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The opportunity to be misled in studies of sexual selection

Jennions, Michael; Kokko, Hanna; Klug, H


It is a challenge to measure sexual selection because both stochastic events (chance) and deterministic factors (selection) generate variation in individuals' reproductive success. Most researchers realize that random events ('noise') make it difficult to detect a relationship between a trait and mating success (i.e. the presence of sexual selection). There is, however, less appreciation of the dangers that arise if stochastic events vary systematically. Systematic variation makes...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02451.x


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