Mobility costs and energy uptake mediate the effects of morphological traits on species’ distribution and abundance

Stefan Pinkert, Nicolas Friess, Dirk Zeuss, Martin Gossner, Roland Brandl & Stefan Brunzel
Individuals of large or dark-colored ectothermic species often have a higher reproduction and activity than small or light-colored ones. However, investments into body size or darker colors should negatively affect the fitness of individuals as they increase their growth and maintenance costs. Thus, it is unlikely that morphological traits directly affect species’ distribution and abundance. Yet, this simplification is frequently made in trait-based ecological analyses. Here, we integrated the energy allocation strategies of species into...
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