Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/592795
Title:
Emerging issues in the evolution of animal nuptial gifts
Authors:
Lewis, Sara M.; Vahed, Karim; Koene, Joris M.; Bussiere, Luc F.; Gwynne, Darryl; Engqvist, Leif ( 0000-0002-9434-7130 ) ; Perry, Jennifer ( 0000-0002-8449-2764 ) ; Lehmann, Gerlind ( 0000-0003-0559-6002 )
Abstract:
Uniquely positioned at the intersection of sexual selection, nutritional ecology and life-history theory, nuptial gifts are widespread and diverse. Despite extensive empirical study, we still have only a rudimentary understanding of gift evolution because we lack a unified conceptual framework for considering these traits. In this opinion piece, we tackle several issues that we believe have substantively hindered progress in this area. Here, we: (i) present a comprehensive definition and classification scheme for nuptial gifts (including those transferred by simultaneous hermaphrodites), (ii) outline evolutionary predictions for different gift types, and (iii) highlight some research directions to help facilitate progress in this field.
Affiliation:
Tufts University, Medford MA USA; University of Derby
Citation:
Lewis SM, Vahed K, Koene JM, Engqvist L, Bussie`re LF, Perry JC, Gwynne D, Lehmann GUC. (2014) 'Emerging issues in the evolution of animal nuptial gifts'. Biological Letters, 10 (7) DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0336
Publisher:
The Royal Society
Journal:
Biology Letters
Issue Date:
16-Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/592795
DOI:
10.1098/rsbl.2014.0336
Additional Links:
http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/cgi/doi/10.1098/rsbl.2014.0336
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1744-9561
EISSN:
1744-957X
Appears in Collections:
Environmental Sustainability Research Centre

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Sara M.en
dc.contributor.authorVahed, Karimen
dc.contributor.authorKoene, Joris M.en
dc.contributor.authorBussiere, Luc F.en
dc.contributor.authorGwynne, Darrylen
dc.contributor.authorEngqvist, Leifen
dc.contributor.authorPerry, Jenniferen
dc.contributor.authorLehmann, Gerlinden
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-04T14:34:20Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-04T14:34:20Zen
dc.date.issued2014-07-16en
dc.identifier.citationLewis SM, Vahed K, Koene JM, Engqvist L, Bussie`re LF, Perry JC, Gwynne D, Lehmann GUC. (2014) 'Emerging issues in the evolution of animal nuptial gifts'. Biological Letters, 10 (7) DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0336en
dc.identifier.issn1744-9561en
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rsbl.2014.0336en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/592795en
dc.description.abstractUniquely positioned at the intersection of sexual selection, nutritional ecology and life-history theory, nuptial gifts are widespread and diverse. Despite extensive empirical study, we still have only a rudimentary understanding of gift evolution because we lack a unified conceptual framework for considering these traits. In this opinion piece, we tackle several issues that we believe have substantively hindered progress in this area. Here, we: (i) present a comprehensive definition and classification scheme for nuptial gifts (including those transferred by simultaneous hermaphrodites), (ii) outline evolutionary predictions for different gift types, and (iii) highlight some research directions to help facilitate progress in this field.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Royal Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/cgi/doi/10.1098/rsbl.2014.0336en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Biology Lettersen
dc.subjectNuptial giftsen
dc.subjectSexual selectionen
dc.subjectSpermatophoreen
dc.subjectSimultaneous hermaphroditeen
dc.titleEmerging issues in the evolution of animal nuptial giftsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1744-957Xen
dc.contributor.departmentTufts University, Medford MA USAen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalBiology Lettersen
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