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Access to resources shapes maternal decision making: evidence from a factorial vignette experiment

Kushnick, Geoff


The central assumption of behavioral ecology is that natural selection has shaped individuals with the capacity to make decisions that balance the fitness costs and benefits of behavior. A number of factors shape the fitness costs and benefits of maternal care, but we lack a clear understanding how they, taken together, play a role in the decision-making process. In animal studies, the use of experimental methods has allowed for the tight control of these factors. Standard experimentation is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-09-17
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075539


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