Sexual selection in animals
This thesis covers a range of topics falling under the purview of sexual selection. In the first two chapters I focus on how polyandry influences female fitness. In Chapter 1, I collaborated on a comprehensive meta-analytical review of the literature to determine if there is broad taxonomic support for the hypothesis that females gain indirect genetic benefits from mating multiply. The results suggest that polyandry has a small but beneficial effect on clutch production, fertility, and egg...[Show more]
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