Individual phenotype, kinship, and the occurrence of inbreeding in song sparrows.


Inbreeding load, a key parameter in evolutionary ecology, is frequently estimated by regressing fitness (or related traits) on inbreeding coefficient across population members. This approach assumes that inbreeding occurs randomly with respect to an individual's intrinsic ability to produce fit offspring; estimated loads might otherwise be biased by… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00335.x


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