Seasonal patterns in reproductive success of temperate‐breeding birds: Experimental tests of the date and quality hypotheses

Abstract

For organisms in seasonal environments, individuals that breed earlier in the season regularly attain higher fitness than their late-breeding counterparts. Two primary hypotheses have been proposed to explain these patterns: The quality hypothesis contends that early breeders are of better phenotypic quality or breed on higher quality territories, whereas… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2815

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@inproceedings{Harriman2017SeasonalPI, title={Seasonal patterns in reproductive success of temperate‐breeding birds: Experimental tests of the date and quality hypotheses}, author={Vanessa B Harriman and Russell D. Dawson and Lauren E. Bortolotti and Robert G. Clark}, booktitle={Ecology and evolution}, year={2017} }