Sexual selection in changing environments: Consequences for individuals and populations

Ulrika Candolin, Bob B M Wong

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Abstract

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 humanaltered conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBehavioural Responses to a Changing World: Mechanisms and Consequences
EditorsUlrika Candolin, Bob B M Wong
Place of PublicationOxford United Kingdom
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages201 - 215
Number of pages15
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9780191810121
ISBN (Print)9780199602568
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Behavioural responses
  • Environmental disturbances
  • Human-induced environmental change
  • Reproductive behaviour
  • Sexual selection

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Candolin, U., & Wong, B. B. M. (2012). Sexual selection in changing environments: Consequences for individuals and populations. In U. Candolin, & B. B. M. Wong (Eds.), Behavioural Responses to a Changing World: Mechanisms and Consequences (1 ed., pp. 201 - 215). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602568.003.0015