Dr. Ryan Earley ANT 150 Lecture featured on Storify. Ryan Earley uses ethological approach & animal models to understand human psychology & studies endocrinology of hermaphroditic fish.
#ant150 cheaters only do well when they're rare; negative-frequency dependent selection.
#ant150 plainfin midshipman cheater males are small like females but have huge testes (cheating & sperm competition)
#ant150 earley: cheaters reap transient benefits, not long-term rewards (red queen hypothesis)
#ant150 ryan: fish change color to demonstrate they lost so as not to be beat on more (can they fake it?)
#ant150 earley: female benefits from seep calling b/c males need to guard against eavesdropping males
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