Sex and parenting: the effects of sexual conflict and parentage on parental strategies.

TitleSex and parenting: the effects of sexual conflict and parentage on parental strategies.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
JournalTrends in ecology & evolution
Volume11
Issue2
Pagination87-91
ISSN0169-5347
Abstract

There is perhaps no more popularized aspect of animal behavior than the things parents do for offspring. Yet our understanding of the evolution of care is only rudimentary, perhaps because parental behavior is one of the most variable behavioral traits we know. Sexual reproduction, particularly in anisogamous species, has a major impact on variable patterns of care. Recent work on conflicts between the sexes over care and the consequences of variable paternity on paternal care has generated fascinating new ideas about the evolutionary forces acting on parenting.

URLhttps://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/0169-5347(96)81049-4
Short TitleTrends Ecol Evol
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