publication . Article . 2006

Interval between clutches, fitness, and climate change

Anders Pape Møller;
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  • Published: 29 Sep 2006 Journal: Behavioral Ecology, volume 18, issue 1 January, pages 62-70
Abstract
Timing of optimal reproduction can be affected by the presence of multiple broods, with multi-brooded species breeding earlier (and later) than the optimal timing of breeding as compared with single-brooded species that only need to optimize the timing of a single brood. Approximately two-thirds of barn swallows Hirundo rustica produce 2 broods per year, and I tested whether the constraints on timing of reproduction were affected by climate change because climatic amelioration would allow both an earlier start and a later termination of reproduction. The duration of the interval between first and second clutches and the variance in the duration increased during ...
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free text keywords: climate change; cost of reproduction; Hirundo rustica; life history; optimal timing of reproduction, Animal Science and Zoology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Hirundo, biology.organism_classification, biology, Adult male, Avian clutch size, Brood, Sexual selection, Clutch, Climate change, Feather, visual_art.visual_art_medium, visual_art, Ecology
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publication . Article . 2006

Interval between clutches, fitness, and climate change

Anders Pape Møller;