Effects of climate change on pup growth and survival in a cooperative mammal, the meerkat

Tanja Van De Ven, Andrea Fuller & Tim Clutton-Brock
1. Breeding systems in which group members help to raise the offspring of co-members are associated with arid, unpredictable environments. Cooperative rearing may mitigate the effects of adverse environmental conditions on pup growth and survival. However, few studies have explored the relationship between environmental variation and breeding success, and the role of helpers. 2. Here we show that increases in daily maximum air temperatures (Tmax) in the southern Kalahari over the last twenty years have...
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