Week 6. Consequences of Sexual Selection

October 2nd: Mating Systems, Sex Role Behavior & Parental Investment

Why is it that males sometimes choose and females compete? What ecological and evolutionary forces create this situation and what are the mechanisms that underlie it.

Eens, M. and Pinxten, R. (2001) Sex-role reversal in vertebrates: behavioural and endocrinological accounts. Behavioural Processes 51:135 – 147.

STUDENT DISCUSSION QUESTIONS !!!!!!!!! (not available yet)

The original Bateman 1948 paper has caused quite a stir, and entire conferences are held to discuss the implications, and extent of its validity.

October 4th: Neuroendocrinology

Book Chapter on Reserve in the Library.

Wingfield paper regarding parental behavior