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What is bet-hedging, really?

Ripa, Jörgen LU ; Olofsson, Helen and Jonzén, Niclas LU (2010) In Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 277(1685). p.1153-1154
Abstract
Bet-hedging is defined as a strategy that reduces the temporal variance in fitness at the expense of a lowered arithmetic mean fitness. After a few technical points, we will here argue that this definition of bet-hedging is badly suited for models with density- and/or frequency-dependent fitness. A strict interpretation cannot be employed; possibly, a modified definition is necessary.
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277
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1153 - 1154
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1471-2954
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10.1098/rspb.2009.2023
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  abstract     = {Bet-hedging is defined as a strategy that reduces the temporal variance in fitness at the expense of a lowered arithmetic mean fitness. After a few technical points, we will here argue that this definition of bet-hedging is badly suited for models with density- and/or frequency-dependent fitness. A strict interpretation cannot be employed; possibly, a modified definition is necessary.},
  author       = {Ripa, Jörgen and Olofsson, Helen and Jonzén, Niclas},
  issn         = {1471-2954},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1685},
  pages        = {1153--1154},
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  series       = {Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  title        = {What is bet-hedging, really?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2009.2023},
  volume       = {277},
  year         = {2010},
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