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The evolution of life histories : theory and analysis
Life history variations: a first look. Quantitative genetic background. Life history theory: a framework. Methods of analysis. The age schedules of birth and death. The cost of reproduction. Age andExpand
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Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics
  • D. Roff
  • Biology
  • Springer US
  • 31 July 1997
Preface. Introduction. Heritability. The genetic correlation. Directional selection. Directional selection and the correlated response. Directional selection and the correlated response. PhenotypicExpand
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Natural selection and the heritability of fitness components
The hypothesis that traits closely associated with fitness will generally possess lower heritabilities than traits more loosely connected with fitness is tested using 1120 narrow sense heritabilityExpand
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Phenotypic Evolution — A Reaction Norm Perspective
Every biologist interested in evolutionary biology should read this book. In a highly readable manner Schlichting and Pigliucci outline the present status of thinking on the importance of reactionExpand
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The evolution of life histories
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Life History, Evolution of
The analysis of life history evolution includes any trait that impinges on the reproductive success of an organism. More specifically, life history evolution is typically concerned with the evolutionExpand
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The statistical analysis of mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms: chi 2 and the problem of small samples.
Significance levels obtained from a chi 2 contingency test are suspect when sample sizes are small. Traditionally this has meant that data must be combined. However, such an approach may obscureExpand
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Optimizing development time in a seasonal environment: The ‘ups and downs’ of clinal variation
  • D. Roff
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • 1 May 1980
SummaryThis paper explores the problem of adapting development time to changes in the length of time conditions are favourable for growth and reproduction (‘season length’). It is shown thatExpand
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Inbreeding depression in the wild
Despite its practical application in conservation biology and evolutionary theory, the cost of inbreeding in natural populations of plants and animals remains to a large degree unknown. In thisExpand
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  • D. Roff
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 September 1986
Wing‐dimorphic insects are excellent subjects for a study of the evolution of dispersal since the nondispersing brachypterous morph is easily recognized. The purpose of this paper is to develop aExpand
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