Predators, energetics and fitness drive neonatal reproductive failure in red squirrels

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Abstract

This study looks are factors influencing reproductive failure in a free-ranging species over 24 years. Through the inclusion of predator abundance, and energetic and fitness costs and benefits of parental investment, we show that occurrences of reproductive failure represent a tradeoff between costs and benefits.

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