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dc.contributor.authorFaircloth, Brant Chipstead
dc.description.abstractNorthern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) inhabit variable environments. Individual behavior likely arose to address this environmental variability. Speci c, resulting actions of bobwhites include group living, brood amalgamation, and breeding. I investigate these behaviors by integrating techniques from eld and molecular biology to examine the e ects of relatedness on individual cooperation and quantify the breeding behavior of bobwhites. My results suggest that kin selection does not a ect bobwhite behavior and bobwhite may adopt behavioral strategies, exibly expressed in the presence of environmental variation, to maximize individual tness.
dc.subjectNorthern Bobwhite
dc.subjectColinus virginianus
dc.subjectMicrosatellite DNA
dc.subjectRadio telemetry
dc.subjectMating systems
dc.subjectSocial systems
dc.subjectIntegrative biology
dc.titleAn integrative study of social and reproductive systems in northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus)
dc.title.alternativea non-migratory, avian species bearing precocial young
dc.description.departmentForest Resources
dc.description.majorForest Resources
dc.description.advisorJohn P. Carroll
dc.description.committeeJohn P. Carroll
dc.description.committeeWilliam E. Palmer
dc.description.committeePatricia A. Gowaty
dc.description.committeeTravis C. Glenn
dc.description.committeeJeffrey F. D. Dean

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