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Social dominance and fitness in black-capped chickadees

Laurene Ratcliffe, Daniel J. Mennill, and Kristin A. Schubert

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter examines the naturally- and sexually-selected consequences of social rank in a population of black-capped chickadees studied for over a decade in eastern Ontario, Canada. The discussion ... More


Postscript and prospects

Anne E. Magurran

in Evolutionary Ecology: The Trinidadian Guppy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527855
eISBN:
9780191713576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527855.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This concluding chapter draws together the main themes of the book before summarizing the legacy of the pioneer guppy researchers. It identifies some areas where research is likely to be directed in ... More


The Largess of Motherhood: Fecundity and Female Reproductive Strategy

Jesús A. Rivas

in Anaconda: The Secret Life of the World's Largest Snake

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199732876
eISBN:
9780197521007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199732876.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This chapter assesses the reasons and limitations for large size in female anacondas. Considering how large females are—nearly five times the size of males—it is obvious that the evolutionary ... More


Structured Populations and Games over Generations

John M. McNamara and Olof Leimar

in Game Theory in Biology: concepts and frontiers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198815778
eISBN:
9780191853456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815778.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The actions and state of an individual in one generation can affect the state of offspring in the next generation, and hence the ability of these offspring to leave offspring themselves. This chapter ... More


A Behavioral Ecology View of Decision Making: Something Old, Something Borrowed, Something New

Andrew Sih

in Comparative Decision Making

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199856800
eISBN:
9780199301508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856800.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter begins with an overview of behavioral ecology, an optimality-based approach to understanding the natural world that shares conceptual landscape with microeconomics. Organisms are assumed ... More


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