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Model-based estimates of annual survival rate are preferable to observed maximum lifespan statistics for use in comparative life-history studies

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Abstract

Estimates of longevity are available for many animals, and are commonly used in comparative life-history analyses. We suggest that annual survival rate is more appropriate life history parameter for most comparative life history analyses. Observed maximum longevities were not correlated with the annual survival rate estimates and appear to be unstable over time. We recommend that observed maximum lifespans not be used in life history analyses.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Model-based estimates of annual survival rate are preferable to observed maximum lifespan statistics for use in comparative life-history studies
Series title:
Oikos
Volume
56
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
203-208
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
203
Last page:
208
Number of Pages:
6