Condition‐dependent sex allocation in a lek‐breeding wader, the ruff (Philomachus pugnax)

@article{Thuman2003ConditiondependentSA,
  title={Condition‐dependent sex allocation in a lek‐breeding wader, the ruff (Philomachus pugnax)},
  author={Katherine A. Thuman and F. Widemo and S. Griffith},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={12}
}
  • Katherine A. Thuman, F. Widemo, S. Griffith
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Sex allocation theory predicts that females should bias the production of offspring towards the sex that will maximize maternal fitness. Here we demonstrate evidence for nonrandom sex allocation by female ruffs (Philomachus pugnax), at both the individual and population level in relation to female condition. At the population level, female condition varies significantly across 3 years and is mirrored by population sex ratio, such that in years when females are in poor condition the population… CONTINUE READING
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