Inconsistency between different measures of sexual selection.

  title={Inconsistency between different measures of sexual selection.},
  author={Patrick S. Fitze and Jean-François Le Galliard},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  volume={178 2},
Measuring the intensity of sexual selection is of fundamental importance to the study of sexual dimorphism, population dynamics, and speciation. Several indices, pools of individuals, and fitness proxies are used in the literature, yet their relative performances are strongly debated. Using 12 independent common lizard populations, we manipulated the adult sex ratio, a potentially important determinant of the intensity of sexual selection at a particular time and place. We investigated… CONTINUE READING

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