The origin of new species by the evolution of assortative mating

Department of Biology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

G. Sander van Doorn

G. Sander van Doorn

During evolution, biological species can arise in a variety of ways, but the origin of new species is always accompanied by the evolution of reproductive isolation between the newly evolved species. We study a model in which this reproductive isolation arises as a consequence of the interaction between male and female mating strategies, and investigate the conditions required for speciation by sexual selection.

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