Emu Emu Society
Journal of BirdLife Australia
RESEARCH ARTICLE

Cooperative breeding beyond kinship: why else do helpers help?

Paul G. McDonald

Behavioural and Physiological Ecology Research Centre, Zoology, School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia. Email: paul.mcdonald@une.edu.au

Emu 114(2) 91-96 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MUv114n2_ED
Submitted: 11 December 2012  Accepted: 13 December 2013   Published: 9 May 2014

Additional keywords: cooperation, group augmentation, inclusive fitness theory, kin selection theory, social prestige.


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