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An ecologist's guide to the animal model

Wilson, Alastair J.; Reale, Denis; Clements, Michelle N.; Morrissey, Michael M.; Postma, Erik; Walling, Craig A.; Kruuk, Loeske; Nussey, Daniel H.


1. Efforts to understand the links between evolutionary and ecological dynamics hinge on our ability to measure and understand how genes influence phenotypes, fitness and population dynamics. Quantitative genetics provides a range of theoretical and empirical tools with which to achieve this when the relatedness between individuals within a population is known. 2. A number of recent studies have used a type of mixed-effects model, known as the animal model, to estimate the genetic component of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Animal Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2009.01639.x


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