Publications

Hotzy, C, Fowler, E, Kiehl, B, Francis, R, Mason, J, Moxon, S, Rostant, W, Chapman, T, Immler, S. 2022. Evolutionary history of sexual selection affects microRNA profiles in Drosophila sperm. Evolution in press.

Silva, WTAF, Otto, SP & Immler, S. 2021. Evolution of plasticity in production and transgenerational inheritance of small RNAs under dynamic environmental conditions. PLoS Genetics 17: e1009581. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1009581

Ivimey-Cook, ER, Sales, K, Carlsson, H, Immler, S, Chapman, T, Maklakov, AA. 2021. Transgenerational fitness effects of lifespan extension by dietary restriction in Caenorhabditis elegansProc R Soc Lond B 288: 20210701.  https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2021.0701

Crean, A & Immler, S. 2021. Evolutionary consequences of environmental effects on gamete performance. Phil Trans R Soc Lond B 376: 20200122. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2020.0122

Tusso, S, Nieuwenhuis, B, Weissensteiner, B, Immler, S & Wolf, JB. 2021. Experimental evolution of adaptive divergence under varying degrees of gene flow. Nature Ecol Evol https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-01363-2

Bergero, R, Ellis, P, Haerty, W, Larcombe, L, Macaulay, I, Mehta, T, Mogensen, M, Murray, D, Nash, W, Neale, MJ, O’Connor, R, Ottolini, C, Peel, N, Ramsey, L, Skinner, B, Suh, A, Summers, M, Sun, Y, Tidy, A, Rahbari, R, Rathje, C & Immler, S. 2021. Meiosis and beyond – understanding the mechanistic and evolutionary processes shaping the germline genome. Biological Reviews 96: 822-841. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12680.

Sutter, A & Immler, S. 2020. Within-ejaculate sperm competition. Phil Trans R Soc Lond B 375: 20200066

Jiménez-Ortega, D, Kolm, N, Immler, S, Maklakov, AA, Gonzalez-Voyer, A. 2020. Long life evolves in large brained bird lineages. Evolution 74 2617-2628.

Chen, H-y, Jolly, C, Bublys, K, Marcu, D, Immler, S. 2020. Trade-off between somatic and germline repair in a vertebrate supports the “expensive germ line” hypothesis. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 117: 233-238.

Hotzy, C, Xuhui, B, Larva, L, Immler, S. 2020. Intrinsic post-ejaculation sperm ageing does not affect offspring fitness in Atlantic salmon. J Evol Biol 33: 576-583.

Immler, S. Haploid selection in “diploid” organisms. 2019. Annu Rev Ecol Evol Syst 50: 219-236.

Poli, F, Immler, S, Gasparini, C. 2019. Effects of ovarian fluid on sperm traits and its implications for cryptic female choice. Behav Ecol 30:1298-1305.

Silva, WTAF, Sáez-Espinosa, P, Torijo-Boix, S, Romero, A, Devaux, C, Durieux, M, Gómez-Torres, MJ, Immler, S. 2019. The effects of male social environment on sperm phenotype and genome integrity. J Evol Biol 32: 535-544.

Alavioon, G, Cabrera Garcia, A, LeChatelier, M, Maklakov, AA & Immler, S. 2019. Selection for longer-lived sperm within ejaculate reduces reproductive ageing in offspring. Evolution Letters 3: 198-206.

Immler, S. 2018. The sperm factor: paternal impact beyond genes. Heredity 121: 239-247.

Nieuwenhuis, BPS, Tusso, S, Bjerling, P, Stångberg, J, Wolf, JB & Immler, S. 2018. Repeated evolution of self-compatibility for reproductive assurance. Nature Comms 9: 1639.

Immler, S, & Otto, SP. 2018. The evolutionary consequences of selection at the haploid gametic stage. Am Nat 192: 241-249..

Alavioon, G, Hotzy, C, Nakhro, K, Rudolf, S, Scofield, D, Zajitschek, S, Maklakov, AA & Immler, S. 2017. Haploid selection within a single ejaculate increases offspring fitness. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 114: 8053-8058.

Zajitschek, S, Herbert-Read, J, Abbasi, N, Zajitschek, F, Immler, S. 2017. Paternal personality and social status influence offspring activity. BMC Evol Biol 17: 157.

Maklakov, AA, Carlsson, H, Denbaum, P, Lind, MI, Mautz, B, Hinas, A & Immler, S. 2017. Antagonistically pleiotropic allele increases lifespan and late-life reproduction at the cost of early-life reproduction and individual fitness. Proc R Soc Lond B 284: 20170376.

Promerova, M, Alavioon, G, Tusso, S, Burri, R & Immler, S. 2017. No evidence for MHC class II-based non-random mating at the gametic haplotype in Atlantic salmon. Heredity 118: 563-567.

Nieuwenhuis, B & Immler, S. 2016. The evolution of mating-type switching for reproduction assurance. BioEssays 38: 1141-1149.

Maklakov, AA & Immler, S. 2016. The expensive germline and the evolution of ageing. Curr Biol 26: R577-86.

Otto, SP, Scott, M & Immler, S. 2015. Evolution of haploid selection in predominantly diploid organisms. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 112: 15952-15957.

Kotrschal, A, Corral Lopez, A, Zajitschek, S, Immler, S, Maklakov, AA & Kolm,N. 2015. Positive genetic correlation between brain size and sexual traits in male guppies artificially selected for brain size. J Evol Biol 28: 841-850.

Immler, S & Otto, SP. 2015. The evolution of sex chromosomes in organisms with separate haploid sexes. Evolution 69: 694-708.

Zajitschek, S, Hotzy, C, Zajitschek, F & Immler, S. 2014. Short term variation in sperm competition causes sperm mediated epigenetic effects on early offspring performance in the zebrafish. Proc R Soc Lond Ser B 281: 20140422.

Immler, S, Hotzy, C, Alavioon, G, Petersson, E & Arnqvist, G. 2014. Sperm variation within a single ejaculate affects offspring development in Atlantic salmon. Biol Lett 10: 20131040.

Immler, S & Otto, SP. 2014. Driven apart: the evolution of ploidy differences between the sexes under antagonistic selection. Am Nat 183: 96-107.

Maklakov, AA, Immler, S, Gonzalez-Voyer, A, Rönn, J & Kolm, N. 2013. Brains and the city in passerine birds: re-analysis and confirmation of the original result. Biol Lett 9: 20130859.  

Kotrschal, A, Rogell, B, Bundsen, A, Svensson, B, Zajitschek, S, Brännström, I, Immler, S, Maklakov, A & Kolm, N. 2013. The benefit of evolving a larger brain: big-brained guppies perform better in a cognitive task. Anim Behav 86: e4-e6.

Ålund, M, Immler, S, Rice, A & Qvarnström, A. 2013. Low fertility of wild hybrid male flycatchers despite recent divergence. Biol Lett 9:

Hough, J, Immler, S, Barrett, SCH & Otto, SP. 2013. Evolutionarily stable sex ratios and mutation load. Evolution 67: 1915-1925.

Kotrschal, A, Rogell, B, Bundsen, A, Svensson, B, Zajitschek, S, Brannström, B, Immler, S, Maklakov, AA, Kolm, N. Artificial selection on relative brain size in the guppy reveals costs and benefits of evolving a larger brain. Curr Biol 23: 168-171. (Recommended by F1000)

Maklakov, AA, Immler, S, Lovlie, H, Flis, I & Friberg, U. 2013. The effect of sexual harassment on DNA repair in female Drosophila melanogaster. Proc R Soc Lond Ser B 280: 20121874.

Immler, S, Gonzalez-Voyer, A & Birkhead, TR. 2012. Distinct evolutionary patterns of morphometric sperm traits in passerine birds. Proc R Soc Lond B 279: 4174-4182.

Immler, S, Griffith, SC, Zann, R & Birkhead, TR. 2012. Intra-specific variance in sperm morphometry: a comparison between wild and domesticated zebra finches. Ibis 154:480-487.

Immler, S, Arnqvist, G & Otto SP. 2012. Ploidally antagonistic selection maintains stable genetic polymorphism. Evolution 66: 55-65.

Maklakov, AA[, Immler, S[, Gonzalez-Voyer, A, Rönn, J & Kolm, N. 2011. Brains and the city: big-brained passerine birds succeed in urban environments. Biol Lett 7: 730-732. (Recommended by F1000)

Immler, S, Pitnick, S, Parker, GA, Durrant, K, Lüpold, S, Calhim, S & Birkhead, TR. 2011. Resolving variation in the reproductive trade-off between sperm size and number. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 108: 5325-5330.

Immler, S, Hamilton, MB, Poslusny, NJ, Birkhead, TR & Epifanio, 2011. Postmating reproductive barriers in two unidirectionally hybridising sunfish (Centrarchidae: Lepomis). J Evol Biol 24: 111-120.

Parker, GA, Immler, S, Pitnick, S & Birkhead, TR. 2010. Sperm competition games: sperm size (mass) and number in a sperm displacement model. J Theor Biol 264: 1003-1023.

Immler, S, Pryke, SR, Birkhead, TR & Griffith, SC. 2010. Pronounced within-individual plasticity in sperm morphometry across social environments. Evolution 64: 1634-1643.

Immler, S, & Taborsky, M. 2009. Sequential polyandry affords post-mating sexual selection in the mouths of cichlid females. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 63:1219-1230.

Griffith, SC & Immler, S. 2009. Female infidelity and genetic compatibility in birds: the role of the genetically loaded raffle in understanding the function of extrapair paternity. J Avian Biol 40:97-101.

Lüpold, S, Calhim, S, Immler, S Birkhead, TR. 2009. Sperm morphology and sperm velocity in passerine birds. Proc R Soc Lond B 276:1175-1181.

Immler, S.  2008. Sperm competition and sperm cooperation: the potential role of diploid and haploid expression. Reproduction. (Invited review) 135: 275-283.

Immler, S, Calhim, S & Birkhead, TR. 2008. Incrased postcopulatory sexual selection results in reduced intra-male variation of sperm design. Evolution 62:1538-1543.

Pierotti, MER, Knight, ME, Immler, S, Barson, N, Turner GF, Seehausen O. 2008. Individual variation in male mating preferences for female colouration in a colour polymorphic cichlid fish from Lake Malawi. Behav Ecol 19:483-48.

Calhim, S, Immler, S & Birkhead, TR. 2007. Postcopulatory sexual selection is associated with reduced variation in sperm morphology PLoS ONE 2(5): e413

Immler, S, Saint-Jalme, M, Lesobre, L, Sorci, G, Roman, Y & Birkhead, TR. 2007. The evolution of sperm morphometry in pheasants. J Evol Biol 20: 1008-1014.

Birkhead, TR, Jamieson, BGM, Immler, S, & Giusti, F. 2007. Ultrastructure of the unusual spermatozoon of the Northern bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula). Acta Zool 88: 119-128.

Immler, S, Moore, HDM, Breed, WG & Birkhead, TR. 2007. By hook or by crook? Morphometry, competition and cooperation in rodent sperm. PLoS ONE 2(1): e170.

Immler, S & Birkhead, TR. 2007. Sperm competition and sperm midpiece size: no consistent pattern in passerines. Proc R Soc Lond Ser B 274: 561-568.

Birkhead, TR, Immler, S, Pellatt, AJ & Freckleton, R. 2005. Unusual sperm morphology in the Northern bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula). The Auk 123: 383-392.

Immler, S & Birkhead, TR. 2005. A non-invasive method for obtaining spermatozoa from birds. Ibis 147: 827-830.

Immler, S, Mazzoldi, C & Rasotto, MB. 2004. From sneaker to parental male: change of reproductive traits in the black goby, Gobius niger (Teleostei, Gobiidae). J Exp Zool 301A: 177-185.

Book Chapters

Alavioon, G, Marcu, D & Immler, S. 2021. Ch. 20: Within-Ejaculate Sperm Selection and Its Implications for Assisted Reproduction Technologies. In: Björndahl et al (eds). XIIIth International Symposium on Spermatology.

Immler, S. 2019. Next-Gen and the Study of Behaviour. In: Genes and Behaviour: Beyond Nature-Nurture. Hosken, DJ, Hunt, J & Wedell, N (editors). pp. 223-243.

Immler, S. 2013. Sperm competition.  In: Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology. Ed. Jonathan Losos. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199941728-0016

Birkhead, TR & Immler, S. 2006. Making sperm: design, quality control and sperm competition. In: Spermatology, SRF Supplement 65, (Ed. By Roldan, E & Gomendio, M.), pp. 175-181. Nottingham: Nottingham University Press.