Spatial eco-evolutionary feedbacks mediate coexistence in prey-predator systems

  title={Spatial eco-evolutionary feedbacks mediate coexistence in prey-predator systems},
  author={Eduardo H. Colombo and Ricardo Mart{\'i}nez-Garc{\'i}a and Crist{\'o}bal L{\'o}pez and Emilio Hern{\'a}ndez‐Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
Eco-evolutionary frameworks can explain certain features of communities in which ecological and evolutionary processes occur over comparable timescales. Here, we investigate whether an evolutionary dynamics may interact with the spatial structure of a prey-predator community in which both species show limited mobility and predator perceptual ranges are subject to natural selection. In these conditions, our results unveil an eco-evolutionary feedback between species spatial mixing and predators… 
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