Mate choice in a polluted world: consequences for individuals, populations and communities

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Candolin , U & Wong , B B M 2019 , ' Mate choice in a polluted world: consequences for individuals, populations and communities ' , Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Biological Sciences , vol. 374 , no. 1781 , 20180055 . https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2018.0055

Title: Mate choice in a polluted world: consequences for individuals, populations and communities
Author: Candolin, Ulrika; Wong, Bob Bern Ming
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
University of Helsinki, Monash University
Date: 2019-09-16
Language: eng
Number of pages: 9
Belongs to series: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Biological Sciences
ISSN: 0962-8436
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/304261
Abstract: Pollution (e.g. by chemicals, noise, light, heat) is an insidious consequence of anthropogenic activity that affects environments worldwide. Exposure of wildlife to pollutants has the capacity to adversely affect animal communication and behaviour across a wide range of sensory modalities-by not only impacting the signalling environment, but also the way in which animals produce, perceive and interpret signals and cues. Such disturbances, particularly when it comes to sex, can drastically alter fitness. Here, we consider how pollutants disrupt communication and behaviour during mate choice, and the ecological and evolutionary changes such disturbances can engender. We explain how the different stages of mate choice can be affected by pollution, from encountering mates to the final choice, and how changes to these stages can influence individual fitness, population dynamics and community structure. We end with discussing how an understanding of these disturbances can help inform better conservation and management practices and highlight important considerations and avenues for future research. This article is part of the theme issue 'Linking behaviour to dynamics of populations and communities: application of novel approaches in behavioural ecology to conservation'.
Subject: 1172 Environmental sciences
1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
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