Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2016
    Senior University Lecturer, Lund University, Sweden

  • 2012 – 2016
    Researcher, Lnd University

  • 2010 – 2011
    Postdoctoral research, Uppsala University, Sweden, and University of Tübingen, Germany

  • 2009 – 2010
    Postdoctoral reserach, Uppsala University

  • 2007 – 2009
    Postdoctoral research, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  • 2002 – 2006
    PhD in Ecology, Lund University

  • 2000 – 2001
    MSc in Animal Ecology, Lund University

  • 1997 – 2000
    BSc in Biology, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Selected publications

  • Lund-Hansen, K.K., Olito, C., Morrow, E.H. & Abbott, J.K. (2021) Sexually antagonistic coevolution between the sex chromosomes of Drosophila melanogaster. PNAS 118 (8) e2003359118.

  • Abbott, J.K., Chippindale, A.K. & Morrow, E.H. (2020) The microevolutionary response to male‐limited X‐chromosome evolution in Drosophila melanogaster reflects macroevolutionary patterns. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 33(6):738-750

  • Alpedrinha, J., Rodrigues, L.R., Magalhães, S. & Abbott J.K. (2019) The virtues and limitations of exploring the eco‐evolutionary dynamics of sexually selected traits. Oikos 128(10):1381-1389

  • Olito, C. Abbott, J.K. & Jordan C.Y. (2018) The interaction between sex-specific selection and local adaptation in species without separate sexes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 373(1757):20170426

  • Abbott, J. K., Nordén, A. K. & Hansson, B. (2017) Sex chromosome evolution: historical insights and future perspectives. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284: 20162806. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.2806.

  • Morris, M. R., Friebertshauser, R. J., Rios-Cardenas, O., Liotta, M. N. & Abbott, J. K. (2016) The potential for disruptive selection on growth rates across genetically influenced alternative reproductive tactics. Evolutionary Ecology 30(3):519-533. DOI: 10.1007/s10682-016-9823-x.

  • Tazzyman, S. J. & Abbott, J. K. (2015) Self-fertilization and inbreeding limit the scope for sexually antagonistic polymorphism. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28(3):723-729. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12592.

  • Katayama, N., Abbott, J. K., Kjærandsen, J., Takahashi, Y., & Svensson, E. I. (2014) Sexual selection on wing interference patterns in Drosophila melanogaster. PNAS, 111(42):15144-15148.DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1407595111.

  • Abbott, J. K., Innocenti, P., Chippindale, A. K., & Morrow, E. H. (2013) Epigenetics and sex-specific fitness: an experimental test using male-limited evolution in Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS One, 8(7): e70493. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070493.

  • Abbott, J. K. (2011) Intralocus sexual conflict and sexually antagonistic genetic variation in hermaphroditic animals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278:161-169. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2010.1401.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Sexual antagonism and sex chromosome evolution in hermaphrodites

  • X-Y coevolution in Drosophila

  • Female-limited X-chromosome evolution

  • Intralocus tactical conflict in Xiphophorus multilineatus

  • Applying statistical models to definitions of life

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Swedish Ecological Society Oikos (secretary/treasurer)

  • European Society for Evolutionary Biology

Media coverage

  • Member of panel of experts on popular science TV show Fråga Lund http://www.svt.se/fraga-lund/

  • https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170526084533.htm

  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/10/23/female-fruit-flies-prefer-mates-with-dazzle-dullards-neednt-bother/?utm_term=.aa432c438d97

  • http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=b9%5F20841461%5F82%5F06%2D09%2D2015%5F

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Active supporter of popular science


Other activities and achievements/family

  • Swedish Research Council panel member 2016 – 2019

  • Co-ordinator for multidisciplinary project "A Plurality of Lives" at the Pufendorf Institute for Advances Studies, 2016 – 2017

  • Subject editor at Oikos

  • Reviewing editor at Journal of Evolutionary Biology

  • Editorial Board Member at Proceedings of the Royal Society B

  • Family currently consists of husband, two daughters, one dog, two cats, two guinea pigs, fish, and stick insects.


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