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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


Marriage Strategies and Family Formation

Damian Alan Pargas

in The Quarters and the Fields: Slave Families in the Non-Cotton South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035147
eISBN:
9780813038773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035147.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the nature of slave family formation as determined by slaveholding size and sex ratios. How did enslaved people adapt to the physical and demographic boundaries of their ... More


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