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Female Reproductive Strategies: Individual Life Histories

Cynthia J. Moss and Phyllis C. Lee

in The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226542232
eISBN:
9780226542263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542263.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter first focuses on the question, how do individuals maximize their reproductive potential? In this context, it explores age at first reproduction, sex ratios and calf sex, calf survival, ... More


The Evolution of Altruism through Kin Selection

Dennis L. Krebs

in The Origins of Morality: An Evolutionary Account

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199778232
eISBN:
9780199897261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778232.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the evolution of altruism through kin-selection. There is a great deal of evidence that humans and other animals are disposed to behave in accordance with Hamilton’s rule, ... More


Longevity, Competition, and Musth: A Long-term Perspective on Male Reproductive Strategies

Joyce H. Poole, Phyllis C. Lee, Norah Njiraini, and Cynthia J. Moss

in The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226542232
eISBN:
9780226542263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542263.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Musth males tend to interact aggressively whenever they meet. Between musth males, dominance is also size related, and thus escalated contests occur between musth males who are closely matched in ... More


Life History

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the life history of treeshrews. It describes the absentee system of parental care in treeshrews, their birth seasonality, and the reproductive output of individual females. The ... More


Future Survival of Giant Pandas in the Qinling Mountains of China

Wenshi Pan, Yu Long, Dajun Wang, Hao Wang, Zhi Lü, and Xiaojian Zhu

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter highlights the conservation in addressing the prospects for long-term survival of giant pandas. It is stated that if natural and social environmental conditions in the larger area of ... More


Coerced but Not Subdued: The Gendered Resistance of Women Escaping Slavery

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche

in Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037900
eISBN:
9780252095160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037900.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the gendered resistance of women's efforts to maintain family ties even as they aborted their pregnancies, resorted to infanticide, or abandoned children and family in their ... More


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