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Ecological and evolutionary traps.
Conservation and management protocols must be designed in light of, rather than in spite of, the behavioral mechanisms and evolutionary history of populations and species to avoid ‘trapping' them. Expand
Phylogeny and Evolutionary History of the Ground Squirrels (Rodentia: Marmotinae)
A phylogeny that includes all 43 currently recognized species in the two genera of ground squirrels as well as representatives of two closely related genera suggests that convergence in morphology has been a common theme in ground squirrel evolution. Expand
The Ontogeny of Kin Recognition in Two Species of Ground Squirrels1
The laboratory work shows that in both species, preweaned pups reared together, whether they are biological siblings or cross-fostered (unrelated) nestmates, are equally aggressive in subsequent paired arena tests, so pups that share a natal nest are treated like siblings. Expand
Nepotism and the evolution of alarm calls.
  • P. Sherman
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • 23 September 1977
Density and extra-pair fertilizations in birds: a comparative analysis
Comparisons among species revealed no evidence that EPF frequencies correlated with nesting dispersion, local breeding density, or (3) breeding synchrony, even when each of these variables in turn was held constant and phylogenetic relationships were taken into account via contrast analyses. Expand
Morning Sickness: A Mechanism for Protecting Mother and Embryo
The hypothesis that morning sickness protects the embryo by causing pregnant women to physically expel and subsequently avoid foods that contain teratogenic and abortifacient chemicals, especially toxic chemicals in strong-tasting vegetables, caffeinated beverages and alcohol is examined. Expand
Mammalian eusociality: a family affair.
Comparative studies of two species of mole-rat are helping to clarify the ecological correlates of mammalian eusociality, and ecological factors and kin selection have apparently interacted in the evolution of eussociality in these species. Expand
Life Underground: The Biology of Subterranean Rodents
Life underground: The biology of subterranean rodents provides an excellent summary of what the authors know (and what they do not know) about this cryptic group of mammals, and also succeeds in conveying the joys and frustrations of studying them. Expand