Oxidative stress and life histories: unresolved issues and current needs
John R. Speakman, Jonathan D. Blount, Anne M. Bronikowski, Rochelle Buffenstein, Caroline Isaksson, Tom B. L. Kirkwood, Pat Monaghan, Susan E. Ozanne, Michaël Beaulieu, Michael Briga, Sarah K. Carr, Louise L. Christensen, Helena M. Cochemé, Dominic L. Cram, Ben Dantzer, Jim M. Harper, Diana Jurk, Annette King, Jose C. Noguera, Karine Salin, Elin Sild, Mirre J. P. Simons, Shona Smith, Antoine Stier, Michael Tobler, Emma Vitikainen, Malcolm Peaker and Colin Selman
Article first published online: 17 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1790
The physiological basis of life history trade-offs remains elusive. One idea is that oxidative stress may be an important consequence of reproduction that links it to reduced survival. Recent work however has produced a large amount of conflicting data. We present a potential route out of the quagmire.