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Shinichi Nakagawa

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School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

University of New South Wales

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Research Interests

  • Penguins on the rocksEvolution of mating system and parental care
  • Comparative analysis and meta-analysis
  • Statistical usage in ecology and evolution
  • Evolutionary applications to conservation
  • Population genetics and quantitative genetics
  • Multidisciplinary integrations in understanding animal behaviour (psychology, endocrinology, genetics and evolution)
  • Evolution of phenotypic plasticity and behavioural syndrome (or personality types)

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Publications

Jones, D. A., Akbaripasand, A., Nakagawa, S., & Closs, G. P. (2019). Landscape features determine brown trout population structure and recruitment dynamics. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/eff.12474

Andrew, S. C., Awasthy, M., Bolton, P. E., Rollins, L. A., Nakagawa, S., & Griffith, S. C. (2018). The genetic structure of the introduced house sparrow populations in Australia and New Zealand is consistent with historical descriptions of multiple introductions to each country. Biological Invasions, 20(6), 1507-1522. doi: 10.1007/s10530-017-1643-6

Johnson, S. L., Zellhuber-McMillan, S., Gillum, J., Dunleavy, J., Evans, J., Nakagawa, S., & Gemmell, N. J. (2018). Evidence that fertility trades off with early offspring fitness as males age. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285(1871), 20172174. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2174

Winney, I. S., Schroeder, J., Nakagawa, S., Hsu, Y.-H., Simons, M. J. P., Sánchez-Tójar, A., … Burke, T. (2018). Heritability and social brood effects on personality in juvenile and adult life-history stages in a wild passerine. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 31(1), 75-87. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13197

Andrew, S. C., Awasthy, M., Griffith, A. D., Nakagawa, S., & Griffith, S. C. (2018). Clinal variation in avian body size is better explained by summer maximum temperatures during development than by cold winter temperatures. Auk, 135(2), 206-217. doi: 10.1642/auk-17-129.1

Journal - Research Article

Jones, D. A., Akbaripasand, A., Nakagawa, S., & Closs, G. P. (2019). Landscape features determine brown trout population structure and recruitment dynamics. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/eff.12474

Andrew, S. C., Awasthy, M., Bolton, P. E., Rollins, L. A., Nakagawa, S., & Griffith, S. C. (2018). The genetic structure of the introduced house sparrow populations in Australia and New Zealand is consistent with historical descriptions of multiple introductions to each country. Biological Invasions, 20(6), 1507-1522. doi: 10.1007/s10530-017-1643-6

Andrew, S. C., Awasthy, M., Griffith, A. D., Nakagawa, S., & Griffith, S. C. (2018). Clinal variation in avian body size is better explained by summer maximum temperatures during development than by cold winter temperatures. Auk, 135(2), 206-217. doi: 10.1642/auk-17-129.1

Winney, I. S., Schroeder, J., Nakagawa, S., Hsu, Y.-H., Simons, M. J. P., Sánchez-Tójar, A., … Burke, T. (2018). Heritability and social brood effects on personality in juvenile and adult life-history stages in a wild passerine. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 31(1), 75-87. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13197

Johnson, S. L., Zellhuber-McMillan, S., Gillum, J., Dunleavy, J., Evans, J., Nakagawa, S., & Gemmell, N. J. (2018). Evidence that fertility trades off with early offspring fitness as males age. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285(1871), 20172174. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2174

Miyahara, M., Hillier, S. L., Pridham, L., & Nakagawa, S. (2017). Task-oriented interventions for children with developmental co-ordination disorder (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 7, CD010914. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010914.pub2

Holtmann, B., Lagisz, M., & Nakagawa, S. (2017). Metabolic rates, and not hormone levels, are a likely mediator of between-individual differences in behaviour: A meta-analysis. Functional Ecology, 31(3), 685-696. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12779

Booksmythe, I., Mautz, B., Davis, J., Nakagawa, S., & Jennions, M. D. (2017). Facultative adjustment of the offspring sex ratio and male attractiveness: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Biological Reviews, 92(1), 108-134. doi: 10.1111/brv.12220

Holtmann, B., Santos, E. S. A., Lara, C. E., & Nakagawa, S. (2017). Personality-matching habitat choice, rather than behavioural plasticity, is a likely driver of a phenotype-environment covariance. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Series B, 284(1864), 20170943. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0943

Foo, Y. Z., Nakagawa, S., Rhodes, G., & Simmons, L. W. (2017). The effects of sex hormones on immune function: A meta-analysis. Biological Reviews, 92(1), 551-571. doi: 10.1111/brv.12243

Geßner, C., Nakagawa, S., Zavodna, M., & Gemmell, N. J. (2017). Sexual selection for genetic compatibility: The role of the major histocompatibility complex on cryptic female choice in Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Heredity, 118, 442-452. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2016.116

Lamb, S. D., Taylor, H. R., Holtmann, B., Santos, E. S. A., Tamayo, J. H., Johnson, S. L., Nakagawa, S., & Lara, C. E. (2017). Coprophagy in Dunnocks (Prunella modularis): A frequent behavior in females, infrequent in males, and very unusual in nestlings. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 129(3), 615-620. doi: 10.1676/16-059.1

Hsu, Y.-H., Simons, M. J. P., Schroeder, J., Girndt, A., Winney, I. S., Burke, T., & Nakagawa, S. (2017). Age-dependent trajectories differ between within-pair and extra-pair paternity success. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30(5), 951-959. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13058

Miyahara, M., Lagisz, M., Nakagawa, S., & Henderson, S. E. (2017). A narrative meta-review of a series of systematic and meta-analytic reviews on the intervention outcome for children with developmental co-ordination disorder. Child: Care, Health & Development, 43(5), 733-742. doi: 10.1111/cch.12437

Garratt, M., Nakagawa, S., & Simons, M. J. P. (2017). Life-span extension with reduced somatotrophic signaling: Moderation of aging effect by signal type, sex, and experimental cohort. Journals of Gerontology Series A, 72(12), 1620-1626. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glx010

Schroeder, J., Hsu, Y.-H., Winney, I., Simons, M., Nakagawa, S., & Burke, T. (2016). Predictably philandering females prompt poor paternal provisioning. American Naturalist, 188(2), 219-230. doi: 10.1086/687243

Besson, A. A., Lagisz, M., Senior, A. M., Hector, K. L., & Nakagawa, S. (2016). Effect of maternal diet on offspring coping styles in rodents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Biological Reviews, 91(4), 1065-1080. doi: 10.1111/brv.12210

Vanderpham, J. P., Nakagawa, S., Senior, A. M., & Closs, G. P. (2016). Habitat-related specialization of lateral-line system morphology in a habitat-generalist and a habitat-specialist New Zealand eleotrid. Journal of Fish Biology, 88, 1631-1641. doi: 10.1111/jfb.12912

Chatterjee, A., Lagisz, M., Rodger, E. J., Zhen, L., Stockwell, P. A., Duncan, E. J., Horsfield, J. A., … Nakagawa, S. (2016). Sex differences in DNA methylation and expression in zebrafish brain: A test of an extended ‘male sex drive’ hypothesis. Gene, 590, 307-316. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2016.05.042

Holtmann, B., Grosser, S., Lagisz, M., Johnson, S. L., Santos, E. S. A., Lara, C. E., Robertson, B. C., & Nakagawa, S. (2016). Population differentiation and behavioural association of the two 'personality' genes DRD4 and SERT in dunnocks (Prunella modularis). Molecular Ecology, 25(3), 706-722. doi: 10.1111/mec.13514

Senior, A. M., Lim, J. N., Adolfsson, S., Lamatsch, D. K., & Nakagawa, S. (2016). Condition and reproductive investment in the western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis): Little evidence for condition-dependent sex-biased investment. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 119(2), 430-435. doi: 10.1111/bij.12813

Lagisz, M., Mercer, A. R., de Mouzon, C., Santos, L. L. S., & Nakagawa, S. (2016). Association of amine-receptor DNA sequence variants with associative learning in the honeybee. Behavior Genetics, 46(2), 242-251. doi: 10.1007/s10519-015-9749-z

Senior, A. M., Johnson, S. L., & Nakagawa, S. (2016). Sperm traits of masculinized fish relative to wild-type males: A systematic review and meta-analyses. Fish & Fisheries, 17(1), 143-164. doi: 10.1111/faf.12096

Mourocq, E., Bize, P., Bouwhuis, S., Bradley, R., Charmantier, A., de la Cruz, C., … Nakagawa, S., … Griesser, M. (2016). Lifespan and reproductive cost explain interspecific variation in the optimal onset of reproduction. Evolution, 70(2), 296-313. doi: 10.1111/evo.12853

Kohn, Y. Y., Symonds, J. E., Kleffmann, T., Nakagawa, S., Lagisz, M., & Lokman, P. M. (2015). Proteomic analysis of early-stage embryos: Implications for egg quality in hapuku (Polyprion oxygeneios). Fish Physiology & Biochemistry, 41(6), 1403-1417. doi: 10.1007/s10695-015-0095-0

Lamatsch, D. K., Adolfsson, S., Senior, A. M., Christiansen, G., Pichler, M., Ozaki, Y., … Nakagawa, S. (2015). A transcriptome derived female-specific marker from the invasive Western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis). PLoS ONE, 10(2), e0118214. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118214

Cleasby, I. R., Nakagawa, S., & Schielzeth, H. (2015). Quantifying the predictability of behaviour: Statistical approaches for the study of between-individual variation in the within-individual variance. Methods in Ecology & Evolution, 6(1), 27-37. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12281

Senior, A. M., Nakagawa, S., Liboreau, M., Simpson, S. J., & Raubenheimer, D. (2015). An overlooked consequence of dietary mixing: A varied diet reduces interindividual variance in fitness. American Naturalist, 186(5), 649-659. doi: 10.1086/683182

Hinks, A. E., Cole, E. F., Daniels, K. J., Wilkin, T. A., Nakagawa, S., & Sheldon, B. C. (2015). Scale-dependent phenological synchrony between songbirds and their caterpillar food source. American Naturalist, 186(1), 84-97. doi: 10.1086/681572

Mittell, E. A., Nakagawa, S., & Hadfield, J. D. (2015). Are molecular markers useful predictors of adaptive potential? Ecology Letters, 18(8), 772-778. doi: 10.1111/ele.12454

Nakagawa, S., Poulin, R., Mengersen, K., Reinhold, K., Engqvist, L., Lagisz, M., & Senior, A. M. (2015). Meta-analysis of variation: Ecological and evolutionary applications and beyond. Methods in Ecology & Evolution, 6(2), 143-152. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12309

Grimaldi, W. W., Seddon, P. J., Lyver, P. O., Nakagawa, S., & Tompkins, D. M. (2015). Infectious diseases of Antarctic penguins: Current status and future threats. Polar Biology, 38(5), 591-606. doi: 10.1007/s00300-014-1632-5

Johnson, S. L., Dunleavy, J., Gemmell, N. J., & Nakagawa, S. (2015). Consistent age-dependent declines in human semen quality: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ageing Research Reviews, 19, 22-33. doi: 10.1016/j.arr.2014.10.007

Senior, A. M., Lokman, M. P., Closs, G. P., & Nakagawa, S. (2015). Ecological and evolutionary applications for environmental sex reversal of fish. Quarterly Review of Biology, 90(1), 23-44. doi: 10.1086/679762

Santos, E. S. A., Santos, L. L. S., Lagisz, M., & Nakagawa, S. (2015). Conflict and cooperation over sex: The consequences of social and genetic polyandry for reproductive success in dunnocks. Journal of Animal Ecology, 84(6), 1509-1519. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12432

Schroeder, J., Nakagawa, S., Rees, M., Mannarelli, M.-E., & Burke, T. (2015). Reduced fitness in progeny from old parents in a natural population. PNAS, 112(13), 4021-4025. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1422715112

Winney, I., Nakagawa, S., Hsu, Y.-H., Burke, T., & Schroeder, J. (2015). Troubleshooting the potential pitfalls of cross-fostering. Methods in Ecology & Evolution, 6, 584-592. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12341

Simons, M. J. P., Winney, I., Nakagawa, S., Burke, T., & Schroeder, J. (2015). Limited catching bias in a wild population of birds with near-complete census information. Ecology & Evolution, 5(16), 3500-3506. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1623

Lagisz, M., Blair, H., Kenyon, P., Uller, T., Raubenheimer, D., & Nakagawa, S. (2015). Little appetite for obesity: Meta-analysis of the effects of maternal obesogenic diets on offspring food intake and body mass in rodents. International Journal of Obesity, 39, 1669-1678. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.160

Hsu, Y.-H., Schroeder, J., Winney, I., Burke, T., & Nakagawa, S. (2015). Are extra-pair males different from cuckolded males? A case study and a meta-analytic examination. Molecular Ecology, 24(7), 1558-1571. doi: 10.1111/mec.13124

Lim, J. N., Senior, A. M., & Nakagawa, S. (2014). Heterogeneity in individual quality and reproductive trade-offs within species. Evolution, 68(8), 2306-2318. doi: 10.1111/evo.12446

Hadfield, J. D., Krasnov, B. R., Poulin, R., & Nakagawa, S. (2014). A tale of two phylogenies: Comparative analyses of ecological interactions. American Naturalist, 182(2), 174-187. doi: 10.1086/674445

Simons, M. J. P., Stulp, G., & Nakagawa, S. (2014). A statistical approach to distinguish telomere elongation from error in longitudinal datasets. Biogerontology, 15(1), 99-103. doi: 10.1007/s10522-013-9471-2

Hsu, Y.-H., Schroeder, J., Winney, I., Burke, T., & Nakagawa, S. (2014). Costly infidelity: Low lifetime fitness of extra-pair offspring in a passerine bird. Evolution, 68(10), 2873-2884. doi: 10.1111/evo.12475

Forstmeier, W., Nakagawa, S., Griffith, S. C., & Kempenaers, B. (2014). Female extra-pair mating: Adaptation or genetic constraint? Trends in Ecology & Evolution. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2014.05.005

Kamiya, T., O'Dwyer, K., Westerdahl, H., Senior, A., & Nakagawa, S. (2014). A quantitative review of MHC-based mating preference: The role of diversity and dissimilarity. Molecular Ecology, 23(21), 5151-5163. doi: 10.1111/mec.12934

Leung, E. S., Chilvers, B. L., Nakagawa, S., & Robertson, B. C. (2014). Size and experience matter: Diving behaviour of juvenile New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri). Polar Biology, 37(1), 15-26. doi: 10.1007/s00300-013-1405-6

Rutkowska, J., Dubiec, A., & Nakagawa, S. (2014). All eggs are made equal: Meta-analysis of egg sexual size dimorphism in birds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27(1), 153-160. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12282

McQuillan, H. J., Nakagawa, S., & Mercer, A. R. (2014). Juvenile hormone enhances aversive learning performance in 2-day old worker honey bees while reducing their attraction to queen mandibular pheromone. PLoS ONE, 9(11), e112740. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112740

Kamiya, T., O'Dwyer, K., Nakagawa, S., & Poulin, R. (2014). Host diversity drives parasite diversity: Meta-analytical insights into patterns and causal mechanisms. Ecography, 37(7), 689-697. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00571.x

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