The evolution of cooperative breeding in Canidae: Implications for extinction risk

Principal Investigators:

Patricia D. Moehlman

Family Canidae is composed of approximately 36 species. Seven of these species are extinct or threatened with extinction. These seven species all have a mean body mass of over 13 kilograms. Why do larger canids apparently face a higher extinction risk? This book will examine the role of body mass and ecology in the evolution of cooperative breeding in Family Canidae and the implications for population viability. Long-term research on a medium sized canid, e.g. jackals, will provide data sets on kinship, territory tenureship (survival), and relative... more

Participants and Meetings

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ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow1st October 2001—30th September 2002Participant List  
Undergraduate Intern12th June—30th September 2002Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Patricia D. Moehlmantan.guides@habari.co.tz
Mark Villanuevamvilla@umail.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProduct of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Moehlman, Patricia D. 2005. Endangered wild equids. Scientific American. Vol: March. Pages 86-93.
"The evolution of cooperative breeding in Canidae: Implications for extinction risk" is project ID: 4480