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The energetic costs of sexually selected traits. Design by the amazing Anita  Weissflog. 

see paper here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/bies.202000183

SEXUAL SELECTION

 NATURAL HISTORY

 METABOLISM 

ANATOMY 

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RESEARCH

 Many animals have sexually selected traits used to gain reproductive opportunities, these structures are sometimes large and can impose costs on behavior, energetics and survival. I integrate metabolic physiology and sexual selection theory with careful observations of natural history to uncover the factors that shape the evolution of these diverse structures.

 
 

CONTACT

Earl S. Tupper Post-Doctoral Fellow,

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Gamboa, Panama

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