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Reproductive skew in birds: models, problems and prospects

Magrath, Robert D; Heinsohn, Robert


In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in models to explain the partitioning of direct reproduction ('reproductive skew') among members of one sex within social groups. We review models of skew, identify problems of testing models, and consider how to make progress. One series of models assumes that dominants have complete control of subordinate reproduction, but may allow subordinates some reproduction as a way of enticing them to help or getting them to share the cost of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Avian Biology


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