Presenter:  Dr Masato Yamamichi (UQ)

Classical studies tended to assume that evolution is slow enough to be neglected in community ecology theory of species coexistence. On the other hand, recent studies have revealed that rapid evolution (i.e., temporal changes in allele frequencies) is pervasive in the wild and may be an important factor for understanding species coexistence.

Here I introduce my recent studies on the effects of rapid evolution of sexual and social traits on coexistence (Yamamichi et al. 2020 Trends Ecol. Evol.) as well as fluctuation-dependent coexistence with rapid evolution (Yamamichi & Letten 2021 Ecol. Lett.). Finally, I discuss the implications of eco-evolutionary theory for understanding population extinction in conservation and management (Yamamichi & Miner 2015 Evol. Appl.; Cortez & Yamamichi 2019 Ecology).

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