A theory of Fisher's reproductive value.

  title={A theory of Fisher's reproductive value.},
  author={Alan Grafen},
  journal={Journal of mathematical biology},
  volume={53 1},
  • Alan Grafen
  • Published 2006 in Journal of mathematical biology
The formal Darwinism project aims to provide a mathematically rigorous basis for optimisation thinking in relation to natural selection. This paper deals with the situation in which individuals in a population belong to classes, such as sexes, or size and/or age classes. Fisher introduced the concept of reproductive value into biology to help analyse evolutionary processes of populations divided into classes. Here a rigorously defined and very general structure justifies, and shows the unity of… CONTINUE READING

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