Stefan Lüpold

Research Interests

Sexual selection; reproductive physiology; gamete evolution; reproductive and life-history trade-offs; behavioural ecology; phylogenetic analyses; meta-analyses


Education and Professional Positions

2015 - present Group Leader (SNSF Ambizione), University of Zurich, Switzerland
2015 Independent Research Fellow, University of Manchester, UK
2014 - present Associate Editor for BMC Evolutionary Biology
2011 - 2015 Research Assistant Professor, Syracuse University, USA
2010 - 2013 SNSF Postdoctoral research fellow, Syracuse University, USA
2009 Postdoctoral research assistant, University of Sheffield, UK
2005 - 2009 Ph.D., University of Sheffield, UK
2002 - 2003 M.Sc., University of Zurich, Switzerland

Selected Publications

  • Lüpold S., Manier MK., Puniamoorthy N., Schoff C., Starmer WT., Buckley Luepold SH., Belote JM., Pitnick S. (2016) How sexual selection can drive the evolution of costly sperm ornamentation. Nature, 533(7604):535-538. DOI: 10.1038/nature18005
  • Jin L., Yang SN., Liao WB., Lüpold S. (2016) Altitude underlies variation in the mating system, somatic condition and investment in reproductive traits in male Asian grass frogs (Fejervarya limnocharis). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 70(8):1197-1208. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-016-2128-9
  • Lüpold S., Fitzpatrick JL. (2015) Sperm number trumps sperm size in mammalian ejaculate evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 282(1819):20152122. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2122
  • Lüpold S., Simmons LW., Tomkins JL., Fitzpatrick JL. (2015) No evidence for a trade-off between sperm length and male premating weaponry. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28(12):2187-2195. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12742
  • Liu IA., Johndrow JE., Abe J. Lüpold S., Westneat DF. Yasukawa K., Nowacki S. (2015) Genetic diversity does not explain variation in extra-pair paternity in multiple populations of a songbird. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28(5):1156-1169. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12644