The Evolution of Condition‐Dependent Sexual Dimorphism

@article{Bonduriansky2006TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Condition‐Dependent Sexual Dimorphism},
  author={Russell Bonduriansky},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={2006},
  volume={169},
  pages={9 - 19}
}
Theory suggests that the net benefit of allocating resources to a sexual trait depends both on the strength of sexual selection on that trait and on individual condition. This predicts a tight coevolution between sexual dimorphism and condition dependence and suggests that these patterns of within‐sex and between‐sex variation may share a common genetic and developmental basis. Although condition‐dependent expression of sexual traits is widely documented, the extent of covariation between… Expand
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