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- Patrick J.C. White; Philip Warren; David Baines
- Forest ecology and management 2013 v.308 pp. 145-152
- Tetrao; agricultural land; forest habitats; forestry; forests; grouse; heathlands; issues and policy; planting; treeline; Scotland
- ... Increasing forest cover has been the policy of various countries in recent decades. The Scottish government aims to increase national forest cover from 18% to 25% by 2050. Mid-altitude upland areas above farmland and below the natural tree line will be targeted for planting, which could impact black grouse Tetrao tetrix, a species of conservation concern which is most abundant in this zone. We use ...
- Christophe Lebigre; Rauno V. Alatalo; Heli Siitari
- Oecologia 2013 v.172 no.4 pp. 983-993
- Tetrao; blood; body condition; females; genetic correlation; grouse; males; parasites; survival rate
- ... Females may use condition-dependent sexual traits as reliable cues of male “quality” if the costs of the expression of such traits vary with male “quality”, and if there is positive genetic correlation between male traits and condition. However, there are multiple ways of measuring the changes in body condition which reflect physiological costs meaning that the multifaceted nature of the physiolog ...