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The evolution of prudent choice

Hardling, Roger; Kokko, Hanna

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Question: What mate choice strategies are evolutionarily stable when individuals vary in quality and there is competition over mates? Mathematical method: We analyse a life-history-based game theoretical model of a mating system. The evolutionarily stable strategy (ESS) may be random mating, or any kind of assortative mating dependent on the numerical values of a set of probabilities. We solve for the evolutionarily stable probability values. Key assumptions: Males of high or poor competitive...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/82195
Source: Evolutionary Ecology Research

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