Optimal Egg Size and Clutch Size: Effects of Environment and Maternal Phenotype

@article{Parker1986OptimalES,
  title={Optimal Egg Size and Clutch Size: Effects of Environment and Maternal Phenotype},
  author={Geoffrey A. Parker and Michael Begon},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1986},
  volume={128},
  pages={573 - 592}
}
In this paper, we develop a series of models for predicting optimal egg size and clutch size in different environments and for different maternal phenotypes. The models investigate the interaction between three components of fitness: (1) the intrinsic effect of egg size, (2) the density effect, the effect of the density of competing offspring (including competition with sibs and with non-sibs), and (3) the hierarchy effect, the effect of egg size relative to the sizes of competing eggs laid by… Expand
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