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Density dependence, lifespan and the evolutionary dynamics of longevity.

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Longevity is a life-history trait that is shaped by natural selection. Evolution will shape mortality trajectories and lifespans, but until now the evolutionary analysis of longevity is based principally on a density-independent (Euler-Lotka) framework. The effects of density dependence on the evolution of lifespan and mortality remain largely unexplored. We investigate the influence of different population demographies on the evolution of longevity, and show how these can be linked to adapti...

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10.1016/j.tpb.2008.10.003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Theoretical population biology
Volume:
75
Issue:
1
Pages:
46-55
Publication date:
2009-02-05
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EISSN:
1096-0325
ISSN:
0040-5809
URN:
uuid:eb9e99ac-a846-42c2-be2d-a141f10f8bfd
Source identifiers:
209472
Local pid:
pubs:209472

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