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How is female mate choice affected by male competition?

Wong, Bob; Candolin, Ulrika

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The plethora of studies devoted to the topics of male competition and female mate choice belie the fact that their interaction remains poorly understood. Indeed, on the question of whether competition should help or hinder the choice process, opinions scattered throughout the sexual selection literature seem unnecessarily polarised. We argue, in the light of recent theoretical and empirical advances, that the effect of competition on mate choice depends on whether it results in the choosy sex...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/81640
Source: Biological Reviews
DOI: 10.1017/S1464793105006809

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