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Sexual Display and Mate Choice in an Energetically Costly Environment

Head, Megan; Wong, Bob; Brooks, Rob


Sexual displays and mate choice often take place under the same set of environmental conditions and, as a consequence, may be exposed to the same set of environmental constraints. Surprisingly, however, very few studies consider the effects of environmental costs on sexual displays and mate choice simultaneously. We conducted an experiment, manipulating water flow in large flume tanks, to examine how an energetically costly environment might affect the sexual display and mate choice behavior of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015279


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