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The ecological dimension of natural selection

Aaby, Bendik (2020) The ecological dimension of natural selection. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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In this paper I argue that we should pay extra attention to the ecological dimension of natural selection. By this I mean that we should view natural selection primarily as acting on the outcomes of the interactions organisms have with their environment which influences their relative reproductive output. A consequence of this view is that natural selection is not (directly) sensitive to what system of inheritance which ensures reoccurrences of organism-environment interactions over generations. I end by showing the consequences of this view when looking at how processes like niche construction and the Baldwin effect relate to natural selection.


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Aaby, Bendikbendik.h.aaby@gmail.com0000-0003-2911-1305
Keywords: natural selection; niche construction; Baldwin effect; behavior; ecology
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Depositing User: Mr. Bendik Hellem Aaby
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2020 06:05
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2020 06:05
Item ID: 18468
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Date: 29 October 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18468

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