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An experimental test for body size-dependent effects of male harassment and an elevated copulation rate on female lifetime fecundity and offspring performance

Iglesias-Carrasco, Maider; Fox, Rebecca; Vega-Trejo, Regina; Jennions, MIchael D.; Head, Megan

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Many studies investigate the benefits of polyandry, but repeated interactions with males can lower female reproductive success. Interacting with males might even decrease offspring performance if it reduces a female's ability to transfer maternal resources. Male presence can be detrimental for females in two ways: by forcing fe‐males to mate at a higher rate and through costs associated with resisting male mat‐ing attempts. Teasing apart the relative costs of elevated mating rates from those of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-08-23
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/205889
Source: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13526

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