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Sexual Selection


Series: Monographs in Behavior and Ecology

By: M Andersson

600 pages, 10 b/w photos, 110 line illus

Princeton University Press

Paperback | Jul 1994 | #31533 | ISBN: 0691000573
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Hardback | Dec 1994 | #40985 | ISBN: 0691033447
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A major review and synthesis. The author describes the theory and its development, examines models, methods and empirical tests, and identifies unsolved problems. The rapidly growing study of sexual selection in plants is also reviewed.

Sexual Selection provides a masterly account of both the complex mathematical theory and the relevant data... [It] deserves to be widely read as a definitive summary of what we know about sexual selection and as a guide to what remains to be done. Trends in Ecology and Evolution


<table><TR><TD> <TD>Preface <TD>The Theory of Sexual Selection <TR><TD>2 <TD>Genetic Models of Fisherian Self-Reinforcing Sexual Selection <TR><TD>3 <TD>Genetic Models of Indicator Mechanisms <TR><TD>4 <TD>Empirical Methods <TR><TD>5 <TD>Some Case Studies <TR><TD>6 <TD>Empirical Studies of Sexually Selected Traits: Patterns <TR><TD>7 <TD>Sexual Selection in Relation to Mating System and Parental Roles <TR><TD>8 <TD>Benefits of Mate Choice <TR><TD>9 <TD>Species Recognition, Sexual Selection, and Speciation <TR><TD>10 <TD>Constraints <TR><TD>11 <TD>Sexual Size Dimorphism <TR><TD>12 <TD>Weapons <TR><TD>13 <TD>Coloration and Other Visual Signals <TR><TD>14 <TD>Acoustic Signals <TR><TD>15 <TD>Chemical Signals <TR><TD>16 <TD>Alternative Mating Tactics <TR><TD>17 <TD>Sexual Selection in Plants <TR><TD>18 <TD>Sexual Selection: Conclusions and Open Questions <TR><TD> <TD>References <TR><TD> <TD>Author Index <TR><TD> <TD>Subject Index <TR><TD> <TD>Taxonomic Index

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