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Flexible Mate Choice
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, Gender Studies.
2019 (English)In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior / [ed] Jae Chun Choe, Elsevier, 2019, 2, p. 421-431Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Traditionally, investigators and theorists have supposed that mate choice is directional and fixed within a species as well as static within individuals over time. Lately, accumulating evidence shows that mate choice is often flexible, so that individuals change their behavior, depending on the social or ecological situation they experience or their condition. Recent theory proposes that animals should change their mate choice adaptively moment by moment in response to changes in environmental, internal, and social factors. Mate choice plasticity should be explored more in empirical studies as well as its implications for mate choice evolution and sexual selection.

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Elsevier, 2019, 2. p. 421-431
Keywords [en]
Chance, Choosiness, Female choice, Individual variation, Male choice, Mate assessment, Mate choice, Mate preference, Plasticity, Preference function, Sexual selection
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Ecology
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Animal Ecology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-170370DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.01280-2ISBN: 978-0-12-813252-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-170370DiVA, id: diva2:1332147
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This is an updated version of the chapter published in 2010.

Available from: 2019-06-27 Created: 2019-06-27 Last updated: 2019-06-27Bibliographically approved

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