Kenyon B. Mobley, Ph.Dme
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Dept. of Evolutionary Ecology (Milinski)
August-Thienemann Str. 2
24306 Plön Germany

Phone: +49 4522.763.347
Fax: +49 4522.763.347
email mobley(*@*)
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My research covers a broad spectrum of topics in evolutionary biology and aims to understand the complex relationship between behavior, ecology and the genetic architecture of organisms.

I am currently working on parasite-mediated behavioral evolution and the evolution of major histocompatibility gene complex (MHC) signalling used in mate choice in different species of stickleback.

My interests also include sexual selection and mating systems, ecological speciation, the genetics of biological invasions, parental care, alternative reproductive tactics (i.e. sneaking), and post-copulatory sexual selection.

Fishes are my favorite model organisms and I've worked with pipefishes, gobies, stickleback and salmonids extensively.

Maitre D, Selmoni OM, Uppal A, Marques da Cunha L, Wilkins LGE, Roux J, Mobley KB, Castro I, Knörr S, Robinson-Rechavi M, Wedekind C. 2017. Sex differentiation in grayling (Salmonidae) goes through an all-male stage and is delayed in genetic males who instead grow faster. Scientific Reports. 7: 15024

Braga Goncalves I, Cornetti L, Couperus BS, van Damme CJG, Mobley KB. 2017. Phylogeography of the snake pipefish, Entelurus aequoreus (Family: Syngnathidae) in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Kasper C*, Vierbuchen M*, Ernst U, Fischer, Radersma R, Raulo A, Cunha-Saraiva F, Wu M, Mobley KB† & Taborsky B†. 2017. Genetics and developmental biology of cooperation. Molecular Ecology. 26:4364-4377
[*shared first authorship, †shared senior authorship]

JEBCover Monroe MJ, Amundsen T, Utne-Palm AC, Mobley KB. 2016. Seasonal variation in male alternative reproductive tactics. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 29: 2362-2372

Virtual Issue: 100 years of the Swedish Linnaeus Society
Braga Goncalves I, Mobley KB, Ahnesjö I, Sagebakken G, Adam G. Jones, Kvarnemo C. 2015. Effects of mating order and male size on embryo survival in a pipefish. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 114: 639-645

Henrich T, Hafer N, Mobley KB. 2014. Effects of visible implant elastomer (VIE) tagging and partial tissue sampling on the immune response of three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus. Journal of Fish Biology. 3: 965-971

Wacker SB, Amundsen T, Forsgren E, Mobley KB. 2014. Within-season variation in sexual selection in a fish with dynamic sex roles. Molecular Ecology. 23: 3587-3599.

EcoEvoCover Mobley KB, Abou Chakra M, Jones AG. 2014. No evidence for size-assortative mating in the wild despite mutual mate choice in sex-role-reversed pipefishes. Ecology and Evolution. 4: 67-78

Book Chapters
Mobley KB. 2014. “Mating systems and the measurement of sexual selection”. In: Animal Behavior. Vol II: Function and Evolution of Animal Behavior. Editor Ken Yasukawa. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA. pp. 99-144

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