Leigh Simmons

Professor, BSc PhD Nott.

  • The University of Western Australia (M092), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 10689 Citations
  • 57 h-Index
1992 …2020
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Research Output 1992 2018

2018
4 Citations

Experimental manipulation reveals a trade-off between weapons and testes

Somjee, U., Miller, C., Tatarnic, N. J. & Simmons, L. W. Jan 2018 In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 31, 1, p. 57-65

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

weapon
trade-off
testes
legs
resource allocation

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

McCullough, E. L., Buzatto, B. A. & Simmons, L. W. 1 Apr 2018 In : Evolution. 72, 4, p. 893-905 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Population Density
sexual selection
Testis
population density
Weapons

Social manipulation of sperm competition intensity reduces seminal fluid gene expression

Sloan, N. S., Lovegrove, M. & Simmons, L. W. 1 Jan 2018 In : Biology Letters. 14, 1, 20170659

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
sperm competition
Spermatozoa
Health Expenditures
Gene Expression
gene expression

The effects of the social environment and physical disturbance on personality traits

Rudin, F. S., Tomkins, J. L. & Simmons, L. W. 1 Apr 2018 In : Animal Behaviour. 138, p. 109-121 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

physical disturbance
social environment
cricket
Gryllidae
acoustics
2017
1 Citations

Benefits of polyandry: Molecular evidence from field-caught dung beetles

McCullough, E. L., Buzatto, B. A. & Simmons, L. W. 1 Jul 2017 In : Molecular Ecology. 26, 13, p. 3546-3555 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

polyandry
dung beetles
Beetles
beetle
sexual selection

Changes in dominance status erode personality and behavioral syndromes

Rudin, F. S., Tomkins, J. L. & Simmons, L. W. 1 Jan 2017 In : Behavioral Ecology. 28, 1, p. 270-279 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations

Evolutionary Trade-Off between Secondary Sexual Traits and Ejaculates

Simmons, L. W., Lüpold, S. & Fitzpatrick, J. L. 1 Dec 2017 In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 32, 12, p. 964-976 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

weapon
trade-off
expenditure
mating systems
sexual selection
File
reproductive behavior
demography
population dynamics
climate
life history
immunity
population density
monophenol monooxygenase
Plodia interpunctella
sperm
1 Citations

Males harm females less when competing with familiar relatives

Lymbery, S. J. & Simmons, L. W. 29 Nov 2017 In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 284, 1867, 20171984

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
familiarity
Seed
Costs
relatedness
Productivity
2 Citations

Nutritional geometry of paternal effects on embryo mortality

Polak, M., Simmons, L. W., Benoit, J. B., Ruohonen, K., Simpson, S. J. & Solon-Biet, S. M. 11 Oct 2017 In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 284, 1864, 20171492

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

paternal effect
embryonic mortality
Nutrition
embryo
embryo (animal)
9 Citations

Predictors of facial attractiveness and health in humans

Foo, Y. Z., Simmons, L. W. & Rhodes, G. 3 Feb 2017 In : Scientific Reports. 7, 12 p., 39731

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Adiposity
Semen Analysis
Health
Femininity
Skin Pigmentation
2 Citations
Open Access
Human Pheromones
Sex Attractants
Pheromones
Heterosexuality
4 Citations
sexual conflict
Callosobruchus maculatus
Bruchidae
Beetles
Seed
1 Citations
3 Citations
Open Access
File
sperm competition
Weapons
weapon
fertilization (reproduction)
Fertilization
1 Citations

Sperm competition suppresses gene drive among experimentally evolving populations of house mice

Manser, A., Lindholm, A. K., Simmons, L. W. & Firman, R. C. 1 Oct 2017 In : Molecular Ecology. 26, 20, p. 5784-5792 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sperm competition
Mus musculus
Spermatozoa
gene
Population
3 Citations
Open Access
File
carotenoid
beta-carotene
human health
carotenoids
color
File
group size
alloparental behavior
reproductive success
27 Citations

The effects of sex hormones on immune function: a meta-analysis

Foo, Y. Z., Nakagawa, S., Rhodes, G. & Simmons, L. W. 1 Feb 2017 In : Biological Reviews. 92, 1, p. 551-571 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
sex hormones
Gonadal Steroid Hormones
meta-analysis
testosterone
Testosterone

The relationship between health and mating success in humans

Foo, Y. Z., Simmons, L. W. & Rhodes, G. 25 Jan 2017 In : Royal Society Open Science. 4, 1, 11 p., 160603

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Health
Sexual Behavior
Semen Analysis
Oxidative Stress
3 Citations
Open Access
micro-computed tomography
X-Ray Microtomography
Bruchidae
Beetles
Seed
2016
2 Citations
polyandry
genetic variance
sperm
spermatozoa
competitiveness
5 Citations
Open Access
Nosema
Parasitic Diseases
Honey
Mycoses
Bees
6 Citations

Function of copulatory plugs in house mice: Mating behavior and paternity outcomes of rival males

Sutter, A., Simmons, L., Lindholm, A. K. & Firman, R. Jan 2016 In : Behavioral Ecology. 27, 1, p. 185-195

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
mating behavior
paternity
Mus musculus
ejaculation
sperm competition
3 Citations
sexual selection
Drosophila melanogaster
genetic variation
evolutionary biology
reproductive success
2 Citations
Drosophila melanogaster
courtship
virgin females
female behavior
quantitative genetics
2 Citations

Male-biased sex ratio does not promote increased sperm competitiveness in the seed beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus

Mcnamara, K., Robinson, S., Rosa, M. E., Sloan, N., Van Lieshout, E. & Simmons, L. 16 Jun 2016 In : Scientific Reports. 6, 28153

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Beetles
Sex Ratio
Spermatozoa
Seeds
Population
2 Citations
Open Access
Diptera
Larva
Parasites
Carbon
Food
10 Citations

Postcopulatory sexual selection when a female mates once

Dougherty, L. R., Simmons, L. W. & Shuker, D. M. Jun 2016 In : Animal Behaviour. 116, p. 13-16 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

4 Citations

Selection on male physical performance during male-male competition and female choice

Mccullough, E. L. & Simmons, L. W. Sep 2016 In : Behavioral Ecology. 27, 5, p. 1288-1295

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

courtship
fighting
body mass
Onthophagus taurus
contest competition
4 Citations
Open Access
File
sperm competition
dung beetles
Weapons
Beetles
weapon
2015
18 Citations

Evolutionary change in testes tissue composition among experimental populations of house mice

Firman, R., Garcia, P., Thyer, E., Wheeler, S., Yamin, Z., Yuan, M. & Simmons, L. 16 Mar 2015 In : Evolution. 69, 3, p. 848-855 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mus musculus
sperm
Spermatozoa
Testis
testes
13 Citations

Gametic interactions promote inbreeding avoidance in house mice

Firman, R. & Simmons, L. Sep 2015 In : Ecology Letters. 18, 9, p. 937-943

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

inbreeding avoidance
Mus musculus
sperm
inbreeding
spermatozoa
3 Citations
Open Access
File
Onthophagus taurus
dung beetles
genetic correlation
beetle
morphs
9 Citations
Open Access
File
Drosophila melanogaster
Reproduction
Drosophila
Costs and Cost Analysis
Mortality
2 Citations

Men's sexual faithfulness judgments may contain a Kernel of truth

Leivers, S., Simmons, L. & Rhodes, G. 5 Aug 2015 In : PLoS One. 10, 8, p. 1-13 e0134007

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Copulation
seeds
copulation
Experiments
Aptitude
2 Citations

No Coolidge effect in the Australian field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus (Orthoptera: Gryllidae)

Thomas, M. & Simmons, L. 4 Nov 2015 In : Austral Entomology. 54, 4, p. 433-437 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Teleogryllus oceanicus
cricket
Gryllidae
Orthoptera
fitness
6 Citations

No evidence for a trade-off between sperm length and male premating weaponry

Lüpold, S., Simmons, L., Tomkins, J. & Fitzpatrick, J. L. 13 Dec 2015 In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 28, 12, p. 2187-2195 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
weaponry
sperm
trade-off
spermatozoa
ungulate
5 Citations

Sexual signalling by females: do unmated females increase their signalling effort?

Simmons, L. 24 Jun 2015 In : Biology Letters. 11, 6, p. 20150298

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
eclosion
Bees
Amegilla dawsoni
Apoidea
burrowing
18 Citations
Open Access
File
sperm competition
Weapons
weapon
frog
Anura
2014

Alternative phenotypes within mating systems

Buzatto, B., Tomkins, J. & Simmons, L. 2014 The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems. Shuker, D. M. & Simmons, L. W. (eds.). 1 ed. UK: Oxford University Press, p. 106-128

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

5 Citations

A test of the sexy-sperm and good-sperm hypotheses for the evolution of polyandry

Mcnamara, K., Van Lieshout, E. & Simmons, L. Jul 2014 In : Behavioral Ecology. 25, 4, p. 989-995

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
polyandry
sperm
spermatozoa
testing
viability
6 Citations

Context-dependent relationship between a composite measure of men's mate value and ejaculate quality

Leivers, S., Rhodes, G. & Simmons, L. Sep 2014 In : Behavioral Ecology. 25, 5, p. 1115-1122

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
phenotype
fertility
sperm competition
sperm concentration
motility
6 Citations

Contrasting responses of pre- and post-copulatory traits to variation in mating competition

Simmons, L. & Buzatto, B. Apr 2014 In : Functional Ecology. 28, 2, p. 494-499

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
sperm competition
contest competition
expenditure
Onthophagus taurus
plasticity
15 Citations

Correlated evolution of sexual dimorphism and male dimorphism in a clade of neotropical harvestmen

Buzatto, B., Tomkins, J., Simmons, L. & Machado, G. B. D. O. 3 Jun 2014 In : Evolution. 68, 6, p. 1671-1686

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Opiliones
dimorphism
sexual dimorphism
Sex Characteristics
sexual conflict
8 Citations

Female effects, but no intrinsic male effects on paternity outcome in crickets

Simmons, L., Lovegrove, M. & Almbro, M. Aug 2014 In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 27, 8, p. 1644-1649

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

male effect
cricket
paternity
Gryllidae
fertilization (reproduction)
49 Citations

Female monopolization mediates the relationship between pre- and postcopulatory sexual traits

Lüpold, S., Tomkins, J., Simmons, L. & Fitzpatrick, J. 23 Jan 2014 In : NATURE COMMUNICATIONS. 5, 8 p., 3184

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Energy resources
testes
ambiguity
maintenance
Testis
6 Citations

Females suffer a reduction in the viability of stored sperm following an immune challenge

Mcnamara, K., Van Lieshout, E. & Simmons, L. 6 Jan 2014 In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 27, 1, p. 133-140 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
sperm
viability
spermatozoa
Teleogryllus oceanicus
bacterium
6 Citations

Human Sperm Competition: Playing a Defensive Strategy

Leivers, S. & Simmons, L. 2014 In : Advances in the Study of Behavior. 46, p. 1-44

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sperm competition
Spermatozoa
Physiological Adaptation
ova
Ovum