Transgenerational phenotypic plasticity links breeding phenology with offspring life-history.

Alex Richter-Boix, Germán Orizaola, Anssi Laurila. Ecology 2014. Preprints. he timing of seasonal life-history events is assumed to evolve to synchronize life cycles with the availability of resources. Temporal variation in breeding time can have severe fitness consequences for the offspring, but the interplay between adult reproductive decisions and offspring phenotypes remains poorly understood. Transgenerational plasticity (TGP) is a potential mechanism allowing rapid responses to environmental change. Leer más.