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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution H-index 48 Citations 6,493 131 World Ranking 1921 National Ranking 33


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Insect

Ecology, Zoology, Immune system, Immunocompetence and Sexual selection are his primary areas of study. His Ecology study frequently links to related topics such as Immune defense. His Zoology study frequently draws connections to adjacent fields such as Body size.

He has researched Immune system in several fields, including Life history theory and ANT. He works mostly in the field of Immunocompetence, limiting it down to topics relating to Testosterone and, in certain cases, Developmental psychology and Papillomatosis. Markus J. Rantala combines subjects such as Hydrocortisone, Sex characteristics, Internal medicine, Endocrinology and Courtship with his study of Sexual selection.

His most cited work include:

  • Immunocompetence, developmental stability and wingspot size in the damselfly Calopteryx splendens L. (208 citations)
  • The role of juvenile hormone in immune function and pheromone production trade-offs: a test of the immunocompetence handicap principle (183 citations)
  • Condition dependence of pheromones and immune function in the grain beetle Tenebrio molitor (171 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His scientific interests lie mostly in Ecology, Zoology, Immune system, Sexual selection and Mate choice. His Immunocompetence research extends to Ecology, which is thematically connected. His work in Zoology covers topics such as Mealworm which are related to areas like Basal metabolic rate.

His work on Immunity and Innate immune system as part of his general Immune system study is frequently connected to Entomopathogenic fungus, thereby bridging the divide between different branches of science. He has included themes like Internal medicine, Endocrinology, Sexual dimorphism and Courtship in his Sexual selection study. The Mate choice study combines topics in areas such as Developmental psychology and Social psychology.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecology (43.78%)
  • Zoology (34.33%)
  • Immune system (27.86%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2016-2021)?

  • Zoology (34.33%)
  • Immune system (27.86%)
  • Developmental psychology (9.45%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Zoology, Immune system, Developmental psychology, Larva and Testosterone. His Zoology research includes themes of Willow, Drosophila melanogaster and Predation. As a member of one scientific family, Markus J. Rantala mostly works in the field of Immune system, focusing on Microbiome and, on occasion, Bacteria.

His work deals with themes such as Mate choice and Big Five personality traits, Social psychology, Personality, which intersect with Testosterone. His work blends Human development and Ecology studies together. His research in the fields of Sympatric speciation overlaps with other disciplines such as Mechanism.

Between 2016 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Depression subtyping based on evolutionary psychiatry: Proximate mechanisms and ultimate functions (44 citations)
  • A Life History Approach to the Female Sexual Orientation Spectrum: Evolution, Development, Causal Mechanisms, and Health (38 citations)
  • Women's preferences for men's facial masculinity are strongest under favorable ecological conditions. (32 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Insect

His primary scientific interests are in Developmental psychology, Offspring, Sexual selection, Facial hair and Life history theory. Markus J. Rantala studied Offspring and Sexual dimorphism that intersect with Behavioral neuroscience. Markus J. Rantala focuses mostly in the field of Life history theory, narrowing it down to matters related to Predation and, in some cases, Basal metabolic rate, Zoology and Organism.

His Zoology study incorporates themes from Acquired immune system, Immunology and Antigen. In his works, he conducts interdisciplinary research on Human development and Ecology. His Ecology study frequently links to adjacent areas such as Physical strength.

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Top Publications

Immunocompetence, developmental stability and wingspot size in the damselfly Calopteryx splendens L.

M. J. Rantala;J. Koskimäki;J. Taskinen;K. Tynkkynen.
Proceedings of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2000)

256 Citations

Do pheromones reveal male immunocompetence

Markus J. Rantala;Ilmari Jokinen;Raine Kortet;Anssi Vainikka.
Proceedings of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2002)

234 Citations

The role of juvenile hormone in immune function and pheromone production trade-offs: a test of the immunocompetence handicap principle

Markus J. Rantala;Anssi Vainikka;Raine Kortet.
Proceedings of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2003)

213 Citations

Effect of bacterial infection on antioxidant activity and lipid peroxidation in the midgut of Galleria mellonella L. larvae (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae).

I.M. Dubovskiy;V.V. Martemyanov;Y.L. Vorontsova;M.J. Rantala.
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C-toxicology & Pharmacology (2008)

198 Citations

Condition dependence of pheromones and immune function in the grain beetle Tenebrio molitor

Markus J. Rantala;Raine Kortet;Janne S. Kotiaho;Anssi Vainikka.
Functional Ecology (2003)

195 Citations

Evidence for the stress-linked immunocompetence handicap hypothesis in humans

Markus J. Rantala;Fhionna R. Moore;Ilona Skrinda;Tatjana Krama.
Nature Communications (2012)

190 Citations

Attractiveness of women's body odors over the menstrual cycle: the role of oral contraceptives and receiver sex

Seppo Kuukasjärvi;C. J. Peter Eriksson;Esa Koskela;Tapio Mappes.
Behavioral Ecology (2004)

188 Citations

Courtship song and immune function in the field cricket Gryllus bimaculatus

Markus J. Rantala;Raine Kortet.
Biological Journal of The Linnean Society (2003)

185 Citations

An analysis of trade‐offs in immune function, body size and development time in the Mediterranean Field Cricket, Gryllus bimaculatus

M. J. Rantala;M. J. Rantala;D. A. Roff.
Functional Ecology (2005)

182 Citations

Interspecific aggression and character displacement in the damselfly Calopteryx splendens.

K. Tynkkynen;M. J. Rantala;J. Suhonen.
Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2004)

172 Citations

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