The competitive Darwin

@inproceedings{Paterson2005TheCD,
  title={The competitive Darwin},
  author={Hugh Paterson},
  booktitle={Paleobiology},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract Although Darwin was not the first to conceive directional selection as a mechanism of phenotypic change, it is his ideas that were received, and that have shaped population biology to this day. A significant change in his theoretical orientation occurred in the mid-1850s. About then he abandoned environmental selection in favor of competitive selection, and adopted relative adaptation with all its consequences as an alternative. These ideas changed his thinking fundamentally and shaped… 

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