- The only up-to-date summary of a central and popular subject
- Well known editors and authors
- Provides a theoretical framework for the study of sperm competition
- Covers all major animal groups
- Includes a chapter on plants
Taxonomic Treatments:L.F. Delph and K. Havens, Pollen Competition in Flowering Plants.D.R. Levitan, Sperm Limitation, Gamete Competition and Sexual Selection in External Fertilizers.N.K. Michiels, Mating Conflicts and Sperm Competition in Simultaneous Hermaphrodites.B. Baur, Sperm Competition in Molluscs.M.A. Elgar, Sperm Competition and Sexual Selection in Spiders and Other Arachnids.L.W. Simmons and M.T. Siva-Jothy, Sperm Competition in Insects: Mechanisms and the Potential for Selection.C.W. Petersen and R.R. Warner, Sperm Competition in Fishes.T.R. Halliday, Sperm Competition in Amphibians.M. Olsson and T. Madsen, Sexual Selection and Sperm Competition in Reptiles.T.R. Birkhead, Sperm Competition in Birds: Mechanisms and Function.D.A. Taggart, W.G. Breed, P.D. Temple-Smith, A. Purvis, and G. Shimmin, Reproduction, Mating Strategies and Sperm Competition in Marsupials and Monotremes.M. Gomendio, A.H. Harcourt, and E.R.S. Roldan, Sperm Competition in Mammals.T.R. Birkhead and A.P. Moller, Sperm Competition, Sexual Selection and Different Routes to Fitness.