The Red Queen

@inproceedings{Valen1977TheRQ,
  title={The Red Queen},
  author={Leigh M. van Valen},
  year={1977}
}
  • Leigh M. van Valen
  • Published 1977
  • Biology
  • Maynard Smith (1976a) has given a useful alternative derivation of the prediction, from the Red Queen's Hypothesis, of the constancy of extinction. It seems appropriate, however, to note that all his conclusions are stated or implied also in my first paper on the subject (Van Valen 1973, pp. 17-19). We therefore do not seem to be in any important disagreement, as he implies. Even his lag load (Maynard Smith 1976b) is the genetical equivalent of my ecologically based environmental load (Van… CONTINUE READING

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