Great way to start the New Year

As we are all getting ready for a terrific 2018, the latest paper by Amber is now out:

It is a nice follow up study to her seminal paper on clonal recognition in Amazon mollies. Congrats, Amber!

December in London

The weather was distinctly London-like: cool, and rainy. And although the conference room suffered from some heating issues, there were great debates and interactions at the ASAB Wintermeeting in London in early December ( The topic was of great interest to Trai and Ingo, and we were lucky to be among the few presenters for the conference. We had lots of responses to our presentations; clearly the topic of Male Mate Choice is on the rise.

Luckily, there was just enough time to pay a quick visit to the Aquarium of the London Zoo:


Almost Thanksgiving

It is hard to believe, but November is already almost over. We have been very busy with manuscripts and teaching. Trai and Ingo will both attend the ASAB Winter meeting with presentations in early December in London. And we are planing for the upcoming field season!

Ingo collecting in the San Marcos River, Texas. Also trying to blend in……

Tropical Ecology in Cuba

Ingo will be teaching a course  in Cuba. Go to for more info!


Almost November…

Wow, time flies. We were all super-busy with papers and proposals. Trai has submitted to NSF, Rodet to the Whitley Foundation, and Ingo submitted a long review to Current Zoology. Now we need to hope for good news!

New paper out

This is a product of our collaboration with Ralph Tiedemann’s group in Potsdam: A new paper on allele specific gene expression!

Check it out here:



Deadlines looming

We are all busy working on proposals and papers with deadlines coming up!

New Course for Spring of 2018

In the Spring Semester of 2018 Ingo will be teaching a course on Mate Choice

New paper out in Ethology

Elizabeth’s paper on swordtails is now available online here. This was the centerpiece of her Masters Degree work, and also a great collaborative effort with Lloyd Bumm from our Physics Department.


The outdoor season for the fishes in winding down. We are in the process of moving them to their stock tanks inside the Greenhouse. Winters in Norman are not warm enough to keep fishes outside.

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