A rigorous comparison of sexual selection indexes via simulations of diverse mating systems.

@article{Henshaw2016ARC,
  title={A rigorous comparison of sexual selection indexes via simulations of diverse mating systems.},
  author={Jonathan M. Henshaw and Andrew T. Kahn and Karoline Fritzsche},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2016},
  volume={113 3},
  pages={E300-8}
}
Sexual selection is a cornerstone of evolutionary theory, but measuring it has proved surprisingly difficult and controversial. Various proxy measures--e.g., the Bateman gradient and the opportunity for sexual selection--are widely used in empirical studies. However, we do not know how reliably these measures predict the strength of sexual selection across natural systems, and most perform poorly in theoretical worst-case scenarios. Here we provide a rigorous comparison of eight commonly used… CONTINUE READING
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