Ecological constraints on breeding system evolution: the influence of habitat on brood desertion in Kentish plover


KOSZTOLANYI A., SZEKELY T., CUTHILL I., Yilmaz K. T. , BERBEROGLU S.

JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY, cilt.75, ss.257-265, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 75 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2006.01049.x
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.257-265

Özet

1. One of the fundamental insights of behavioural ecology is that resources influence breeding systems. For instance, when food resources are plenty, one parent is able to care for the young on its own, so that the other parent can desert and became polygamous. We investigated this hypothesis in the context of classical polyandry when females may have several mates within a single breeding season, and parental duties are carried out largely by the male.