Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Ageing in a variable habitat: Environmental stress affects senescence in parasite resistance in St Kilda Soay sheep

Hayward, Adam D.; Wilson, Alastair J.; Pilkington, Jill G.; Pemberton, Josephine M; Kruuk, Loeske

Description

Despite widespread empirical evidence for a general deterioration in the majority of traits with advancing age, it is unclear whether the progress of senescence is chronologically determined, or whether factors such as environmental conditions experienced over the lifespan are more important.We explored the relative importance of 'chronological' and 'environmental' measures of age to changes in parasite resistance across the lifespan of free-living Soay sheep. Our results show that individuals...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/81023
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2009.0906

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Hayward_Ageing_in_a_variable_habitat:_2009.pdf520.47 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  20 July 2017/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator