Tommaso Pizzari

Tommaso Pizzari

Research Interests

Sexual selection, sexual conflict and inter-sexual coevolution are powerful but little understood evolutionary forces, driving some of the most spectacular examples of radiation and exaggeration. My research group is interested in studying mechanisms and the evolutionary ecology implications of sexual selection, at multiple levels: from the structure of socio-sexual networks to the complex interactions between sperm cells, seminal fluid peptides, bacteria and the female reproductive tract. We use the red junglefowl, the wild ancestor of the domestic chicken, as the main experimental system, and we are also open to empirical studies of other organisms, theoretical and comparative approaches.

Associated Research Streams

sexual selection, sexual conflict, social behaviour, mating systems, gallus

Tommaso Pizzari

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    Department of Zoology
    University of Oxford
    Zoology Research and Administration Building
    11a Mansfield Road
    Oxford OX1 3SZ

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