Sexual Conflict as a Partitioning of Selection
Sexual conflict appears to be a powerful force in evolution. We suggest that selection theory can readily be adapted for cases of sexual conflict and illustrate how it can provide a new perspective on what traits cause conflict and might respond to its presence. Use of selection theory resolves some terminological confusion, provides operational measures of conflict and generates a conceptual tool for parsing the causes and consequences of conflict in complex systems of male-female interactions.
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Westneat, David F. and Sih, Andrew, "Sexual Conflict as a Partitioning of Selection" (2009). Biology Faculty Publications. Paper 30.