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Parental care does not compensate for the effects of bad years on reproductive success of a vagile bird

Stojanovic, Dejan; McEvoy, J.; Alves de Amorim, Fernanda; Rayner, Laura; Heinsohn, Robert; Saunders, Debbie; Webb, Matt


Life history theory predicts that long-lived animals trade off the costs of reproduction against individual survival. If the costs of reproduction are too high, animals should prioritize their own survival. During bad times, mobile animals may be able to compensate for local food shortages by travelling further to provision their offspring. But, whether inherent mobility alleviates individual fitness costs of this parental strategy is not known. We studied parental investment and breeding...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Zoology
DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12888


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