You can laugh at my paltry number of citations here

Tom Price office photo closeup 4

This is me, slightly hysterical, after realising I’d had to write 143 versions of a paper before managing to get it accepted (it is the Price et al 2014 Proc B paper)…



Verspoor, R. L., Hurst, G. D. D. & Price T. A. R. (2016) The ability to gain matings, not sperm competition, reduces the success of males carrying a selfish genetic element in a fly. Animal Behaviour 115, 207-215
AK Lindholm, KA Dyer, RC Firman, L Fishman, W Forstmeier, L Holman, Johannesson, H., Knief, U., Kokko, H., Larracuente, A. M., Manser, A., Montchamp-Moreau, C., Petrosyan, V. G., Pomiankowski, A., Presgraves, D. C., Safronova, L. C., Sutter, A., Unckless, R. L., Verspoor, R. L., Wedell, N., Wilkinson, G. S., Price, T. A. R. (2016) The ecology and evolutionary dynamics of meiotic drive. Trends in ecology & evolution 31 (4), 315-326


Maguire, C., Lizé, A. & Price T. A. R. (2015) Assessment of rival males through the use of multiple sensory cues in the fruitfly Drosophila pseudoobscura. Plos One, e0123058.

Taylor, M. L., Skeats, A., Wilson, A., Price, T. A. R. & Wedell, N. (2015) Opposite environmental and genetic influences on body size in North American Drosophila pseudoobscura. BMC Evol Biol 15, 51.

Verspoor, R., Cuss, M. & Price, T.A.R. (2015) Age based mate choice in the monandrous fruitfly Drosophila subobscura. Anim Behav, 102, 199-207.

Verspoor, R., Heys, C. & Price, T.A.R. (2015) Dyeing insects for behavioural assays: the mating behaviour of anaesthetised Drosophila. J Visualised Exp, 98, e52645.

Nakayama, S., Parratt, S., Hutchence, K., Lewis, Z., Price, T.A.R., & Hurst, G.D.D. (2015) Can maternally inherited endosymbionts adapt to a novel host? Heredity, 114, 539-543 doi: 10.1038/hdy.2014.112

Holman, L., Price, T.A.R., Wedell, N. & H. Kokko. (2015) Coevolutionary dynamics of polyandry and sex-linked meiotic drive. Evolution, 69, 709-720.

Wedell, N. & Price, T. A. R. (2015) Selfish genetic elements and sexual selection. Book chapter in: What’s Left of Sexual Selection? Behavioural Ecology and Animal Aesthetics. Ed. Thierry Hoquet.



Holman, L., & Price T.A.R. (2014) Even more functions of sperm RNA: a response to Hosken and Hodgson. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 29: 648-649

Herrera, P., Taylor, M.L., Skeats, A., Price, T.A.R. and Wedell, N. (2014) Can patterns of chromosome inversions in Drosophila pseudoobscura predict polyandry across a geographical cline? Ecology & Evolution 4: 3072-3081. 10.1002/ece3.1165.

Taylor, M.L., Price, T.A.R. and Wedell, N. (2014) Polyandry in nature: a global analysis. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 29: 376-383. 10.1016/j.tree.2014.04.005

Lizé, A., Price, T. A. R., Heys, C., Lewis, Z. & Hurst, G. D. D. (2014) The extreme cost of rivalry in a monandrous species: male-male interactions result in failure to acquire mates and reduced longevity. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, series B, 281: 20140631.

Price, T. A. R., Bretman, A., Gradilla, A. C., Reger, J., Taylor, M. L., Giraldo-Perez, P., Campbell, A., Hurst, G. D. D. & Wedell, N. (2014) Polyandry controls population sex ratio via regulation of a selfish gene. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, series B, 281: 20133259. 

Bretman, A., Lizé, A., Walling, C. A., Price, T. A. R. (2014). The heritability of mating behaviour in a fly and its plasticity in response to the threat of sperm competition. Plos One 9: e90236. 10.1371/journal.pone.0090236



Fisher, D.N., Doff, R. J., Price, T. A. R. (2013). True polyandry and pseudopolyandry: why does a monandrous fly remate? BMC Evolutionary Biology 13: 157



Price, T. A. R., Lizé, A., Marcello, M. & Bretman, A. (2012) Experience of mating rivals causes males to modulate sperm transfer in the fly Drosophila pseudoobscura. Journal of Insect Physiology, 58, 1669–1675. 10.1016/j.insphys.2012.10.008

Lizé, A., Price, T. A. R., Marcello, M., Smaller, E. A., Lewis, Z. & Hurst, G. D. D. (2012) Males do not prolong copulations in response to competitor males in the polyandrous fly Drosophila bifasciata. Physiological Entomology, 37, 227-232. 10.1111/j.1365-3032.2012.00836.x

Price, T. A. R., Lewis, Z., Smith, D. T., Hurst, G. D. D. & Wedell, N. (2012) No evidence of mate discrimination against males carrying a sex ratio distorter in Drosophila pseudoobscura. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 66, 561-568. 10.1007/s00265-011-1304-1

Price, T. A. R., Hoskyn, R. C., Rapley, H., Evans, J. C. & Wedell, N. (2012) No evidence that temperature-related fertility differences influence the distribution of a selfish genetic element. Functional Ecology, 26, 657-665. 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2012.01971.x

Price, T. A. R., & Hosken, D. J.  (2012) Why good dads win. Current Biology (Comment), 22, R135-137. 10.1016/j.cub.2012.01.020



Price, T. A. R., Lewis, Z., Smith, D. T., Hurst, G. D. D. & Wedell, N. (2011) Remating in the laboratory reflects rates of polyandry in the wild. Animal Behaviour, 82, 1381-1386. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.09.022

Smith, D. T., Hosken, D. J., Rostant, W. G., Yeo, M., Griffin, R. M., Bretman, A., Price, T. A. R., ffrench-Constant, R. H., Wedell, N. (2011) DDT resistance, epistasis and male fitness in flies. J. Evolutionary Biology, 24, 1351-1362. 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02271.x

House, C. M., Bleakley, B. H., Walling, C. A., Price, T. A. R., Stamper, C. E. and Moore, A. J. (2011) The influence of maternal effects on indirect benefits associated with polyandry. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 278, 1177-1182.



Price, T. A. R., Hurst, G. D. D. & Wedell, N. (2010) Polyandry prevents extinction. Current Biology, 20, 471-475. 10.1016/jcub.2010.01.050



Hosken, D. J. & Price, T. A. R., (2009) Genital evolution: the traumas of sex. Current Biology (Comment), 19, R519-521. 10.1016/j.cub.2009.05.020

Price, T. A. R., Lewis, Z., Smith, D. T., Hurst, G. D. D. & Wedell, N. (2009) Sex ratio drive promotes sexual conflict and sexual coevolution in the fly Drosophila pseudoobscura. Evolution, 64, 1504-1509. 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00896.x

Price, T. A. R., Lewis, Z. & Wedell, N. (2009) Sperm dumping as a defence against meiotic drive. Journal of Biology, 8, 6.



Price, T. A. R., Hodgson, D. J., Lewis, Z., Hurst, G. D. D. & Wedell, N. (2008) Selfish genetic elements promote polyandry. Science, 322: 1241-1243. 10.1126/science.1163766

Lewis, Z., Price, T. A. R. & Wedell, N. (2008) Sperm competition, immunity, selfish genes and cancer. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 65, 3241-3254. 10.1007/s00018-008-8238-4

Price, T. A. R., Bretman A. J., Snook, R. R., Hurst, G. D. D. & Wedell, N. (2008) Sex ratio distorter reduces sperm competitive ability in an insect. Evolution, 62-7: 1644-1652. 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00386.x

Avent, T., Price, T. A. R., & Wedell, N. (2008) Age-based mate choice in the fruit fly Drosophila pseudoobscura. Animal Behaviour, 75, 1413-1421. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2007.09.015

Price, T. A. R. & Wedell, N. (2008) Do selfish genetic elements reduce male fertility? Genetica, 132: 295-307.  10.1007/s10709-007-9173-2



Price, T. A. R. & Hosken, D. J. (2007) Good males are bad females. Current Biology (Comment), 17, R168-170. 10.1016/j.cub.2007.01.002


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