Examining how multilevel population dynamics and climate influence breeding behaviour, within-group stability and demography in a cooperatively breeding bird

Elizabeth Wiley

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    Abstract

    Cooperative breeders are socially complex, with group members interacting more frequently with one another than other members of the population; hence their population dynamics may differ from those of non-cooperative species. While the costs and benefits associated with cooperative group-living may influence population dynamics, this parameter has not been integrated with predictions about the impact of climate change on populations. In this thesis I use a combination of short­-term behavioural and long-term life history data to examine concurrent influences of intrinsic social factors and climatic perturbations on the population dynamics of a cooperative breeder, the Southern pied babbler (Turdoides bicolor).
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctorate
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Ridley, Mandy, Supervisor
    • Simmons, Leigh, Supervisor
    Award date21 Aug 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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    reproductive behavior
    demography
    population dynamics
    climate
    life history
    perturbation
    climate change
    prediction
    cost
    breeding bird

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