Calculating Evolutionary Dynamics in Structured Populations

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Calculating Evolutionary Dynamics in Structured Populations

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dc.contributor.author Nathanson, Charles Gordon
dc.contributor.author Tarnita, Corina Elena
dc.contributor.author Nowak, Martin A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-12T13:46:06Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Nathanson Charles G., Corina E. Tarnita, and Martin A. Nowak. 2009. Calculating evolutionary dynamics in structured populations. PLoS Computational Biology 5(12): e1000615. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1553-734X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3892593
dc.description.abstract Evolution is shaping the world around us. At the core of every evolutionary process is a population of reproducing individuals. The outcome of an evolutionary process depends on population structure. Here we provide a general formula for calculating evolutionary dynamics in a wide class of structured populations. This class includes the recently introduced “games in phenotype space” and “evolutionary set theory.” There can be local interactions for determining the relative fitness of individuals, but we require global updating, which means all individuals compete uniformly for reproduction. We study the competition of two strategies in the context of an evolutionary game and determine which strategy is favored in the limit of weak selection. We derive an intuitive formula for the structure coefficient, σ, and provide a method for efficient numerical calculation. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Mathematics en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Organismic and Evolutionary Biology en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Public Library of Science en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000615 en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.ped.fas.harvard.edu/people/faculty/all_publications.html#2009 en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.title Calculating Evolutionary Dynamics in Structured Populations en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
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dc.relation.journal Plos Computational Biology en_US
dash.depositing.author Nowak, Martin A.
dc.date.available 2010-04-12T13:46:06Z

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