Precedence effects and the evolution of chorusing

@inproceedings{Greenfield2012PrecedenceEA,
  title={Precedence effects and the evolution of chorusing},
  author={Michael D Greenfield and Wayne A Snedden and Michael K. Tourtellot},
  year={2012}
}
The structured choruses produced by rhythmically signalling males in many species of acoustic animals have long-captured the imagination of evolutionary biologists. Though various hypotheses have been forwarded to explain the adaptive significance of such chorusing, none have withstood empirical scrutiny. We suggest instead that alternating and synchronous choruses represent collective epiphenomena resulting from individual males competing to jam each other's signals. These competitions… CONTINUE READING

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