My research focuses on the evolution and genetics of sex, sociality and communication. I combine empirical work on insects such as Drosophila and social Hymenoptera (bees/ants/wasps) with theoretical models, ‘omics, meta-analysis, and text mining.
I am a handling editor for Behavioral Ecology, and the Reviews Editor for Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Please see my main website for more information: www.lukeholman.org.
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An X-linked meiotic drive allele has strong, recessive fitness costs in female Drosophila ..
Into The Wild: Methylomics And Quantitative Genetics In Natural Populations Of Australian ..
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Mother's curse and indirect genetic effects: Do males matter to mitochondrial genome evolution?
Thomas A Keaney, Heidi WS Wong, Damian K Dowling, Theresa M Jones, Luke Holman
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Maternal inheritance of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) was originally thought to prevent any response to selection on male phenotypic v..
The Ecology and Evolutionary Dynamics of Meiotic Drive
Anna K Lindholm, Kelly A Dyer, Renee C Firman, Lila Fishman, Wolfgang Forstmeier, Luke Holman, Hanna Johannesson, Ulrich Knief, Hanna Kokko, Amanda M Larracuente, Andri Manser, Catherine Montchamp-Moreau, Varos G Petrosyan, Andrew Pomiankowski, Daven C Presgraves, Larisa D Safronova, Andreas Sutter, Robert L Unckless, Rudi L Verspoor, Nina Wedell, et al.
Journal article | 2016 | Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Conserved Class of Queen Pheromones Stops Social Insect Workers from Reproducing
Annette Van Oystaeyen, Ricardo Caliari Oliveira, Luke Holman, Jelle S van Zweden, Carmen Romero, Cintia A Oi, Patrizia d'Ettorre, Mohammadreza Khalesi, Johan Billen, Felix Waeckers, Jocelyn G Millar, Tom Wenseleers
Journal article | 2014 | Science
Crozier's paradox revisited: maintenance of genetic recognition systems by disassortative mating.
Luke Holman, Jelle S van Zweden, Timothy A Linksvayer, Patrizia d'Ettorre
Journal article | 2013 | BMC Evol Biol
BACKGROUND: Organisms are predicted to behave more favourably towards relatives, and kin-biased cooperation has been found in all ..
Wax on, wax off: nest soil facilitates indirect transfer of recognition cues between ant nestmates.
Nick Bos, Lena Grinsted, Luke Holman
Journal article | 2011 | PLoS ONE
Social animals use recognition cues to discriminate between group members and non-members. These recognition cues may be conceptua..
Only full-sibling families evolved eusociality.
Jacobus J Boomsma, Madeleine Beekman, Charlie K Cornwallis, Ashleigh S Griffin, Luke Holman, William OH Hughes, Laurent Keller, Benjamin P Oldroyd, Francis LW Ratnieks
Journal article | 2011 | Nature
Arising from M. A. Nowak, C. E. Tarnita & E. O. Wilson 466, 1057-1062 (2010); Nowak et al. reply. The paper by Nowak et al. has th..
Selfish strategies and honest signalling: reproductive conflicts in ant queen associations.
Luke Holman, Stephanie Dreier, Patrizia d'Ettorre
Journal article | 2010 | Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Social insects offer unique opportunities to test predictions regarding the evolution of cooperation, life histories and communica..
A sterile sperm caste protects brother fertile sperm from female-mediated death in Drosophila pseudoobscura.
Luke Holman, Rhonda R Snook
Journal article | 2008 | Current Biology
Spermicide (i.e., female-mediated sperm death) is an understudied but potentially widespread phenomenon that has important ramific..
What use is an infertile sperm? A comparative study of sperm-heteromorphic Drosophila.
Luke Holman, Robert P Freckleton, Rhonda R Snook
Journal article | 2008 | Evolution
Sperm size and number are important determinants of male reproductive success. The genus Drosophila exhibits a remarkable diversit..
Modulation of sexual signalling by immune challenged male mealworm beetles (Tenebrio molitor, L.): evidence for terminal investment and dishonesty.
B Sadd, L Holman, H Armitage, F Lock, R Marland, MT Siva-Jothy
Journal article | 2006 | Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Organisms partition resources into life-history traits in order to maximise fitness over their expected lifespan. For the males of..
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