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Sexual size dimorphism in birds

Tamás Székely, Terje Lislevand, and Jordi Figuerola

in Sex, Size and Gender Roles: Evolutionary Studies of Sexual Size Dimorphism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208784
eISBN:
9780191709036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208784.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Birds provide excellent model organisms for testing functional explanations of sexual size dimorphism (SSD), since many species are exceptionally well-studied in nature. This chapter reviews four ... More


Male Mating Strategies and Gorilla Society

Alexander H. Harcourt

in Gorilla Society: Conflict, Compromise, and Cooperation Between the Sexes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226316024
eISBN:
9780226316048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316048.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Male mating strategies have a large impact on gorilla society. They help to explain the stability of gorilla groups (long male breeding tenure and female group tenure), as well as group composition, ... More


Sexual selection theory

David M. Shuker

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/9780199678020.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

Sexual selection arises from competition for access to mates and their gametes; it thus arises within a sex or mating type that is competing for access to the gametes of the other sex or mating type. ... More


Evolution's Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women

Maryanne L. Fisher, Justin R. Garcia, and Rosemarie Sokol Chang (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199892747
eISBN:
9780199332786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892747.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Evolution’s Empress identifies women as active agents within the evolutionary process. The chapters in this volume focus on topics as diverse as female social interactions, mate ... More


An Evolutionary Psychological Perspective of Indirect Aggression in Girls and Women

Tracy Vaillancourt and Jaimie Arona Krems

in The Development of Relational Aggression

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190491826
eISBN:
9780190491840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491826.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Although the effects of sexual selection on male mating competition and intrasexual aggression have been studied extensively for well over a century, female mating competition and intrasexual ... More


Male Strategies and the Nature of Society: Conflict, Compromise, and Cooperation Between the Sexes

Alexander H. Harcourt

in Gorilla Society: Conflict, Compromise, and Cooperation Between the Sexes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226316024
eISBN:
9780226316048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316048.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Although gorilla society might seem permeated by the influence of males on females, the relatively thin distribution of females in the environment in fact affects the distribution of males. It forces ... More


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