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Authors

Eric Charnov

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Abstract

Background: Forty years ago, G.C. Williams predicted that reproductive effort should be inversely related to the average adult life span across species. Aim: Use allometric life-history theory to refine that prediction. Result: Reproductive effort should be inversely proportional to average adult life span, a −1 scaling rule.

Publisher

Evolutionary Ecology Research

Volume

7

First Page

1221

Last Page

1222

Language (ISO)

English

Keywords

allometry, life history, optimization, trade-offs, WilliamsΓÇÖ hypothesis

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