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Evolution of conditional dispersal: evolutionarily stable strategies in spatial models.
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PMID:  23412664     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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We consider a two-species competition model in which the species have the same population dynamics but different dispersal strategies. Both species disperse by a combination of random diffusion and advection along environmental gradients, with the same random dispersal rates but different advection coefficients. Regarding these advection coefficients as movement strategies of the species, we investigate their course of evolution. By applying invasion analysis we find that if the spatial environmental variation is less than a critical value, there is a unique evolutionarily singular strategy, which is also evolutionarily stable. If the spatial environmental variation exceeds the critical value, there can be three or more evolutionarily singular strategies, one of which is not evolutionarily stable. Our results suggest that the evolution of conditional dispersal of organisms depends upon the spatial heterogeneity of the environment in a subtle way.
Authors:
King-Yeung Lam; Yuan Lou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of mathematical biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1416     ISO Abbreviation:  J Math Biol     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7502105     Medline TA:  J Math Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA, lam.184@osu.edu.
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