Sex Ratio Handbook

A collection of new articles on the analysis
and interpretation of sex ratios.
Ian Hardy, editor
Cambridge University Press, 2002

     This book will provide methodological and conceptual resources for sex ratio researchers (both theoreticians and empiricists) working on a range of taxa. Our hope is that it will help established researchers improve in areas peripheral to their own expertise and, especially, assist young researchers in the development of a wide variety of skills

Contents

Jon Seger and William Stubblefield, Models of sex ratio evolution

 

Ido Pen and Franjo Weissing, Optimal sex allocation: steps towards a mechanistic theory

 

Ken Wilson and Ian Hardy, Analysis of sex ratios and other proportional data

 

Koos Boomsma and Gösta Nachman, Analysis of sex ratios in social insects

 

Sven Krackow, Evert Meelis and Ian Hardy, Analysis of sex ratio variances and sex allocation sequences

 

Peter Mayhew and Ido Pen, Comparative analysis of sex ratios

 

Sarah Kraak and Franjo Weissing, Causes and consequences of sex determining mechanisms in vertebrates

 

James Cook, Invertebrate sex determination mechanisms

 

Richard Stouthamer, Hans Breeuwer and Greg Hurst, Detection of sex ratio distorters in populations

 

Paul Ode and Molly Hunter, Sex ratios of parasitoids with unusual life-histories

 

Kees Nagelkerke, Mous Sabelis and Hans Breeuwer, Sex ratio control in arrhenotokous and pseudo-arrhenotokous mites

 

William Foster, Aphid sex ratios

 

Andrew Cockburn, Michael Double and Sarah Legge, Sex ratio in birds and mammals: disentangling the hypotheses

 

John Lazarus, Human sex ratios

 

Andrew Read, Stuart West and Todd Smith, Microorganism sex ratios

 

Peter Klinkhamer and Tom de Jong, Sex allocation in hermaphrodite plants

 

Tom de Jong and Peter Klinkhamer, Sex ratios in dioecious plants

 

Jacques van Alphen and Marianne van Dijken, Biocontrol applications of sex ratio research

 

Charlotta Kvarnemo and Ingrid Ahnestjö, Operational sex ratios and mating competition

 

Steven Orzack, Using sex ratios: the past and the future

 

Stuart West and Allen Herre, Using sex ratios: why bother?