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The benefits of help in cooperative birds – non-existent or difficult to detect?

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In birds that breed cooperatively in family groups, adult offspring often delay dispersal to assist the breeding pair in raising their young. Kin selection is thought to play an important role in the evolution of this breeding system. However, evidence supporting the underlying assumption that helpers increase the reproductive success of breeders is inconsistent. In 10 out of 19 species where the effect of helpers on breeder reproductive success has been estimated while controlling for the ef...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1086/708515

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
New College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press Publisher's website
Journal:
American Naturalist Journal website
Volume:
195
Issue:
6
Pages:
1085-1091
Publication date:
2020-04-21
Acceptance date:
2019-12-03
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EISSN:
1537-5323
ISSN:
0003-0147
Source identifiers:
1080833
Language:
English
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pubs:1080833
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uuid:08d24703-a730-4e53-a7a6-bb96015a0f37
Local pid:
pubs:1080833
Deposit date:
2020-01-06

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