Wolf U Blanckenhorn

Summary

Affiliation: University of Zurich
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi Sexual selection on morphological and physiological traits and fluctuating asymmetry in the black scavenger fly Sepsis cynipsea
    W U Blanckenhorn
    Zoologisches Museum, Universitat Zurich, Switzerland
    J Evol Biol 17:629-41. 2004
  2. ncbi When Rensch meets Bergmann: does sexual size dimorphism change systematically with latitude?
    Wolf U Blanckenhorn
    Zoologisches Museum, Universitat Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Evolution 60:2004-11. 2006
  3. ncbi Proximate causes of Rensch's rule: does sexual size dimorphism in arthropods result from sex differences in development time?
    Wolf U Blanckenhorn
    Zoologisches Museum, Universitat Zurich Irchel, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Am Nat 169:245-57. 2007
  4. ncbi The consistency of quantitative genetic estimates in field and laboratory in the yellow dung fly
    Wolf U Blanckenhorn
    Zoologisches Museum, Universitat Zurich, Switzerland
    Genetica 114:171-82. 2002
  5. ncbi Sexual selection on morphological and physiological traits and fluctuating asymmetry in the yellow dung fly
    W U Blanckenhorn
    Zoologisches Museum, Universitat Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Evol Biol 16:903-13. 2003
  6. doi Evaluation of eco-toxicological effects of the parasiticide moxidectin in comparison to ivermectin in 11 species of dung flies
    Wolf U Blanckenhorn
    Institut für Evolutionsbiologie and Umweltwissenschaften, Universitat Zurich Irchel, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 89:15-20. 2013
  7. doi Quantitative genetic divergence and standing genetic (co)variance in thermal reaction norms along latitude
    David Berger
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Evolution 67:2385-99. 2013
  8. doi Standardized laboratory tests with 21 species of temperate and tropical sepsid flies confirm their suitability as bioassays of pharmaceutical residues (ivermectin) in cattle dung
    Wolf U Blanckenhorn
    Institut für Evolutionsbiologie and Umweltwissenschaften, Universitat Zurich Irchel, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 89:21-8. 2013
  9. doi Sexual selection accounts for the geographic reversal of sexual size dimorphism in the dung fly, sepsis punctum (Diptera: Sepsidae)
    Nalini Puniamoorthy
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Evolution 66:2117-26. 2012
  10. ncbi Population variation in sexual selection and its effect on size allometry in two dung fly species with contrasting sexual size dimorphism
    Urs Kraushaar
    Zoologisches Museum, Universitat Zurich Irchel, Zurich, Switzerland
    Evolution 56:307-21. 2002

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. ncbi Sexual selection on morphological and physiological traits and fluctuating asymmetry in the black scavenger fly Sepsis cynipsea
    W U Blanckenhorn
    Zoologisches Museum, Universitat Zurich, Switzerland
    J Evol Biol 17:629-41. 2004
    ..FA of paired traits was not associated with male mating success. Our study suggests that inclusion of physiological measures and genital traits in phenomenological studies of selection, which is rare, would be fruitful in other species...
  2. ncbi When Rensch meets Bergmann: does sexual size dimorphism change systematically with latitude?
    Wolf U Blanckenhorn
    Zoologisches Museum, Universitat Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Evolution 60:2004-11. 2006
    ..Identifying the underlying mechanisms will require studies quantifying latitudinal variation in sex-specific natural and sexual selection on body size...
  3. ncbi Proximate causes of Rensch's rule: does sexual size dimorphism in arthropods result from sex differences in development time?
    Wolf U Blanckenhorn
    Zoologisches Museum, Universitat Zurich Irchel, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Am Nat 169:245-57. 2007
    ..We discuss three potential explanations for this pattern based on life-history trade-offs and sexual selection...
  4. ncbi The consistency of quantitative genetic estimates in field and laboratory in the yellow dung fly
    Wolf U Blanckenhorn
    Zoologisches Museum, Universitat Zurich, Switzerland
    Genetica 114:171-82. 2002
    ..A general conclusion emerging from this and similar studies appears to be that whether field and laboratory genetic estimates differ depends on the environment, trait and species under consideration...
  5. ncbi Sexual selection on morphological and physiological traits and fluctuating asymmetry in the yellow dung fly
    W U Blanckenhorn
    Zoologisches Museum, Universitat Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Evol Biol 16:903-13. 2003
    ..Our study suggests that inclusion of physiological measures and genital traits in phenomenological studies of selection would be fruitful in other species...
  6. doi Evaluation of eco-toxicological effects of the parasiticide moxidectin in comparison to ivermectin in 11 species of dung flies
    Wolf U Blanckenhorn
    Institut für Evolutionsbiologie and Umweltwissenschaften, Universitat Zurich Irchel, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 89:15-20. 2013
    ..Methodologically speaking, all species used proved suitable for toxicological testing of parasiticides...
  7. doi Quantitative genetic divergence and standing genetic (co)variance in thermal reaction norms along latitude
    David Berger
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Evolution 67:2385-99. 2013
    ..We discuss the evolutionary potential of thermal reaction norms in light of their underlying genetic architectures, evolutionary histories, and the materialization of trade-offs in natural environments. ..
  8. doi Standardized laboratory tests with 21 species of temperate and tropical sepsid flies confirm their suitability as bioassays of pharmaceutical residues (ivermectin) in cattle dung
    Wolf U Blanckenhorn
    Institut für Evolutionsbiologie and Umweltwissenschaften, Universitat Zurich Irchel, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 89:21-8. 2013
    ....
  9. doi Sexual selection accounts for the geographic reversal of sexual size dimorphism in the dung fly, sepsis punctum (Diptera: Sepsidae)
    Nalini Puniamoorthy
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Evolution 66:2117-26. 2012
    ..punctum...
  10. ncbi Population variation in sexual selection and its effect on size allometry in two dung fly species with contrasting sexual size dimorphism
    Urs Kraushaar
    Zoologisches Museum, Universitat Zurich Irchel, Zurich, Switzerland
    Evolution 56:307-21. 2002
    ....
  11. doi Stage- and sex-specific heat tolerance in the yellow dung fly Scathophaga stercoraria
    Wolf U Blanckenhorn
    Institut für Evolutionsbiologie and Umweltwissenschaften, Universitat Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland Electronic address
    J Therm Biol 46:1-9. 2014
    ..Our results illustrate that temperature stress, even when moderate and temporary, during early development can have profound lethal and non-lethal fitness-consequences later in life...
  12. doi Is qualitative and quantitative metabarcoding of dung fauna biodiversity feasible?
    Wolf U Blanckenhorn
    Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Toxicol Chem 35:1970-7. 2016
    ..Identification by barcoding foremost hinges on a good reference database, which does not yet exist for dung organisms but would be worth developing for practical applications. Environ Toxicol Chem 2016;35:1970-1977. © 2015 SETAC. ..
  13. doi Sexual selection on male size drives the evolution of male-biased sexual size dimorphism via the prolongation of male development
    Patrick T Rohner
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse, 190, 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Evolution 70:1189-99. 2016
    ..Therefore, reversals in SSD and the associated changes in larval development might be much more common and rapid and less constrained than currently assumed. ..
  14. ncbi Grasshopper ontogeny in relation to time constraints: adaptive divergence and stasis
    Daniel Berner
    Agroscope FAL Reckenholz, Swiss Federal Research Station for Agroecology and Agriculture, Reckenholzstr 191, CH 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Anim Ecol 75:130-9. 2006
    ..Moreover, our study illustrates that comparisons of ontogenetic patterns can shed light on the developmental basis underlying phenotypic evolution...
  15. ncbi Mate choice and toxicity in two species of leaf beetles with different types of chemical defense
    Estelle Labeyrie
    LEAE, Institut de Zoologie, Universite de Neuchatel, Rue Emile Argand 11, CH 2007, Neuchatel, Switzerland
    J Chem Ecol 29:1665-80. 2003
    ..cacaliae, individuals of the former species could be choosing well-defended partners with "good genes." Our study suggests that sexual selection may contribute to the maintenance of heritable defensive traits...