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Red Deer

Behavior and Ecology of Two Sexes

Red Deer: Behavior and Ecology of Two Sexes is the most extensive study yet available of reproduction in wild vertebrate. The authors synthesize data collected over ten years on a population of individually recognizable red deer, usually regarded as conspecific with the American elk. Their results reveal the extent of sex differences in behavior, reproduction, and ecology and make a substantial contribution to our understanding of sexual selection.

400 pages | 6.50 x 9.50 | © 1982

Wildlife Behavior and Ecology series

Biological Sciences: Behavioral Biology

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Natural Section in Males and Females
2. Red Deer and Their Habitat
3. Methods, Samples, and Definitions
4. The Breeding Biology of Hinds
5. Reproductive Success in Hinds
6. The Rutting Behavior of Stags
7. Reproductive Success in Stags
8. Parental Investment in Male and Female Offspring
9. The Structure of Social Groups in Hinds and Stags
10. Social Interactions among Hinds and Stags
11. Feeding Behavior and Habitat Use
12. Population Dynamics
13. The Evolutionary Ecology of Males and Females
Appendixes
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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