Saint Louis University

Department of Biology

Dr. Daniel Sasson

Postdoctoral associate -- Ph.D., University of Florida.

Contact Information:
Mail: Department of Biology, Saint Louis University, 3507 Laclede Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63103-2010

Lab website:

Research Interests:
Behavioral ecology and sexual selection. I am a behavioral ecologist interested in understanding the causes and consequences of variation in sexually selected traits and the evolution of sexual modes in animals.


Selected Publications: 

Sasson, D.A. & Brockmann, H.J. Geographic variation in sperm traits of the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 70, 1715 - 1725.

Sasson, D.A. & Ryan, J.F. 2016. The sex lives of ctenophores: the influence of light, body size, and self-fertilization on the reproductive output of the sea walnut, Mnemiopsis leidyi. Peer J, 4:e1846

Sasson, D.A., Munoz, P.R., Gezan, S.A., Miller, C.W. 2016. Resource quality affects weapon and testis size and the ability of these traits to respond to selection in the leaf-footed cactus bug, Narnia femorata. Ecology & Evolution, 6, 2098 - 2108.

Sasson, D.A., Johnson, S.L., & Brockmann, H.J. 2015. Reproductive tactics and mating contexts affect sperm traits in horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus). Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 69, 1769 - 1778.

Sasson, D. A., Johnson, S. L. & Brockmann, H. J. 2012. The role of age on sperm traits in the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus. Animal Behaviour, 84, 975-981.

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