A functional perspective on sexual selection: insights and future prospects

@article{Lailvaux2006AFP,
  title={A functional perspective on sexual selection: insights and future prospects},
  author={Simon P Lailvaux and Duncan J. Irschick},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2006},
  volume={72},
  pages={263-273}
}
A large number of sexual selection studies have focused on examining the morphological and behavioural factors involved in male combat and female choice, such as whether large males achieve higher reproductive success compared with smaller males. However, until recently, the mechanistic reasons why such cues are linked to male dominance or female choice have been elusive. An emerging body of work shows that physiological and whole-organism performance capacities are important in individual… CONTINUE READING

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