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Microhabitat heterogeneity influences offspring sex allocation and spatial kin structures in possums

Banks, Samuel; Knight, Emma; Dubach, J; Lindenmayer, David B


1. Sex allocation theory predicts that where dispersal is sex biased, the fitness consequences of producing male or female offspring are mediated by resource availability and maternal competitive ability. Females in poorer condition are expected to favour dispersing offspring to minimize resource competition with kin. Environmental heterogeneity may drive spatial variation in sex allocation through resource competition-related benefits to females and territory quality benefits to dispersing or...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Animal Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01448.x


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