Alternative mating tactics and the law of Diminishing Returns: The Satellite Threshold Model

@article{Waltz1982AlternativeMT,
  title={Alternative mating tactics and the law of Diminishing Returns: The Satellite Threshold Model},
  author={Edward Waltz},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={1982},
  volume={10},
  pages={75-83}
}
The mating systems of many species comprise at least 2 alternative male mating tactics — broadly termed “Dominant” and “Satellite” tactics here. But, there exists no satisfactory conceptual framework in which to explain their co-occurrence and persistence. A Dominant male's ability to copulate is a positive, but decelerating, function of either his territory's attractiveness or his own attractiveness to females. This ‘Diminishing Returns Effect’ affords mating opportunities for Satellite males… CONTINUE READING

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