Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorBourne, Amanda R.
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Susan J.
dc.contributor.authorSpottiswoode, Claire N.
dc.contributor.authorRidley, Amanda R.
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-14T05:08:55Z
dc.date.available2020-07-14T05:08:55Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-30
dc.date.submitted2020-03-09
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/307910
dc.description.abstractVariation in weather patterns can influence reproductive effort and success not only within but also between breeding seasons. Where environmental conditions can be highly variable between years, the weather, and particularly extreme weather events such as heat waves and droughts, may exert a strong influence on reproductive effort (number of breeding attempts) and success (number of surviving young) from one breeding season to the next. We used a 15-year dataset for a cooperatively breeding bird, the southern pied babbler Turdoides bicolor, to determine the impact of high temperatures and drought on reproductive effort and success. We tested the influence on reproductive effort and success of mean daily maximum air temperature and drought both within a breeding season, to determine the relative importance of current conditions, and during the previous breeding season, to determine the relative importance of compensatory effects in response to prior conditions. Reproductive effort and success were lower during breeding seasons characterized by drought, and higher in the breeding seasons that followed droughts, but were not predicted by mean daily maximum temperatures measured over the full length of the breeding season. We provide evidence of compensatory breeding following drought in a bird species endemic to a semi-arid ecosystem and suggest that compensatory mechanisms may be an important part of both long-term population persistence and post-drought population recovery.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherFrontiers Media S.A.
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)en
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectEcology and Evolution
dc.subjectclimate change
dc.subjectcompensatory breeding
dc.subjectcooperative breeding
dc.subjectdrought
dc.subjectenvironmental change
dc.subjectsouthern pied babbler
dc.subjectweather
dc.titleCompensatory Breeding in Years Following Drought in a Desert-Dwelling Cooperative Breeder
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2020-07-14T05:08:55Z
prism.publicationNameFrontiers in Ecology and Evolution
prism.volume8
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.55003
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-05-27
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3389/fevo.2020.00190
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.identifier.eissn2296-701X


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Thumbnail
Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Except where otherwise noted, this item's licence is described as Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)