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

4 diciembre 2014

In order to get a more complete picture about the evolution of performance, an examination of an organism’s whole-organism performance capacities must include a consideration of its life-history trade-offs, scientists say. In a new article, the authors demonstrate that whole-organism performance capacities are subject to life-history trade-offs with other key determinants of fitness such as immunity, fecundity, behavior, and sexual signaling, and even with the expression of other kinds of whole-organism performance traits.