When the Seasons Don't Fit: Speedy Molt as a Routine Carry-Over Cost of Reproduction

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Dietz, Maurine W. ; Rogers, Ken G. ; Piersma, Theunis (2013)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 8, issue 1 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053890, pmc: PMC3547963
  • Subject: 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... View more
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