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Reproductive value (population genetics)
Fisher's reproductive value was defined by R. A. Fisher (1930) as the expected reproduction of an individual from their current age onward, given that they have survived to their current age. It is used in describing populations with age structure.
Additional recommended knowledge
Consider a species with a life history table with survival and reproductive parameters given by and mx, where
Depending on whether the breeding is discrete or continuous, Fisher's reproductive value is calculated as
the net reproductive rate of the population.
The average age of a reproducing adult is the generation time and is
Fisher, R. A. (1930) The genetical theory of natural selection. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
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