The Evolution of Life Histories under Pleiotropic Constraints and K-Selection
Caswell (1978) formulated a generalized sensitivity measure of population growth rate to changes in life history parameters. His measure is based upon certain inner products involving v, the reproductive value vector (the dominant row eigenvector of the Leslie matrix), and s, the stable age distribution vector (the dominant column eigenvector). Let L be a Leslie matrix and dL be a matrix whose elements are differential perturbations of the elements of L.
KeywordsLife History Life History Parameter Life History Theory Life History Evolution Leslie Matrix
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