An Extension of the Orians-Verner-Willson Model to Account for Mating Systems Besides Polygyny

@article{Gowaty1981AnEO,
  title={An Extension of the Orians-Verner-Willson Model to Account for Mating Systems Besides Polygyny},
  author={P. Gowaty},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1981},
  volume={118},
  pages={851 - 859}
}
  • P. Gowaty
  • Published 1981
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
The most influential model on the evolution of mating systems in birds, the Orians-Verner-Willson model for the evolution of polygyny, is a sexual selection model (Verner 1966; Orians 1969). The applicability of this model to an understanding of mammalian mating systems is suspect (Ralls 1977); nevertheless, the Orians-Verner-Willson formulation has led to further elaboration (Wittenberger 1976) and its assumptions have been supported (Pleszczynska 1978). Here I elaborate and generalize the… Expand
EVOLUTION OF BREEDING SYSTEMS IN ACROCEPHALINE WARBLERS
Sexual conflict and the polygamy threshold
Adaptively flexible polyandry
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