Skip navigation
Skip navigation

The effect of competitor presence and relative competitive ability on male mate choice

Mautz, Brian; Jennions, Michael

Description

Recent studies suggest that males might respond in an adaptive manner to an elevated likelihood of male-male competition for mates by facultatively altering their mating preferences. Little is known, however, about how male choice is influenced by a male's relative competitiveness or by the risk posed by increased physical competition for access to mates compared with greater risk of sperm competition. We investigated how the relative size and presence of a competitor influences male choice...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/63056
Source: Behavioral Ecology
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arr048

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Mautz_The_effect_of_competitor_2011.pdf221.88 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  23 August 2018/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator