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dc.contributor.authorHealy, Kevin
dc.contributor.authorEzard, Thomas H. G.
dc.contributor.authorJones, Owen R.
dc.contributor.authorSalguero-Gómez, Roberto
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Yvonne M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-20T11:09:49Z
dc.date.available2020-01-20T11:09:49Z
dc.date.issued2019-07-08
dc.identifier.citationHealy, Kevin, Ezard, Thomas H. G., Jones, Owen R., Salguero-Gómez, Roberto, & Buckley, Yvonne M. (2019). Animal life history is shaped by the pace of life and the distribution of age-specific mortality and reproduction. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 3(8), 1217-1224. doi: 10.1038/s41559-019-0938-7en_IE
dc.identifier.issn2397-334X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/15710
dc.description.abstractAnimals exhibit an extraordinary diversity of life history strategies. These realized combinations of survival, development and reproduction are predicted to be constrained by physiological limitations and by trade-offs in resource allocation. However, our understanding of these patterns is restricted to a few taxonomic groups. Using demographic data from 121 species, ranging from humans to sponges, we test whether such trade-offs universally shape animal life history strategies. We show that, after accounting for body mass and phylogenetic relatedness, 71% of the variation in animal life history strategies can be explained by life history traits associated with the fast-slow continuum (pace of life) and with a second axis defined by the distribution of age-specific mortality hazards and the spread of reproduction. While we found that life history strategies are associated with metabolic rate and ecological modes of life, surprisingly similar life history strategies can be found across the phylogenetic and physiological diversity of animals.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThis publication has emanated from research conducted with the financial support of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI grant no. 15/ERCD/2803 to Y.M.B.), the Natural Environment Research Council (grant no. NE/M018458/1 to R.S.-G.) and the Australian Research Council (grant no. DE140100505 to R.S.-G.). O.R.J. is supported by the Danish Council for Independent Research (grant no. 6108-00467B). We thank the Laboratory of Evolutionary Biodemography at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research for support, development and curation of the COMADRE Animal Matrix Database.en_IE
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dc.publisherNature Research (part of Springer Nature)en_IE
dc.relation.ispartofNature Ecology & Evolutionen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
dc.subjectFAST-SLOW CONTINUUMen_IE
dc.subjectNATURAL-SELECTIONen_IE
dc.subjectGENERATION TIMEen_IE
dc.subjectEVOLUTIONen_IE
dc.subjectTRAITSen_IE
dc.subjectVERTEBRATEen_IE
dc.subjectRATESen_IE
dc.subjectCONSEQUENCESen_IE
dc.subjectCOVARIATIONen_IE
dc.subjectHYPOTHESESen_IE
dc.titleAnimal life history is shaped by the pace of life and the distribution of age-specific mortality and reproductionen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2020-01-17T16:12:44Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41559-019-0938-7
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0938-7en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.contributor.funderScience Foundation Irelanden_IE
dc.contributor.funderNatural Environment Research Councilen_IE
dc.contributor.funderAustralian Research Councilen_IE
dc.contributor.funderDanish Council for Independent Researchen_IE
dc.internal.rssid17202948
dc.local.contactKevin Healy. Email: kevin.healy@nuigalway.ie
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dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI ERC Development Programme/15/ERCD/2803/IE/POPSTAR-SFI: Plant population strategy and response to the environment/en_IE
dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/RCUK/NERC/NE/M018458/1/GB/The role of trade-offs in the evolution of senescence/en_IE
dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ARC/Discovery Early Career Researcher Award/DE140100505/AU/Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE140100505/en_IE
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