A more fundamental theorem of natural selection?

Fisher Memorial lecture 2018 by Joe Felsenstein
A more fundamental theorem of natural selection?
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One of the highlights of The 51st Population Genetics Group meeting in Bristol this January was Prof. Joe Felsenstein's Fisher Memorial Lecture on "Is there a more fundamental theorem of natural selection?". This was posted on Youtube last week, and is a must-watch for anyone interested in evolutionary "grand theory".

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Go to the profile of Joachim
over 4 years ago

Is alpha simply the portion of solar energy that hits the biosphere (or species) or is it that part of the solar energy reaching it that the biosphere manages to assimilate? Also, is alpha assumed to be constant or variable?

Go to the profile of Joachim
over 4 years ago

Also, is Lambda only the loss as heat of energy that has previously been assimilated by the biosphere or that loss plus the part of solar energy that is transformed into heat directly aftr having hit the the biosphere?