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2/7/12 lecture11.html 1/1 C:/Users/JIMMIN~1/AppData/Local/Temp/Rar$EX04.857/«/lecture11.html EEB 122: Principles of Evolution, Ecolog\ and Behavior Lecture 11 - Life History Evolution << previous session _ next session >> OYeUYieZ: Life history covers three main classes of traits in organisms: age and size at maturity, number and size of offspring, and lifespan and reproductive investment. Organisms must make tradeoffs among these traits that typically cause them to come to evolutionary equilibrium at intermediate values. Life history traits are evolutionary solutions to the ecological problems of the risk of mortality and the acquisition of food, and they are expressed in reaction norms that determine the particular traits that
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Unformatted text preview: an organism will exhibit when its genes encounter a specific environment during development. Reading aVVignmenW: Stearns, Stephen C. and Rolf Hoekstra. EYolXWion: An InWrodXcWion , chapter 10 ClaVV lecWXUe: ReVoXUceV: You may view the Yale Galapagos site at: http://cmi2.yale.edu/galapagosĀ±public Yale University 2009. Some rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated on this page or on the Open Yale Courses website, all content on this page is licensed under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course EEB 122 taught by Professor Stephenstearns during the Spring '09 term at Yale.

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