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Competition and cooperationina synchronous bushcricket chorus
(The Royal Society, 2014)
Synchronous signalling within choruses of the same species either emerges from cooperation or competition. In our study on the katydid Mecopoda elongata, we aim to identify mechanisms driving evolution towards synchrony. ...
Female signalling tomale song in the domestic canary, serinus canaria
(The Royal Society, 2015)
Most studies on sexual selection focus on male characteristics such as male song in songbirds. Yet female vocalizations in songbirds are growing in interest among behavioural and evolutionary biologists because these ...
Sexual selection of male parental care in giant water bugs
Paternal care can be maintained under sexual selection, if it helps in attracting more mates. We tested the hypothesis in two giant water bug species,Appasus majorandAppasus japonicus, that male parental care is sexually ...