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Density dependence, lifespan and the evolutionary dynamics of longevity

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Longevity is a life-history trait that is shaped by natural selection. Evolution will shape mortality trajectories and lifespans, but until now the evolutionary analysis of longevity is based principally on a density-independent (Euler-Lotka) framework. The effects of density dependence on the evolution of lifespan and mortality remain largely unexplored. We investigate the influence of different population demographies on the evolution of longevity, and show how these can be linked to adapti...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.tpb.2008.10.003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Mathematical Ecology Research Group
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
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Institution:
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Department:
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
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Bonsall, M
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Theoretical Population Biology Journal website
Volume:
75
Issue:
1
Pages:
46-55
Publication date:
2009-02-01
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ISSN:
0040-5809
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English
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Deposit date:
2010-02-09

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