Life History, Game Theory, Optimality

R is birth death rate annuals small seeds little

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: henotypic) and relate the trait to fitness mathematically. Now maximize fitness with respect to the trait. What are the optima for this trait? Selective advantage of a trait leads to competition What is good for the individual vs. what is good for the group. The mutation increases reproductive success, and so the life history has evolved in this population. Mutations, rather than being ALL over beneficial, just reallocates resources in a trade- off. This shows that when p(adult survives) > p(youngling survives) perennial o...
View Full Document

This document was uploaded on 03/23/2014 for the course BIOL 185 at Georgetown.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online