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September 29, 2021

2212 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

host: Germain Lab

Title: Rapid evolution promotes species coexistence via sexual interactions and temporal fluctuations

Abstract: How does rapid evolution promote species coexistence? Previous studies have focused on resource partitioning and the trade-off between intra- and interspecific competition, but I demonstrate the potential importance of rapid evolution in sexual interactions and coexistence via temporal fluctuations by using mathematical models. Our results indicate that eco-evolutionary dynamics may play a significant role especially in fluctuation-dependent coexistence (the storage effect and relative nonlinearity).

Biodiversity Research Seminar Series (BRS)

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