Measuring trade-offs - a review of studies of costs of reproduction in lizards

Schwarzkopf, Lin (1994) Measuring trade-offs - a review of studies of costs of reproduction in lizards. In: Vitt, Laurie J., and Pianka, Eric R., (eds.) Lizard Ecology: historical and experimental perspectives. Princeton Univeristy Press, Princeton, NJ, USA, pp. 7-29.

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[Extract] The life history of an organism may be defined as a co-adapted complex of traits (Stearns 1976, 1989a; Ballinger 1983). If life-history traits are coadapted, the concept of trade-offs is central to the understanding of life-history evolution. This is because the optimization of a single aspect of reproduction cannot occur except at the expense of other, related aspects. Thus, natural selection should produce phenotypes that are compromises between the costs and benefits of changing any paiticular character.

Item ID: 36414
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Funders: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 23:09
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060308 Life Histories @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales @ 100%
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