Modes of response to environmental change and the elusive empirical evidence for bet hedging.

@article{Simons2011ModesOR,
  title={Modes of response to environmental change and the elusive empirical evidence for bet hedging.},
  author={Andrew M. Simons},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={278 1712},
  pages={1601-9}
}
Uncertainty is a problem not only in human decision-making, but is a prevalent quality of natural environments and thus requires evolutionary response. Unpredictable natural selection is expected to result in the evolution of bet-hedging strategies, which are adaptations to long-term fluctuating selection. Despite a recent surge of interest in bet hedging, its study remains mired in conceptual and practical difficulties, compounded by confusion over what constitutes evidence for its existence… CONTINUE READING
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