Comment on "The illusion of invariant quantities in life histories".

Van M. Savage, Ethan P. White, Melanie E. Moses, S. K.Morgan Ernest, Brian J. Enquist, Eric L. Charnov

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Nee et al. (Reports, 19 August 2005, p. 1236) used a null model to argue that life history invariants are illusions. We show that their results are largely inconsequential for life history theory because the authors confound two definitions of invariance, and rigorous analysis of their null model demonstrates that it does not match observed data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198; author reply 198
Issue number5771
StatePublished - Apr 14 2006

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