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Hardy, N.B., Peterson, D. A., Ross, L. & Rosenheim, J. A. (2018) Does a plant-eating insect's diet govern the evolution of insecticide resistance? Comparative tests of the pre-adaptation hypothesis. Evolutionary Applications DOI: 10.1111/eva.12579


De La Filia, A., Andrews, S., Clark, J.M. & Ross, L. (in press) The unusual reproductive system of head  and body lice (Pediculus humanus) Medical and Veterinary Entomology


Blackmon, Ross, L., Bachtrog, D. (2016) Sex determination, sex chromosomes and karyotype evolution in insects. Journal of Heredity 108 (1), 78-93


Davies, N.G., Ross, L.*, Gardner, A.* (2016) The ecology of sex explains patterns of helping in arthropod societies. Ecology Letters 19 (8), 862-872  (*authors contributed equally)


Blackmon, H. , Hardy, N.B., Ross, L. (2015) The evolutionary dynamics of haplodiploidy: Genome architecture and haploid viability. Evolution 69 (11), 2971-2978


Lohse, K. & Ross, L. (2015) What haplodiploids can teach us about introgression and speciation. Molecular Ecology 24 (20), 5075-5077


De La Filia, A., Bain, S. & Ross, L. (2015) Haplodiploidy and the reproductive ecology of Arthropods Current Opinion in Insect Science 9, 36–43


Ross, L. & Normark, B.B., (2015) Evolutionary problems in centrosome and centriole biology Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28(5), 995–1004


Ross, L., Blackmon, H., Lorite, P., Gokhman, V.E. & Hardy, N.B. (2015) Recombination, chromosome number and eusociality in the Hymenoptera Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28(1), 105-16


Gardner, A. & Ross, L. (2014) Mating ecology explains patterns of genome elimination Ecology Letters 17, 1602-1612


Tree of Sex Consortium. "Tree of Sex: A database of sexual systems."Scientific Data 1 (2014).


Bachtrog, Doris, et al. "Sex Determination: Why So Many Ways of Doing It?."PLoS Biology 12.7 (2014): e1001899.


Patten, M. M., Ross, L., Curley, J. P., Queller, D. C., Bonduriansky, R., & Wolf, J. B. (2014). The evolution of genomic imprinting: theories, predictions and empirical tests. Heredity.


Normark, B. B., & Ross, L. (2014). Genetic conflict, kin and the origins of novel genetic systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences369(1642), 20130364.


Ross, L., Gardner, A., Hardy, N.B. & West, S.W. (2013) Ecology, not the genetics of sex determination, determines who helps in eusocial populations. Current Biology in press


Husnik, F., Nikoh, N., Koga R., Ross, L., Duncan, R.P., Fujie, M., Tanaka, M., Satoh, N., Bachtrog, D., Wilson, A.C.C., von Dohlen, C.D., Fukatsu, T., and McCutcheon, J.P. (2013) Horizontal Gene Transfer from Diverse Bacteria to an Insect Genome Enables a Tripartite Nested Mealybug Symbiosis. Cell 153, 1567-1578


Gardner, A. & Ross, L. (2013) Haplodiploidy, sex-ratio adjustment and eusociality. American Naturalist 181, E60-E67


Ross, L., Hardy, N. B., Okusu, A. & Normark, B. B. (2013) Large population size predicts the distribution of asexuality in scale insects Evolution 67, 196-206


Ross, L., Langenhof, M. B. W., Pen. I. & Shuker, D. M. (2012) Temporal variation in sex allocation in the mealybug Planococcus citri: adaptation, constraint, or both? Evolutionary Ecology 26, 1481-1496


Ross, L., Normark, B. B., Pen, I. & Shuker, D. M. (2012) The role of endosymbionts in the evolution of asymmetric genetic systems in scale insects (Coccoidea) Ecology and Evolution 2, 1071-1081


Gardner, A. & Ross, L. (2011) The evolution of hermaphroditism by an infectious male derived cell lineage. American Naturalist 178, 191-201


Ross, L., Shuker, D. M. & Pen, I. (2011). The evolution and suppression of male suicide under paternal genome elimination. Evolution 65, 554-563


Ross, L., Dealey, E. M., Beukeboom, L. & Shuker, D. M. (2011). Temperature, ageing and starvation: their effects on sex allocation in the citrus mealybug. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65, 909-919


Ross, L., Pen, I. & Shuker, D. M. (2010). Genomic conflict in scale insects: the causes and consequences of bizarre genetic systems. Biological Reviews 85, 807-828.


Ross L., Pen, I. & D.M. Shuker, D.M. (2010) Sex-specific dispersal behaviour of crawlers in the mealybug Planococcus citri. Entomologia Hellenica 19, 54-65.


Normark, B. B. & Ross, L. (2010) Obituary Uzi Nur. Entomologia Hellenica 19, 173-176.


Ross, L., Langenhof, M. B. W., Pen, I., Beukeboom, L., West, S. A. & Shuker, D. M. (2009). Sex allocation in a species with Paternal Genome Elimination: clarifying the role of crowding and female age in the mealybug Planococcus citri. Evolutionary Ecology Research 12, 89–104.


Ross, L. & Shuker, D. M. (2009). Scale insects. Current Biology 19, R184-R186.


Shuker, D. M., Moynihan, A. M. & Ross, L. (2009). Sexual conflict, sex allocation and the genetic system. Biology Letters 5, 682-685.