Evolution in the real world: stochastic variation and the determinants of fitness in Carlina vulgaris.

@article{Rose2002EvolutionIT,
  title={Evolution in the real world: stochastic variation and the determinants of fitness in Carlina vulgaris.},
  author={Karen E. Rose and Mark Rees and Peter John Grubb},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2002},
  volume={56 7},
  pages={1416-30}
}
Empirical studies of life histories often ignore stochastic variation, despite theoretical demonstrations of its potential impact on life-history evolution. Here we use a novel approach to explore the effects of stochastic variation on life-history evolution and estimate the selection pressures operating on the monocarpic perennial Carlina vulgaris, in which flowering may be delayed by up to eight years. The approach is novel in that we use modern theoretical techniques to estimate selection… CONTINUE READING