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
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..View full abstract
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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].