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dc.contributor.authorPomeroy, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorWorthington Wilmer, J
dc.contributor.authorAmos, W
dc.contributor.authorTwiss, SD
dc.identifier.citationPomeroy , P , Worthington Wilmer , J , Amos , W & Twiss , SD 2001 , ' Reproductive performance links to fine-scale spatial patterns of female grey seal relatedness ' , Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences , vol. 268 , no. 1468 , pp. 711-717 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 307083
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dc.identifier.otherstandrews_research_output: 11847
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 0035820286
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000168103900006
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-1603-5630/work/46569115
dc.description.abstractFine–scale spatial patterns of female relatedness throughout the established grey seal breeding colony of North Rona, Scotland, were investigated by accurate mapping and spatially explicit analyses of a large sample (n=262) of mothers using variation at nine microsatellite DNA loci. Local spatial autocorrelation analyses identified locations where seals were more highly related to the colony than average. These locations were also areas where the more successful females bred, were occupied first during each breeding season, were centrally placed locations of preferred habitat types and were likely to be the locations which were the first to be colonized historically. Mothers occupying such sites achieved higher than average pup growth rates, suggesting a founder fitness benefit.
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciencesen
dc.rightsCopyright 2001 The Royal Society.en
dc.subjectGrey sealsen
dc.subjectSpatial patternsen
dc.subjectHabitat qualityen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.titleReproductive performance links to fine-scale spatial patterns of female grey seal relatednessen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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