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Social and environmental influences on mate attraction, mate choice and territorial defence

Callander, Sophia


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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Date published: 2012
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d74e7393e544


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01Front_Callander.pdfFront Matter467.83 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
02Whole_Callander.pdfWhole Thesis19.55 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
03Chapter1,4_Callander.pdf1.11 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
04Chapter5,8,Appendix_Callander.pdf18.81 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail

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