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Sexual selection

Evolutionary biology. Ecological context. Behavioural Ecology. Pre- and post-copulatory sexual selection. Female choice, sperm competition, cryptic female choice. Direct costs versus indirect benefits. Determinants of paternity. Paternity bias. Fertilization and paternity success. Reproductive success. Fluctuating environments.

Transgenerational effects

Indirect genetic effects. Maternal effects. Paternal effects. Interacting phenotypes. Indirect costs. Transgenerational plasticity. Global change and transgenerational effects. Human-altered environments.

Evolvability of fitness, sexual and reproductive traits

Quantitative genetics. Evolutionary genetics. Heritability. Genetic variance. Genetic diversity. Maintenance of genetic variation. Fertilization success. Life-history. Trade-offs. Experimental design. Temperature, climate change, and adaptation. Theory and applications.

The evolution of polyandry (female multiple mating)

Mating frequency. Genetic benefits. Bet-hedging. Post-copulatory sexually selected processes. Conservation biology. Embryo viability. Population subdivision. Metapopulations. Mating system and population extinction.

Experimental evolution

Adaptation. Response to selection. Correlated evolution. Role of sexual selection underlying adaptation to rapid environmental changes.

Sexual conflict

Sexual conflict over mating rates and paternity outcomes. Sexually antagonistic selection. Costs of reproduction. Costs of mating. Indirect costs. Alignment between sexual and natural selection in the face of environmental instability. Viability of populations.

Evolutionary research, in particular dealing with the evolutionary ecology of sexual interactions

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