Inter- and intrasexual variation in aging patterns across reproductive traits in a wild red deer population.

@article{Nussey2009InterAI,
  title={Inter- and intrasexual variation in aging patterns across reproductive traits in a wild red deer population.},
  author={Daniel H Nussey and Loeske E B Kruuk and Alison Morris and Michelle N Clements and Josephine M Pemberton and Tim H Clutton-Brock},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2009},
  volume={174 3},
  pages={342-57}
}
In polygynous species, adult mortality is generally higher in males than in females, and theory predicts that this should result in the evolution of faster rates of senescence in males. Detailed investigations of sex differences in patterns of aging across the many and varied phenotypic characteristics associated with successful reproduction in wild populations of polygynous vertebrates are currently lacking. Here, we use longitudinal data collected from a wild red deer population to compare… CONTINUE READING