Braulio A. Assis
Office: 327 Mueller Laboratory
PhD in Ecology, Penn State
MSc in Biology, Adelphi University
BSc in Biological Sciences, Universidade Vila Velha, Brazil
I am interested in how sex-specific selection can shape the eco-evolutionary dynamics of natural populations. My work has integrated physiology, morphology, phenotype, and behavior of arthropods and reptiles.
Assis BA, Avery JD, Earley RL, Langkilde T. Fitness costs of maternal ornaments and prenatal corticosterone manifest as reduced offspring survival and sexual ornament expression. Frontiers in Endocrinology 13: 801834.
Assis BA, Avery JD, Tylan C, Engler HI, Earley RL, Langkilde T. 2021. Honest signals and sexual conflict: female lizards carry undesirable indicators of quality. Ecology and Evolution 11(12):7647-7659.
Assis BA, Jarrett BJM, Koscky G, Langkilde T, Avery JD. 2020. Plastic sexual ornaments: assessing temperature effects on color metrics in a color-changing reptile. PLOS One 15(5): e0233221.
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.