Biology Faculty & Staff Publications
The concept of lifetime reproductive effort[LRE] is defined for arbitrary age structured populations. Optimal life history theory with metabolic production constraints is developed to predict the numeric value of LRE; This is tested with large data sets for mammals and lizards.
University of Chicago Press
Reproduction, Mammals, Lizards, Metabolic Ecology
American Naturalist 170 : E129-E142 (2007)