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Abandonment in animal populations

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Abandonment in animal populations is not unusual in many animal populations and the consequences for the vulnerable offspring can be significant.

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  • Ackerman, J. T., Eadie, J. M., Yarris, G. S., Loughman, D. L., & McLandress, M. R. (2003). Cues for investment: Nest desertion in response to partial clutch depredation in dabbling ducks: Animal Behaviour Vol 66(5) Nov 2003, 871-883.
  • Adams, W. A. (2007). Dogs Are People Too: PsycCRITIQUES Vol 52 (23), 2007.
  • Shore, E. R., Petersen, C. L., & Douglas, D. K. (2003). Moving As a Reason for Pet Relinquishment: A Closer Look: Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science Vol 6(1) 2003, 39-52.
  • Zink, A. G. (2005). The dynamics of brood desertion among communally breeding females in the treehopper, Publilia concava: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology Vol 58(5) Sep 2005, 466-473.

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