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With or without you – pair fidelity and divorce in monogamous birds

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The drivers of fidelity and divorce of pair-bonded individuals, along with their fitness consequences, are of great interest as they influence mating systems, population structure and productivity, and gene flow. Socially monogamous birds offer an ideal opportunity to study divorce since they show great variability in the extent to which pair bonds are maintained. However, there has been little consensus as to whether divorce is a behavioural adaptation to improve a mating situation, or a ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Edward Grey Institute
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

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