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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/486

Title: Friends and strangers: a test of the Charnov-Finerty hypothesis
Authors: Boonstra, Rudy
Hogg, Ian
Keywords: Charnov-Finerty Hypothesis, Population cycles, Voles, Dispersal, Kin selection
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Citation: Oecologia (1988) 77:95-100
Abstract: We tested the hypothesis that populations com- posed of unrelated animals should perform worse than those composed of related animals by setting up two moderatedly dense field populations in adjacent enclosures: one was composed of related females and one of unrelated females; both had unrelated males. The survival and reproductive success of a number of litters located by spooling were determined. Final population size, pregnancy success, number of young recruited per pregnancy, and survival were similar in both populations. Thus, differences in relatedness produced no differences in demography. We conclude that the Charnov-Finerty Hypothesis is unlikely to be an explanation for microtine population fluctuations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/486
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