Social and environmental influences on mate attraction, mate choice and territorial defence
This thesis explores social and environmental influences on mate attraction, mate choice and territoriality across a range of model vertebrate and invertebrate species. Chapter 1 investigates context-dependent male mate choice in the eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki). Theoretical models predict that male choice is strongly influenced by the level of male-male competition. I found, however, that males associated with larger females, irrespective of the presence of rivals or these rivals’...[Show more]
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|01Front_Callander.pdf||Front Matter||467.83 kB||Adobe PDF|
|02Whole_Callander.pdf||Whole Thesis||19.55 MB||Adobe PDF|
|03Chapter1,4_Callander.pdf||1.11 MB||Adobe PDF|
|04Chapter5,8,Appendix_Callander.pdf||18.81 MB||Adobe PDF|
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