By-product runaway evolution by adaptive mate choice: A behavioural aspect of sexual selection

@article{Yoshimura2005ByproductRE,
  title={By-product runaway evolution by adaptive mate choice: A behavioural aspect of sexual selection},
  author={Jin Yoshimura},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={261-269}
}
From a behavioural perspective on adaptive female choice, I developed a by-product runaway model of adaptive mate choice. The model illustrates the evolution of the tail size of peacocks. I consider the causal mechanisms of adaptive female choice: (1) why (ultimate reasons); (2) how (proximate mechanisms). Assumptions are developed based on these… CONTINUE READING