Adaptive Topography in Family-Structured Models of Kin Selection

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Science  07 Nov 1980:
Vol. 210, Issue 4470, pp. 667-669
DOI: 10.1126/science.210.4470.667


Adaptive topographies provide a means of summarizing the qualitative dynamics of evolution. Inclusive fitness serves as an organizing concept in much of sociobiology. Through the use of Sewall Wright's "fitness function," the theoretical equivalence of these concepts for weak selection in family-structured populations is demonstrated.