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Parental nepotism enhances survival of retained offspring in the Siberian jay
Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology.
2000 (English)In: BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY, ISSN 1045-2249, Vol. 11, no 4, 416-420 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The evolutionary payoff accruing to parents from breeding offspring could be an incentive for prolonged investments in the offspring. Enhanced survival for offspring as a result of such a prolonged parental investment would increase the value of remaining

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OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC , 2000. Vol. 11, no 4, 416-420 p.
Keyword [en]
delayed dispersal; facilitation; kin; nepotism; parental behavior; Perisoreus infaustus; retained offspring; Siberian jays; survival; winter; PERISOREUS-INFAUSTUS; DELAYED DISPERSAL; BIRDS; MODEL; HYPOTHESIS; EVOLUTION; SYSTEMS; KINSHIP; CARE; SEX
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-38077OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-38077DiVA: diva2:65976
Addresses: Ekman J, Univ Uppsala, Dept Populat Biol, Evolutionary Biol Ctr, Norbyvagen 18D, SE-75236 Uppsala, Sweden. Univ Uppsala, Dept Populat Biol, Evolutionary Biol Ctr, SE-75236 Uppsala, Sweden. Univ Stockholm, Dept Zool, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.Available from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2011-01-14

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