Dr Adam Shuttleworth

Dr Shuttleworth is an evolutionary ecologist and pollination biologist who examines the role of insect sensory perception and preferences (including olfactory, visual and gustatory) in shaping plant-pollinator interactions and floral evolution. He has a particular interest in the ecology and evolution of asclepiads and stapeliads (Apocynaceae: Asclepidoideae).

 Quote:   “If one weevil is smaller than another weevil, does that make it the lesser of two weevils?” Anonymous
Position:   Researcher
Qualifications:   BSc (Zoology & Entomology), University of Natal
BSc Hons (Entomology), University of Natal
PhD (Entomology), University of KwaZulu-Natal
Discipline:   Life Sciences
Campus:   Pietermaritzburg
 Email:   shuttleworthadam@gmail.com
 Research Areas:   Plant-animal interactions, chemical ecology, evolutionary biology, oviposition-site mimicry.
 Recent Publications:   JÜRGENS, A., WEE, S-L., SHUTTLEWORTH, A. AND JOHNSON, S.D. 2013. Chemical mimicry of insect oviposition sites: a global analysis of convergence in angiosperms. Ecology Letters 16: 1157-1167.

SHUTTLEWORTH, A. AND JOHNSON, S.D. 2012. The Hemipepsis-wasp pollination system in South Africa: a comparative analysis of trait convergence in a highly specialized plant guild. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 168: 278-299.

SHUTTLEWORTH, A. AND JOHNSON, S.D. 2010. The missing stink: sulphur compounds can mediate a shift between fly and wasp pollination systems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 277: 2811-2819.

SHUTTLEWORTH, A. AND JOHNSON, S.D. 2009. The importance of scent and nectar filters in a specialized wasp-pollination system. Functional Ecology 23: 931-940.

SHUTTLEWORTH, A. AND JOHNSON, S.D. 2009. A key role for floral scent in a wasp-pollination system in Eucomis (Hyacinthaceae). Annals of Botany 103: 715-725.

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Postgraduate Candidates:    PG Candidates

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