Red Deer: Behavior and Ecology of Two Sexes
Red Deer: Behavior and Ecology of Two Sexes is the most extensive study yet available of reproduction in wild vertebrate and reveals the extent of sex differences in behavior, reproduction, and ecology.
Microsatellites reveal heterosis in red deer
- T. Coulson, J. Pemberton, T. Clutton‐Brock
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society of London…
- 22 March 1998
It is concluded that in the deer population fitness measures expressed early in life do not show evidence of inbreeding depression, but they do showEvidence of heterosis, possibly as a result of population mixing.
Age, sex, density, winter weather, and population crashes in Soay sheep.
This work analyzed the effect of density, extrinsic climatic fluctuations, and demography on the irregular pattern of population crashes of Soay sheep on the St. Kilda archipelago, United Kingdom.
Plant phenology and the benefits of migration in a temperate ungulate
Seasonal changes in crude protein content of graminoids and herbs grazed by red deer were monitored and the relationships between protein content, date and altitude were used to estimate the quality of the diet of twelve radio-collared female red deer that migrated to summer ranges in the mountains.
THE ROARING OF RED DEER AND THE EVOLUTION OF HONEST ADVERTISEMENT
Red deer stags appear to assess each other on traits which are related to variation in body condition, and this appears to be the case among red deer stag competitors.
Population density affects sex ratio variation in red deer
- L. Kruuk, T. Clutton‐Brock, S. Albon, J. Pemberton, F. Guinness
- Environmental Science, BiologyNature
- 3 June 1999
It is shown that the adaptive relationship between maternal dominance and offspring sex ratio previously demonstrated in red deer, where dominant females produced more males, disappeared at high population density.
The logical stag: Adaptive aspects of fighting in red deer (Cervus elaphus L.)
Climate and population density induce long‐term cohort variation in a northern ungulate
The hypothesis that conditions experienced by individuals in their early development will have long-term effects on their life history traits is tested by analysing and contrasting the effects of climate and population density on cohort birth weight, birth date, litter size, age of maturity, survival and fecundity of Soay sheep on the island of Hirta, St Kilda, Scotland.
UK National Ecosystem Assessment:Technical report