Seasonality, Fasting Endurance, and Body Size in Mammals

@article{Lindstedt1985SeasonalityFE,
  title={Seasonality, Fasting Endurance, and Body Size in Mammals},
  author={S. Lindstedt and M. Boyce},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1985},
  volume={125},
  pages={873 - 878}
}
  • S. Lindstedt, M. Boyce
  • Published 1985
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • It has been argued that environmental seasonality selects for larger body size among homeotherms (Brodie 1975; Downhower 1976; Boyce 1979). Indeed, strong correlations between body size and seasonality have been shown both within species of mammals (Brodie 1975; Boyce 1978) and among mammal faunas (Zeveloff 1982). Because of high mortality during the season of resource shortage. surviving individuals enjoy low competition and abundant resources during the growth season. Selection then favors… CONTINUE READING
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