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Population-level density dependence influences the origin and maintenance of parental care

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Parental care is a defining feature of animal breeding systems. We now know that both basic life-history characteristics and ecological factors influence the evolution of care. However, relatively little is known about how these factors interact to influence the origin and maintenance of care. Here, we expand upon previous work and explore the relationship between basic life-history characteristics (stage-specific rates of mortality and maturation) and the fitness benefits associated with ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0153839

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS One Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
4
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Article: e0153839
Publication date:
2016
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ISSN:
1932-6203
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uuid:7df41fe4-257e-46dc-9d81-48593b284162
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614600
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pubs:614600

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