How is sexual conflict over parental care resolved? A meta-analysis.


Biparental care of offspring is both a form of cooperation and a source of conflict. Parents face a trade-off between current and future reproduction: caring less for the current brood allows individuals to maintain energy reserves and increase their chances of remating. How can selection maintain biparental care, given this temptation to defect? The answer… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01792.x

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