Scaling of antler size in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus): sexual dimorphism and variability in resource allocation

@inproceedings{Melnycky2013ScalingOA,
  title={Scaling of antler size in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus): sexual dimorphism and variability in resource allocation},
  author={Natalka A. Melnycky and R. Weladji and {\O}. Holand and M. Nieminen},
  year={2013}
}
Abstract Male cervids face trade-offs in allocating resources to body mass (linked to survival) and antlers (linked to reproductive success). Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) are unique among cervids because females also possess antlers, providing an opportunity to investigate sex- and age-specific patterns of resource allocation to body mass and antlers. Using long-term (1996–2011) data on 560 reindeer, we examined how body mass and antler length varied with age and sex, and the relative… Expand
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