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Preprints and PDFs available upon request

​* = Equal first authorship

^ = Undergraduate co-author

13. Lerch BA, Rudrapatna A, Rabi N, Wickman J, Koffel T, and Klausmeier CA. Connecting local and regional scales with stochastic metacommunity models: Competition, ecological drift, and dispersal. Ecological Monographs 93(4): e1591. (link)

12. Bishop ME^ and Lerch BA. 2023. The influence of language on the evolution of cooperation. Evolution and Human Behavior 44(4): 349-358. (link)

11. Lerch BA and Servedio MR. 2023. Predation drives complex eco-evolutionary dynamics in sexually-selected traits. PLoS Biology 21(4): e3002059. (link)

10. Xu K*, Lerch BA*, and Servedio MR. 2023. The Fisher process of sexual selection with the coevolution of preference strength. Evolution 77(4): 1043-1055. (link)

9.  Lerch BA and Servedio MR. 2023. Indiscriminate mating and the coevolution of sex discrimination and sexual signaling. American Naturalist 201(4): E56-E69. (link)

8.  Lerch BA, Smith DA, Koffel T, Bagby SC, and Abbott KC. 2022. How public can public goods be? Environmental context shapes the evolutionary ecology of partially private goods. PLoS Computational Biology 18(11): e1010666. (link)

7.  Lerch BA, Price TD, and Servedio MR. 2022. Better to divorce than be widowed: Mortality and environmental heterogeneity drive the evolution of divorce. American Naturalist 200(4): 518-531. (link; media)

6.  Clejan I, Congleton CD, and Lerch BA. 2022. The emergence of group fitness. Evolution 76(8): 1689-1705. (link)

5.  Lerch BA, Abbott KC, Archie EA, and Alberts SC. 2021. Better baboon breakups: Collective decision theory of complex social network fissions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 288(1964): 20212060. (link; media)

4.  Lerch BA and Servedio MR. 2021. Same-sex sexual behaviour and selection for indiscriminate mating. Nature Ecology and Evolution 5(1): 135-141. (link; preprint; talk; media)

3.  Lerch BA and Abbott KC. 2020. Allee effects drive the coevolution of cooperation and group size in high reproductive skew groups. Behavioral Ecology 31(3): 661-671. (link)

2.  Lerch BA, Dautel KA, Brewer S, Liang A, Siewe N, and Flanagan SP. 2020. Space, density, and extra-pair matings have opposing impacts on male and female reproductive success. Population Ecology 62(2): 269-283. (link)

1.  Lerch BA, Nolting BC, and Abbott KC. 2018. Why are demographic Allee effects so rarely seen in social animals? Journal of Animal Ecology 87(6): 1547-1559. (link)


  1. Lerch BA and Abbott KC. A general theory for the dynamics of social populations: Within-group density dependence and between-group processes. In revision for Ecological Monographs.

  2. Lerch BA and Servedio MR. The evolution of mate attachment. In revision for American Naturalist.

  3. Stankowski S, Cutter AD, Satokangas I, Lerch BA, et al. Toward the integration of speciation research. Under review for Evolutionary Journal of the Linnean Society.

  4. Lerch BA, Bürger R, and Servedio MR. Reconciling Santa Rosalia: Both reproductive isolation and coexistence constrain diversfication. Submitted to American Naturalist.

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