Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
- Hamilton's indicators of the force of selectionAnnette Baudisch
Laboratory of Survival and Longevity, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Konrad Zuse Strasse 1, Rostock, Mecklenburg D 18057, Germany
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:8263-8. 2005..The results also suggest that mutation accumulation may be relatively unimportant over most of the reproductive lifespan of any species...
- Human mortality improvement in evolutionary contextOskar Burger
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, D 18057 Rostock, Germany
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:18210-4. 2012..This observed plasticity in age-specific risk of death is at odds with conventional theories of aging...
- Birds do it, bees do it, we do it: contributions of theoretical modelling to understanding the shape of ageing across the tree of lifeAnnette Baudisch
Max Planck Research Group Modelling the Evolution of Ageing, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany
Gerontology 58:481-9. 2012..With these insights, theoretical models contribute to hypotheses about which species may follow life history strategies of negligible or negative ageing...
- Mutation accumulation may be a minor force in shaping life history traitsMaciej Jan Dańko
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany
PLoS ONE 7:e34146. 2012..These results suggest that life histories are largely determined by adaptive processes. The non-adaptive process of mutation accumulation seems to be unimportant at evolutionarily relevant ages...
- The case for negative senescenceJames W Vaupel
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Konrad Zuse Str 1 D 18057 Rostock, Germany
Theor Popul Biol 65:339-51. 2004..More generally, our models contribute to understanding of the evolutionary and demographic forces that mold the age-trajectories of mortality, fertility and growth...