Dr Nadine Chapman

A12 - Macleay Building
The University of Sydney

Biographical details

2013 – present: Post-doctoral research associate – University of Sydney

2009 – 2013: Post-doctoral research associate – University College London

2006 – 2010: PhD student – University of Sydney

2004 – 2006: Research assistant – University of Sydney

2000 – 2004: Bachelor of Science (Biology and Microbiology) and Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies and Japanese) First class honours – University of Sydney

Research interests

  • Genetics

  • Evolution

  • Entomology

  • Brood parasitism

  • Animal behaviour

  • Reproductive conflict

  • Sex and sexual selection

  • Gene by environment interactions

  • Inbreeding depression and avoidance

Current projects

A test for Africanization in imported semen
Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

We are developing a SNP panel to test for Africanization in imported bees and semen. Currently it is impossible to import bees from areas where African ‘killer’ bees are extant. This test will make it possible for Australian bee keepers to import improved genetic stocks from overseas.

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Selected publications

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Journals

  • Bellamy, L., Chapman, N., Fowler, K., Pomiankowski, A. (2013). Sexual traits are sensitive to genetic stress and predict extinction risk in the stalk-eyed fly, Diasemopsis meigenii. Evolution, 67(9), 2662-2673. [More Information]
  • Chapman, N., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2010). Worker reproductive parasitism and drift in the western honeybee Apis mellifera. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64(3), 419-427. [More Information]
  • Chapman, N., Makinson, J., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Honeybee, Apis mellifera, guards use adaptive acceptance thresholds to limit worker reproductive parasitism. Animal Behaviour, 78(5), 1205-1211. [More Information]
  • Chapman, N., Nanork, P., Gloag, R., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Queenless colonies of the Asian red dwarf honey bee (Apis florea) are infiltrated by workers from other queenless colonies. Behavioral Ecology, 20(4), 817-820.
  • Chapman, N., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Several workers lay eggs in the same brood cell in queenless honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies. Insectes Sociaux, 56, 103-105. [More Information]
  • Chapman, N., Higgs, J., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Worker reproductive parasitism in naturally orphaned colonies of the Asian red dwarf honey bee, Apis florea. Insectes Sociaux, 57(2), 163-167. [More Information]
  • Chapman, N., Nanork, P., Reddy, M., Bhat, N., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Nestmate recognition by guards of the Asian hive bee Apis cerana. Insectes Sociaux, 55, 382-386. [More Information]
  • Chapman, N., Lim, J., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Population genetics of commercial and feral honey bees in Western Australia. Journal of Economic Entomology, 101(2), 272-277.
  • Chapman, N., Oldroyd, B., Hughes, W. (2007). Differential responses of honeybee (Apis mellifera) patrilines to changes in stimuli for the generalist tasks of nursing and foraging. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61(8), 1185-1194. [More Information]
  • Nanork, P., Chapman, N., Wongsiri, S., Lim, J., Gloag, R., Oldroyd, B. (2007). Social parasitism by workers in queenless and queenright Apis cerana colonies. Molecular Ecology, 16(5), 1107-1114.
  • Oldroyd, B., Reddy, M., Chapman, N., Thompson, G., Beekman, M. (2006). Evidence for reproductive isolation between two colour morphs of cavity nesting honey bees (Apis) in south India. Insectes Sociaux, 53(4), 428-434. [More Information]
  • Nanork, P., Paar, J., Chapman, N., Wongsiri, S., Oldroyd, B. (2005). Asian honeybees parasitize the future dead. Nature, 437(7060), 829-829.

2013

  • Bellamy, L., Chapman, N., Fowler, K., Pomiankowski, A. (2013). Sexual traits are sensitive to genetic stress and predict extinction risk in the stalk-eyed fly, Diasemopsis meigenii. Evolution, 67(9), 2662-2673. [More Information]

2010

  • Chapman, N., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2010). Worker reproductive parasitism and drift in the western honeybee Apis mellifera. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64(3), 419-427. [More Information]

2009

  • Chapman, N., Makinson, J., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Honeybee, Apis mellifera, guards use adaptive acceptance thresholds to limit worker reproductive parasitism. Animal Behaviour, 78(5), 1205-1211. [More Information]
  • Chapman, N., Nanork, P., Gloag, R., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Queenless colonies of the Asian red dwarf honey bee (Apis florea) are infiltrated by workers from other queenless colonies. Behavioral Ecology, 20(4), 817-820.
  • Chapman, N., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Several workers lay eggs in the same brood cell in queenless honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies. Insectes Sociaux, 56, 103-105. [More Information]
  • Chapman, N., Higgs, J., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Worker reproductive parasitism in naturally orphaned colonies of the Asian red dwarf honey bee, Apis florea. Insectes Sociaux, 57(2), 163-167. [More Information]

2008

  • Chapman, N., Nanork, P., Reddy, M., Bhat, N., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Nestmate recognition by guards of the Asian hive bee Apis cerana. Insectes Sociaux, 55, 382-386. [More Information]
  • Chapman, N., Lim, J., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Population genetics of commercial and feral honey bees in Western Australia. Journal of Economic Entomology, 101(2), 272-277.

2007

  • Chapman, N., Oldroyd, B., Hughes, W. (2007). Differential responses of honeybee (Apis mellifera) patrilines to changes in stimuli for the generalist tasks of nursing and foraging. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61(8), 1185-1194. [More Information]
  • Nanork, P., Chapman, N., Wongsiri, S., Lim, J., Gloag, R., Oldroyd, B. (2007). Social parasitism by workers in queenless and queenright Apis cerana colonies. Molecular Ecology, 16(5), 1107-1114.

2006

  • Oldroyd, B., Reddy, M., Chapman, N., Thompson, G., Beekman, M. (2006). Evidence for reproductive isolation between two colour morphs of cavity nesting honey bees (Apis) in south India. Insectes Sociaux, 53(4), 428-434. [More Information]

2005

  • Nanork, P., Paar, J., Chapman, N., Wongsiri, S., Oldroyd, B. (2005). Asian honeybees parasitize the future dead. Nature, 437(7060), 829-829.

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