New perspectives on meeting and mating

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In this special issue, several authors have been invited in order to provide new perspectives on a set of phenomena related to sexual reproduction. The idea has been to offer a journey that explores sexual communication and mating practices in a wide range of animals, with a particular focus on the lesser-known model organisms as well as on recent and unexpected findings in well-established systems. As a result, the papers within this issue span a taxonomic range of organisms with a wide variety of mating systems. While this may seem rather heterogeneous, taken together this collection is intended to provide a more integrative view of sexual selection. The topics range from fundamental questions such as the diversity of processes targeted by sexual selection, to mate assessment, chemical communication and sexual conflict. As an ensemble these studies challenge some of the general assumptions, look beyond the traditional division of sex roles and place underexposed topics in the spotlight...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalAnimal Biology
Issue number1
Early online date21 Feb 2019
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019


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