The next Academic Talk will be given by Jorge Pena (IAST), who will talk about "Egg trading in hermaphroditic fish: a microeconomic model":
The sex life of simultaneously hermaphroditic animals is determined by one fundamental question: Who assumes the female role (and produces the costly eggs) and who goes for the cheaper male role? Some species (such as the coral-reef fishes of the genus Hypoplectrus) avoid this dilemma by engaging in reciprocal egg trading, in what constitutes one of the classic examples of tit for tat in non-human animals. I will present a microeconomic model that analyzes the circumstances required for this fascinating behavior to evolve, and that illustrates the transdisciplinary usefulness of economic ideas and models in evolutionary biology.
We look forward to seeing you on the 27th!
February 27, 2020
⏰ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
➡️ Auditorium 3 (TSE building)
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