A new metric to calculate the opportunity for selection on quantitative characters

@inproceedings{Pelletier2012ANM,
  title={A new metric to calculate the opportunity for selection on quantitative characters},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Pelletier and Tim Coulson},
  year={2012}
}
Background: Evolutionary changes in natural populations can occur on ecological time scales. Investigators have become very interested in characterizing short-term fluctuations in selection pressure, in identifying the circumstances under which the opportunity for selection is greatest, and in determining whether this opportunity is realized. Aims: Introduce a new metric to explore how the opportunity for selection on the mean of a phenotypic character varies with time. Using data from two long… CONTINUE READING

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