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Strategic female reproductive investment in response to male attractiveness in birds.

Abstract:

Life-history theory predicts that individuals should adjust their reproductive effort according to the expected fitness returns on investment. Because sexually selected male traits should provide honest information about male genetic or phenotypic quality, females may invest more when paired with attractive males. However, there is substantial disagreement in the literature whether such differential allocation is a general pattern. Using a comparative meta-regression approach, we show that fe...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rspb.2011.0663

Authors


Horváthová, T More by this author
Nakagawa, S More by this author
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
279
Issue:
1726
Pages:
163-170
Publication date:
2012-01-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:a4a7317b-b925-47f7-80f3-67fe75659656
Source identifiers:
209745
Local pid:
pubs:209745

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