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Title Adaptive strategies and population ecology of northern grouse. Volume 2, Theory and synthesis / Arthur T. Bergerud and Michael W. Gratson, editors
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1988

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Description 1 online resource (xv, pages 424-809) : illustrations
Contents Contents -- Part II: Theory and Synthesis -- Chapter 12. A Genetic Explanation for Ten-year Cycles of Grouse -- 12.1 Introduction -- 12.2 Defining the assumptions -- 12.3 The model -- 12.4 Parameters of the simulation -- 12.5 Realism of the assumptions -- 12.6 Results -- 12.7 Conclusions -- 12.8 Summary -- Chapter 13. Mating Systems in Grouse -- 13.1 Introduction -- 13.2 The monogamy model -- 13.3 Female choice in the model -- 13.4 Food shortage and monogamy -- 13.5 The female view of the pair bond -- 13.6 The male view of the pair bond
13.7 Dispersed polygyny13.8 Clumped polygyny -- 13.9 Summary -- Chapter 14. Survival and Breeding Strategies of Grouse -- 14.1 Introduction -- 14.2 Male advertising strategies -- 14.3 Advertising tactics of yearling males -- 14.4 Female nesting strategies -- 14.5 The strategy of selecting a male for breeding -- 14.6 The strategy of improving chick survival -- 14.7 Brood disbandment and migration -- 14.8 Strategies for winter survival -- 14.9 Polymorphic spacing strategy -- 14.10 Summary -- Chapter 15. Population Ecology of North American Grouse
15.1 Introduction15.2 Percentage of hens nesting -- 15.3 Clutch size in grouse -- 15.4 Nesting success -- 15.5 Mortality of chicks -- 15.6 Mortality of juveniles and adults -- 15.7 Theories of population change -- 15.8 The 10-year cycle in grouse -- 15.9 Limitation of breeding numbers -- 15.10 Summary -- Chapter 16. Increasing the Numbers of Grouse -- 16.1 Introduction -- 16.2 Mechanisms of density -- 16.3 Control of hunting -- 16.4 Control of food -- 16.5 Control of cover -- 16.6 Predator control -- 16.7 Control of space -- 16.8 Successful management
16.9 SummaryReferences -- Index -- B -- C -- D -- L -- P -- R -- S -- T -- W
Summary The first volume contains eleven studies of eight grouse species; the second contains primarily the work of Bergerud, which utilizes the evidence in the first volume to advance theories of behavior and offer new demographic insights
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Grouse.
Bird populations.
Adaptation (Biology)
Adaptation, Biological
NATURE -- Birdwatching Guides.
Adaptation (Biology)
Bird populations
Grouse
Form Electronic book
Author Bergerud, A. T
Gratson, Michael W
ISBN 9780816682362
0816682364
9780816614691
0816614695