The evolutionary ecology of offspring size in marine invertebrates

Dustin Marshall, Michael Keough

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Intraspecific variation in offspring size is of fundamental ecological and evolutionary importance. The level of provisioning an organism receives from its mother can have far reaching consequences for subsequent survival and performance. In marine systems, the traditional focus was on the remarkable variation in offspring size among species but there is increasing focus on variation in offspring size within species. Here we review the incidence and consequences of intraspecific offspring-size variation for marine invertebrates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 60
Number of pages60
JournalAdvances in Marine Biology
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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