Facultative sex allocation in snow skink lizards (Niveoscincus microlepidotus).

  title={Facultative sex allocation in snow skink lizards (Niveoscincus microlepidotus).},
  author={Mia Olsson and Rick Shine},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  volume={14 1},
Mathematical models suggest that reproducing females may benefit by facultatively adjusting their relative investment into sons vs. daughters, in response to population-wide shifts in operational sex ratio (OSR). Our field studies on viviparous alpine skinks (Niveoscincus microlepidotus) document such a case, whereby among- and within-year shifts in OSR… CONTINUE READING