I will tell you about two lines of research relating to different aspects of mate choice and parental investment. The first project is a modeling approach to understanding the potential impacts of Genotype-by-Environment Interactions on sexual signaling and mate choice. Would GEIs tend to stabilize or destabilize signaling systems? The second project develops an interesting little theoretical insight into the evolution of differential parental allocation. This work was motivated by a puzzling pattern in our long-term field study of mate choice and parental investment in house wrens.
Coffee and cookies will be served at 4 p.m.
Host: Elizabeth Tibbetts
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