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How to balance the offspring quality-quantity trade off when environmental cues are unreliable

Fischer, Barbara; Taborsky, Barbara; Kokko, Hanna

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Maternal effects on offspring size can have a strong effect on fitness, as larger offspring often survive better under harsh environmental conditions. Selection should hence favour mothers that find an optimal solution to the offspring size versus number

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64072
Source: Oikos
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2010.18642.x

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