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Looking for a needle in a haystack: inference about individual fitness components in a heterogeneous population
Oikos (2013)
  • Emmanuelle Cam
  • David N. Koons, Utah State University
Abstract
Studies of wild vertebrates have provided evidence of substantial differences in lifetime reproduction among individuals and the sequences of life history ‘states’ during life (breeding, nonbreeding, etc.). Such differences may reflect ‘fixed’ differences in fitness components among individuals determined before, or at the onset of reproductive life. Many retrospective life history studies have translated this idea by assuming a ‘latent’ unobserved heterogeneity resulting in a fixed hierarchy among individuals in fitness components. Alternatively, fixed differences among individuals are not necessarily needed to account for observed levels of individual heterogeneity in life histories.
Disciplines
Publication Date
May, 2013
Citation Information
Emmanuelle Cam and David N. Koons. "Looking for a needle in a haystack: inference about individual fitness components in a heterogeneous population" Oikos Vol. 122 Iss. 5 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_koons/66/