Age-Dependent Terminal Declines in Reproductive Output in a Wild Bird

Abstract

In many iteroparous species individual fitness components, such as reproductive output, first increase with age and then decline during late-life. However, individuals differ greatly in reproductive lifespan, but reproductive declines may only occur in the period just before their death as a result of an age-independent decline in physiological condition… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040413

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