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Populations without Reproduction

Charbonneau, Mathieu (2014) Populations without Reproduction. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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For a population to undergo evolution by natural selection, it is assumed that the constituents of the population form parent-offspring lineages, that is, that they must reproduce. I challenge this assumption by analyzing the notion of reproduction into two sub-processes that produces parent-offspring lineages between the parts of a population, that is multiplication and inheritance, and show that their population-level roles, generation and memory respectively, can be effected by processes that do not rely on such local. I further argue that these two population-level processes are necessary conditions for a population to undergo Darwinian evolution, not local parent-offspring lineages.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: evolution; inheritance; reproduction; ecological inheritance; population; lineage
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Depositing User: Dr. Mathieu Charbonneau
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2014 15:01
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2014 18:20
Item ID: 10340
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Date: 2014

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