Math Biology Seminar: Matthew Miles Osmond
- Date: 11/28/2013
- Time: 15:00
University of British Columbia
Using adaptive dynamics to predict evolution and extinction in changing environments
Populations exposed to changing environments must adapt to persist. Here we ask which factors determine a population's ability to persist in changing environments through genetic adaptation. We investigate the adaptive response to both a gradual, directional change in the environment and a sudden, sustained shift. Throughout, we use the canonical equation of adaptive dynamics, which allows us to derive analytical expressions while including ecological processes neglected in previous theory.
Location: ESB 2012