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Madi Gamble

 

My research focuses on the relationship between sexual conflict and alternative reproductive tactics (ARTs). Because many ARTs occur only in one sex, species exhibiting ARTs may face heightened sexual conflict if at least one of the ARTs is highly sexually dimorphic. One of my main questions is how sexual conflict and ARTs may work to preserve each other – in other words, could the evolution of ARTs result in sexual conflict, or might sexual conflict result in the evolution and persistence of ARTs? I mainly address my questions by studying salmon and trout but have also been interested in the wood frogs that are native to the Upper Valley.