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Test for age-specificity in survival of the common tern

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Test for age-specificity in survival of the common tern; 2002; Book chapter; Statistical analysis of data from marked bird populations; Nisbet, I.C.T.; Cam, E.

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Much effort in life-history theory has been addressed to the dependence of life-history traits on age, especially the phenomenon of senescence and its evolution. Although senescent declines in survival are well documented in humans and in domestic and laboratory animals, evidence for their occurrence and importance in wild animal species remains limited and equivocal. Several recent papers have suggested that methodological issues may contribute to this problem, and have encouraged investigators to improve sampling designs and to analyse their data using recently developed approaches to modelling of capture-mark-recapture data. Here we report on a three-year, two-site, mark-recapture study of known-aged common terns (Sterna hirundo) [...]

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I.C.T. Nisbet, E. Cam

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