John Hunt

Summary

Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc The genetics of maternal care: direct and indirect genetic effects on phenotype in the dung beetle Onthophagus taurus
    John Hunt
    Evolutionary Biology Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA 6907, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:6828-32. 2002
  2. pmc The mother-in-law effect
    John Hunt
    Evolutionary Biology Research Group, Department of Zoology, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA 6907, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S61-3. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint High-quality male field crickets invest heavily in sexual display but die young
    John Hunt
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, 2052, Australia
    Nature 432:1024-7. 2004
  4. pmc Genetic association between male attractiveness and female differential allocation
    Megan L Head
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Biol Lett 2:341-4. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Experimental evidence for multivariate stabilizing sexual selection
    Robert Brooks
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Evolution 59:871-80. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Sexual conflict and cryptic female choice in the black field cricket, Teleogryllus commodus
    Luc F Bussière
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
    Evolution 60:792-800. 2006
  7. pmc No intra-locus sexual conflict over reproductive fitness or ageing in field crickets
    Felix Zajitschek
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    PLoS ONE 2:e155. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Artificial selection on male longevity influences age-dependent reproductive effort in the black field cricket Teleogryllus commodus
    John Hunt
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
    Am Nat 168:E72-86. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Experimental evidence that sexual conflict influences the opportunity, form and intensity of sexual selection
    Matthew D Hall
    Evolution and Ecology Research Centre and School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
    Evolution 62:2305-15. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Complex multivariate sexual selection on male acoustic signaling in a wild population of Teleogryllus commodus
    Caroline L Bentsen
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
    Am Nat 167:E102-16. 2006

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. pmc The genetics of maternal care: direct and indirect genetic effects on phenotype in the dung beetle Onthophagus taurus
    John Hunt
    Evolutionary Biology Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA 6907, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:6828-32. 2002
    ..We conclude that both indirect genetic effects, via maternal care, and nongenetic maternal effects, via female size, play important roles in the evolution of phenotype in this species...
  2. pmc The mother-in-law effect
    John Hunt
    Evolutionary Biology Research Group, Department of Zoology, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA 6907, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S61-3. 2004
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint High-quality male field crickets invest heavily in sexual display but die young
    John Hunt
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, 2052, Australia
    Nature 432:1024-7. 2004
    ..Moreover, they caution the use of longevity as a proxy for fitness in sexual selection studies, and suggest avenues for future research on the relationship between sexual attractiveness and ageing...
  4. pmc Genetic association between male attractiveness and female differential allocation
    Megan L Head
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Biol Lett 2:341-4. 2006
    ..Sexual selection is thus likely to be stronger than predicted by pre-copulatory choice alone...
  5. ncbi request reprint Experimental evidence for multivariate stabilizing sexual selection
    Robert Brooks
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Evolution 59:871-80. 2005
    ..These experiments indicate that stabilizing sexual selection may play an important role in the evolution of male call properties in natural populations of T. commodus...
  6. ncbi request reprint Sexual conflict and cryptic female choice in the black field cricket, Teleogryllus commodus
    Luc F Bussière
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
    Evolution 60:792-800. 2006
    ..Our results suggest that postcopulatory mate guarding has evolved via sexual conflict over insemination times rather than through genetic benefits of biasing paternity toward vigorous males, as has been previously suggested...
  7. pmc No intra-locus sexual conflict over reproductive fitness or ageing in field crickets
    Felix Zajitschek
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    PLoS ONE 2:e155. 2007
    ..The apparent absence of intra-locus sexual conflict over ageing suggests that male and female longevity can evolve largely independently of one another...
  8. ncbi request reprint Artificial selection on male longevity influences age-dependent reproductive effort in the black field cricket Teleogryllus commodus
    John Hunt
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
    Am Nat 168:E72-86. 2006
    ..Collectively, our findings directly support the antagonistic pleiotropy model of aging and suggest an important role for sexual selection in the aging process...
  9. doi request reprint Experimental evidence that sexual conflict influences the opportunity, form and intensity of sexual selection
    Matthew D Hall
    Evolution and Ecology Research Centre and School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
    Evolution 62:2305-15. 2008
    ..We discuss the broader evolutionary implications of these findings, including the contributions of sexual conflict to fluctuating sexual selection and the maintenance of additive genetic variation...
  10. ncbi request reprint Complex multivariate sexual selection on male acoustic signaling in a wild population of Teleogryllus commodus
    Caroline L Bentsen
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
    Am Nat 167:E102-16. 2006
    ..We discuss the general importance of nonlinear selection in the honest signaling of genetic quality...
  11. ncbi request reprint Female mate choice as a condition-dependent life-history trait
    John Hunt
    School of Biological, Earth, and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
    Am Nat 166:79-92. 2005
    ..Collectively, our findings suggest an important role for resource acquisition in generating variation in mate choice behavior...
  12. pmc Where do all the maternal effects go? Variation in offspring body size through ontogeny in the live-bearing fish Poecilia parae
    Anna K Lindholm
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
    Biol Lett 2:586-9. 2006
    ..However, there was no relationship between early life maternal effects and adult longevity, suggesting that maternal effects, although important early in life, may not always influence late life-history traits...
  13. pmc The indirect benefits of mating with attractive males outweigh the direct costs
    Megan L Head
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    PLoS Biol 3:e33. 2005
    ..They also reveal the value of estimating the net fitness consequences of a mating strategy by including measures of offspring quality in estimates of fitness...
  14. doi request reprint Evolutionary response to sexual selection in male genital morphology
    Leigh W Simmons
    Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology M092, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia
    Curr Biol 19:1442-6. 2009
    ....
  15. pmc Sinister strategies succeed at the cricket World Cup
    Robert Brooks
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S64-6. 2004
    ..Our results may also support a historical role for negative frequency-dependent success in fights and other contests in the maintenance of left-handedness by natural selection...
  16. ncbi request reprint Males influence maternal effects that promote sexual selection: a quantitative genetic experiment with dung beetles Onthophagus taurus
    Janne S Kotiaho
    Department of Zoology, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Am Nat 161:852-9. 2003
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Evolution of sexual dimorphism and male dimorphism in the expression of beetle horns: phylogenetic evidence for modularity, evolutionary lability, and constraint
    Douglas J Emlen
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    Am Nat 166:S42-68. 2005
    ..These results illustrate the type of insight that can be gained only from the integration of developmental and evolutionary perspectives...
  18. ncbi request reprint Debating sexual selection and mating strategies
    C M Lessells
    Science 312:689-97; author reply 689-97. 2006
  19. pmc Reconciling strong stabilizing selection with the maintenance of genetic variation in a natural population of black field crickets (Teleogryllus commodus)
    John Hunt
    Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Sydney 2052, Australia
    Genetics 177:875-80. 2007
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint No evidence for inbreeding avoidance through postcopulatory mechanisms in the black field cricket, Teleogryllus commodus
    Michael D Jennions
    School of Botany and Zoology, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia
    Evolution 58:2472-7. 2004
    ..Although polyandry may confer indirect genetic benefits, our results provide no evidence that female T. commodus gain these benefits by biasing paternity toward genetically more compatible males through postcopulatory mechanisms...
  21. ncbi request reprint Evolution: lending a helping hand in sperm competition?
    Clarissa M House
    Centre for Ecology and Conservation, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Cornwall TR10 9EZ, UK
    Curr Biol 17:R90-3. 2007
    ..A new study raises the possibility that females could benefit through an unconventional genetic pathway, while also showing that males can inadvertently increase rival males' fitness in surprising ways...
  22. pmc Sperm competition, alternative mating tactics and context-dependent fertilization success in the burying beetle, Nicrophorus vespilloides
    Clarissa M House
    Centre for Ecology and Conservation, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Penryn TR10 9EZ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1309-15. 2007
    ..We discuss our findings in relation to sperm competition theory and highlight the need to consider biological context in order to link copulation and fertilization success for competing males...
  23. ncbi request reprint Mate choice for genetic quality when environments vary: suggestions for empirical progress
    Luc F Bussière
    Zoologisches Museum der Universität Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, Zurich, Switzerland
    Genetica 134:69-78. 2008
    ..in condition? (3) How much do GEIs reduce the signalling value of male condition? (4) How does GEI affect the multivariate version of the lek paradox? (5) Have mating biases for high-condition males evolved because of indirect benefits?..
  24. ncbi request reprint If it smells like a duck, it might be an asthma subphenotype
    John Hunt
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 175:975-6. 2007