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 Paul Hopwood

Paul Hopwood

Associate Research Fellow

 +44 (0)1362 371872

 Daphne du Maurier 3047

 

Daphne du Maurier Building, University of Exeter,  Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

I have a broad interest in natural history, particularly European fauna and flora, and tending towards the smaller stuff.

Qualifications

2014 PhD University of Exeter
2010 BSc Evolutionary Biology

Burying beetles

Burying beetles

Research

Research interests

I’m interested in the way that ecological context can alter our understanding of evolutionary processes.

Through laboratory studies and manipulative experiments in the wild using burying beetles I am exploring how parents respond to uncertainty in the environment. Both environmental variation and the response of parents to this variation can have implications for the future success of their offspring. A particular fascination is the maintenance of body size and how size can shape an individual’s mating and parental behaviour.

Research projects

Project Title: Nutritional environmental effects on parental care.
Supervisors: PI: Dr. Nick Royle CI: Prof. Tom Tregenza
Funding Body: NERC

Project Description:
I am seeking to understand how resource quality and predictability in nature affects parental care provision potentially influencing the phenotype of offspring. Through laboratory studies and manipulative experiments in the wild, using burying beetles, I am exploring how the parental environment experienced by offspring affects their success and future parental strategies they themselves employ.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Hopwood P, Moore, AJ, Tregenza T, Royle N (In Press). Niche variation and the maintenance of variation in body size in a burying beetle.
Hopwood PE, Head ML, Jordan EJ, Carter MJ, Davey E, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (In Press). Selection on an antagonistic behavioral trait can drive rapid genital coevolution in the burying beetle, Nicrophorus vespilloides. Evolution, 70(6), 1180-1188. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Tregenza T, Royle NJ (In Press). The effect of size and sex ratio experiences on reproductive competition in Nicrophorus vespilloides burying beetles in the wild. J Evol Biol, 29(3), 541-550. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Tregenza T, Royle NJ (2015). Male burying beetles extend, not reduce, parental care duration when reproductive competition is high. J Evol Biol, 28(7), 1394-1402. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2014). Effects of resource variation during early life and adult social environment on contest outcomes in burying beetles: a context-dependent silver spoon strategy?. Proceedings. Biological sciences / the Royal Society, 281(1785). Abstract.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2013). Nutrition during sexual maturation affects competitive ability but not reproductive productivity in burying beetles. Functional Ecology, 27(6), 1350-1357. Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Hopwood PE, MazuĂ© GPF, Carter MJ, Head ML, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (In Press). Do female Nicrophorus vespilloides reduce direct costs by choosing males that mate less frequently?. Biol Lett, 12(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hopwood P, Moore, AJ, Tregenza T, Royle N (In Press). Niche variation and the maintenance of variation in body size in a burying beetle.
Hopwood PE, Head ML, Jordan EJ, Carter MJ, Davey E, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (In Press). Selection on an antagonistic behavioral trait can drive rapid genital coevolution in the burying beetle, Nicrophorus vespilloides. Evolution, 70(6), 1180-1188. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Tregenza T, Royle NJ (In Press). The effect of size and sex ratio experiences on reproductive competition in Nicrophorus vespilloides burying beetles in the wild. J Evol Biol, 29(3), 541-550. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Tregenza T, Royle NJ (2015). Male burying beetles extend, not reduce, parental care duration when reproductive competition is high. J Evol Biol, 28(7), 1394-1402. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2014). Effects of resource variation during early life and adult social environment on contest outcomes in burying beetles: a context-dependent silver spoon strategy?. Proceedings. Biological sciences / the Royal Society, 281(1785). Abstract.
Royle NJ, Hopwood PE, Head ML (2013). Burying beetles. Curr Biol, 23(20), R907-R909. Author URL.  Full text.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2013). Nutrition during sexual maturation affects competitive ability but not reproductive productivity in burying beetles. Functional Ecology, 27(6), 1350-1357. Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Hopwood PE, MazuĂ© GPF, Carter MJ, Head ML, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (In Press). Do female Nicrophorus vespilloides reduce direct costs by choosing males that mate less frequently?. Biol Lett, 12(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hopwood P, Moore, AJ, Tregenza T, Royle N (In Press). Niche variation and the maintenance of variation in body size in a burying beetle.
Hopwood PE, Head ML, Jordan EJ, Carter MJ, Davey E, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (In Press). Selection on an antagonistic behavioral trait can drive rapid genital coevolution in the burying beetle, Nicrophorus vespilloides. Evolution, 70(6), 1180-1188. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Tregenza T, Royle NJ (In Press). The effect of size and sex ratio experiences on reproductive competition in Nicrophorus vespilloides burying beetles in the wild. J Evol Biol, 29(3), 541-550. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Tregenza T, Royle NJ (2015). Male burying beetles extend, not reduce, parental care duration when reproductive competition is high. J Evol Biol, 28(7), 1394-1402. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2014

Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2014). Effects of resource variation during early life and adult social environment on contest outcomes in burying beetles: a context-dependent silver spoon strategy?. Proceedings. Biological sciences / the Royal Society, 281(1785). Abstract.

2013

Royle NJ, Hopwood PE, Head ML (2013). Burying beetles. Curr Biol, 23(20), R907-R909. Author URL.  Full text.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2013). Nutrition during sexual maturation affects competitive ability but not reproductive productivity in burying beetles. Functional Ecology, 27(6), 1350-1357. Abstract.  Full text.

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