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Prudent males, group adaptation, and the tragedy of the commons

Kokko, Hanna; Heubel, Katja


For almost five decades three threads have coexisted in the evolutionary and ecological literature, with their links only recently becoming visible and some of them still not properly addressed. These are the levels of selection debate, the metaphor of the tragedy of the commons, and the evolutionary study of sexual conflict. We analyze the eco-evolutionary dynamics of a curious system where an asexual all-female fish species (the Amazon molly Poecilia formosa) requires sperm from other species...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Oikos
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.19544.x


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