Publications

Recent representative articles (full list by Google Scholar below):

Rodriguez-Exposito, E., Garcia-Gonzalez, F., Polak, M. 2018. Individual and interactive effects of genital spine morphology on postcopulatory sexual selection. Submitted

Arnqvist, G., Grieshop, K., Rönn, J., Polak, M., Rowe, L. 2018. Direct and indirect effects of male genital elaboration in females. Submitted

Gray, L.J., Simpson, S.J., Polak, M. 2017. Fruit flies may face a nutrient-dependent life-history trade-off between secondary sexual trait quality, survival and developmental rate. Journal of Insect Physiology 104:60-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2017.11.010  Get the pdf

Polak, M., Simmons, L.W., Benoit, J.B., Ruohonen, K., Simpson, S.J., Solon-Biet, S.M. 2017. Nutritional geometry of paternal effects on embryo mortality. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences. 284: 20171492. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.1492  Get the pdf

Polak, M., Fanson, K.V., Taylor, P.W., Yap, S. 2016. Differential genotypic effects of sexual trait size of offspring mating success and viability. Behavioral Ecology 27:444-451. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arv174  Get the pdf

Hurtado-Gonzales, J.L., Gallaher, W., Warner, A., Polak, M. 2014. Microscale laser surgery demonstrates the grasping function of the male sex comb in Drosophila melanogaster and Drosophila bipectinata. Ethology 120: 1-12. DOI: 10.1111/eth.12316  Get the pdf

Polak, M., Tomkins, J.L. 2013. Developmental selection against developmental instability: A direct demonstration. Biology Letters, 9: 20121081, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2012.1081  Get the pdf

Hotzy, C., Polak, M., Rönn, J.L., Arnqvist, G. 2012. Phenotypic engineering unveils the function of genital morphology. Current Biology 23:2258-2261. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.10.009  Get the pdf