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Appreciating the multiple processes increasing individual or population fitness.

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Natural selection results in adaptation for populations, not individuals. Yet environmental change can reduce the expected fitness of an individual. Selection will favor the evolution of traits that allow individuals to proactively compensate for such reduced fitness. Although several well-known processes can achieve this goal, they are still often neglected and often not clearly distinguished. To facilitate greater attention to the full range of processes by which individuals can increase their fitness, we present a classification scheme that integrates these: phenotypic change, selection of the environment, and adjustment of the environment. We outline how these individual-level processes relate to natural selection and population-level fitness. This framework may help to guide research (and teaching) about how individuals and populations may respond to environmental change.
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info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MINECO//CGL2013-49460-EXP/ES/PUEDE PRODUCIRSE LA ADAPTACION POR OTRO MECANISMO QUE POR LA SELECCION NATURAL? UNA PRUEBA EXPERIMENTAL/
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We thank Bob Holt, Erik Svensson, Niels Dingemanse, Jon Wright, Sam Scheiner, and all anonymous reviewers for useful comments and discussion. This work was supported by grants from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (RYC-2011-07889, CGL-2012-35232, CGL2013-49460-EXP, and CGL2016-79483-P to P.E., with support from the European Regional Development Fund) and from the US National Science Foundation (DEB-1456462 to D.I.B.).
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Edelaar P, Bolnick DI. Appreciating the Multiple Processes Increasing Individual or Population Fitness. Trends Ecol Evol. 2019 May;34(5):435-446. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2019.02.001. Epub 2019 Mar 5. PMID: 30850175.
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