Haematocrit, age and survival in a vertebrate population

Thomas Brown, Martijn Hammers, Martin Taylor, Hannah Dugdale, Jan Komdeur & David Richardson
Understanding trade-offs in wild populations is difficult, but important if we are to understand the evolution of life histories and the impact of ecological variables upon them. Markers that reflect physiological state and predict future survival would be of considerable benefit to unravelling such trade-offs and could provide insight into individual variation in senescence. However, currently used markers often yield inconsistent results. One underutilised measure is haematocrit, the proportional of blood comprising of erythrocytes, which...
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