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Competitive structure and the operation of sexual selection

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In this thesis I set out to further our understanding of two broad questions, 1) why it is that sexual selection favours the evolution of particular traits and 2) why do the patterns of sexual selection on such traits differ between groups and populations? Specifically, I focused on the role that variation in intrasexual competitive structure, the non-random distribution of socio-competitive environments across individuals, plays in shaping variation in the operation of sexual selection both ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Edward grey institue
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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2015-07-10

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