Reproductive Trade-Offs and Direct Costs for Males in Arthropods

@article{Scharf2012ReproductiveTA,
  title={Reproductive Trade-Offs and Direct Costs for Males in Arthropods},
  author={I. Scharf and F. Peter and O. Martin},
  journal={Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={169-184}
}
  • I. Scharf, F. Peter, O. Martin
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Until 30 years ago, the emphasis on reproductive costs for males was mainly on costs related to mate searching, courtship and fighting with rival males. However, costs for males are substantial and varied and often resemble the more thoroughly studied female reproductive costs. Costs can be referred to as trade-off costs, where investment in reproductive activity comes at the expense of another important activity or fitness component. Investment in reproduction at the expense of longevity and… CONTINUE READING
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