Journal article icon

Journal article

Longevity and ageing: appraising the evolutionary consequences of growing old

Abstract:

Senescence or ageing is an increase in mortality and/or decline in fertility with increasing age. Evolutionary theories predict that ageing or longevity evolves in response to patterns of extrinsic mortality or intrinsic damage. If ageing is viewed as the outcome of the processes of behaviour, growth and reproduction then it should be possible to predict mortality rate. Recent developments have shown that it is now possible to integrate these ecological and physiological processes and predict...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

Actions


Access Document


Publisher copy:
10.1098/rstb.2005.1738

Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
More from this funder
Funding agency for:
Bonsall, M
Publisher:
Royal Society Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Journal website
Volume:
361
Issue:
1465
Pages:
119-135
Publication date:
2006-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-2970
Language:
English
Keywords:
Subjects:
UUID:
uuid:899f4369-afef-4574-8032-330e604e3938
Local pid:
ora:3796
Deposit date:
2010-05-19

Terms of use


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP