Microhabitat heterogeneity influences offspring sex allocation and spatial kin structure in possums.

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1. Sex allocation theory predicts that where dispersal is sex biased, the fitness consequences of producing male or female offspring are mediated by resource availability and maternal competitive ability. Females in poorer condition are expected to favour dispersing offspring to minimize resource competition with kin. Environmental heterogeneity may drive… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01448.x

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@article{Banks2008MicrohabitatHI, title={Microhabitat heterogeneity influences offspring sex allocation and spatial kin structure in possums.}, author={Sam C Banks and Emma J. Knight and Jean E Dubach and David B. Lindenmayer}, journal={The Journal of animal ecology}, year={2008}, volume={77 6}, pages={1250-6} }