods
body size
2006
9 Citations (Scopus)

Debating sexual selection and mating strategies [2]

Lessells, C. M., Bennett, A. T. D., Birkhead, T. R., Colegrave, N., Dall, S. R. X., Harvey, P. H., Hatchwell, B., Hosken, D. J., Hunt, J., Moore, A. J., Parker, G. A., Pitnick, S. S., Pizzari, T., Radwan, J., Ritchie, M., Sheldon, B. C., Shuker, D. M., Simmons, L. W., Stockley, P., Tregenza, T. & 1 others, Zuk, M., May 5 2006, In : Science. 312, 5774, p. 689-690 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Debating sexual selection and mating strategies [3]

Pizzari, T., Birkhead, T. R., Blows, M. W., Brooks, R., Buchanan, K. L., Clutton-Brock, T. H., Harvey, P. H., Hosken, D. J., Jennions, M. D., Kokko, H., Kotiaho, J. S., Lessells, C. M., Macias-García, C., Moore, A. J., Parker, G. A., Partridge, L., Pitnick, S. S., Radwan, J., Ritchie, M., Sheldon, B. C. & 4 others, Simmons, L. W., Snook, R. R., Stockley, P. & Zuk, M., May 5 2006, In : Science. 312, 5774, p. 690 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

79 Citations (Scopus)

Intensity of sexual selection along the anisogamy-isogamy continuum

Bjork, A. & Pitnick, S. S., Jun 8 2006, In : Nature. 441, 7094, p. 742-745 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spermatozoa
Sperm Count
Fertilization
Germ Cells
Sex Characteristics
124 Citations (Scopus)

Mating system and brain size in bats

Pitnick, S. S., Jones, K. E. & Wilkinson, G. S., Mar 22 2006, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 273, 1587, p. 719-724 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bat
mating systems
reproductive strategy
Chiroptera
brain
70 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanisms underlying the sperm quality advantage in Drosophila melanogaster

Pattarini, J. M., Starmer, W. T., Bjork, A. & Pitnick, S. S., Oct 2006, In : Evolution. 60, 10, p. 2064-2080 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drosophila melanogaster
sperm
Spermatozoa
spermatozoa
storage organs
2004
52 Citations (Scopus)

No evidence that polyandry benefits females in Drosophila melanogaster

Brown, W. D., Bjork, A., Schneider, K. & Pitnick, S. S., Jun 2004, In : Evolution. 58, 6, p. 1242-1250 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

polyandry
Drosophila melanogaster
Sex Ratio
fitness
sexual selection
2003
111 Citations (Scopus)

Adaptation versus pleiotropy: Why do males harm their mates?

Morrow, E. H., Arnqvist, G. & Pitnick, S. S., Nov 2003, In : Behavioral Ecology. 14, 6, p. 802-806 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pleiotropy
Copulation
copulation
adverse effects
egg masses
4 Citations (Scopus)

Do queens select sperm? [1] (multiple letters)

Hosken, D. J., Pitnick, S. S., Ashe, A. & Oldroyd, B., Mar 1 2003, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 18, 3, p. 107-108 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sperm
spermatozoa
100 Citations (Scopus)

Ejaculate-female coevolution in Drosophila mojavensis

Pitnick, S. S., Miller, G. T., Schneider, K. & Markow, T. A., Jul 22 2003, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 270, 1523, p. 1507-1512 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

coevolution
sperm
Drosophila
Spermatozoa
spermatozoa
44 Citations (Scopus)

Functional significance of seminal receptacle length in Drosophila melanogaster

Miller, G. T. & Pitnick, S. S., Jan 2003, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 16, 1, p. 114-126 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drosophila melanogaster
sperm
Spermatozoa
spermatozoa
storage organs
22 Citations (Scopus)

Quantitative genetic analysis of among-population variation in sperm and female sperm-storage organ length in Drosophila mojavensis

Miller, G. T., Starmer, W. T. & Pitnick, S. S., Jun 2003, In : Genetical Research. 81, 3, p. 213-220 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drosophila
Spermatozoa
Population
Y Chromosome
X Chromosome
2002
148 Citations (Scopus)

Harm to females increases with male body size in Drosophila melanogaster

Pitnick, S. S. & García-González, F., Sep 7 2002, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 269, 1502, p. 1821-1828 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Body Size
Drosophila melanogaster
body size
egg production
fecundity
305 Citations (Scopus)

Sperm-female coevolution in Drosophila

Miller, G. T. & Pitnick, S. S., Nov 8 2002, In : Science. 298, 5596, p. 1230-1233 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drosophila
Spermatozoa
Sperm Tail
Drosophila melanogaster
Fertilization