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reproductive valuereproduktiver Wert (ger.)

  • The average contribution of an individual of a specific age to the production of the next generation of individuals.  

    To what extent will persons of this age, on average, contribute to the ancestry of future generations? […] Each group may in this way be assigned its appropriate reproductive value.

    Fisher, R.A. (1930). The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection: 27-8.


    reproductive value A measure of the expected number of offspring of a female of a given age.

    Lincoln, R.J., Boxshall, G.A. & Clark, P.F. (1982). A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics: 216.