Evolutionary biology. 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.
Indirect genetic effects. Maternal effects. Paternal effects. Interacting phenotypes. Indirect costs.
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. 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.
Adaptation. Response to selection. Correlated evolution.
Sexual conflict over mating rates and paternity outcomes. Sexually antagonistic selection. Costs of reproduction. Costs of mating. Indirect costs.