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By Jin Yoshimura, Colin W. Clark

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The classical concept of common choice, as built via Fisher, Haldane, and 'Wright, and their fans, is in a feeling a statistical conception. on the whole the classical concept assumes that the underlying atmosphere within which evolution transpires is either consistent and good - the idea is during this feel deterministic. in fact, however, nature is sort of continually altering and risky. we don't but own an entire thought of ordinary choice in stochastic environ­ ments. maybe it's been idea that this sort of conception is unimportant, or that it'd be too tricky. Our personal view is that the time is now ripe for the advance of a probabilistic thought of traditional choice. the current quantity is an try and offer an undemanding creation to this probabilistic conception. each one writer used to be requested to con­ tribute an easy, easy advent to his or her forte, together with vigorous discussions and hypothesis. we are hoping that the ebook contributes extra to the knowledge of the jobs of "Chance and Necessity" (Monod 1971) as built-in elements of variation in nature.

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Optimization and ESS analysis for populations in stochastic environments. (This volume). Cohen, D. 1966. Optimising reproduction in a randomly varying environment, J. Theoret. Bioi. 12:119-129. Cohen, D. 1967. Optimising reproduction in a randomly varying environment when a correlation may exist between the conditions at the time a choice has to be made and the subsequent outcome, J. Theoret. Bioi. 16:1-14. Cohen, D. and S. Levin. 1987. The intreraction between dispersal and dormancy strategies in varying and heterogeneous environments.

0, N = Kl - this is the case of stable environment. -- In >'1 Obviously, for V(N) ronmental fluctuation, however, provides V(N) density (15) Envi- > 0 and therefore leads to an average (16) because of inequality (10). Now strategy 2 has a positive boundary growth rate if ~2 which is satisfied if = -c(N 1 -K2 ) > 0 Nl < K2 (17) We can conclude from (14) and (17) that the two strategies are able to coexist if Nl

Since features (a) - (c) are detached, the concept of optimality generally becomes meaningless. Lacking an optimal strategy it is straightforward to investigate features (a) - (d) separately. Features (a), (c) and (d) concern only the initial increase of a rare strategy in a given established population, while (b) regards the much more complicated problem of dynamics of mixed populations. Ad(a). Initial increase of a rare strategy Xr emerging in very low frequency in an established stationary population is covered by its boundary growth rate In >'(x r , et, Nt), where averaging is taken on the stationary joint distribution (et, Nt) of the established population.

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