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Vertebrate Mating Systems

Series: The Science and Culture Series - Ethology

Edited By: Marco Apollonio, Marco Festa-Bianchet and Danilo Mainardi

332 pages, Figs, tabs

World Scientific Publishing

Hardback | Nov 2000 | #134983 | ISBN: 9810242603
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About this book

This book is a synthesis of recent advances in understanding of the ecological causes and consequences of variation in vertebrate mating systems. It deals with relation of morphology and sexual selection, mating systems and demography, environmental effects and mating systems, mating systems and parental care, mating systems and conservation, mating systems and genetics.


Contents

Sexual selection and mate choice - trade-offs for males and females, R.H. Wiley; ornaments and good genes - progress in research through paradoxes and paradigms, R.V. Alatalo; mating systems and morphology - what can phylogenies tell us about the evolution of sexual dimorphism in lekking birds? J. Hoglund; demographic analyses of mating systems, D.B. McDonald; environmental effects on the evolution of mating systems in endotherms, J. Carranza; environmental variation - the effects on vertebrate mating systems with special integrative approach, T. Szekely et al; vertebrate mating systems, Allee effects and conservation, P.A. Stephens and W.J. Sutherland; mating systems and conservation at large spatial scales, J.T. Hogg; a retrospective and prospective look at the role of genetics in mating systems - toward a balanced view of the sexes, D.F. Westneat; genetics of avian mating systems, P.T. Boag and L.M. Ratcliffe.

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