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Risk sensitive reproductive strategies : the effect of environmental unpredictability
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2009-02-13)
A crucial task in ecology is to quantify trade offs between competing demographic processes for experienced by individuals that inhabit unpredictable environments. Perhaps the most widely studied trade off is that between current reproduction and future survival (‘the cost of reproduction’). While experimental studies have been widely used to quantify life history strategies in birds, virtually ...