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Group size effects in cooperatively breeding African wild dogs

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In groups of cooperative breeders, individual fitness can increase as a direct consequence of group size, whereby the extent of these benefits is likely to depend, to a degree that is largely unknown, on the prevailing ecological conditions. We examined the effect of group size on pup production and survival across age classes in cooperatively breeding African wild dogs, Lycaon pictus, across 12 quasiexperimental sites in South Africa varying in ecological conditions. In this sample ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
Role:
Author

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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Animal Behaviour Journal website
Volume:
79
Issue:
2
Pages:
425-428
Publication date:
2010-02-01
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ISSN:
0003-3472
Language:
English
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2010-03-23

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