Bourgeois and parasitic tactics: do we need collective, functional terms for alternative reproductive behaviours?

@article{Taborsky1997BourgeoisAP,
  title={Bourgeois and parasitic tactics: do we need collective, functional terms for alternative reproductive behaviours?},
  author={Michael Taborsky},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={41},
  pages={361-362}
}
In an earlier paper, I proposed the use of uni®ed functional terms for the description of alternative reproductive behaviours (Taborsky 1994). Here I aim to explain why I regard this as useful for our understanding of the functional and evolutionary background of alternative mating tactics, and I argue that the pair of terms ``bourgeois ± parasitic'' is probably most adequate. Animals may either invest to gain access to a resource directly or they may try to gain access by exploiting the… CONTINUE READING