Climate, body condition and spleen size in birds


Climatic conditions may impact on the body condition of animals and thereby affect their survival prospects. However, climate may also impact directly on the survival prospects of animals by affecting the size of immune defence organs that are used for defence against parasites. We used a large long-term database on body condition and size of the spleen in… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-003-1378-1


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