Reduction of Foraging Work and Cooperative Breeding

Hiroshi Toyoizumi*, Jeremy Field

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研究成果: Article査読

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Using simple stochastic models, we discuss how cooperative breeders, especially wasps and bees, can improve their productivity by reducing foraging work. In a harsh environment, where foraging is the main cause of mortality, such breeders achieve greater productivity by reducing their foraging effort below full capacity, and they may thrive by adopting cooperative breeding. This could prevent the population extinction of cooperative breeders under conditions where a population of lone breeders cannot be maintained.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)123-132
ページ数10
ジャーナルActa Biotheoretica
62
2
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2014 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生化学、遺伝学、分子生物学(全般)
  • 哲学
  • 環境科学(全般)
  • 農業および生物科学(全般)
  • 応用数学

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