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The Adaptive Landscape in Sexual Selection Research

Adam G. Jones, Nicholas L. Ratterman, and Kimberly A. Paczolt

in The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199595372
eISBN:
9780191774799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595372.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sexual selection has produced some of the most impressively bizarre traits in the natural world. This process is often studied from a behavioural standpoint, which is understandable given the central ... More


Individual Fitness and the Measurement of Univariate Selection

Bruce Walsh and Michael Lynch

in Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198830870
eISBN:
9780191868986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830870.003.0029
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter examines various estimates of the fitness of an individual, focusing on statistical issues and potential sources of bias. With estimates of individual fitness in hand, one can then ... More


Mating systems

Hanna Kokko, Hope Klug, and Michael D. Jennions

in The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199678020
eISBN:
9780191788987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678020.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

Mating system theory seeks to understand the reasons behind observed variation in the number of matings of females and males in various species. The development of key concepts such as the Bateman ... More


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