Surprising Evolutionary Predictions from Enhanced Ecological Realism

Dieckmann U & Metz JAJ (2006). Surprising Evolutionary Predictions from Enhanced Ecological Realism. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-06-037

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Abstract

A focus on the eco-evolutionary feedback continually operating between a populations evolution and its environment helps to appreciate the generality of ESS theory. Here we illustrate, through a sequence of four examples, how respecting such feedback in the evolutionary dynamics of quantitative traits may result in qualitatively unexpected outcomes. Reviewing existing insights and complementing these with new results, we show (1) that evolutionary matrix games are fundamentally degenerate and allow a natural unfolding, (2) that selection-driven extinction may not be rare in nature, (3) that evolutionary epidemiology should not rely on R0 maximization, and (4) why the occurrence of Hardy-Weinberg proportions generically requires an evolutionary explanation.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Interim Report)
Research Programs: Evolution and Ecology (EEP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:39
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 01:42
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/8060

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