Dr Sarah Lane
Profiles

Dr Sarah Lane

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

School of Biological & Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science & Engineering)

Role

I am a post-doctoral research fellow working with Dr Mark Briffa, Dr Manuela Truebano Garcia and Dr Alistair Wilson (University of Exeter) investigating the influence of indirect genetic effects on contest behaviour in the beadlet sea anemone Actinia equina. The overarching aim of our project is to understand how an individual's behaviour during a contest (i.e. aggression) is affected by the interaction between its own genotype and that of its opponent.



Qualifications

2015- Present Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Plymouth University
2012-2015 PhD "The role of cuticular hydrocarbons in determining male reproductive success", University of Exeter, Penryn Campus
2011-2012 MSc Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology (with Distinction), University of Exeter, Penryn Campus
2008-2011 BSc Zoology (Hons) 1st class, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus


OTHER ROLES

2016-present Early Career Researcher representative on Plymouth University's central Athena SWAN SAT (Self- assessment) team
2016-present Co-ordinator of fortnightly Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre (MBERC) departmental seminars

AWARDS

2013 Biosciences School Commendation for Outstanding Research Project (MSc Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology 2011/12)

PUBLICATIONS

Lane, S. M., & Briffa, M. In Press. Boldness is for rookies: Pre-fight boldness and fighting success in a sea anemone. Anim. Behav.

Lane, S. M., & Briffa, M. 2017 The price of attack: Rethinking damage costs in animal contests. Anim. Behav. 126: 23-29.

Lane, S. M., Dickinson, A. W., Tregenza, T., House, C. M. 2016 Sexual selection on male cuticular hydrocarbons via male-male competition and female choice. J. Evol. Biol. 29: 1346-1355.

Lane, S. M., Haughan, A. E., Evans, D., Tregenza, T., House, C. M. 2016 Same-sex sexual behaviour as a dominance display. Anim. Behav. 114: 113-118.

Rapkin, J., Jensen, K., Lane, S. M., House, C. M., Sakaluk, S. K., Hunt, J. 2015 Macronutrient intake regulates sexual conflict in decorated crickets. J. Evol. Biol. 29(2): 395-406.

House, C. M., Jensen, K., Rapkin, J., Lane, S. M., Okada, K., Hosken, D. J., Hunt, J. 2015 Macronutrient balance mediates the growth of sexually selected weapons but not genitalia in male broad horned flour beetles. Func. Ecol.30(5):769-779.

Lane, S. M., Solino, J. H., Mitchell, C., Blount, J. D., Okada, K., Hunt, J., House C. M. 2015 Rival male chemical cues evoke changes in male pre- and post-copulatory investment in a flour beetle. Behav. Ecol. 26(4):1021-1029.

Ingleby, F. C., Hosken, D. J., Flowers, K., Hawkes, M. F., Lane, S. M., Rapkin, J., House, C. M., Sharma, M. D., Hunt, J. 2014 Environmental heterogeneity, multivariate sexual selection, and genetic constraints on cuticular hydrocarbons in Drosophila simulans. J. Evol. Biol. 27(4): 700-713.

Ingleby, F. C., Hosken, D. J., Flowers, K., Hawkes, M. F., Lane, S. M., Rapkin, J., Dworkin, I., Hunt, J. 2013 Genotype by environment interactions for cuticular hydrocarbon expression in Drosophila simulans. J. Evol. Biol. 26: 94-107.


CONFERENCES ATTENDED

August 2016 16th Congress of the International Society for Behavioural Ecology, Exeter, UK. Oral presentation entitled 'Can post-fight changes in boldness explain subsequent fighting success?'

June 2015 52nd Annual conference of the Animal Behaviour Society, Anchorage, Alaska, USA. Oral presentation entitled 'Male flour beetles alter both pre and post-copulatory investment in response to rival Male chemical cues'

May 2014 10th Ecology and Behaviour meeting, Montpellier, France. Oral presentation entitled 'Perception of sperm competition risk is altered by the presence of male-derivedcuticular hydrocarbons in the broad-horned flour beetle Gnatocerus cornutus'


REVIEWER FOR

Acta Ethologica
Animal Behaviour
Behavioural Processes
Biological Invasions
Ethology
Heredity
Journal of Herpetology
Marine and Freshwater Research

Reports & invited lectures

INVITED TALKS


February 2017 Invited keynote speaker for Bioscience Undergraduate Research Conference, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, UK. 'From BSc Zoology to researching anemones'

Links

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sarah_Lane3