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

@article{Olsson2001FacultativeSA,
  title={Facultative sex allocation in snow skink lizards (Niveoscincus microlepidotus).},
  author={Mia Olsson and Rick Shine},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={120-128}
}
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