Marwa Khater

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To study the evolutionary process and the emergence of species, we have conceived an individual-based evolving predator-prey ecosystem simulation presented in (Gras, 2009). One major and unique contribution of this simulation is that it combines a behavioral, an evolutionary and a speciation mechanism. This is the only simulation modeling the fact that(More)
Biologists are interested in studying the relation between the genetic diversity of a population and its fitness. We adopt the notion of entropy as a measure of genetic diversity and correlate it with fitness of an evolutionary ecosystem simulation. EcoSim is a predator-prey individual based simulation which models co-evolving sexual individuals evolving in(More)
The complexity of behavioural interactions in predator-prey systems has recently begun to capture trait-effects, or non-lethal effects, of predators on prey via induced behavioural changes. Non-lethal predation effects play crucial roles in shaping population and community dynamics, particularly by inducing changes to foraging, movement and reproductive(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o The ecological effects of predator removal and its consequence on prey behavior have been investigated widely; however, predator removal can also cause contemporary evolution of prey resulting in prey genetic change. Here we tested the role of predator removal on the contemporary evolution of prey traits such as movement, reproduction(More)
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