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The Evolution of Life Histories


By: Stephen C Stearns

249 pages, Figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Dec 1992 | #18431 | ISBN-13: 9780198577416
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Introduces life history evolution to postgraduate students doing research in population biology, ecology or evolutionary biology. It discusses major analytical tools, gives examples of their applications, and provides problems for discussion at the end of each chapter.

One of the most beneficial actions an adviser could take for a new graduate student in evolutionary biology would be to put Stearns" book in her or his hands and say, "Read this." Science


Prologue; Part I: Evolutionary explanation; Demography: age and stage structure; Quantitative genetics and reaction norms; Trade-offs; Lineage-specific effects; Part II: Age and size at maturity; Number and size of offspring; Reproductive lifespan and ageing; Appendices; Glossary; References; Author index; Subject index.

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