Olivera Joksimovic

MSc Student  (2013-2015)

Research InterestsI am interested in the evolution of sexual dimorphism. More specifically, I am looking at the patterns of resource investment and variation in traits, and how they contrast between mating systems. Within anurans, there is large variation in mating behaviour, including territoriality, courtship, aggressive behaviour, vocalizations, and sophisticated male displays. Although it is commonly assumed that the majority of sexually dimorphic traits display positive allometry, theory predicts that this is not always the case. Using Southern Ontario anurans, I am exploring these alternative hypotheses.