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Territoriality and male reproductive success in arctic ground squirrels

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2001

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Lacey, Eileen A., and Wieczorek, John R., 2001, Territoriality and male reproductive success in arctic ground squirrels: Behavioral Ecology, v. 12, no. 5, p. 626-632.

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Although territorial defense is a common form of reproductive competition among male vertebrates, the exact reproductive consequences of this behavior are often poorly understood. To explore relationships between territoriality and reproductive success in a nongroup-living mammal, we quantified patterns of space use, mating success, and fertilization success for males in a free-living population of arctic ground squirrels (Spermophilus parryii plesius). Because litters of this species are sired almost exclusively by a female's first mate, we predicted that territory ownership would be associated with first access to estrous females. During the 2-week period when mating occurred, each male in the study population attempted to defend [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1093/beheco/12.5.626

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