The efficacy of female choice in chimpanzees of the Taï Forest, Côte d’Ivoire

@article{Stumpf2006TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of female choice in chimpanzees of the Ta{\"i} Forest, C{\^o}te d’Ivoire},
  author={Rebecca Stumpf and Christophe Boesch},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={60},
  pages={749-765}
}
Male–male competition has historically been considered the major force driving sexual selection. However, female choice and inter-sexual conflict are increasingly recognized as important influences affecting differential mating and reproductive success. Many females exhibit preferences for particular males; however, male strategies may conflict with females’ ability to obtain their mate preferences. To influence paternity, females must affect both (1) whether or not sexual interactions occur… CONTINUE READING

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