Phew – the effect of heat waves on sperm

Zebs hot

Lori’s work on the effect of heat on sperm quality was recently published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, and attracted some nice coverage in the media.

Lori also put together a nice blog with more pictures and videos for the Nature Ecol and Evol web site. That can be seen here. The original paper can be found here.

Sperm in finches: not too many, not too few

Today saw the publication of the first paper from Lori’s thesis (yay). The paper, published in the Auk, focuses attention on the variation in the number of sperm trapped in the perivitelline layer of the membrane of the egg. The paper is supported  by a Blog post written by Lori.