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Senescence rates are determined by ranking on the fast-slow life-history continuum.
Comparative analyses of survival senescence by using life tables have identified generalizations including the observation that mammals senesce faster than similar-sized birds. These generalizationsExpand
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How Life History Influences Population Dynamics in Fluctuating Environments
A major question in ecology is how age-specific variation in demographic parameters influences population dynamics. Based on long-term studies of growing populations of birds and mammals, we analyzeExpand
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Inbreeding and loss of genetic variation in a reintroduced population of Mauritius Kestrel.
Many populations have recovered from severe bottlenecks either naturally or through intensive conservation management. In the past, however, few conservation programs have monitored the geneticExpand
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Regional, seasonal and annual variations in the structure of Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritime populations in Britain
Samples of Purple Sandpipers were captured around the coasts of Britain. Analysis of their bill-length distributions enabled the sex ratios and percentages of ‘long-billed’ and ‘short-billed’ birdsExpand
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Climate change and the risks associated with delayed breeding in a tropical wild bird population
There is growing evidence of changes in the timing of important ecological events, such as flowering in plants and reproduction in animals, in response to climate change, with implications forExpand
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Population regulation of territorial species: both site dependence and interference mechanisms matter
Spatial patterns of site occupancy are commonly driven by habitat heterogeneity and are thought to shape population dynamics through a site-dependent regulatory mechanism. When examining this,Expand
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Evidence for long‐term regional changes in precipitation on the East Coast Mountains in Mauritius
Global climate change and its impacts are being increasingly studied and precipitation trends are one of the measures of quantifying climate change especially in the tropics. This study uses dailyExpand
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Geographical variation in the breeding biology of the Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
Studies in Iceland (66°N) and Svalbard (78°N), combined with the results of previous work, allowed geographical comparisons of different aspects of the breeding biology of the Purple SandpiperExpand
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Declining survival rates in a reintroduced population of the Mauritius kestrel: evidence for non‐linear density dependence and environmental stochasticity
Summary 1 We studied a reintroduced population of the formerly critically endangered Mauritius kestrel Falco punctatus Temmink from its inception in 1987 until 2002, by which time the populationExpand
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