Publications and Presentations

Essays:

Spikes, M. (2020). The pressure to assimilate. Science, 368(6498), 1506–1506. DOI: 

https://doi.org/10.1126/science.368.6498.1506

Research Articles:
Spikes, M., Schlupp, I. (January 2020). Males can’t afford to be choosy: male reproductive investment does not influence preference for female size in Limia (Poeciliidae). Behavioural Processes. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2021.104315
Spikes, M., Huebler, S., Schlupp, I. (Submitted). Male secondary sexual traits do not predict female preference in Caribbean livebearing fishes (Limia).
Spikes, M., Rodríguez-Silva R., Bennett, K., Bräger, S., Josaphat, J., Torres-Pineda, P., Ernst, A., Havenstein, K., Schlupp, I., Tiedemann, R. (In prep). A phylogeny of the genus Limia (Teleostei: Poeciliidae) suggests a single-lake radiation nested in a Caribbean-wide allopatric speciation scenario. Pre-Print available (10.21203/rs.3.rs-133136/v1)
Invited Lectures:
Spikes, M. (2020, October). The evolution of atypical preferences in Caribbean livebearing fishes (Limia). Francis Marion University, Florence, SC.
Spikes, M. (2020, January). The evolution of atypical preferences in Caribbean livebearing fishes (Limia). University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany.
Spikes, M. (2019, July). Promoting Inclusion through Transparency Workshop. Behaviour 2019 Chicago, IL.
Spikes, M. (2018, October). Modes of Selection. BIOL 1005: Concepts of Biology. University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Oral Presentations:

Spikes, M., Huebler, S., Schlupp, I. (2019, July). Size Doesn’t Matter: Limia Do Not Prefer Large Mates. Behaviour 2019 Chicago, IL.

Spikes, M., Schlupp, I. (2018, October). Why is Limia different from other livebearing fishes? 3 Minute Thesis. University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
Spikes, M., Huebler, S., Schlupp, I. (2018, October). Size Doesn’t Matter: Limia Do Not Prefer Large Mates. University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
Spikes, M., Schlupp, I. (2017, May). The Cost of Being a Choosy Male: The Relationship between Reproductive Investment and Mate Preference. Poeciliid Biologists meeting, Norman, OK.

Poster Presentations:

Spikes, M., Schlupp, I. (2017, December). Is Courtship Not Enough? Courtship in Livebearing Limia (Poeciliidae) Does Not Influence Male Mate Preference. ASAB Winter meeting, London, United Kingdom.

Spikes, M., Schlupp, I. (2017, August).  The Relationship between Reproductive Investment and Mate Preference. Behaviour meeting, Estoril, Portugal.
Spikes, M., Schlupp, I. (2017, June). The Cost of Being a Choosy Male: The Relationship between Reproductive Investment and Mate Preference. Animal Behavior Society meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Spikes, M., Harness, N., Schul, J. (2017, April). The Influence of Social Context on Complex Calls in Meadow Katydids. Southwestern Association of Naturalists meeting, Lawton, OK.
Spikes, M., Harness, N., Schul, J. (2016, May). The Influence of Social Context on Complex Calls in Meadow Katydids. University of Missouri-Columbia Undergraduate Research Symposium, Columbia, MO.