Life History, Game Theory, Optimality

P z game theory when fitness is frequency dependent

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Unformatted text preview: eory attempts to make sense of these different answers That’s the pattern, but what is the process? How can we attempt to understand why organisms answer these question one way or another? ∆p, ∆z Game theory, when fitness is frequency dependent Optimality: a purely phenotypic approach Absolutely no genetics All phenotype If something is a phenotype and can be acted on by selection, there is a genetic basis, but that doesn’t matter. Let’s just see how the phenotype evolves. Potential conflict resolution: in the long run, the G matrix will evolve and the optima are the things that truly matter. Genetics and phenotype alone will reach this. Optimality: A How- To Observe some characteristic of a species that you might reasonably expect...
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