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dc.contributor.authorMorrison, C
dc.contributor.authorHero, JM
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:08:13Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:08:13Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.date.modified2011-09-22T06:51:39Z
dc.identifier.issn0021-8790
dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1365-2656.2003.00696.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/6031
dc.description.abstract1. This review examines the intraspecific patterns and differences in life-history traits of amphibian populations living at different altitudes and latitudes. Specifically we examined differences in development and growth (physiological constraints) and reproductive ecology (plasticity in reproductive traits). 2. Research published to date suggests that amphibian populations at higher altitudes and latitudes tend to: (a) have shorter activity periods, and hence shorter breeding seasons; (b) have longer larval periods; (c) are larger at all larval stages including metamorphosis; (d) are larger as adults; (e) reach reproductive maturity at older ages; (f) produce fewer clutches per year; (g) produce larger clutches absolutely and smaller clutches relative to body size; and (h) produce larger eggs. 3. These generalizations must be viewed with caution, due first to the small number of papers supporting them, and secondly to the inconsistent results published to date. 4. The implications of the intraspecific geographical variation in life history traits for general amphibian biology, amphibian population declines and conservation are discussed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.publisher.placeUK
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom270
dc.relation.ispartofpageto279
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Animal Ecology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume72
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistory and Archaeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAgricultural and Veterinary Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode21
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode06
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode07
dc.titleGeographic variation in life-history characteristics of amphibians: a review.
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.date.issued2003
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHero, Jean-Marc
gro.griffith.authorMorrison, Clare C.


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