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Title: Acoustic signalling and mate choice in field crickets
Author: Green, Kelly-Ann
ISNI:       0000 0001 3516 9867
Awarding Body: University of Exeter
Current Institution: University of Exeter
Date of Award: 2008
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In this thesis I investigate acoustic signalling and mate choice in the field crickets Giyllus bimaculatus and Gryllus campestris. I measured female response to calling song and courtship song In G. bimaculatus to address a number of questions. I looked at intrinsic factors affecting female mate choice by measuring female response to calling song throughout their reproductive lives and examining the effect of mating. I found that female choosiness but not magnitude of response to calling song was affected by age. I also found that non-virgin females were as choosy as virgin females but responded less. These results suggest that female choice is temporally plastic and that choosiness is costly.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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