36. Dietary restriction fails to extend life in stressful environments.
Zajitschek, F., Zajitschek, S., Vasconcelos, A., R. Bonduriansky (2022).
Accompanying Scientific American article: Dietary Restriction Works in Lab Animals, but It Might Not Work in the Wild

35. Adaptive maternal effects shape offspring phenotype and survival in natal environments.
Bestion, E., Teyssier, A., Rangassamy, M., Calvez, O., Guillaume, O., Richard, M., Braem, A., Zajitschek, F., Zajitschek, S., J. Cote (2022).
American Naturalist 200(6): 773-789

34. Effects of developmental and adult environments on ageing.
Sanghvi, K., Iglesias-Carrasco, M., Zajitschek, F., Kruuk, L., M., L. Head (2022).
Evolution 76(8): 1868-1882

33. Sex- and trait-specific silver-spoon effects of developmental environments, on ageing.
Sanghvi, K., Zajitschek, F., Iglesias-Carrasco, M., L. Head (2021).
Evolutionary Ecology 35: 367–385

32. Sex and Power: sexual dimorphism in trait variability and its eco-evolutionary and statistical implications.
Zajitschek, S.R.K., Zajitschek, F., Bonduriansky, R., Brooks, R.C., Cornwell, W.C., Falster, D.S., Lagisz, M., Mason, J., Senior, A., Noble, D., S. Nakagawa (2020).
eLife 9: e63170

31. Senescence in wild insects: key questions and challenges.
Zajitschek, F., Zajitschek, S.R.K., R. Bonduriansky (2020).
Invited review for the special issue: “An integrative view of senescence in nature”.
Functional Ecology 34(1): 26-37

30. Costs and benefits of giant sperm and sperm storage organs in Drosophila melanogaster.
Zajitschek, S.R.K*, Zajitschek, F.*, Josway, S., Al Shabeeb, R., Weiner, H., M.K. Manier (2019). *Joint first authors
Journal of Evolutionary Biology 32(11): 1300-1309

29. The diversity of population responses to environmental change.
Colchero, F., Jones, O., Conde, D., Hodgson, D., Zajitschek, F., Schmidt, B., Becker, P., Bouwhuis, S., Bronikowski, A., De Vleeschouwer, K., Dummermuth, S., Fernandez-Duque, E., Flatt, T., Frisenvænge, J., Graham, J., Hesselsøe, M., Hodgson, D., Larson, S., Lemaitre, J.F., Malo, A., Miller, D., O’Donnell, C., Packer, C., Raboy, B., Reading, C., Sheldon, B., Wapstra, E., Weimerskirch, H., G. While, Coulson, T., JM. Gaillard (2019).
Ecology Letters 22(2): 342-353

28. Host diet mediates a negative relationship between abundance and diversity of Drosophila gut microbita.
Berra Erkosar, Erika Yashiro, Felix Zajitschek, Urban Friberg, Alexei Maklakov, Jan Roelof van der Meer, Tadeusz Kawecki (2018).
Ecology & Evolution 8(18): 9491-9502

27. Evolution under dietary restriction decouples survival from fecundity in Drosophila melanogaster females.
Felix Zajitschek, Grigorios Georgolopoulos, Anna Vourlou, Maja Ericsson, Susanne Zajitschek, Urban Friberg, Alexei Maklakov (2018).
The Journals of Gerontology: Series A 74(10): 1542–1548

26. Antagonistic pleiotropy in species with separate sexes, and the maintenance of genetic variation in life-history traits and fitness.
Felix Zajitschek, Tim Connallon (2018).
Evolution 72(6): 1306–1316

25. Paternal personality and social status influence offspring activity in zebrafish.
Susanne Zajitschek, James Herbert-Read, Nasir Abbasi, Felix Zajitschek, Simone Immler (2017).
BMC Evolutionary Biology 17:157
Accompanying BMC blog post: Sins of the father: can paternal social status affect offspring personality?

24. High-protein paternal diet confers an advantage to sons in sperm competition.
Felix Zajitschek, Susanne Zajitschek, Mollie Manier (2017).
Biology Letters 13(2)

23. Partitioning of resources: the evolutionary genetics of sexual conflict over resource acquisition and allocation.
Felix Zajitschek, Tim Connallon (2017).
Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30(4)

22. Evolution under dietary restriction increases male reproductive performance without survival cost.
Felix Zajitschek, Susanne Zajitschek, Cindy Canton, Grigorios Georgolopoulos,Urban Friberg, Alexei Maklakov (2016).
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283(1825)

21. Short term variation in sperm competition causes sperm mediated epigenetic effects on early offspring performance in the zebrafish.
Susanne Zajitschek, Cosima Hotzy, Felix Zajitschek, Simone Immler (2014).
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281(1785)

20. Quantitative genetics of wild populations of arthropods.
Felix Zajitschek, Russell Bonduriansky (2014).
Book chapter in: Quantitative genetics in the wild. A. Charmantier, D. Garant, L. Kruuk (Eds.).
Oxford University Press.
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19. Aging differently: diet- and sex-dependent late-life mortality patterns in Drosophila melanogaster.
Felix Zajitschek, Tuo Jin, Fernando Colchero, Alexei Maklakov (2014).
Journals of Gerontology: Biological Sciences 69(6): 666-674

18. Why ageing stops: heterogeneity explains late-life mortality deceleration in nematodes.
Hwei-yen Chen, Felix Zajitschek, Alexei Maklakov (2013).
Biology Letters 9(5): 20130217

17. Interactive effects of sex, social environment, dietary restriction and methionine on survival and reproduction in fruit flies.
Felix Zajitschek, Susanne Zajitschek, Urban Friberg, Alexei Maklakov (2013).
AGE 35(4): 1193-1204

16. The importance of habitat resistance for movement decisions in the common lizard, Lacerta vivipara.
Susanne Zajitschek, Felix Zajitschek and Jean Clobert (2012).
BMC Ecology 12: 13

15. The Metatron: an experimental system to study dispersal and metaecosystem dynamics for terrestrial vertebrates.
D. Legrand, O. Guillaume, M. Baguette, J. Cote, A. Trochez, O. Calvez, S. Zajitschek, F. Zajitschek, J. Lecomte, Q. Bénard, J.F. Le Gaillard, J. Clobert (2012).
Nature Methods 9: 828-833

14. The effect of coloration and temperature on sprint performance in male and female wall lizards.
Susanne Zajitschek, Felix Zajitschek, Donald Miles, Jean Clobert (2012).
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 107(3): 573-582

13. Diet, sex and death in field crickets.
Felix Zajitschek, Simon Lailvaux, Josephine Dessmann, Robert Brooks (2012).
Ecology & Evolution 2(7): 1627-1636

12. Sexual selection affects the evolution of lifespan and ageing in the decorated cricket Gryllodes sigillatus.
Catherine Archer, Felix Zajitschek, Scott Sakaluk, Nick Royle, John Hunt (2012).
Evolution 66(10): 3088-3100

11. Differential aging of biting and jumping performance in virgin and mated Teleogryllus commodus crickets.
Simon Lailvaux, Felix Zajitschek, Josephine Dessmann, Robert Brooks (2011).
Evolution 65(11): 3138

10. To the core of behavioral ecology.
Felix Zajitschek (2010).
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25(9): 494

9. Demographic costs of inbreeding revealed by sex-specific genetic rescue effects.
Susanne Zajitschek, Felix Zajitschek, Robert Brooks (2009).
BMC Evolutionary Biology 209(9): 289-297

8. Sex-effects on lifespan and senescence in the wild when dates of birth and death are unknown.
Felix Zajitschek, Chad Brassil, Russell Bonduriansky, Robert Brooks (2009).
Ecology 90(6): 1698-1707

7. Sex differences in nutrient-dependent reproductive ageing.
Alexei Maklakov, Matthew Hall, Stephen Simpson, Josephine Dessman, Fiona Clissold, Felix Zajitschek, David Raubenheimer, Russell Bonduriansky, and Robert Brooks (2009).
Aging Cell 8(3): 324-330

6. Sexual dimorphism in life history: age, survival, and reproduction in male and female field crickets Teleogryllus commodus under seminatural conditions.
Felix Zajitschek, Russell Bonduriansky, Susanne Zajitschek, Robert Brooks (2009).
American Naturalist 173(6): 792-802

5. Effects of juvenile and adult diet on ageing and reproductive effort of male and female Black Field Crickets Teleogryllus commodus.
Felix Zajitschek, John Hunt, Michael Jennions, Robert Brooks (2009).
Functional Ecology 23: 602-611

4. Sex-specific fitness effects of nutrient intake on reproduction and lifespan.
Alexei Maklakov, Stephen Simpson, Felix Zajitschek, Matthew Hall, Josephine Dessman, Fiona Clissold, David Raubenheimer, Russell Bonduriansky, Robert Brooks (2008).
Current Biology 18: 1062-1066

3. Sexual selection, sexual conflict and the evolution of ageing and life span.
Russell Bonduriansky, Alexei Maklakov, Felix Zajitschek, Robert Brooks (2008).
Functional Ecology 22(3): 443-453

2. Reconciling strong stabilizing selection with the maintenance of genetic variation in a natural population of Black Field Crickets (Teleogryllus commodus).
John Hunt, Mark Blows, Felix Zajitschek, Michael Jennions, Robert Brooks (2007).
Genetics 177(2): 875-880

1. No intra-locus sexual conflict over reproductive fitness or ageing in field crickets.
Felix Zajitschek, John Hunt, Susanne Zajitschek, Michael Jennions, Robert Brooks (2007).