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Miles Meyer EEB 187-2 Discussion Paper 1/14/08 Week 1 I. What question or hypothesis did the authors address? The authors addressed whether or not aggressive female rejection of  copulation   imposes costs on the males persistence and how differences in  intensity of rejection, female size, and relative size differences affects the  courtship behavior of males in Cape dwarf Chameleons. II. Why is it interesting? A. Why do the authors say it is interesting? Since sexual conflict is usually studied in costs of mating to females,  this study is interesting because it shows how courtship can also be  costly to males. B. Do you agree?  Is it interesting from other angles as well? I agree with the author concerning the interest of the article.  I  believe that it is also interesting that males also have to consider  whether the potential reproductive payoff of courtship is worth  risking bodily harm from larger, more aggressive females. C. Should the authors have also asked other questions?  I believe for this study that the researchers asked sufficient  questions and that no other questions are needed. III. Methods. A.   Did the authors tell you everything you needed to know to repeat their  study? The only bits of information the authors left out in order to truly  replicate their study was the method of capture of the chameleons and the  method of randomization used to allocate the chameleons to their enclosures.  Good. B.  Study species, study site, collection sites, and experimental lab locations 
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course EEB 187-2 taught by Professor Gowaty during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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