Males exist. Does it matter?

Males exist. Does it matter?

17nov12:00 pm1:30 pmMales exist. Does it matter?

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Hanna Kokko, Australian National University

A lot of evolutionary theory involves the concept of populations climbing towards peaks of higher fitness. Such theory has been written without taking into account that in most species there are two distinct classes of individuals — males and females — that influence the evolutionary process in a distinctly different way. I will talk about this, and try to shed some light on two quite broad questions: why do males exist, and what determines how they behave?



(Monday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm(GMT+00:00)


Haines Hall 352

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