Parental investment decision rules: a test in bluegill sunfish

  title={Parental investment decision rules: a test in bluegill sunfish},
  author={Ronald M. Coleman and M. Hubert Vaudry Rapporteur M. Jean - Philippe Vert R Gross and Robert Craig Sargent},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
We review parental investment decision theory and provide an experimental test of the decision rule used by male bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) in allocating parental investment to their young. The alternative decision rules tested are: (1) invest according to brood size (number) only; (2) invest according to past investment only; (3) invest according to both brood size and past investment; and (4) invest according to neither brood size nor past investment. By manipulating brood size… CONTINUE READING

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