Sex and the public: Social eavesdropping, sperm competition risk and male mate choice.

@article{Plath2011SexAT,
  title={Sex and the public: Social eavesdropping, sperm competition risk and male mate choice.},
  author={Martin Plath and David Bierbach},
  journal={Communicative & integrative biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={276-80}
}
Mate choice can be sensitive to social cues from neighboring individuals, e.g., animals can copy mate choice decisions. Males that are at risk of being copied by others may respond to this with reduced preference expression ("audience effects"). We review the various pathways by which sperm competition risk affects (1) male mate copying behavior and (2… CONTINUE READING