Clelia Gasparini


  • The University of Western Australia (M084), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 341 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
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Personal profile


2009 PhD Evolutionary Biology, University of Padova (Italy)

Funding overview

2017 ARC Discovery project ($510,500)

2016 UWA Research Collaboration Award ($18,190)

2015 ARC DECRA fellow ($385,536)

2013 UWA ECR Fellowship Support Program ($29,245)

2012 Marie Curie outgoing fellowship (EUR 267,500)

2011 UWA Research Collaboration Award ($6,000)

Previous positions

2009-11 University of Padova, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Current projects

-The evolutionary significance of ejaculate-female interactions (with focus on the female reproductive fluid)

- Sperm ageing and its evolutionary consequences

Teaching overview

Supervision of PhD and honours students

Behavioural Ecology (ANIM3365) - Guest lecturer

Wildlife Conservation and Management (ANIM 3353) - Guest lecturer

Evolutionary Biology (ANIM 5502) - project supervisor


Evolutionary Biology
Sexual selection
Sperm competition
Animal Behaviour



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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 341 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 31 Article
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article

Crickets become behaviourally more stable when raised under higher temperatures

Niemelae, P. T., Niehoff, P. P., Gasparini, C., Dingemanse, N. J. & Tuni, C., Jun 2019, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 73, 6, 12 p., 81.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Effects of ovarian fluid on sperm traits and its implications for cryptic female choice in zebrafish

Poli, F., Immler, S. & Gasparini, C., 28 Sep 2019, In : Behavioral Ecology. 30, 5, p. 1298-1305 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Danio rerio
fertilization (reproduction)
inbreeding avoidance
Poecilia reticulata

Individual plasticity in alternative reproductive tactics declines with social experience in male guppies

Polverino, G., Palmas, B. M., Evans, J. P. & Gasparini, C., 1 Feb 2019, In : Animal Behaviour. 148, p. 113-121 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Poecilia reticulata
animal behavior
2 Citations (Scopus)

Sexual selection and ageing: Interplay between pre- and post-copulatory traits senescence in the guppy

Gasparini, C., Devigili, A. & Pilastro, A., 27 Feb 2019, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 286, 1897, 20182873.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Poecilia reticulata
sexual selection
Aging of materials


Data from: Impaired sperm quality, delayed mating but no costs for offspring fitness in crickets winning a fight

Tuni, C. (Creator), Perdigón Ferreira, J. (Creator), Fritz, Y. (Creator), Munoz Meneses, A. (Creator), Gasparini, C. (Creator), Dryad Digital Repository, 21 Apr 2016


Data from: Sperm as arbiters of environmentally induced paternal effects in a livebearing fish

Evans, J. (Creator), Lymbery, R. (Creator), Wiid, K. S. (Creator), Rahman, M. M. (Creator), Gasparini, C. (Creator), Dryad Digital Repository, 15 Mar 2017


Data from: Delineating the roles of males and females in sperm competition

Evans, J. (Creator), Rosengrave, P. (Creator), Gasparini, C. (Creator), Gemmell, N. J. (Creator), Dryad Digital Repository, 25 Oct 2013


Projects 2011 2021