Cost of reproduction and offspring quality in the evolution of reproductive effort

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dc.contributor.author Oksanen, Tuula
dc.date.accessioned 2008-01-09T12:52:39Z
dc.date.available 2008-01-09T12:52:39Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.isbn 951-39-1297-3
dc.identifier.uri http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:951-39-1297-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/13133
dc.description.abstract Any organism has a limited amount of resources, which have to be partitioned among several activities such as maintenance, growth and reproduction. Reproductive effort is defined as the proportion of parental resources devoted to fecundity and offspring survival. The extent of reproductive effort is restricted by trade-offs that cancel out the advantages of increasing investment in reproduction. This thesis presents an investigation into the determinants of reproductive effort in the bank vole, Clethrionomys glareolus, focusing mainly on two major life history trade-offs i.e. cost of reproduction and trade-off between offspring number and quality. Insights into other potentially important processes such as maternal effects, density dependent selection and differential allocation of maternal effort are included. The analyses are based on data acquired by several different experimental approaches. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Jyväskylä
dc.relation.ispartofseries Jyväskylä studies in biological and environmental science;1456-9701 ;115
dc.title Cost of reproduction and offspring quality in the evolution of reproductive effort
dc.type Diss. fi
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:951-39-1297-3
dc.subject.ysa lisääntymiskäyttäytyminen
dc.subject.ysa lisääntyminen
dc.subject.ysa kustannukset
dc.subject.ysa poikaset
dc.subject.ysa laatu
dc.type.dcmitype Text en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation en
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Matemaattis-luonnontieteellinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Faculty of Mathematics and Science en
dc.contributor.yliopisto University of Jyväskylä en
dc.contributor.yliopisto Jyväskylän yliopisto fi

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