|2019-06-20 ||Sexual segregation in a highly pagophilic and sexually dimorphic marine predator|
Christophe Barbraud, Karine Delord, Akiko Kato, Paco Bustamante, Yves Cherel
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Sexual segregation in a sexually dimorphic seabird: a matter of spatial scale
Sexual segregation appears in many taxa and can have important ecological, evolutionary and conservation implications. Sexual segregation can take two forms: either the two sexes specialise in different habitats but share the same area (habitat segregation), or they occupy the same habitat but form separate, unisex groups (social segregation) [1,2]. Segregation would have evolved as a way to avoid, or at least, reduce intersexual competition.
Testing whether social or habitat segregation is...