Links to the papers are provided on my Google Scholar page and most of the full texts can be downloaded for free from my ResearchGate page. Also note that most recent preprints are not here but on bioRxiv! However, I am trying to upload PDFs (click on PDF in the end of the reference) and create links to most papers (click on article titles) on this page as well. Please contact me if you cannot download something.


92. Ivimey-Cook ER, Sales K, Carlsson H, Immler S, Chapman T, Maklakov AA. Transgenerational fitness effects of lifespan extension by dietary restriction in Caenorhabditis elegans. Proc R Soc B, accepted

91. Lind MI, Carlsson H, Duxbury EML, Ivimey-Cook E, Maklakov AA. Cost-free lifespan extension via optimisation of gene expression in adulthood aligns with the developmental theory of ageing. Proc R Soc B, 288: 20201728


90. Jiménez-Ortega D, Kolm N, Immler S, Maklakov AA, Gonzalez-Voyer A. Long live evolves in large brain lineages. Evolution, accepted

89. Monaghan P, Maklakov AA, Metcalfe NB (2020) Intergenerational transfer of ageing: parental age and offspring lifespan. Trends Ecol Evol, online first

88. Lind MI, Zwoinska MK, Andersson J, Carlsson H, Krieg T, Larva T, Maklakov AA (2020) Environmental variation mediates the evolution of anticipatory parental effects. Evolution Letters, online,

87. Spagopoulou F, Teplitsky C, Lind MI, Chantepie S, Gustafsson L, Maklakov AA. (2020) Silver-spoon upbringing improves early-life fitness but promotes reproductive ageing in a wild bird. Ecology Letters,

86. Mautz BS, Lind MI, Maklakov AA. (2019) Dietary Restriction Improves Fitness of Aging Parents But Reduces Fitness of Their Offspring in Nematodes. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences, doi: 10.1093/gerona/glz276

85. Zwoinska MK, Larva T, Sekajova Z, Carlsson H, Meurling S, Maklakov AA (2019) Artificial selection for increased dispersal results in lower fitness. J Evol Biol,


84. Berg EC, Lind MI, Monahan S, Bricout S, Maklakov AA (2019) Kin but less than kind: within-group male relatedness does not increase female fitness in seed beetles. Proc R Soc B,

83. Maklakov AA, Chapman T (2019) Evolution of ageing as a tangle of trade-offs: energy versus function. Proc R Soc B,

82. Wylde Z, Spagopoulou F, Hooper AK, Maklakov AA, Bonduriansky R (2019) Parental breeding age effects on descendants’ longevity interact over two generations in matrilines and patrilines. PLoS Biol, online

81. G Alavioon, A Cabrera Garcia, M LeChatelier, AA Maklakov, S Immler (2019) Selection for longer lived sperm within ejaculate reduces reproductive ageing in offspring. Evolution Letters,

80. MI Lind, S Ravindran, Z Sekajova, H Carlsson, A Hinas, AA Maklakov (2019) Experimentally reduced insulin/IGF‐1 signaling in adulthood extends lifespan of parents and improves Darwinian fitness of their offspring. Evolution Letters, 3 (2), 207-216,

79. Zajitschek F, Georgolopoulos G, Vourlou A, Ericsson M, Zajitschek SRK, Friberg U, and Maklakov AA (2018) Evolution under dietary restriction decouples survival from fecundity in Drosophila melanogaster females. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences, gly070,


78. Berra Erkosar, Erika Yashiro, Felix Zajitschek, Urban Friberg, Alexei A Maklakov, Jan R van der Meer, Tadeusz J Kawecki (2018) Host diet mediates a negative relationship between abundance and diversity of Drosophila gut microbiota. Ecology and evolution 8 (18), 9491-9502

77. Griffin RM, Hayward AD, Bolund E, Maklakov AA and Lummaa V (2018) Sex differences in adult mortality rate mediated by early‐life environmental conditions. Ecology Letters, 21: 235–242 PDF


76. Alavioon G, Hotzy C, Nakhro K, Rudolf S, Scofield DG, Zajitschek S, Maklakov AA, Immler S (2017) Haploid selection within a single ejaculate increases offspring fitness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 114:8053–8058, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1705601114

75. Maklakov AA, Carlsson H, Denbaum P, Lind MI, Mautz B, Hinas A and Immler S (2017) Antagonistically pleiotropic allele increases lifespan and late-life reproduction at the cost of early-life reproduction and individual fitness. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 284:20170376 PDF

74. Lind MI, Chen H-y, Cortazar-Chinarro M and Maklakov AA (2017) Rapamycin additively extends lifespan in short-and long-lived lines of the nematode Caenorhabditis remanei. Experimental Biogerontology, 90:79–82 PDF

73. Lind MI, Chen H-y, Meurling S, Guevara Gil AC, Carlsson H, Zwoinska M, Andersson J, Larva T and Maklakov AA (2017) Slow development as an evolutionary cost of long life. Functional Ecology, 31:1252-1261 PDF

72. Zwoinska MK, Maklakov AA, Kawecki TJ and Hollis B (2017) Experimental evolution of slowed cognitive aging in Drosophila melanogaster. Evolution, 71:662-670 PDF

71. Hooper AK, Spagopoulou F, Wylde Z, Maklakov AA and Bonduriansky R (2017) Ontogenetic timing as a condition‐dependent life history trait: High‐condition males develop quickly, peak early and age fast. Evolution, 71:671-685 PDF


70. Maklakov AA and Friberg U (2016) Ageing: Why Males Curtail the Longevity of Their Mates. Current Biology, 26, R913-R936 PDF

69. Maklakov AA and Immler S (2016) The Expensive Germline and the Evolution of Ageing. Current Biology, 26, R577-R586 PDF

68. Bolund E, Lummaa V, Smith KR, Hanson HA and Maklakov AA (2016) Reduced costs of reproduction in females mediate a shift from a male-biased to a female-biased lifespan in humans. Scientific Reports, 6:24672 PDF

67. Berger D, Martinossi I, Grieshop K, Lind MI, Maklakov AA and Arnqvist G (2016) Intralocus sexual conflict and the tragedy of the commons in seed beetles. American Naturalist, 188: E98-R112 PDF

66. Berger D, You T, Minano MR, Grieshop K, Lind MI, Arnqvist G and Maklakov AA (2016) Sexually antagonistic selection on genetic variation underlying both male and female same-sex sexual behavior. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16:88 PDF

65. Zajitschek F, Zajitschek S, Canton C, Georgolopoulo G, Friberg U and Maklakov AA (2016) Evolution under dietary restriction increases male reproductive performance without survival cost. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 283:1825 PDF

64. Chen H-Y, Spagopoulou F and Maklakov AA (2016 ) Evolution of male age-specific reproduction under differential risks and causes of death: males pay the cost of high female fitness. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29: 848-856 PDF

63. Zwoinska MK, Lind MI, Cortazar-Chinarro M, Ramsden M and Maklakov AA  (2016) Selection on learning performance results in the correlated evolution of sexual dimorphism in life-history. Evolution, 70:342-357 PDF


62. Lind MI, Zwoinska MK, Meurling S, Carlsson H and Maklakov AA (2015) Sex-specific trade-offs with growth and fitness following lifespan extension by rapamycin in an outcrossing nematode, Caenorhabditis remanei. Journals of Gerontology A Biological Sciences early access PDF

61. Maklakov AA, Rowe L and Friberg U (2015) Why organisms age: Evolution of senescence under positive pleiotropy? BioEssays 37: 802-807 PDF

60. Kotrschal A, Corral-Lopez A, Zajitschek S, Immler S, Maklakov AA, Kolm N (2015) Artificial selection on relative brain size reveals a positive genetic correlation between brain size and proactive personality in the guppy. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, early view PDF

59. Lind MI, Berg EC, Alavioon G and Maklakov AA (2015) Evolution of differential maternal age effects on male and female offspring development and longevity. Functional Ecology 29: 104-110 PDF


58. Chen H-y and Maklakov AA (2014) Condition Dependence of Male Mortality Drives the Evolution of Sex Differences in Longevity. Current Biology 24: 2423-2427 PDF

57. Berger D, Berg EC, Widegren W, Arnqvist G and Maklakov AA (2014) Multivariate intralocus sexual conflict in seed beetles. Evolution 68: 3457-3469 PDF

56. Berger D, Grieshop K, Lind MI, Goenaga J, Maklakov AA and Arnqvist G (2014) Intralocus Sexual Conflict and Environmental Stress. Evolution DOI: 10.1111/evo.12439 PDF

55. Rogell B, Widegren W, Hallsson L, Berger D, Björklund M and Maklakov AA (2014) Sex-dependent evolution of life-history traits following adaptation to climate warming. Functional Ecology 28:469-478 PDF

54. Zwoinska MK, Lind MI and Maklakov AA (2014) Sexual Conflict: Male Control of Female Longevity. Current Biology 24 (5), R196-R198 PDF

53. Zajitschek F, Jin T, Colchero F and Maklakov AA. (2014) Aging differently: diet- and sex-dependent late-life mortality patterns in Drosophila melanogaster. The Journals of Gerontology series A: Biological Sciences. 69 (6): 666-674 PDF

52. Maklakov AA (2014) Aging: Why Do Organisms Live Too Long? Current Biology 23 (22), R1003-R1005 PDF

51. Kotrschal A, Lievens EJP, Dahlbom J, Bundsen A, Semenova S, Sundvik M, Maklakov AA, Winberg S, Pertti P and Kolm N (2014) Artificial selection on relative brain size reveals a positive genetic correlation between brain size and proactive personality in the guppy. Evolution 68:1139-1149 PDF


50. Zwoinska MK, Kolm N and Maklakov AA (2013) Sex differences in cognitive ageing: Testing predictions derived from life-history theory in a dioecious nematode. Experimental Gerontology 48 (12), 1469-1472 PDF

49. Maklakov AA, Immler S, Gonzalez-Voyer A, Rönn J and Kolm N (2013) Brains and the city in passerine birds: re-analysis and confirmation of the original result. Biology Letters 9 (6), 20130859 PDF

48. Chen H-y, Zajitschek F and Maklakov AA. (2013) Why ageing stops: heterogeneity explains late-life mortality deceleration in nematodes. Biology Letters 9:20130217 PDF

47. Chen H-y and Maklakov AA. 2013. The worm that lived: Evolution of rapid aging under high extrinsic mortality revisited. Worm 2: e23704 PDF

46. Kotrschal A, Rogell B, Bundsen A, Svensson B, Zajitschek S, Brännström I, Immler S, Maklakov AA, Kolm N. 2013. The benefit of evolving a larger brain: big-brained guppies perform better in a cognitive task. Animal Behaviour. 86:e-4-e6 PDF

45. Maklakov AA and Lummaa V. 2013. Evolution of sex differences in lifespan and aging: Causes and constraints. BioEssays 35:717-724 PDF

44. Burgevin L, Friberg U and Maklakov AA. 2013. Intersexual correlation for same-sex sexual behaviour in an insect. Animal Behaviour 85: 759-762 PDF

43. Kotrschal A, Rogell B, Bundsen A, Svensson B, Zajitschek S, Brännström I, Immler S, Maklakov AA, Kolm N. 2013. Artificial selection on relative brain size in the guppy reveals costs and benefits of evolving a larger brain. Current Biology 23: 168-171 PDF

42. Maklakov AA, Immler S, Lovlie H, Flis I & Friberg U. 2013. The effect of sexual harassment on lethal mutation rate in female Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 280: 20121874 PDF

41. Zajitschek F, Zajitschek SRK, Friberg U and Maklakov AA. 2013. Interactive effects of sex, social environment, dietary restriction, and methionine on survival and reproduction in fruit flies. AGE 35: 1193-1204 PDF


40. Chen H-y and Maklakov AA. (2012) Longer lifespan evolves under high condition-dependent mortality. Current Biology 22: 2140-2143 PDF

39. Kotrschal A, Rogell B, Maklakov AA and Kolm N. (2012) Sex-specific plasticity in brain morphology depends on social environment of the guppy, Poecilia reticulata. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66: 1485-1492 PDF

38. Berg EC and Maklakov AA. (2012) Sexes suffer from suboptimal lifespan because of genetic conflict in a seed beetle. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 4296-4302. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1345 PDF


37. Cayetano L, Maklakov AA, Brooks RC and Bonduriansky R. 2011. Evolution of male and female genitalia following release from sexual selection. Evolution 65: 2171-2183. PDF

36. Maklakov AA, Immler S, Gonzalez-Voyer A, Rönn J and Kolm N. 2011. Brains and the city: big brained passerine birds succeed in urban environments. Biology Letters 7: 730-732. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0341 PDF

35. Brooks RC, Scott IM, Maklakov AA, Kasumovic MM, Clark AP and Penton-Voak IS. 2011. National income inequality predicts women’s preferences for masculinized faces better than health does. Proc R Soc B 278: 810-812 PDF


34. Maklakov AA, Cayetano L, Brooks RC and Bonduriansky R. 2010. The roles of life-history selection and sexual selection in the adaptive evolution of mating behaviour in a beetle. Evolution 64, 1273-1282. PDF

33. Brooks RC & Maklakov AA. 2010. Sex differences in obesity associated with total fertility rate. Public Library of Science One 5, e10587. PDF


32. Maklakov AA and Arnqvist G. 2009. Testing for direct and indirect effects of mate choice by manipulating female choosiness. Current Biology 19, 1903-1906. PDF

31. Maklakov AA, Bonduriansky R and Brooks RC. 2009. Sex differences, sexual selection and ageing: an experimental evolution approach. Evolution 63, 2491-2503. PDF

30. Maklakov AA and Fricke C. 2009. Sexual selection did not contribute to the evolution of male lifespan in populations selected for early age at reproduction in a beetle. Ecological Entomology 34, 638-643. PDF

29. Maklakov AA, Hall MD, Simpson SJ, Dessmann J, Clissold, F, Zajitschek F, Lailvaux SP, Raubenhimer D, Bonduriansky R and Brooks RC. 2009. Sex differences in nutrient-dependent reproductive ageing. Aging Cell 8, 324-330. PDF

28. Maklakov AA and Bonduriansky R. 2009. Sex differences in survival costs of homosexual and heterosexual interactions: evidence from a fly and a beetle. Animal Behaviour 77, 1375-1379. PDF

27. Dowling D, Maklakov AA, Friberg U and Hailer F. 2009. Applying the genetic theories of ageing to the cytoplasm: cytoplasmic genetic covariation for fitness and lifespan. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22, 818-827. PDF

26. Bilde T, Maklakov AA, Meisner K, la Guardia L and Friberg U. 2009. Sex differences in the genetic architecture of lifespan in a seed beetle: extreme inbreeding extends male lifespan. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9, 33. PDF


25. Maklakov AA, Simpson SJ, Dessmann J, Clissold, F, Hall MD, Zajitschek F, Raubenhimer D, Bonduriansky R, Brooks RC. 2008. Sex-specific fitness effects of nutrient intake on reproduction and lifespan. Current Biology 18, 1062-1066. PDF

24. Maklakov AA. 2008. Sex differences in lifespan affected by female birth rate in modern humans. Evolution and Human Behaviour 29, 444-449. PDF

23. Bonduriansky R, Maklakov A, Zajitscheck F, Brooks R. 2008. Sexual selection, sexual conflict and the evolution of lifespan and ageing. Functional Ecology 22, 443-453. PDF

22. Bilde T, Friberg U, Maklakov AA, Fry J & Arnqvist G. 2008. The genetic architecture of fitness in a seed beetle: assessing the potential for indirect genetic benefits of female choice. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8, 295. PDF


21. Maklakov AA, Kremer N, Arnqvist G. 2007. The effects of age at mating on female life-history traits in a seed beetle. Behavioral Ecology 18, 551-555. PDF

20. Bilde T, Coates K, Birkhofer K, Bird T, Maklakov AA, Lubin Y and Avilés L. 2007. Survival benefits select for group living despite reproductive costs in a social spider. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20, 2412-2426. PDF

19. Bilde T, Maklakov AA and Schilling N. 2007. Inbreeding avoidance in spiders: evidence for rescue effect in fecundity of females with outbreeding opportunity. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20, 1237-1242. PDF

18. Fricke C & Maklakov AA. 2007. Male age does not affect female fitness in a polyandrous beetle, Callosobruchus maculates. Animal Behaviour 74, 541-548. PDF

17. Maklakov AA, Fricke C, Arnqvist G. 2007. Sexual selection affects lifespan and aging in the seed beetle. Aging Cell 6, 739-744. PDF


16. Maklakov AA, Friberg U, Dowling D & Arnqvist G. 2006. Within-population variation in cytoplasmic genes affects female lifespan and ageing in Drosophila melanogaster. Evolution 60, 2081-2086. PDF

15. Maklakov AA & Lubin Y. 2006. Indirect genetic benefits in a spider with direct costs of mating. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61, 31-38. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-006-0234-9 PDF

14. Maklakov, A.A., Bilde, T. & Lubin, Y. 2006. Inter-sexual combat and resource allocation into body parts in the spider,Stegodyphus lineatus. Ecological Entomology 31, 564-567. PDF

13. Alexei A. Maklakov, Natacha Kremer, Göran Arnqvist. 2006. Ageing and the evolution of female resistance to remating in seed beetles. Biology Letters 2, 62-64. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2005.0398 PDF


12. Maklakov AA, Kremer N and Arnqvist G. 2005. Adaptive male effects on female ageing in seed beetles. Proceedings of the Royal Society series B 272, 2485 – 248. doi:10.1098/rspb.2005.3240 PDF

11. Maklakov AA, Bilde T and Lubin Y. 2005. Sexual conflict in the wild: elevated mating rate reduces female lifetime reproductive success. American Naturalist 165, S38-S45. PDF

10. Bilde, T., Lubin, Y., Smith, D., Schneider, J. and Maklakov, A.A. 2005. The transition to social inbred mating systems in spiders – role of inbreeding tolerance in a subsocial predecessor. Evolution 59, 160-174. PDF


9. Maklakov AA and Lubin Y. 2004. Sexual conflict over mating in a spider: increased fecundity does not compensate for the costs of polyandry. Evolution 58, 1135-1140. PDF

8. Maklakov AA, Bilde T and Lubin, Y. 2004. Sexual selection for increased male body size and protandry in a web-building spider. Animal Behaviour 68, 1041-1048. PDF

7. Segoli, M., Maklakov, A.A., Gavish, E., Tsurim, I. and Lubin, Y. 2004. The effect of previous foraging success on web-building behavior in the sheet-web spider, Frontinella cf. frutetorum(Aranea: Linphynidae). Ethology, Ecology and Evolution 16, 291-298. PDF

6. Maklakov AA, Bilde T and Lubin Y. 2003. Vibratory courtship in a web-building spider: signaling quality or stimulating the female? Animal Behaviour 66, 623-630. PDF

5. Bilde T, Maklakov AA, Taylor P and Lubin Y. 2002. State-dependent decisions in nest site selection by a web-building spider. Animal Behaviour 64, 447-452. PDF

4. Maklakov AA. 2002. Snake-directed mobbing in a cooperative breeder: anti-predator behaviour or self-advertisement for the formation of dispersal coalitions? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 52, 372-378. PDF

3. Wright J, Berg E, de Kort S, Khazin V and Maklakov AA. 2001. Cooperative sentinel behaviour in the Arabian babbler. Animal Behaviour 62, 973-979. PDF

2. Wright J, Maklakov AA and Khazin V. 2001. State-dependent sentinels: an experimental study in the Arabian babbler. Proceedings of the Royal Society series B 268, 821-826. PDF

1. Wright J, Berg E, de Kort S, Khazin V and Maklakov AA. 2001. Safe selfish sentinels in a cooperative bird. Journal of Animal Ecology 70, 1070-1079. PDF