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Quantifying mating success of territorial males and sneakers in a bower-building cichlid fish (2017)
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Magalhaes, I. S., Smith, A. M., & Joyce, D. A. (2017). Quantifying mating success of territorial males and sneakers in a bower-building cichlid fish. Scientific reports, 7(1), doi:10.1038/srep41128

The strategies and traits males evolve to mate with females are incredible in their diversity. Theory on the evolution of secondary sexual characters suggests that evolving any costly trait or strategy will pay off and stabilise in the population if... Read More

Secondary contact seeds phenotypic novelty in cichlid fishes (2014)
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Genner, M. J., Nichols, P., van Oosterhout, C., Smith, A., Parsons, P., Sungani, H., …Van Oosterhout, C. (2015). Secondary contact seeds phenotypic novelty in cichlid fishes. Proceedings. the Royal Society. Biological sciences /, 282(1798), (20142272). doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.2272. ISSN 0962-8452

Theory proposes that genomic admixture between formerly reproductively isolated populations can generate phenotypic novelty for selection to act upon. Secondary contact may therefore be a significant promoter of phenotypic novelty that allows species... Read More

The guppy as a conservation model: Implications of parasitism and inbreeding for reintroduction success (2007)
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Van Oosterhout, C., Smith, A. M., Hänfling, B., Ramnarine, I. W., Mohammed, R. S., Cable, J., …CABLE, J. (2007). The guppy as a conservation model: Implications of parasitism and inbreeding for reintroduction success. Conservation Biology, 21(6), 1573-1583. doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2007.00809.x

Ex situ conservation is of increasing importance to prevent the extinction of endangered animals in the wild. Despite low success rates of reintroduction programs few researchers have investigated empirically the efficacy of captive breeding regimes... Read More