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Maternal Effects in Mammals$
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Dario Maestripieri and Jill M. Mateo

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226501192

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226501222.001.0001

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Maternal Effects on Offspring Size and Development in Pinnipeds

Maternal Effects on Offspring Size and Development in Pinnipeds

(p.104) 6 Maternal Effects on Offspring Size and Development in Pinnipeds
Maternal Effects in Mammals

W. Don Bowen

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the influence of maternal effects on the size and development of pinnipeds. The analysis reveals that pinniped offspring are affected by maternal decisions about the timing and location of birth, the foraging ability of mothers, and the ability of mothers to defend and maintain contact with dependent offspring. The results also indicate that the expression of maternal effects on offspring phenotype in pinnipeds is influenced by maternal and offspring environments. These include changes in colony density within and among breeding seasons and social structure.

Keywords:   maternal effects, pinnipeds, offspring size, birth, foraging ability, colony density, social structure

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