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The evolution of parental care
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This book examines the distribution of parental care among offspring, reviews the empirical evidence that parents invest to different extents in their sons and daughters, and discusses the degree to which parents manipulate the sex ratio of their progeny in relation to the availability of resources. Expand
Red Deer: Behavior and Ecology of Two Sexes
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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. Expand
Mammalian mating systems.
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Much of the variation in mammalian mating bonds and systems of mate guarding can be attributed to differences in these three variables: the effect of male assistance in rearing young and to the defensibility of females by males. Expand
Microsatellites reveal heterosis in red deer
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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. Expand
Breeding together: kin selection and mutualism in cooperative vertebrates.
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It now seems likely that the evolutionary mechanisms maintaining cooperative breeding are diverse and that, in some species, the direct benefits of helping may be sufficient to maintain cooperative societies. Expand
Cooperation between non-kin in animal societies
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Firm evidence of reciprocity in animal societies is rare and many examples of cooperation between non-kin probably represent cases of intra-specific mutualism or manipulation. Expand
Sexual selection in females
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It is suggested that the mechanisms responsible for the evolution of secondary sexual characters in females are similar to those operating in males and include intrasexual competition between females for breeding opportunities, male mating preferences and female competition to attract mates. Expand
Developmental plasticity and human health
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A fuller understanding of patterns of human plasticity in response to early nutrition and other environmental factors will have implications for the administration of public health. Expand
Reproductive Effort and Terminal Investment in Iteroparous Animals
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Though the long-lived birds and mammals are among the most promising organisms on which to test the theory that reproductive effort increases with age, measures of fecundity commonly decline with increasing maternal age, some recent evidence suggests that offspring survival may improve toward the end of the lifespan. Expand
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