Parental investment and family dynamics: interactions between theory and empirical tests

@article{Royle2004ParentalIA,
  title={Parental investment and family dynamics: interactions between theory and empirical tests},
  author={Nick J. Royle and Ian R. Hartley and G. A. Parker},
  journal={Population Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={46},
  pages={231-241}
}
The pattern of parental investment (PI) seen in nature is a product of the simultaneous resolution of conflicts of interest between the members of a family. How these conflicts are resolved depends upon the mating system, the genetic mechanism, on whether extra PI affects current or future offspring, and the behavioural mechanisms underlying supply and demand of PI. Until recently very little empirical work has been done to underpin these key determinants of conflict resolution. This review… CONTINUE READING

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