Parental care, cost of reproduction and reproductive skew: a general costly young model.

Abstract

Understanding the mechanisms by which animals resolve conflicts of interest is the key to understanding the basis of cooperation in social species. Conflict over reproductive portioning is the critical type of conflict among cooperative breeders. The costly young model represents an important, but underappreciated, idea about how an individual's intrinsic… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2011.05.028

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