ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL FACTORS AFFECTING HATCHABILITY OF EGGS

@article{Koenig1982ECOLOGICALAS,
  title={ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL FACTORS AFFECTING HATCHABILITY OF EGGS},
  author={Walter D. Koenig},
  journal={The Auk},
  year={1982},
  volume={99},
  pages={526-536}
}
Hatchability, defined as the proportion of eggs surviving to the end of in- cubation that hatch, varies among populations of birds. Here, I examine the effects of a variety of variables on hatchability in a comparative analysis of 155 studies of 113 species. Of the ecological and geographical variables considered, latitude, diet, and nest type explain a significant amount of the variance in hatchability due to a significant increase in hatch- ability along a latitudinal gradient and a decrease… Expand

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