Life History Invariants: Some Explorations of Symmetry in Evolutionary Ecology

Paperback | April 1, 1995

byEric L. Charnov

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In this book, Eric Charnov uses ideas about symmetry, invariance, and scaling laws to explore aspects of population dynamics and the evolution of male and female life histories. Charnov's work is internationally known and will attract great interest among postgraduate students and researchersin ecology, evolution, behaviour, and many other fields within organismal biology.

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In this book, Eric Charnov uses ideas about symmetry, invariance, and scaling laws to explore aspects of population dynamics and the evolution of male and female life histories. Charnov's work is internationally known and will attract great interest among postgraduate students and researchersin ecology, evolution, behaviour, and many o...

Eric L. Charnov is at University of Utah.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:182 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.43 inPublished:April 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019854071X

ISBN - 13:9780198540717

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Table of Contents

Introduction: invariants imply deeper symmetries1. Sex allocation2. Alternative life histories, mostly about males3. Indeterminate growth4. Determinate growth, mostly about mammals5. Population dynamics6. Senescence (ageing)7. FinisReferencesAuthor indexSubject index

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'Charnov's approach will be stimulating and provocative to those willing to consider his arguments carefully ... well worth the effort.'Robert E. Ricklefs, Science, Vol. 264 April 1994