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A theory of Fisher's reproductive value.

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The formal Darwinism project aims to provide a mathematically rigorous basis for optimisation thinking in relation to natural selection. This paper deals with the situation in which individuals in a population belong to classes, such as sexes, or size and/or age classes. Fisher introduced the concept of reproductive value into biology to help analyse evolutionary processes of populations divided into classes. Here a rigorously defined and very general structure justifies, and shows the unity ...

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10.1007/s00285-006-0376-4

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Author
Journal:
Journal of mathematical biology More from this journal
Volume:
53
Issue:
1
Pages:
15-60
Publication date:
2006-07-01
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EISSN:
1432-1416
ISSN:
0303-6812
Language:
English
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uuid:fdbc554a-3023-4424-b104-eda91f087a0a
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pubs:209211
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209211
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2013-11-16

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