Larval life history and anti-predator strategies are affected by breeding phenology in an amphibian

  title={Larval life history and anti-predator strategies are affected by breeding phenology in an amphibian},
  author={Germ{\'a}n Orizaola and Emma Dahl and Alfredo G. Nicieza and Anssi Laurila},
Seasonal time constraints can pose strong selection on life histories. Time-constrained animals should prioritise fast development over predation risk to avoid unfavourable growing conditions. However, changes in phenology could alter the balance between anti-predator and developmental needs. We studied variation of anti-predator strategies in common frog (Rana temporaria) tadpoles in four populations from the two extremes of a latitudinal gradient across Sweden. We examined, under common… CONTINUE READING
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