Centre for Evolutionary Biology

Kathryn McNamara

Kathryn McNamara

Dr Kathryn McNamara

Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Evolutionary Biology, Centre for

Contact details
Address
Centre for Evolutionary Biology
The University of Western Australia (M092)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 1473
Email
kathryn.mcnamara@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
PhD Melb.
Biography
I received my PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2008. I was awarded the Margaret Clayton Fellowship at Monash University from 2010-11, and then came to UWA as an Australian Postdoctoral Fellow.
Publications
van Lieshout E, McNamara K.B, & Simmons L.W. Rapid loss of behavioural plasticity and immunocompetence under intense sexual selection. Evolution. In press

McNamara K.B, van Lieshout E & Simmons L.W. The effect of maternal and paternal immune challenge on offspring immunity and reproduction in a cricket. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. In press

McNamara K.B, van Lieshout E & Simmons L.W. A test of the sexy-sperm and good-sperm hypotheses for the evolution of polyandry. Behavioural Ecology. In press

van Lieshout E, McNamara K.B, & Simmons L.W. Why do female Callosobruchus maculatus kick their mates? PLoS One. In press

McNamara K.B, van Lieshout E & Simmons L.W (2014) Females suffer a reduction in the viability of stored sperm following an immune challenge. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27, 133-40.

Elgar M.A, Jones T.M & McNamara K.B (2013) Promiscuous words. Frontiers in Zoology, 10, 66.

McNamara K.B, Wedell N & Simmons L.W (2013) Experimental evolution reveals trade-offs between mating and immunity, Biology Letters, 9.

McNamara, K.B., van Lieshout, E., Jones, T.M. & Simmons, L.W. (2012). Age-dependent trade-offs between immunity and male, but not female, reproduction. Journal of Animal Ecology, 82, 235-244.

McNamara, K.B., McKenzie, J.L, Elgar, M.A & Jones, T.M. (2012). A female preference for experienced males in the almond moth, Cadra cautella. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66, 1141-47.

Jones, T.M., Arnqvist,G., McNamara, K.B. & Elgar, M.A. (2012) Size-assortative pairing across three developmental stages in the Zeus bug, Phoreticovelia disparata. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66, 995-1003.

McNamara, K. B., Elgar, M.A & Jones, T. M. (2010) Adult responses to larval rearing environment in the almond moth, Cadra cautella. Ethology, 116, 39-46.

McNamara, K. B., Elgar, M.A & Jones, T. M. (2009) Large spermatophores reduce female receptivity and increase male reproductive success in the almond moth, Cadra cautella. Animal Behaviour, 77, 931-6.

McNamara, K. B., Elgar, M.A & Jones, T. M. (2008) A longevity cost of re-mating, but no benefits of polyandry in the almond moth, Cadra cautella. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 62, 1433-40.

McNamara, K. B., Elgar, M.A & Jones, T. M. (2008) Seminal compounds, female receptivity and female fitness in the almond moth, Cadra cautella. Animal Behaviour, 76, 771-7.

McNamara, K. B., Elgar, M. A . & Jones, T. M. (2008). No cost to males of sperm competition in the hide beetle, Dermestes maculatus, Behavioral Ecology, 19, 433-40.

McNamara, K. B., Elgar, M.A & Jones, T. M. (2008). Causes and consequences of variation in female mating frequency in the almond moth, Cadra cautella (Lepidoptera; Pyralidae). Behaviour, 145, 779-93.

McNamara, K. B., Jones, T. M. & Elgar, M. A. (2007). No cost of male mating experience on female reproductive success in the almond moth, Cadra cautella (Lepidoptera; Pyralidae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61, 1177-84.

McNamara, K. B., Jones, T. M. & Elgar, M. A. (2004). Female reproductive status and mate choice in the hide beetle, Dermestes maculatus. Journal of Insect Behavior 17, 337-52.

Jones, T. M., McNamara, K. B. & Elgar, M. A. (2004). Mating frequency, fecundity and fertilisation success in the hide beetle, Dermestes maculatus, Journal of Insect Behavior 17, 337-52.

Funding received
2012 UWA Research Collaboration Award ($18,500)

2011-14 Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship ($315,000)
Previous positions
2010-11 Margaret Clayton Fellow, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
 

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