The number of males in primate social groups: a comparative test of the socioecological model

@article{Nunn1999TheNO,
  title={The number of males in primate social groups: a comparative test of the socioecological model},
  author={Charles L Nunn},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={46},
  pages={1-13}
}
As applied to polygynous mammals, the socioecological model assumes that environmental risks and resources determine the spatial and temporal distribution of females, which then sets male strategies for monopolizing fertile matings. The effects of female spatial distribution (i.e., female number) and temporal overlap (female mating synchrony) have been examined in comparative studies of primates, but the relative influence of these two factors on male monopolization potential (the number of… CONTINUE READING

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