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The dynamics of a quantitative trait in an age-structured population living in a variable environment.

Abstract:

Time series of rapid phenotypic change have been documented in age-structured populations living in the wild. Researchers are often interested in identifying the processes responsible for such change. We derive an equation to exactly decompose change in the mean value of a phenotypic trait into contributions from fluctuations in the demographic structure and age-specific viability selection, fertility selection, phenotypic plasticity, and differences between offspring and parental trait value...

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10.1086/591693

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Tuljapurkar, S More by this author
Journal:
The American naturalist
Volume:
172
Issue:
5
Pages:
599-612
Publication date:
2008-11-05
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EISSN:
1537-5323
ISSN:
0003-0147
URN:
uuid:1f1bbb46-e64b-4d5f-af57-84fc18b4aff0
Source identifiers:
376422
Local pid:
pubs:376422

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