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Figure 2

From: Explaining individual variation in patterns of mass loss in breeding birds

Figure 2

Graph showing the optimal amounts of mass tolose. This sketch (not to scale) demonstrates that the degree of mass lost to reach the optimal mass x* is greater than the loss necessary to reach the optimal parental mass x pers . Note that the shapes of the current fitness component, b(L), and the future fitness component, p(L), are arbitrarily drawn as a linear and a quadratic function here.

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