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Although natal dispersal has received considerable attention from animal ecologists, the causes and consequences of breeding dispersal have remained largely unexplored. We used telemetry, direct observation, and long-term mark-recapture (9 yr) to study breeding dispersal in the North American red...
Animal personality – defined as consistent differences in behaviour among individuals – is a growing field in behavioural ecology due to its demonstrated effects on fitness. However, the ontogeny of personality under natural conditions remains relatively unexplored. In this thesis, I examine the...
Resources and Reproductive Trade-offs Affect Fitness, Life History Traits, and Sexual Selection in Red SquirrelsDownload
Animals face trade-offs throughout life between competing functions, such as between self-maintenance, reproduction, and survival. Resource allocation between these competing functions leads to different patterns of life history traits, changes in investment in reproductive effort, and different...
Abstract: There are concerns that large-scale stand mortality due to mountain pine beetle (MPB) could greatly reduce natural regeneration of serotinous Rocky Mountain (RM) lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia) because the closed cones are held in place without the fire cue for cone...
Food availability, energetic ceilings, and life-history trade-offs have been proposed as potential determinants of offspring number in many animals. We investigated the role of these factors in determining litter size in a free-ranging population of red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)....