Dr Erin Larissa Macartney
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Erin Larissa Macartney

Biological, Earth & Env Sci

Broad research interests are in phenotypic plasticity with a focus on life-history strategies, particularly reproductive investment and transgenerational effects. 

I conduct empirical research primarily using Diptera as well as quantitative literature reviews and meta-analyses. 

Member of: Evolution & Ecology Research Centre (E&ERC)

Level 5 West Biological Sciences South (E26) UNSW, Kensington 2052


  • Journal articles | 2020
    Macartney EL; Bonduriansky R; Crean AJ, 2020, 'Frequent mating reduces male mating rate but not offspring quality or quantity in a neriid fly', Evolutionary Ecology, vol. 34, pp. 915 - 927, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10682-020-10076-8
    Journal articles | 2019
    Macartney EL; Crean AJ; Nakagawa S; Bonduriansky R, 2019, 'Effects of nutrient limitation on sperm and seminal fluid: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Biological Reviews, vol. 94, pp. 1722 - 1739, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/brv.12524
    Journal articles | 2018
    Macartney EL; Crean AJ; Bonduriansky R, 2018, 'Epigenetic paternal effects as costly, condition-dependent traits', Heredity, vol. 121, pp. 248 - 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41437-018-0096-8
    Journal articles | 2018
    Macartney EL; Nicovich PR; Bonduriansky R; Crean AJ, 2018, 'Developmental diet irreversibly shapes male post-copulatory traits in the neriid fly Telostylinus angusticollis', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 31, pp. 1894 - 1902, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13384
    Journal articles | 2017
    Macartney EL; Crean AJ; Bonduriansky R, 2017, 'Adult dietary protein has age- and context-dependent effects on male post-copulatory performance', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 30, pp. 1633 - 1643, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13087
    Journal articles | 2015
    Nicovich PR; Macartney EL; Whan RM; Crean AJ, 2015, 'Measuring Sperm Movement within the Female Reproductive Tract using Fourier Analysis', Microscopy and Microanalysis, vol. 21, pp. 256 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1431927614014627
    Journal articles | 2021
    Macartney EL; Zeender V; Meena A; De Nardo AN; Bonduriansky R; Lupold S, 2021, 'Sperm depletion in relation to developmental nutrition and genotype in Drosophila melanogaster', EVOLUTION, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/evo.14373
    Journal articles | 2021
    Macartney EL; Bonduriansky R, 2021, 'Does female resistance to mating select for live-fast-die-young strategies in males? A comparative analysis in the genus Drosophila', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13937