Emeline Mourocq

Emeline Mourocq
University of Zurich | UZH · Institut für Anthropologie und Anthropologisches Museum

PhD

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July 2010 - August 2012
Universität Bern
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  • PhD Student

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A classical prediction of the traditional evolutionary theories of ageing (tETA) is that longevity should be positively correlated with survival early on in life. However, large and unexplained variation exists in juvenile survival-longevity combinations. Here, we provide the first comparative study investigating the life-history, ecological and so...
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Biparental care systems are a valuable model to examine conflict, cooperation, and coordination between unrelated individuals, as the interactions between the parents determines their fitness. Temporarily handicapping one parent induces a higher cost of providing care and is a widespread experimental technique for testing coordinated responses to c...
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Biparental care systems are a valuable model to examine conflict, cooperation, and coordination between unrelated individuals, as the product of the interactions between the parents influences the fitness of both individuals. A common experimental technique for testing coordinated responses to changes in the costs of parental care is to temporarily...
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Predation of offspring is the main cause of reproductive failure in many species, and the mere fear of offspring predation shapes reproductive strategies. Yet, natural predation risk is ubiquitously variable and can be unpredictable. Consequently, the perceived prospect of predation early in a reproductive cycle may not reflect the actual risk to e...
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Extrinsic mortality has a strong impact on the evolution of life-histories, prey morphology and behavioural adaptations, but for many animals the causes of mortality are poorly understood. Predation is an important driver of extrinsic mortality and mobile animals form groups in response to increased predation risk. Furthermore, in many species juve...
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Understanding the diversity in life-history traits that influence fitness is a central goal in evolutionary biology. Survival and reproductive strategies vary considerably between species as well as within species and populations. Despite growing understanding of such diversities in the last decades, much remains to be learnt. Trade-offs between li...
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Fitness can be profoundly influenced by the age at first reproduction (AFR), but to date the AFR-fitness relationship only has been investigated intraspecifically. Here we investigated the relationship between AFR and average lifetime reproductive success (LRS) across 34 bird species. We assessed differences in the deviation of the Optimal AFR (i.e...
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Cooperative breeding occurs in several major animal phyla, predominantly in arthropods and chordates. A number of comparative analyses have focused on understanding the evolution of cooperative breeding, yielding mixed, inconclusive, and often phyla-specific findings. We argue that much of this ambiguity results from an erroneous classification of...
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Which characteristics define the prey species constituting the diet of a given predator? Answering this question would help predict a predator's diet and improve our understanding of how an ecosystem functions. The aim of this study was to test if the diet of common dolphins, Delphinus delphis, in the oceanic Bay of Biscay reflected prey availabili...
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Spitz, J., Mourocq, E., Schoen, V., and Ridoux, V. 2010. Proximate composition and energy content of forage species from the Bay of Biscay: high- or low-quality food? – ICES Journal of Marine Science, 67: 909–915.Collapses of high-energy dense concentrations of prey species induce negative effects on populations of top predators. Knowledge of prey...

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