Presidential Professor of Biology

Phone: (405)325-4908
Fax: (405)325-6202

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Current Research Interests and Subject Areas Available for Graduate Research

•Stability of gynogenetic /hybridogenetic mating systems
•Evolution and maintenance of sexual reproduction
•Sexual selection
•Population biology of amphibians and fishes with a focus on conservation biology
•Speciation, especially ecological speciation
•Biology of cave dwellers
•Evolution of Life Histories
•Robotics and Simulations

To learn more about this research, visit Dr. Schlupp's web page.

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. rer. nat., Universität Hamburg

Diploma Biology, Universität Hamburg

Vordiplom Biology, Universität Hamburg



Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas, Section of Integrative Biology




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Selected publications:

  • SCHLUPP,I., MARLER,C. & RYAN,M.J. (1994): Benefit to Male Sailfin Mollies of Mating with Heterospecific Females. Science, 263, 373 - 374.

    Incorporation of subgenomic amounts of DNA as compensation for mutational load in a gynogenetic
    fish. Nature 373, 68 - 71.

  • TOBLER, M. & SCHLUPP,I. (2005) Parasites in sexual and asexual mollies (Poecilia, Poeciliidae,
    Teleostei): a case for the Red Queen? Biol. Letters (1) 166-168.

  • SCHLUPP, I. & PLATH, M. (2005) Male mate choice and sperm allocation in a sexual/asexual mating
    complex of Poecilia (Poeciliidae, Teleostei). Biol. Letters. (1) 169-171.

  • SCHLUPP, I. (2005) The Evolutionary Ecology of Gynogenesis. Annual Reviews of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (36) 399 – 417.

  • PLATH M., RICHTER S, TIEDEMANN R, & SCHLUPP, I. (2008) Male Fish deceive Competitors about Mating Preferences. Current Biology (18) 1138 – 1141.

  • SCHLUPP, I. (2010) Mate choice and the Amazon molly: how sexuality and unisexuality can coexist. J. Heredity (101 Supplement) S55 – S61.

  • BIERBACH, D., GIRNDT, A., HAMFLER, S., KLEIN, M., MÜKSCH, F., PENSHORN, M., SCHWINN, M., ZIMMER, C., SCHLUPP, I., STREIT, B. & PLATH, M. (2011) Male fish use prior knowledge about rivals to adjust their mate choice. Biol. Letters (7), 349–351.

  • CARNES, B. C., RIESCH, R. & SCHLUPP, I. (2011) The delayed impact of parental age on offspring mortality in mice. Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences (67A), 358-365.

  • WOEHRER, M., HOUGEN, D. & SCHLUPP, I. (2012) Sexual Selection, Resource Distribution, and Population Size in Synthetic Sympatric Speciation. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (Artificial Life 13) 137-144.>




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