Dr. Sonja Sbilordo

Sonja Sbilordo

Academic background

2014-present Technical assistant, University of Zurich
2009-2013 Laboratory technician / research associate, ETH Zurich
2003-2010 PhD student, University of Zurich
2002-2008 Research assistant, Zoological Museum of the University of Zurich
2001 Diploma thesis in Zoology, University of Zurich
1994-2001 Biology student, University of Zurich


Mahdjoub H, Khelifa R, Roy J, Sbilordo SH, Zeender V, Perdigón Ferreira J, Gourgoulianni N & Lüpold S 2023. Interplay between male quality and male-female compatibility in female choice across episodes of selection. Science Advances 9: eadf5559. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.adf5559

Zeender V, Sbilordo SH, Roy J & Lüpold S. 2023. Paternal condition affects offspring reproduction and life history in a sex-specific manner in Drosophila melanogaster. Evolution 77: 467-481. doi: 10.1093/evolut/qpac051

De Nardo AN, Sbilordo SH, Roy J & Lüpold S. 2021. Condition-dependent interaction between mating success and competitive fertilization success in Drosophila melanogaster. Evolution 75: 2014-2026. doi: 10.1111/evo.14228

Koch EL, Sbilordo SH & Guillaume F. 2021. Genetic variance in fitness and its cross-sex covariance predict adaptation during experimental evolution. Evolution 74: 2725-2740. doi: 10.1111/evo.14119

Sbilordo SH & Martin OY. 2014. Pre- and postcopulatory sexual selection act in concert to determine male reproductive success in Tribolium castaneum. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 112: 67-75. doi: 10.1111/bij.12262

Sbilordo SH, Martin OY & Ribi G. 2012. Chromosome inheritance and reproductive barriers in backcrosses between two hybridizing Viviparus snail species. Journal of Molluscan Studies 78: 357-363. doi: 10.1093/mollus/eys023

Sbilordo SH, Gräzer VM, Demont M & Martin OY. 2011. Impacts of starvation on male reproductive success in Tribolium castaneum. Evolutionary Ecology Research 13: 347-359. doi: 10.3929/ethz-a-009988013

Sbilordo SH, Martin OY & Ward PI. 2010. The karyotype of the yellow dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria, a model organism in studies of sexual selection. Journal of Insect Science 10: 118. doi: 10.1673/031.010.11801

Sbilordo SH, Schäfer MA & Ward PI. 2009. Sperm release and use at fertilization by yellow dung fly females (Scathophaga stercoraria). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 98: 511-518. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2009.01296.x

Arthur BI, Sbilordo SH, Pemberton AJ & Ward PI. 2008. The anatomy of fertilization in the yellow dung fly Scathophaga stercoraria. Journal of Morphology 269: 630-637. doi: 10.1002/jmor.10617