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The Study of Career Decisions. Oystercatchers as Social Prisoners.

Ens, Bruno J.; van de Pol, Martijn; Goss-Custard, John D.

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To understand the social organization of species, we propose that it is necessary to unify three partial descriptions of social systems based on competition for limiting resources: adaptive distribution theory, life-history theory, and mating systems theory. Here, we illustrate what insights can be gained by applying such a framework to the study of the various social positions that make up the social career of Eurasian Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus. During both the breeding and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70668
Source: Advances in the Study of Behavior
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-800286-5.00008-0

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