Female choice based on male spatial ability and aggressiveness among meadow voles

@article{Spritzer2005FemaleCB,
  title={Female choice based on male spatial ability and aggressiveness among meadow voles},
  author={Mark D. Spritzer and Douglas Bradford Meikle and Nancy Gail Solomon},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2005},
  volume={69},
  pages={1121-1130}
}
The way in which female mate choice, scramble competition and contest competition for mates interact to influence the evolution of male traits is poorly understood. We tested female preferences for males that varied in spatial ability and aggressiveness, traits likely to be selected by scramble and contest competition, respectively. Male meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus, were tested for their spatial ability using a series of water maze tests, and their aggressiveness was determined using… Expand
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