New paper published in Behavioral Ecology. Copulations outside the pair bond often occur only within local neighborhoods, thus preventing a single male from monopolizing all extrapair paternity opportunities in a population. It has been proposed that such spatial constraints would limit sexual selection. Our simulations show that sexual selection, though reduced, can remain strong despite spatial constraints on extrapair paternity.
Exciting new simulation study with wonderful friends, Becky Cramer and Emma Greig. 🔗
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