•A larger percentage of birds in the study population laid 8 – 9 eggs but this resulted in lower survival of the young. What factors might keep the birds from maximizing their reproductive output?
•Do your results support or reject your hypothesis? Explain.
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This material may consist of step-by-step explanations on how to solve a problem or examples of proper writing, including the use of citations, references, bibliographies, and formatting. This material is made available for the sole purpose of studying and learning - misuse is strictly forbidden.To some experts, it appears that tropical birds seem to lay fewer eggs than birds in other non-tropical environments. This is suggested due to latitude conditions of various bird species. Although natural selection would theoretically increase the number of eggs laid by the birds over a long course of time, it seems the hypothesis made by one individual would only cause the birds to produce the needed number of eggs to keep the bird population stable. This, of course, did not catch on amongst the scientific community and Lack proposed the Theory of Optimal Clutch ...