When adaptation proceeds, population performance becomes surprisingly often compromised. Here are plenty of examples how it can happen.


Kokko, H., Chaturvedi, A., Croll, D., Fischer, M.C., Guillaume, F., Karrenberg, S., Kerr, B., Rolshausen, G. & Stapley, J. In press. Can evolution supply what ecology demands? Trends in Ecology & Evolution.
haiku Day, E. & Kokko, H. 2015. Relaxed selection when you least expect it: why declining bird populations might fail to respond to phenological mismatches. Oikos 124:62–68.
pdf Kokko, H., Griffith, S.C. & Pryke, S.R. 2014. The hawk-dove game in a sexually reproducing species explains a colourful polymorphism in an endangered bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 281:20141794.
pdf Harts, A., Schwanz, L. & Kokko, H. 2014. Demography can favour female-advantageous alleles. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 281:20140005.
haiku Shaw, A.K., Jalasvuori, M. & Kokko, H. 2014. Population-level consequences of risky dispersal. Oikos 123:1003-1013.
haiku Lehtonen, J., Schmidt, D.J., Heubel, K. & Kokko, H. 2013. Evolutionary and ecological implications of sexual parasitism. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28:297-306.
haiku Holman, L. & Kokko, H. 2013. The consequences of polyandry for population viability, extinction risk and conservation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 368:20120053.
haiku  pdf Lehtonen, J., Jennions, M.D. & Kokko, H. 2012. The many costs of sex. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 27:172–178.
haiku  pdf Kokko, H. 2011. Directions in modelling partial migration: how adaptation can cause a population decline and why the rules of territory acquisition matter. Oikos 120: 1826–1837.
haiku  pdf Kokko, H. & Heubel, K.U. 2011. Prudent males, group adaptation, and the tragedy of the commons. Oikos 120: 641–656 (an invited Per Brinck Oikos Award article).
haiku pdf Rankin, D.J., Dieckmann, U. & Kokko, H. 2011. Sexual conflict and the tragedy of the commons. American Naturalist 177:780-791.
haiku pdf Delgado, M.D.M, Ratikainen, I.I. & Kokko, H. 2011. Inertia: the discrepancy between individual and common good in dispersal and prospecting behaviour. Biological Reviews 86:717-732.
pdf López-Sepulcre, A., Kokko, H. & Norris, K. 2010. Evolutionary conservation advice for despotic populations: Habitat heterogeneity favours conflict and reduces productivity in Seychelles Magpie Robins. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 277:3477-3482.
pdf Heubel, K.U., Rankin, D.J. & Kokko, H. 2009. How to go extinct by mating too much: Population consequences of male mate choice and efficiency in a sexual-asexual species complex. Oikos 118:513-520.
pdf López-Sepulcre, A., Norris, K. & Kokko, H. 2009. Reproductive conflict delays the recovery of an endangered social species. Journal of Animal Ecology 78:219-225.
pdf Kokko, H., Heubel, K. & Rankin, D.J. 2008. How populations persist when asexuality requires sex: the spatial dynamics of coping with sperm parasites. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 275: 817-825.
pdf Rankin, D.J., Bargum, K. & Kokko, H. 2007. The tragedy of the commons in evolutionary biology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 22:643-651.
pdf Kokko, H. & Brooks, R. 2003. Sexy to die for? Sexual selection and the risk of extinction. Annales Zoologici Fennici 40: 207-219 (invited review).
pdf Kokko, H. 1999. Cuckoldry and the stability of biparental care. Ecology Letters 2:247-255.
pdf Kokko, H. 1999. Competition for early arrival in migratory birds. Journal of Animal Ecology 68:940-950.

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