Allen J. Moore
Distinguised Research Professor and Department Head
Ph.D. (1988) University of Colorado, Boulder
Phone: 706-542-4423
Email: ajmoore@uga.edu

Research Interests
Research in our laboratory focuses on evolutionary and behavioral genetics. We use both molecular and quantitative genetic approaches to address the evolution of complex traits, especially traits expressed in and influencing social interactions. We also develop theoretical quantitative genetic models of the evolution of traits expressed during interactions. Finally, we are also interested in the genetics, development and evolution of differences between the sexes (including sexual dimorphism, sexual signaling and parental care) and in the genetic basis and consequences of sexual selection.

  • Moore, A. J. 2011. Open debate and progress in ecology and evolution. Ecology and Evolution 1: DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5
  • Procter, D. S., A. J. Moore & C.W. Miller. 2012. The form of sexual selection arising from male-male competition depends on the presence of females in the social environment. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 803-812.
  • Attisano, A., A. J. Moore & P. J. Moore. 2012. Reproduction-longevity trade-offs reflect diet, not adaptation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 873-880.
  • Bailey, N. W. & A. J. Moore. 2012. Runaway sexual selection without genetic correlations: social environments and flexible mate choice initiate and enhance the Fisher process. Evolution 66: 2674-2684.
  • Flores, E. E., A. J. Moore & J. D. Blount. 2012. Unusual whitish eggs in the poison frog Dendrobates auratus Gerard, 1855. Tropical Zoology 25: 67-73.
  • Head, M. L., L. K. Berry, N. J. Royle & A. J. Moore. Paternal care: direct and indirect genetic effects of fathers on offspring performance. Evolution 66: 3570-3581.
  • Hunt, J., R. R. Snook, C. Mitchell, H. S. Crudgington & A. J. Moore. Sexual selection and experimental evolution of chemical signals in Drosophila pseudoobscura. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 2232-2241.
  • Bleakley, B. H., S. M. Welter, K. McCauley-Cole, S. M. Shuster & A. J. Moore. 2012. Cannibalism as an interacting phenotype: pre-cannibalistic aggression is influenced by social partners in the endangered Socorro isopod (Thermosphaeroma theromophilum). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, in press.
  • Moore, A. J. 2012. Genetic influences on social dominance: cow wars. Heredity, in press.Székely, T., A. J. Moore & J. Komdeur (eds) 2010. Social Behaviour: Genes, Ecology and Evolution. Cambridge University Press.
  • South, S. H., C. M. House, A. J. Moore, S. J. Simpson & J. Hunt. 2011. Male cockroaches prefer a high carbohydrate diet that makes them more attractive to females: implications for the study of condition dependence. Evolution 65: 1594-1606.
  • House, C. M., B. H. Bleakley, C. A. Walling, T. A. R. Price, C. E. Stamper & A. J. Moore. 2011. The influence of maternal effects on indirect benefits associated with polyandry. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278 :1177-1182.
  • McGlothlin, J. W., A. J. Moore, J. B. Wolf & E. D. Brodie III 2010. Interacting phenotypes and the evolutionary process. III. Social evolution. Evolution 64: 2558-2574.
  • Snook, R. R., L. D. Bacigalupe‡ & A. J. Moore 2010. The quantitative genetics and coevolution of male and female reproductive traits. Evolution 64: 1926-1934.
  • Barrett, E. L. B., A. J. Moore & P. J. Moore 2009. Diet and social conditions during sexual maturation have unpredictable influences on female life history trade-offs. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 571-581.
  • Barrett, E. L. B., J. Hunt, A. J. Moore & P. J. Moore 2009. Effects of nutrition during juvenile and sexual development on female life-history trajectories: the thrifty phenotype in a cockroach. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276: 3257-3264.
  • Edvardsson, M., J. Hunt, A. J. Moore & P. J. Moore 2009. Quantitative genetic variation in the control of ovarian apoptosis under different environments. Heredity 103: 217-222.
  • House, C. M., C. A. Walling, C. E. Stamper & A. J. Moore 2009. Females benefit from multiple mating but not multiple mates in the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 1961-1966.
  • Hunt, J., C. J. Breuker, J. A. Sadowski & A. J. Moore 2009. Male-male competition, female mate choice and their interaction: determining total sexual selection. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 13-26.
  • Walling, C. A., C. E. Stamper, C. Salisbury & A. J. Moore 2009. Experience does not alter alternative mating tactics in the burying beetle, Nicrophorus vespilloides. Behavioral Ecology 20: 153-159.
  • Bacigalupe, L. D., H. S. Crudginton, J. Slate, A. J. Moore & R. R. Snook. 2008. Sexual selection and interacting phenotypes in experimental evolution: a study of Drosophila pseudoobscura mating behavior. Evolution 62: 1804-1812.
  • Barrett, E. L. B., R. F. Preziosi, A. J. Moore & P. J. Moore 2008. Effects of mating delay and nutritional signals on resource recycling in a cyclically breeding cockroach. Journal of Insect Physiology 54: 25-31.
  • Edvardsson, M., J. Hunt, P. J. Moore & A. J. Moore 2008. Female agreement over male attractiveness is not affected by cost of mating with experienced males. Behavioral Ecology 19: 854-859.
  • Gibbs, M., C. J. Breuker, P. T. Smiseth & A. J. Moore 2008. Does sibling competition have a sex-specific effect on offspring growth and development in the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides? Entomologia Experimentalis et Applica 126: 158-164.
  • House, C. M., G. M. V. Evans, P. T. Smiseth, C. E. Stamper, C. A. Walling‡ & A. J. Moore 2008. The evolution of repeated mating in the burying beetle, Nicrophorus vespilloides. Evolution 62: 2004-2014.
  • Montrose, V. T., W. E. Harris, A. J. Moore & P. J. Moore 2008. Sperm competition within a dominance hierarchy: investment in social status versus investment in ejaculates. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21: 1290-1296.
  • Smiseth, P. T. & A. J. Moore 2008. Parental distribution of resources in relation to hunger and size rank in the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides. Ethology 114: 789-796.
  • Walling, C. A., C. E. Stamper, P. T. Smiseth & A. J. Moore. 2008. Genetic architecture of sex differences in parental care. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105: 18430-18435.
  • Bacigalupe, L. D, H. S. Crudington, F. Hunter, A. J. Moore, & R. R. Snook 2007. Sexual conflict does not drive reproductive isolation in experimental populations of Drosophila pseudoobscura. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20: 1763-1771.
  • Gowaty, P. A., W. W. Anderson, C. K. Blum, L. C. Drickamer, Y.-K. Kim, & A. J. Moore 2007. The hypothesis of reproductive compensation and its assumptions about mate preferences and offspring viability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104: 15023-15027.
  • House, C. M., J. Hunt & A. J. Moore 2007. Sperm competition, alternative mating tactics, and context-dependent fertilisation success in the burying beetle, Nicrophorus vespilloides. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 274: 1309-1315.
  • Lock, J. E., P. T. Smiseth, P. J. Moore & A. J. Moore 2007. Coadaptation of prenatal and postnatal maternal effects. American Naturalist 170: 709-718.
  • Miller, C. W. & A. J. Moore 2007. A potential resolution to the lek paradox through indirect genetic effects. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 274: 1279-1286.
  • Moore, P. J., W. E. Harris & A. J. Moore 2007. The cost of keeping eggs fresh: quantitative genetic variation in females that mate late relative to sexual maturation. American Naturalist 169: 311-322.
  • Oldekop, J. A., P. T. Smiseth, H. D. Piggins & A. J. Moore 2007. Adaptive switch from infancticide to parental care: How do beetles time their behaviour? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20: 1998-2004.
  • Smiseth, P. T., L. Lennox & A. J. Moore 2007. Interaction between parental care and sibling competition: parents enhance offspring growth and exacerbate sibling competition. Evolution 61: 2331-2339.
  • Smiseth, P. T. & A. J. Moore 2007. Signalling of hunger by senior and junior larvae in asynchronous broods of the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides. Animal Behaviour 74: 699-705.
  • Smiseth, P. T., R. J. S. Ward & A. J. Moore 2007. Parents influence asymmetric sibling competition: Experimental evidence with partially dependent young. Ecology 88: 3174-3182.
  • Astles, P. A., A. J. Moore & R. F Preziosi 2006. A comparison of methods to estimate cross environment genetic correlations.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19: 114-122.
  • Smiseth, P. T., S. Musa & A. J. Moore 2006. Negotiation between parents: does the timing of mate loss affect female compensation in Nicrophorus vespilloides? Behavior 143: 293-301.
  • Smiseth, P. T., R. J. S. Ward & A. J. Moore 2006. Asynchronous hatching in Nicrophorus vespilloides, an insect in which parents provide food for their offspring.  Functional Ecology 20: 151-156.
  • Kölliker, M., E. D. Brodie III, & A. J. Moore 2005. The coadaptation of parental supply and offspring demand.  American Naturalist 166: 506-516.
  • Moore, A. J. & T. Pizzari 2005.  Quantitative genetic models of sexual conflict based on interacting phenotypes.  American Naturalist 165: S88-S97.
  • Smiseth, P. T., C. Dawson, E. Varley & A. J. Moore 2005.  How do caring parents respond to mate loss? Differential response by males and females.  Animal Behaviour 69: 551-559.
  • Lock, J. E., P. T. Smiseth & A. J. Moore 2004.  Selection, inheritance and the evolution of parent-offspring interactions.  American Naturalist 164: 13-24.
  • Moore, P. J., W. E. Harris, V. T. Montrose, D. Levin & A. J. Moore 2004.  Constraints on evolution and post-copulatory sexual selection: trade-offs among ejaculate characteristics.  Evolution 58: 1773-1780.
  • Rauter, C. M. & A. J. Moore 2004. Time constraints and trade-offs among parental care behaviours: effects of brood size, sex, and loss of mate.  Animal Behaviour 68: 695-702.
  • Smiseth, P. T. & A. J. Moore 2004. Behavioral dynamics between caring males and females in a beetle with facultative biparental care.  Behavioral Ecology 15: 621-628.
  • Smiseth, P. T. & A. J. Moore 2004. Signalling of hunger when offspring forage by both begging and self-feeding. Animal Behaviour 67: 1083-1088.
  • Moore, A. J., P. A. Gowaty & P. J. Moore 2003. Females avoid manipulative males and live longer.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology 16: 523-530.
  • Moore, P. J. & A. J. Moore 2003.  Developmental flexibility and the effect of social environment on fertility and fecundity in parthenogenetic reproduction.  Evolution & Development 5: 163-168.
  • Smiseth, P. T., C. T. Darwell & A. J. Moore 2003.  Partial begging: An empirical model for the early evolution of offspring begging.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 270: 1773-1777.
  • Beeler, A. E., C. M. Rauter & A. J. Moore 2002.  Mate discrimination by females in the burying beetle Nicrophorus orbicollis: the influence of male size on attractiveness to females.  Ecological Entomology 27: 1-6.
  • Boake, C. R. B., S. J. Arnold, F. Breden, L. M. Meffert, M. J. Ritchie, B. Taylor, J. B. Wolf & A. J. Moore 2002.  Genetic tools for studying adaptation and the evolution of behavior.  American Naturalist 160: S143-S159.
  • Evenden, M. L., B. G. Spohn, A. J. Moore, R. F. Preziosi & K. F. Haynes 2002.  Inheritance and evolution of male response to sex pheromone in Trichoplusia ni (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).  Chemoecology 12: 53-59.
  • Moore, A. J., K. F. Haynes, R. F. Preziosi & P. J. Moore 2002.  The evolution of interacting phenotypes: genetics and evolution of social dominance.  American Naturalist 160: S186-S197.
  • Moore, A. J. & P. Kukuk 2002.  Quantitative genetic analysis in natural populations. Nature Reviews Genetics 3: 971-978.
  • Rauter, C. M. & A. J. Moore 2002.  Quantitative genetics of growth and development time in the burying beetle Nicrophorus pustulatus in the presence and absence of post-hatching parental care.  Evolution 56: 96-110.
  • Rauter, C. M. & A. J. Moore 2002.  Evolutionary importance of parental care performance, food resources, and direct and indirect genetic effects in a burying beetle.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology 15: 407-417.
  • Smiseth, P. T. & A. J. Moore 2002. Does resource availability affect offspring begging and parental provisioning in a partially begging species?  Animal Behaviour 63: 577-585.
  • Corley, L. S., J. R. Blankenship & A. J. Moore  2001 Genetic variation and asexual reproduction in the facultatively parthenogenetic cockroach Nauphoeta cinerea: Implications for the evolution of sex.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology 14:68-74.
  • Gemeno, C., A. J. Moore, R. F. Preziosi & K. F. Haynes 2001.  Quantitative genetics of signal evolution: a comparison of the pheromonal signal in two populations of the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni. Behavior Genetics 31:157-165.
  • Moore, A. J., P. A. Gowaty, W. Wallin, & P. J. Moore 2001. Sexual conflict and the evolution of female mate choice and male dominance.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (B) 268:517-523.
  • Moore, P. J. & A. J. Moore 2001. Reproductive aging and mating: the ticking of the biological clock in female cockroaches.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 98:9171-9176.
  • Wolf, J. B., W. A. Frankino, A. F. Agrawal, E. D. Brodie III & A. J. Moore 2001.  Developmental interactions and the constituents of quantitative variation.  Evolution 55:232-245.
  • "Phenotypic selection resulting from social interactions" NSF (With E. D. Brodie III, PI, University of Virginia)
  • "The evolution of parental care roles" NERC (UK)
  • "Social and co-evolutionary dynamics of mating behaviour and parental care" NERC (UK)