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Behavioural Responses to a Changing WorldMechanisms and Consequences$
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Ulrika Candolin and Bob B.M. Wong

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199602568

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602568.001.0001

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Sexual selection in changing environments: consequences for individuals and populations

Sexual selection in changing environments: consequences for individuals and populations

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(p.201) Chapter 15 Sexual selection in changing environments: consequences for individuals and populations
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Behavioural Responses to a Changing World
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Ulrika Candolin

Bob Wong

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602568.003.0015

This chapter investigates the impacts of human-induced environmental change on sexually selected behaviours. It describes the dramatic effects of environmental changes on reproductive behaviour, highlighting on a case study done to male beetles, cichlid fishes, and frogs. It provides an overview of the mechanisms of sexual selection and explains how they depend on the environment. It examines the effects of environmental disturbances on sexually selected behaviours, and what consequences these might have for the fate of individuals, populations, and species. It also considers the degree to which animals can adjust their sexually selected behaviour to environmental change, and whether these behavioural responses can help populations to persist under human-altered conditions.

Keywords:   human-induced environmental change, reproductive behaviour, sexual selection, behavioural responses, environmental disturbances

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