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Studying mammals: Chisellers
Studying mammals: Chisellers

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the implications of a seed/nut-eating habit

  • suggest why rodents are a successful order of mammals

  • describe adaptation, based on knowledge of the theory of biological evolution by natural selection

  • explain how altruistic characteristics can be understood in terms of kin selection and inclusive fitness

  • give examples of the fitness costs and benefits associated with different reproductive behaviours.