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A GENERAL THEORY OF CLUTCH SIZE
  • M. L. Cody
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 June 1966
It is possible to think of organisms as having a certain limited amount of time or energy available for expenditure, and of natural selection as that force which oper- ates in the allocation of thisExpand
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On the Relation between Habitat Selection and Species Diversity
Breeding bird censuses were made in Puerto Rico, Panama, and temperate United States, and a profile of foliage density was made for each. Using information theory formulae both diversity indices andExpand
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Habitat Selection in Birds: The Roles of Vegetation Structure, Competitors, and Productivity
Ecologists have been interested in the factors that affect habitat selection in birds for centuries, especially those that segregate taxonomically and ecologically related species. In the 18thExpand
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Ecology and Evolution of Communities
Introduction Martin L. Cody and Jared M. Diamond Bibliography of Robert MacArthur I. The Evolution of Species Abundance and Diversity 1. Evolution in Communities Near Equilibrium Richard Levins 2.Expand
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SHORT-TERM EVOLUTION OF REDUCED DISPERSAL IN ISLAND PLANT POPULATIONS
1 Dramatic reductions in dispersal potential are characteristic of many diverse taxa, both plants and animals, on oceanic islands. This paper documents the same trend of reduced dispersal abilityExpand
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Convergent Characteristics in Sympatric Species: A Possible Relation to Interspecific Competition and Aggression
FRONTISPIECE. Some members of two evolutionary lines of woodpeckers between which pairs or larger groups of species are convergently similar in appearance. To the right of the midline are theExpand
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On the Methods of Resource Division in Grassland Bird Communities
  • M. L. Cody
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 March 1968
The results of this study make possible the following generalizations. The members of avian communities resident in simple grassland habitats coexist by virtue of differences in habitat preferencesExpand
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Island biogeography in the Sea of Cortéz
The birth of this volume was a symposium on the same subject at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1977. That this title has come along so many years later is a blessing, presumably to beExpand
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