Mark McKone publishes a paper in American Naturalist

13 June 2022

The journal American Naturalist recently accepted a paper for publication by Mark McKone, Towsley Professor of Biology.  The title is “Loss of avian intromittent organs as a sperm competition strategy: a race to be last.”  The paper proposes a model to explain the enigmatic loss of intromittent organs in the large majority of bird species.  The model was first presented as a Biology Department seminar on September 27, 2021.