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Offspring sex-ratio and environmental conditions in a seabird with sex-specific rearing costs: a long-term experimental approach

Merkling, Thomas; Hatch, Scott A.; Leclaire, Sarah; Danchin, Etienne; Blanchard, Pierrick

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Sex allocation studies among birds and mammals are notoriously inconsistent with theoretical predictions. One explanation is the difficulty of collecting data on costs and benefits of sex-ratio adjustments, which prevents the investigation of underlying assumptions. Some predictions may thus have been tested in species where they should not have been expected. Here, we focus on the “cost of reproduction hypothesis”, which states that parents with low investment capacity should avoid producing...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-03-21
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/195967
Source: Evolutionary Ecology
DOI: 10.1007/s10682-019-09983-2

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