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Faculty Member

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:

Schlupp, I. (2021) Male Choice, Female Competition, and Female Ornaments in Sexual Selection. ISBN: 9780198818946, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Rodriguez-Silva, R. and Schlupp, I. (2021) Biogeography of the West Indies: a complex scenario for species radiations in terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Ecology and Evolution,

Makowicz, A. M., Murray, L. and Schlupp, I. (2020) Size, species, and audience type influence heterospecific female-female competition. Animal Behaviour (159) 47 – 58.

Varela, S., Matos, M. and Schlupp, I. (2018) The role of mate-choice copying in speciation and hybridization. Biol. Rev. 93: 1304-1322. doi: 10.1111/brv.12397.

Zhu, F., Schlupp, I. and Tiedemann, R. (2017) Allele-specific expression at the androgen receptor alpha gene in a hybrid unisexual fish, the Amazon molly (Poecilia formosa). PLoS One 12(10): e0186411.

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.

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

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.