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- Krist, Miloš; Munclinger, Pavel
- Ecology 2015 v.96 no.10 pp. 2726-2736
- sex allocation, etc ; Ficedula albicollis; eggs; females; fledglings; males; maternal effect; models; nests; phenotypic variation; progeny; rearing; reproductive success; Show all 13 Subjects
- ... If offspring develop in adverse conditions, the maternal component of their phenotypic variation might increase due to the stronger dependence of offspring traits on parental investment. This should result in increased parental investment to individual offspring, as assumed by the model of optimal egg size. The opposite pattern, i.e., stronger dependence of offspring fitness on parental investment ...