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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Can possible evolutionary outcomes be determined directly from the population dynamics?
Author(s): Hoyle, Andrew
Bowers, Roger
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Keywords: Adaptive dynamics
trade-off and invasion plot
invasion boundaries
evolutionary branching
Issue Date: Dec-2008
Date Deposited: 3-Aug-2016
Citation: Hoyle A & Bowers R (2008) Can possible evolutionary outcomes be determined directly from the population dynamics?. Theoretical Population Biology, 74 (4), pp. 311-323.
Abstract: Traditionally, to determine the possible evolutionary behaviour of an ecological system using adaptive dynamics, it is necessary to calculate the fitness and its derivatives at a singular point. We investigate the claim that the possible evolutionary behaviour can be predicted directly from the population dynamics, without the need for calculation, by applying three criteria - one based on the form of the density dependent rates and two on the role played by the evolving parameters. Taking a general continuous time model, with broad ecological range, we show that the claim is true. Initially, we assume that individuals enter in class 1 and move through population classes sequentially; later we relax these assumptions and find that the criteria still apply. However, when we consider models where the evolving parameters appear non-linearly in the dynamics, we find some aspects of the criteria fail; useful but weaker results on possible evolutionary behaviour now apply.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.tpb.2008.09.002
Rights: Accepted refereed manuscript of: Hoyle A & Bowers R (2008) Can possible evolutionary outcomes be determined directly from the population dynamics?, Theoretical Population Biology, 74 (4), pp. 311-323. DOI: 10.1016/j.tpb.2008.09.002 © 2008, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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