Sinead English, Andrew W. Bateman, Rafael Mares, Arpat Ozgul and Tim H. Clutton-Brock Maternal, social and abiotic environmental effects on growth vary across life stages in a cooperative mammal Journal of Animal Ecology 83
This study uniquely compares abiotic, social and maternal factors affecting growth from birth until adulthood in a wild, cooperative mammal. Rain is important across all stages, whereas mothers and helpers influence growth most in early development. Understanding such complex environmental effects on development is important in a changing world.
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