Vertebrate mating systems : proceedings of the 14th Course of the International School of Ethology, Erice, Italy, 28 November-3 December, 1998 / editors, Marco Apollonio, Marco Festa-Bianchet, Danilo Mainardi.
Sexual selection and mate choice : trade-offs for males and females / R. Haven Wiley -- Ornaments and good genes : progress in research through paradoxes and paradigms / Rauno V. Alatalo -- Mating systems and morphology : what can phylogenies tell us about the evolution of sexual dimorphism in lekking birds? / Jacob Höglund -- Demographic analyses of mating systems / David B. McDonald -- Environmental effects on the evolution of mating systems in endotherms / Juan Carranza -- Environmental variation : the effects on vertebrate mating systems with special reference to ectotherms / Miranda L. Dyson -- Mating patterns, sexual selection, and parental care : an integrative approach / Tamás Székely, James N. Webb, and Innes C. Cuthill -- Vertebrate mating systems, Allee effects, and conservation / Philip A. Stephens and William J. Sutherland -- Mating systems and conservation at large spatial scales / John T. Hogg -- A retrospective and prospective look at the role of genetics in mating systems : toward a balanced view of the sexes / David F. Westneat -- Genetics of avian mating systems / Peter T. Boag and Laurene M. Ratcliffe.
This book reviews the relationship of mating systems with other aspects of vertebrate biology. It presents many stimulating new perspectives and ideas on mating systems studies. While many of the authors present some of their own research, in all cases they underline the general relevance of their work and speculate on future directions of scientific inquiry.
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