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Red Deer: Behavior and Ecology of Two Sexes
Red Deer: Behavior and Ecology of Two Sexes is the most extensive study yet available of reproduction in wild vertebrate. The authors synthesize data collected over ten years on a population ofExpand
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Microsatellites reveal heterosis in red deer
The fitness consequences of inbreeding and outbreeding are poorly understood in natural populations. We explore two microsatellite–based variables, individual heterozygosity (likely to correlate withExpand
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Heritability of fitness in a wild mammal population.
Classical population genetics theory predicts that selection should deplete heritable genetic variance for fitness. We show here that, consistent with this prediction, there was a negativeExpand
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Population density affects sex ratio variation in red deer
Many mammal populations show significant deviations from an equal sex ratio at birth, but these effects are notoriously inconsistent. This may be because more than one mechanism affects the sex ratioExpand
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The logical stag: Adaptive aspects of fighting in red deer (Cervus elaphus L.)
For red deer stags, fighting both has appreciable costs and yields considerable benefits. Up to 6 % of rutting stags are permanently injured each year, while fighting success and reproductive successExpand
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Fitness costs of gestation and lactation in wild mammals
Like a number of plants1,2, some mammals commonly produce more progeny than they can afford to rear, terminating investment in some or even all of their offspring once the resources available forExpand
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ANTLER SIZE IN RED DEER: HERITABILITY AND SELECTION BUT NO EVOLUTION
Abstract We present estimates of the selection on and the heritability of a male secondary sexual weapon in a wild population: antler size in red deer. Male red deer with large antlers had increasedExpand
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Sexual segregation and density-related changes in habitat use in male and female Red deer (Cerrus elaphus)
Sex differences in diet and habitat use in Red deer occur in several areas of Scotland. In some cases, they are a consequence of differences in the altjtude levels used but, on Rhum, both sexes useExpand
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Early determinants of lifetime reproductive success differ between the sexes in red deer
In polygynous, sexually dimorphic species, sexual selection should be stronger in males than in females. Although this prediction extends to the effects of early development on fitness, few studiesExpand
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