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Maternal adjustment of parental effort in relation to mate compatibility affects offspring development

Pryke, Sarah; Griffith, Simon C.


Theory predicts that parents should adjust reproductive investment in a current breeding attempt by considering the relative fitness benefits of current and future reproductive attempts. Empirical tests, however, have proved problematic because of the difficulties in isolating variables that yield clear and predictable fitness returns to individuals and because partner compensation in socially monogamous species is likely to confound individual investment strategies. We test the effect of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Behavioral Ecology
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arp180


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