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The quantitative genetic theory of parental effects

Jarrod Hadfield

in The Evolution of Parental Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199692576
eISBN:
9780191774737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692576.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter provides a tutorial-style review of quantitative genetic models involving parental effects, with special emphasis on the meaning of the selection parameters and how they should be ... More


Migration Muddles in Prehistory: The Distinction between Model-Bound and Model-Free Methods

Susan R. Frankenberg and Lyle W. Konigsberg

in Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036076
eISBN:
9780813041780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036076.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter assesses how migration patterns can be detected in bioarchaeological and paleoanthropological contexts. Using quantitative genetic models and simulation methods, it demonstrates that ... More


The Genetics and Evolutionary Consequences of Maternal Effects

James M. Cheverud and Jason B. Wolf

in Maternal Effects in Mammals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501192
eISBN:
9780226501222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501222.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter examines the influence of maternal effects on genetics and evolution. It defines maternal effects as the effects of the environment provided by the mother on the development of her ... More


Between Development and Evolution: How to Model Cultural Change

Eva Jablonka

in The Evolution of Cultural Entities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197262627
eISBN:
9780191771989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262627.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores how the Darwinian model of evolution emerged as a major organising concept for explaining cultural change. It considers the application of the general framework of selection ... More


Variation I: Genetics

Gil G. Rosenthal

in Mate Choice: The Evolution of Sexual Decision Making from Microbes to Humans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691150673
eISBN:
9781400885466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150673.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews the main approaches for characterizing preference genetics. Approaches to understanding the genetics underlying preferences (or any other phenotype) take two broad forms. The ... More


Populations in Statistical Genetic Modelling and Inference

Daniel John Lawson

in Population in the Human Sciences: Concepts, Models, Evidence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199688203
eISBN:
9780191767500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688203.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews approaches to how populations of sexually reproducing individuals are defined statistically via genetic criteria. It addresses the question of whether there is a meaningful and ... More


A Theoretical Overview of Genetic Maternal Effects: Evolutionary Predictions and Empirical Tests with Mammalian Data

Michael J. Wade, Nicholas K. Priest, and Tami E. Cruickshank

in Maternal Effects in Mammals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501192
eISBN:
9780226501222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501222.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter reviews recent theoretical advances in relation to maternal-effect genes and the theory of relaxed selective constraint (RSC). It explains how to test theoretical predictions using ... More


Sexual Selection

Richard Mcelreath and Robert Boyd

in Mathematical Models of Social Evolution: A Guide for the Perplexed

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226558264
eISBN:
9780226558288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558288.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sexual selection refers to selection on individuals of the non-limiting sex (usually males) caused by differential access to the limiting sex (usually females). Following Julian Huxley, most people ... More


Alternative phenotypes within mating systems

Bruno A. Buzatto, Joseph L. Tomkins, and Leigh W. Simmons

in The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199678020
eISBN:
9780191788987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678020.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

Phenotypic plasticity is widespread in insect development, life history, physiology, and behaviour. Plastic responses to environmental and social conditions are central to the remarkable adaptability ... More


Animal Communication

Richard Mcelreath and Robert Boyd

in Mathematical Models of Social Evolution: A Guide for the Perplexed

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226558264
eISBN:
9780226558288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558288.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The basic premise of game theory is that social life is like a giant game. If this is true, it is also true that life is less like chess and more like poker. In games like chess, information is ... More


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