The role of demography in the evolution of breeding strategies
The five chapters of this thesis all focus on the role of demography in the evolution of breeding strategies. In the first chapter we explore the role of the adult sex ratio (ASR) in the evolution of mate-guarding duration. Our two models predict male guarding duration to increase with decreasing female availability and increasing number of male competitors. However, with a male biased ASR there are several factors, such as guarding inefficiency and incomplete...[Show more]
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