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A model of mate desertion

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Using a very simple model, in which the reproductive strategy of an individual is considered to be completely specified by the time he cares for each brood, we find the evolutionarily stable strategies, and characterize them in terms of the parental abilities of males and females. We predict inter alia that: (1) If at any stage the sexes are complementary, either by specialization or by the need for constant attendance with the young, so that two parents are much better than either parent alo...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Animal Behaviour
Volume:
26
Issue:
PART 3
Pages:
645-652
Publication date:
1978-01-01
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ISSN:
0003-3472
URN:
uuid:a35f8ae7-6ed3-46ef-abdc-0783b3a925af
Source identifiers:
386606
Local pid:
pubs:386606
Language:
English

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