Mate choice


How to choose a mate – or when to be choosy at all?


haiku  pdf Gordon, S.P., Kokko, H., Rojas, B., Nokelainen, O. & Mappes, J. 2015. Colour polymorphism torn apart by opposing positive frequency-dependent selection, yet maintained in space. Journal of Animal Ecology 84: 1555–1564.
 pdf Kokko, H. & Jennions, M.D. 2015. Describing mate choice in a biased world. Behavioral Ecology 26:320­–327.
pdf Lehtonen, J. & Kokko, H. 2015. Why inclusive fitness can make it adaptive to produce less fit extra-pair offspring. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 282:20142716.
haiku  pdf Kokko, H., Booksmythe, I. & Jennions, M.D. 2015. Mate-sampling costs and sexy sons. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28:259-266.
Kokko, H. 2015. Cuckoldry (human and non-human). In: International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Wiley-Blackwell.
pdf Holman, L. & Kokko, H. 2014. Local adaptation and the evolution of female choice. Pages 41-62 in: Genotype-by-Environment Interactions and Sexual Selection (J. Hunt & D. Hosken, eds.) Wiley-Blackwell.
 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 Kokko, H. & Jennions, M.D. 2014. The relationship between sexual selection and sexual conflict. In: The Genetics and Biology of Sexual Conflict (S. Gavrilets and W.R. Rice, eds.) Cold Spring Harbor Press.
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Jordan, L.A., Kokko, H. & Kasumovic, M. 2014. Reproductive foragers: spider males choose mates by selecting among available competitive environments. American Naturalist 183:638-649.
Jennions, M.D. & Kokko, H. 2014. Sexual selection: mate choice. Pages 647–654 in: The Princeton Guide to Evolution (Losos, J., Baum, D., Futuyma, D.J., Hoekstra, H., Lenski, R., Moore, A., Schluter, D., & Whitlock, M., eds.) Princeton University Press.
link Jennions, M.D. & Kokko, H. 2014. Mate choice. In: Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology (J. Losos, ed.) Oxford University Press, New York.
haiku  pdf Jennions, M.D., Kahn, A.T., Kelly, C.D. & Kokko, H. 2012. Meta-analysis and sexual selection: past studies and future possibilities. Evolutionary Ecology 26:1119-1151.
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 Mautz, B., Detto, T., Wong, B.B.M., Kokko, H., Jennions, M.D. & Backwell, P.R.Y. 2011. Male fiddler crabs defend multiple burrows to attract additional females. Behavioral Ecology 22: 261–267.
pdf Barry, K.L. & Kokko, H. 2010. Male mate choice: why sequential choice can make its evolution difficult. Animal Behaviour 80:163-169.
Jamieson, I.G., Taylor, S.S., Hegg, L., Kokko, H. & Armstrong, D.P. 2009. Why some species of birds do not avoid inbreeding: insights from New Zealand robins and saddlebacks. Behavioral Ecology 20:575-584.
Cockburn, A., Dalziell, A.H., Blackmore, C.J., Double, M.C., Kokko, H., Osmond, H.L., Beck, N.R., Head, M.L. & Wells, K. 2009. Superb fairy-wrens aggregate into hidden leks to solicit extra-group fertilizations before dawn. Behavioral Ecology 20:501-510.
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 Fromhage, L., Kokko, H. & Reid, J.M. 2009. Evolution of mate choice for genome-wide heterozygosity. Evolution 63:684-694.
pdf Eliassen, S. & Kokko, H. 2008. Current analyses do not resolve whether extra-pair paternity is male or female driven. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62:1795-1804.
Kokko, H. 2008. Males, females and the value of toy models: a commentary on Bookstein et al. (2008). Biology Letters 4:349-350.
Kokko, H. 2008. Human parental age difference and offspring count: and we still don’t know what men or women want. Biology Letters 4:259-260.
pdf Kokko, H. & Heubel, K. 2008. Condition-dependence, genotype-by-environment interactions, and the lek paradox. Genetica 132:209-216.
pdf Kokko, H., Jennions, M.D. & Houde, A. 2007. Evolution of frequency-dependent mate choice: keeping up with fashion trends. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 274:1317-1324.
pdf Jeschke, J.M., Wanless, S., Harris, M.P. & Kokko, H. 2007. How partnerships end in guillemots Uria aalge: chance events, adaptive change, or forced divorce? Behavioral Ecology 18:460-466.
pdf Lehmann, L., Keller, L.F. & Kokko, H. 2007. Mate choice evolution, dominance effects and the maintenance of genetic variation. Journal of Theoretical Biology 244:282-295.
pdf Kokko, H., Jennions, M.D. & Brooks, R. 2006. Unifying and testing models of sexual selection. Annual Reviews of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 37:43-66.
pdf Kokko, H. & Ots, I. 2006. When not to avoid inbreeding. Evolution 60:467-475.
pdf Chenoweth, S.F., Doughty, P. & Kokko, H. 2006. Can non-directional male preferences facilitate honest female ornamentation? Ecology Letters 9:179-184.
pdf Kokko, H. & Mappes, J. 2005. Sexual selection when fertilization is not guaranteed. Evolution 59:1876-1885.
pdf Kokko, H. 2005. Treat ’em mean, keep ’em (sometimes) keen: evolution of female preferences for dominant and coercive males. Evolutionary Ecology 19:123-135.
pdf Härdling, R. & Kokko, H. 2005. The evolution of prudent choice. Evolutionary Ecology Research 7:697-715.
pdf Schmeller, D.S., O’Hara, R. & Kokko, H. 2005. Male adaptive stupidity: Male mating pattern in hybridogenetic frogs. Evolutionary Ecology Research 7:1039-1050.
Morrell, L.J. & Kokko, H. 2004. Can too strong female choice deteriorate male ornamentation? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 271: 1597-1604.
pdf Kokko, H., Brooks, R., Jennions, M. & Morley, J. 2003. The evolution of mate choice and mating biases. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 270:653-664.
McNamara, J.M., Houston, A.I., Marques dos Santos, M., Kokko, H. & Brooks, R. 2003. Quantifying male attractiveness. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 270:1925-1932.
pdf Kokko, H., Brooks, R., McNamara, J.M. & Houston, A.I. 2002. The sexual selection continuum. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 269:1331-1340.
pdf Kokko, H., Ranta, E., Ruxton, G.D. & Lundberg, P. 2002. Sexually transmitted disease and the evolution of mating systems. Evolution 56:1091-1100.
pdf Kokko, H. & Johnstone, R. A. 2002. Why is mutual mate choice not the norm? Operational sex ratios, sex roles, and the evolution of sexually dimorphic and monomorphic signalling. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 357:319-330.
Amos, W., Worthington Wilmer, J. & Kokko, H. 2001. Do female grey seals select genetically diverse mates? Animal Behaviour 62:157-164.
pdf Kokko, H. & Monaghan, P. 2001. Predicting the direction of sexual selection. Ecology Letters 4:159-165.
pdf Kokko, H. 2001. Fisherian and ‘good genes’ benefits of mate choice: how (not) to distinguish between them. Ecology Letters 4:159-165.
pdf Kokko, H., Rintamäki, P. T., Alatalo, R. V., Höglund, J., Karvonen, E. & Lundberg, A. 1999. Female choice selects for lifetime lekking performance in black grouse males. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 266:2109-2115.
pdf Kokko, H. 1999. Cuckoldry and the stability of biparental care. Ecology Letters 2:247-255.
pdf Kokko, H. 1998. Should advertising parental care be honest? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 265:1871-1878.
pdf Kokko, H. 1998. Good genes, old age and life history trade-offs. Evolutionary Ecology 12:739-750.
Kokko, H., Lindström, J., Alatalo, R. V. & Rintamäki, P. T. 1998. Queuing for territory positions in the lekking black grouse (Tetrao tetrix). Behavioral Ecology 9:376-383.
Kokko, H., Sutherland, W. J., Lindström, J., Reynolds, J. D. & Mackenzie, A. 1998. Individual mating success, lek stability, and the neglected limitations of statistical power. Animal Behaviour 56:755-762.
Kokko, H. 1997. Evolutionarily stable strategies of age-dependent sexual advertisement. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 41:99-107.
Kokko, H. 1997. The lekking game: can female choice explain aggregated male displays? Journal of Theoretical Biology 187:57-64.
Kokko, H. & Lindström, J. 1997. Measuring the mating skew. American Naturalist 149:794-799.
Kokko, H. & Lindström, J. 1996. Kin selection and the evolution of leks: whose success do young males maximize? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 263:919-923.
Kokko, H. & Lindström, J. 1996. Evolution of female preference for old mates. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 263:1533-1538.

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