You are not currently logged in.
Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:
Female Competition for Access to Males Affects Birth Rate in Baboons
R. I. M. Dunbar and M. Sharman
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Vol. 13, No. 2 (1983), pp. 157-159
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4599619
Page Count: 3
Preview not available
Comparisons across populations of baboons (Papio spp) reveal that the birth rate is inversely related to the adult sex ratio. Evidence is adduced to show that this is a consequence of competition among females for access to males.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology © 1983 Springer