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Condition-dependent trade-offs between sexual traits, body condition and immunity: the effect of novel habitats

Iglesias-Carrasco, Maider; Head, Megan L.; Jennions, Michael D.; Cabido, Carlos


Background The optimal allocation of resources to sexual signals and other life history traits is usually dependent on an individual’s condition, while variation in the expression of sexual traits across environments depends on the combined effects of local adaptation, mean condition, and phenotypic responses to environment-specific cues that affect resource allocation. A clear contrast can often be drawn between natural habitats and novel habitats, such as forest plantations...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-06-21
Type: Journal article
DOI: 10.1186/s12862-016-0706-0
Access Rights: Open Access


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