Dr Stuart Wigby

Research Fellow, Department of Zoology


Dr Wigby is broadly interested in the evolutionary biology of reproduction. His research covers sexual selection, sexual conflict, speciation, sperm competition, mating and immunity, life history and ageing. He uses the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as a model organism to investigate these topics. His current main research questions are: 1) Why are sex and ageing linked? 2) Why do some individuals have more mates than others?