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The theory of sex allocation.
  • E. Charnov
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Monographs in population biology
  • 1 October 1984
This book is the first comprehensive treatment of sex allocation from the standpoint of modern evolutionary theory. It shows how the determination of sex ratio, resource allocation to sperm versusExpand
Optimal foraging, the marginal value theorem.
  • E. Charnov
  • Mathematics, Medicine
  • Theoretical population biology
  • 1 April 1976
TLDR
This paper will develop a model for the use of a “patchy habitat” by an optimal predator and depresses the availability of food to itself so that the amount of food gained for time spent in a patch of type i is hi(T), where the function rises to an asymptote. Expand
Effects of Size and Temperature on Metabolic Rate
TLDR
A general model is derived, based on principles of biochemical kinetics and allometry, that characterizes the effects of temperature and body mass on metabolic rate of microbes, ectotherms, endotherms (including those in hibernation), and plants in temperatures ranging from 0° to 40°C. Expand
Life History Invariants: Some Explorations of Symmetry in Evolutionary Ecology
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The invariants imply deeper symmetries: fitness and life history evolution inheritance and sex allocation relative timing (and body size) variables life history theory for the a.M number allometry philogenetic methods book layout - a short summary. Expand
Feedback with soil biota contributes to plant rarity and invasiveness in communities
Science 286, 2165–2169 (1999). 23. Ochman, H. & Moran, N. A. Genes lost and genes found: Evolution of bacterial pathogenesis and symbiosis. Science 292, 1096–1099 (2001). 24. Brosius, J., Dull, T J.Expand
Effects of Body Size and Temperature on Population Growth
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A theory shows how the intrinsic rate of exponential population growth depends on individual metabolic rate and resource supply rate, and makes explicit the relationship between rates of resource supply in the environment and rates of production of new biomass and individuals. Expand
Optimal Foraging: A Selective Review of Theory and Tests
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The general conclusion is that the simple models so far formulated are supported are supported reasonably well by available data and that the author is optimistic about the value both now and in the future of optimal foraging theory. Expand
Optimal Foraging: Attack Strategy of a Mantid
  • E. Charnov
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 January 1976
TLDR
A simple model of breadth of diet for a randomencounter situation is developed and compared to the behavior of a real predator, the mantid, Hierodula crassa, to show that this mantid supports the predicted behavior. Expand
Grandmothering, menopause, and the evolution of human life histories.
TLDR
This hypothesis also accounts for the authors' late maturity, small size at weaning, and high fertility, and has implications for past human habitat choice and social organization and for ideas about the importance of extended learning and paternal provisioning in human evolution. Expand
Simultaneous hermaphroditism and sexual selection.
  • E. Charnov
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1 May 1979
TLDR
It is suggested that egg production by simultaneous hermaphrodites also obeys this principle-that fertilized eggproduction by an individual is not limited by sperm availability, but by resources allocated to eggs. Expand
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