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 Dr. Oliver Yves MARTIN 
 

 ETH Zürich 
 Dept. of Biology 

address:
 Institute for Integrative Biology (IBZ) 
 Dept. of Environmental Systems Science D-USYS 
 CHN E 19.2 
 Universitätstrasse 16 
 CH-8092 Zürich 
 Switzerland 
 oliver.martin at env.ethz.ch 
 
 personal homepages 



 
 Research interests 
 
(male intromittent organ in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum) 

        My main research interests centre on sexual selection and sexual conflict, both at the individual level (e.g. mating behaviour, fitness consequences) and at the population level (reproductive isolation, trait divergence). I have also worked on various facets of sperm competition (e.g. strategic ejaculation), the impact of stressful conditions (elevated temperaturestarvation) on reproductive success, consequences of inbreeding, and on mating costs in both sexes. Experimental tests of sexual selection and speciation theory are at the core of my research and I have worked on various insect and spider systems. Rapidly breeding arthropod models are very useful for such purposes and experimental evolution represents a particularly potent research tool for investigating coevolution. Key reproductive traits involved in pre- and postcopulatory sexual selection and the involvement of these traits in causing reproductive barriers are a further primary focus. My research also encompasses the fascinating interactions between bacterial endosymbionts such as Wolbachia and their arthropod hosts. These microbes may act as reproductive parasites and significantly alter host reproduction. Within the above framework, the potential combined impacts of sexual selection/conflict and endosymbionts (and other parasites, e.g. Nosema) on reproductive traits and speciation are a particular focus
        My current research is aimed at addressing how sexual selection/conflict affect biodiversity by driving reproductive isolation or increasing the likelihood of extinction (a research area that generates constant interest and debate). We are also investigating how environmental change (e.g. elevated temperatures) affects the above coevolutionary processes and further impacts directly on individual and population fitness. Although the effects of the above processes are all theoretically well-founded, their importance remains highly controversial, mainly because direct empirical support is rare. The above issues have mainly been investigated thanks to Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) funding (three grants 2008 to 2013SNF Ambizione 'Evolutionary conflicts and their impact on speciation'; SNF Ambizione follow-up grant; SNF standard research grant 'Sexual selection, environmental change & the risk of extinction').



 Career 


Current position:

2013 – 

Senior Researcher/Lecturer, Department of Biology, ETH Zürich



Previous career history: 

2008 – 2013
SNF Ambizione group leader (ETH Zürich): 'Evolutionary conflicts and their impact on speciation'. [Ambizione grant + 2-year follow-up grant to O. Y. Martin]
2005 – 2008
NERC-funded Senior Research Associate at the University of East Anglia: 'Sexual selection and reproductive isolation in the flour beetle Tribolium castaneum'. [research grant to M. Gage, B. Emerson & O.Y. Martin]
2003 – 2005 
SNF Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of East Anglia: 'Coevolution of male and female reproductive characters'. [SNF grant + 1-year extension to O. Y. Martin]
2000 – 2003 
PhD Zoology (Zoological Museum of the University of Zürich): 'Sex and Flies: an Investigation of Sexual Conflict in Dung Flies'. With D.J. Hosken & P. I. Ward.
1994 – 1999
Studies in Biology and Diploma in Zoology with secondary subjects Anthropology and Biomathematics (University of Zürich). Diploma thesis: 'The mystacial vibrissae – morphological, functional, systematic and ecological aspects'. With M. Haffner & V. Ziswiler.


 
 Publications 

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Peer-reviewed research articles or reviews unless otherwise specified. Press on journal names to link to paper (if subscribed) or request reprints via email. Some articles are  OPEN ACCESS  or FREE to access.

    

55. Sales, K, T. Trent, J. GardnerA.J. Lumley, R. Vasudeva, L. Michalczyk, O.Y. Martin & M.J.G. Gage (2018). Experimental evolution with an insect model reveals that homosexual behaviour occurs due to inaccurate mate choice. Animal Behaviour139: 51-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2018.03.004   OPEN ACCESS  
Altmetric score: 131 (as of 20.06.18; "Puts article in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric"; Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#26 of 3,717)see: LINK
Journal impact factors: (5-year) 3.423; (2014) 3.137(2013) 3.068; (2012) 3.068; (2011) 3.493                                                     
Journal eigenfactor: 0.038329; article influence 1.2712


54. Godwin, J.L., R. Vasudeva, L. Michalczyk, O.Y. Martin, A.J. Lumley, T. Chapman & M.J.G. Gage (2017). Experimental evolution reveals that sperm competition intensity selects for longer, more costly sperm. Evolution Letters, 1: 102-113. DOI: 10.1002/evl3.13   OPEN ACCESS   
Altmetric score: 29

53. Martin, O.Y.L. Michalczyk, A.L. Millard, B.C. Emerson & M.J.G. Gage (2017). Lack of support for Rensch’s rule in an intraspecific test using red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum) populations. Insect Science, 24: 133-140. DOI: 10.1111/1744-7917.12272
Journal impact factors: (5-year) 1.759; (2014) 2.144(2013) 1.514; (2012) 1.786; (2011) 1.103                                           
Journal eigenfactor: 0.001913; article influence 0.3465

52. 
  • Lumley, 
  • A.J., 
  • L. Michalczyk,
  • J.J.N. Kitson,
  • L.G. Spurgin,
  • C.A. Morrison,
  • J.L. Godwin,
  • M.E. Dickinson,
  • O.Y. Martin,
  • B.C. Emerson,
  • T. Chapman
  • & M.J.G. Gage (2015). 
  • Sexual selection protects against extinction. Nature, 522: 470-473. DOI: 10.1038/nature14419
    Altmetric score: 476 (as of 14.12.16)
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 41.296; (2014) 41.456(2013) 42.351; (2012) 38.597; (2011) 36.280                                              
      Journal eigenfactor: 1.65524; article influence 20.375

    51. Hangartner, S., L. Michalczyk, M.J.G. Gage O.Y. Martin (2015). Experimental removal of sexual selection leads to decreased investment in an immune component in female Tribolium castaneum. Infection, Genetics & Evolution, 33: 212-218. DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2015.05.005 
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 3.031; (2014) 3.015(2013) 3.264; (2012) 2.768; (2011) 3.128                                                   
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.009152; article influence 0.8633

    50. Goodacre, S.L., C. Fricke & O.Y. Martin (2015). A screen for bacterial endosymbionts in the model organisms Tribolium castaneumT. confusumCallosobruchus maculatus and related species. Insect Science, 22: 165-177. DOI: 10.1111/1744-7917.12096
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 1.759; (2014) 2.144; (2013) 1.514; (2012) 1.786; (2011) 1.103                                           
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.001913; article influence 0.3465

    49. Alexander, H.K., G. Martin, O.Y. Martin & S. Bonhoeffer (2014). Evolutionary rescue: linking theory for conservation and medicine. Evolutionary Applications, 7: 1161-1179. DOI: 10.1111/eva.12221   OPEN ACCESS  (CC BY 3.0)
    Altmetric score: 10
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 4.556; (2014) 3.896(2013) 4.569; (2012) 4.153; (2011) 4.916                                          
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.005832; article influence 2.5237

    48. Grazer, V.M., M. Demont, L. Michalczyk, M.J.G. Gage O.Y. Martin (2014). Environmental quality alters female costs and benefits of evolving under enforced monogamyBMC Evolutionary Biology, 14: 21. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-14-21   Highly Accessed   (total accesses to the article as of 10.12.15: 2683)  OPEN ACCESS   (CC BY 2.0)
    Altmetric score: 3
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 3.847; (2014) 3.368(2013) 3.407; (2012) 3.285; (2011) 3.52                                                    
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.047103; article influence 1.8332

    47. Sbilordo, S.H. & O.Y. Martin (2014). Pre- and postcopulatory sexual selection act in concert to determine male reproductive success in Tribolium castaneum. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 112: 67-75. DOI: 10.1111/bij.12262
    Altmetric score: 2
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 2.319; (2014) 2.264; (2013) 2.535; (2012) 2.413; (2011) 2.193                                                     
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.014576; article influence 0.8244

    46. Scharf, I., S.H. Sbilordo & O.Y. Martin (2014). Cold tolerance in flour beetle species differing in body size and selection temperature. Physiological Entomology, 39: 80-87DOI: 10.1111/phen.12050
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 1.307; (2014) 1.416(2013) 1.434; (2012) 1.417; (2011) 1.330                                          
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.002274; article influence 0.475

    45. Kerstes, N.A.G. O.Y. Martin (2014). Insect host-parasite coevolution in the light of experimental evolution. Insect Science, 21: 401-414. DOI: 10.1111/1744-7917.12064
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 1.759; (2014) 2.144(2013) 1.514; (2012) 1.786; (2011) 1.103                                                
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.001913; article influence 0.3465

    44. Demont, M., V.M. Grazer, L. Michalczyk, A.L. Millard, S.H. Sbilordo, B.C. Emerson, M.J.G. Gage & O.Y. Martin (2014). Experimental removal of sexual selection reveals adaptations to polyandry in both sexes. Evolutionary Biology, 41: 62-70DOI: 10.1007/s11692-013-9246-3 
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 3.265; (2014) 2.606(2013) 3.268; (2012) 2.386; (2011) 3.611                                                   
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.001983; article influence 1.2575

    43. Scharf, I. O.Y. Martin (2013). Same-sex sexual behavior in insects and arachnids: prevalence, causes and consequences. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 67: 1719-1730. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-013-1610-x [PRESS RELEASE
        Altmetric score91 (as of 20.06.18; "Puts article in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric"; Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#22 of 1,861)see: LINK
         - one of the 10 most frequently downloaded papers that were published in this journal in 2013 
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 2.929; (2014) 2.350(2013) 3.049; (2012) 2.752; (2011) 3.179                                                
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.019365; article influence 1.1353

    42. Hangartner, S., S.H. Sbilordo, L. Michalczyk, M.J.G. Gage O.Y. Martin (2013). Are there genetic trade-offs between immune and reproductive investments in Tribolium castaneumInfection, Genetics & Evolution, 19: 45-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2013.06.007
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 3.031; (2014) 3.015(2013) 3.264; (2012) 2.768; (2011) 3.128                                                   
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.009152; article influence 0.8633

    41. Martin, O.Y. (2013). Sexual selection constrains adaptation. Journal of Experimental Biology, 216: iv. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.090225 [outside JEB articleFREE
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 3.345; (2014) 2.897(2013) 3.002; (2012) 3.236; (2011) 3.00                                                     
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.046157; article influence 1.1362

    40. Martin, O.Y., N. Puniamoorthy, A. Gubler, C. Wimmer, C. Germann & M.V. Bernasconi (2013). Infections with the microbe Cardinium in the Dolichopodidae and other Empidoidea. Journal of Insect Science, 13: 47. DOI: 10.1673/031.013.4701  OPEN ACCESS   (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US) 
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 1.294; (2014) 1.025(2013) 0.921; (2012) 0.875; (2011) 0.947                                                   
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.003198; article influence 0.3783

    39. Scharf, I., F. Peter & O.Y. Martin (2013). Reproductive tradeoffs and direct costs for males in arthropods. Evolutionary Biology, 40: 169-184. DOI: 10.1007/s11692-012-9213-4 supplementary material 
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 3.265; (2014) 2.606(2013) 3.268; (2012) 2.386; (2011) 3.611                                                   
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.001983; article influence 1.2575

    38. Kerstes, N.A.G., C. Berenos & O.Y. Martin (2013). Coevolving parasites and population size shape the evolution of mating behaviour. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13: 29. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-13-29   Highly Accessed   (total accesses to the article as of 10.12.15: 3736  OPEN ACCESS   (CC BY 2.0)
    Altmetric score: 3
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 3.847; (2014) 3.368(2013) 3.407; (2012) 3.285; (2011) 3.52                                                    
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.047103; article influence 1.8332

    37. Goodacre, S.L. & O.Y. Martin (2013). Endosymbiont infections in spiders. In: Spider Ecophysiology (Nentwig, W., ed.), Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 93-105. [book chapter]

    36. Martin, O.Y., N. Puniamoorthy, A. Gubler, C. Wimmer & M.V. Bernasconi (2013). Infections with Wolbachia, Rickettsia and Spiroplasma in the Dolichopodidae and other Empidoidea. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 13: 317-330. DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2012.11.005
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 3.031; (2014) 3.015(2013) 3.264; (2012) 2.768; (2011) 3.128                                                    
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.009152; article influence 0.8633

    35. 
    Sbilordo, S.H., O.Y. Martin & G. Ribi (2012). Chromosome inheritance and reproductive barriers in backcrosses between two hybridizing Viviparus snail species. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 78: 357-363. DOI: 10.1093/mollus/eys023  supplementary data
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 1.618; (2014) 1.362(2013) 1.495; (2012) 1.358; (2011) 1.227                                                    
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.002539; article influence 0.5768

    34. 
    Grazer, V.M. & O.Y. Martin (2012). Investigating Climate Change and Reproduction: Experimental Tools from Evolutionary Biology. Biology, 1: 411-438.  (part of special issue 'Biological Implications of Climate Change' DOI: 10.3390/biology1020411  OPEN ACCESS  (CC BY 3.0)
    (New journal)

    33.
    Demont, M., O.Y. Martin & L.F. Bussière (2012). Wild yellow dung fly females may not select sperm based on dung pat microclimate but could nevertheless benefit from polyandry. Evolutionary Ecology, 26: 715-731. DOI: 10.1007/s10682-011-9519-1

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 2.553; (2014) 2.517(2013) 2.372; (2012) 2.407; (2011) 2.453                                                     

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.006424; article influence 1.0845


    32.
    Grazer, V.M. & O.Y. Martin (2012). Elevated temperature changes female costs and benefits of reproductionEvolutionary Ecology 26: 625-637DOI: 10.1007/s10682-011-9508-4
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 2.553; (2014) 2.517(2013) 2.372; (2012) 2.407; (2011) 2.453
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.006424; article influence 1.0845

    31.
    Martin, O.Y., A. Gubler, C. Wimmer, C. Germann & M.V. Bernasconi (2012). Infections with Wolbachia and Spiroplasma in the Scathophagidae and other Muscoidea. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 12: 315-323. DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2011.11.012
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 3.031; (2014) 3.015(2013) 3.264; (2012) 2.768; 3.128                                                                
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.009152; article influence 0.8633

    30. Goodacre, S.L. O.Y. Martin (2012). Modification of insect and arachnid behaviours by vertically acquired endosymbionts: infections as drivers of behavioural change and evolutionary novelty. Insects, 3: 246-261. (part of special issue on 'Symbiosis: A Source of Evolutionary Innovation in Insects') DOI: 10.3390/insects3010246   OPEN ACCESS  (CC BY 3.0)
    (New journal)

    29.
     
    Demont, M., C.C. Buser, O.Y. Martin & L.F. Bussière (2011). Natural levels of polyandry: differential sperm storage and temporal changes in sperm competition intensity in wild yellow dung flies. Functional Ecology, 25: 1079-1090. Author summary DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2011.01861.x
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 5.278; (2014) 4.828(2013) 4.857; (2012) 4.861; (2011) 4.567                                                       
    Journal eigenfactor: 0.023668; article influence 1.9377

    28Michalczyk, L., A.L. Millard, O.Y. Martin, A.J. Lumley, B.C. Emerson, T. Chapman & M.J.G. Gage (2011). Inbreeding promotes female promiscuity. Science, 333: 1739-1742. [PRESS RELEASEDOI: 10.1126/science.1207314
    Altmetric score: 41
    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 35.263; (2014) 33.611(2013) 31.477; (2012) 31.027; (2011) 31.20                                                    
    Journal eigenfactor: 1.41162; article influence 17.5248

    27. Sbilordo, S.H., V.M. Grazer, M. Demont & O.Y. Martin (2011). Impacts of starvation on male reproductive success in Tribolium castaneumEvolutionary Ecology Research, 13: 347-359

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 1.089; (2014) 0.896(2013) 0.752; (2012) 0.921; (2011) 1.029                                                        

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.004891; article influence 0.6684


    26Michalczyk, L., A.L. Millard, O.Y. MartinA.J. Lumley, B.C. Emerson & M.J.G. Gage (2011). Experimental evolution exposes female and male responses to sexual selection and conflict in Tribolium castaneumEvolution, 65: 713-724. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2010.01174.x 

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 5.251; (2014) 4.612(2013) 4.659; (2012) 4.864; (2011) 5.146                                                       

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.05569; article influence 2.4312


    25. Michalczyk, L., O.Y. Martin, A.L. Millard, B.C. Emerson & M.J.G. Gage (2010). Inbreeding depresses sperm competitiveness, but not fertilization or mating success in male Tribolium castaneum. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (Biological Sciences), 277: 3483-3491. [PRESS RELEASE] DOI10.1098/rspb.2010.0514   FREE

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 5.648; (2014) 5.051(2013) 5.292; (2012) 5.683; (2011) 5.415                                                        

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.096142; article influence 2.4542


    24. Martin. O.Y. (2010). Sperm Wars: The Movie. Journal of Experimental Biology, 213(19): iv-a. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.036715  [outside JEB article] FREE 

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 3.345; (2014) 2.897(2013) 3.002; (2012) 3.236; (2011) 3.00                                                          

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.046157; article influence 1.1362


    23. Fricke, C., O.Y. Martin, A. Bretman, L.F. Bussière & T. Chapman (2010). Sperm competitive ability and indices of lifetime reproductive success. Evolution 64: 2746-2757supporting information DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2010.01022.x 

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 5.251; (2014) 4.612(2013) 4.659; (2012) 4.864; (2011) 5.146                                                        

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.05569; article influence 2.4312


    22. Sbilordo, S.H., O.Y. Martin & P.I. Ward (2010). The karyotype of the yellow dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria, a model organism in studies of sexual selection. Journal of Insect Science, 10: 118, available online: insectscience.org/10.118. DOI: 10.1673/031.010.11801   OPEN ACCESS   (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US) 

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 1.294; (2014) 1.025(2013) 0.921; (2012) 0.875; (2011) 0.947                                                        

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.003198; article influence 0.3783


    21. Martin, O.Y. (2010). Sperm Biology: An Evolutionary Perspective. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 159: 813-815. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2010.00658.x  [book review] FREE

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 2.828; (2014) 2.717(2013) 2.658; (2012) 2.583; (2011) 2.433                                                       

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.006746; article influence 0.9335


    20. Martin, O.Y. (2010). Male moths hijack bats calls to catch a mate. Journal of Experimental Biology213(11): vii. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.044529 [outside JEB articleFREE 

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 3.345; (2014) 2.897(2013) 3.002; (2012) 3.236; (2011) 3.00                                                        

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.046157; article influence 1.1362


    19. *Goodacre, S.L., *O.Y. Martin, *D. Bonte, L. Hutchings, C. Woolley, K. Ibrahim, C.F. George Thomas & G.M. Hewitt (2009). Microbial modification of host long-distance dispersal capacity. BMC Biology, 7:32. [*equal contributors; PRESS RELEASE] DOI: 10.1186/1741-7007-7-32

      Highly Accessed   (total accesses to the article as of 10.12.15: 7258  OPEN ACCESS   (CC BY 2.0)

    Altmetric score: 11

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 7.210; (2014) 7.984(2013) 7.431; (2012) 6.531; (2011) 5.75                                                        

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.016723; article influence 2.7799


    18. Hosken, D.J., O.Y. Martin, S. Wigby, T. Chapman & D.J. Hodgson (2009). Sexual conflict and reproductive isolation in flies. Biology Letters, 5: 697-699(part of special issue on 'Sexual conflict and sex allocation: evolutionary principles and mechanisms' for Darwin 200) DOI10.1098/rsbl.2009.0066  FREE

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 3.670; (2014) 3.248(2013) 3.425; (2012) 3.348; (2011) 3.762                                                      

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.02992; article influence 1.7227


    17. Martin, O.Y. D.J. Hosken (2009). Longevity and developmental stability in the dung fly Sepsis cynipsea, as affected by the ectoparasitic mite, Pediculoides mesembrinaeJournal of Insect Science, 9: 66, available online: insectscience.org/9.66.  DOI: 10.1673/031.009.6601

      OPEN ACCESS   (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US) 

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 1.294; (2014) 1.025(2013) 0.921; (2012) 0.875; (2011) 0.947                                                      

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.003198; article influence 0.3783


    16. Martin, O.Y. (2009). Sexual selection: Selfish genetic element encourages polyandry. Current Biology, 19: R129-131. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.12.020 FREE [dispatch] 

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 10.134; (2014) 9.571(2013) 9.916; (2012) 9.494; (2011) 9.647                                                    

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.186069; article influence 5.8882


    15. Martin, O.Y. & S.L. Goodacre (2009). Widespread infections with the bacterial endosymbiont Cardinium in arachnids. Journal of Arachnology, 37: 106-108. DOI: 10.1636/SH08-05.1 FREE

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 0.740; (2014) 0.624(2013) 0.975; (2012) 0.729; (2011) 0.626                                                      

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.001458; article influence 0.2215


    14. Martin, O.Y. & M. Demont (2008). Reproductive traits: Evidence for sexually selected sperm. Current Biology, 18: R 79-81. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2007.11.031 FREE [dispatch] 

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 10.134; (2014) 9.571(2013) 9.916; (2012) 9.494; (2011) 9.647                                                    

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.186069; article influence 5.8882


    13. Martin, O.Y. & M.J.G. Gage (2007). Evolutionary conflicts: Rapid suppression of a male-killer. Current Biology, 17: R849-851. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2007.07.049 FREE [dispatch]

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 10.134; (2014) 9.571(2013) 9.916; (2012) 9.494; (2011) 9.647                                                    

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.186069; article influence 5.8882


    12. Goodacre, S.L., O.Y. Martin, C.F.G. Thomas & G.M. Hewitt (2006). Wolbachia and other endosymbiont infections in spiders. Molecular Ecology, 15: 517-527. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2005.02802.x

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 6.330; (2014) 6.494(2013) 5.840; (2012) 6.275; (2011) 5.522                                                    

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.07334; article influence 2.0817


    11. Martin, O.Y. & D.J. Hosken (2004). Reproductive consequences of population divergence through sexual conflict. Current Biology, 14: 906-910. [PRESS RELEASEDOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2004.04.043

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 10.134; (2014) 9.571(2013) 9.916; (2012) 9.494; (2011) 9.647                                                   

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.186069; article influence 5.8882


    10. Martin, O.Y. & D.J. Hosken (2004). Copulation reduces male but not female longevity in Saltella sphondylli (Diptera: Sepsidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 17: 357-362. DOI: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.2003.00668.x FREE

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 3.538; (2014) 3.232(2013) 3.483; (2012) 3.479; (2011) 3.276                                                    

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.032238; article influence 1.5681


    09. Martin, O.Y., D.J. Hosken & P.I. Ward (2004). Postcopulatory sexual selection decreases female fitness in Scathophaga stercoraria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (Biological Sciences), 271: 353-359. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2003.2588 FREE

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 5.648; (2014) 5.051(2013) 5.292; (2012) 5.683; (2011) 5.415                                                    

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.096142; article influence 2.4542


    08. Hosken, D.J., O.Y. Martin, J. Born & F. Huber (2003). Sexual conflict in Sepsis cynipsea: female reluctance, fertility and mate choice. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 16: 485-490. DOI: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.2003.00537.x FREE

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 3.538; (2014) 3.232(2013) 3.483; (2012) 3.479; (2011) 3.276                                                    

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.032238; article influence 1.5681


    07. Martin, O.Y. & D.J. Hosken (2003). Costs and benefits of evolving under experimentally enforced polyandry or monogamy. Evolution, 57: 2765-2772. DOI: 10.1111/j.0014-3820.2003.tb01518.x

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 5.251; (2014) 4.612(2013) 4.659; (2012) 4.864; (2011) 5.146                                                    

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.05569; article influence 2.4312


    06. Martin, O.Y. & D.J. Hosken (2003). The evolution of reproductive isolation through sexual conflict. Nature, 423: 979-982. [PRESS RELEASEDOI: 10.1038/nature01752

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 41.296; (2014) 41.456(2013) 42.351; (2012) 38.597; (2011) 36.280                                              

    Journal eigenfactor: 1.65524; article influence 20.375


    05. Martin, O.Y., R. Leugger, N. Zeltner & D.J. Hosken (2003). Male age, mating probability and mating costs in the fly Sepsis cynipsea. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 5: 119-129.

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 1.089; (2014) 0.896(2013) 0.752; (2012) 0.921; (2011) 1.029                                                   

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.004891; article influence 0.6684


    04. Blanckenhorn, W.U., A. Ding, P.I. Ward, P. Meile, Y. Teuschl, C. Reim, O.Y. Martin & D.J. Hosken (2002). Mating with a large yellow dung fly: fecundity costs or benefits. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 4: 1201-1207.

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 1.089; (2014) 0.896(2013) 0.752; (2012) 0.921; (2011) 1.029                                                    

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.004891; article influence 0.6684


    03. Blanckenhorn, W.U., D.J. Hosken, O.Y. Martin, C. Reim, Y. Teuschl & P.I. Ward (2002). The costs of copulating in the dung fly Sepsis cynipsea. Behavioral Ecology, 13: 353-358. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/13.3.353 FREE

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 3.350; (2014) 3.177(2013) 3.157; (2012) 3.216; (2011) 3.083                                                    

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.020579; article influence 1.2987


    02. Martin, O.Y. & D.J. Hosken (2002). Asymmetry and fitness in female yellow dung flies. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 76: 557-563. DOI: 10.1046/j.1095-8312.2002.00077.x

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 2.319; (2014) 2.264; (2013) 2.535; (2012) 2.413; (2011) 2.193                                                     

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.014576; article influence 0.8244


    01. Martin, O.Y. & D.J. Hosken (2002). Strategic ejaculation in the common dung fly Sepsis cynipsea. Animal Behaviour, 63: 541-546. DOI: 10.1006/anbe.2001.1929

    Journal impact factors: (5-year) 3.423; (2014) 3.137(2013) 3.068; (2012) 3.068; (2011) 3.493                                                     

    Journal eigenfactor: 0.038329; article influence 1.2712

                                                        


        (NB impact factor information copyright 2013 Thomson Reuters; journal eigenfactor and average article influence scores from www.eigenfactor.org)


    Publications with abstracts

    Media coverage page

    PubMed link

        Profile A-4534-2009 on ResearcherID.com
        Profile on ResearchGate: LINK
        Profile on LOOP: LINK
        ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID): https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8601-7131
        Profile on LinkedIn
     

        Citations 
        
        Total number of citations: 
        1386 (Web of Science, core collection) / 1473 (SCOPUS) / 1931 (Google Scholar) / 1446 (Web of Science, all databases)  
        H-index: 20 (Web of Science, SCOPUS22 (Google Scholar)
        Citations profile on Google Scholar



        Current teaching & other responsibilities / activities 

        > Zoology / systematic biology lecturer 2013 -
        Courses:
        - ETH Zurich:

               FS 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018:

        551-0106-00L Grundlagen der Biologie IB / Fundamentals of Biology IBlecturer 
                HS 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018:
        551-0435-00L Systematische Biologie: Zoologie / Systematic Biology: Zoology - course coordinator + lecturer (lectures and practical) 
                    HS 2016, 2017, 2018:
        551-0001-00L Allgemeine Biologie I / General Biology I lecturer 
                FS 2017, 2018:
        701-0268-00L Biodiversitätsexkursionen lecturer (excursions on arachnids)
        past:
                    FS 2014, 2015, 2016:

        751-0260-00L Biologie IV: Diversität der Tiere / Biology IV: Animal Diversitycourse coordinator and lecturer 

        

        2016, 2017, 2018:

        - University of Zurich:

        BIO 239: Organismen der Gezeitenküste / Organisms of the tidal coast  -  link 

        (field course, organized with Prof. Ueli GrossniklausInstitute of Plant Biology & Dr. Lukas Taxböck)


        > Responsible for the Zoological collection at ETH 10/2013 - 

        -> collection website


        > Member of HSGYM Kerngruppe Biologie 11/2016 -

        as ETH representative

        -> website


        > Member of the Kommission Sammlungen und Archive der ETH Zürich 07/2014 - 
        

        > Member of the IBZ (Institute of Integrative Biology) Institute Council, ETH 2015 -

        -> website


        > Associated scientist ACE (Adaptation to a Changing Environment) center, ETH 2015 -

        -> ACE associated scientists website - main ACE website




     Professional services etc. 



    -> organized EXPERIMENTAL EVOLUTION SYMPOSIUM at ETH (10th JUNE 2013)

         As an editor, associate or consulting editor:

        current:
        - Editor for Animal Behaviour 2016 - 
        
        - Editor for Journal of Insect Science 2010 - 
        (Section Editor for Ecology and Evolution) 

        - Guest Associate Editor for Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Evolutionary and Population Genetics)  
        (research topic "The ecological and evolutionary consequences of parasitic infections through alterations of host behaviour")
            
        past:
        - Consulting Editor for Animal Behaviour 2011 - 2015
        Animal Behaviour Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing 2013

        As a reviewer:

         Funding agencies (8):
        - DAAD (
    Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service); P.R.I.M.E. Program, Germany 

        Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation R&D Excellence Program, USA

        FNRS (Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique), Belgium

        - National Science Center Poland; PRELUDIUM funding scheme

        - NERC (Natural Environment Research Council), United Kingdom

        - NEWFELPRO (Marie Curie COFUND), Croatia

        - NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) - Earth & Life Sciences ALW Open Programme

        - SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation)


        Scientific journals (57 different journals): 

    African Zoology - Agricultural and Forest EntomologyAmerican Naturalist - Animal Behaviour - Archives of Insect Biochemistry & Physiology - Behavioral Ecology - Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology - Behaviour - Behavioural Processes - Biological Journal of the Linnean Society - Biological Reviews - Biology Letters - BMC Evolutionary Biology - Bulletin of Entomological Research - Canadian Entomologist - Canadian Journal of Zoology - Current Biology - Ecological Entomology - Ecology and Evolution - Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata - Entomological News - Ethology - Ethology, Ecology & Evolution - European Journal of Entomology - Evolution - Evolutionary Ecology - Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution - Functional Ecology - Global Change Biology - Heredity - Insect Science - Journal of Arachnology - Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology - Journal of Ethology - Journal of Evolutionary Biology - Journal of Heredity - Journal of Insect Behavior - Journal of Insect Conservation - Journal of Insect Physiology - Journal of Insect Science - Journal of Invertebrate Pathology Journal of Pest Science - Journal of the Royal Society Interface - Journal of Zoology (London) - Methods in Ecology & Evolution - Microbial Ecology - Molecular Ecology - The Science of Nature / Naturwissenschaften - Oecologia - Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B, Biological Sciences - Physiological Entomology - PLoS Biology - PLoS One - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of India, Section B, Biological Sciences - Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, Biological Sciences - Quarterly Review of Biology - Scientific Reports

        Book chapters (1):

        - chapter in book "Cryptic Female Choice in Arthropods - Patterns, Mechanisms and Prospects" (Springer)

        Other:

        - Postdoc/RCUK academic fellow member of the Institute of Biology (London) policy consultation list 2007 - 2008



     Translations 

    02. "What Is Paleolithic Art?: Cave Paintings and the Dawn of Human Creativity" by Jean ClottesTranslated by O.Y. Martin & R.D. Martin. University Of Chicago Press (April 12, 2016)  LINK

    review by Jill Cook in Nature, review by Steven Mithen in New Scientist, mentioned in Chicago Tribune, reviews in Minerva Magazine UK and Choice Connect


    01. "Wattana - An Orangutan in Paris" by Chris Herzfeld. Translated by O.Y. Martin & R.D. Martin. University Of Chicago Press (May 2, 2016)  LINK





     Research group 



    current student(s):

    Ramon DALLO, project student 2017-2018 

    former group members:

    Léa ZINSLI, project student 2017, 'Exaggerated forelegs and behavioural analyses in male Drosophila prolongata.' (lab-based, 2017 ETH; with S. Lüpold & J. Perdigon, UZH) 

    Franziska SCHILLINGMSc student 2015 - 2016, 'Is there a trade-off between sexual selection and external immune defence in experimentally evolved Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)?' (with D. Angst, Theoretical Biology, ETH)

    Daniel BOSSHARDMSc student 2013 - 2014, 'Effects of temperature and starvation on survival and reproductive success in Tribolium castaneum'


    Courtney MAGUIREvisiting student (North Carolina State University) 2013 

    Dr. Sonja SBILORDOResearch Associate 2009 - 2013
    funded via SNF
     project 'Evolutionary Conflicts and their impact on speciation'
     
    ETH page

    Publications

    -> now @ IEU, Univ. Zurich


    Dr. Vera GRAZER, PhD student 2009 - 2013

    funded via SNF project 'Sexual selection, environmental change & the risk of extinction'
    Publications (+ presentations, media coverage)
     
    Dr. Sandra HANGARTNERResearch Associate 2011 

    funded via SNF project 'Evolutionary Conflicts and their impact on speciation' 
    Publications 
    (+ presentations)

    Dr. Marco DEMONT, Research Associate 2010 - 2011
    funded via SNF project 'Sexual selection, environmental change & the risk of extinction'


     Student projects / lab experience 2010 - 

    Elena BURRI 'The influence of natural and sexual selection on speciation in Tribolium castaneum.(lab-based, 2011-2012 ETH) completed

    Manuel FREI 'Does experimental removal of sexual conflict influence parasite resistance in Tribolium castaneum? (lab-based, 2011-2014 ETH) completed


    Ludivine GRANDJEAN 'Impact of climate change on insect populations: winners or losers?(literature-based, 2011-2012 ETHcompleted


    Nora GRUNDMANN (lab experience, 2014 ETH) completed

    Kristina HERZ 'Evolution of polyandry: why does polyandry occur?' (literature-based, 2010-2011 ETHcompleted

    Gianna LAZZARINI 'How does sexual selection influence adaptation to a new environment?' (lab-based, 2011 ETHcompleted

    Maria LLANOS-ROMAN (lab experience, 2012 ETH) completed

    Severine MISZAK (lab experience, 2016 ETH) 

    Felix NEFF 'The effects of different selection history, the pheromone 4,8-Dimethyldecanal and male virginity on female mate choice in Tribolium castaneum.(lab-based, 2011 ETHcompleted

    Franziska PETER 'Mating costs for males: A review focussing on invertebrate taxa.(literature-based, 2010 ETHcompleted
    -> see Scharf, Peter & Martin (2013), published in Evolutionary Biology

    Felix SADLO 'The role of selfish genetic elements in biocontrol.(literature-based, 2012-2013 ETHcompleted

    Franziska SCHILLING 'Is there a trade-off between sexual selection and immune response in experimentally evolved Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)?' (lab-based, 2015 ETHcompleted

    Mélanie SIEGRIST 'Reproductive costs for female dung flies, Sepsis cynipsea, are higher under natural conditions than in the lab.' (lab-based, 2012-2013 ETH) completed

    Anne-Catherine STRAUB (lab experience (Schnupperlehre), 2015completed

    Larissa VON BUOL (lab experience, 2015 ETH) 

    Leonie WALDBURGER 'Sexuelle Selektion, Artbildung und Biodiversität.' (lab-based, Maturaarbeit, Kantonsschule Trogen, Appenzell, 2010) completed

     



     Collaborators 

    Helen ALEXANDER
    ETH - website
    Evolutionary rescue in conservation and medicine
    -> Alexander et al. (2014) Evolutionary Applications

    Dr. Camillo BERENOS
    University of Edinburgh - website - Google Scholar
    Experimental evolution; host-parasite conflict
    -> Kerstes et al. (2013) BMC Evolutionary Biology

    Dr. Marco BERNASCONI 
    Entomology, Natur-Museum Luzern - website
    Surveys for bacterial symbionts (e.g. Wolbachiain the Diptera and other groups, e.g.:
    -> Martin et al. (2012) Infection, Genetics & EvolutionMartin et al. (2013) Infection, Genetics & Evolution; Martin et al. (2013) Journal of Insect Science

    Prof. Sebastian BONHOEFFER
    ETH - website
    Evolutionary rescue in conservation and medicine
    -> Alexander et al. (2014) Evolutionary Applications

    Dr. Amanda BRETMAN
    School of Biology, University of Leeds website
    -> Fricke et al. (2010) Evolution

    Dr. Luc BUSSIERE
    Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling - website
    -> Fricke et al. (2010) Evolution; Demont et al. (2011) Functional Ecology; Demont et al. (2012) Evolutionary Ecology

    Dr. Claudia FRICKE
    Animal Evolutionary Ecology, Universität Münster - website
    -> Fricke et al. (2010) Evolution; Goodacre et al. (2015) Insect Science

    Dr. Sara GOODACRE
    School of Biology, University of Nottingham - website
    - Infections with bacterial symbionts (e.g. Wolbachia), particularly in spiders and other arachnids, e.g.:
    -> Goodacre et al. (2006) Molecular Ecology; Martin & Goodacre (2009) Journal of Arachnology; Goodacre et al. (2015) Insect Science
    - effect of Rickettsia on host dispersal behaviour
    -> Goodacre et al. (2009) BMC Biology
    - reviews on effects of symbionts on their arthropod hosts
    -> Goodacre & Martin (2012) InsectsGoodacre & Martin (2013) chapter in Spider Ecophysiology book

    Dr. Tim JANICKE
    Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionelle et Evolutive (CEFE), Montpellier - website
    effect of ambient temperature on the strength of sexual selection in Tribolium castaneum

    Dr. Guillaume MARTIN
    Metapopulation Team, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution, Montpellier - website
    Evolutionary rescue in conservation and medicine
    -> Alexander et al. (2014) Evolutionary Applications

    Dr. Inon SCHARF
    Dept. of Zoology, Tel Aviv University - website
    various themes, e.g.:
    - review of male mating costs in arthropods
    -> Scharf, Peter & Martin (2013) Evolutionary Biology
    - review on same-sex sexual behaviour in arthropods
    -> Scharf & Martin (2013) Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology

    Ann THOMAS TATE
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University; now @ University of Houston - website


    Tribolium
    beetles: from left to right, pygmy mutant, wild type and Goliath mutant

    Contents © Oliver Martin 2008-2015 (some pictures courtesy of Matt Gage or Marco Demont)