preprints & manuscripts in review
Pilakouta N, Vega-Trejo R, de Boer RA, Fitzpatrick JL. Parental care and inbreeding depression help explain patterns of inbreeding avoidance in animals. In revision at Nature Ecology & Evolution.
Pilakouta N, Patterson C. Biparental care is associated with reduced inbreeding depression. In review at American Naturalist.
Sidhu K, Zafeiri S, Malcolm C, Caplat P, Lancaster L, Pilakouta N. Heatwaves during early development have long-term consequences for parental care in adulthood. Submitted.
Pilakouta N, Killen SS, Kristjánsson BK, Skúlason S, Lindström J, Metcalfe NB, Parsons KJ (2023) Temperature preference does not evolve in sticklebacks despite multigenerational exposure to elevated temperatures. Ecology & Evolution
Pilakouta N, Humble J, Hill I, Arthur J, Costa A, Smith B, Killen SS, Kristjánsson BK, Skúlason S, Lindström J, Metcalfe NB, Parsons KJ (2023) Testing the predictability of morphological evolution in contrasting thermal environments. Evolution
Pilakouta N, O'Donnell P, Crespel A, Levet M, Claireaux M, Humble JL, Kristjánsson BK, Skúlason S, Lindström J, Metcalfe NB, Killen SS, Parsons KJ (2023) A warmer environment can reduce sociability in an ectotherm. Global Change Biology
Pilakouta N, Baillet A (2022) Effects of temperature on mating behaviour and mating success: a meta-analysis. Journal of Animal Ecology
Campbell CS, Adams CE, Bean CW, Pilakouta N, Parsons KJ (2021) Evolvability under climate change: bone development and shape plasticity are heritable and correspond with performance in Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus). Evolution & Development
Pilakouta N, Alund M (2021) Sexual selection and environmental change: what do we know and what comes next? Current Zoology
Pilakouta N, Killen SS, Kristjánsson BK, Skúlason S, Lindström J, Metcalfe NB, Parsons KJ (2020) Multigenerational exposure to elevated temperatures leads to a reduction in standard metabolic rate in the wild. Functional Ecology
Parsons KJ, McWhinnie K, Pilakouta N, Walker L (2019) Does phenotypic plasticity initiate developmental bias? Evolution & Development
Pilakouta N, Hanlon EJH, Smiseth PT (2018) Biparental care is more than the sum of its parts: experimental evidence for synergistic effects on offspring fitness. Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Pilakouta N, Smiseth PT (2017) Mating preferences for outbred versus inbred males are conditional upon a female's own inbreeding status. Animal Behaviour
Pilakouta N, Correa MA, Alonzo SH (2017) Predation risk influences heterospecific mating preference in the green swordtail, Xiphophorus helleri. Ethology
Pilakouta N, Smiseth PT (2016) Maternal effects alter the severity of inbreeding depression in the offspring. Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Pilakouta N, Halford C, Racz R, Smiseth PT (2016) Effects of contest experience and contest outcome on female reproductive investment and offspring fitness. American Naturalist
Pilakouta N, Sieber DJ, Smiseth PT (2016) Sibling competition does not exacerbate inbreeding depression in the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides. Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Pilakouta N, Richardson J, Smiseth PT (2016) If you eat, I eat: resolution of sexual conflict over consumption from a shared resource. Animal Behaviour
Pilakouta N, Jamieson S, Moorad JA, Smiseth PT (2015) Parental care buffers against inbreeding depression in burying beetles. PNAS
Pilakouta N, Richardson J, Smiseth PT (2015) State-dependent cooperation in burying beetles: parents adjust their contribution towards care based on both their own and their partner’s size. Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Pilakouta N, Alonzo SH (2014) Predator exposure leads to a short-term reversal in female mate preferences in the green swordtail, Xiphophorus helleri. Behavioral Ecology
popular science articles
Pilakouta N (2018) Are two parents better than one? Yes, but only if you're a burying beetle. The Conversation