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New paper on sexual selection and parental care

New paper on sexual selection and parental care

A new paper led by undergraduate researcher Darren Will investigates¬†parental food provisioning in relation to a male’s sexual attractiveness. Male parental care for offspring was found to vary inversely with sexual attractiveness.¬†The paper sheds new light on the potential for sexual selection to shape parental effort and on sexual conflict over biparental care.