Steven A. Frank

University of California, Irvine

Professor

Dept Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Irvine, CA 92697-2525

United States

http://stevefrank.org

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SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (17)

1.

How to Read Probability Distributions as Statements About Process

Frank, S. A. 2014. How to read probability distributions as statements about process. Entropy 16:6059-6098, doi:10.3390/e16116059.
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2014
Steven A. Frank
University of California, Irvine
Downloads 23 (387,140)

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2.

Natural Selection: II - Developmental Variability and Evolutionary Rate

Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Vol. 24, No. 11, pp. 2310-2320, November 2011
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 16 Dec 2011
Steven A. Frank
University of California, Irvine
Downloads 20 (405,709)

Abstract:

evolutionary theory, development

3.

Natural Selection: IV - The Price Equation

Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Vol. 25:1002-1019 (2012)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 06 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 18 May 2012
Steven A. Frank
University of California, Irvine
Downloads 17 (425,817)
Citation 1

Abstract:

population genetics, mathematical models, fundamental theorem, invariance expressions

4.

A General Model of the Public Goods Dilemma

Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 1245-1250, June 2010
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 16 Dec 2011
Steven A. Frank
University of California, Irvine
Downloads 17 (410,631)

Abstract:

social evolution, group selection, kin selection, life history

5.

Measurement Invariance, Entropy, and Probability

Entropy, Vol. 12, pp. 289-303, 2010
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 Dec 2011
Steven A. Frank and Eric Smith
University of California, Irvine and Santa Fe Institute - Economics
Downloads 16 (441,143)

Abstract:

information theory, probability, maximum entropy

6.

A Simple Derivation and Classification of Common Probability Distributions Based on Information Symmetry and Measurement Scale

Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Vol. 24, pp. 469-484, 2011
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 16 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2011
Steven A. Frank and Eric Smith
University of California, Irvine and Santa Fe Institute - Economics
Downloads 15 (451,214)

Abstract:

information theory, probability, maximum entropy

7.

Natural Selection. III. Selection Versus Transmission and the Levels of Selection

Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 2012
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 16 Dec 2011
Steven A. Frank
University of California, Irvine
Downloads 11 (456,366)
Citation 1

Abstract:

evolutionary theory, group selection

8.

Natural Selection: I: Variable Environments and Uncertain Returns on Investment

Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Vol. 24, pp. 2299-2309, 2011
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 16 Dec 2011
Steven A. Frank
University of California, Irvine
Downloads 11 (466,508)

Abstract:

evolution, uncertainty, economic theory

9.

Evolutionary Foundations of Cooperation and Group Cohesion

GAMES, GROUPS, AND THE GLOBAL GOOD, pp. 3-40, S. A. Levin, ed. Springer-Verlag, 2009
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Dec 2011
Steven A. Frank
University of California, Irvine
Downloads 11 (461,550)
Citation 1

Abstract:

evolution, social behavior, cooperation, game theory

10.

The Inductive Theory of Natural Selection

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 05 Dec 2014
Steven A. Frank
University of California, Irvine
Downloads 10 (410,631)

Abstract:

evolution, information

11.

Natural Selection: VI - Partitioning the Information in Fitness and Characters by Path Analysis

Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26, 2013, DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12066
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 23 Jan 2013
Steven A. Frank
University of California, Irvine
Downloads 10 (461,550)
Citation 1

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12.

Natural Selection Maximizes Fisher Information

Natural selection maximizes Fisher information. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Vol. 22, pp. 231-244, 2009
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 16 Dec 2011
Steven A. Frank
University of California, Irvine
Downloads 8 (486,560)
Citation 6

Abstract:

evolution, Fisher's fundamental theorem, information theory, population genetics

13.

Natural Selection V. How to Read the Fundamental Equations of Evolutionary Change in Terms of Information Theory

Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25:2377-2396 (2012)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2013
Steven A. Frank
University of California, Irvine
Downloads 7 (476,706)
Citation 1

Abstract:

evolution, information theory, natural selection

14.

The Common Patterns of Nature

The common patterns of nature. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Vol. 22, pp. 1563-1585, 2009
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 16 Dec 2011
Steven A. Frank
University of California, Irvine
Downloads 7 (491,246)
Citation 2

Abstract:

information theory, probability, maximum entropy, evolution, genetics

15.

Natural Selection: VII - History and Interpretation of Kin Selection Theory

Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26 (2013)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 May 2013
Steven A. Frank
University of California, Irvine
Downloads 4 (495,846)

Abstract:

Evolution, Social Behavior, Biology, Natural Selection

16.

Demography and the Tragedy of the Commons

Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Vol. 23, No. 1, p. 32-39, January 2010
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 16 Dec 2011
Steven A. Frank
University of California, Irvine
Downloads 4 (495,846)

Abstract:

social evolution, group selection, kin selection, life history

17.

Universal Expressions of Population Change by the Price Equation: Natural Selection, Information, and Maximum Entropy Production

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2016
Steven A. Frank
University of California, Irvine
Downloads 0 (471,576)

Abstract:

Evolutionary theory, Fisher information, maximum entropy, thermodynamics