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Ecological and social determinants of birth intervals in baboons

Abstract:

Birth rates in primates have long been proposed to result from an interaction between ecological and social factors. We analyzed a variety of social and environmental variables to determine which ones best explain the observed variation in interbirth intervals across 14 baboon populations. Both the number of females in the group and mean annual temperature were found to be important, and a multivariate equation containing the quadratic components of both these variables accounts for almost al...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Behavioral Ecology
Volume:
11
Issue:
5
Pages:
560-564
Publication date:
2000
ISSN:
1045-2249
URN:
uuid:6c3cec42-abcc-45c2-b178-75be6b0513f0
Source identifiers:
274375
Local pid:
pubs:274375

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