Female-biased sex ratios in marine pelagic copepods: Comment on Gusmao et al. (2013)

Andrew G. Hirst, D Bonnet, DVP Conway, Thomas Kiørboe

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Abstract

Gusmao et al. (2013; Mar Ecol Prog Ser 482:279-298) review causes of sex ratio skew in pelagic copepods and in doing so repeatedly dispute the paper of Hirst et al. (2010) ‘Does predation control adult sex ratios and longevities in marine pelagic copepods?’ Here we respond to some important errors in their citation of our paper and briefly highlight where future work is needed in order to attribute the causes of strong sex ratio skew seen in some copepod families
Original languageEnglish
JournalMarine Ecology Progress Series
Volume489
Pages (from-to)297-298
ISSN0171-8630
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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