Alternative Reproductive Tactics: An Integrative Approach by Rui F. Oliveira, Michael Taborsky, H. Jane Brockmann

By Rui F. Oliveira, Michael Taborsky, H. Jane Brockmann

The examine of other reproductive strategies (the behavioural ideas utilized by participants to extend their reproductive luck) is an evolutionary puzzle, and certainly one of nice curiosity to researchers. for example, why perform a little men shield either nest and eggs, whereas others sneak into nests whereas pairs are spawning and fertilise these eggs? the sphere bargains a unique chance to check the evolution and sensible reasons of phenotypic edition, that is a common challenge within the box of evolutionary biology. by way of integrating either mechanistic (psychological) and evolutionary (behavioural ecology) views and by means of masking a good range of species, replacement Reproductive strategies addresses this built-in subject of longstanding curiosity, bringing jointly a mess of in a different way scattered info in an obtainable shape that's excellent for graduate scholars and researchers.

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These proximate topics are discussed in Chapters 5–7. Here we concentrate on ultimate aspects: why alternative phenotypes evolve. We divide this topic into five sections, recognizing that these are not mutually exclusive topics (Taborsky 1998, 1999, 2001, Brockmann 2001). (1) Evolution of alternative phenotypes. What favors the evolution of two or more phenotypes in one population and how does the success of a phenotype depend on the relative frequencies of alternative phenotypes in 28 (A) H. J.

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