The Hypothesis of Reproductive Compensation and Its Assumptions about Mate Preferences and Offspring Viability

The Compensation Hypothesis says that parents and prospective parents attempt to make up for lowered offspring viability by increasing reproductive effort to produce healthy, competitive offspring and by increasing investment in less viable, but still-living progeny (parental effects). The hypothesi...

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Published in:Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 104, No. 38 (2007), p. 15023-15027
Main Author: Gowaty, Patricia Adair
Other Involved Persons: Anderson, Wyatt W. ; Bluhm, Cynthia K. ; Drickamer, Lee C. ; Kim, Yong-Kyu ; Moore, Allen J.
Format: electronic Article
Language:English
ISSN:1091-6490
Item Description:Copyright: Copyright 2007 The National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
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