Alternative mechanisms of nonindependent mate choice

@article{Westneat2000AlternativeMO,
  title={Alternative mechanisms of nonindependent mate choice},
  author={David F. Westneat and A Brooke Pellegrino Walters and Thomas Michael McCarthy and Margret I. Hatch and Wendy Hein},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2000},
  volume={59},
  pages={467-476}
}
Aspects of the environment, including the social environment, can contribute to intrapopulation variation in mating preferences. One example of the effect of social environment on mate preferences is mate choice copying; however, other types of socially influenced (nonindependent) choice might exist. We develop a list of such alternatives based on possible physiological or psychological mechanisms, evaluate the evidence distinguishing one from another and clarify some controversial aspects of… CONTINUE READING

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