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The Evolution of Conspecific Acceptance Thresholds
- H. Reeve
- Biology, PsychologyThe American Naturalist
- 1 March 1989
This work attempts to provide a theory of the action component of conspecific discrimination, and examines the factors that determine the optimal or evolutionarily stable acceptance threshold, that is, the level of dissimilarity between the actor's template and the recipient's phenotype below which recipients are accepted and aboveWhich recipients are rejected.
Reproductive sharing in animal societies: reproductive incentives or incomplete control by dominant breeders?
Overall, current data on reproductive skew and its relationships to intragroup aggression and ecological constraints support the optimal skew model, but more data are needed to rule out the incomplete control model.
Partitioning of reproduction in animal societies.
Estimating effective paternity number in social insects and the effective number of alleles in a population
A new bias‐corrected estimator of effective number of types (mates or alleles) is derived and this new method will help researchers more accurately estimate intracolony genetic relatedness of social insects, which is an important measure in understanding their ecology and social behaviour.
Conflict in single-queen hymenopteran societies : the structure of conflict and processes that reduce conflict in advanced eusocial species
Why Do Females Mate with Multiple Males? The Sexually Selected Sperm Hypothesis
Parasites, Pathogens, and Polyandry in Social Hymenoptera
Evidence of intra-nest kin-recognition mechanisms implies a long evolutionary history of discrepant reproductive interests among colony members resulting from multiple mating, in view of the potential disadvantages stemming from polyandry.
Adaptation and the Goals of Evolutionary Research
In this view, an adaptation is a phenotypic variant that results in the highest fitness among a specified set of variants in a given environment, and decouples adaptations from the evolutionary mechanism that generate them.
Tests of reproductive-skew models in social insects.
An extension of transactional-concession models via the "workers-as-a-collective-dominant" model potentially offers new insights into some of the most striking reproductive patterns in large-colony eusocial Hymenopteran species.
Signaling Individual Identity versus Quality: A Model and Case Studies with Ruffs, Queleas, and House Finches
An evolutionary model predicts that characters selected to signal individual identity will have properties differing from those expected for indicator signals of quality, which is illustrated in the ornamental, conspicuously variable, and sexually dimorphic breeding plumages of ruff sandpipers and red‐billed queleas.