Comment on "The illusion of invariant quantities in life histories".

Van M. Savage, Ethan P. White, Melanie E. Moses, S. K Morgan Ernest, Brian Enquist, Eric L. Charnov

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Abstract

Nee et al. (Reports, 19 August 2005, p. 1236) used a null model to argue that life history invariants are illusions. We show that their results are largely inconsequential for life history theory because the authors confound two definitions of invariance, and rigorous analysis of their null model demonstrates that it does not match observed data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalScience
Volume312
Issue number5771
StatePublished - Apr 14 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Savage, V. M., White, E. P., Moses, M. E., Ernest, S. K. M., Enquist, B., & Charnov, E. L. (2006). Comment on "The illusion of invariant quantities in life histories". Science, 312(5771).

Comment on "The illusion of invariant quantities in life histories". / Savage, Van M.; White, Ethan P.; Moses, Melanie E.; Ernest, S. K Morgan; Enquist, Brian; Charnov, Eric L.

In: Science, Vol. 312, No. 5771, 14.04.2006.

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Savage, VM, White, EP, Moses, ME, Ernest, SKM, Enquist, B & Charnov, EL 2006, 'Comment on "The illusion of invariant quantities in life histories".', Science, vol. 312, no. 5771.
Savage VM, White EP, Moses ME, Ernest SKM, Enquist B, Charnov EL. Comment on "The illusion of invariant quantities in life histories". Science. 2006 Apr 14;312(5771).
Savage, Van M. ; White, Ethan P. ; Moses, Melanie E. ; Ernest, S. K Morgan ; Enquist, Brian ; Charnov, Eric L. / Comment on "The illusion of invariant quantities in life histories". In: Science. 2006 ; Vol. 312, No. 5771.
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