Mathematical models in ecology and evolution

Collection Mathematical models in ecology and evolution

Organizer(s) Vincent Calvez, Florence Débarre, Jimmy Garnier and Amandine Véber
Date(s) 3/21/22 - 3/25/22
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The Eco-Evolutionary Maintenance of Genetic Variation

By Aliene MacPherson

A longstanding aim of evolutionary biology is to identify and characterize the processes that maintain genetic diversity counteracting its loss from directional selection and gene-tic drift. In 1949 JBS Haldane suggested that antagonistic coevolution should maintain variation due to its negative-frequency-dependent-like reciprocal natural selection. Here I will present some recent and ongoing work on testing the robustness of this component of the Red Queen Hypothesis. Specifically, I will examine if and how interactions bet-ween three ecological processes (species interactions, habitat structure, and population dynamics) impact the evolution of genetic diversity. In doing so I will highlight important overarching principles and practices of eco-evolutionary modelling.

Information about the video

  • Date of recording 3/25/22
  • Date of publication 6/24/22
  • Institution IHP
  • Language English
  • Audience Researchers
  • Format MP4

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