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Ecological Causes for the Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism: A Review of the Evidence
  • R. Shine
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Quarterly Review of Biology
  • 1 December 1989
Can sexual dimorphism evolve because of ecological differences between the sexes? Although several examples of this phenomenon are well known from studies on birds, the idea has often been dismissedExpand
The potential for behavioral thermoregulation to buffer “cold-blooded” animals against climate warming
Increasing concern about the impacts of global warming on biodiversity has stimulated extensive discussion, but methods to translate broad-scale shifts in climate into direct impacts on livingExpand
Sexual size dimorphism in snakes revisited
Published and original data on the degree of sexual size dimorphism (SSD) were collated for 374 species of snakes from eight families, to test for predicted associations between SSD and other aspectsExpand
Invasion and the evolution of speed in toads
Cane toads (Bufo marinus) are large anurans (weighing up to 2 kg) that were introduced to Australia 70 years ago to control insect pests in sugar-cane fields. But the result has been disastrousExpand
“Costs” of reproduction in reptiles
  • R. Shine
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • 1 July 1980
SummaryMany theoretical models of life-history evolution rely on the existence of trade-offs between current fecundity and probable future fecundity and survival. Such “costs” of reproduction haveExpand
Sexual Selection and Sexual Dimorphism in the Amphibia
This paper reviews published literature on amphibians to examine predicted correlations between male combat and sexual dimorphism. Females grow larger than males in most species (61% of urodeles, 90%Expand
Life-history evolution in range-shifting populations.
Most evolutionary theory does not deal with populations expanding or contracting in space. Invasive species, climate change, epidemics, and the breakdown of dispersal barriers, however, all createExpand
Life-History Evolution in Reptiles
▪ Abstract Two consequences of terrestrial ectothermy (low energy needs and behavioral control of body temperatures) have had major consequences for the evolution of reptile life-history traits. ForExpand
Intersexual Dietary Divergence and the Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism in Snakes
  • R. Shine
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 July 1991
Ecological causes for the evolution of sexual dimorphism can be confidently inferred only when the sexes differ in morphology or relative size of the feeding apparatus, in a direction inconsistentExpand
An evolutionary process that assembles phenotypes through space rather than through time
In classical evolutionary theory, traits evolve because they facilitate organismal survival and/or reproduction. We discuss a different type of evolutionary mechanism that relies upon differentialExpand