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Comparative analyses of cooperative breeding in birds

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In cooperatively breeding species, groups of three or more individuals cooperate in raising young. The challenge is to explain why investing in another individual’s reproduction is a better strategy for transmitting genes to future generations than breeding independently. Theoretically, individuals cooperate either because it increases their own reproduction (direct fitness) or because it increases the reproductive success of relatives with whom they share genes (indirect fitness). Li...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
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National Environment and Research Council
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2018-07-09

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