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The effects of competition on fitness depend on the sex of both competitors

Iglesias-Carrasco, Maider; Brookes, Samuel; Kruuk, Loeske; Head, Megan


In intraspecific competition, the sex of competing individuals is likely to be important in determining the outcome of competitive interactions and the way exposure to conspecifics during development influences adult fitness traits. Previous studies have explored differences between males and females in their response to intraspecific competition. However, few have tested how the sex of the competitors, or any interactions between focal and competitor sex, influences the nature and intensity of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6620
Access Rights: Open Access

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