The Demographic Transition Influences Variance in Fitness and Selection on Height and BMI in Rural Gambia

TitleThe Demographic Transition Influences Variance in Fitness and Selection on Height and BMI in Rural Gambia
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsCourtiol, Alexandre, Rickard Ian J., Lummaa Virpi, Prentice Andrew M., Fulford Anthony J. C., and Stearns Stephen C.
JournalCurrent biology : CBCurrent biology : CB
Volume23
Pagination884-889
Date PublishedJun
Accession Number23623548
Abstract

Recent human history is marked by demographic transitions characterized by declines in mortality and fertility [1]. By influencing the variance in those fitness components, demographic transitions can affect selection on other traits [2]. Parallel to changes in …

Short TitleCurr Biol