African wild dogs test the 'survival of the fittest' paradigm

Pole, Alistair, Gordon, Iain J., and Gorman, Martyn L. (2003) African wild dogs test the 'survival of the fittest' paradigm. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences, 270 (Suppl 1). S57-S57.

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Abstract

Charles Darwin first used the term 'survival of the fittest' in the 5th edition of The origin of species. A literal interpretation implies that predators will selectively prey upon the weakest members of a population. We demonstrate that this is true for African wild dogs hunting impala.

Item ID: 42569
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1471-2954
Keywords: predation, survival, Darwin
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2016 07:43
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060202 Community Ecology (excl Invasive Species Ecology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales @ 100%
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