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Measuring female mating preferences
  • W. E. Wagner
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 1 April 1998
Interest in the evolution of female mating preferences has increased greatly in recent years, and numerous hypotheses have been proposed to explain how mating preferences evolve. Despite thisExpand
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Graded aggressive signals in Blanchard's cricket frog: vocal responses to opponent proximity and size
Blanchard's cricket frog, Acris crepitans blanchardi, possesses a complex communication system showing extensive variation within and among individual males. Potential social determinants ofExpand
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Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics for Research Methods and Social Science Statistics
This supplementary text shows readers how to use images and directions drawn from SPSS Version 22.0 and now uses the latest version of GSS (General Social Survey) as a secondary data set. Expand
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Convergent song preferences between female field crickets and acoustically orienting parasitoid flies
Traits that increase the attractiveness of males to females often make them more conspicuous to predators. In the field cricket (Gryilus lineaticeps), males are attacked by parasitoid tachinid fliesExpand
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Deceptive or honest signalling of fighting ability? A test of alternative hypotheses for the function of changes in call dominant frequency by male cricket frogs
Previous data on intrasexual competition in Blanchard's cricket frog, Acris crepitans blanchardi, demonstrated that males assess the size of an opponent, an important component of fighting ability,Expand
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Sexual selection on alleles that determine body size in the swordtail Xiphophorus nigrensis
SummaryIn a natural population, we document changes in the frequencies of alleles influencing body size and size-correlated alternative male reproductive tactics, and we examine the possible role ofExpand
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Fighting, assessment, and frequency alteration in Blanchard's cricket frog
  • W. E. Wagner
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • 1 December 1989
SummaryThis study examines the use of dominant frequency for assessment of fighting ability in Blanchard's cricket frog Acris crepitans blanchardi. Like most anurans, the dominant frequency of theExpand
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Experience Affects Female Responses to Male Song in the Variable Field Cricket Gryllus lineaticeps (Orthoptera, Gryllidae)
Search theory predicts that females will use information on search costs and the characteristics of potential mates to adjust their search behavior and mate choices. We examined the effect ofExpand
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The Practice of Survey Research: Theory and Applications
Part I: Before the Survey Chapter 1: Introduction to Survey Research What is survey research? How do you know if a survey is good? Surveys about Teachers: Are They Good Teachers? Applications ofExpand
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Nutritional effects on male calling behaviour in the variable field cricket
In the variable field cricket, Gryllus lineaticeps, females prefer higher chirp rates and longer chirp durations in male calling song. Higher chirp rates are energetically more expensive to produce,Expand
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