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February, 1992 R. A. Fisher and Evolutionary Theory
Samuel Karlin
Statist. Sci. 7(1): 13-33 (February, 1992). DOI: 10.1214/ss/1177011441


R. A. Fisher, apart from his fundamental contributions to statistical science, fostered many developments of theoretical evolutionary science. In commemoration of Fisher's birth centenary (1991), this paper highlights several of Fisher's interests in evolutionary processes. These include the "Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection," studies on the phenomenon of an even sex ratio in natural populations, the "runaway process" of sexual selection and models of polygenic inheritance. Some historical discussions and perspectives on evolutionary science and the Fisher legacy are also presented.


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Samuel Karlin. "R. A. Fisher and Evolutionary Theory." Statist. Sci. 7 (1) 13 - 33, February, 1992.


Published: February, 1992
First available in Project Euclid: 19 April 2007

zbMATH: 0955.01508
MathSciNet: MR1173415
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/ss/1177011441

Rights: Copyright © 1992 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Vol.7 • No. 1 • February, 1992
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