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Dorinda Marie Folio
University of Montpellier
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#1Dorinda Marie Folio (University of Montpellier)
#2Jon Aars (NPI: Norwegian Polar Institute)H-Index: 29
Last.Sarah Cubaynes (University of Montpellier)H-Index: 10
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Life-history theory predicts that females' age and size affect the level of maternal investment in current reproduction, balanced against the future reproductive effort, maintenance and survival. Using long-term (30 years) individual data on 193 female polar bears (Ursus maritimus), we assessed age- and size-specific variation on litter size. Litter size varied with maternal age, younger females had higher chances of losing a cub during their first months of life. Results suggest an improvement ...
#1Dorinda Marie Folio (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)
#2Jon Aars (NPI: Norwegian Polar Institute)H-Index: 29
Last.Sarah CubaynesH-Index: 10
view all 6 authors...
Life history theory predicts that females9 age and size affect the level of maternal investment in current reproduction, balanced against future reproductive effort, maintenance and survival. Using long-term (30 years) individual data on 193 female polar bears (Ursus maritimus), we assessed age- and size-specific variation on litter size. Litter size varied with maternal age, younger females had higher chances of losing a cub during their first months of life. Results suggest an improvement of r...
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