Experimental evidence for physiological costs underlying the trade-off between reproduction and survival

@inproceedings{Cox2010ExperimentalEF,
  title={Experimental evidence for physiological costs underlying the trade-off between reproduction and survival},
  author={Robert M Cox and Elizabeth U. Parker and Diane M. Cheney and Andrea L. Liebl and Lynn B Martin and Ryan G Calsbeek},
  year={2010}
}
1. A central tenet of life-history theory is that investment in reproduction compromises survival. However, the underlying physiological mechanisms that link reproduction to survival are poorly understood, particularly in wild populations. 2. Previous experiments in the brown anole lizard (Anolis sagrei) show that the elimination of reproduction via surgical ovariectomy results in a dramatic increase in the survival of wild females. We hypothesized that this trade-off reflects underlying… CONTINUE READING
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