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Sexual Selection

Sexual Selection Book
Author : Malte Andersson
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2019-12-31
ISBN : 0691207275
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bright colors, enlarged fins, feather plumes, song, horns, antlers, and tusks are often highly sex dimorphic. Why have males in many animals evolved more conspicuous ornaments, signals, and weapons than females? How can such traits evolve although they may reduce male survival? Such questions prompted Darwin's perhaps most scientifically controversial idea--the theory of sexual selection. It still challenges researchers today as they try to understand how competition for mates can favor the variety of sex-dimorphic traits. Reviewing theoretical and empirical work in this very active field, Malte Andersson, a leading contributor himself, provides a major up-to-date synthesis of sexual selection. The author describes the theory and its recent development; examines models, methods, and empirical tests; and identifies many unsolved problems. Among the topics discussed are the selection and evolution of mating preferences; relations between sexual selection and speciation; constraints on sexual selection; and sex differences in signals, body size, and weapons. The rapidly growing study of sexual selection in plants is also reviewed. This volume will interest students, teachers, and researchers in behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology.

Sexual Selection in Man A criticism on chap xix xx of Darwin s Descent of Man

Sexual Selection in Man   A criticism on chap  xix  xx  of Darwin s    Descent of Man      Book
Author : Henry Alleyne Nicholson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1872
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What Drives Sexual Selection

What Drives Sexual Selection  Book
Author : A. J. Cotton
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex Second Edition Revised and Augmented with Illustrations Tenth Thousand

The Descent of Man  and Selection in Relation to Sex     Second Edition  Revised and Augmented  with Illustrations  Tenth Thousand Book
Author : Charles Darwin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1874
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sexual Selection

Sexual Selection Book
Author : Regina H. Macedo,Glauco Machado
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2013-09-25
ISBN : 0123914566
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sexual Selection: Perspectives and Models from the Neotropics presents new sexual selection research based upon neotropical species. As neotropical regions are destroyed at an alarming rate, with an estimated 140 species of rainforest plants and animals going extinct every day, it is important to bring neotropical research to the fore now. Sexual selection occurs when the male or female of a species is attracted by certain characteristics such as form, color or behavior. When those features lead to a greater probability of successful mating, they become more prominent in the species. Although most theoretical concepts concerning sexual selection and reproductive strategies are based upon North American and European fauna, the Neotropical region encompasses much more biodiversity, with as many as 15,000 plant and animal species in a single acre of rain forest. This book illustrates concepts in sexual selection through themes ranging from female cryptic choice in insects, sexual conflict in fish, interaction between sexual selection and the immune system, nuptial gifts, visual and acoustic sexual signaling, parental investment, to alternative mating strategies, among others. These approaches distinguish Sexual Selection from current publications in sexual selection, mainly because of the latitudinal and taxonomic focus, so that readers will be introduced to systems mostly unknown outside the tropics, several of which bring into question some well-established patterns for temperate regions. Synthesizes sexual selection research on species from the Neotropics Combines different perspectives and levels of analysis using a broad taxonomic basis, introducing readers to systems mostly unknown outside the tropics and bringing into question well-established patterns for temperate regions Includes contributions exploring concepts and theory as well as discussions on a variety of Neotropical vertebrates and invertebrates, such as insects, fish, arthropods and birds

Why Men Won t Ask for Directions

Why Men Won t Ask for Directions Book
Author : Richard C. Francis
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2005-12-11
ISBN : 0691124051
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Much of the evolutionary biology that has grabbed headlines in recent years has sprung from the efforts of sociobiologists and evolutionary psychologists to explain sexual features and behavior--even differences between how men and women think--as evolutionary adaptations. They have looked to the forces of natural selection to explain everything from the mimicry of male mockingbirds to female orgasms among humans. In this controversial book, Richard Francis argues that the utility of this approach is greatly exaggerated. He proposes instead a powerful alternative rooted in the latest findings in evolutionary biology as well as research on the workings of our brains, genes, and hormones. Exploring various sexual phenomena, Francis exposes fundamental defects in sociobiology and evolutionary psychology, which he traces to their misguided emphasis on "why" questions at the expense of "how" questions. Francis contends that this preoccupation with "why" questions (such as, "Why won't men ask for directions"?) results in a paranoiac mindset and distorted evolutionary explanations. His alternative framework entails a broader conception of what constitutes an evolutionary explanation, one in which both evolutionary history, as embodied in the tree of life, and developmental processes are brought to the foreground. This alternative framework is also better grounded in basic biology. Deeply learned, consistently persuasive, and always engaging, this book is a welcome antidote to simplistic sociobiological exegeses of animal and human behavior.

Sexual Selection in Primates

Sexual Selection in Primates Book
Author : Peter M. Kappeler,Carel P. van Schaik
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2004-05-13
ISBN : 9781139451154
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sexual Selection in Primates provides an account of all aspects of sexual selection in primates, combining theoretical insights, comprehensive reviews of the primate literature and comparative perspectives from relevant work on other mammals, birds and humans. Topics include sex roles, sexual dimorphism in weapons, ornaments and armaments, sex ratios, sex differences in behaviour and development, mate choice, sexual conflict, sex-specific life history strategies, sperm competition and infanticide. The outcome of the evolutionary struggle between the sexes, the flexibility of roles and the leverage of females are discussed and emphasised throughout. Sexual Selection in Primates is aimed at graduates and researchers in primatology, animal behaviour, evolutionary biology and comparative psychology.

Darwin s Psychology

Darwin s Psychology Book
Author : Ben Bradley
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2020-06-25
ISBN : 0198708211
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the first book ever to examine the riches of what Darwin himself wrote about psychological matters. It unearths a Darwin new to science, whose first concern is the agency of organisms-from which he derives both his psychology, and his theory of evolution.

The Natural History of the Crustacea Reproductive Biology

The Natural History of the Crustacea  Reproductive Biology Book
Author : Rickey Cothran,Martin Thiel
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2020-04-24
ISBN : 0190688556
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the sixth volume of a ten-volume series on The Natural History of the Crustacea. The volume synthesizes in nineteen chapters our current understanding of diverse topics in crustacean reproductive biology. In the first part of this book, the chapters address allocation strategies to reproduction, gamete production, brooding behavior, and other components of parental care in crustaceans. The second part of the volume centers on sexual systems in crustaceans. The third section of the volume covers crustacean mating systems and sexual selection. Reproductive Biology ends with three chapters covering diverse topics including reproductive rhythms, crustacean personality research, and record breaking crustaceans with respect to reproductive characters.

Sexual Selection and Animal Genitalia

Sexual Selection and Animal Genitalia Book
Author : William G. Eberhard
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013-10-01
ISBN : 9780674330696
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Descent of man

The Descent of man Book
Author : Charles Darwin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1871
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sexual Selection and Communication in a Neotropical Frog

Sexual Selection and Communication in a Neotropical Frog Book
Author : Michael Joseph Ryan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1982
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sexual selection in the three spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus L

Sexual selection in the three spined stickleback  Gasterosteus aculeatus L   Book
Author : Stacy Kwong Li
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1976
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sexual size dimorphism mating systems and sexual selection for large males in the digger wasp Microbembex Hymenoptera Spehecidea

Sexual size dimorphism  mating systems and sexual selection for large males in the digger wasp Microbembex  Hymenoptera  Spehecidea   Book
Author : Tamara Fraizer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tail Streamer Function and Sexual Selection in the Red tailed Tropicbird microform

Tail Streamer Function and Sexual Selection in the Red tailed Tropicbird  microform  Book
Author : Allison C. Veit
Publisher : National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780612930667
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Foraging Behavior Energetics of Reproduction and Sexual Selection in a Widely foraging Lizard Cnemidophorus Tigris

Foraging Behavior  Energetics of Reproduction  and Sexual Selection in a Widely foraging Lizard  Cnemidophorus Tigris Book
Author : Roger Allen Anderson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1986
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Physical Attractiveness and the Theory of Sexual Selection

Physical Attractiveness and the Theory of Sexual Selection Book
Author : Doug Jones
Publisher : University of Michigan Museum
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0915703408
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Theory of Sexual Selection

The Theory of Sexual Selection Book
Author : Edna Adella Foster
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1913
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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