The enigma of frequency-dependent selection

Heino M, Metz JAJ, & Kaitala V (1998). The enigma of frequency-dependent selection. Trends in Ecology & Evolution DOI:10.1016/S0169-5347(98)01380-9.

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Abstract

Frequency-dependent selection is so fundamental to modern evolutionary thinking that everyone `knows' the concept. Yet the term is used to refer to different types of selection. The concept is well defined in the original context of population genetics theory, which focuses on short-term evolutionary change. The original concept becomes ambiguous, however, when used in the context of long-term evolution, where density dependence becomes essential. Weak and strong frequency dependence, as distinguished in this article, refer to two very different forms of selection.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Adaptive Dynamics Network (ADN)
Bibliographic Reference: Trends in Ecology & Evolution; 13(9):367-370 (1 September 1998)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:09
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 09:33
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/5343

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