Kathryn M. Ortiz's research while affiliated with University of Texas at Austin and other places

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Conflicts between individuals are common among animals, with power dynamics often biased toward a particular sex. However, individuals across species exert power differently depending on the primary source of that power. Dominance-based power depends on fighting ability (e.g., greater body size) whereas leverage-based power depends on resources tha...


... If inter-sexual outcomes were in terms of dominance, size would be a major factor in who wins contests, but maturity, not size, is determinant (Voyt, Sandel, Ortiz & Lewis, 2019). ...