• 645 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
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I am an evolutionary biologist fascinated by behavioral ecology and sexual selection, and my research has mostly focused on insects and arachnids.  More recently, I developed a great interest on the evolution of alternative reproductive tactics, male dimorphism and the evolution of phenotypic plasticity. I am currently based at Macquarie University, but also hold an adjunct research fellow position at the University of Western Australia.

Education/Academic qualification

Evolutionary Biology, PhD, The University of Western Australia

10 Mar 200917 Sep 2013

External positions

Adjunct Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia

1 Jan 201831 Dec 2020

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dung beetles Agriculture & Biology
sexual selection Agriculture & Biology
Beetles Medicine & Life Sciences
Weapons Medicine & Life Sciences
beetle Earth & Environmental Sciences
Testis Medicine & Life Sciences
weapon Earth & Environmental Sciences
sperm competition Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Outputs 2004 2019

  • 645 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
  • 35 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/opinion

A link between heritable parasite resistance and mate choice in dung beetles

Buzatto, B. A., Kotiaho, J. S., Assis, L. A. F. & Simmons, L. W., Sep 2019, In : Behavioral Ecology. 30, 5, p. 1382-1387 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

parasite resistance
dung beetles
mate choice
mating behavior

Morph-specific artificial selection reveals a constraint on the evolution of polyphenisms

Buzatto, B. A., Clark, H. L. & Tomkins, J. L., 30 May 2018, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 285, 1879, p. 1-7 7 p., 20180335.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

artificial selection

Population density mediates the interaction between pre- and postmating sexual selection

McCullough, E. L., Buzatto, B. A. & Simmons, L. W., Apr 2018, In : Evolution. 72, 4, p. 893-905 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Population Density
sexual selection
population density

Sexual selection and static allometry: the importance of function

Eberhard, W. G., Rodríguez, R. L., Huber, B. A., Speck, B., Miller, H., Buzatto, B. A. & Machado, G., Sep 2018, In : Quarterly Review of Biology. 93, 3, p. 207-250 44 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
sexual selection

A model for conditional male trimorphisms

Mark Rowland, J., Qualls, C. R. & Buzatto, B. A., 21 Apr 2017, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 419, p. 184-192 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Game Theory
game theory
Game theory
quantitative genetics