Fluctuating selection and dynamic adaptive landscapes

Calsbeek, Ryan, Gosden, Thomas P., Kuchta, Shawn R. and Svensson, Erik I. (2012). Fluctuating selection and dynamic adaptive landscapes. In Erik Svensson and Ryan Calsbeek (Ed.), The adaptive landscape in evolutionary biology (pp. 89-103) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595372.003.0007

Author Calsbeek, Ryan
Gosden, Thomas P.
Kuchta, Shawn R.
Svensson, Erik I.
Title of chapter Fluctuating selection and dynamic adaptive landscapes
Title of book The adaptive landscape in evolutionary biology
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
DOI 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595372.003.0007
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780199595372
Editor Erik Svensson
Ryan Calsbeek
Chapter number 7
Start page 89
End page 103
Total pages 15
Total chapters 19
Language eng
Abstract/Summary One of the central assumptions in Wright's original conception of the adaptive landscape, was that fitness remained constant through time. Decades of study have since shown that this assumption is invalid. This chapter explores how spatial and temporal variability in selection lead to dynamic shifts in adaptive landscapes. After considering a number of empirical examples of variable selection, it concludes that traits that are particularly important in biotic interactions are more likely to result in shifting landscapes. As such the chapter considers the various roles of frequency- and density dependence, sexual selection, predation, competition, phenotypic plasticity, and genetic polymorphism in affecting the strength and forms of selection. The review here supports a view of adaptive landscapes as highly dynamic and fluctuating.
Keyword Climate
Darwin's finches
Fluctuating selection
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Fri, 18 Jul 2014, 16:10:19 EST by Dr Thomas Gosden on behalf of School of Biological Sciences