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MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES Mar Ecol Prog Ser
 

Summary: MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES
Mar Ecol Prog Ser
Vol. 243: 8391, 2002 Published November 13
INTRODUCTION
Understanding factors that are critical determinants
in the life history strategies of organisms is one of the
fundamental challenges of modern ecology (Stearns
1992). Two key parameters in describing a given life
history pattern are the investment of resource and
time that organisms put into growth and reproduction.
Among a set of life history parameters an optimum will
be established and an organism will therefore have to
compromise in the differential allocation of resources
that are available to it. Invariably, trade-offs result
between different life history characteristics, where
increased benefits from one parameter are associated
with decreased benefits from another. In this study, we
examined growth and reproductive resource alloca-
tion in a key component of marine zooplankton, the
urochordate appendicularian Oikopleura dioica.

  

Source: Aksnes, Dag L. - Institutt for biologi, Universitetet i Bergen

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Biology and Medicine