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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. Content type: Research article

    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

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  2. Content type: Methodology article

    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

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  3. Content type: Research article

    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

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