N R LeBas

Summary

Affiliation: University of Western Australia
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc The role of colour in signalling and male choice in the agamid lizard Ctenophorus ornatus
    N R LeBas
    Department of Zoology, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 267:445-52. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Female finery is not for males
    Natasha R Lebas
    School of Animal Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:170-3. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint An invasion of cheats; the evolution of worthless nuptial gifts
    Natasha R Lebas
    Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 15:64-7. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Additive genetic breeding values correlate with the load of partially deleterious mutations
    Joseph L Tomkins
    Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia
    Science 328:892-4. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Positive allometry and the prehistory of sexual selection
    Joseph L Tomkins
    Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Am Nat 176:141-8. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Matters of scale: positive allometry and the evolution of male dimorphisms
    Joseph L Tomkins
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Sir Harold Mitchell Building, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 165:389-402. 2005
  7. pmc Nonlinear and correlational sexual selection on 'honest' female ornamentation
    Natasha R Lebas
    Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9TS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 270:2159-65. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Sexual selection in the gift-giving dance fly, Rhamphomyia sulcata, favors small males carrying small gifts
    Natasha R Lebas
    Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, United Kingdom
    Evolution 58:1763-72. 2004
  9. pmc Phenotypic plasticity in the developmental integration of morphological trade-offs and secondary sexual trait compensation
    Joseph L Tomkins
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, Sir Harold Mitchell Building, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:543-51. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Microsatellite determination of male reproductive success in a natural population of the territorial ornate dragon lizard, Ctenophorus ornatus
    N R LeBas
    Department of Zoology, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
    Mol Ecol 10:193-203. 2001

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. pmc The role of colour in signalling and male choice in the agamid lizard Ctenophorus ornatus
    N R LeBas
    Department of Zoology, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 267:445-52. 2000
    ..However, female brightness significantly predicted a female's laying date and, thus, may signal receptivity. One function of visual display in this species appears to be intersexual signalling, resulting in male choice of females...
  2. ncbi request reprint Female finery is not for males
    Natasha R Lebas
    School of Animal Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:170-3. 2006
    ..Here, I discuss that female ornamentation might be selected more often through female competition over resources than through competition over mates, as exemplified in a recent study by Heinsohn and colleagues...
  3. ncbi request reprint An invasion of cheats; the evolution of worthless nuptial gifts
    Natasha R Lebas
    Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 15:64-7. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that female behavior in genuine gift-giving species is susceptible to the invasion of male cheating on reproductive investment...
  4. doi request reprint Additive genetic breeding values correlate with the load of partially deleterious mutations
    Joseph L Tomkins
    Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia
    Science 328:892-4. 2010
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Positive allometry and the prehistory of sexual selection
    Joseph L Tomkins
    Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Am Nat 176:141-8. 2010
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Matters of scale: positive allometry and the evolution of male dimorphisms
    Joseph L Tomkins
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Sir Harold Mitchell Building, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 165:389-402. 2005
    ..These findings question the currently held view that beetle horn dimorphisms showcase the importance of developmental independence in the evolution of diversity...
  7. pmc Nonlinear and correlational sexual selection on 'honest' female ornamentation
    Natasha R Lebas
    Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9TS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 270:2159-65. 2003
    ..We also show correlational selection on female pinnate scales and fecundity. Correlational selection, equivalent investment patterns or increased nutrition from nuptial gifts may all maintain honesty in female ornamentation...
  8. ncbi request reprint Sexual selection in the gift-giving dance fly, Rhamphomyia sulcata, favors small males carrying small gifts
    Natasha R Lebas
    Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, United Kingdom
    Evolution 58:1763-72. 2004
    ..These findings highlight the role correlational sexual selection can play in optimizing nonsexual male morphology and scaling relationships. This study questions the role of the nuptial gift in dance flies as a resource for females...
  9. pmc Phenotypic plasticity in the developmental integration of morphological trade-offs and secondary sexual trait compensation
    Joseph L Tomkins
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, Sir Harold Mitchell Building, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:543-51. 2005
    ..Evidence of intraspecific SSTC demands studies of the selective, genetic and developmental architecture of phenotypic integration...
  10. ncbi request reprint Microsatellite determination of male reproductive success in a natural population of the territorial ornate dragon lizard, Ctenophorus ornatus
    N R LeBas
    Department of Zoology, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
    Mol Ecol 10:193-203. 2001
    ..Whether these extra-territorial copulations are due to female choice or success in male competition is unknown...
  11. ncbi request reprint Mate choice, genetic incompatibility, and outbreeding in the ornate dragon lizard, Ctenophorus ornatus
    Natasha R Lebas
    Department of Zoology, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
    Evolution 56:371-7. 2002
    ..Second. as fitter individuals produce more offspring, these offspring have an increased probability of breeding with relatives, leading to an indirect relationship between fitness and outbreeding...