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Links between worlds: unraveling migratory connectivity
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New advances in satellite telemetry, genetic analyses and stable isotope chemistry are now making it possible to determine the population and geographical origin of individual birds, and the relevance of understanding migratory connectivity to ecological, evolutionary and conservation issues is considered. Expand
Population diversity and the portfolio effect in an exploited species
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Five decades of data are used to provide the first quantification of portfolio effects that derive from population and life history diversity in an important and heavily exploited species to demonstrate the critical importance of maintaining population diversity for stabilizing ecosystem services and securing the economies and livelihoods that depend on them. Expand
The predation gauntlet: early post-settlement mortality in reef fishes
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Meta-analysis is used to determine that for 24 taxonomically diverse species in geographically widespread locations, an estimated 55.7% (CI: 43.0–65.5%) of juveniles were consumed within 1–2 days of settlement, which supports the view that these communities are strongly influenced by predation. Expand
SEXUAL DIMORPHISM, MATING SYSTEM AND BODY SIZE IN NEW WORLD BLACKBIRDS (ICTERINAE)
  • M. Webster
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 December 1992
TLDR
It is argued that it is inappropriate to assume that associations between a trait and body size or phylogeny are evidence of nonadaptive evolutionary “constraints,” and suggested that large body size itself, or the ecology of large species, promotes the development of coloniality and a polygynous mating system. Expand
NEW WORLD BLACKBIRDS: THE ICTERIDS
Jaramillo and Peter Burke. 1999. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey. 432 pp., 39 color plates, 17 figures. ISBN 0-691-00680-6. Cloth, $49.50.--The New World blackbirds exhibitExpand
The effectiveness of mate guarding by male black-throated blue warblers
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Examination of mate guarding by male black-throated blue warblers showed that males that guarded their mates more closely were less likely to have extrapair young in their nests, and the experimental detention of a male for 1 h during the fertility risk period increased the probability that a brood would contain extrapairYoung. Expand
Role of predators in the early post-settlement demography of coral-reef fishes
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Examining how patterns of recruitment of coral-reef fishes were modified across a range of natural recruit densities in the presence and absence of resident predators indicates that generalizations or between-species extrapolations about the magnitude of these effects may be unwarranted. Expand
Reproductive promiscuity in the splendid fairy-wren: effects of group size and auxiliary reproduction
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The presence of auxiliary males increased the likelihood that females would produce extrapair young, and although incest avoidance mechanisms usually prevent within-group copulations by auxiliary males, a conflict of interest among group males arises when a new female joins the group. Expand
Coastal oceanography sets the pace of rocky intertidal community dynamics
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It is suggested that subsidy rates are a key determinant of the intensity of species interactions, and thus of structure in marine systems, and perhaps also nonmarine communities. Expand
The opportunity for sexual selection: not mismeasured, just misunderstood
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It is argued that Is and similar mating‐system‐based metrics provide unpredictable results, which may be uncorrelated with selection acting on a trait, and should therefore be abandoned and that the choice of metric should be governed by the research question at hand. Expand
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