trade-offs

rp_pPETNA-5154257_main_t400x400.jpg

‘How much — and when?’ Life-history trade-offs a factor in whole-organism performance

For nearly 40 years, one of the cornerstones of the study of adaptation has been the examination of “whole-organism performance capacities” — essentially, measures of the dynamic things animals do: how fast they can run; how hard they can bite; how far, fast, and high they can jump; and so on. Together, these functional attributes […]

Continue Reading