Clelia Gasparini

Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Western Australia

My research interests lie in the general field of sexual selection, with particular focus on postcopulatory sexual selection. I mainly use the guppy (Poecilia reticulata) as a model species to study sperm competition dynamics, cryptic female choice and the evolutionary consequences of sexual conflict. My current research (funded by Marie Curie International Outgoing fellowship) focuses on the role of sperm ageing in the maintenance of genetic variance in traits associated with reproductive success.


  • 2012–present
    Marie Curie outgoing fellowship (IOF), University of Western Australia
  • 2009–2011
    Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Padova


  • 2009 
    University of Padova, PhD in Evolutionary Biology

Research Areas

  • Evolutionary Biology (0603)