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Microsatellites reveal heterosis in red deer
The fitness consequences of inbreeding and outbreeding are poorly understood in natural populations. We explore two microsatellite–based variables, individual heterozygosity (likely to correlate withExpand
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Population density affects sex ratio variation in red deer
Many mammal populations show significant deviations from an equal sex ratio at birth, but these effects are notoriously inconsistent. This may be because more than one mechanism affects the sex ratioExpand
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The logical stag: Adaptive aspects of fighting in red deer (Cervus elaphus L.)
For red deer stags, fighting both has appreciable costs and yields considerable benefits. Up to 6 % of rutting stags are permanently injured each year, while fighting success and reproductive successExpand
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Climate and population density induce long‐term cohort variation in a northern ungulate
Summary 1. Density-dependent and climatic conditions experienced by individuals before and after birth differ considerably between cohorts. Such early environmental variability has the potential toExpand
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Fitness costs of gestation and lactation in wild mammals
Like a number of plants1,2, some mammals commonly produce more progeny than they can afford to rear, terminating investment in some or even all of their offspring once the resources available forExpand
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UK National Ecosystem Assessment:Technical report
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Parental investment and sex differences in juvenile mortality in birds and mammals
The common finding that juvenile male mammals show higher mortality than females1,2 is usually attributed either to the expression of deleterious recessive alleles on the X chromosome3 or to adaptiveExpand
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Improving the science-policy dialogue to meet the challenges of biodiversity conservation: having conversations rather than talking at one-another
A better, more effective dialogue is needed between biodiversity science and policy to underpin the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity. Many initiatives exist to improve communication,Expand
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Great expectations: dominance, breeding success and offspring sex ratios in red deer
Differences in dominance rank among red deer (Cervus elaphus) females (hinds) on Rhum were related to their breeding success as well as to the comparative success of male and female offspring. MalesExpand
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