Reproductive Social Behavior: Cooperative Games to Replace Sexual Selection

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Science  17 Feb 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5763, pp. 965-969
DOI: 10.1126/science.1110105

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  • Reproductive Social Behavior: Response to Pelletier and Borger
    • Erol Akçay, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences
    • Other Contributors:

    Pelletier and Borger raise in their letter two issues that we thought we had addressed before. In the first one, their confusing wording seems to suggest that we advocate different definitions of fitness for males and females to be adopted. It should be clear from all our writing that we argue the exact opposite of this. Perhaps what Pelletier and Borger really tried to claim was that sexual selection has moved beyond defining...

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    Competing Interests: None declared.
  • Reproductive Social Behavior: Ignoring Ecological Scenarios and the "Currency" of Evolution

    The recent Review published by J. Roughgarden et al. generated a substantial amount of correspondence on the concept and application of the theory of sexual selection (see Letters, 5 May, 312, p. 689 and (1)). Although, several critical problems with Roughgarden’s framework have been addressed, we believe that two more important issues arising from both their original Review and their Letter Response need to b...

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  • Reproductive Social Behavior: Response to Dall et al., Lessells et al., and Pizzari et al.

    Reproductive Social Behavior: Response to Dall et al., Lessells et al., and Pizzari et al.

    Erol Ak¸cay,1 Joan Roughgarden,1 Meeko Oishi2

    1Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305–5020, USA. 2Sandia National Laboratory, Post Office Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185–1137, USA.

    In Roughgarden et al. (1), we argued that the theory of sexual selection has accumulated...

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    Competing Interests: None declared.
  • Sexual Selection Cannot be Replaced by Cooperative Game Theory (and It Doesn't Need Replacing)
    Sasha R.X. Dall1*, John M. McNamara2, Nina Wedell1, & David J. Hosken1

    1Centre for Ecology & Conservation, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Tremough, Penryn, TR10 9EZ, UK.

    2School of Mathematics, University of Bristol, University Walk, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TW, UK

    Another week and another attack on Darwin, but as usual, rumours of problems with Darwinian theory are grossly exaggerated, or in th...

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    Competing Interests: None declared.
  • Reproductive Behavior: Sexual Selection Remains the Best Explanation
    Tommaso Pizzari1*, Tim R. Birkhead2, Mark W. Blows3, Rob Brooks4, Katherine L. Buchanan5, Tim H. Clutton-Brock6, Paul H. Harvey1, Dave J. Hosken7, Michael D. Jennions8, Hanna Kokko9, Janne S. Kotiaho10, C(Kate) M. Lessells11, Constantino Macias-García12, Allen J. Moore7, Geoff A. Parker13, Linda Partridge14, Scott Pitnick15, Jacek Radwan16, Mike Ritchie17, Ben C. Sheldon1, Leigh W. Simmons18, Rhonda R. Snook2, Paula Stockley19, Ma...
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  • Nothing New Under the Sun: Social Selection is Part of Sexual Selection Theory

    C(Kate). M.Lessells1*, Andrew T.D. Bennett2, Tim R. Birkhead3, Nick Colegrave4, Sasha R. X. Dall5, Paul Harvey6, Ben Hatchwell3, Dave J. Hosken5, John Hunt5, Allen J.Moore5, Geoff A. Parker7, Scott Pitnick8, Tommaso Pizzari6, Jacek Radwan9, Mike Ritchie10, Ben C.Sheldon6, David M. Shuker4, Leigh W. Simmons11, Paula Stockley12, Tom Tregenza5, Marlene Zuk13.

    1. NIOO-KNAW, PO box 40, 6666 ZG Heteren, The Netherlan...

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    Competing Interests: None declared.