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Alternative reproductive strategies and tactics: diversity within sexes.
  • M. Gross
  • Biology, Medicine
    Trends in ecology & evolution
  • 1 February 1996
TLDR
Recent findings suggest that almost all alternative reproductive phenotypes within the sexes are due to alternative tactics within a conditional strategy, and, as such, while the average fitnesses of the alternative phenotypes are unequal, the strategy is favoured in evolution.
The Evolution of Parental Care
  • M. Gross
  • Biology, Medicine
    The Quarterly Review of Biology
  • 1 March 2005
TLDR
The laboratory has formalized Williams’s Principle into the relative value theorem and found that its application to fishes, the taxa with the most diverse patterns of parental care, can help to explain which sex provides care and how much.
Sneakers, Satellites and Parentals: Polymorphic Mating Strategies in North American Sunfishes
TLDR
It is shown that cuckoldry and parenting are discrete alternative reproductive strategies and several predictions are made concerning how natural selection will influence the life-history dynamics of these strategies.
Disruptive selection for alternative life histories in salmon
TLDR
Age of maturity in salmon has probably not evolved as a single optimum, but rather as a ‘mixed evolutionarily stable strategy13,14 in which precocious maturity is an evolutionarily viable alternative life history strategy.
The evolution of male and female parental care in fishes
TLDR
The predominance of male parental care in fishes is not explained by males deriving greater benefits from care, but by males paying smaller future costs, and males thus accrue a greater net fitness advantage from parental care.
Aquatic Productivity and the Evolution of Diadromous Fish Migration
TLDR
The distribution of diadromous species is examined with respect to global patterns in aquatic productivity, and the contrasting directions of migration can be explained by the relative availability of food resources in ocean and freshwater habitats.
Parental Care and the Evolution of Egg Size in Fishes
TLDR
A model is constructed to explain continuous covariation between the quality of parental care and egg size and it is found that as parental care reduces instantaneous egg mortality, the optimal egg size increases.
BREEDING COMPETITION IN A PACIFIC SALMON (COHO: ONCORHYNCHUS KISUTCH): MEASURES OF NATURAL AND SEXUAL SELECTION
  • I. Fleming, M. Gross
  • Biology, Medicine
    Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 June 1994
TLDR
It is found that without competition, natural selection acts only on female body size for increased egg production; there is no detectable selection on males for the phenotypic distribution the authors used.
An experimental study of the reproductive behaviour and success of farmed and wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
TLDR
Adult farmed fish are likely to be relatively unsuccessful in natural environments due to a competitive and reproductive inferiority apparently resulting from domestication.
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