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Finding the one: optimal choosiness under sequential mate choice

Henshaw, Jonathan

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When mates are encountered sequentially, each encounter involves a decision whether to reject the current suitor and risk not finding a better mate, or to accept them despite their flaws. I provide a flexible framework for modelling optimal choosiness when mate encounters occur unpredictably in time. The model allows for temporal variation in the fitness benefits of mating, including seasonal breeding conditions, accrual of mate search costs, survival of the choosing individual or senescence of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/157385
Source: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13296

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