- Our Impact
|Title||BATEMAN PRINCIPLES AND THE MEASUREMENT OF SEXUAL SELECTION IN PLANTS AND ANIMALS|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1994|
|Keywords||male reproductive success coral-reef fish simultaneous hermaphroditism attractive structures chamaelirium-luteum natural-population mating system evolution size consequences|
A. J. Bateman's approach to animal mating systems is generalized to provide a framework for studying sexual selection in plants and hermaphroditic animals. The key feature of this generalization is the realization that the relationship between fecundity and mating success can take a variety of forms beyond those observed in Bateman's data. Thus, under many circumstances, female animals, or the female function of a hermaphroditic plant or animal, can experience sexual selection. Path diagrams are used to show that sexual selection is a component of fecundity selection. Finally, statistical procedures are discussed for measuring sexual selection in plant and animal populations with separate or combined sexes.