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Sex differences in life history drive evolutionary transitions among maternal, paternal, and bi-parental care.

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Evolutionary transitions among maternal, paternal, and bi-parental care have been common in many animal groups. We use a mathematical model to examine the effect of male and female life-history characteristics (stage-specific maturation and mortality) on evolutionary transitions among maternal, paternal, and bi-parental care. When males and females are relatively similar - that is, when females initially invest relatively little into eggs and both sexes have similar mortality and maturation -...

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10.1002/ece3.494

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Ecology and evolution
Volume:
3
Issue:
4
Pages:
792-806
Publication date:
2013-04-05
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EISSN:
2045-7758
ISSN:
2045-7758
URN:
uuid:5aba761a-7db4-4aeb-bb0a-347b52ca10d0
Source identifiers:
402044
Local pid:
pubs:402044

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