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Sex, size, and gender roles : evolutionary studies of sexual size dimorphism
This chapter discusses macro-patterns, which are used in medicine and other fields to describe broad-scale variations in behaviour of animals and plants.
How is sexual conflict over parental care resolved? A meta‐analysis
- F. Harrison, Z. Barta, I. Cuthill, T. Székely
- PsychologyJournal of evolutionary biology
- 1 September 2009
A meta‐analysis of 54 studies designed to reveal responses to reduced partner effort in biparental care concludes that the mean response was indeed partial compensation.
Conflict between parents over care.
Sexual selection explains Rensch's rule of allometry for sexual size dimorphism
- J. Dale, P. Dunn, J. Figuerola, T. Lislevand, T. Székely, L. A. Whittingham
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 18 September 2007
In 1950, Rensch first described that in groups of related species, sexual size dimorphism is more pronounced in larger species. This widespread and fundamental allometric relationship is now commonly…
Adult sex ratio variation: implications for breeding system evolution
It is argued that the ASR plays a role of similar importance and urged researchers to study the AsR and the OSR side by side, and pleaded for a dynamic view of breeding system evolution with feedbacks between mating, parenting, OSR and ASR on both ecological and evolutionary time scales.
Sexual selection explains Rensch's rule of size dimorphism in shorebirds.
- T. Székely, R. Freckleton, J. Reynolds
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 17 August 2004
Sexual size dimorphism shows a remarkably widespread relationship to body size in the animal kingdom: within lineages, it decreases with size when females are the larger sex, but it increases with…
An Evolutionary Approach to Offspring Desertion in Birds
Most parent birds face the decision of whether to spend time and energy caring for their offspring or to conserve their resources to survive and breed later. Should a parent care for the young or…
Sex, Size and Gender Roles
• First book to investigate the genetic, developmental and physiological basis of sexual size dimorphism found within and among major taxonomic groups • Integrates adaptive hypotheses with…
A supertree approach to shorebird phylogeny
The supertree hypothesis presented herein is (to the authors' knowledge) the only complete phylogenetic hypothesis of all extant shorebirds and provides a valuable framework for testing numerous evolutionary hypotheses relating to the diversity of behaviour, ecology and life-history of the Charadriiformes.
Genetic similarity between mates and extra-pair parentage in three species of shorebirds
It is proposed that extra-pair parentage may represent adaptive behavioural strategies to avoid the negative effects of pairing with a genetically similar mate.