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Evolution in Age-Structured Populations

Evolution in Age-Structured Populations

2nd Edition


Part of Cambridge Studies in Mathematical Biology

  • Date Published: June 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521459679

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  • The populations of many species of animals and plants are age-structured, i.e. the individuals present at any one time were born over a range of different times, and their fertility and survival depend on age. The properties of such populations are important for interpreting experiments and observations on the genetics of populations for animal and plant breeding, and for understanding the evolution of features of life-histories such as senescence and time of reproduction. In this new edition Brian Charlesworth provides a comprehensive review of the basic mathematical theory of the demography and genetics of age-structured populations. The mathematical level of the book is such that it will be accessible to anyone with a knowledge of basic calculus and linear algebra.

    • First edition was first book to cover this field - this edition brings ideas up to date, 1st edition received good press
    • Avoidance of complicated mathematics, but full derivations of major theoretical results given
    • Review of importance for broad spectrum of researchers in ecology, genetics, evolution, demography and gerontology
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521459679
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to first edition
    Preface to second edition
    1. Models of age-structured populations
    2. The genetics of populations without selection
    3. Selection: construction of a model and the properties of equilibrium populations
    4. Selection: dynamic aspects
    5. The evolution of life-histories
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Author

    Brian Charlesworth, University of Chicago

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