We work on sexual selection, with special emphasis on sperm competition and evolution, mating systems and the evolution of ornaments and plumage coloration in birds. The study of sexual selection has come a long way since Charles Darwin defined it in 1871, but recent advances in molecular techniques, portable spectroradiometry, and instruments for measuring sperm behaviour, as well as some exciting theory make this a vibrant field of scientific enquiry today.

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