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Kin selection in den sharing develops under limited availability of tree hollows for a forest marsupial

Banks, Samuel; Lindenmayer, David; McBurney, Lachlan; Blair, David; Knight, Emma; Blyton, Michaela

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Animal social behaviour is not static with regard to environmental change. Flexibility in cooperative resource use may be an important response to resource decline, mediating the impacts of resource availability on fitness and demography. In forest ecosystems, hollow trees are key den resources for many species, but are declining worldwide owing to forestry. Altered patterns of den sharing may mediate the effects of the decline of this resource. We studied den-sharing interactions among...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/62052
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2010.2657

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