Math Biology Seminar: Matthew Miles Osmond

  • Date: 11/28/2013
  • Time: 15:00
Matthew Miles Osmond, UBC

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.

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Location: ESB 2012