The consequences of polyandry for population viability, extinction risk and conservation

@article{Holman2013TheCO,
  title={The consequences of polyandry for population viability, extinction risk and conservation},
  author={Luke Holman and Hanna Kokko},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={368}
}
  • L. Holman, H. Kokko
  • Published 5 March 2013
  • Biology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Polyandry, by elevating sexual conflict and selecting for reduced male care relative to monandry, may exacerbate the cost of sex and thereby seriously impact population fitness. On the other hand, polyandry has a number of possible population-level benefits over monandry, such as increased sexual selection leading to faster adaptation and a reduced mutation load. Here, we review existing information on how female fitness evolves under polyandry and how this influences population dynamics. In… 
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