Evolution of pathogen virulence under selective predation: a construction method to find eco-evolutionary cycles.


We investigate eco-evolutionary cycles in the joint dynamics of pathogen virulence and predator population density when hosts carrying virulent infections are exposed to increased risk of predation. We introduce a new technique to find trade-off functions under which the model exhibits limit cycles; this technique provides a constructive proof that the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.05.023