Developmental Plasticity of Postweanling Cotton Rats (Sigmodon hispidus) as an Adaptation to Nutritionally Stochastic Environments

@article{Lochmiller2004DevelopmentalPO,
  title={Developmental Plasticity of Postweanling Cotton Rats (Sigmodon hispidus) as an Adaptation to Nutritionally Stochastic Environments},
  author={Robert L. Lochmiller and Stephen S. Ditchkoff and John A. Sinclair},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={127-142}
}
Elucidating interrelationships between rate of growth and sexual maturation in unpredictable or stochastic environments could increase our understanding of life-history strategies of small mammals. It has been hypothesized that species living in environments where food availability is unpredictable might become sexually mature at smaller sizes and channel… CONTINUE READING