The effect of the physical and social environments on sexual conflict in the seed beetle Callosobruchus maculatus

Blake Wyber

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

The extent to which the expression and outcome of sexual selection can be context dependent has begun to gain attention in recent years. Evidence suggests that the operation of sexual conflict can also depend on environmental context, but this topic remains under-investigated. With this thesis my aim was to address this knowledge gap using the seed beetle (Callosobruchus maculatus). I conducted four empirical studies aimed at determining the social and environmental factors that might explain variation in the costs of mating, and sexual conflict between males and females.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Tomkins, Joseph, Supervisor
  • Simmons, Leigh, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date30 Mar 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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