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Research Article

Fluctuating Environments, Sexual Selection and the Evolution of Flexible Mate Choice in Birds

  • Carlos A. Botero mail,

    cabotero@ncsu.edu

    Affiliation: National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

    Current address: Initiative in Biocomplexity and Global Change Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Dustin R. Rubenstein

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: February 16, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032311

About the Authors

Carlos A. Botero
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Dustin R. Rubenstein
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: cabotero@ncsu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CAB DRR. Performed the experiments: CAB DRR. Analyzed the data: CAB DRR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CAB DRR. Wrote the paper: CAB.