Territory establishment in lekking marine iguanas, Amblyrhynchus cristatus: support for the hotshot mechanism

  title={Territory establishment in lekking marine iguanas, Amblyrhynchus cristatus: support for the hotshot mechanism},
  author={Jesko Partecke and Arndt von Haeseler and Martin Wikelski},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
Abstract. The territory establishment of male marine iguanas and their subsequent mating success were analysed to identify spatial spillover (hotshot) and temporal spillover effects on lek formation. Males started to establish small display territories 2 months ahead of the mating season. Males did not establish territories in temporal synchrony and did not settle at sites where the probability of encountering females was highest. However, males arriving later preferentially established their… 
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