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Ingo Schlupp

Ingo Schlupp

Presidential Professor, Biology Richards Hall 112 & 106 405-325-4908 Ph.D., Biology - University of Hamburg, 1995


Research in my group is interested in a number of concepts, including the interplay of sensory biology and behavior. We are especially interested in how the social context influences decision making.

Selected Publications:

Makowicz, A., Tanner, J. C., Dumas, E., Siler, C. D., and Schlupp, I. (2016) Pre-existing biases for swords in mollies (Poecilia). Behavioral Ecology 27:175-184.

Makowicz, A. and Schlupp, I. (2015) Effects of female-female aggression in a sexual/unisexual species complex. Ethology 121: 903-914.

Eskridge, B. E., Valle, E., and Schlupp, I. (2015) Emergence of leadership within a homogeneous group. PLoS One doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134222.

Bierbach, D., Girndt, A., Hamfler, S., Klein, M., Müksch, F., Penshorn, M., Schwinn, M., Zimmer, C., Schlupp, I., Streit, B. and Plath, M. (2011) Male fish use prior knowledge about rivals to adjust their mate choice. Biol. Lett. 7: 349–351.

Schlupp, I. (2009) Behavior of fishes in the sexual/unisexual mating system of the Amazon molly (Poecilia formosa). Adv. Study Behav. 39: 153-183.

Plath, M., Richter, S, Tiedemann, R, and Schlupp, I. (2008) Male fish deceive competitors about mating preferences. Curr. Biol. 18: 1138 - 1141.

Plath, M., Blum, D., Schlupp, I. and Tiedemann, R. (2008) Audience effect alters mating preferences in a livebearing fish, the Atlantic molly (Poecilia mexicana). Anim. Behav. 75: 21-29.

Plath, M., Makowicz, A. M., Schlupp, I., and Tobler, M. (2007) Sexual harassment in livebearing fishes (Poeciliidae): comparing courting and non-courting species. Behav. Ecol. 18: 680-688.

Schlupp, I. and Plath, M. (2005) Male mate choice and sperm allocation in a sexual/asexual mating complex of Poecilia (Poeciliidae, Teleostei). Biol. Lett. 1: 169-171.

Schlupp, I., Marler, C. and Ryan, M. J. (1994) Benefit to male sailfin mollies of mating with heterospecific females. Science 263: 373-374.