Journal article

Evolutionary dynamics of phenotype-structured populations: from individual-level mechanisms to population-level consequences

Rebecca H Chisholm, Tommaso Lorenzi, Laurent Desvillettes, Barry D Hughes

ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ANGEWANDTE MATHEMATIK UND PHYSIK | SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG | Published : 2016

Abstract

Epigenetic mechanisms are increasingly recognised as integral to the adaptation of species that face environmental changes. In particular, empirical work has provided important insights into the contribution of epigenetic mechanisms to the persistence of clonal species, from which a number of verbal explanations have emerged that are suited to logical testing by proof-of-concept mathematical models. Here, we present a stochastic agent-based model and a related deterministic integrodifferential equation model for the evolution of a phenotype-structured population composed of asexually-reproducing and competing organisms which are exposed to novel environmental conditions. This setting has rel..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by French National Research Agency through the ANR blanche project Kibord


Awarded by "ANR JC" project Modevol


Awarded by French National Research Agency


Awarded by Universite Sorbonne Paris Cite "Investissements d'Avenir"


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported in part by the Australian Research Council (DP140100339) and by the French National Research Agency through the ANR blanche project Kibord [ANR-13-BS01-0004] and the "ANR JC" project Modevol [ANR-13-JS01-0009]. TL was also supported in part by the Hadamard Mathematics Labex, backed by the Fondation Mathematique Jacques Hadamard, through a grant overseen by the French National Research Agency [ANR-11-LABX-0056-LMH]. LD was also supported in part by Universite Sorbonne Paris Cite "Investissements d'Avenir"[ANR-11-IDEX-0005].