David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Acta Biotheoretica 48 (2) (2000)
The relationship between Fisher's fundamental theorem of natural selection and the ecological environment of density regulation is examined. Using a linear model, it is shown that the theorem holds when density regulation is caused by exploitative competition and that the theorem fails with interference competition. In the latter case the theorem holds only at the limit of zero population density and/or at the limit where the competitively superior individuals cannot monopolise the resource. The results are discussed in relation to population dynamics and life history evolution, where evidence suggests that the level of interference competition in natural populations is so high that the fundamental theorem does not apply.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jeffry L. Hirst (2004). Hindman's Theorem, Ultrafilters, and Reverse Mathematics. Journal of Symbolic Logic 69 (1):65-72.
W. J. Ewens (2011). What is the Gene Trying to Do? British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 62 (1):155-176.
Anya Plutynski (2006). What Was Fisher's Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection and What Was It For? Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 37 (1):59-82.
Marcia J. Groszek, Michael E. Mytilinaios & Theodore A. Slaman (1996). The Sacks Density Theorem and Σ2-Bounding. Journal of Symbolic Logic 61 (2):450 - 467.
Samir Okasha (2007). Cultural Inheritance and Fisher's “Fundamental Theorem” of Natural Selection. Biological Theory 2 (3):290-299.
Thomas R. Alley (1982). Competition Theory, Evolution, and the Concept of an Ecological Niche. Acta Biotheoretica 31 (3).
Victor Harnik & Michael Makkai (1976). Applications of Vaught Sentences and the Covering Theorem. Journal of Symbolic Logic 41 (1):171-187.
Steven Buechler (1986). Maximal Chains in the Fundamental Order. Journal of Symbolic Logic 51 (2):323-326.
Mitchell Spector (1988). Ultrapowers Without the Axiom of Choice. Journal of Symbolic Logic 53 (4):1208-1219.
Samir Okasha (2008). Fisher's Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection—a Philosophical Analysis. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 59 (3):319-351.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads1 ( #433,596 of 1,098,623 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?