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).

About Mathematical biology seminars

We present regular seminars on diverse topics in mathematical biology. The seminars often show how dynamical systems, probability, or other mathematical techniques help us understand and manage biological systems, from microscopic cells to the world's largest ecosystems.

All are welcome, and past audiences have been diverse. The majority of the audience is made up of applied mathematicians, but pure mathematicians, biologists, and other scientists often attend as well.

Talks should be pitched at a level such that HDR students in mathematics and quantitative biology are able to understand the content.

These seminars are held at various times throughout the year.


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