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Zanco, B., Morimoto, J., Cockerell, F., Mirth, C. K., & Sgro, C. M. (2023). Fluctuating temperatures exacerbate nutritional stress during development in Drosophila melanogaster. bioRxiv, 2023-11.


58.  Morimoto, J.* (2024). Expat grants won’t fix Brazilian research. Nature. 629(8011):261.

57. Laurie, S., Ainslie, L., Mitchell, S., Morimoto, J. (2024) Turmeric shortens lifespan in housefliesFrontiers in Insect Science (4)1-4

56. von Hellfeld, R., Christie, C., Derous, D., & Morimoto, J. (2024). Super food or super toxic? Turmeric and spirulina as culprits for the toxic effects of food dyes in Drosophila. Journal of Insect Physiology. 153. 104600.

55. de Assis, T., Nagata, J., Evans, A. A., Morimoto, J., Favaro, L. F. (2024). Influence of environmental factors on reproduction of the invasive Gulf toadfish Opsanus beta (Teleostei: Batrachoididae) in a subtropical estuary. Discover Environment. 2(7)

54. Morimoto, J. (2024). Optimum ratio of dietary protein and carbohydrate that maximises lifespan is shared among related insect species. Aging Cell, 00, e14067


53. McCracken, A. W., Niazy, N., Turi, S., Arya, V., Kempraj, V., & Morimoto, J. (2023). A novel protein-based fruit fly trap in melon flies Bactrocera cucurbitae for effective pest control management. Journal of Applied Entomology

52. Morimoto, J., McDonald, G. C., & Wigby, S. (2023). Social group composition modulates the role of last male sperm precedence in post‐copulatory sexual selection. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 36, 1102–1115 

51. Morimoto, J. (2023). Nutrigonometry IV: Thales’ theorem to measure the rules of dietary compromise in animals. Scientific Reports. 13, 7466

50. Morimoto, J., Conceição, P., Mirth, C., Lihoreau, M. (2023) Nutrigonometry I: using right-angle triangles to quantify nutritional trade-offs in multidimensional performance landscapes. American Naturalist 201(5) 725-740

49. Duffus, N. E., Echeverri, A., Dempewolf, L., Noriega, J. A., Furumo, P. R., Morimoto, J. (2023). The Present and Future of Insect Biodiversity Conservation in the Neotropics: Policy Gaps and Recommendations. Neotropical Entomology, 1-15.



48. Morimoto, J. (2022) Uric acid metabolism modulates diet-dependent responses to intraspecific competition in Drosophila larvae. iScience. 12(25).


47. Morimoto, J. (2022) Nutrigonometry II: experimental strategies to maximise nutritional information in multidimensional performance landscapes. Ecology and Evolution. 12, e9174. 

46. Morimoto, J., Conceição, P., Smoczyk, K. (2022) Nutrigonometry III: curvature, area, and differences between performance landscapes. Royal Society Open Science. 9(11), 221326.

45. Fritola M, Salvador C S, Martins, C C M, Ezequiel B S, Morimoto J, Salles M J S. (2022) Intrauterine exposure to omeprazole increases the risk of teeth morphological anomalies in the offspring of a murine model. Odontology. 4(23) 1-8

44. Morimoto, J. (2022). Larval crowding effects during early development in the Chinese oak silkmoth Antheraea pernyi (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Ecology and Evolution, 12, e9283.

43. Morimoto J.,­Derous D., Wenzel M., Henry Y., Colinet H. (2022) The transcriptomic signature of physiological trade-offs caused by larval overcrowding in Drosophila. Insect Science.

42. Dinh H, Lundbäck I, Kumar S, Morimoto J., Ponton F (2022) Sugar-rich larval diet promotes lower adult pathogen load and higher survival after infection in a polyphagous fly. Journal of Experimental Biology. 225 (16): jeb243910

41. Morimoto, J. (2022). Intersectionality of philosophical and social sciences frameworks: can ethical AI restore equality of opportunities in academia? Humanities and Social Sciences Communications. 9:203

40. Conceição, P., Morimoto, J. (2022) ‘Holey’ niche: finding holes in niche hypervolumes using persistence homology. Journal of Mathematical Biology  84:57

39. Morimoto, J., Barcellos, R., Schoborg, T. A., Nogueira, L. P., & Colaço, M. V. (2022). Assessing Anatomical Changes in Male Reproductive Organs in Response to Larval Crowding Using Micro-computed Tomography Imaging. Neotropical Entomology. 51, 526–535

38. Veiner, M., Morimoto, J., Leadbeater, E., & Manfredini, F. (2022). Machine Learning models identify gene predictors of waggle dance behaviour in honeybees. Molecular Ecology Resources. 22, 2248– 2261


37. Duffus, N., Morimoto, J. (2022) Current conservation policies in the UK and Ireland overlook endangered insects and are taxonomically biased towards Lepidoptera. Biological Conservation. 466:109464. 

36.  Morimoto, J., Than, A., Nguyen, B., Lundbäck, I., Ponton, F. (2022) Density-by-diet interactions during larval development shape adult life-history trait expression and fitness in a polyphagous fly. American Naturalist.​

35. Morimoto, J., & Kerr, L. (2022) Larval densities of the protected striped lychnis moth Shargacucullia lychnitis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Buckinghamshire. British Journal of Entomology and Natural History, 34, 3023.1-8. **Cover**


34. Morimoto, J., Ponchon, A., Sofronov, G., & Travis, J. (2021) Editorial for Research Topic: Applications of Machine Learning to Evolutionary Ecology Data. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 869.

33. Morimoto (2021). Parental ecological history can differentially modulate parental age effects on offspring physiological traits in Drosophila. Current Zoology. zoab081

32. Nguyen, Dinh, Morimoto, Ponton (2021) Sex-specific effects of the microbiota on adult carbohydrate intake and body composition in a polyphagous fly. Journal of Insect Physiology.

31. Dinh, Nguyen, Morimoto, Lundbäck, Kumar, Ponton (2021) Trans-generational effects of parental diet on offspring development and disease resistance in flies. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

30. Morimoto and Ponton (2021) Virtual Reality in Biology: could we become virtual naturalists? Evolution: Education and Outreach

29. Duffus, Christie and Morimoto (2021) Insect cultural services: how insects have changed our lives and how can we do better for them. Insects


28.  Morimoto and Pietras. (2020) Natural history of model organisms: the secret (group) life of Drosophila melanogaster larvae and why it matters to developmental ecology. Ecology and Evolution

27. Morimoto and Pietras. (2020) Strong foraging preferences for Ribes alpinum (Saxifragales: Grossulariaceae) in the polyphagous caterpillars of Buff tip moth Phalera bucephala (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae). Ecology and Evolution

26. Nguyen, Dinh, Morimoto, Ponton. (2020) Parental microbiota modulates offspring development, body mass and fecundity in a polyphagous fruit fly. Microorganisms

25. Than, Ponton, Morimoto. (2020) Integrative developmental ecology: a review of density-dependent effects on fitness and symbiotic interactions in non-social holometabolous insects. Evolutionary Ecology   **Cover**


24. Morimoto (2020) Addressing global challenges with unconventional insect ecosystem services: why should humanity care about insect larvae? People and Nature. **Highlighted article of the British Ecological Society **


23. Morimoto (2020) Bateman (1948): Was it all wrong? A comment on Hoquet (2020). Animal Behaviour


22. Ponton, Morimoto, et al., (2020). Macronutrients modulate resistance to infection and immunity in Drosophila. Journal of Animal Ecology


21. Morimoto, et al., (2020) Effects of carbohydrate types on larval development and adult traits in a polyphagous fruit fly Journal of Insect Physiology


20. Morimoto and Lihoreau (2020) Open Data for Open Questions in Comparative Nutrition. Insects


19. Morimoto et al., (2019) Commensal microbiota modulates larval foraging behaviour, development rate, and pupal production in Bactrocera tryoni. BMC Microbiology


18. Morimoto (2019). Species-level, but not family-level dietary breadth predicts geographic distribution of Sydney butterflies. Insect Conservation and Diversity. 


17. Morimoto (2019). Foraging decisions as multi-armed bandit problems: applying reinforcement learning algorithms to foraging data. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 


16. Nguyen, et al... Morimoto (2019) Interactions between ecological factors in the developmental environment modulate pupal and adult traits in a polyphagous fly. Ecology and Evolution ​


15. Morimoto and Lihoreau (2019) Quantifying nutritional trade-offs across multidimensional performance landscapes. American Naturalist. ​


14. Morimoto et al., (2019) Larval foraging behaviour and accommodation of diluted diets during development in a polyphagous fly. Royal Society Open Science


13. Morimoto J., et al., (2019) Crowded developmental environment promotes adult sex-specific nutrient consumption in a polyphagous fly. Frontiers in Zoology 


12. Morimoto J., et al., (2019) Sex peptide receptor-regulated polyandry modulates the balance of pre- and post-copulatory sexual selection in Drosophila. Nature Communications. ​


11. Morimoto and Baltrus (2019) The Extended Genotype: to what extent? A comment on Carthey et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 


10. Morimoto*, Senior* et al., (2019) Sucrose and starch intake contribute to reduced alveolar bone height in a rodent model of naturally occurring periodontitis. PLoS One. * - equal contributions


9. Ponton and Morimoto (2019) Links between Nutrition, Immunity, and Infection. in Encyclopaedia of Animal Behaviour. Elsevier


8. Eberhard, Morimoto­, Wali, et al., Raubenheimer, Simpson, Senior (2019) Periodontal bone loss is not modulated by weight gain in an experimental mouse model of periodontitis. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice


7. Bath, Morimoto, Wigby (2018) The developmental environment modulates mating‐induced aggression and fighting success in adult female Drosophila. Functional Ecology.


6. Morimoto et al., (2018) Social and nutritional factors shape larval aggregation, foraging, and body mass in a polyphagous fly.  Scientific Reports. 


5. Wong, Wang, Morimoto, et al., (2017) Gut microbiota modifies olfactory-guided microbial preferences and foraging decisions in Drosophila. Current Biology. 


4. Morimoto, et al., (2017) Direct and trans-generational effects of male and female gut microbiota in Drosophila melanogaster. Biology Letters.


3. Morimoto, et al., (2017) Interactions between the developmental and adult social environments mediate group dynamics and offspring traits in Drosophila melanogaster. Scientific Reports.


2. Morimoto and Wigby (2016) Differential effects of male nutrient balance on pre- and post-copulatory traits, and consequences for female reproduction in Drosophila melanogaster. Scientific Reports.


1. Morimoto, et al., (2016) Developmental environment effects on sexual selection in male and female Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS One.

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