Dr Jeff Graves

Dr Jeff Graves
Honorary Senior Lecturer


Research interests: Behavioural Ecology and Molecular Ecology

Paternity and maternity in the communal nesting system of the ostrich, and paternity in monogamous species of birds. Molecular markers to look at the the effects of male mating strategies on gene flow in freshwater fish species. Phylogeny and population structure of Goodeid fish. Male mating success in bush crickets.

Research Group:

Visiting Professor Constatino Macias (University of Mexico)

Research Students:

Ms P Celis
Ms E Pariser
Ms V Islas

Funded collaborations:

NERC, BBSRC, British Council, Research Council of Norway, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento de Ciencia e Tecnologia de Brazil,

source: symbiosis


Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Fietz, K, Galatius, A, Teilmann, J, Dietz, R, Frie, AK, Klimova, A, Palsbøll, PJ, Jensen, LF, Graves, JA, Hoffman, JI & Olsen, MT 2016, 'Shift of grey seal subspecies boundaries in response to climate, culling and conservation' Molecular Ecology, vol 25, no. 17, pp. 4097-4112. DOI: 10.1111/mec.13748
López-Rull, I, Lifshitz, N, Macías Garcia, C, Graves, JA & Torres, R 2016, 'Females of a polymorphic seabird dislike foreign-looking males' Animal Behaviour, vol 113, pp. 31-38. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.12.023
Williamson, KA, Surai, PF & Graves, JA 2006, 'Females increase egg quality for attractive males.' Functional Ecology, vol 20, pp. 354-359.
Rutstein, AN, Gorman, HE, Arnold, KE, Gilbert, L, Orr, KJ, Adam, A, Nager, R & Graves, JA 2005, 'Sex allocation in response to paternal attractiveness in the zebra finch' Behavioral Ecology, vol 16, no. 4, pp. 763-769. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/ari052

Contact Details:

Dr Jeff Graves
Dyers Brae
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TH

tel: 01334 463518/3358
fax: 01334 463600
room: DB10, Lab 114



School of Biology
Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciences
IBANS Behavioural Ecology
Centre for Biological Diversity
Scottish Oceans Institute

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Scottish Oceans Institute
Institiud Chuantan na h-Alba
Gatty Marine Laboratory
East Sands St Andrews
KY16 8LB

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