The Stochastic Encounter-Mating Model

  title={The Stochastic Encounter-Mating Model},
  author={Onur Y{\"u}ce G{\"u}n and A Yilmaz},
  journal={Acta Applicandae Mathematicae},
  • O. Gün, A. Yilmaz
  • Published 21 August 2014
  • Mathematics
  • Acta Applicandae Mathematicae
We propose a new model of permanent monogamous pair formation in zoological populations with multiple types of females and males. According to this model, animals randomly encounter members of the opposite sex at their so-called firing times to form temporary pairs which then become permanent if mating happens. Given the distributions of the firing times and the mating preferences upon encounter, we analyze the contingency table of permanent pair types in three cases: (i) definite mating upon… 

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