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Red Queen effect

Red Queen effect An evolutionary principle, first proposed by L. Van Valen, that much of the evolution of a lineage consists simply of keeping up with environmental changes (mainly, tracking a deteriorating environment), rather than occupying or adapting to new environments. The name is derived from the Red Queen, in Lewis Carroll's Alice Through the Looking-Glass, who had to run as fast as she could just to stay in the same place. See also ROMER's RULE.

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Red Queen effect

Red Queen effect An evolutionary principle, first proposed in 1973 by L. Van Valen, that much of the evolution of a lineage consists simply of keeping up with environmental changes (mainly tracking a deteriorating environment), rather than occupying or adapting to new environments. The name is derived from the Red Queen in Lewis Carroll'sThrough the Looking-Glass, who had to run as fast as she could just to stay in the same place. See also Romer's rule.

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