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Clutch Size

Tony D. Williams

in Physiological Adaptations for Breeding in Birds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139821
eISBN:
9781400842797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139821.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Clutch size is generally considered to be one of the most important determinants of reproductive success and lifetime fitness in birds. It is also perhaps the most well-studied life-history trait in ... More


BREEDING BIOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE STRATEGY

Ted R. Anderson

in Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow: From Genes to Populations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304114
eISBN:
9780199790012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304114.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter summarizes the reproductive strategy of the House Sparrow. Although monogamy is the primary mating system of the species, significant rates of extra-pair fertilizations have been ... More


Offspring Size and Number

Frank J. Messina and Charles W. Fox

in Evolutionary Ecology: Concepts and Case Studies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131543
eISBN:
9780197561461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131543.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

If we look across all organisms, we find that some species produce only one or a few large offspring per reproductive bout (e.g., most birds and mammals), others produce 10s or 100s of ... More


Eggs, nests, and chicks

Graham Scott

in Essential Ornithology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198804741
eISBN:
9780191843037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804741.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ornithology

This chapter considers the egg from its conception, through laying and incubation, to hatching; and chicks. It begins with the genetic determination of sex in birds, the resultant secondary sexual ... More


Life-history patterns

Nico M. van Straalen and Dick Roelofs

in An Introduction to Ecological Genomics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199594689
eISBN:
9780191774812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594689.003.0153
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter begins with an account of the core of life-history theory, which attempts to explain the diversity of life-histories in nature from the action of natural selection on heritable traits ... More


Behavioral and life-history variability in migration

Hugh Dingle

in Migration: The Biology of Life on the Move

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199640386
eISBN:
9780191780714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640386.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

As habitats vary, selection for migration varies in intensity and pattern across space and time, with the result that migratory life-history syndromes and the routes and connectivity between regions ... More


Maintenance without Equilibrium

Mary Jane West-Eberhard

in Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195122343
eISBN:
9780197561300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195122343.003.0029
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

The old question of the maintenance of alternative phenotypes appears in a new light when seen from a developmental point of view. In the past, ... More


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