Publications

Immler, S. 2018. The sperm factor: paternal impact beyond genes. Heredity in press.

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: early online.

Alavioon, A, Hotzy, C, Nakhro, K, Rudolf, S, Scofield, D, Zajitschek, S, Maklakov, M & Immler, S. 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. 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

Immler, S. Sperm competition. 2013. 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.