Adaptive Strategies

  • Klaus Stern
  • Laurence Roche
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 6)


Every definition of the adaptive value of populations entails difficulties and uncertainties. The adaptive value cannot be derived easily from the coefficient of selection, but this is only one of the difficulties. Every function that may be useful to define the adaptive value is valid only for a particular usually narrow, situation. Meaningful results can only be expected where the definition reflects the actual process of adaptation correctly. The principal difficulties appear to lie in the fact that adaptation to different environments imposes different demands upon the population, which, in turn, may have several possible solutions at its disposal.


Forest Tree Effective Population Size Adaptive Strategy Additive Genetic Variance Marginal Population 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Stern
    • 1
  • Laurence Roche
    • 2
  1. 1.Büsgenweg 2Federal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Department of ForestryUniversity of IbadanIbadanNigeria

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