Life history and social organization in arid adapted ungulates

Daniel Ian Rubenstein

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Examines whether the particular reproductive and subsequent social patterns of ungulates living in arid habitats differ significantly from those living in mesic ones. The author begins by outlining the basic tenets of life history and mating system theory, then using environmental features of arid habitats he uses the theories to make predictions about what life history and mating patterns should occur under extremely arid conditions. Comparisons of closely related species, and even different populations of one species, living in habitats of varying aridity are then used to evaluate the accuracy of the predictions. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-156
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Arid Environments
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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