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Effects of age and experience on contest behavior in the burying beetle, Nicrophorus vespilloides

Lee, Victoria E.; Head, Megan; Carter, Mauricio J.; Royle, Nick J.

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Contest behavior forms an important part of reproductive investment. Life-history theory predicts that as individuals age and their residual reproductive value decreases, they should increase investment in contest behavior. However, other factors such as

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/77333
Source: Behavioral Ecology
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/art101

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