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Reproduction

Anne E. Magurran

in Evolutionary Ecology: The Trinidadian Guppy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527855
eISBN:
9780191713576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527855.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Trinidadian guppies have become one of the classic examples of female choice. This chapter begins by summarizing the reproductive biology of male and female fish. Male tactics and female choice are ... More


Ecology and Evolution of Mating Behavior in Freshwater Amphipods

Gary A. Wellborn and Rickey D. Cothran

in Evolutionary Ecology of Social and Sexual Systems: Crustaceans as Model Organisms

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179927
eISBN:
9780199790111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179927.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Freshwater amphipods are used as a research model for studies of female mating preferences, the nature of benefits that drive female choice, and the influence of sexual conflict on female preference. ... More


Mating Strategies in Isopods: From Mate Monopolization to Conflicts

Veijo Jormalainen

in Evolutionary Ecology of Social and Sexual Systems: Crustaceans as Model Organisms

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179927
eISBN:
9780199790111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179927.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Isopods show a wide range in mating systems. Mate guarding by males before copulation occurs commonly in most free-living taxa, with the notable exception of the terrestrial Oniscidea. Such guarding ... More


Predation and the Reproductive Behavior of Fiddler Crabs (Genus Uca)

John H. Christy

in Evolutionary Ecology of Social and Sexual Systems: Crustaceans as Model Organisms

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179927
eISBN:
9780199790111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179927.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Predation affects fiddler crab reproductive timing, male competition for females, visual systems and orientation mechanisms, mechanisms and patterns of female choice, and the kinds of signals males ... More


Orangutan mating behavior and strategies

S. Suci Utami Atmoko, Tatang Mitra Setia, Benoît Goossens, Sheena S. James, Cheryl D. Knott, Helen C. Morrogh-Bernard, Carel P. van Schaik, and Maria A. van Noordwijk

in Orangutans: Geographic Variation in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199213276
eISBN:
9780191707568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213276.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Orangutans are a species with a very pronounced sexual dimorphism, in that fully grown males are about twice the size of females, but adult, sexually mature males come in two distinct morphs. ... More


Living with Other Flowers: Competition and Pollination Ecology

Pat Willmer

in Pollination and Floral Ecology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128610
eISBN:
9781400838943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128610.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines competition in the context of pollination ecology. Competition is typically treated from the perspective of the plants, but it is also likely to occur among and between the ... More


“Female Choice” and the Reproductive Autonomy of Women

Kimberly A. Hamlin

in From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226134611
eISBN:
9780226134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226134758.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter four traces the Darwinian concept of “female choice” of sexual partners as it reverberated through feminist and socialist reform circles at the turn of the twentieth century. Darwinian ... More


Social Behavior, Sexual Selection, and Sexual Dimorphism

Jonathan B. Losos

in Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255913
eISBN:
9780520943735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255913.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sexual selection is the advantage that certain individuals have over others of the same sex and species, solely in respect of reproduction. The biology of anoles opens the door to the existence of ... More


The Post-Descent Years: Sexual Selection in Crisis, Female Choice at Large

Evelleen Richards

in Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436906
eISBN:
9780226437064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437064.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 14 explores the response to the Descent through Darwin’s late Victorian readership, not simply his scientific readers, but the wider reading public who variously adopted, adapted, or rejected ... More


The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems

David Shuker and Leigh Simmons (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199678020
eISBN:
9780191788987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678020.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems by Thornhill and Alcock was one of the key texts that helped define modern behavioural ecology. Published in 1983, it has had a huge impact in shaping ... More


Beauty and the beast? Conceptualizing sex in evolutionary narratives

Erika Lorraine Milam

in Biology and Ideology from Descartes to Dawkins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226608402
eISBN:
9780226608426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608426.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Sex is probably the best example of stable biological variation within the human species. Scientists have tried to account for the origin of sex differences in biological terms using evolutionary ... More


Putting Female Choice in (Proper) Place

Evelleen Richards

in Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436906
eISBN:
9780226437064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437064.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 11 takes the history of sexual selection from Darwin’s “big species” book up to the publication of the Origin of Species, focusing on female choice and the arguments and evidence Darwin ... More


The Battle for Beauty: Wallace versus Darwin

Evelleen Richards

in Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436906
eISBN:
9780226437064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437064.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 12 picks up the history of sexual selection in the late 1860s as Darwin set about researching and writing the Descent of Man. It analyses Darwin’s prolonged dispute with Wallace over the ... More


Good Breeding: The Art of Mating

Evelleen Richards

in Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436906
eISBN:
9780226437064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437064.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 6 deals with Darwin’s immersion in the practices of animal breeders and pigeon fanciers and his reconstitution of the notion of aesthetic preference by artificial selection. It is argued ... More


Development Matters

Evelleen Richards

in Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436906
eISBN:
9780226437064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437064.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 9 introduces the crucial embryological understandings underpinning Darwin’s threefold analogue, sketches their political and social implications and shows their functioning in Darwin’s ... More


Parental care

Per T. Smiseth

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/9780199678020.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

Thornhill and Alcock (1983) first proposed that female choice in insects may continue beyond the initiation of copulation. It is now clear that cryptic female choice (CFC) is indeed a key element of ... More


The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems

John Alcock and Randy Thornhill

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/9780199678020.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

In the decades since the publication of Thornhill and Alcock’s The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems, many advances have been made in insect behavioural ecology as illustrated by this updated ... More


What Do Romance Novels, Pro Wrestling, and Mack Bolan Have in Common?: Consilience and the Pop Culture of Storytelling

Catherine Salmon

in Darwin's Bridge: Uniting the Humanities and Sciences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190231217
eISBN:
9780190609061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231217.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Some of the most popular genres of pop culture involve storytelling, such as romance, pro wrestling, and action–adventure novels. Although such genres may be novel evolutionarily, their content is ... More


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