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Published: 20
Author h-index: 8

Lüpold, S., M.K. Manier, N. Puniamoorthy, C. Schoff, W.T. Starmer, S.H. Lüpold, J.M. Belote and S. Pitnick. 2016. How sexual selection can drive the evolution of costly sperm ornamentation. Nature (533: 535–538

Rohner, P.T., W.U. Blanckenhorn and N. Puniamoorthy. 2016. Sexual selection on male size drives the evolution of male-biased sexual size dimorphism via the prolongation of male development. Evolution (70: 1189–1199)

Puniamoorthy, N. 2014. Behavioural barriers to reproduction may evolve faster than sexual morphology among populations of a dung fly (Sepsidae). Animal Behaviour 98: 139-148.

Blanckenhorn, W.U., R. Gautier, M. Nick, N. Puniamoorthy and M.A. Schäfer. 2014. Stage- and sex-specific heat tolerance in the yellow dung fly Scathophaga stercoraria. Journal of Thermal Biology 46: 1-9.

Rohner, P., Y. Ang, L. Zhao, N. Puniamoorthy, W.U. Blanckenhorn and R. Meier. 2014. Genetic data confirm the species status of Sepsis nigripes Meigen, 1826 (Diptera: Sepsidae) and adds one species to the Alpine fauna while questioning the synonymy of Sepsis helvetica Munari, 1985. Invertebrate Systematics 28: 555-563.

Puniamoorthy, N., Schäfer, M.A., Römbke, J., Meier, R. and W.U. Blanckenhorn. 2014. Ivermectin sensitivity is an ancient trait affecting all ecdysozoa but shows phylogenetic clustering among sepsid flies. Evolutionary Applications 7: 548–554.

Ang, Y.C., J. Puniamoorthy, A.C. Pont, M. Bartak, W.U. Blanckenhorn, W.G. Eberhard, N. Puniamoorthy, V. Silva, L. Munari and R. Meier. 2013. A plea for digital reference collections and other science-based digitization initiatives in taxonomy: Sepsidnet as exemplar. Systematic Entomology 38:637-644.

Martin, O.Y., N. Puniamoorthy, A. Gubler, C. Wimmer, C. Germann and M.V. Bernasconi. 2013. Infections with the microbe Cardinium in the Dolichopodidae and other Empidoidea (Diptera). Journal of Insect Science  13:47.

Blanckenhorn, W.U., N. Puniamoorthy, A. Scheffczyk and J. Römbke. 2013. Evaluation of eco-toxicological effects of the parasiticide moxidectin in comparison to ivermectin in 11 species of dung flies. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 89: 15-20.

Blanckenhorn, W.U, N. Puniamoorthy, M.A. Schäfer, A. Scheffczyk and J. Römbke. 2013. Standardized laboratory tests with 21 species of temperate and tropical sepsid flies confirm their suitability as bioassays of pharmaceutical residues (ivermectin) in cattle dung Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 89: 21-28.

Martin, O.Y., N. Puniamoorthy, A. Gubler, C. Wimmer and M.V. Bernasconi. Infections with Wolbachia, Spiroplasma, and Rickettsia in the Dolichopodidae and other Empidoidea. Infection, Genetics and Evolution,  13:317-330.

Puniamoorthy, N., W.U. Blanckenhorn and M.A. Schäfer. 2012. Differential investment in pre- versus post-copulatory sexual selection reinforces a cross-continental reversal of sexual size dimorphism in Sepsis punctum (Diptera: Sepsidae), Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25: 2253–2263.


Puniamoorthy, N., M. A. Schäfer and W. U. Blanckenhorn. 2012. Sexual selection accounts for the geographic reversal of sexual size dimorphism in the dung fly, Sepsis punctum. Evolution 66: 2117–2126.


Puniamoorthy, N., Kotrba, M. and R. Meier. 2010. Unlocking the ‘Black Box’: Female genitalia in Sepsidae (Diptera) evolves fast and is specific to most species. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:275.


Römbke, J., K.D. Floate, R. Jochmann, M.A. Schäfer, N. Puniamoorthy, S. Knäbe, J. Lehmus, B. Rosenkranz, A. Scheffczyk, T. Schmidt, A. Sharples and W.U. Blanckenhorn. 2009. Lethal and sublethal toxic effects of a test chemical (Ivermectin) on the yellow dung fly (Scathophage stercoraria) based on a standardized international ring test. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 28(10): 2117-2124.


Puniamoorthy,N., M.Rifqi, D. Tan, Meier, R. 2009. From Kissing to Belly Stridulation: Comparative Analysis Reveals Surprising Diversity, Rapid Evolution, and much Homoplasy in the Mating Behavior of 27 Species of Sepsid Flies (Diptera: Sepsidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 22: 2146-2156.


Puniamoorthy, N., Su, K.F.Y., Meier, R. 2008. Bending for love: losses and gains of sexual dimorphisms are strictly correlated with changes in the mounting position of sepsid flies (Sepsidae: Diptera). BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:155. 


Ang, Y., Puniamoorthy, N., Meier, R. 2008. Secondarily reduced foreleg armature in Perochaeta dikowi sp.n. (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha: Sepsidae) due to a novel mounting technique. Systematic Entomology 33: 552-559.


Ingram, K.K., Laamanen, T., Puniamoorthy, N., Meier, R. 2008. Lack of Morphological Coevolution Between Male Forelegs and Female Wings in Themira (Sepsidae: Diptera: Insecta). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 93: 227-238.


Puniamoorthy, N., Jeevanandam, J., Kutty, S. 2008. Give south Indian authors their true names. Nature 452: 530.