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- Merkling, Thomas; Welcker, Jorg; Hewison, A.J. Mark; Hatch, Scott A.; Kitaysky, Alexander S.; Speakman, John R.; Danchin, Etienne; Blanchard, Pierrick
- Behavioral ecology 2015 v.26 no.3 pp. 916-925
- sex allocation, etc ; Rissa tridactyla; breeding; case studies; corticosterone; daughters; energy expenditure; models; parents; rearing; reproductive success; seabirds; sex ratio; sons; Show all 14 Subjects
- ... Sex allocation theory predicts that parents should bias offspring sex according to the costs and benefits associated with producing either sex in a given context. Accurately interpreting sex-ratio biases, therefore, requires a precise identification of these selective pressures. However, such information is generally lacking. This may partly explain the inconsistency in reported sex allocation pat ...