Social life histories: jackdaw dominance increases with age, terminally declines and shortens lifespan.


Behaviour may contribute to changes in fitness prospects with age, for example through effects of age-dependent social dominance on resource access. Older individuals often have higher dominance rank, which may reflect a longer lifespan of dominants and/or an increase in social dominance with age. In the latter case, increasing dominance could mitigate… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1045


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