Life History Evolution In Plants

Author: Timo Olavi Vuorisalo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402002793
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"The lack of discussion of the life histories of modular organisms is the weakness of this book that I most regret. . . . Modular organisms are different.

Mechanisms Of Life History Evolution

Author: Thomas Flatt
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191621021
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The study of life history evolution has traditionally focused on animals (Stearns
1992, Roff 2002). This is due to historical factors, such as the fact that the
pioneers in the field happened to be zoologists, and probably also due to
logistics, such as the fact that vegetative reproduction in plants makes “
individuals” harder to identify and that modular growth complicates the
measurement of life history traits (Vourisalo and Muitkainen 1999). Whatever the
reason, the study of life history ...

Parallel Problem Solving From Nature Ppsn Ix

Author: Thomas Philip Runarsson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540389903
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Life History Evolution of Virtual Plants: Trading Off Between Growth and
Reproduction Stefan Bornhofen and Claude Lattaud Laboratoire d'Intelligence
Artificielle de Paris 5 LIAP5 - CRIP5, Universit ́edeParis5 45, rue des Saints-P`
eres 75006 Paris, France Abstract. This paper presents studies on the life history
evolution of plants carried out by experimenting with a multi-agent platform of
generic virtual plants. The conducted simulations address the trade-off between
resource ...

The Evolution Of Senescence In The Tree Of Life

Author: Richard P. Shefferson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107078504
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Top researchers in the field introduce interdisciplinary perspectives on senescence, presenting new insights and cutting-edge research.

Ecology And Evolutionary Biology Of Clonal Plants

Author: Josef F. Stuefer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401713456
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This volume is the outcome of an international workshop on clonal plant biology aimed at illustrating current progress and recent developments in the scientific study of clonality in plants.

Introduction To Plant Population Biology

Author: Jonathan Silvertown
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444311158
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In Chapters 9 and 10 we explore the evolution of life history traits whose
ecological and genetic importance has been discussed earlier in the book (Table
9.1). In the present chapter we see how some of the kinds of breeding systems
that were outlined in Chapter 2 can evolve. Three fundamentally important issues
in plant populations are dealt with: (i) sex vs. apomixis; (ii) why species that
reproduce sexually go to the trouble of mating with other individuals (outcrossing)
, instead of ...

Reproductive Allocation In Plants

Author: Edward Reekie
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080454337
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Andrea L. Case, Tia-Lynn Ashman I. Introduction Female and male sex functions
incur different costs, and the balance of investment between them is an important
component of life history evolution (Charnov, 1982). In plants, relative
reproductive allocation often covaries with ecological context (Obeso, 2002) or
other life history traits (Delph, 1999; Shykoff et al., 2003). But measuring sex-
specific costs of reproduction in plants is complicated by the fact that almost all
are hermaphroditic, ...

Plant Strategies And The Dynamics And Structure Of Plant Communities

Author: David Tilman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691084893
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Although ecologists have long considered morphology and life history to be important determinants of the distribution, abundance, and dynamics of plants in nature, this book contains the first theory to predict explicitly both the evolution ...