Comment on “Bateman in Nature: Predation on Offspring Reduces the Potential for Sexual Selection”

S.A. Ramm, R.M. Jonker, K. Reinhold, T. Szekely, F. Trillmich, T. Schmoll, H. Schielzeth, R.P. Freckleton

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Abstract

Byers and Dunn’s (Reports, 9 November 2012, p.802) conclusion that predation constrains sexual selection is problematic for three reasons: their nonstandard calculation of Bateman slopes; their assertion that random processes do not influence reproductive success; and the statistically unjustifiable use of 6 variables to explain just 10 observations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-549
JournalScience
Volume340
Issue number6132
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Ramm, S. A., Jonker, R. M., Reinhold, K., Szekely, T., Trillmich, F., Schmoll, T., Schielzeth, H., & Freckleton, R. P. (2013). Comment on “Bateman in Nature: Predation on Offspring Reduces the Potential for Sexual Selection”. Science, 340(6132), 549-549. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1233298