In 2012 Gowaty and colleagues reported a precise replication of Angus Bateman's classic experiment on sexual selection in Drosophila. The study showed that Bateman's methodology was flawed. Once these flaws are accounted for, the experimental data did not support his conclusions.
Gowaty is married to biologist Stephen P. Hubbell, with whom she has co-authored many journal articles about ecology and evolutionary biology.
^"UCLA Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology". Retrieved 22 December 2008.
^Gowaty, PA (1997). Feminism and Evolutionary Biology - Boundaries, intersections and frontiers. Springer. ISBN 0-412-07361-7.
^Gowaty, PA (2003). Cheryl Brown Travis (ed.). Power Asymmetries Between the Sexes, Mate Preferences, and Components of Fitness. The MIT Press. pp. 61–86. ISBN 0-262-20143-7.
^Gowaty, PA (2008). "Reproductive Compensation". Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 21 (5): 1189–200. doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2008.01559.x. PMID18564347.
^Gowaty PA, Anderson WW, Bluhm CK, Drickamer LC, Kim YK, Moore AJ (2007). "The hypothesis of reproductive compensation and its assumptions about mate preferences and offspring viability". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 104 (38): 15023–15027. doi:10.1073/pnas.0706622104. PMC1986606. PMID17848509.
^Gowaty PA, Kim YK, and Anderson WW (2012). "No evidence of sexual selection in a repetition of Bateman's classic study of Drosophila melanogaster". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109 (29): 11740–11745. doi:10.1073/pnas.1207851109. PMC3406809. PMID22689966.
^University of California - Los Angeles (26 June 2012). "Biologists reveal potential 'fatal flaw' in iconic sexual selection study". ScienceDaily. Retrieved 2017-01-26.