Reproductive value in graph-structured populations
Mathematics and Statistics
Life Sciences | Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Journal of Theoretical Biology
Evolutionary graph theory has grown to be an area of intense study. Despite the amount of interest in the field, it seems to have grown separate from other subfields of population genetics and evolution. In the current work I introduce the concept of Fisher's (1930) reproductive value into the study of evolution on graphs. Reproductive value is a measure of the expected genetic contribution of an individual to a distant future generation. In a heterogeneous graph-structured population, differences in the number of connections among individuals translate into differences in the expected number of offspring, even if all individuals have the same fecundity. These differences are accounted for by reproductive value. The introduction of reproductive value permits the calculation of the fixation probability of a mutant in a neutral evolutionary process in any graph-structured population for either the moran birth–death or death–birth process.
Fixation probability, Evolutionary graph theory, Evolutionary game theory, Reproductive value
Wes Maciejewski. "Reproductive value in graph-structured populations" Journal of Theoretical Biology (2014): 285-293. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.09.032