Jonathan K. Waage Professor Emeritus of Biology

Brown Affiliations

scholarly work

Fincke, O. M., J. K. Waage & W. D. Koenig. 1997 Natural and Sexual Selection Components of Odonate Mating Systems. In, J. Choe and B.J. Crespi (Eds.) The Evolution of Mating Systems in Insects and Arachnids. Cambridge University Press

Waage, J. K. & P. A. Gowaty. 1997. Myths of Genetic Determinism. In, P.A. Gowaty (ed.) Feminism and Evolutionary Biology: Boundaries, Intersections and Frontiers. Chapman & Hall, pp. 585-613.

Waage, J. K. 1997. Parental Investment -- Minding the kids or keeping control? In, P.A. Gowaty (ed.) Feminism and Evolutionary Biology: Boundaries, Intersections and Frontiers. Chapman & Hall, pp. 527-553

Marden, J. H. & J. K. Waage. 1990. Escalated damselfly territorial contests are energetic wars of attrition. Anim. Behav. 39:954-959.

Waage, J. K. 1988. Reproductive behaviour of the damselfly Calopteryx dimidiata Burm. (Odonata: Calopterygidae). Odonatologica 17:365-378.

Waage, J. K. 1988. Confusion over residency and the escalation of damselfly territorial disputes. Anim. Behav. 36:586-595

Waage, J. K. 1987. Choice and utilization of oviposition sites by female Calopteryx maculata (Odonata: Calopterygidae). I. Influence of site size and the presence of other females. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 20:439-446.

Oppenheimer, S. D. and J. K. Waage. 1987. Hand-pairing: a new technique for obtaining copulations within and between Calopteryx species (Zygoptera: Calopterygidae). Odonatologica 16:291-296.

Waage, J. K. 1986. Sperm displacement by two libellulid dragonflies with disparate copulation durations (Anisoptera). Odonatologica 15(4): 429-444.

Waage, J. K. 1986. Evidence for widespread sperm displacement ability among Zygoptera (Odonata) and the means for predicting its existence. .Biol. J. Linean Soc.. 28:285-300.

Waage, J. K & J. M. Bergelson. 1985. Differential use of pin and black cherry by the eastern tent caterpillar Malacosoma americanum (Fab.) (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae).Amer. Midl. Natur. 113:45-56.

Waage, J. K. 1984. Sperm competition and the evolution of odonate mating systems. In R.L. Smith (ed.) Sperm Competition and the Evolution of Animal Mating Systems. Academic Press, New York 8: 251-290.

Waage, J. K. 1984. Influence of oviposition behavior on female and male responses during courtship in Calopteryx maculata and C. dimidiata (Odonata: Calopterygidae). Anim. Behav. 32:400-404.

Waage, J. K. 1983. Sexual selection, ESS theory and insect behavior: Some examples from damselflies (Odonata). Fla. Entomol. 66:19-31.

Waage, J. K. 1982. Sperm displacement by male Lestes vigilax Hagen (Zygoptera: Lestidae). Odonatologica. 11:201-209.

Waage, J. K. 1980. Adult sex ratios and female reproductive potential in Calopteryx (Zygoptera: Calopterygidae). Odonatologica. 9:217-230.

Waage, J. K. 1979. Dual function of the damselfly penis: sperm removal and transfer. Science. 203:916-918.

Waage, J. K. 1979. Adaptive significance of postcopulatory guarding of mates and nonmates by male Calopteryx maculata (Odonata). Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 6:147-154.

Waage, J. K. 1979. Reproductive character displacement in Calopteryx (Odonata: Calopterygidae). Evolution. 33:104-116.

Waage, J. K. 1978. Oviposition duration and egg deposition rates in Calopteryx maculata. Odonatologica. 7:77-88.

Waage, J. K. 1975. Reproductive isolation and the potential for character displacement in the damselflies, Calopteryx maculata and C. aequabilis (Odonata: Calopterygidae). Syst. Zool. 24:24-36.

Waage, J. K. 1973. Reproductive behaviour and its relation to territoriality in Calopteryx maculata (Beauvois) (Odonata; Calopterygidae). Behaviour. 47:240-256.

Waage, J. K. 1972. Longevity and mobility of adult Calopteryx maculata. Odonatologica. 1:155-162.

research overview

I have focused on the evolutionary and ecological determinants of reproductive behavior in damselflies and dragonflies. I have studied the adaptive patterns of pair-forming, territorial, mating and postcopulatory behavior.

Both sexes contribute DNA to offspring, but females often make additional contributions that differentially influence the success of their offspring. I been exploring the origins and consequences of these asymmetric influences over reproduction by females.

research statement

I have focused on the evolutionary and ecological determinants of reproductive behavior in damselflies and dragonflies. I have studied the adaptive patterns of pair-forming, territorial, mating and postcopulatory behavior.

Both sexes contribute DNA to offspring, but females often make additional contributions that differentially influence the success of their offspring. I been exploring the origins and consequences of these asymmetric influences over reproduction by females.

funded research

1984-1987: NSF BSR 8400171 - "Behavioral ecology of odonates"
1985-1986: BSRG RR07085-21 - Video equipment purchase - with Morse and Bertness
1987-1990: NSF BNS 87-09788 - "Behavioral ecology of odonates"
1991-1992: BSRG RR07085-26 - "Assessment during damselfly territorial disputes"
1994: Forschungs-stipendium, Arbeitsgruppe Dr. N. Michiels, Max-Planck Institut für Verhaltensphysiologie - June through November
1995: DAAD - German Academic Exchange Program - 3-Month Study Visit Grant
1996: Brown Small Grants Program - Field work support

Teaching Grant Support (Since 1985)
1993: Salomon Grant - Brown University - for purchase of films for animal behavior course
1994-1995: Brown University Teaching Award - research stipend
1998: Wriston Grant Proposal, Brown University – for new course on the Nature of Adaptation (Biomed 19.3)