Flashcards in Lecture 20 Deck (8)
Females need to conserve energy for what?
Females are only ________ for a short period of time.
What are some pressures that females face when trying to select a mate?
Access to resources
What is intersexual selection?
Individuals of one sex select individuals of the opposite sex for reproduction
• Individuals of the same sex compete for access to preferred
mates of the opposite sex
What is Bateman's principle?
exhibit higher rates of selection than males
due to the costs associated with
reproduction; this increased selection
pressure should result in high variance in
male reproductive success
Eggs are expensive to produce and cause females to have limited what?
reproductive success as compared to males