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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
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Optimal foraging, the marginal value theorem.
  • E. Charnov
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Theoretical population biology
  • 1 April 1976
There has been much recent work on foraging that derives hypotheses from the assumption that animals are in some way optimizing in their foraging activities. Useful reviews may be found in KrebsExpand
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Effects of Size and Temperature on Metabolic Rate
We derive a general model, based on principles of biochemical kinetics and allometry, that characterizes the effects of temperature and body mass on metabolic rate. The model fits metabolic rates ofExpand
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Life History Invariants: Some Explorations of Symmetry in Evolutionary Ecology
Part 1 Introduction - invariants imply deeper symmetries: introduction (with examples) population dynamics fitness and life history evolution inheritance and sex allocation relative timing (and bodyExpand
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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
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Effects of Body Size and Temperature on Population Growth
For at least 200 years, since the time of Malthus, population growth has been recognized as providing a critical link between the performance of individual organisms and the ecology and evolution ofExpand
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Optimal Foraging: A Selective Review of Theory and Tests
We discuss the theoretical developments in optimal foraging theory and the data that permit tests of the predictions. Expand
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Optimal Foraging: Attack Strategy of a Mantid
  • E. Charnov
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 January 1976
Much recent theoretical work in foraging theory derives hypotheses from the general assumption that animals are "efficient" in their foraging activities. Useful reviews may be found in Krebs (1973),Expand
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Grandmothering, menopause, and the evolution of human life histories.
Long postmenopausal lifespans distinguish humans from all other primates. This pattern may have evolved with mother-child food sharing, a practice that allowed aging females to enhance theirExpand
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Simultaneous hermaphroditism and sexual selection.
  • E. Charnov
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1 May 1979
Theory about the evolution of sexual behavior in dioecious species is based on the general assumption that egg production is limited by a female's ability to garner resources to make eggs, not by aExpand
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