1. Reproductive Competition and its Impact on the Evolution and Ecology of Dung Beetles

  1. Leigh W. Simmons1 and
  2. T. James Ridsdill-Smith2
  1. Leigh W. Simmons1 and
  2. James Ridsdill-Smith2

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342000.ch1

Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles

Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles

How to Cite

Simmons, L. W. and Ridsdill-Smith, J. (2011) Reproductive Competition and its Impact on the Evolution and Ecology of Dung Beetles, in Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles (eds L. W. Simmons and T. J. Ridsdill-Smith), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342000.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, 6009, Crawley, Western Australia

  2. 2

    School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Crawley, Western Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, 6009, Crawley, Western Australia

  2. 2

    School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Crawley, Western Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333152

Online ISBN: 9781444342000

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Keywords:

  • Scarabaeus;
  • Gymnopleurus;
  • Scarabaeus catenatus;
  • Copris lunaris;
  • Metarrhizium anisoplae;
  • Cephalosporium;
  • Euoniticellus intermedius;
  • Digitonthophagus gazella

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Competition for mates and the evolution of morphological diversity

  • Competition for resources and the evolution of breeding strategies

  • Ecological consequences of intraspecific and interspecific competition

  • Conservation

  • Concluding remarks