Does nest predation pressure influence the energetic cost of nest guarding in a teleost fish?

Abstract

The energetic costs of providing parental care are widely documented, but rarely do studies consider the role of environmental variation (e.g., predation pressure) in this context. Here, we tested if variation in nest predation pressure influenced the energetic costs of parental care in smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu), a teleost fish species that… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10641-012-0025-2

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