Office: 510 Mueller Laboratory
BSc 2012 Universidade Vila Velha, Brazil
MSc 2015 Adelphi University
My research interests involve behavior, sexual selection, condition signaling, animal communication and sexual dimorphism. I currently study the evolutionary significance of sexual ornamentation in females by integrating physiology, behavior and phenotype.
Assis BA, Avery JD, Langkilde T. Costs associated with male-typical traits on female lizards: reduced offspring survival and growth. (Speaker: Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 2018, San Francisco, CA).
Assis BA, Swierk L, Langkilde T. Performance offsets reproductive costs in bearded female lizards. (Speaker: Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 2017, New Orleans, LA).
Assis BA, Foellmer M. Determinants of sperm transfer in a highly-dimorphic orb-web spider. (Speaker: International Society of Behavioral Ecology 2014, New York, NY).
Assis BA, Cruz ZMA, Castro R. The latex of Euphorbia milii and its effects on the liver and intestine histology of Rattus norvegicus. (Poster: XII Congresso Brasileiro de Ecotoxicologia 2012, Porto de Galinhas, PE, Brazil).
Assis BA, Foellmer MW. 2019. Optimal ultra-short copulation duration in a sexually cannibalistic spider. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 73:117.
Assis BA, Swierk L, Langkilde T. 2018. Performance, behavior, and offspring morphology may offset reproductive costs of male-typical ornamentation for female lizards. Journal of Zoology 306: 235-242.
Assis BA, Trietsch C, Foellmer M. 2017. Male mate choice based on chemical cues in Acheta domesticus (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). Ecological Entomology 42: 11-17.
Assis BA, Foellmer M. 2016. One size fits all? Determinants of sperm transfer in a highly dimorphic orb-web spider. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29: 1106-1120.