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Contrasting effects of climate on juvenile body size in a Southern Hemisphere passerine bird

Kruuk, Loeske; Osmond, Helen; Cockburn, Andrew

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Despite extensive research on the topic, it has been difficult to reach general conclusions as to the effects of climate change on morphology in wild animals: in particular, the effects of warming temperatures have been associated with increases, decreases or stasis in body size in different populations. Here, we use a fine-scale analysis of associations between weather and offspring body size in a long-term study of a wild passerine bird, the cooperatively breeding superb fairy-wren, in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67420
Source: Global Change Biology
DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12926

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