Males and females of most organisms face different evolutionary interests in the course of reproduction. This sexual conflict manifests in an evolutionary arms' race between the sexes and often leads to amazing behavioural, physiological and morphological traits. One example is sphragis produced by males in some butterflies that externally blocks female genitalia. I am interested in the evolutionary processes and history of such traits. My favourite study animals are Parnassius butterflies (Papilionidae).
For my PhD, I studied another aspect of sexual conflict, the conflict in parental care in a group of precocial birds, the waders.
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