Overcompensation as a life-history phenomenon

  title={Overcompensation as a life-history phenomenon},
  author={Stephen G. Vail},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
I agree with Belsky et al. (pp. 10%121) that questions about overcompensation can be usefully recast as questions about strategies of resource allocation in hazardous environments, i.e. in the context of general life-history theory. Indeed, I regard my model (Vail, 1992) as a contribution in this direction. The model shows that seasonal, size-selective… CONTINUE READING