Life history and spatial determinants of somatic growth dynamics in Komodo dragon populations

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Laver, Rj; Purwandana, D; Ariefiandy, A; Imansyah, J; Forsyth, D; Ciofi, C; Jessop, Ts;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 7,issue 9 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045398, pmc: PMC3446886
  • Subject: Research Article | Biology | Komodo dragon; population ecology | Medicine | Ecophysiology | Population Dynamics | Herpetology | Autecology | Population Modeling | Q | Ecology | R | Population Biology | Science | Spatial and Landscape Ecology | Animal Physiology | Population Ecology | Zoology | Terrestrial Ecology

Somatic growth patterns represent a major component of organismal fitness and may vary among sexes and populations due to genetic and environmental processes leading to profound differences in life-history and demography. This study considered the ontogenic, sex-specifi... View more
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