When the Seasons Don't Fit: Speedy Molt as a Routine Carry-Over Cost of Reproduction
Dietz, Maurine W.
Rogers, Ken G.
- Publisher: Public Library of Science
(issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
Research Article | Biology | Physiological Ecology | Marine Environments | Ornithology | Adaptation | Medicine | Ecological Environments | Evolutionary Processes | Anatomy and Physiology | Q | R | Ecology | Evolutionary Biology | Science | Physiological Processes | Animal Physiology | Evolutionary Ecology | Zoology
The failure of animals to fit all life-cycle stages into an annual cycle could reduce the chances of successful breeding. In some cases, non-optimal strategies will be adopted in order to maintain the life-cycle within the scope of one year. We studied trade-offs made b...