Roger Hardling

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Rapid evolutionary change over a few generations has been documented in natural populations. Such changes are observed as organisms invade new environments, and they are often triggered by changed interspecific interactions, such as differences in predation regimes. However, in spite of increased recognition of antagonistic male-female mating interactions,(More)
Evolutionary conflict between the sexes is predicted to lead to sexual arms races in which male adaptations for acquiring mates ("offense" traits) are met by female counteradaptations--for example, to reduce mating rate ("defense" traits). Such coevolutionary chases may be perpetual. However, we show here that the coevolutionary process may also lead to a(More)
Aggressiveness during intersexual conflicts is predicted to depend on its costs, the value of winning and the power asymmetry of the contestants, all of which may vary between populations. In the marine isopod Idotea baltica (Pallas) a conflict occurs as females resist the attempts by males to start precopulatory mate guarding. We analysed contest dynamics(More)
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