Philopatry, reproductive success of females, and maternal investment in the red-necked wallaby

@article{Johnson2004PhilopatryRS,
  title={Philopatry, reproductive success of females, and maternal investment in the red-necked wallaby},
  author={Christopher N Johnson},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={19},
  pages={143-150}
}
Female red-necked wallabies settle within their mothers' home ranges, apparently for life, while males disperse at about two years of age. However, sons spend much more time with their mothers before dispersing than do daughters of similar ages. Females who associate regularly with their subadult offspring are less likely to reproduce successfully at their next breeding attempt than are females who spend little time with their subadults, and sons therefore impose greater short-term reproductive… CONTINUE READING

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