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Towards an evolutionary ecology of sexual traits.

Abstract:

Empirical studies of sexual traits continue to generate conflicting results, leading to a growing awareness that the current understanding of this topic is limited. Here we argue that this is because studies of sexual traits fail to encompass three important features of evolution. First, sexual traits evolve via natural selection of which sexual selection is just one part. Second, selection on sexual traits fluctuates in strength, direction and form due to spatial and temporal environmental h...

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10.1016/j.tree.2009.09.008

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Cornwallis, CK More by this author
Journal:
Trends in ecology and evolution
Volume:
25
Issue:
3
Pages:
145-152
Publication date:
2010-03-05
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EISSN:
1872-8383
ISSN:
0169-5347
URN:
uuid:6f5d95e6-21f2-4b86-b6c8-5f651ac32bc0
Source identifiers:
209835
Local pid:
pubs:209835

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