Adaptation in Stochastic Environments

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This volume consists of ten expository articles describing processes of evolution via natural selection in shastic environments. Maintaining an elementary level throughout,
the authors describe the latest researches in the mathematical theory of adaptation in shastic environments. Topicsdiscussed include: history of past research; fitness optimization criteria; environmental and demographic variability; life-history evolution;
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Overview

This volume consists of ten expository articles describing processes of evolution via natural selection in shastic environments. Maintaining an elementary level throughout,
the authors describe the latest researches in the mathematical theory of adaptation in shastic environments. Topicsdiscussed include: history of past research; fitness optimization criteria; environmental and demographic variability; life-history evolution;
evolutionarily stable strategies; population dynamics of age-structured populations; phenotypic plasticity and imperfect information; evolution of behavioral adaptations;
methods of quantifying environmental predictability;
genetics of conditional strategies; coexistence of multiple life-history strategies; and adaptive learning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540566816
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 6/28/1993
  • Series: Lecture Notes in Biomathematics Series , #98
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
  • Pages: 193
  • Product dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Historical Remarks.- Fitness in Random Environments.- Density Dependent Life History Evolution in Fluctuating Environments.- Life History Evolution and Population Dynamics in Variable Environments: Some Insights from Shastic Demography.- Plasticity in Fluctuating Environments.- Optimization and ESS Analysis for Populations in Shastic Environments.- Are Variable Environments Shastic? A Review of Methods to Quantify Environmental Predictability.- Modeling Selection on Conditional Strategies in Shastic Environments.- Coexistence in Shastic Environments Through a Life History Trade Off in Drosophila.- The Equilibrium Distribution of Optimal Search and Sampling Effort of Foraging Animals in Patchy Environments.- List of Contributors.

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