Lion population dynamics: do nomadic males matter?

@article{Borrego2018LionPD,
  title={Lion population dynamics: do nomadic males matter?},
  author={Natalia Borrego and Arpat Ozgul and Rob Slotow and Craig Packer},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology},
  year={2018},
  volume={29},
  pages={660–666}
}
Key population processes are sometimes driven by male dynamics, but these drivers are often overlooked because of the scale over which they operate. Lions (Panthera leo) provide an ideal case study for investigating factors governing male dynamics and their influence on population sustainability. Lions display sexually selected infanticide, and resident males must defend their offspring from nomads that may have dispersed over long distances; factors affecting male–male competition over large… Expand

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