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sexual selection

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

The theory, proposed by Darwin, that in some species males compete for mates and that characteristics enhancing their success in mating would have value and be perpetuated irrespective of...

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sexual selection

David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 291 words.

A form of *natural selection, which depends upon the advantage that certain individuals have over others of the

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sexual selection

David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 291 words.

A form of natural selection, which depends upon the advantage that certain individuals have over others of the same

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Disruptive sexual selection on male body size in the polyphenic black scavenger fly Sepsis thoracica

Juan Pablo Busso and Wolf U Blanckenhorn.

in Behavioral Ecology

May 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 7576 words.

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Sexual selection has 2 main components, female preference and male–male competition, which can lead males to adopt alternative reproductive tactics to...

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Male genital titillators and the intensity of post-copulatory sexual selection across bushcrickets

Gerlind U.C Lehmann, James DJ Gilbert, Karim Vahed and Arne W Lehmann.

in Behavioral Ecology

September 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 5608 words.

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Animal genitalia are diverse and a growing body of evidence suggests that they evolve rapidly under post-copulatory sexual selection. This process is...

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No fitness benefits of early molt in a fairy-wren: relaxed sexual selection under genetic monogamy?

Marie Fan, Michelle L. Hall, Sjouke A. Kingma, Lisa M. Mandeltort, Nataly Hidalgo Aranzamendi, Kaspar Delhey and Anne Peters.

in Behavioral Ecology

August 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 10270 words.

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The evolution of male ornamentation has long been the focus of sexual selection studies. However, evidence is accumulating that sexually selected...

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Songs, Scents, and Senses: Sexual Selection in the Greater Sac-Winged Bat, Saccopteryx bilineata

Christian C. Voigt, Oliver Behr, Barbara Caspers, Otto von Helversen, Mirjam Knörnschild, Frieder Mayer and Martina Nagy.

in Journal of Mammalogy

December 2008; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 6796 words.

Like many other mammals, Saccopteryx bilineata exhibits a polygynous mating system, in which each male defends a group of females called a harem. Colonies consist of several harems, and...

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A lover or a fighter? Opposing sexual selection pressures on men’s vocal pitch and facial hair

Tamsin K. Saxton, Lauren L. Mackey, Kristofor McCarty and Nick Neave.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 7268 words.

The traditional assumption within the research literature on human sexually dimorphic traits has been that many sex differences have arisen from intersexual selection. More recently,...

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Fluctuating sexual selection and the evolution of a courtship strategy

Chang S. Han, Robert C. Brooks and Piotr G. Jablonski.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 7651 words.

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reproductive behaviour

David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 20 words.

All behaviour that has to do with reproduction. It includes *courtship, *mate selection, *sexual behaviour

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juvenile behaviour

David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 220 words.

The behaviour of sexually immature animals. Like adult behaviour, this is subject to *natural selection. Although some aspects

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male rivalry

David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 206 words.

An aspect of *sexual selection in which males compete, directly or indirectly, for access to females. Amongst red deer

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juvenile behaviour

David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 220 words.

The behaviour of sexually immature animals. Like adult behaviour, this is subject to natural selection. Although some aspects of

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male rivalry

David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 203 words.

An aspect of sexual selection in which males compete, directly or indirectly, for access to females. Amongst red deer (

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reproductive behaviour

David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 20 words.

All behaviour that has to do with reproduction. It includes courtship, mate selection, sexual behaviour, and parental

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Winning strategies

Tristram D. Wyatt.

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

February 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 5768 words.

The field of behavioural ecology, developed in the 1960s and 1970s, offered new ideas and provided powerful ways of exploring how behaviour evolves. Behavioural ecology examines how the...

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Cognitive Mate Choice

Edited by Michael J. Ryan, Karin L. Akre and Mark Kirkpatrick.

in Cognitive Ecology II

November 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 7534 words.

Female choice of mates has been studied for a long time, and as this chapter explains, it is well established that females choose mates based on their perceived quality. It is observed that...

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Gorilla and Primate Socioecology: The Future

Alexander H. Harcourt.

in Gorilla Society

August 2007; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 9679 words.

The gorilla is a folivore that lives in one-male, multi-female social groups, between which females transfer, and from which no breeding male is ousted by an immigrant outsider. This...

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Stress and sexual signaling: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Fhionna R. Moore, David M. Shuker and Liam Dougherty.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 8194 words.

The vertebrate stress response has been shown to suppress investment in reproductive and immune function and may also lead to a reduced investment in the production of secondary sexual...

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Male mate choice based on female coloration in a lizard: the role of a juvenile trait

Josabel Belliure, Belén Fresnillo and José J Cuervo.

in Behavioral Ecology

May 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 8891 words.

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Female mate choice for male display traits is widely observed across animal taxa and is a well-established mechanism of evolution. However, males are...

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Indirect genetic effects in behavioral ecology: does behavior play a special role in evolution?

Nathan W Bailey, Lucas Marie-Orleach and Allen J Moore.

Edited by Leigh Simmons.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 10652 words.

Abstract

Behavior is rapidly flexible and highly context-dependent, which poses obvious challenges to researchers attempting to dissect its causes. However,...

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