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Variation in Habitat Choice and Delayed Reproduction: Adaptive Queuing Strategies or Individual Quality Differences?

van de Pol, Martijn; Pen, Ido; Heg, Dik; Weissing, Franz J.


In most species, some individuals delay reproduction or occupy inferior breeding positions. The queue hypothesis tries to explain both patterns by proposing that individuals strategically delay breeding (queue) to acquire better breeding or social positions. In 1995, Ens, Weissing, and Drent addressed evolutionarily stable queuing strategies in situations with habitat heterogeneity. However, their model did not consider the non-mutually exclusive individual quality hypothesis, which suggests...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: The American Naturalist
DOI: 10.1086/521237


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