Cost of reproduction in a long-lived bird: incubation effort reduces immune function and future reproduction
Other literature type, Article
Hanssen, Sveinn Are
Erikstad, Kjell Einar
- Publisher: The Royal Society
Research Article | Biological Sciences | Biologiska vetenskaper
Life-history theory predicts that increased current reproductive effort should lead to a fitness cost. This cost of reproduction may be observed as reduced survival or future reproduction, and may be caused by temporal suppression of immune function in stressed or hard-...