Sociality as a life-history tactic of ground squirrels

@article{Armitage2004SocialityAA,
  title={Sociality as a life-history tactic of ground squirrels},
  author={K. Armitage},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={48},
  pages={36-49}
}
  • K. Armitage
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • SummaryMulti-variate analysis of life-history traits of 18 species of burrowing sciurids indicates that reproductive effort is determined by body-size energetics. Other traits, such as age adult weight reached, age of dispersal, length of time of gestation, were significantly correlated with body size. A principal component analysis suggested that the complex of life-history traits could be reduced to four components: body size (=weight), seasonality, specific reproductive effort, and maturity… CONTINUE READING
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