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The evolution of parental optimism.
In choosing how many offspring to rear per cycle, parents commonly starts with more than they really can afford, then allow/encourage some to die. Multiple incentives for overproduction exist. ByExpand
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The evolutionary biology of spontaneous abortion in humans.
  • L. Forbes
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Trends in ecology & evolution
  • 1 November 1997
Human mothers an efficient screening system to eliminate genetically abnormal embryos. However, the incidence of certain birth defects - most notably Down's syndrome - rises with maternal age.Expand
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Avian Brood Reduction and Parent-Offspring "Conflict"
  • L. Forbes
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 July 1993
Avian brood reduction is widely viewed as a potential source of parent-offspring conflict. Yet empirical evidence belies the existence of conflict; for example, parents create the initial competitiveExpand
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Parent-offspring conflict: A case of arrested development.
The theory of parent-offspring conflict (POC) provides a plausible evolutionary foundation for the dissonant behavioral interactions commonly observed between adults and their progeny. It has beenExpand
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Lack's Brood Reduction Hypothesis and Experimental Design
Adaptive brood reduction, as originally proposed by David Lack and as revised by later workers, represents a simple mechanism to counter stochastic variation in ecological conditions: parents lay anExpand
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A note on statistical power
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Hunger and food allocation among nestlings of facultatively siblicidal ospreys
  • L. Forbes
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • 1 October 1991
SummaryPrevious studies of food allocation among nestlings of siblicidal birds have focussed on the proximate link between food and aggression. However, food sharing among sibs (and brood reduction)Expand
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Using Web‐based Bookmarks in K–8 Settings: Linking the Internet to Instruction
This article (a) explains why teachers should use the Internet as a component of instruction, (b) identifies difficulties that at-risk learners have using Internet resources, and (c) recommends useExpand
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Mentoring and Technology Integration for Teachers
This chapter addresses the acquisition of technology literacy skills through the use of a variety of mentoring programs for educators. Expand
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Intraspecific piracy in ospreys
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