Manipulation of sex differences in parental care

  title={Manipulation of sex differences in parental care},
  author={Jonathan Wright and Innes C. Cuthill},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
In a species with biparental care two parents cooperate to provide the appropriate amount of care for the young. Recent theoretical treatments consider the evolutionarily stable investment strategy. Under most conditions, the parental investment of the two partners should be negatively correlated, with the shortfall of one partner being partially compensated for by the other. Previous experimental manipulations of biparental care have involved removal of one partner, yet the response of a… CONTINUE READING


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