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Evolution Of Life Histories

Theory and Analysis

by Derek A. Roff

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Published by Springer .
Written in English


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Number of Pages548
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ISBN 100412023814
ISBN 109780412023811


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The Evolution of Life Histories. This Evolution Of Life Histories book introduces life history evolution to postgraduate students just beginning their research in population biology, ecology, or evolutionary biology.

It discusses major analytical tools, gives examples of their applications, and provides problems for discussion at. This book is the Evolution Of Life Histories book comprehensive summary of life-history evolution, a field that holds a central position in modern ecology, evolution, and population biology.

The book offers an up-to-date description of the analytical tools used in evolutionary explanation: demographics, quantitative genetics, reaction norms, trade-offs, and phylogenetic/comparative analysis. "The lack of discussion of the life histories of modular organisms is the weakness of this book that I most regret Modular organisms are different.

" S. Steams: The Evolution of Life Histories () Life-history theory endeavours to increase our understanding of the processe,s whereby. The evolutionary history of life on Earth traces the processes by which living and fossil organisms evolved, from the earliest emergence of life to the present.

Earth formed about billion years (Ga) ago and evidence suggests life emerged prior to Ga. (Although there is some evidence of life as early as to Ga, it remains controversial due to the possible non-biological.

This book offers the first comprehensive summary of life-history evolution, a field that holds a central position in modern ecology and evolutionary biology. Structured for teaching, with problem sets at the end of each chapter, the contents will interest all biologists wishing to understand the evolution of the life cycle and the causes of phenotypic variation in fitness.

The most significant advent was the evolution of cyanobacteria or blue-green algae, around billion years ago, which generated oxygen and changed the chemistry of first the oceans and then the atmosphere.

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The text, under the editorship of Stephen Jay Gould, provides a thorough understanding of the latest research and is accompanied by paintings prepared especially for this book/5. Life history theory seeks to explain the evolution of the major features of life cycles by analyzing the ecological factors that shape age-specific schedules of growth, reproduction, and survival and by investigating the trade-offs that constrain the evolution of these traits.

Although life history theory has made enormous progress in explaining the diversity of life history strategies among. Introduction. The following introduction summarizes the key aspects of the natural history of the genus is far from exhaustive. Because much of the biology has been studied over the past years and is considered to be common knowledge, I give no references to specific studies in most by: The Evolution of Life Histories does this by showing that natural selection is the principal underlying force molding life history variation.

The book describes in particular the ways in which variation can be analyzed and predicted. It covers both the genetic and optimization approaches to life history analysis and gives an overview of the.

This book introduces the evolution of life histories. It discusses both the macroevolutionary framework and the microevolutionary conditions that determine how life histories evolve. Consider a zygote that is about to begin its life and imagine that all opportunities are.

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Abstract. The fitness of organisms is the primary focus of evolutionary biology. Since the fittest are those which provide more descendants to future generations than their competitors, and fitness is largely determined by the age-dependent schedule of behavior, birth, death, and development rates, life histories are adaptations of unique importance to the analysis of Darwinian evolution Cited by: 6.

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Bloort, an alien scientist, has been summoned by King Floorish to explain the theory of evolution.4/5. Steams: The Evolution of Life Histories () Life-history theory endeavours to increase our understanding of the processe,s whereby the broad features of the life cycles of organisms, such as the timing and magnitude of reproduction, have evolved.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "This volume is the result of a symposium entitled 'Variation in Life Histories: Genetics and Evolutionary Processes' sponsored by the Program in Evolutionary Ecology and Behavior of the University of Iowa and held in Iowa City on October 13 "--Preface. Book: The evolution of life histories: theory and analysis.

+ pp.; hardback ref pp. of Abstract: This book contains chapters entitled: life history size size Subject Category: PropertiesCited by: JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. 1. Introduction. The term ‘life-history theory’ has become a familiar one.

It is found as a short-hand way of introducing expectations and predictions in papers from ecology and evolutionary biology [1–3], but also psychology [4–7], anthropology [], public health [], criminology [] and even accountancy [].Life-history theory has recently been characterized as offering the unifying meta Cited by: 5.

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In r/K selection theory, selective pressures are hypothesised to drive evolution in one of two generalized directions: r- or K-selection.

These terms, r and K, are drawn from standard ecological algebra as illustrated in the simplified Verhulst model of population dynamics: = (−) where N is the population, r is the maximum growth rate, K is the carrying capacity of the local environment, and.

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Early evolution of life - as revealed by elucidation of biochemical pathways, molecular phylogeny, the study of Precambrian sediments and fossils and of major innovations in microbial evolution - forms a second focus.

The journal presents experimental papers, theoretical articles. Life history theory is an analytical framework designed to study the diversity of life history strategies used by different organisms throughout the world, as well as the causes and results of the variation in their life cycles.

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