Search for dissertations about: "EXTRA-PAIR PATERNITY"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the words EXTRA-PAIR PATERNITY.

  1. 1. Infidelity in Birds – Causes and Consequences of Extra-pair Paternity

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Jakob Augustin; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2012]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; extra-pair paternity; genetic benefits; heterozygosity; sex ratio; Riparia riparia; Tringa totanus; Vanellus vanellus; Charadrius alexandrinus;

    Abstract : Forty years ago, more than 90% of bird species were classified as monogamous and not very exciting systems for studies of e.g. sexual selection. READ MORE

  2. 2. Living in a Variable Environment Reproductive Decisions in Wild Bird Populations

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Mårten B. Hjernquist; Uppsala universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; evolutionary ecology; competition; sex allocation; paternity; EPP; inadvertent social information; migration; breeding density; territory quality; territory availability; great tit; blue tit; Ficedula albicollis; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi; Animal Ecology; zooekologi;

    Abstract : In nature, environments are often variable and heterogeneous influencing ecological and evolutionary processes. This thesis focus on how animals interact with their environment and how that affects the reproductive decisions they make. READ MORE

  3. 3. Cooperative Breeding in the Southern Anteater-Chat Sexual Disparity, Survival and Dispersal

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Jonathan Barnaby; Uppsala universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Southern anteater-chat; Myrmecocichla formicivora; cooperative breeding; social evolution; behavioural ecology; delayed dispersal; family living; Africa; Biologi med inriktning mot populationsbiologi; Biology with specialization in Population Biology;

    Abstract : Group-living sets the scene for complex social behaviours such as cooperative breeding, and exploring the factors that shape group-living is crucial in understanding these behaviours. This thesis explores the ecology of a population of the facultative cooperative breeding southern anteater-chat (Myrmecocichla formicivora), a group-living bird species endemic to southern Africa. READ MORE