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Life history

Section edited by Thomas Flatt

This section will consider submissions of experimental, observational and descriptive studies of all fields of life history such as fitness, growth, foraging, migration, hibernation and nutrition. Subjects of particular interest also include the evolution and proximate mechanisms of life history plasticity, trade-offs, and constraints, as well as the evolution of life cycles.

  1. The key to fishery management is knowing the appropriate reproductive strategies of the targeted fish. For most gobiid species, the iteroparous pattern is dominant compared to semelparity. Albeit Butis koilomatod...

    Authors: Quang M. Dinh, Tran T. H. Lam, Ton H. D. Nguyen, Thanh M. Nguyen, Tien T. K. Nguyen and Nam T. Nguyen

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:7

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Habitat loss is a key threat to the survival of many species. Habitat selection studies provide key information for conservation initiatives by identifying important habitat and anthropogenic characteristics i...

    Authors: Helen M. K. O’Neill, Sarah M. Durant and Rosie Woodroffe

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2020 5:1

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The red-tailed phascogale is a ‘Near Threatened’ dasyurid marsupial. Males are semelparous and die off shortly after the breeding season in the wild due to a stress-related syndrome, which has many physiologic...

    Authors: Corinne Letendre, Ethan Sawyer, Lauren J. Young and Julie M. Old

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2018 3:10

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Live imaging of whole invertebrates can be accomplished with X-ray micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) at 10-100 μm spatial resolution. However, image quality could be compromised by the movement of live subj...

    Authors: Danny Poinapen, Joanna K. Konopka, Joseph U. Umoh, Chris J. D. Norley, Jeremy N. McNeil and David W. Holdsworth

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:9

    Content type: Methodology article

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  5. We used the Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus, one of the largest brooding invertebrates in the Western Atlantic, to test for the presence/absence of active parental care and to explore reproductive perform...

    Authors: J. Antonio Baeza, Lunden Simpson, Louis J. Ambrosio, Nathalia Mora, Rodrigo Guéron and Michael J. Childress

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2016 1:6

    Content type: Research article

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