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Causes of between-individual differences in mating preferences [Elektronische Ressource] / vorgelegt von Holger Schielzeth

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Causes ofbetween-individual differencesin mating preferencesDissertationFakultat¨ fur¨ BiologieLudwig-Maximilians-Universitat¨ Munchen¨durchgefuhrt¨ amMax-Planck-Institut fur¨ OrnithologieSeewiesenvorgelegt vonHolger SchielzethDezember 2008Erstgutachten: Prof. Dr. Bart KempenaersZweitgutachten: Prof. Dr. Susanne FoitzikEingereicht am: 17.12.2008Tag der mundlichen¨ Prufung:¨ 28.05.2009ContentsGeneral introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Chapter 1 Heritability of and early-environmental effects on variation in matingpreferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Chapter 2 Sexual imprinting on continuous variation: do female zebra finchesprefer or avoid unfamiliar sons of their foster parents? . . . . . . . 29Chapter 3 Assortative versus disassortative mating preferences of female zebrafinches based on self-referent phenotype matching . . . . . . . . . 41Chapter 4 Variation in personality traits and their relevance for sexual selection:a study on captive zebra finches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53General discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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