Michal Polak - Publications

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 

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Year Citation  Score
2023 Benoit JB, Ajayi OM, Webster A, Grieshop K, Lewis D, Talbott H, Bose J, Polak M. Shifted levels of sleep and activity under darkness as mechanisms underlying ectoparasite resistance. Biorxiv : the Preprint Server For Biology. PMID 37961082 DOI: 10.1101/2023.10.30.564749  0.694
2022 Polak M, McEvey SF. Refutation of traumatic insemination in the species complex. Biology Letters. 18: 20210625. PMID 35135315 DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2021.0625  0.381
2021 Polak M, Tomkins JL. Evolution: Natural selection, sexual selection, and the jaws of death. Current Biology : Cb. 31: R1092-R1095. PMID 34582819 DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.07.077  0.549
2021 Tyler F, Haverkos S, Imm A, Polak M. Analysis of correlated responses in key ejaculatory traits to artificial selection on a diversifying secondary sexual trait. Journal of Insect Physiology. 133: 104291. PMID 34364848 DOI: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2021.104291  0.511
2021 Arnqvist G, Grieshop K, Hotzy C, Rönn J, Polak M, Rowe L. Direct and indirect effects of male genital elaboration in female seed beetles. Proceedings. Biological Sciences. 288: 20211068. PMID 34229496 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2021.1068  0.757
2021 Polak M, Hurtado-Gonzales JL, Benoit JB, Hooker KJ, Tyler F. Positive genetic covariance between male sexual ornamentation and fertilizing capacity. Current Biology : Cb. PMID 33567290 DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.01.046  0.531
2020 Benoit JB, Bose J, Bailey S, Polak M. Interactions with ectoparasitic mites induce host metabolic and immune responses in flies at the expense of reproduction-associated factors. Parasitology. 1-39. PMID 32498733 DOI: 10.1017/S0031182020000918  0.335
2019 Rodriguez-Exposito E, Garcia-Gonzalez F, Polak M. Individual and synergistic effects of male external genital traits in sexual selection. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. PMID 31554023 DOI: 10.1111/Jeb.13546  0.615
2019 Polak M, Starmer WT, Barker JSF. A mating plug and male mate choice in Drosophila hibisci Bock. Animal Behaviour. 56: 919-926. PMID 9790703 DOI: 10.1006/Anbe.1998.0850  0.59
2017 Gray LJ, Simpson SJ, Polak M. Fruit flies may face a nutrient-dependent life-history trade-off between secondary sexual trait quality, survival and developmental rate. Journal of Insect Physiology. PMID 29203178 DOI: 10.1016/J.Jinsphys.2017.11.010  0.488
2017 Polak M, Simmons LW, Benoit JB, Ruohonen K, Simpson SJ, Solon-Biet SM. Nutritional geometry of paternal effects on embryo mortality. Proceedings. Biological Sciences. 284. PMID 29021174 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2017.1492  0.419
2016 Polak M, Fanson KV, Taylor PW, Yap S. Differential genotypic effects of sexual trait size on offspring mating success and viability Behavioral Ecology. 27: 444-451. DOI: 10.1093/Beheco/Arv174  0.57
2015 LeVasseur-Viens H, Polak M, Moehring AJ. No evidence for external genital morphology affecting cryptic female choice and reproductive isolation in Drosophila. Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution. 69: 1797-807. PMID 25962316 DOI: 10.1111/Evo.12685  0.623
2015 Polak M, Hooker KJ, Tyler F. Consistent positive co-variation between fluctuating asymmetry and sexual trait size: A challenge to the developmental instability-sexual selection hypothesis Symmetry. 7: 976-993. DOI: 10.3390/Sym7020976  0.497
2015 Hurtado-Gonzales JL, Gallaher W, Warner A, Polak M. Microscale laser surgery demonstrates the grasping function of the male sex combs in drosophila melanogaster and drosophila bipectinata Ethology. 121: 45-56. DOI: 10.1111/Eth.12316  0.567
2015 Luong LT, Penoni LR, Horn CJ, Polak M. Physical and physiological costs of ectoparasitic mites on host flight endurance Ecological Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/Een.12218  0.309
2014 Grieshop K, Polak M. Evaluating the post-copulatory sexual selection hypothesis for genital evolution reveals evidence for pleiotropic harm exerted by the male genital spines of Drosophila ananassae. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 27: 2676-86. PMID 25403358 DOI: 10.1111/Jeb.12524  0.783
2013 Polak M, Tomkins JL. Developmental selection against developmental instability: a direct demonstration. Biology Letters. 9: 20121081. PMID 23325737 DOI: 10.1098/Rsbl.2012.1081  0.526
2012 Hotzy C, Polak M, Rönn JL, Arnqvist G. Phenotypic engineering unveils the function of genital morphology. Current Biology : Cb. 22: 2258-61. PMID 23103188 DOI: 10.1016/J.Cub.2012.10.009  0.744
2012 Grieshop K, Polak M. The precopulatory function of male genital spines in Drosophila ananassae[Doleschall] (Diptera: Drosophilidae) revealed by laser surgery. Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution. 66: 2637-45. PMID 22834760 DOI: 10.1111/J.1558-5646.2012.01638.X  0.781
2012 Polak M, Tomkins JL. Developmental instability as phenodeviance in a secondary sexual trait increases sharply with thermal stress Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 25: 277-287. PMID 22107054 DOI: 10.1111/J.1420-9101.2011.02429.X  0.412
2010 Polak M, Rashed A. Microscale laser surgery reveals adaptive function of male intromittent genitalia. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 277: 1371-6. PMID 20053645 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2009.1720  0.62
2010 Polak M. Landmark Territoriality in the Neotropical Paper Wasps Polistes canadensis (L.) and P. carnifex (F.) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Ethology. 95: 278-290. DOI: 10.1111/J.1439-0310.1993.Tb00477.X  0.511
2010 RASHED A, POLAK M. Differential condition dependence among morphological traits inferred from responses to heat stress is predicted by sexual selection theory Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 101: 566-574. DOI: 10.1111/J.1095-8312.2010.01523.X  0.487
2009 Uetz GW, Roberts JA, Wrinn KM, Polak M, Cameron GN. Impact of a catastrophic natural disturbance on fluctuating asymmetry (FA) in a wolf spider éCoscience. 16: 379-386. DOI: 10.2980/16-3-3261  0.42
2009 RASHED A, POLAK M. Does male secondary sexual trait size reveal fertilization efficiency in Australian Drosophila bipectinata Duda (Diptera: Drosophilidae)? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 98: 406-413. DOI: 10.1111/J.1095-8312.2009.01268.X  0.621
2009 Polak M, Simmons LW. Secondary sexual trait size reveals competitive fertilization success in Drosophila bipectinata Duda Behavioral Ecology. 20: 753-760. DOI: 10.1093/Beheco/Arp056  0.59
2008 Rashed A, Hamilton B, Polak M. Ectoparasite resistance is correlated with reduced host egg hatch rate in the Drosophila-Macrocheles system. Environmental Entomology. 37: 1099-104. PMID 19036187 DOI: 10.1603/0046-225X(2008)37[1099:Ericwr]2.0.Co;2  0.345
2008 Polak M. The developmental instability-sexual selection hypothesis: A General evaluation and case study Evolutionary Biology. 35: 208-230. DOI: 10.1007/S11692-008-9032-9  0.503
2007 Polak M, Taylor PW. A primary role of developmental instability in sexual selection. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 274: 3133-40. PMID 17939982 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2007.1272  0.473
2007 Luong LT, Polak M. Environment-dependent trade-offs between ectoparasite resistance and larval competitive ability in the Drosophila-Macrocheles system. Heredity. 99: 632-40. PMID 17700633 DOI: 10.1038/Sj.Hdy.6801040  0.461
2007 Luong LT, Polak M. Costs of resistance in the Drosophila-macrocheles system: a negative genetic correlation between ectoparasite resistance and reproduction. Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution. 61: 1391-402. PMID 17542848 DOI: 10.1111/J.1558-5646.2007.00116.X  0.389
2007 Jaenike J, Polak M, Fiskin A, Helou M, Minhas M. Interspecific transmission of endosymbiotic Spiroplasma by mites. Biology Letters. 3: 23-5. PMID 17443956 DOI: 10.1098/Rsbl.2006.0577  0.34
2007 Luong LT, Heath BD, Polak M. Host inbreeding increases susceptibility to ectoparasitism. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 20: 79-86. PMID 17210002 DOI: 10.1111/J.1420-9101.2006.01226.X  0.361
2007 Polak M, Luong LT, Starmer WT. Parasites physically block host copulation: a potent mechanism of parasite-mediated sexual selection Behavioral Ecology. 18: 952-957. DOI: 10.1093/Beheco/Arm066  0.573
2005 Polak M, Starmer WT. Environmental origins of sexually selected variation and a critique of the fluctuating asymmetry-sexual selection hypothesis. Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution. 59: 577-85. PMID 15856700 DOI: 10.1111/J.0014-3820.2005.Tb01017.X  0.505
2005 HALLIDAY RB, WALTER DE, POLAK M. A new species of Gamasodes Oudemans from Australia (Acari: Parasitidae) Zootaxa. 1001: 17. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.1001.1.2  0.379
2004 Polak M, Stillabower EM. The relationship between genotype, developmental stability and mating performance: disentangling the epigenetic causes. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 271: 1815-21. PMID 15315897 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2004.2786  0.481
2004 Polak M, Starmer WT, Wolf LL. Sexual selection for size and symmetry in a diversifying secondary sexual character in Drosophila bipectinata Duda (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution. 58: 597-607. PMID 15119443 DOI: 10.1554/03-459  0.486
2003 Polak M. Heritability of resistance against ectoparasitism in the Drosophila-Macrocheles system Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 16: 74-82. PMID 14635882 DOI: 10.1046/J.1420-9101.2003.00500.X  0.503
2002 Polak M, Opoka R, Cartwright IL. Response of fluctuating asymmetry to arsenic toxicity: support for the developmental selection hypothesis. Environmental Pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987). 118: 19-28. PMID 11996379 DOI: 10.1016/S0269-7491(01)00281-0  0.339
2001 Polak M, Starmer WT. The quantitative genetics of fluctuating asymmetry. Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution. 55: 498-511. PMID 11327158 DOI: 10.1554/0014-3820(2001)055[0498:Tqgofa]2.0.Co;2  0.363
2001 Wolf LL, Starmer WT, Polak M, Barker JS. Genetic architecture of a wing size measure in Drosophila hibisci from two populations in eastern Australia. Heredity. 85: 521-9. PMID 11240618 DOI: 10.1046/J.1365-2540.2000.00763.X  0.328
2001 Polak M, Wolf LL, Starmer WT, Barker JSF. Function of the mating plug in Drosophila hibisci Bock Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 49: 196-205. DOI: 10.1007/S002650000281  0.528
2000 Starmer WT, Polak M, Wolf LL, Barker JS. Reproductive characteristics of the flower-breeding Drosophila hibisci Bock (Drosophilidae) in eastern Australia: within-population genetic determinants of ovariole number. Heredity. 90-6. PMID 10692015 DOI: 10.1046/J.1365-2540.2000.00630.X  0.333
2000 WOLF LL, POLAK M, BARKER JSF, BOWLES J, STARMER WT. Reproductive characteristics of Drosophila hibisci in the Northern Territory, Australia Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 71: 549-562. DOI: 10.1111/J.1095-8312.2000.Tb01274.X  0.414
1999 Polak M, Starmer WT. Parasite-induced risk of mortality elevates reproductive effort in male Drosophila. Proceedings. Biological Sciences. 265: 2197-201. PMID 9872007 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.1998.0559  0.531
1998 Polak M. EFFECTS OF ECTOPARASITISM ON HOST CONDITION IN THEDROSOPHILA–MACROCHELESSYSTEM Ecology. 79: 1807-1817. DOI: 10.1890/0012-9658(1998)079[1807:Eoeohc]2.0.Co;2  0.503
1997 Polak M. Ectoparasitism in mothers causes higher positional fluctuating asymmetry in their sons: implications for sexual selection. The American Naturalist. 149: 955-974. PMID 18811257 DOI: 10.1086/286032  0.562
1996 Polak M. Ectoparasitic Effects on Host Survival and Reproduction: The Drosophila-- Macrocheles Association Ecology. 77: 1379-1389. DOI: 10.2307/2265535  0.538
1995 Polak M, Markow TA. EFFECT OF ECTOPARASITIC MITES ON SEXUAL SELECTION IN A SONORAN DESERT FRUIT FLY. Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution. 49: 660-669. PMID 28565138 DOI: 10.1111/J.1558-5646.1995.Tb02302.X  0.734
1995 Polak M, Brown WD. Mating tactics and courtship behavior inCleogonus rubetra (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Journal of Insect Behavior. 8: 453-463. DOI: 10.1007/Bf01995319  0.566
1994 Polak M. Large-size advantage and assessment of resource holding potential in male Polistes fuscatus (F.) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Animal Behaviour. 48: 1231-1234. DOI: 10.1006/Anbe.1994.1355  0.376
1992 Polak M. Distribution of virgin females influences mate-searching behavior of male polistes canadensis (L.) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Journal of Insect Behavior. 5: 531-535. DOI: 10.1007/Bf01058198  0.475
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