How body mass and lifestyle affect juvenile biomass production in placental mammals.

@article{Sibly2014HowBM,
  title={How body mass and lifestyle affect juvenile biomass production in placental mammals.},
  author={Richard M Sibly and John M Grady and Chris Venditti and James H. Brown},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={281 1777},
  pages={
          20132818
        }
}
In mammals, the mass-specific rate of biomass production during gestation and lactation, here called maternal productivity, has been shown to vary with body size and lifestyle. Metabolic theory predicts that post-weaning growth of offspring, here termed juvenile productivity, should be higher than maternal productivity, and juveniles of smaller species should be more productive than those of larger species. Furthermore because juveniles generally have similar lifestyles to their mothers, across… CONTINUE READING

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